The second week in August is designated every summer to recognize the impact farmers markets across the country have on their communities—by preserving farmland through economic viability and encouraging engagement between neighbors.
Yorktown’s award-winning weekly market and waterfront location make it one of the most unique farmers markets in Hampton Roads. It is a one-stop shop for seasonal produce; farm meats and seafood; fresh poultry and eggs; artisan bread and made-from-scratch desserts; honey, jams, and sauces; flowers, plants, and herbs; coffee, tea, fresh-pressed juices, and wine; unique local art; and even gourmet dog treats!
More than 40 local vendors set up their tables along the beautiful York River during this special market. The Fifes and Drums of York Town perform on the Riverwalk Landing performance stage at 10 a.m. on August 6 to kick off Farmers Market Week, and there will be an acoustical harmony performance by Audio Portrait from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join us for kids’ activities including hula hoops and corn hole, and don’t forget to stop by the Yorktown Market Days information booth to pick up free “I Love Farmers Markets” temporary tattoos, stickers, and coloring sheets for the kids.
Yorktown Market Days has been serving the community for 15 years and has grown to include 34 Saturday markets in the 2022 season. There are still many themed markets to look forward to during the fall and holiday season for free family fun. Mark your calendars for the First Responders Market, Fall Festival, Maritime Festival, Paws at the River, Harvest Festival, and Mistletoe Market. Dates and details can be found at www.yorktownmarketdays.com.
There is no charge to attend the market and it is held rain or shine. Free parking is available in several designated public parking lots throughout Historic Yorktown and the complimentary, wheelchair-accessible, Yorktown Trolley runs from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with several convenient stops throughout Historic Yorktown. While most vendors accept credit cards, some only take cash. ATMs are conveniently located at Ben & Jerry’s and the Yorktown Pub.
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Yorktown Market Days is presented by York County and the Riverwalk Landing Business Association. Special thanks to the 2022 Barn Raising Sponsor State Farm Agent Mark Irwin and Cultivator Sponsor Langley Federal Credit Union. Additional recognition goes to Harvester Sponsor Amory Funeral Home for entertainment, Seed Sower Sponsor Parks Orthodontics for providing kid-friendly activities, and Friend of the Market Sponsor Fox Pest Control.