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. 

E.g., 11/14/2019
E.g., 11/14/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
November 16, 2019, 8am - 12pm

The Williamsburg Farmers Market is located in Merchants Square in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Flowerbeds and benches offer a tranquil setting for this open-air, Virginia producer-only market. Over 35 vendors offer a variety of local products, among which are fresh seasonal produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, honey, cheese, cut flowers, handmade soaps, and more. Enjoy chef demonstrations, listen to live music, and learn while you shop.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 20 - December 14, 2019, 8am - 12pm

Our waterfront farmers market is one of the most unique in Hampton Roads-offering spectacular views of the York River, live music, food trucks, chef cooking demonstrations, and a variety of vendors! This year, the season starts mid-April, and you can enjoy weekly markets through the end of October.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Dec 14, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Blvd. Williamsburg 23185
November 16, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 17, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 22, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 23, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
November 29, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
November 30, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 1, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 6, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 7, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 8 - 13, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 14, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 15 - 20, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 21, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 22 - 24, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 26 - 27, 2019, 2pm - 10pm
December 28, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
December 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020, 2pm - 10pm
January 2 - 5, 2020, 2pm - 9pm

The world’s most beautiful theme park is one of the largest Christmas light displays in North America. Festive food and drink, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows make the spirit of the season come alive! Christmas Town is a family-friendly holiday event offering more than 10 million lights, a Christmas Town Express holiday-themed train ride experience, festive food and drink, unique holiday shopping and heart-warming shows to make the spirit of the season come alive.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
November 23, 2019, 8am - 12pm

The Williamsburg Farmers Market is located in Merchants Square in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Flowerbeds and benches offer a tranquil setting for this open-air, Virginia producer-only market. Over 35 vendors offer a variety of local products, among which are fresh seasonal produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, honey, cheese, cut flowers, handmade soaps, and more. Enjoy chef demonstrations, listen to live music, and learn while you shop.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 20 - December 14, 2019, 8am - 12pm

Our waterfront farmers market is one of the most unique in Hampton Roads-offering spectacular views of the York River, live music, food trucks, chef cooking demonstrations, and a variety of vendors! This year, the season starts mid-April, and you can enjoy weekly markets through the end of October.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Dec 14, 2019
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
Repeats Daily.
November 28 - 30, 2019, 9am - 5pm

Colonial Virginia foodways are featured during this three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday, November 28, 2019 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Repeats every 1 days, ends on Nov 30, 2019
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
November 30, 2019, 8am - 12pm

The Williamsburg Farmers Market is located in Merchants Square in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Flowerbeds and benches offer a tranquil setting for this open-air, Virginia producer-only market. Over 35 vendors offer a variety of local products, among which are fresh seasonal produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, honey, cheese, cut flowers, handmade soaps, and more. Enjoy chef demonstrations, listen to live music, and learn while you shop.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 20 - December 14, 2019, 8am - 12pm

Our waterfront farmers market is one of the most unique in Hampton Roads-offering spectacular views of the York River, live music, food trucks, chef cooking demonstrations, and a variety of vendors! This year, the season starts mid-April, and you can enjoy weekly markets through the end of October.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Dec 14, 2019
Friday, December 06, 2019
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 6, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The holiday fun kicks off with Yorktown's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This community tradition goes all the way back to 1945. That's the year that Reverend Claud G. Barkley, Pastor of Yorktown Baptist Church, and staff from the County Clerk's office, decorated a cedar tree that stood at the corner of Main and Ballard Streets. The York County Historical Committee works hard to keep this ritual going!

