What is Yorklyn Day?

Join the fun on Sunday, July 1st, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., as we spotlight the history, heritage, and spirit of Yorklyn, Delaware. Enjoy family fun for all ages with an artisan’s market, live music, food to suit every palate, craft beer, antique auto rides & mansion tours, plus a lively Kid Zone with activities for all ages — and so much more!

Proceeds from the event benefit the Center for the Creative Arts and Delaware State Parks.


Ample free parking is provided at H.B. Middle School (735 Meeting House Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707), with a free shuttle bus running throughout the day, Shuttles begin at 10:45am and loop continuously until 5:20pm.


Click following link to download the map/program: Yorklyn Day Brochure 2017


 ♦ A lively Kid Zone with participatory fun for all ages ♦

♦Animal Encounter by Brandywine Zoo 11 am to 11:30 am♦
♦ Jungle John (“Edutainer” extraordinaire, as seen on America’s Got Talent) will present his Dinosaur Show at 1 pm and his live Reptile Show at 2:30 pm ♦
♦ Pony rides offered by Cozy Quarters Farm from 12 to 4 pm ♦
♦ Local vendors & exhibitors ♦
♦ The Juggling Hoffmans! They will start out at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail and wander around the event with their awesome tricks. ♦
♦ Plus great fare from food trucks ♦

AT AUBURN HEIGHTS (3000 Creek Rd.)

♦ Opening at 12:30:  Steamin’ Day fun,  grounds & Marshall Steam Museum open for free ♦
♦ Antique Auto & Train Rides (fee applies: 4 rides is $11/age 13+, $8/child) ♦
♦ Mansion Tours ($8/age 13+, $4/child for tour of both floors) ♦
♦ 1:30 p.m. FREE Firing Up Demo (see how we set a steam car in motion) ♦
♦ Kids crafts and operating 1930s Lionel model train display ♦
♦ Plus great ice cream from Woodside Farm Creamery ♦

410 Upper Snuff Mill Row & Rt. 82)


♦ Children’s art activities ♦

Hands-on art activities for children to adults ages 4 and up. Meet CCArts teachers and do cool projects. Prices from $1 to $3 each.

Sidewalk Chalk Festival

Create a work of art in chalk and pastels on the winding trail next to CCArts along lower Snuff Mill row. Registration is $3 per person from 11 am-3 pm, and judging time/prizes will be awarded at 4 pm. Categories include children, families, teens and professional artists. For more information or registration, call the Center for the Creative Arts at (302) 239-2434.

School Activities

Ceramics Program Pottery Sales and pottery wheel demos

Plein Air Painting Demo.

Artist Heidi Benson will be painting live, outside at Yorklyn Day!

♦ Artisan’s market ♦

A juried show of fine art and crafts, outdoors during Yorklyn Day:

Mary Adams, Feather Stitches, Totebags with designer fabrics

Nancy Butler, Alley Cat Jewelry Studios, Beaded jewelry

Pam Horstmann, Painted Threads, Handwoven and felted clothing and accessories

Svetlana Howells, Svetlana Designs Jewelry, Jewelry inspired by nature and garden themes, lavender products.

Carole Huber, Potted, Clayworks, Functional stoneware

Sandra Johnson, Plain Work, Handcrafted Leather bags

Fran Kovatch, Rustic Aesthetic, Jewelry and soy candles in vintage containers

Becki Mott-Lynn, Flossie’s Umbrella, Jewelry with Vintage components

Stephanie Przybylek, Creative Animal, Paintings on wood, canvas and driftwood with nature and coastal themes

John Styer, The Lathe-Meister, Functional wood items for the home

Sue Ann Cox, The Fairy Potter, Clay fairy houses and Delaware landmark pottery.

Gilda Jennings, GCJ Uniques, Jewelry using gemstones and natural materials.

Mary Coleman, Quilted fabric baskets, runners, pillow and wall hangings.

Marzena Moryc, My Happy, Colorful World, Hand painted rocks


♦ Live music on their outdoor stage♦

CCArts free, outdoor stage will come alive with female led musical acts who are singer/songwriters/guitarists.

Chris Morrow –, https://www.facebook.com/onthemorrowmusic/

Evergo unpluggedhttps://www.facebook.com/evergomusic/

Amanda Nolanhttps://www.facebook.com/amandamary.nolan/

Alexandra Kay Marchhttps://www.facebook.com/alexandramarchmusic/

http://www.alexandrakaymarch.com/   BIO: http://www.alexandrakaymarch.com/artist-bio.html


♦ Food trucks! ♦
♦ CCArts Concessions ♦

Beers, wine, soda and snacks available for sale



♦ AT DEW POINT BREWING: Live music and beer tastings ♦

  • Cabin and Creek
  • Crisp Pickles
  • Hockessin Animal Hospital
  • Lovely Design Finds
  • Time Travelers
    ♦ AT GARRETT SNUFF MILLS PROPERTY: Special exhibit Discover Yorklyn:  Mill Town, Hometown, Our Town ♦
  • Friends of the African Union Church Cemetery
  • Hockessin Historical Society
  • Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware

  • AT YORKLYN POOL: Free tours for prospective new members
  • Pickleball Demonstrations: Rules and Skills


Take Route 48 West (Lancaster Pike) to Route 41 into Hockessin, Delaware. Turn right onto Yorklyn Road. To reach H.B. Middle School parking lot: in .5 mile, turn left onto Old Wilmington Road. Proceed .2 mile and turn right onto Meetinghouse Rd. In .5 mile, turn right into H.B. Middle School parking lot. If full, proceed to Benge Rd, turn right and enter overflow lot. Look for Shuttle Stop sign: shuttle will stop at both locations!

About Center for the Creative Arts

For more than 35 years, the Center for the Creative Arts has been a community arts center devoted to art enrichment through education for people of all ages and abilities. Its exciting programming reflect community needs and supplement those provided by schools. By collaborating with local businesses and other cultural organizations, CCArts serves as a catalyst for accomplishing common community goals and strives to make the arts accessible to as many people as possible. The arts are essential for human development and academic success and for enriching our culture as a whole.

To learn more, click here to visit the CCArts website.

 About the Marshall Steam Museum and Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve

Established as a nonprofit organization in 2004, the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve (FAHP) operates the Marshall Steam Museum and owns/operates the Marshall family’s extraordinary collection of antique automobiles as well as the Auburn Valley Railroad. Dedicated to educating the public about Delaware’s industrial history and the impact of steam technology, FAHP offers programs for all ages, from lively Steamin’ Days, during which the public enjoys rides in antique autos from the dawn of the automotive age, to children’s fields trips and outreach programs to evening lectures.

To learn more, click here to visit the Marshall Steam Museum website.

 About Auburn Heights Preserve

Delaware State Park’s newest attraction, Auburn Heights Preserve, features a furnished mansion completed in 1897 and donated to the State of Delaware by Tom and Ruth Marshall in 2005. Open for tours by appointment and on Open House Tour days (first Friday and third Saturday of each month), the preserve encompasses more than 365 acres of protected lands, with new multi-use trails (Auburn Valley Trail, Yorklyn Bridge Trail and Oversee Trail) available to the public year-round.

To learn more, click here to visit the Delaware State Parks website.