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., 09/16/2019
E.g., 09/16/2019
Monday, September 16, 2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Boulevard Williamsburg 23185
September 14 - 15, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 20, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
September 21 - 22, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 27, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
September 28 - 29, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 4, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 5, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 6, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 10, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 11, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 12, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 13, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 17, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 18, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 19, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 20, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 24 - 27, 2019, 5pm - 11pm

Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® returns as one of the best Halloween-themed events on the east coast.  A heightened scare factor will creep into six ghastly haunted houses, six nightmarish Terror-tories™, hair-raising escape rooms and frightening shows. 

Beginning Sept. 14, Howl-O-Scream will kick off its 21st season with fresh new scares.

·        Jack is Back (Show) - This year marks the return of Jack is Back, the popular street-style disco dancing celebration.

Friday, September 20, 2019 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
September 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, September 21, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Chickahominy Riverfront Park
1350 John Tyler Hwy Williamsburg 23185
September 21, 2019, 11am - 4pm

James City County Parks & Recreation invites you to our annual Harvest Festival & Scarecrow Stuffing at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, 1350 John Tyler Highway on Saturday, September 21 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy some quality family time with activities such as arts and crafts, games, pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatables, food , and much more! Scarecrow Stuffing  is back again! Make the biggest, the best, and maybe the only scarecrow in your neighborhood!

Saturday, September 21, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
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, September 21, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Dec 14, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Boulevard Williamsburg 23185
September 14 - 15, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 20, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
September 21 - 22, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 27, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
September 28 - 29, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 4, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 5, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 6, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 10, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 11, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 12, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 13, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 17, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 18, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 19, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 20, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 24 - 27, 2019, 5pm - 11pm

Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® returns as one of the best Halloween-themed events on the east coast.  A heightened scare factor will creep into six ghastly haunted houses, six nightmarish Terror-tories™, hair-raising escape rooms and frightening shows. 

Beginning Sept. 14, Howl-O-Scream will kick off its 21st season with fresh new scares.

·        Jack is Back (Show) - This year marks the return of Jack is Back, the popular street-style disco dancing celebration.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:00pm
Yankee Candle Village
2200 Richmond Road Williamsburg 23185
September 21 - 22, 2019, 11am - 4pm

Have a weekend of Yankee Candle® Village fun for the whole family!

Mr. Jon & Friends - 2 shows Saturday, 12 noon and 1pm!

Mad Science, 12pm-3pm Sunday, Kid's interractive, fun science education!

Two Drummers Offbeat Eats both days, 11am-3pm

Spin the Wheel for prizes, including top 10 scents, 11-12!

FREE Craft with Mrs. Claus, 1:30pm-4pm!

Face Painting, Sunday, 12pm - 3pm!

Raffles, Free Ornament personalization and more!

Saturday, September 21, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Boulevard Williamsburg 23185
September 14 - 15, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 20, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
September 21 - 22, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 27, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
September 28 - 29, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 4, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 5, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 6, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 10, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 11, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 12, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 13, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 17, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 18, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 19, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 20, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 24 - 27, 2019, 5pm - 11pm

Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® returns as one of the best Halloween-themed events on the east coast.  A heightened scare factor will creep into six ghastly haunted houses, six nightmarish Terror-tories™, hair-raising escape rooms and frightening shows. 

Beginning Sept. 14, Howl-O-Scream will kick off its 21st season with fresh new scares.

·        Jack is Back (Show) - This year marks the return of Jack is Back, the popular street-style disco dancing celebration.

Sunday, September 22, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:00pm
Yankee Candle Village
2200 Richmond Road Williamsburg 23185
September 21 - 22, 2019, 11am - 4pm

Have a weekend of Yankee Candle® Village fun for the whole family!

Mr. Jon & Friends - 2 shows Saturday, 12 noon and 1pm!

Mad Science, 12pm-3pm Sunday, Kid's interractive, fun science education!

Two Drummers Offbeat Eats both days, 11am-3pm

Spin the Wheel for prizes, including top 10 scents, 11-12!

FREE Craft with Mrs. Claus, 1:30pm-4pm!

Face Painting, Sunday, 12pm - 3pm!

Raffles, Free Ornament personalization and more!

Sunday, September 22, 2019 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Friday, September 27, 2019
Busch Gardens
1 Busch Gardens Boulevard Williamsburg 23185
September 14 - 15, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 20, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
September 21 - 22, 2019, 10am - 10pm
September 27, 2019, 12pm - 10pm
September 28 - 29, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 4, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 5, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 6, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 10, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 11, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 12, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 13, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 17, 2019, 5pm - 11pm
October 18, 2019, 12pm - 11pm
October 19, 2019, 10am - 12am
October 20, 2019, 10am - 10pm
October 24 - 27, 2019, 5pm - 11pm

Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® returns as one of the best Halloween-themed events on the east coast.  A heightened scare factor will creep into six ghastly haunted houses, six nightmarish Terror-tories™, hair-raising escape rooms and frightening shows. 

Beginning Sept. 14, Howl-O-Scream will kick off its 21st season with fresh new scares.

·        Jack is Back (Show) - This year marks the return of Jack is Back, the popular street-style disco dancing celebration.

Friday, September 27, 2019 -
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Merchants Square
402 W Duke of Gloucester Street Williamsburg 23185
September 28, 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, September 28, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Jamestown Beach Event Park
2205 Jamestown Road Williamsburg 23185
September 28, 2019, 10am - 2pm

Mark your calendars so you won't miss the James Riverfest on Saturday, September 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.at Jamestown Beach Event Park, 2205 Jamestown Road! This is a free event for the whole family, with hands-on educational activities, music, food, drink vendors and more! Cosponsored by James City County Parks & Recreation and the James River Association, the James Riverfest is a family environmental festival promoting protection of and recreation on the James River!

Saturday, September 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
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, September 28, 2019 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Repeats every 1 week(s) on:
Saturday, ends on Dec 14, 2019

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