3 Unique Ways to Spend Your Saturdays in November 

This November Yorktown is offering three special events that antique lovers, amateur chefs, and wannabe pirates are sure to enjoy!

York County Vintage Market 

Saturday, November 5 
(Rain date: Sunday, November 6)
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
McReynolds Athletic Complex

In the market for chic antiques? Vendors at York County’s Vintage Market will be selling arts and crafts, repurposed items, clothing, toys, collectibles, jewelry, wood art, and more. Live entertainment and food trucks will also be around to add to the jovial ambiance.

Yorktown’s Maritime Festival

Saturday, November 12
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Riverwalk Landing

Pirates “ARRRR” going to invade the waterfront to teach curious kids about seafaring life. Join the buccaneers for a live sea shanties singalong on the Riverwalk Landing Stage. Kids can also make crafts for their “mateys” or get their face painted. 

Other activities include:

  • Learn about local historical organizations or view workboat displays during the History Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Freight Shed. 
  • Meet Larry Chowning, author of 11 boat-related books including Deadrise and Cross-planked, also in the Freight Shed. 
  • Cruise over to the Riverwalk Landing Piers for workboat displays and tours. 
  • Observe blacksmith and colonial reenactments throughout the day. 
  • Watch the Fifes and Drums of York Town perform at 10 a.m. 

Continue to “seas” the day by sampling some of the best seafood in the area, including oysters, lobster rolls, and shrimp. Guests can also shop for nautical-inspired art and jewelry.

Harvest Festival

Saturday, November 19
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Riverwalk Landing

Our Harvest Festival is a family affair! Kids young and old will enjoy this autumn extravaganza, which features a live animal show, petting zoo, log carving demonstration, balloon art, inflatable axe throwing, and a pie eating contest.

Market vendors will be selling the traditional foods you need to make your Thanksgiving a tasteful and unforgettable event. Snatch holiday meal staples like turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, cornbread, dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie.

Local jewelry makers, painters, and photographers will also be displaying (and selling) their holiday handiwork.

Enjoy bluegrass music from Ralph Motley and the Last Minute Grass or catch the Fifes and Drums of York Town. The Virginia Living Museum will present the live animal show inside the Freight Shed at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Worried about parking? Don’t be! There are several lots located throughout Historic Yorktown, with the most coveted (and quickly snagged) spots inside the two-level parking terrace on Water Street. We suggest you consider parking on the outskirts of town, up at the Courthouse, or County Admin Building, and then riding the free Yorktown Trolley down the hill. The Trolley runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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maritime market
Owl from the Virginia Living Museum
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