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Williamsburg Events: October 30 – November 5, 2017

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Chowderfest presented by CultureFixVA, November 3
Going into its sixth year, this extremely popular culinary event that draws over 600 guests annually, will return on Friday, November 3, 2017 kicking off The Big Bluesy Festival Weekend! Back by popular demand – featuring live music by BJ Griffin and the Galaxy Groove.

Haunting on DOG Street, October 15-31
Join us from October 15 through October 31 as we celebrate the Halloween season with new evening programs, ghost tours, spooky carriage rides, museum talks, and special events.

Monsters, Mayhem, and Musick, October 17, 24 & 31
As Halloween approaches and the ghosts of Colonial Williamsburg begin to prowl, immerse yourself in a musical realm of strangeness and sorcery.

The Big Bluesy Weekend Presented by CultureFixVA, November 4 & 5
We are thrilled to announce the return of The Big Bluesy to Williamsburg, Virginia on Saturday, November 4th. This will be part of a larger event weekend this year, kicking off with ChowderFest on Friday night, November 3rd and finishing off with a ‘Bluesgrass’ Festival’ on Sunday, November 5th!

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival at Berkeley Plantation, November 5
Celebrate the First Thanksgiving in the New World Join us for a day dedicated to history, food and fun with tours of the 1726 manor house, a living history program, tribal dancers, arts, crafts & jewelry vendors, choral music, traditional Thanksgiving dinner and a re-enactment of the Landing of Capt. Woodlief & his men.

Jack of the Lanterns, October 27-31
In the eighteenth century, the haunted tale of Jack of the Lanterns (and the origin of our Jack O’Lantern) brought a tingle to the spines of young and old alike.

Nevermore!, October 31
The poetic world of Edgar Allan Poe is paired with historic music sure to send shivers down your spine! Gabe Stone, Barry Trott, David Gardner, and Jan Tilley present Poe’s works and period music in this show for all ages.

Historic Jamestowne Celebrates American Indian Month!, November 4
Native American Material Culture Tour: Join this special hour-long archaeology walking tour focused on the presence of native peoples in James Fort during the first few years of the settlement. Native Lifeways of the Chesapeake: Meet Dan Firehawk Abbott of the Nanticoke people of Maryland’s Eastern Shore to learn about the lifeways of the Tidewater Algonquians and their interactions with the settlers of Jamestown. A New Life in the New World: Learn first-hand about the trials of the first English settlers and their encounters with the native peoples of the Chesapeake.

York County Vintage Marketplace, November 4
If you enjoy restored furniture, shopping for vintage clothing and jewelry, or filling your home with one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces-you don’t want to miss this special event!

Fall Photography Nature Walk on the Noland Trail, November 4
Take a walk on the Noland Trail with members of the James River Camera Club, and pick up some tips on how to take great photos of Lake Maury and the changing leaves on the trees in the park.

Quiltmakers, Tuesdays through October 31
Explore quilts from the 18th, 19th, & 20th centuries, while learning about the lives of quilters Amelia Lauke, Anna Jane Parker, Rita Mae Pettway, and others.

Forest Explorers Walk & Talk, November 4
Join Freedom Park on the first Saturday of every month for a nature program and guided walk on the Living Forest Interpretive Trail! One of our expert nature guides will present a nature program on a different topic each month, then lead children and their parents on a trip through the forest to learn about plants, wildlife, insects and anything else we may encounter!

York County Hosts Lafayette Exhibit, Through October 30 (see website for schedule)
York County is hosting one of three exhibits to honor the Marquis de Lafayette. The Marquis de Lafayette was one of the heroes of the American Revolution and was with Washington here in Yorktown at the surrender of Cornwallis.

Civil War Lecture Series: It’s Science!, November 4
During this lecture you’ll learn about the many ways conservators use analytical tools and scientific methods to answer specific questions about artifacts, ultimately enabling their preservation for future generations. At the Mariners’ Museum.

Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays
Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.

Holiday Open House at On the Hill Gallery, November 4
On the Hill Gallery’s is excited about our festive Holiday Open House.  We will be showing off our locally hand-made items such as ornaments, holiday decorations, stocking stuffers, and unique presents for your gifting enjoyment.

Yorktown Market Days, Saturdays through October
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.  Shoppers can enjoy the added bonus of watching local chefs demonstrate the preparation of various dishes on select Saturdays.

Williamsburg Farmers Market, November 4
Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

Williamsburg Before and After Tour, Thursdays through November 2
For 81 years, Williamsburg served as the seat of Virginia government. But what happened after the capital moved to Richmond? For more than two centuries, Williamsburg was a sleepy, small town. Using images and personal stories, explore the booms, busts, and eventual restoration of this unique community.

20th Annual Fall Colors – Disc Golf Tournament, November 3-5
Williamsburg and Newport News will be hosing the 20th Annual Fall Colors Disc Golf Tournament on the weekend of November 3rd-5th at New Quarter Park, Newport News Disc Golf Course and Waller Mill Park.

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting, Saturdays
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.

Watermen’s Museum Yorktown Music Jamboree, November 3
Come and enjoy us first Fridays for an evening of music and fun along the beautiful York River.

East Meets Midwest II: A New Figuration, Through November 10
East Meets Midwest II: A New Figuration is a show organized from eastern painters referred to as the East Coast Group and painters from the collective called the Midwest Paint Group.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg, Saturdays through February 24
The Comedy Club of Williamsburg invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. This is your chance to see nationally touring comedians many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines! At the DoubleTree Hotel.

Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center Inaugural Juried Show, Select Dates through November 9
The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center’s inaugural regional juried show is open to the public through Nov. 9. Gulay Berryman, owner of the award-winning Williamsburg Art Gallery, judged the show-which includes 81 pieces from 59 local and regional artists-and presented cash awards to the winners at the artists’ reception preceding the exhibit’s opening.

Trivia Night at Alewerks, Wednesdays
Wednesday night means the Taproom is the place to be for this battle of the brains. Bring your friends (or your enemies) and prove just how smart you really are. It’s an entertaining evening with great craft beer, and a thoroughly irreverent take on trivia. We’ll have food trucks here too with an ever-changing menu of delicious options.


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Williamsburg Events: October 23 – 29, 2017

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The ‘Mad’ Revenge of King George III, October 28
Be a part of an immersive experience through the halls and grounds of the Capitol where you step inside the King’s mind chasing an alternate reality as you face a descent into darkness.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens
Weekends from September 22 – October 29
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. Fear abounds in the Virginia theme park’s collection of elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed Terror-tories™ and darkly entertaining live shows.

Billsburg Brewery Grand Opening Weekend, October 27
Come out and enjoy the grand opening weekend of Billsburg Brewery, located at the James City County Marina. Throughout the weekend, food trucks will be on site.

Monsters, Mayhem, and Musick, October 17, 24 & 31
As Halloween approaches and the ghosts of Colonial Williamsburg begin to prowl, immerse yourself in a musical realm of strangeness and sorcery.

Haunting on DOG Street, October 15-31
Join us from October 15 through October 31 as we celebrate the Halloween season with new evening programs, ghost tours, spooky carriage rides, museum talks, and special events.

Jack of the Lanterns, October 27-31
In the eighteenth century, the haunted tale of Jack of the Lanterns (and the origin of our Jack O’Lantern) brought a tingle to the spines of young and old alike.

Trivia Night at Alewerks, Wednesdays
Wednesday night means the Taproom is the place to be for this battle of the brains. Bring your friends (or your enemies) and prove just how smart you really are. It’s an entertaining evening with great craft beer, and a thoroughly irreverent take on trivia. We’ll have food trucks here too with an ever-changing menu of delicious options.

Pumpkinville, Through October 29 (see website for schedule)
Pumpkinville is a fun, seasonal treasure in Toano, VA, part of the Greater Williamsburg area. Pumpkinville is operated by a local family farm. Your family can pick their own pumpkins from their patch or choose from our large selection of pre-picked pumpkins in the yard. In addition to pumpkins, there is a large selection of pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, flowers, wooden cut-outs, arts and crafts and fall decorations. Bundles of cornstalks and bales of straw are also available for purchase.

Opera in Williamsburg Presents: Rossini’s Barber of Seville, October 20, 22 & 24
Live fully-staged opera with world-class cast. Conductor: Jorge Parodi. The Barber of Seville is one of the world’s most popular comic operas, with well-known favorite melodies.

Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center Inaugural Juried Show, Select Dates through November 9
The Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center’s inaugural regional juried show is open to the public through Nov. 9. Gulay Berryman, owner of the award-winning Williamsburg Art Gallery, judged the show-which includes 81 pieces from 59 local and regional artists-and presented cash awards to the winners at the artists’ reception preceding the exhibit’s opening.

Craft Beer Dinner at Water Street Grille in Yorktown, October 26
An intimate place big on flavor and personality, and a Yorktown must-do, offering 20 micro brews and a delicious tapas menu.

Children’s Special Event at the Gallery at York Hall, October 29
Come out to the Gallery at York Hall for a special treat for children.  It’s story time with a musical twist!

5X5 Silent Auction Fundraiser at On the Hill Gallery, October 28
5×5 @ 5:55 pm Silent Auction Fundraiser for The Yorktown Arts Foundation. Preview 5″ x 5″ local artist works at Riverwalk Restaurant starting September 25th and at On the Hill Gallery starting October 10th. Join us for hors d’oeuvres, wine and dessert during the silent bidding October 28th at 5:55 pm at On the Hill Gallery.

Watermen’s Museum Presents Story Tellers, October 23
Story tellers come together at the Yorktown Story Slam every fourth Monday of the month to share their true personal tales about a monthly theme.

The Comedy Club of Williamsburg, Saturdays through February 24
The Comedy Club of Williamsburg invites you to join us for a wonderful evening of fun and laughter. This is your chance to see nationally touring comedians many of whom who have appeared on shows such as Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, and HBO, David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon! Many of our comedians are Headliners on major stages in New York City, Las Vegas, and on the Cruise Lines! At the DoubleTree Hotel.

Mr. Key’s Poem: Our National Anthem, October 27
Discover the history of the tune and the words that did not become our official national anthem until 1931, amidst considerable controversy and opposition, especially from the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.

Magnificent Melodies, October 28
Magnificent Melodies will present a third recital as part of an ongoing series to benefit “Elliot’s Song,” outreach program of the Williamsburg Early Childhood Music School at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church.

Introduction to Scrimshaw at the Virginia Living Museum, October 28
In this workshop, learn about the history of scrimshaw: the art of carving on bone or ivory. This art form—popular during the golden age of whaling—was an easy and creative way for sailors to pass the time and make keepsakes for loved ones at home.

Skate Jam After Hours, October 28
Check out the Skate Park during a special night skateboarding competition. Participants will be divided into experience categories and judged on style, flow and difficulty of the run.

