Barbara Meier Stained Glass snowflakes

Introducing NEW Winter Markets!

For the first time, our award-winning farmers market will take place on select Saturdays in January, February, and March. Bundle up and come down to the waterfront to shop for locally grown, produced, and crafted products. Select vendors will be offering pre-order options. Please follow Yorktown Market Days on Facebook to learn details closer to each event. The dates are Jan. 30, Feb. 13 & March 6 with later starting and ending times. Each of these Saturday markets will run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We know the weather is unpredictable year-round so in the case of inclement weather, just as during the regular season, the market will move into the lower level of the Water Street Parking Terrace.

Regular Season
Every Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Mid-April through October (except May 1, July 3 & Oct. 2)

Our waterfront farmers market is one of the most unique in Hampton Roads—offering spectacular views of the York River, food trucks, and a variety of vendors and artists! 

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. Talk to farmers, ranchers, watermen, and food entrepreneurs to learn their techniques for growing, catching, and maintaining the highest quality products to offer you and your family. 

Into the holiday months, you’ll find several extended markets with fun family-friendly activities! 

Save the Dates for Our Special Themed Markets

April 10: Go Green Market
April 24: Pirate Invasion Market
May 8: Wellness Market
August 7: National Farmers Market Week
October 9: Fall Market
October 16: First Responders Market
October 30: Paws at the River
November 13: Maritime Market
November 20: Harvest Market
December 11: Mistletoe Market

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

During the 2020 season, we took 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 were required to wear face coverings when interacting with customers who were less than 6 feet away. Hand sanitizer stations were set up as you entered, and signs were posted 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, was permitted to shop at the market.

We are still unsure what the 2021 season will look like but do have these guidelines and best practices in place should they be necessary again in the name of public safety.

COVID Market Signs

We 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. 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.

SNAP logo

What can SNAP buy? https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/eligible-food-items

Am I eligible for SNAP? Find out here

Chef Demonstration with Chef K Cooking!

Apply to Be a Vendor or Artist

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. 

Once you have been approved, please complete the application that corresponds with your type of business.

2021 Vendor Application and Policies (PDF)

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 our market manager on eligibility status prior to submitting an application and vendor fee.

2021 Artist Application and Policies (PDF)

Complete this application if you have original art, jewelry, pencil, oils, acrylics, clay, sculpture, watercolors, photography, or similar products. Crafts are not permitted.

Lil Alberta
Terra Aqua Dynamics

Parking for the Market

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 in the spring through fall.

2021 Trolley Hours

March 26 - May 27 (Daily) - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 28 - September 6 (Daily) - 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
September 7 - November 21 (Daily) - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 26 - December 26 (Fri, Sat & Sun only) - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Trolley at Riverwalk Landing

Thank You to Our Sponsors

We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the 2020 Yorktown Cultivator Sponsors:

State Farm Agent Mark Irwin & Langley Federal Credit Union

Mark Irwin State Farm LOGO
 Langley Federal Credit Union Logo

Harvester Sponsor: Amory Funeral Home | Seed Sower Activities Sponsor: Parks Orthodontics