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Yorktown Will be Alive with Activity this Weekend! 


In addition to Saturday morning's Yorktown Market Days from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. featuring all your seasonal favorites and Sunday's Art Stroll from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. showcasing the work of amazing local artists in the Freight Shed and along the Riverwalk - there are two major 2-day events taking place you don't want to miss. Even better? Both are free for you and your family!

Yorktown is FULL of Activity this Weekend!

Just follow the sound of music to the Watermen's Museum's annual Folk Festival! More than 25 groups and soloists will perform Saturday and Sunday on the two large stages as well as the small performance area on the beach next to the Museum. The lineup includes Bob and Jeannie Zentz; John Ashby; Betty Sobash; Bennie and Kathy Nelson; Charles Perry; LCV Project; Fiddler's Green; Clan MacCool; Mark Mason; Winsome; Joe's Day Off; Baxter Hardinge; Ever Moore; Scrapper T Duo; Danaka; Joe Kaplenk; Jerry Sowers; Mingo; Stephen Cristofff; Two if by Sea; Tidewater Show Band; Peninsula Ukulele Players; Accordions Rule; Audio Portrait; Kountry Kickers; Rose and Sword Dance Academy; and the Drunken Weasels.

This festival is sponsored by the York County Arts Commission, WestRock Paper Mill, and local businesses. The music starts Saturday at 10 a.m. and again on Sunday at noon. Be sure to bring your appetites! Food and drinks will also be for sale. Daytime performances are free and open to the public. The evening concerts which run from 6-9 are $10 each.

Before the Siege

During Before the Siege, Colonial National Historical Park invites you to experience the historic village of Yorktown as it might have appeared in 1781 under the occupation of British forces. Re-enactors portraying soldiers, local townspeople, loyalists, and British sailors will once again occupy Yorktown to give you a glimpse into its Revolutionary past. Lord Cornwallis, his Britannic Majesty's commander in the southern colonies, and his army of 8,000+ called Yorktown home from early August 1781 until the British surrendered two-and-a-half months later on the 19th of October. Walk throughout Main Street to witness ironworking, leatherworking, British tactical demonstrations (including musketry and cannon), and an accurate portrayal of soldier and civilian life during the occupation. Look for artillery at the Yorktown Battlefield on Saturday at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15. Click here to learn more!

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