Mosaic Classes at On the Hill Gallery, October 23
We will be offering three new mosaic art classes, pick one or pick all three!  Participants will learn the proper techniques to break, glue and grout their masterpiece.  Cost includes supplies.

Lafayette Exhibit, Through October 30 (see website for schedule)
York County is hosting one of three exhibits to honor the Marquis de Lafayette. The Marquis de Lafayette was one of the heroes of the American Revolution and was with Washington here in Yorktown at the surrender of Cornwallis.

‘Yorktown’ Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, Saturdays through October 28
Enjoy ‘Yorktown Art’ Exhibit by local artists and relish in our revolving exhibit of fine art in all media by local artists for display and sale.

Civil War Lecture Series: Torpedoes: Infernal Machines, October 28
Without a navy when the Civil War erupted, the Confederacy sought new technologies to defend their ports and rivers. Consequently, they developed a system of torpedoes, which aided their defense, sinking several Union ironclads, gunboats, and transports.

Chesapeake Bay Retrospective: The Art of Lew Thatcher, Thought October 31
Lew Thatcher paints in the realist genre. His art is detailed, focused and believable. Over 40 years of sailing and exploring the waters, marshes and harbors of Chesapeake Bay have provided him with a vast wealth of maritime subjects.

Fall Lecture Series: Pirate Women, October 26
Pirates dominate the popular imagination, from Halloween costumes to the silver screen, but there is much more to the story than parrots and peg legs. Author Laura Sook Duncombe sheds light on a forgotten corner of pirate history-the women who sailed the seven seas alongside (and sometimes in command of) their pirate brethren.

East Meets Midwest II: A New Figuration, Through November 10
East Meets Midwest II: A New Figuration is a show organized from eastern painters referred to as the East Coast Group and painters from the collective called the Midwest Paint Group.

Live Music at Water Street Grille, Fridays & Saturdays in October
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. See website for a full schedule.

Quiltmakers, Tuesdays through October 31
Explore quilts from the 18th, 19th, & 20th centuries, while learning about the lives of quilters Amelia Lauke, Anna Jane Parker, Rita Mae Pettway, and others.

Printing Fashion, Mondays through October 27
Explore the exhibit “Printed Fashions” and learn about popular patterns and how they were made. Then design your own printed textile sample to take home.(1 hour).  Entertaining and educational.

Williamsburg Before and After Tour, Thursdays through November 2
For 81 years, Williamsburg served as the seat of Virginia government. But what happened after the capital moved to Richmond? For more than two centuries, Williamsburg was a sleepy, small town. Using images and personal stories, explore the booms, busts, and eventual restoration of this unique community.

Williamsburg Farmers Market (Children’s Day), October 28
Join us for Children’s Day at the Williamsburg Farmers Market! Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps.

Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays
Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.

Yorktown Market Days, Saturdays through October
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.  Shoppers can enjoy the added bonus of watching local chefs demonstrate the preparation of various dishes on select Saturdays.

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting, Saturdays
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.


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Williamsburg Events: October 16 – 22, 2017

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Yorktown Day, October 19
Ceremonies, a parade, fifes and drums performances, and special programs commemorate the 236th anniversary of America’s momentous Revolutionary War victory at Yorktown.

Family Frights at Jamestown Settlement, October 20-21
A Halloween-theme museum night for elementary-school-age children and families returns October 20-21 to Jamestown Settlement with trick-or-treating, ghostly tales, haunted houses and ships, and grisly games.

Night of the Living Museum, October 20-21
This family Halloween celebration at the Virginia Living Museum returns for the 18th year. This is a not-too-spooky event for families with children ages 12 and under.

Boo Bash at the Beach, October 21
Enjoy a “day at the beach” with a Halloween twist! Costumes welcome. Enjoy hands-on activities, pumpkin carving and decorating ($), first-come, first-served while supplies last. Event also features music, games, food for purchase and much more!

Haunting on DOG Street, October 15-31
Join us from October 15 through October 31 as we celebrate the Halloween season with new evening programs, ghost tours, spooky carriage rides, museum talks, and special events.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch GardensWeekends from September 22 – October 29
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. Fear abounds in the Virginia theme park’s collection of elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed Terror-tories™ and darkly entertaining live shows.

Red Wolf Awareness Week, October 15 – 21,
Special Wolf Enrichment daily, 1 p.m. Come howl with the Virginia Living Museum’s red wolves during National Wolf Awareness Week. The week is designed to dispel misconceptions about wolves and to teach about the important role these predators play in maintaining healthy ecosystems.

Monsters, Mayhem, and Musick, October 17, 24 & 31
As Halloween approaches and the ghosts of Colonial Williamsburg begin to prowl, immerse yourself in a musical realm of strangeness and sorcery.

Battle of the Breweries at Water Street Grille, October 19
Join us as Williamsburg Alewerks and The Virginia Beer Company Battle it out to see who can kick their keg first!

Opera in Williamsburg Presents: Rossini’s Barber of Seville, October 20, 22 & 24
Live fully-staged opera with world-class cast. Conductor: Jorge Parodi. The Barber of Seville is one of the world’s most popular comic operas, with well-known favorite melodies.

What’s Going On 70’s Review, October 21
Relive some of decade’s bests from Allman Brothers, Earth, Wind and Fire, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, BB King, Average White Band, Marshall Tucker Band, Led Zeppelin and many more! At the Kimball Theatre.

Right Hand Man? George Washington & Alexander Hamilton, October 18
Historian, Peter Henriques will speak on the relationship between Alexander Hamilton and George Washington, and how Hamilton became an indispensable right hand man to both General and President Washington.

