2016 Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival
Friday, August 26: 6 to 8 p.m.: Juried Art Opening Reception & Adult Literary Awards
(Agricultural & Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess Street, York, PA 17401)
Saturday, August 27: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 28: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday Evening Jazz Concert starts at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.; no tickets required)
Performers TBA in the spring
Yorkfest features a weekend of 100 select fine artists from all around the country, the Creative York juried exhibition at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum), free family entertainment and hands-on arts activities, a free community jazz concert in the Capitol Theatre on Saturday night, ChalkWalk, youth art exhibit and awards ceremony, walking tours of the York Murals, tours and demonstrations at the Colonial Court House Complex, and much more! Details for 2016 will be posted in the spring.
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR FESTIVAL MARKETPLACE ARTISTS!
Scroll down below to download the Call for Entries, or apply online through Zapplication.
Scroll down below to download the 2015 schedule of events if you are not familiar with the event.
All events are free and open to the public.
The event takes place in downtown York and surrounds the Colonial Court House Complex, and includes portions of the York County Heritage Rail Trail (Philadelphia to Princess Streets), Market Street between Codorus Creek and Beaver Street, and the first block of North Pershing Avenue.
Thank you to our generous 2015 sponsors:
FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL GUESTS, NO DOGS PERMITTED IN THE EVENT AREAS.
Pershing Avenue will close at 11:15 a.m. on Friday and remain closed throughout the festival weekend
Market Street will close at 8 a.m. on Saturday and reopen in the evening, and close at 9 a.m. on Sunday and reopen after the festival ends.
(On Saturday, Market Street from Penn to Beaver will be closed to accommodate crowds at the nearby Cigar Box Guitar Festival. On Sunday, Market Street will be closed only from Newberry to Beaver.)
FOR MORE INFO, EMAIL Events@YorkCity.org
- 2016 Yorkfest Call for Entries (Festival Marketplace artists)
- Yorkfest travel directions and parking information
- 2015 YORKFEST AREA MAP
- 2015 YORKFEST PROGRAM BOOK (36 pages)
- 2015 Yorkfest schedule of events
- 2015 Yorkfest Call for Entries (Youth Art & Literary Competitions) -- Entry deadline 8/10/15
- 2015 Yorkfest non-profit organization application form (arts-related agencies)