Join us for the return of the Ava Gardner Festival featuring new exhibits, free movies, heritage tours and more! For many years, the complexity of Ava as a movie star, wife, friend and advocate for civil rights is a story that truly has not been told. The new “Ava: My Real Story” exhibit will showcase Ava’s personal side which was known well by close friends and family – as a friend she was loyal, warm, and loving, as a business woman she was direct, independent, and humble.

Area hotels are offering special rates for visitors traveling to Smithfield for the weekend. Visit the website for more details.


Lynell Seabold

325 E Market Street
Smithfield , NC 287577

(919) 934-5830

Updated April 15, 2019

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