Local Historical Authors at Gallery at York Hall, October 19
While out enjoying the Yorktown day festivities, be sure to stop by and visit with our local authors.

Free Public Lecture at York Hall, October 22
Noted lecturer Clayton Farrington will share a presentation. Join us Oct. 22nd from 3 -4 pm at York Hall in Yorktown. Historian, Clayton Farrington will present The War Just Off Shore.

Watermen’s Museum Swing Dance, October 23
Join us every third Monday of the month for swing dance.

The Duel Between Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr: Musical & Reality, October 19
Starting with a look at Hamilton, the most talked about Broadway show in years, Professor Henriques examines the most famous duel in American history and examines if it is possible to make sense out of the seemingly contradictory accounts of what actually happened.

Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays
Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.

Trivia Night at Alewerks, Wednesdays
Wednesday night means the Taproom is the place to be for this battle of the brains. Bring your friends (or your enemies) and prove just how smart you really are. It’s an entertaining evening with great craft beer, and a thoroughly irreverent take on trivia. We’ll have food trucks here too with an ever-changing menu of delicious options.

Dramatic Programs at the Nelson House, October 14-21
National Park Services is hosting two dramatic performances with questions and answer afterwards at the Nelson House. Seating is limited.

Mosaic Classes at On the Hill Gallery, October 19
We will be offering three new mosaic art classes, pick one or pick all three!  Participants will learn the proper techniques to break, glue and grout their masterpiece.  Cost includes supplies.

Yorktown Market DaysSaturdays through October
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.  Shoppers can enjoy the added bonus of watching local chefs demonstrate the preparation of various dishes on select Saturdays.

Williamsburg Farmers Market, October 21
Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, pumpkins, fresh apples, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

Spanish Wine and Tapas TastingSaturdays
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.


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Williamsburg Events: October 10 – 15, 2017

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Yorktown Victory Weekend Celebration at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Yorktown Battlefield, October 14 -15
Hands-on military experiences, artillery firings and a preview of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown with the debut of the new introductory film and exhibition galleries. Yorktown Battlefield.  Artillery programs by British and American re-enactment units and special park ranger guided tours and programs at the Battlefield.

Haunting on DOG Street, October 15-31
Join us from October 15 through October 31 as we celebrate the Halloween season with new evening programs, ghost tours, spooky carriage rides, museum talks, and special events.

Oktoberfest, October 12
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!

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens, Weekends from September 22 – October 29
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. Fear abounds in the Virginia theme park’s collection of elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed Terror-tories™ and darkly entertaining live shows.

Yorktown Market Days and Fall Festival Celebration, October 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.

Run for the Hills 5K/10K and Fall Fest, October 14
Run (or Walk) just for the health of it! 1 mile fun run, 5K, or a 10K, you choose! Join a team, create a team, or just pink out either in person or participate as a virtual participant and run or walk whenever and wherever you’d like!

Pumpkinville, Through October 29 (see website for schedule)
Pumpkinville is a fun, seasonal treasure in Toano, VA, part of the Greater Williamsburg area. Pumpkinville is operated by a local family farm. Your family can pick their own pumpkins from their patch or choose from our large selection of pre-picked pumpkins in the yard. In addition to pumpkins, there is a large selection of pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, flowers, wooden cut-outs, arts and crafts and fall decorations. Bundles of cornstalks and bales of straw are also available for purchase.

Canine Carnival, October 14
Pet vendors and services will be present as well as dogs from Heritage Humane Society looking for a fur-ever home! At Waller Mill Park.

Vinyl Night at Alewerks, Tuesdays
Join us each and every Tuesday night for Vinyl Night in the Taproom. Bring your own records, or listen to ours, either way it’s sweet vinyl spinning on the turntable. FoodaTude..Food with Attitude will be here too! Retro tunes, good food, and craft beer.

Trivia Night at Alewerks, Wednesdays
Wednesday night means the Taproom is the place to be for this battle of the brains. Bring your friends (or your enemies) and prove just how smart you really are. It’s an entertaining evening with great craft beer, and a thoroughly irreverent take on trivia. We’ll have food trucks here too with an ever-changing menu of delicious options.

Ricky Van Shelton & Charlie Byrd in Hall of Fame Concert, October 14
Concert at the Kimball Theater Williamsburg, Va. October 14th 7:30 Ricky Van Shelton and Charlie Byrd to be inducted in the Virginia Music Hall of Fame at the second benefit concert for the Virginia Musical Museum and Music Hall of Fame.

Chamber Music Societ of Williamsburg, October 10
The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg presents the Ensemble 4.1 Tuesday evening, October 10 at 8:00 PM in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theatre. The group calls itself the only “Piano Windtet” in the world.

A Cook’s Walking Tour, October 11
Guests visiting our historic sites see lovely, pristine homes in fair order. But, did you ever wonder about the messy parts of life? Take a guided tour with a member of Historic Foodways to explore the often private world of food preparation in an 18th-century city.

York River Floating Folk Jam at Watermen’s Museum, October 11
Second Wednesday every month is Watermen’s Museum Music Jam Session: Don’t miss an evening of fun and music with ShantyGrass and visiting amateurs and professional musicians as you join them in passing songs around a circle.

Artist Lew Thatcher at On the Hill Gallery, October 7-21
Lew Thatcher paints in the realist genre.  His art is detailed, focused and believable.  Over 40 Years of sailing and exploring the waters, marshes and harbors of Chesapeake Bay have provided him with a vast wealth of maritime subjects.

