Saturday, November 16, 2019
9 am – 3 pm
Update: Yes, there’s a coastal storm blowing through tomorrow. But our Harvest Festival is a GO. That’s right. The show will go on… inside the Water Street Parking Terrace where it’s nice and dry.
We’ll have all your Thanksgiving favorites for sale—turkeys, pies, cranberry sauce, caramel apples, kettle corn, pumpkin brownies, and so much more! Plus, beautiful handcrafted pieces from local artists which make thoughtful holiday gifts for friends, family, and coworkers.
Grab a slice of pizza from Papa Murphy’s or a hot dog from Boyd’s Tasty Dogs on your way across the street to the Freight Shed. Warm up in the heat and enjoy a live animal show with The Virginia Living Museum at 11 a.m. Plus arts and crafts, a balloon twister, and kisses from Piggie Smalls! The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will also be inside to share fun historical facts about their holiday program – Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia.
It’s a pre-Thanksgiving cornucopia of fun during Yorktown’s annual Harvest Festival. On November 16—be sure to head down to Riverwalk Landing to shop for turkeys; indulge in seasonal treats; pre-order holiday meal items; and purchase unique pieces of art from local artists. More than 50 vendors participate in this special November market. Visitors will find seasonal fruits and vegetables; meats and poultry; farm milk and eggs; homemade breads and baked goods; kettle corn and flavored popcorn; gourmet dog treats; handmade pretzels and potato chips; and so much more.
Enjoy free kids activities including a Virginia Living Animal show inside the Freight Shed at 11 a.m. sponsored by the Riverwalk Landing Business Association. Behind the Freight Shed, you’ll find a kids fall make-and-take craft as well as a balloon artist. Don’t miss the pie eating contest at 1 p.m. brought to you by Carrot Tree! Plus, the Fifes and Drums of York Town will play at 10 a.m. followed by music from Ralph Motley and the Last Minute Grass (Bluegrass).
Yorktown Market Days is always rain or shine and there is no charge for the market. When it rains, the vendors and artists move into the lower level of the parking terrace. The extra activities, however, may be canceled due to inclement weather, and will not be rescheduled. Visitors are encouraged to follow Visit Yorktown’s social media accounts for all event-related changes and announcements.
Free parking is available in several designated areas throughout Historic Yorktown. While most vendors accept credit cards, some only take cash. ATMs are conveniently located at Ben & Jerry’s and Yorktown Pub.