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2015 Yorkfest Fine Arts Festival


Friday, August 28: 6 to 8 p.m.: Juried Art Opening Reception & Adult Literary Awards

(NEW LOCATION FOR 2015: Agricultural & Industrial Museum, 217 W. Princess Street, York, PA 17401)

Saturday, August 29: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday, August 30: 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)

Jeff Stabley and Friends 6 to 7 p.m. followed by Eric Marner & Brave New World 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Yorkfest features a weekend of 100 select fine artists from all around the country, the YorkArts juried exhibition (for 2015, to be held at the Agricultural & Industrial Museum due to renovations at YorkArts), free family entertainment and hands-on arts activities, a free community jazz concert in the Capitol Theatre on Saturday night, ChalkWalk, youth art and literary awards, walking tours of the York Murals, tours and demonstrations at the Colonial Court House Complex, and much more!

Additional details for 2015 will be posted very soon.

2015 CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW AVAILABLE (scroll down below)

The deadline for the Youth Art & Literary Competitions is Monday, August 10. Entries may be delivered to City Hall during business hours. Items will also be accepted during the August First Friday outside Prime Art Supply, located at 128 East King Street, from 5 to 9 p.m., and during the August Second Saturday in the City event (look for our table at Continental Square from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)


 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 sponsors:












Street closings:

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.) 

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