Meet the Curator/Conservator, Mondays through October 20
In a single day, a curator or conservator will wear many hats. Discover more about this fascinating profession as you walk and talk with a member of the staff that researches and cares for the objects in our museums.

Dramatic Programs at the Nelson House, October 14-21
National Park Services is hosting two dramatic performances with questions and answer afterwards at the Nelson House. Seating is limited.

York County Hosts Lafayette Exhibit, Through October 30 (see website for schedule)
York County is hosting one of three exhibits to honor the Marquis de Lafayette. The Marquis de Lafayette was one of the heroes of the American Revolution and was with Washington here in Yorktown at the surrender of Cornwallis.

New Exhibition – Another Look: Marine Photography From 1948-1972, October 7-21
Camera clubs provide an opportunity for photographers to reach a wider audience and to have their work criticized on its artistic and technical merits.

New Exhibition – Views of the Baltic Sea: Contemporary Photographs  from Greifswald, Germany, October 7 -21
This photography exhibition will recognize the 10th anniversary of the Newport News–Greifswald relationship. These photographs were created by eight photographers who live and work in the region.

Williamsburg Fall Classic Pickeball Tournament, October 14
The tournament is open to all skill levels and will feature men’s and women’s singles competition as well as men’s, women’s and mixed doubles. Tournament will be double elimination and players grouped by age and skill level.

Williamsburg Farmers Market, October 14
Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, pumpkins, fresh apples, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

Live Music at Water Street Grille, Fridays & Saturdays in October
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. See website for a full schedule.

Quiltmakers, Tuesdays through October 31
Explore quilts from the 18th, 19th, & 20th centuries, while learning about the lives of quilters Amelia Lauke, Anna Jane Parker, Rita Mae Pettway, and others.

Williamsburg Before and After Tour, Thursdays through November 2
For 81 years, Williamsburg served as the seat of Virginia government. But what happened after the capital moved to Richmond? For more than two centuries, Williamsburg was a sleepy, small town. Using images and personal stories, explore the booms, busts, and eventual restoration of this unique community.

Printing Fashion, Mondays through October 27
Explore the exhibit “Printed Fashions” and learn about popular patterns and how they were made. Then design your own printed textile sample to take home.(1 hour).  Entertaining and educational.

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting, Saturdays
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.


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Williamsburg Events: October 2 – 8, 2017

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An Occasion for the Arts, October 6-8
Each year, on the first full weekend in October, An Occasion For The Arts (AOFTA) provides a splendid celebration of visual, literary and performing arts in and beyond Merchants Square of Colonial Williamsburg. The juried show brings the work of talented fine artists, lively performing artists, food and beverage tastings together for an event everyone in the family enjoys.

Yorktown Wine Festival, October 7
Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or an aspiring novice-you don’t want to miss our grand tasting. 

Pumpkinville, Through October 29 (see website for schedule)
Pumpkinville is a fun, seasonal treasure in Toano, VA, part of the Greater Williamsburg area. Pumpkinville is operated by a local family farm. Your family can pick their own pumpkins from their patch or choose from our large selection of pre-picked pumpkins in the yard. In addition to pumpkins, there is a large selection of pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, flowers, wooden cut-outs, arts and crafts and fall decorations. Bundles of cornstalks and bales of straw are also available for purchase.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens, Weekends from September 22 – October 29
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. Fear abounds in the Virginia theme park’s collection of elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed Terror-tories™ and darkly entertaining live shows.

American Indian Intertribal Powwow, October 7-8
Jamestown Settlement will present an American Indian Intertribal Powwow on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8, featuring song and dance by members of American Indian tribes, storytelling and a film presentation.

Williamsburg Book Festival, October 7
The 2017 Williamsburg Book Festival celebrates the best in books in our region and beyond. Headlining the festival is bestselling author Kathryn Aalto. 

An Occasion for the Arts Kickoff Party Featuring Davina & the Vagabonds, October 6
The kickoff of Williamsburg’s biggest art weekend! An Occasion for the Arts is partnering with Culturefix to create this exciting event. Entry price includes one drink ticket and an unforgettable performance from Davina and the Vagabonds from Minneapolis, MN.

Watermen’s Museum Hosts ‘Painting on the River’, October 5
The Watermen’s Museum is hosting a monthly evening of painting with a local artist. No experience needed to have a wonderful night of painting and fun.

Craft Beer Dinner & “Steal the Pint Night” at Water Street Grille, October 5
An intimate place big on flavor and personality, and a Yorktown must-do, offering 20 micro brews and a delicious tapas menu. Your evening will feature Lickinghole Creek Craft Beers, a four course beer paired dinner of culinary delights from Chef Brian Hines and his culinary team.

2015 Adagio Release Party at the Williamsburg Winery, October 6
The Williamsburg Winery is excited to unveil the 2015 Adagio on October 6 at a special Adagio Vertical Wine Dinner in Celebration of Virginia Wine Month! The multi-course wine paired dinner will feature the 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015 vintages of Adagio!

Capital Color Ride, October 7
Pedal your way through the Virginia Capital Trail with color surprises at every turn! Add a little color to your day pedaling round trip from Chickahominy Riverfront Park to your “Color Pit Stop” of choice.

Watermen’s Museum Yorktown Music Jamboree, October 6
Come and enjoy us first Fridays for an evening of music and fun along the beautiful York River.

Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia, October 4
Historian Carson Hudson discusses how colonial Virginians shared a common belief in the supernatural and the existence of witches with their northern neighbors.

