Unless otherwise noted, all events are held at Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive, North Kingstown, R.I. Some events require registration in advance. Please phone the business office, 401-294-3521, for details.


May

Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3, 2015
Noon-4:00 p.m.

Come Celebrate the
Narragansett Culture!!

Opening Ceremony led by Dawn Duve,
Narragansett Elder, both days!

All day activities include:
  • Native Films, Native Art Vendors, Games, Music
  • Native cusine from Sly Fox Den food vendor
  • Storytelling by Paulla Dove Jennings, Thawn Harris and Loren Spears

Demonstrations of traditional food cooking, wampum carving, Quillwork, Fingerweaving, eastern woodland pottery, Flute performances, Make your own Beaded Necklace or Cornhusk Doll

Visit the Tomaquag Museum Exhibit Table!

And much, much more!

Admission: Adults $10; Children (6-12) $5; under 6 Free; Family admission cap $25 Active military and Senior discounted by $2
All donations greatfully accepted.


June

Saturday, June 20, 2015
(rain date June 21)
Noon-4:00 p.m.
Strawberry Festival


September

Fifth Annual Smith's Castle Open Golf Tournament
Monday, September 14, 2015
Registration 7:30 a.m.
Tee Off 8:30 a.m.
Scramble Format

At the North Kingstown Municipal Golf Course
Late lunch to follow
Call Bob Verdi at (401)294-8242
or Bob Stone at (401)885-4110


Saturday & Sunday, September 26 & 27, 2015
Noon to 4 pm
Smith's Castle Harvest Festival


Saturday 7, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
What's It Worth Appraisal Day
Have your item(s) appraised.


Christmas at the Castle

Saturday & Sunday, December 5 & 6, 2015
Noon to 4 pm


PAST EVENTS

Christmas at the Castle

This year's theme: "Peaceful, Easy Feeling
Christmas Customs of the 17th and 18th Centuries.

Saturday, December 6, 2014:
  • Noon - 4:00 - Father Christmas and Santa Clause
  • 1:00 - 2:00 - Sophie's Choice (children's musical group)
  • 2:30 - 3:30 - Brown University Madrigal Singers
  • Laura Paton Photography
  • 2:30 - South Kingstown High School Choral Group
Sunday, December 7, 2014:
  • Noon - 4:00- Father Christmas
  • 1:00 - 4:00 -D.A.R., dulcimer players
  • Sheila Reynolds, guitarist and the Beacon Pole Hill Chapter
  • 1:00 - 3:00 - Jubilate Bell Ringers (St. Luke's Bell Choir)
  • 1:30 - 2:30 The popular Santa Bob
Both Days:
  • Noon - 4:00 - Bob Chandler and his hurdy gurdy
  • Healey Farm - fresh wreaths and swags (local farm with locally grown Christmas decorations)
  • Complimentary warm cider and cookies
  • Bake sale
Admission: Members - free, Non-members - ages 13 and up - $6.00, 6-12 - $3.00, 5 and under - free.

Saturday 8, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
What's It Worth Appraisal Day

Have your item(s) appraised.
Daniel Buck Soules, a thirty year appraiser (also an independent appraiser for the PBS Antiques Road Show for over eleven years), will be at the Castle. Daniel will let you know if that family prized possession, you were never allowed to touch as a child, you could have touched. $10 for one item, $25 for three items. You may bring more than three items. (Members receive a one item appraised for free.)
To book a time slot, please contact: Smith's Castle's Office at:(401) 294-3521 or e-mail us at: smithscastle@earthlink.net


Saturday, October 4, 2014
(rain date Sunday, October 5th)
Noon to 4 pm
Smith's Castle Harvest Festival

Smith's Castle (a historical house museum built in 1678, An Individually Listed National Register Historic Building) will hold its Harvest Festival from noon to 4 pm. The grounds will come alive with music from the Jesse Liam Band performing noon to 2 pm. Catalysis will perform 2:15 to 4:15 pm.
The Festival also includes: tours of the Castle, quilting and spinning demonstrations, the Rhode Island Army National Guard's climbing wall (Must be 15 yrs. or older to climb), Vendors (farm products, fall decorations, jewelry, beautiful wool products, photography, etc.), Other booths (some with products to sell on site) include A Cabin in the Woods, B & D Fashions, Carolyn's Kitchen, Healy Farm, Incredible Threads, URI Master Gardiners, Paton Photography, RI Geneological Society, Samuel E. Perry Grist Mill, Silpada Jewelry, The Bead Lady, Usqueqpaugh Baking Co. LLC, Casey Farms with their petting animals and colonial games to play, John Austin (paranormal investigator) displaying examples of very interesting "encounters", food (home-made apple crisp, hot dogs, Jonny cakes, Hartley's Meat Pies, cider).

