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Yorktown Market Days

Yorktown Market Days extends its hours for the final three Saturdays in October, to include the Fall Festival, Yorktown Day Market, and Paws at the River!


More than 50 vendors and artists are participating in these themed markets where shoppers will find seasonal fruits and vegetables; fresh poultry; farm-fresh milk and eggs; homemade breads and baked goods; nitro brew coffee and raw juices; handmade soaps and candles; pretzels; and so much more! Artists will sell painted gourds, photos, paintings, jewelry, stained glass, and personalized caricatures.



Fall Festival

Saturday, October 12

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The Community is invited to the waterfront to celebrate autumn with free fun for the whole family. Take advantage of face painting and other children’s activities, including hayrides, a hay maze, inflatables, alpacas, pumpkin painting, games, and fun family photo opportunities. Visitors of all ages are invited to guess the weight of a massive pumpkin for fun prizes donated by participating farmers market vendors! Speaking of seasonal favorites—vendors will be set up selling not just pumpkins, but gourds, mums, kettle corn, and caramel apples. Live entertainment includes a chef cooking demonstration from Grunow’s Kitchen. A Taste of Love with Jan and Bart will provide music while visitors shop.  And the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown perform at 10 a.m.


Yorktown Day Market

Saturday, October 19

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


October 19 is an important day in America’s history. And this year, October 19 is a Saturday.  The entire town will be filled with special programs and activities to celebrate the Victory at Yorktown.  Salute during the parade down Main Street, cheer for the cannons and performances on the Battlefield, and interact with Revolutionary War reenactors at the American Revolutionary Museum at Yorktown.  The market extends its hours to give visitors more time to shop their favorite vendors, artists, and food trucks. Enjoy live entertainment from local favorite Phil Poteat as well as a special performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town at 10 a.m.  Visit the York County Tourism Development Office’s website for a full list of Yorktown Day events.


Paws at the River

Saturday, October 26

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Say goodbye to the Dog Days of Summer and hello to the Dog Days of Fall! While Yorktown Market Days is pet-friendly all year, Paws at the River is an annual tradition that helps to raise awareness about local animal rescue groups and organizations. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their pups to enjoy limited free samples from FiDough Gourmet Dog Treats (with products available for purchase), get a professional picture or caricature with their pup, and march in Yorktown’s first-ever Halloween Pet Parade. The parade starts at 10 a.m. with participants asked to gather near the Freight Shed prior to the event. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative costumes. Robbie Kerns and Clayton Ware provide acoustical rock and blues for the day.


            Free parking for special events is available in several lots throughout Historic Yorktown, including the two-tier parking terrace on Water Street.  The free Yorktown Trolley runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

            Yorktown Market Days is always held rain or shine. The vendors and artists will move into the lower level of the parking terrace in the case of inclement weather.  The extra activities, however, may be cancelled and will not be rescheduled.  Visitors are encouraged to follow Visit Yorktown’s social media accounts for all event-related changes and announcements.


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