Public Lecture: “Corrective Lens: Native Women Photographers”, October 3
In conjunction with the “Pocahontas Imagined” special exhibition, Johanna Minich, adjunct curator of Native American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, will present a public lecture, “Corrective Lens: Native Women Photographers and the Debunking of the ‘Vanishing Race’ Myth.”

Art Class at On the Hill Gallery, October 5
In this beginner decorative painting class, you will learn the basics of decorative painting with a step-by-step method.  These classes will provide you the basics of brush care and handling, blending techniques, prepping and more.

Past Plantations Tour, October 7
Take a ride through the remains of Taskinas Plantation. Our staff archaeologist has made discoveries of forts, slave quarters, workshops, and relics of the colonial past.

Artist Lew Thatcher at On the Hill Gallery, October 7-21
Lew Thatcher paints in the realist genre.  His art is detailed, focused and believable.  Over 40 Years of sailing and exploring the waters, marshes and harbors of Chesapeake Bay have provided him with a vast wealth of maritime subjects.

Meet the Curator/Conservator, Mondays through October 20
In a single day, a curator or conservator will wear many hats. Discover more about this fascinating profession as you walk and talk with a member of the staff that researches and cares for the objects in our museums.

York County Hosts Lafayette Exhibit, Through October 30 (see website for schedule)
York County is hosting one of three exhibits to honor the Marquis de Lafayette. The Marquis de Lafayette was one of the heroes of the American Revolution and was with Washington here in Yorktown at the surrender of Cornwallis.

Jamestown Jams – The Lone Rangers, October 6
Come and enjoy free live music at Jamestown Jams. On Oct. 6, it will be music from the early 2000s featuring The Lone Rangers.Entrance will open for each Jamestown Jams concert at 5:30 p.m. Concerts will take place on a grassy field within Jamestown Beach Event Park.

New Exhibition – Another Look: Marine Photography From 1948-1972, October 7-21
Camera clubs provide an opportunity for photographers to reach a wider audience and to have their work criticized on its artistic and technical merits.

New Exhibition – Views of the Baltic Sea: Contemporary Photographs  from Greifswald, Germany, October 7 -21
This photography exhibition will recognize the 10th anniversary of the Newport News–Greifswald relationship. These photographs were created by eight photographers who live and work in the region.

The Very Versatile Violin, October 3
Join violinists David Gardner and Wayne Hill as they explore the variety of the violin in a fun filled frenzied fiddle festival!

Butterflies: Wings of Wonder, October 7
Butterflies are amazing creatures in so many ways – their vibrant colors, their different shapes, sizes and patterns and the important roles they play in nature’s web of life.

Rev3 Capital Trail 100, October 7
Enjoy a 100-mile relay on the Virginia Capital Trail! This event is for teams of six or ultra-teams of four. The relay includes all of the Virginia Capital Trail from Richmond to Jamestown and back!

Printing Fashion, Mondays through October 27
Explore the exhibit “Printed Fashions” and learn about popular patterns and how they were made. Then design your own printed textile sample to take home.(1 hour).  Entertaining and educational.

Live Music at Water Street Grille, Fridays & Saturdays in October
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. See website for a full schedule.

Quiltmakers, Tuesdays through October 31
Explore quilts from the 18th, 19th, & 20th centuries, while learning about the lives of quilters Amelia Lauke, Anna Jane Parker, Rita Mae Pettway, and others.

Williamsburg Farmers Market, October 7
Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

Forest Explorers Walk & Talk, October 7
Join Freedom Park on the first Saturday of every month for a nature program and guided walk on the Living Forest Interpretive Trail! 

Williamsburg Before and After Tour, Thursdays through November 2
For 81 years, Williamsburg served as the seat of Virginia government. But what happened after the capital moved to Richmond? For more than two centuries, Williamsburg was a sleepy, small town. Using images and personal stories, explore the booms, busts, and eventual restoration of this unique community.

Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series in Yorktown, Fridays through October 6
Get your toes tappin’ to fantastic sounds during this five-week concert series featuring toe tappin’ Jazz and Big Band and knee slappin’ Country. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. See website for schedule.

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting, Saturdays
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.


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Williamsburg Events: September 25 – October 1, 2017

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Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens, Weekends from September 22 – October 29
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. Fear abounds in the Virginia theme park’s collection of elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed Terror-tories™ and darkly entertaining live shows.

ShingDIG at Jamestown, September 28
Join us on Thursday, September 28, for the Sixth Annual ShinDIG at Jamestown! Guests enjoy an evening of bluegrass music, delicious barbecue, and beautiful views of the James River.

James Riverfest, September 30
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?

Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concert 1, September 25 & 26
The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra presents its first Masterworks Concert of the 2017-2018 season, “From the New World.” Music Director, Janna Hymes. Featuring Jennifer Koh, violin. Program includes Bounce (2013) by Adam Schoenberg, Violin Concerto in D minor by Jean Sibelius, and Symphony No. 9 in E minor: “From the New World” by Antonin Dvorak.

2nd Sundays Williamsburg Art & Music Festival, October 1
Special date this month as to not conflict with An Occasion for the Arts! Features over 75 varied Artists, Artisans, Authors and at least 8 unique live music performances and performing arts in 4 blocks of downtown Williamsburg.

Brews That Benefit, September 30
Brews That Benefit in partnership with Alewerks! On Saturday, September 30th, Brews that Benefit is taking over Alewerks brewery to benefit Warriors at Ease and the Junior Womans Club of Williamsburg!

