Olde York Street Fair


Event Details

Sunday, May 12, 2019 (rain or shine)
44th Annual Olde York Street Fair
12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Festivities will begin with remarks from Mayor Helfrich and the singing of the National Anthem by Marina Hopkins, a student at William Penn High School. 

For event questions, please email events@yorkcity.org.



Scroll down below to download a PDF map and event schedule and a list of crafters, exhibitors, and food vendors.

2019 Entertainment Schedule:

Performer Genre Location Time
JC Fisher Band Acoustic, rock, folk, alt-country York Co. Admin Ctr, 28 East Market Street 12:30-3:00
B-Tropical Reggae York Co. Admin Ctr, 28 East Market Street 3:30-6:00
White Rose Chorus Barbership Quartet Cherry Lane 1:00-3:00
Elijah Cross Indie Pop Rock Folk Jazz Cherry Lane 3:30-5:30
Nick DeSanto, One Man Band Roaming Strolling 1:00-3:00
Krystal Younglove, the Indestructible Lady Strolling stiltwalker Strolling 1:00-3:00
Kay’s Reflections Dance and Baton 1st block of North George Street 1:00-3:00
Ronn Benway Roaming entertainer (Acoustic Folk Troubadour) Strolling 2:30-4:30
Ian Carroll Roaming musician Strolling 2:30-4:30
Ryan Bridge (The Bug Man) variety of insect displays Kids Fun Block 12:30-6:00
Atomic Bounce face painting, balloon twists, petting zoo, inflatables Kids Fun Block 12:30-6:00

If you are an entertainer interested in performing at this event next year, please email events@yorkcity.org and include a link to your website. 

The Olde York Street Fair is held rain or shine.

NO PETS PERMITTED (City Ordinance)


The Olde York Street Fair is a Mother’s Day tradition in downtown York. The event takes place in and around Continental Square. This free event features approximately 100 vendors of handmade arts and crafts; a Kids Fun Block with bounce houses, games, petting zoo, and face painting; plus other entertainment.

Food vendors will sell a variety of traditional American festival food as well as original creations. Fifty percent of all food vendor proceeds will go to support local non-profit organizations. Ticket sales in the Kids Fun Block will support York City Special Events.

Please scroll down below to download applications and other information.

GPS directions for parking near the Olde York Street Fair:

  • Philadelphia Street Parking Garage: 25 West Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17401
  • King Street Parking Garage: 15 West King Street, York, PA 17403

Click here for downtown parking info. 

We will again offer FREE secured parking and shuttles from the HACC York campus (2010 Pennsylvania Avenue, York, PA 17404). The first shuttle will leave HACC at 12 noon and the last shuttle will leave downtown at 6 p.m. Sincere thanks to Green Mountain Energy for sponsoring this service. 

There will be several rest areas with seating throughout the street fair.
Look for signs with this logo:

Thank you to our sponsors:






Many thanks to the following for promotional support:









Parking and Traffic Advisories

  • Free Parking will be available on surrounding streets and in the Philadelphia and King Street garages.
  • Parking will be restricted along Market Street from Newberry to Pine and George Street from Philadelphia to King beginning at 6 a.m. The streets will close to traffic at 8 a.m. when vendors will begin setting up.

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