This market salutes the firefighters, sheriff's deputies, 911 and emergency communications dispatchers, public works officials, and other first responders who protect the community every day. Stop by the First Responders Market and let them know how much they are appreciated. Vendors and artists will give discounts to first responders who shop at the market.
Several emergency vehicles and officials will be on-site to educate the public and answer questions. York County Fire & Life Safety will bring its ladder truck. The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office will have a patrol car, crime prevention trailer, DARE tent, motorcycles, and its K-9 unit. Public Works’ large Vactor Truck, which is used to handle large-scale liquid and sludge clean-up in emergencies, will also be parked at the event.
Saturday, October 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
During the Fall Festival, guests will have the opportunity to purchase seasonal “gourd-ous” and tasty treats like pumpkins, apples, mums, and kettle corn. Visitors can participate in several family-oriented activities: a hayride, face painting, a hay maze, a petting zoo featuring miniature animals, and pumpkin painting.
Guests of all ages can take the Guess the Weight of the Giant Pumpkin challenge. Submit your estimate on the morning of the market on Visit Yorktown’s Facebook page. The first to guess, or get the closest without going over, will receive a basket filled with market favorites. The Carrot Tree, located in Riverwalk Landing, will be selling its famous caramel apples and apple cider. The Fifes and Drums of York Town performs at 10 a.m.
Paws at the River
Saturday, October 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.