African-American Artists, September 29
Discover the talent and explore the accomplishments of African-American artists and artisans in the 18th-20th centuries. This guided tour of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg showcases a variety of the folk and decorative arts they created, as well as art that depicts their lives.

Watermen’s Museum Story Tellers, September 25
Story tellers come together at the Yorktown Story Slam every fourth Monday of the month to share their true personal tales about a monthly theme.

Fossil Frenzy Hike, September 30
Early whales, porpoises, sharks, clams, scallops, and snails all left traces of their existence which we now find as fossils. Join us in discovering relics of these very old creatures as we hike to a fossil beach. At York River State Park.

Two Races, One Family, September 30
Three members of an extended Granville County, North Carolina family describe their personal ancestry journeys, the DNA tests that brought them together as cousins and research partners, and the emotional aspects of finding the slave/master family tie.

Meet the Curator/Conservator, Mondays through October 20
In a single day, a curator or conservator will wear many hats. Discover more about this fascinating profession as you walk and talk with a member of the staff that researches and cares for the objects in our museums.

Printing Fashion, Mondays through October 27
Explore the exhibit “Printed Fashions” and learn about popular patterns and how they were made. Then design your own printed textile sample to take home.(1 hour).  Entertaining and educational.

Free Public Lecture at York Hall, October 1
Noted author/lecturer Ms. Feather Schwartz Foster will share a presentation.  Join us Oct 1st from 3 -4 pm at York Hall in Yorktown.  Ms. Schwartz Foster will present a talk titled Dolley Madison, Fashionista.

Comedy Club of Williamsburg Presents Rob Brackenridge with Joy Julian, September 30
Always the class clown (and spending most of his formative years in the principal’s office), Rob Brackenridge was destined to become a comedian.

Williamsburg Before and After Tour, Thursdays through November 2
For 81 years, Williamsburg served as the seat of Virginia government. But what happened after the capital moved to Richmond? For more than two centuries, Williamsburg was a sleepy, small town. Using images and personal stories, explore the booms, busts, and eventual restoration of this unique community.

The Irish Session: A Living Musical Tradition, September 26
Kelly Kennedy and friend perform the lively dance tunes and haunting songs that have been part of Irish traditional music sessions for centuries.

Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series in Yorktown, Fridays through October 6
Get your toes tappin’ to fantastic sounds during this five-week concert series featuring toe tappin’ Jazz and Big Band and knee slappin’ Country. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. See website for schedule.

Hands-On Craft Workshop, Mondays through September 25
Learn about the museum collection and enjoy making a craft too! New crafts will be presented every week. Crafts are based on objects found in the collection. Space is limited.

Busting Myths!, Mondays through September 25
Was the pineapple really the symbol of 18th-century hospitality? Were quilts really used as coded messages for the Underground Railroad? Were people shorter in the 1700s? Learn to discern truth, myth, and reality on this guided tour.

“Pottery” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall, September 2-30
Come out to The Gallery at York Hall and enjoy our unique pottery exhibit from local artists.  In addition to the exhibit the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale.

Art Exhibition: “No Man’s Land: A Collection of Works by Contemporary Female Artists”, September 7 – 21
A reception will be held on September 14th, from 4-6pm This event is free and open to the public. See website for a list of featured artists.

In Memoriam, Thursdays in September
During this guided tour, explore mourning customs and view examples of mourning jewelry, art, and textiles. How have mourning customs changed over time?  Did family members really keep locks of hair of the deceased in jewelry?

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting, Saturdays
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.

Ceramics Up Close, Fridays & Sundays through September
What sort of dishes did our colonial ancestors buy? Where did the ceramics come from and how were they used? First join the conversation on a guided tour, then drop in for a behind the scenes view of the museum’s ceramic storage vault.

Live Music at Yorktown Pub, Fridays & Saturdays in September
Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for schedule.

Live Music at Water Street Grille, Fridays & Saturdays in September
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. Friday and Saturday Nights, 7-10 pm. See website for schedule.

Williamsburg Farmers Market, September 30
Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

Yorktown Market DaysSaturdays through October (except for 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.  Shoppers can enjoy the added bonus of watching local chefs demonstrate the preparation of various dishes on select Saturdays.


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Williamsburg Events: September 18 – 24, 2017

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Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens
Weekends from September 22 – October 29
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. Fear abounds in the Virginia theme park’s collection of elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed Terror-tories™ and darkly entertaining live shows.

Yorktown Art Stroll
September 24
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.

Village Festival at Yankee Candle
September 23 – 24
Join us for a weekend of fun for the whole family! 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!

The Tempest at Jamestown Settlement
September 21 – 23
An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” will be performed aboard Jamestown Settlement’s re-creations of the Susan Constant and in the colonial fort.

Virginia Living Museum’s Fall Plant Sale
September 23 – 24
Choose from a large selection of summer and fall blooming native wildflowers, shrubs and small trees for a variety of garden sites and styles at the Virginia Living Museum’s annual fall plant sale.

Rhythms on the Riverwalk Concert Series in Yorktown
Fridays through October 6
Get your toes tappin’ to fantastic sounds during this five-week concert series featuring toe tappin’ Jazz and Big Band and knee slappin’ Country. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. See website for schedule.

Canoeing Under the Stars at York River State Park
September 22
Get away from the bright lights of the city and spend an evening with us looking at the night sky. For an added touch, we’ll enjoy it from a canoe! Whether you’re an expert on the stars and planets or a novice, you’ll still enjoy this peaceful trip on the creek.

