Harvest Festival at Yorktown Market Days
(Yorktown Farmers Market)
Saturday, November 21, 2020
9 am – 3 pm
Raders Quarter Farm is ready to help you plan your holiday meals. Rob will have fresh, local, pasture-raised turkeys as well as heritage whole hog sausage, bacon, and ham during the Harvest Market on November 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pick up seasonal treats like hot cocoa bombs from Taylor Made Chocolate and unique holiday pieces such as custom drawn ornaments from artist Celeste Draughn. More than 50 vendors and artists participate in this special extended market. Visitors will also find seasonal vegetables; fresh oysters; eggs; homemade baked goods; pumpkin and apple pies; raw juices, coffees, and teas; jams, jellies, and sauces; gourmet dog treats; handmade potato chips and chocolate covered peanuts; and so much more.
NEW this year – don’t miss the amazing live demo from Nature’s Wonderland Carving. James Miller will be carving logs live during the event to create beautiful works of art. He’ll be set up in the green area in front of the Water Street Grille Fountain. Though you shouldn’t have trouble finding him. Just follow the sound of his saw!
Inside the Freight Shed will be a socially distanced set-up for a live animal show with the Virginia Living Museum at 1 p.m. There will be limited seating and all adults are asked to wear face coverings inside the building as well as children who are old enough to do so.
There’s bound to be some knee slappin’, boot stompin’, and hand clappin’ with a live performance of bluegrass music from Ralph Motley!
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.
We are taking important precautions to keep our customers and vendors safe amidst COVID-19 concerns, including required spacing between vendors and a setup to avoid congestion in typically high-traffic areas. All vendors and staff are required to wear face coverings when interacting with customers who are less than 6 feet away. Hand sanitizer stations will be set up as you enter, as well as signs stating that no one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted to shop at the market.
Yorktown Market Days waterfront farmers market is one of the most unique in Hampton Roads—offering spectacular views of the York River, fresh, local food to shop, and a variety of vendors! There’s nothing like a Saturday morning in Yorktown!
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. While most vendors accept credit cards, some only take cash. There are ATMs conveniently located at Ben & Jerry’s and Yorktown Pub.
Want to see delicious pictures from their vendors? Check their FB page to see who will be there each Saturday!
Next Themed Market:
The Yorktown Farmers’ Market was voted Best Farmers Market in Hampton Roads and it runs Every Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (till October 31). Good news, originally there was not going to be a Market on Oct. 3 but one has recently been added!
Markets are rain or shine because they can move into the large parking garage at the river front. During the regular season, and even into the holiday months, you’ll find several extended markets with fun family-friendly themes! Themed markets are listed below – keep scrolling!
2020 SPECIAL FESTIVALS & MARKET DAYS
October 10: Fall Festival (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
October 17: First Responders Market (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
October 31: Paws at the River (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
November 14: Maritime Festival (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
November 21: Harvest Festival (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
December 12: Mistletoe Market (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Once the weekly season ends, there are three special holiday markets that include favorite Thanksgiving foods, visits from Santa, and plenty of shopping opportunities!
COVID-19 Safety Procedures
We are taking important precautions to keep our customers and vendors safe amidst COVID-19 concerns, including required spacing between vendors and a setup to avoid congestion in typically high-traffic areas. Vendors and staff who are engaging with customers are required to wear face coverings, and there will be no open sampling of any food. Hand sanitizer stations will be set up as you enter, as well as signs stating that no one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted to shop the market.
Many vendors plan to offer preorder, prepayment, and pickup options to minimize contact. Please reach out to individual businesses to communicate plans and make arrangements.
Location & Parking:
Just put 331 Water Street into your GPS. Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other designated public parking lots. The complimentary, wheelchair accessible Yorktown Trolley is available for this market, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with several convenient stops throughout town.
The 2020 season starts mid-April, and the market runs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m (except May 2, July 4) through the end of October. During the regular season, and even into the holiday months, you’ll find several extended markets with fun family-friendly themes! Check them out.
Yorktown Farmers Market Accept SNAP!
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. NEW this year, the market also participates in Virginia’s Fresh Match Program. SNAP customers get one dollar for every dollar they spend on fruits and vegetables. It’s easy! Just visit our information tent at the market to learn more.
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.