2023 Festival is a Wrap!

    This year's festival wrapped up the year long celebration of Ava Gardner's 100th birthday. Thank you to all the visitors, sponsors, staff and board for all the many hours of volunteer time to make it all come together. Stayed tuned to our social media channels to hear what's in store for 2024!!!


    Show Boat cast starring Ava Gardner, early 1950s.





    Logo for the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield, NC.




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