What is Yorklyn Day?
Yorklyn Day celebrates the history, community and resiliency of Yorklyn, the unincorporated community at the northwest corner of New Castle County, Delaware. Join the fun on the first Sunday in June, from 12 noon to 5 p.m., as we spotlight the heritage, and spirit of the little known hamlet. 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, Friends of Auburn Heights (which operates the Marshall Steam Museum) 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 11:45am and loop continuously until 5:15pm.
AT YORKLYN BRIDGE TRAIL
♦ A lively Kid Zone with participatory fun for all ages ♦ Local vendors & exhibitors ♦
♦ 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) ♦
♦ 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 ♦
AT CENTER FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
(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. Fees apply for some crafts.
♦ Artisan’s market ♦
♦ Live music on their outdoor stage ♦ Food trucks! ♦
Beers, wine, soda and snacks available for sale
ELSEWHERE IN YORKLYN
♦ AT DEW POINT BREWING: Live music and beer tastings ♦
♦ AT YORKLYN POOL: Free tours for prospective new members ♦
DIRECTIONS FROM WILMINGTON
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.
About the Marshall Steam Museum and Friends of Auburn Heights
Established as a nonprofit organization in 2004, the Friends of Auburn Heights (FAH) 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, FAH 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.
About Auburn Valley State Park
Delaware’s newest state park, Auburn Valley State Park, includes the historic Auburn Heights estate, with 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, the park encompasses more than 450 acres of protected lands, with new multi-use trails (Auburn Valley Trail, Yorklyn Bridge Trail and Oversee Trail) available to the public year-round.