Our waterfront farmers market is one of the most unique in Hampton Roads—offering spectacular views of the York River; live music every week; food trucks; chef cooking demonstrations; and a variety of vendors and artists! This year, the season starts mid-April, and you can enjoy weekly markets through the end of October.
Every Saturday (Apr. 14 - Oct. 27), from 8 a.m. to noon, you’ll discover something new! Shop for seasonal produce; fresh seafood; meats; breads; handmade soaps and candles; honey; gourmet dog treats; and a beautiful display of work from local artists and artisans. Talk to farmers, ranchers, watermen, and food entrepreneurs face-to-face to learn about their techniques for growing, catching, and maintaining the highest quality products to offer you and your family. (Exceptions: May 5 & Oct. 6)
Below is a sneak peek at the planned themed markets. Some of them include extended hours!
April 21: Sister Cities French Market (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
May 12: Fitness Market (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Aug. 11: National Farmers Market ( 8 am - 12 pm)
Sept. 8: Pet Day (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Oct. 13: Fall Festival (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Nov. 10: Harvest Festival (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Nov. 17: Holiday Open House Weekend (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Dec. 8: Holiday Market & Toyland Parade (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Yorktown Market Days is excited to participate in the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help ensure all families in our community have access to fresh fruits, vegetables, and other healthy food options. Qualifying participants will be able to purchase special tokens with their SNAP-EBT cards they can then use at participating vendors.
In addition to SNAP-EBT cards, many vendors accept credit cards. However, some only take cash. ATMs are conveniently located at Ben & Jerry’s and Yorktown Pub.
What Can SNAP Buy?https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/eligible-food-items
Am I Eligible for SNAP?https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/eligibility
Want to join our amazing line-up of vendors or artists? The first step is to make sure your products are a good fit for Yorktown. We ask that all vendors and artists first reach out to our Market Manager and Artist Coordinator. Once you have been approved, we ask that you complete the application that corresponds with your type of business.
Complete this application if you have local produce, meat, seafood, baked goods, soaps/lotions, flowers, herbs or similar products. If you are a new vendor, please check with market manager on eligibility status prior to submitting application and vendor fee.
Complete this application if you have original art, jewelry, pencil, oils, acrylics, clay, sculpture, watercolors, photography or similar products. Crafts are not permitted.
Markets take place at Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown. Just put 331 Water Street into your GPS. There is no charge and they take place, rain or shine. Free parking is available in several designated areas throughout Historic Yorktown. The Yorktown Trolley, also free, runs daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. with extended summer hours.