Come join the outdoor fun before the cold weather sets in. Adults: 13 yrs. and up $6; Children: 6 to 12 $3; Children 5 and under and Members FREE. Family cap: $15. The Castle is located at 55 Richard Smith Drive, off Post Road north of the State Police Barracks, in North Kingstown, RI.
For updates return here, call (401) 294-3521
or e-mail:
smithscastle@earthlink.net


Fourth Annual Smith's Castle Open Golf Tournament
Monday 15, 2014
Registration 7:30 a.m.
Tee Off 8:30 a.m.
Scramble Format

At the North Kingstown Municipal Golf Course
Late lunch to follow at Sonoma Bistro and Wine Bar on Post Road, NK.
View Registration Form
Printable version (set printer to portrait and 2-sided)
Call Bob Verdi at (401)294-8242
or Bob Stone at (401)885-4110


Saturday 14, 2014
(rain date June 15)
Noon-4:00 p.m.
Strawberry Festival

Savor Smith’s Castle’s celebrated strawberry shortcake and pay homage to the humble wild strawberry—a favorite of the early colonists and the native Narragansett.
Food - Popular homemade Strawberry Shortcake, hot dogs, soft drinks, Hartley's Meat Pies and more.
Entertainment - Dan Butterfield's Marionette Puppets, pony rides, Big Nazo Puppets, colonial games and farm animals to pet from Casey Farm and many vendors.
Admission: Members - free, Non-members - ages 13 and up - $7.00, 6-12 - $3.00, 5 and under free, Family Cap - $20.00


Saturday & Sunday, May 3 & 4, 2014
Noon-4:00 p.m.
Opening Weekend - Bridge to the Past

The 17th century era of the Cocumscussoc trading posts of Richard Smith and Roger Williams is recalled. Re-enactors and sutlers from around the region lend an air of authenticity to the festivities.


Saturday 25, 2014
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Cocumscussoc Association Annual Meeting
At the North Kingstown Free Library
100 Boone Street, North Kingstown, RI


Saturday 7 & Sunday 8, 2013
Noon-4:00 p.m.
Christmas at the Castle

This year's theme: The History of the Christmas Carol
The halls of Smith's Castle are decked in period fashion for a celebration of Christmas past.
Enjoy live Musical Entertainment from an earlier era.
  Saturday:
    Mary King, Sophie's Choice, Brown Madrigal Singers.
  Sunday:
    Jesse Liam, The Very Merry Dickens Carol,
    St. Luke's Jubilate Ringers Handbell.
Story reading/singing: Santa Bob & Father Christmas
Popular Docent's bake sale, Gift Shop, children's crafts
Complimentary cider and cookies
Bring your camera and catch a photo with Father Christmas and Santa Bob.
Adults 13 and up - $5, Children 6 to 12 - $2,
Members & Children under 6 - free


Saturday 2, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
What's It Worth Appraisal Day

Have your item(s) appraised by thirty year appraiser Daniel Buck Soules (also, an independent appraiser on the PBS Antiques Road Show over eleven years).
$10 per item, 3 items for $25
(Members receive a one item appraised for free )
For more information and to register for a time slot, contact: Smith's Castle's Office at:(401) 294-3521 or e-mail us at: smithscastle@earthlink.net


Saturday 19, 2013
(rain date October 20)
Noon-4:00 p.m.
Colonial Harvest Festival

Spend an autumn day on the banks of scenic Mill Cove at Smith's Castle savoring seasonal treats and experiencing 18th century life on an authentic South County plantation homestead. This community event will be filled with family fun, games, booths, displays, crafts, entertainment and food.
12:00 to 2:00 PM - Jesse Liam Band
12:00 to 12:45 PM - Bob "Silverbeard" Chandler
1:00 to 1:45 PM - Sing with B
2:00 to 4:00 PM - Catalysis

