Tired of being cooped up inside? Bundle up and head out to Yorktown’s winter markets! On select Saturdays in January, February, and March, vendors and artists will line the Historic Yorktown waterfront, selling products grown, produced, and crafted locally. Visitors can enjoy a steaming cup of hot coffee or hearty soup as they shop for eggs, meats, and seasonal products offered for sale. Other vendors will provide an array of baked goods; homemade candles and soaps; gourmet chocolates; peanuts and brittle; dog treats; beautiful local art (including jewelry and woodwork); and so much more!
Our three winter markets were so popular and well-attended last year that we decided to add a fourth one in 2022! The four winter markets this year are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on January 29, February 12 (Valentine’s Day Market), February 26, and March 12 (St. Patrick’s Day Market) with a special performance from the Fifes and Drums of York Town at 11 a.m. for each event.
COVID-19 safety procedures remain in place to help keep customers and vendors safe. The market will follow all state or local recommended pandemic safety protocols. Hand sanitizer stations will be available and anyone with symptoms or known exposure to COVID-19 in the previous 14 days should not attend the event.
The official weekly Market Days season begins April 9 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. with the Go Green Market, which promotes environmental sustainability. Throughout the 2022 season, several themed markets with extended hours are planned to appeal to niche groups within the community—from pirate enthusiasts to pet lovers!
2022 Themed Markets
April 9: Go Green Market (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
April 16: Sister Cities French Market (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
April 23: Pirate Invasion Market (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
May 14: Vintage Market (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
July 16: Fun in the Sun Market (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
August 6: National Farmers Market Week (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
September 10: First Responders Market (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
October 8: Fall Festival (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
October 29: Paws at the River (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
November 12: Maritime Festival (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
November 19: Harvest Festival (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
December 10: Mistletoe Market (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Beginning with the April 9 market, Yorktown Market Days will run every Saturday through the end of October, rain or shine, with the exception of May 7 and October 1. Once the regular weekly season ends, there will be additional extended markets that include special seafood vendors, Thanksgiving foods, visits from Santa and plenty of unique shopping opportunities!
Free parking is available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, and other designated public parking lots. The complimentary, wheelchair accessible Yorktown Trolley will also be available for the markets with several convenient stops throughout town.
Come see why we were voted Best Farmers Market in all of Hampton Roads for the second year in a row by the readers of Coastal Virginia Magazine.
Special thanks to this year’s sponsors State Farm Agent Mark Irwin, Langley Federal Credit Union, Parks Orthodontics, Amory Funeral Home and Fox Pest Control. Yorktown Market Days is presented by York County and the Riverwalk Landing Business Association.
Additional Event Info:
- York County Tourism Development: (757) 890-5900
- Website: www.yorktownmarketdays.com
- Facebook: Visit Yorktown & Yorktown Market Days
- Instagram & Twitter: Visit Yorktown #visityorktown #york757 #lovemymarket