WHAT ARE THE YORKLYN DAY HOURS?
11 am to 5 pm
IS THERE AN EVENT ADMISSION CHARGE?
No! The event is free, but fees are required for certain activities, including a $5 fee per sidewalk square for the Sidewalk Chalk Contest, fees for rides ($11 adults, $8 children — includes 4 rides) in the antique autos and trains at Auburn Heights (though the museum and grounds are open free of charge), and a fee ($8) for tours of the Auburn Heights mansion.
CAN I BRING MY PETS?
To the Yorklyn Bridge location — yes, but please note that pets must be leashed, and owners must clean up after them.
To the Auburn Heights Steamin’ Day — no; due to the rides and very small children involved, we ask that you leave your furry friends at home.
To the Center for Creative Arts — yes, outdoors (but they must be on leash, and owners must clean up after them), but pets are not permitted inside the building, unless it is a service animal.
WHERE IS LOST AND FOUND?
Lost and Found is located at the main information booth at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail, near the First Aid tent.
ARE THERE MAPS & A SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES?
You can pick up a complementary map and schedule of events at any entry point/shuttle stop.
WHERE IS FIRST AID?
The First Aid tent is located at Yorklyn Bridge Trail. First Aid assistance is also available at the Center for the Creative Arts and Auburn Heights; please approach a volunteer for assistance.
WHERE ARE THE RESTROOMS?
– Yorklyn Bridge Trail (handicapped porta potty here along with regular porta potties)
– Auburn Heights Preserve (restrooms are not handicap accessible)
– Center for the Creative Arts
ARE THERE ATMs?
No. Please stop in Hockessin, Greenville or Kennett Square for the nearest ATM options en route.
WHERE CAN I PARK?
Ample FREE parking is provided at HB Middle School: 735 Meeting House Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707, with free, continuous shuttle service to all event destinations. Follow the yellow Event Parking signs to the satellite parking lots and look for the bright yellow SHUTTLE STOP signs for pick-up and drop-off locations.
Limited event parking will be available at the Auburn Heights Preserve event lot (3000 Creek Rd) and at Center for the Creative Arts (410 Upper Snuff Mill Row & Rt.82).
WHERE DO I PICK UP THE SHUTTLE TO RETURN TO MY CAR?
Look for the bright yellow SHUTTLE STOP signs at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail, Center for the Creative Arts and Auburn Heights locations. The buses run continuously throughout the event.
IS THERE A RAIN DATE FOR THE EVENT?
No. Yorklyn Day will be a rain or shine event!
CAN I PAY WITH A CREDIT CARD FOR FOOD, STUFF, WHATEVER?
Due to poor/nonexistent cell service, vendors may prefer or require cash. Credit cards may be used for tickets and purchases at Auburn Heights and Center for the Creative Arts (as well as other Yorklyn businesses that are open on event day), but vendors at the Yorklyn Bridge Trail will use their own discretion… so come prepared with some old-fashioned cash.
IS SMOKING PERMITTED?
Nope! Don’t even think about it