Friday, September 28, 2012

Historic Yorktown October Events

Historic Yorktown continues to celebrate the fall season! With cooler temperatures around the corner, Historic Yorktown is the place to be for fantastic fall filled fun activities. For a complete listing of events and additional details, please visit
Cole Digges House (circa 1720), 411 Main Street
The Wine Garden is open Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:00pm and on Thursday and Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 pm thru October serving specially priced relaxing beverages, small plates of Carrot Tree appetizers and bushels of Virginia peanuts. 411 Main Street. Reservations recommended. Seating is limited. Call for pricing and more information. 757-988-1999. Join us for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Riverwalk Landing
We've stepped things up a bit, literally! This year's concert series features three Fridays of toe tappin' jazz followed by two Fridays of knee slappin' country. Get your toes tappin' to fantastic sounds during this five-week concert series. This week's entertainment is Tailgate Down. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Riverwalk Landing. Free. (757) 890.3500
321 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 23690
Historic Ghost Tour Experience is every Friday and Saturday evening from 7:00-8:30 pm. Please call Patriot Tours & Provisions at 757-969-5400 for tickets and reservations. We offer a twist on the traditional ghost tour experience by giving guests scientific devices to use while searching for paranormal activity and hearing about first-hand ghost encounters from the past to the present.
Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water Street, Yorktown, VA
Come and sample wines from premiere wineries throughout Virginia. Art and food vendors plus entertainment. Rain or Shine. Riverwalk Landing. Admission. $ (757) 877.2933
Yorktown Victory Center
Yorktown Victory Center presents a public lecture series to commemorate the 231st anniversary of the decisive Revolutionary War victory in Yorktown. Saturdays at 7 p.m., October 6, October 27. Yorktown Victory Center, 200 Water Street. Free admission. Reservations recommended, at recommended, at (757) 253-4572 or
·         October 6 – "Battle of the Capes," presented by East Carolina University Associate Professor and author John Tilley.
·          October 27 – "Origins of the Constitution," presented by University of Richmond Professor and author Abner (Woody) Linwood Holton III
Riverwalk Landing, 425 Water Street, Yorktown, VA
Please join us for the annual Yorktown Market Days and Fall Festival Celebration. You and your family will be entertained with Hayrides, Children's Hay Maze, Face Painting, a pumpkin patch, Children Activities and Live music provided by The Delvers- Newgrass/Americana. Also, don't forget our usual array of fresh produce, meat and seafood, baked goods, specialty cut flowers and quality art at the Riverwalk Landing. Chef Damon Armstrong, Lead Culinary Arts Instructor, Stratford Universitywill be the featured chef demo at 9:30am and 11:00am. Free. (757) 890.3500. For more detailed information on Yorktown Market Days and all Festival including featured vendors, artists, and chef demonstrations, visit the Market Days website.
Riverwalk Landing
Activities include a portrayal of Thomas Nelson, Jr., performances by the York River Symphony Orchestra Ensemble and The Fifes and Drums of York Town. Riverwalk Landing. Free. (757) 898.1936
Historic Yorktown Area
Patriotic ceremonies, a parade, enjoy performances by The Fifes and Drums of York Town, and tactical demonstrations by the Commander-in-Chief's Guard commemorate the 231st anniversary of America's momentous Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown. Free. 757-890-3500.
Grace Episcopal Church, 111 Church Street, Yorktown
Enjoy ham biscuits, stew, and homemade pies in the churchyard of Grace Episcopal Church. 111 Church Street. Admission. $ (757) 237.0257
Special programs and tours help mark the 231st anniversary of the American and French victory at Yorktown. Yorktown Battlefield. Admission. $ (757) 898.2410. At the Yorktown Victory Center, military life and artillery demonstrations and hands-on programs. Admission. $ (757) 253.4838
Watermen's Museum (309 Water Street)
Celebrate the rich maritime tradition and history of the York River. Activities include re-enactors, sea chantey singers, nautical music and displays. Food and beverages available for purchase. Watermen's Museum. Free. (757) 887.2641
York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown, VA
The York County Historical Committee, in cooperation with the York County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, is proud to present the sixth lecture in its York County Civil War Lecture Series. Author, historian and historical interpreter, T. A. "Doc" Wheat, will talk about the Confederate troops that initially defended Yorktown and the "deadly enemy" they encountered (and it wasn't the Yankees.) York Hall, 301 Main Street, Yorktown. Free. 757-890-3500.
Yorktown Victory Center (map)
Yorktown Victory Center presents public lectures commemorate the 231st anniversary of the decisive Revolutionary War victory in Yorktown. Yorktown Victory Center. Reservations recommended. Free. For more information, please call (757) 253.4572.
·          October 27 – "Origins of the Constitution," presented by University of Richmond Professor and author Abner (Woody) Linwood Holton III
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