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York County is Brimming with Events in October

Yorktown has an action packed October with something to interest a variety of tastes. (WYDaily File Photo)

YORK COUNTY — As autumn brings cooler weather, York County has packed it schedule with events. From history to music to farmers markets and festivals to suit a wide variety of tastes.

Below is a round-up of some of the great events happening around Yorktown:

Yorktown Wine Festival 2021

 Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water Street

  • Saturday Oct. 2.
  • 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tickets – $30 per person if bought in advance. $35 at the door.

This ticketed event opens the public up to a vast selection of wine from Virginia and beyond. For the first time at this annual festival, spirits will also be available for tasting.

Yorktown Art Exhibit Featuring Historian Chris Bonin

The Gallery at York Hall, 301 Main Street.

  • Through October
  • Tuesdays to Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Free

An exhibit featuring the work of local author, historian, and artist Chris Bonin.

Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series

Riverwalk Landing, 331 Water Street

Yorktown’s concert series features local favorites who play a little bit of everything — jazz, big band, and country. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Monthly Folk Jam

Watermen’s Museum, 309 Water Street

  • Wednesday Oct. 13.
  • 5:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Free

Join the Museum’s own folk group, ShantyGrass and other music lovers in this monthly jam session.

Victory at Yorktown Weekend

Watermen’s Museum, 309 Water Street

  • Saturday, Oct. 16 to Sunday, Oct. 17.
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

Come celebrate the 240th anniversary of America’s victory at Yorktown. The weekend will feature living history, naval battles, cannon demonstrations, folk music, and dance. Vendors will be on hand selling arts and crafts as well as activities for families with children.

Yorktown Day

Watermen’s Museum, 309 Water Street

  • Oct. 19. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free

Due to concerns regarding the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the annual parade, dinner, and reception luncheon have been canceled for 2021.

The French wreath-laying ceremonies at the French Cemetery and at the Yorktown French Memorial, along with the patriotic wreath-laying ceremony at the Victory Monument, will be held during a private ceremony.

There will be exhibits open to the public at the Freight Shed 331 Water Street, York Hall 301 Main Street, and the Watermen’s Museum. There will also be book signings and live music at York Hall.

Special tours are being offered by Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters.


Riverwalk Landing, 331 Water Street

  • Sunday, Oct. 24.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • $80 VIP (pre-sale only); $25 Early Bird; $35 At the Door; $5 Non-Alcoholic; Kids 10 and Under Free
  • To purchase tickets, go to the Yorktoberfest website.

More than 30 beers and ciders will be on hand for unlimited sampling.

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