Festivals & Fairs

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Greater Williamsburg's fairs and festivals give visitors and residents the opportunity to celebrate craft beer, colonial history, nature, and more. During the summer come to the Butterfly Festival at the Botanical Garden and flutter around with over 200 butterflies. During the fall spend your mornings at Market Days where over 35 vendors come to sell fresh produce and other foods from 9 am to 1 pm. Beer lovers alike flock to Bier Fest at Busch Gardens, where they enjoy dozens of draft beers, flights, and live music. No matter the day, month or year you choose to visit, there's always an event happening in Williamsburg. 

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E.g., 09/19/2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Every Friday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 22 - October 29, 2017

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims.

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 29, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Every Friday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 22 - October 29, 2017

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 29, 2017
Riverwalk Landing
April 29, 2017, 8am - 12pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 20 - October 28, 2017, 8am - 12pm

A favorite event, Yorktown Market Days located on the Yorktown waterfront operates weekly on Saturdays 8 am to 12 pm with extended hours Oct. 14, Nov. 11 & 18, and Dec. 9 (No market May 6 & Oct 7).  Featuring over 35 local farmers, producers, vendors, and artists throughout the season, including a variety of homegrown favorites and local art.  Delicious food, exciting entertainment, beautiful and inspiring artwork, and a view beyond compare. Weekly live music entertainment.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Oct 28, 2017
Merchants Square
September 23, 2017, 8am - 12pm

Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market. Live music will be performed by So’lach from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Berret’s Seafood is at the Chefs Tent. Check website for available products and produce.

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Yankee Candle
September 23 - 24, 2017, 10am - 4pm

Join us for a weekend of fun for the whole family! - Returning favorites are B1G1 FREE! Search our classic fragrances only found here in the Village. - 40% off select fall tableware and decor!

Enjoy VA's Finest! Food sampling by Gunther's Gourmet Groceries, LLC, The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg, Blue Crab Bay Co. Specialty Foods Saturday will include live music by the Indigo Boys, face painting & balloon art by Ashley Pickin the Face Painter , raffles, and more!

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Every Friday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 22 - October 29, 2017

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 29, 2017
Riverwalk Landing
September 24, 2017, 11am - 6pm

This one-of-a-kind event will meld local businesses with artists and their work.  Enjoy a stroll through the town while each artist displays and sells their work in various shops and businesses in Yorktown, including Riverwalk Landing and the Freight Shed.  

Sunday, September 24, 2017 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
Friday, September 29, 2017
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Every Friday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 22 - October 29, 2017

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims.

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 29, 2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Every Friday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 22 - October 29, 2017

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 29, 2017
Riverwalk Landing
April 29, 2017, 8am - 12pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 20 - October 28, 2017, 8am - 12pm

A favorite event, Yorktown Market Days located on the Yorktown waterfront operates weekly on Saturdays 8 am to 12 pm with extended hours Oct. 14, Nov. 11 & 18, and Dec. 9 (No market May 6 & Oct 7).  Featuring over 35 local farmers, producers, vendors, and artists throughout the season, including a variety of homegrown favorites and local art.  Delicious food, exciting entertainment, beautiful and inspiring artwork, and a view beyond compare. Weekly live music entertainment.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Oct 28, 2017
Merchants Square
September 30, 2017, 8am - 12pm

Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market. Live music will be performed by Stephen Christoff from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Master Gardeners will hold an exhibit. Check website for available products and produce.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Jamestown Beach Event Park
September 30, 2017, 10am - 2pm

Do you know how long a great Atlantic Sturgeon can grow to be, what the original Jamestown Settlement looked like or how to calculate your water footprint?

Come find out and learn much, much more at this year's James RiverFest at Jamestown Beach Event Park in Williamsburg. Enjoy fun, hands-on educational activities for the whole family.

Free admission and free parking!

Saturday, September 30, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Sunday, October 01, 2017
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Every Friday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 22 - October 29, 2017

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 29, 2017
Friday, October 06, 2017
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Every Friday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 22 - October 29, 2017

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims.

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 29, 2017
Saturday, October 07, 2017
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Every Friday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 22 - October 29, 2017

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 29, 2017
Riverwalk Landing
April 29, 2017, 8am - 12pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 20 - October 28, 2017, 8am - 12pm

A favorite event, Yorktown Market Days located on the Yorktown waterfront operates weekly on Saturdays 8 am to 12 pm with extended hours Oct. 14, Nov. 11 & 18, and Dec. 9 (No market May 6 & Oct 7).  Featuring over 35 local farmers, producers, vendors, and artists throughout the season, including a variety of homegrown favorites and local art.  Delicious food, exciting entertainment, beautiful and inspiring artwork, and a view beyond compare. Weekly live music entertainment.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Oct 28, 2017
Merchants Square
October 7, 2017, 8am - 12pm

Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market. Live music will be performed by Flute Frenzy from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Wessex Hundred is at the Chefs Tent. Check website for available products and produce.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday, October 08, 2017
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Every Friday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 22 - October 29, 2017

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims.

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 29, 2017
2nd Sundays Williamsburg
Every Second Sunday. Repeats Monthly.
June 11 - December 10, 2017, 11am - 5pm

Williamsburg's almost year 'round Art, Music and Street Festival ( presented by Culture Fix on the 2nd Sundays of March- December) featuring over 75 varied Artists, Artisans, Authors and at least 8 unique live music performances and performing arts in 4 blocks of downtown Williamsburg. Festival is all ages friendly with caricature and henna artists, and children's activities and an art project and proudly features the best of local & regional musicians! 

Sunday, October 8, 2017 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 month(s), on the second Sunday of the month, ends on Dec 10, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
October 12, 2017, 6pm - 9pm

Join us for a fun evening of rides, games, prizes, food & drink, a new Night Beats show and new this year – a Themed Maze! Bring your friends, bring your co-workers, network and have fun as we celebrate Oktoberfest in the Germany area of the world's most beautiful amusement park! Be a sponsor for this much anticipated event, sponsorships include recognition leading up to and the night of the event as well as tickets!

Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Friday, October 13, 2017
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Every Friday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 22 - October 29, 2017

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims.

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 29, 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Every Friday - Sunday. Repeats Weekly.
September 22 - October 29, 2017

Fill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream®. At the stroke of 6 p.m. the park becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that lie in wait for unsuspecting victims.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 12:00am
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Sunday, Friday, Saturday, ends on Oct 29, 2017
Riverwalk Landing
April 29, 2017, 8am - 12pm
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
May 20 - October 28, 2017, 8am - 12pm

A favorite event, Yorktown Market Days located on the Yorktown waterfront operates weekly on Saturdays 8 am to 12 pm with extended hours Oct. 14, Nov. 11 & 18, and Dec. 9 (No market May 6 & Oct 7).  Featuring over 35 local farmers, producers, vendors, and artists throughout the season, including a variety of homegrown favorites and local art.  Delicious food, exciting entertainment, beautiful and inspiring artwork, and a view beyond compare. Weekly live music entertainment.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Oct 28, 2017
Riverwalk Landing
October 14, 2017, 8am - 3pm

A favorite event, Yorktown Market Days and Fall Festival Celebration located on the Yorktown waterfront operates with extended hours Oct. 14.  In addition to the usual array of fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, specialty cut flowers, quality art, and entertainment, fall festival activities include hayrides, face painting, children's games and activities, pumpkins and mums. This week's featured music entertainment is Henley Fork (Bluegrass).  Riverwalk Landing.  Free.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 -
8:00am to 3:00pm

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