Yorktown’s Maritime Market on Sat., November 14, 2020
November 14, 2020
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Purchase some of the best seafood in the area from favorites like Shore Bites, Coastal Thirst, Salty Bottom Blues Oyster Farm, and Kathi’s Clam Chowder.
Pirates will once again invade the waterfront for this year’s Maritime Market. Loose Cannon Company will set up a Pirate Encampment in the green area in front of the Riverwalk Landing fountain to talk to folks of all ages about seafaring life.
The Fifes & Drums of York Town will perform at 10 a.m. followed by live sea shanties and maritime music from Clan MacCool Band on the Riverwalk Landing Concert Stage.
The steps of the Freight Shed will serve as the starting location of a re-enactment of the 1774 Yorktown Tea Party around noon. Join in a rousing protest of “No More Taxation!” before marching to the Riverwalk Landing Pier and throwing tea into the York River. (Eye patches are optional; face masks are not. Please remember to also social distance.)
Inside the Freight Shed, a special Maritime Heritage Fair will take place from 9 to 2. This temporary exhibit is sponsored by the York County Historical Museum and the Watermen’s Museum and features the history of the USS Yorktown.
Visitors can also catch a blacksmith in action and enjoy other fun demos!
It’s going to be an exciting day to pay tribute to Virginia’s history and heritage by honoring, celebrating, and preserving the proud traditions of the men and women who have made a living for centuries on the Chesapeake Bay and its estuaries, including the York River.
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.