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October 2019

Yorktown Victory Celebration

October 20 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
in Williamsburg

The 238th anniversary of America's momentous 1781 Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown will be celebrated during the weekend with hands-on military experiences, artillery firings and interpretive programs. Discover the story of the American Revolution through an introductory film and expansive gallery exhibits with immersive settings, including "The Siege of Yorktown" experiential theater with special effects. Outdoors, interact with historical interpreters in a re-created Continental Army encampment and Revolution-era farm. For more information about this event: www.visitwilliamsburg.com/events/yorktown-victory-celebration-0

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November 2019

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival

November 3 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
in Williamsburg

The Virginia Thanksgiving Festival, held at Berkeley Plantation, celebrates the first English Thanksgiving in America. It begins with a parade of horse drawn carriages and fife and drums. Activities include a re-enactment of the First Thanksgiving, musicians, magicians, games, Colonial dancing, Chickahominy Tribal Dancers, corn maze, storytelling, candle dipping, and corn husk doll making. Vendors showcase their food, arts, crafts and jewelry. Brocks Barbecue will cater Thanksgiving fare, including our famous Thanksgiving dinner in a glass. There is a Silent…

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Watermen’s Museum Chili Cook-Off

November 9 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
in Williamsburg

Come and sample the competitors' chili and vote for the People's Choice. Additional chili may be purchased, if available. For more information: www.visitwilliamsburg.com/events/watermens-museum-chili-cook-0

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York County Historical Committee Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
in Williamsburg

Join the York County WWI & WWII Commemoration Committee and Yorktown churches to participate in a national bell-ringing ceremony on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.  The WWI armistice between the Allies and Germany took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918.  On this day we will honor veterans not only of WWI, but all veterans who have served our country. "Letters from War" is the theme of this annual event in…

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Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia

November 28 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
in Williamsburg

This Thanksgiving holiday, explore foodways of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia during “Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia,” a three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day. At Jamestown Settlement, learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared on land and at sea by Virginia's English colonists and Powhatan Indians. At the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, learn about typical soldiers' fare during the American Revolution, and trace the bounty of a Revolution-era farm from field to kitchen. The Jamestown Settlement Cafe will offer a…

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