Friday, December 6, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, December 07, 2019
P5 Parking Lot
411 Francis St. W Williamsburg 23185
December 7, 2019, 8am - 12pm

The Williamsburg Farmers Market is relocated to the P5 Parking Lot this week for the Christmas Parade. The Market is in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Flowerbeds and benches offer a tranquil setting for this open-air, Virginia producer-only market. Over 35 vendors offer a variety of local products, among which are fresh seasonal produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, honey, cheese, cut flowers, handmade soaps, and more.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Main Street
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
December 7, 2019, 10am - 3pm

Whether you're searching for a holiday gift for family, friends, or as a treat to yourself-you're sure to find it at the Christmas Market on Main Street! This is one of the most anticipated Yorktown events every year. More than 50 vendors line the street selling everything from nautical paintings to roasted chestnuts to Christmas wreaths! The Town Crier will ring in the market at 10 a.m., followed by a performance from the Fifes and Drums of York Town to officially open the market.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Riverwalk Landing Piers
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 7, 2019, 6pm - 8pm

If you're ready to get into the holiday spirit, you'll want to put this one on your calendar! Join us at the Yorktown Waterfront from 6-8 p.m. Pre-parade festivities start at 6 and include caroling around a beach bonfire, a musical performance by the Fifes & Drums of Yorktown, and complimentary hot cider. The boats will finish out the evening, as they make their way down the river in a dazzling show of lights that starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 20 - December 14, 2019, 8am - 12pm

Our waterfront farmers market is one of the most unique in Hampton Roads-offering spectacular views of the York River, live music, food trucks, chef cooking demonstrations, and a variety of vendors! This year, the season starts mid-April, and you can enjoy weekly markets through the end of October.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Dec 14, 2019
Sunday, December 08, 2019
York Hall
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
December 8, 2019, 1pm - 4pm

The Gallery at York Hall is excited to host Cookies with Santa. Children and parents can visit with Santa, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and do some holiday shopping too! The Gallery is filled with local one-of-a-kind art in all mediums. For more information on specific exhibits, call the Gallery at York Hall. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring their cameras to this fun-filled family event.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
December 14, 2019, 8am - 12pm

The Williamsburg Farmers Market is located in Merchants Square in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Flowerbeds and benches offer a tranquil setting for this open-air, Virginia producer-only market. Over 35 vendors offer a variety of local products, among which are fresh seasonal produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, honey, cheese, cut flowers, handmade soaps, and more. Enjoy chef demonstrations, listen to live music, and learn while you shop.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Riverwalk Restaurant
323 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 14, 2019, 8:30am - 11am

Create special memories and start new family traditions during Riverwalk Restaurant's annual Breakfast with Santa.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
8:30am to 11:00am
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 14, 2019, 9am - 3pm

The holiday shopping season has officially kicked off in Yorktown! Browse the market for chowders and soups; baked goods including an assortment of cakes, breads, brownies, fudge, cookies; jams, jellies, and honey; holiday wreaths and garland; candles and soaps; and local quality art! Look for colonial crafts and games, holiday music, and other hands-on activities.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
Every Saturday. Repeats Weekly.
April 20 - December 14, 2019, 8am - 12pm

Our waterfront farmers market is one of the most unique in Hampton Roads-offering spectacular views of the York River, live music, food trucks, chef cooking demonstrations, and a variety of vendors! This year, the season starts mid-April, and you can enjoy weekly markets through the end of October.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Dec 14, 2019
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Colonial WIlliamsburg - Market Square
West Duke of Gloucester St. Williamsburg 23185

Make this annual community event part of your Christmas tradition. Gather for a special reading of "The Night Before Christmas" and learn about the first Christmas tree in the United States. Join in singing classic Christmas carols and watch as the large evergreen tree on Market Square is lighted. Cosponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg and Colonial Williamsburg.The event is Thursday, December 19th from 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST.

Thursday, December 19, 2019 -
5:00am to 5:30am
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
December 21, 2019, 8am - 12pm

The Williamsburg Farmers Market is located in Merchants Square in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Flowerbeds and benches offer a tranquil setting for this open-air, Virginia producer-only market. Over 35 vendors offer a variety of local products, among which are fresh seasonal produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, honey, cheese, cut flowers, handmade soaps, and more. Enjoy chef demonstrations, listen to live music, and learn while you shop.

Saturday, December 21, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm