In the Loop

Yorktown's Fall Festival Will Feature Everything You Love About Autumn in Virginia!

Fall Festival Pumpkins

Is anyone else excited about cooler temperatures, changing leaves, pumpkins, and kettle corn? (Takes break from typing to emphatically wave hand in the air!) Well, mark your calendars. Yorktown Market Days will celebrate autumn with its annual Fall Festival on October 14 with the beautiful York River as the backdrop for all the fun.

Fall Festival Children’s Crawl

The Market will have extended hours from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day and you'll find activities for the whole family including face painting, hayrides, and a hay maze; pumpkins, gourds, and mums; a chef cooking demonstration; and live musical entertainment!

Yorktown Fall Festival


Shop the Market Vendors and Local Artists - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hay Maze - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Find the perfect Pumpkins, Gourds and Mums - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Entertainment by Henley Fork (Bluegrass) - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chef Cooking Demonstration by Riverwalk Restaurant - 10:30 a.m.
Children's Inflatable Crawl & Activities - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hayrides - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Face Painting - 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fall Festival Honey Jars

All of the festivities are in addition to our regular (amazing) vendors who are out every Saturday selling seasonal fruits and vegetables; fresh seafood; eggs and poultry; beef, pork, and chicken; homemade breads and baked goods; organic and gluten-free products; handmade soaps and candles; jams and jellies; potted herbs and plants; and so much more! 

Fall Festival Mums Wilsons Farm

Artists will also be set up selling paintings, photography, jewelry, and stained glass. Help celebrate Fall Arts in the community and find some pretty unique holiday gifts at the same time!

Fall Stained Glass

Free parking is available in several public lots throughout Historic Yorktown, including the two-level garage on Water Street. The free Yorktown trolley runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. If you haven't already, be sure to follow our Fall Festival event on Facebook so you don't miss all our announcements leading up to the big event! And tag your pictures on the day of the event with #visityorktown and #fallinlovewithyorktown.

Special thanks to TSP Lawns & Landscapes and Yorktown Feed Seed ‘N More for generously donating their labor and materials for this year’s hay maze! It's always a crowd favorite, especially with the younger kids. And thank you also to the Market's 2017 Founding Sponsor 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union, and Farm Bureau Insurance. Yorktown Market Days is presented by York County and the Riverwalk Landing Business Association.

Blogger: Jessica A. Wauhop

Jessica Wauhop Blogger

Jessica is the marketing & event specialist for the York County Tourism Development Office. The Emmy-award winning writer has experience in television news producing, photography, and content marketing. She loves to inspire others to #visityorktown by sharing beautiful pictures and telling engaging stories. She's also excited to keep you "In the Loop" about everything happening in our historic waterfront town, not just here on the blog but on our new Visit Yorktown social media accounts.

Jessica is a die-hard Hokie and she and her husband (a York County native), are happy to call Seaford home. When she isn't writing or posting to Instagram, you'll find her out exploring Hampton Roads with their three pups! Have a blog idea you'd like her to consider? Email her!