A Taste of High Street
September 23
High Street Festival (Plaza Azteca, Orange Theory, Movie Tavern and many others). Come out to have “taste” preview all the incredible shops at High Street. Kids activities, live music, beer and wine tastings, and more!

“Treasure Chest” with Green Flash at Water Street Grille
September 21
An intimate place big on flavor and personality, and a Yorktown must-do, offering 20 micro brews and a delicious tapas menu. Your evening will feature Green Flash’s Treasure Chest Beer, a Hibiscus IPA, and for every pint sold, Green Flash will donate a dollar to breast cancer . This promises to be an evening filled with conversation and libations overlooking the York River.

Bacon Street Youth and Family Services 2017 Earl Tuggy Young Golf Tournament
September 23
Join Us for the 2017 Earl “Tuggy” Young Golf Tournament As Bacon Street Youth and Family Services celebrates our 46th year of service to the youth and families we are gearing up for the annual golf tournament! In memory of Earl “Tuggy” Young, this golf tournament is coming soon, on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 9 am at Ford’s Colony Country Club.

A Cook’s Walking Tour
September 20
Guests visiting our historic sites see lovely, pristine homes in fair order. But, did you ever wonder about the messy parts of life? Take a guided tour with a member of Historic Foodways to explore the often private world of food preparation in an 18th-century city.

The People Who Forged Civilization
September 21
Join master storyteller Shel Browder for myths and stories about the men and women who forged the tools of war and peace, creating civilizations out of sweat and fire. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition From Forge and Furnace: A Celebration of Early American Iron.

Photographer David Mitchell at the Gallery at York Hall
September 24
We invite you to meet wildlife photographer, David Mitchell. David has a unique eye for photographing wildlife such as eagles, ospreys and many more animals.

“Pottery” Exhibit at the Gallery at York Hall
September 2-30
Come out to The Gallery at York Hall and enjoy our unique pottery exhibit from local artists.  In addition to the exhibit the Gallery will have a host of new and beautiful art, jewelry, pottery and much more for sale.

Watermen’s Museum Swing Dance
September 18
Join us every third Monday of the month for swing dance.

Williamsburg Before and After Tour
Thursdays through November 2
For 81 years, Williamsburg served as the seat of Virginia government. But what happened after the capital moved to Richmond? For more than two centuries, Williamsburg was a sleepy, small town. Using images and personal stories, explore the booms, busts, and eventual restoration of this unique community.

Murder or Misfortune? The Tragic Death of Robert Routledge
September 23
In June 1766, Virginia merchant Robert Routledge was stabbed in public by Colonel John Chiswell. Or was he? Was it murder or was it a tragic misfortune? Join historian Carson Hudson for an interactive recreation of the most controversial crime in 18th-century Virginia.

Night Hike at York River State Park
September 23
njoy the cooler temperatures with the sounds of raccoons, owls, and other creatures.  After the hike, enjoy stargazing with the Virginia Penisula Astronomy Club.  Please call the office for reservations.  Note:  Hikes in September and October begin at 7:30 pm.

Longleaf Pine Basket Weaving Workshop
September 23
In this basket weaving workshop, you’ll learn how to weave baskets from the needles of the longleaf pine, a tree once common in Virginia and long prized for its utility in shipbuilding.

Art Exhibition: “No Man’s Land: A Collection of Works by Contemporary Female Artists”
September 7 – 21
A reception will be held on September 14th, from 4-6pm This event is free and open to the public. See website for a list of featured artists.

Costumes & Jewelry in Memoriam
Thursdays Through September 28
During this guided tour, explore mourning customs and view examples of mourning jewelry, art, and textiles. How have mourning customs changed over time?  Did family members really keep locks of hair of the deceased in jewelry?

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting
Saturdays
Drop by this Saturday, from 1-4 PM, as we offer a free tasting of Spanish wines paired with authentic Spanish bites! Join us on a tour of Spain’s wine regions and grapes and discover a new favorite from La Rioja, Ribeiro del Duero or a Cava or Sherry.

Hands-On Craft Workshop
Mondays through September 25
Learn about the museum collection and enjoy making a craft too! New crafts will be presented every week. Crafts are based on objects found in the collection. Space is limited.

Busting Myths!
Mondays through September 25
Was the pineapple really the symbol of 18th-century hospitality? Were quilts really used as coded messages for the Underground Railroad? Were people shorter in the 1700s? Learn to discern truth, myth, and reality on this guided tour.

Ceramics Up Close
Fridays & Sundays through September
What sort of dishes did our colonial ancestors buy? Where did the ceramics come from and how were they used? First join the conversation on a guided tour, then drop in for a behind the scenes view of the museum’s ceramic storage vault.

Live Music at Yorktown Pub
Fridays & Saturdays in September
Enjoy your evenings at the Yorktown Pub with live music and great food throughout the month. See website for schedule.

Live Music at Water Street Grille
Fridays & Saturdays in September
Enjoy your evenings with great, live music at the Water Street Grille throughout the month. Friday and Saturday Nights, 7-10 pm. See website for schedule.

Williamsburg Farmers Market
September 23
Over 40 vendors will bring meats, produce, mushrooms, flowers, artisan chocolate, cheese, honey, baked goods, peanuts and handmade soaps to the Williamsburg Farmers Market.

Yorktown Market Days
Saturdays through October (except for 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.  Shoppers can enjoy the added bonus of watching local chefs demonstrate the preparation of various dishes on select Saturdays.


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