Jonnycakes by Samuel E. Perry Grist Mill (formerly Carpenter's Mill)
Hartley's Original Pork Pies
And our own homemade apple crisp, a delicious fall treat.
Admission is $6 for age 13+; $2 for children 6-12. and under 6 are free. And as always, Castle Members and children under 6 enter free. And plenty of free on-site parking.
for photos and more information click here or call 401-294-3521 or e-mail smithscastle@earthlink.net

Third Annual Smith's Castle Open Golf Tournament
Monday 9, 2013
Registration 7:30 a.m.
Tee Off 8:30 a.m.

At the North Kingstown Golf Course
Sponsorships, Registration form and more detail
Or call Bob Verdi at (401)294-8242
or Bob Stone at (401)885-4110


Saturday 15, 2013
(rain date June 16)
Noon-4:00 p.m.
Strawberry Festival

Savor Smith’s Castle’s celebrated strawberry shortcake and pay homage to the humble wild strawberry—a favorite of the early colonists and the native Narragansett. Enjoy a day filled with fun family entertainment.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013
6:30 p.m. at The North Kingston Free Library
Career of Att. Gen. Daniel Updike

He was the longest serving attorney general in Rhode Island history. He helped defend and expand Rhode Island’s boundaries. And he was a founder of the Rhode Island Bar and Newport’s Redwood Library. Yet, Daniel Updike’s name is unrecognized to most Rhode Islanders today, and his life work and many accomplishments have remained in the shadows. Dr. Catherine DeCesare of the University of Rhode Island has explored the vaults of the major archives of the state to uncover both the public and private case work of Daniel Updike (c1693-1757). On Wednesday, May 22, at 6:30pm, she will discuss Updike’s pervasive legal career and his contributions in bringing the colony of Rhode Island into the mainstream of the British Atlantic world.


Saturday & Sunday, May 4 - 5, 2013
Noon-4:00 p.m.
Opening Weekend - Bridge to the Past

The 17th century era of the Cocumscussoc trading posts of Richard Smith and Roger Williams is recalled. Re-enactors and sutlers from around the region lend an air of authenticity to the festivities.


Saturday 26, 2013
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Cocumscussoc Association Annual Meeting
At the North Kingstown Free Library
100 Boone Street, North Kingstown, RI


Saturday 1 & Sunday 2, 2012
Noon-4:00 p.m.
Christmas at the Castle

This year's theme: The History of the Christmas Tree
The halls of Smith's Castle are decked in period fashion for a celebration of Christmas past. Enjoy live music from an earlier era. Bring your camera and catch a photo with Father Christmas and Santa Bob.
Nibble on complimentary cookies and sip hot mulled cider.
Baked Sale table
Adults 13 and up - $5
Children 6 to 12 - $2
Members & Children under 6 - free


Saturday 3, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
What's It Worth? returns to Smith's Castle

Have your item(s) appraised by thirty year appraiser Daniel Buck Soules (also, an independent appraiser on the PBS Antiques Road Show over eleven years).
$10 per item,
3 item for maximum for $25 (Members receive a one item free appraisal)
For more information and to register for a time lot, contact: Smith's Castle's Office at:(401) 294-3521 or e-mail us at: smithscastle@earthlink.net


Saturday 13, 2012
(rain date October 14)
Noon-4:00 p.m.
Colonial Harvest Festival

Spend an autumn day on the banks of scenic Mill Cove at Smith's Castle savoring seasonal treats and experiencing 18th century life on an authentic South County plantation homestead. This community event will be filled with family fun, crafts, entertainment and food, including homemade apple crisp, a delicious fall treat.
Admission is $6 for age 13+; $2 for children 6-12, and under 6 are free. As always, Castle Members enter free. For more information, call 401-294-3521 or e-mail smithscastle@earthlink.net


Second Annual Smith's Castle Open Golf Tournament
Monday 17, 2012
Registration 7:30 a.m.
Tee Off 8:30 a.m.

At the North Kingstown Golf Course
Sponsorships, Registration form and more detail
Or call Bob Verdi at (401)294-8242
or Bob Stone at (401)885-4110