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Children and Pets Parade
10 a.m. July 4, down Main Street in Old Town Warrenton; ice cream and patriotic music afterward; (540) 349-8606.

Great Meadow 4th of July Celebration
4 p.m., July 4; fireworks choreographed to patriotic music, pony rides, tethered hot-air balloon rides, hayrides. (540) 253-5000.

Independence Day Celebration
Middleburg Community Center; family games, vendors, ice cream, fireworks at dusk. (540) 687-6373.

Fauquier County Fair
Fairgrounds off Meetze Road; animal judging, food; bluegrass and country music performances, contests. (540) 351-6086.


Hot-Air Balloon Festival
Flying Circus, off U.S. 17 south of Bealeton; skydiving, hot-air balloons, wing-walking, open cockpit biplane rides (540) 439-8661.

Warrenton Horse Show and Parade
Warrenton Horse Show Grounds; one of the oldest horse shows in the country: ladies sidesaddle, hunters, jumpers, local hunts and hounds. (540) 347-9442.


Goldvein Jubilee
Monroe Park, Goldvein; festival of fun, food for the whole family; gold mining museum open for tours; (540) 752-5330.

Old Town 5K Run
For all ages, awards in all divisions; registration and fee.

Hume Day
Leeds Ruritan Park in Hume; jousting tournament, food, playground, vendors, children's activities; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Fauquier County Farm Tour
Spotlights six farms; hay rides, animal visits; (540) 422-8277.

Evening Under the Stars
8 p.m. third Saturday in September; elegant dancing and dining al fresco in Old Town Warrenton; fundraiser for Partnership for Warrenton Foundation; (540) 349-8606.

Heritage Day
Main Street, Warrenton; reenactments, house tour, craft demonstration, and cotillion. Johnson, (540) 341-7019.


A Day in The Plains
Parade, displays, food sales; first Saturday. (540) 253-5790.

Remington Fall Festival
Second Saturday in October, Main Street, Remington; vendors, music, food; (540) 439-8010.

Children's Festival
Displays, activities for children, food sales, hayrides, pony rides, magic shows, fishing, boating, hiking; admission charged; M. Crockett Park, (540) 788-4867.

International Gold Cup
Great Meadow in The Plains; steeplechase races, parades, vendors, Jack Russell terrier races; (540) 347-2612.


Remington 5K Turkey Trot
Starts at M.M. Pierce Elementary School; all ages; (540) 788-4867.

Veteran's Day Celebration
Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County, The Plains; (540) 253-7488.


Christmas in Old Town
First Friday, Town Warrenton; arrival of Santa Claus, caroling, hay wagon; (540) 349-8606.

GumDrop Square
Weekends until Christmas; John Barton Payne building, Old Town Warrenton; a children's secret Christmas shopping with assistance; (540) 349-8606.

Christmas in Middleburg
Arts and crafts show, Middleburg Community Center, (540) 687-6373.

Christmas Parade in Bealeton
Second Saturday, (540) 439-9301.

Open House & Holiday Extravaganza
Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County, The Plains; (540) 253-7488.

"Christmas in Music"
First weekend in December; a Fauquier tradition, performed by the Warrenton Chorale, includes hand bells.

First Night Warrenton
Dec. 31; family-oriented, alcohol-free celebration with musical performers, other entertainers; (540) 338-4640, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County, Plains; (540) 253-7488.


Black History Month Celebration
Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County, Plains; (540) 253-7488.


Lucky Shamrock 5K Run/Walk
Near St. Patrick's Day; Cedar Lee Middle School; for all ages; (540) 788-4687.


Warrenton Farmers Market
7 a.m. until noon, Wednesdays on Hospital Hill, Saturdays at 5th and Lee streets; (540) 347-2405.

Remington Farmers Market
Fridays 3-7 p.m. on Main Street; (540) 439-3532.

Archwood Green Barns Farmers Market
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Route 245 and I-66 in The Plains; (540) 253-5289.

Earth Day Celebration
On or near Earth Day; C.M. Crockett Park, Midland; local bands play at lakeside amphitheater; (540) 788-4867.


Warrenton Spring Festival
Third Saturday, Warrenton; crafters, artisans, entertainers; Fauquier Chamber of Commerce, (540) 347-4414.

Virginia Gold Cup
First Saturday in May; steeplechasing at Great Meadow Events Center in The Plains; (540) 347-2612.

Neighborhood Art Show and Sale
First weekend; Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains; (540) 253-5177.

Memorial Day parade
Down Main Street, Warrenton, ending with services at the Warrenton Cemetery; sponsored by the American Legion, VFW.

Delaplane Strawberry Festival
Memorial Day weekend; Sky Meadows State Park near Delaplane; fun, games, lots of strawberries, petting zoo, craft fair; admission fee per car.(540) 364-2772.

Hunt Country Stable Tour
Memorial Day weekend; self-driven tour in and around Upperville; (540) 592-3711.

Flying Circus Air Show
Open Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through September; Bealeton;(540) 439-8661.


Relay for Life
First weekend in June; a-night walk-a-thon to support American Cancer Society.

Upperville Colt and Horse Show
First week of June; the nation's oldest horse show, held at Grafton Farm; horse-and-rider combinations including hunters, jumpers, sidesaddle and a $100,000 Grand Prix. Admission.(540) 687-5740.

Father's Day Car Show
Third Saturday in June; Old Town Warrenton; classic and vintage vehicles, entertainment, food; (540) 349-8606.

Warrenton Pony Show
End of June, 4-day event; "The Oldest Pony Show in America"; Warrenton Horse Show Grounds; (540) 347-7897.

Bluemont Concert Series
Saturdays, June through August; musical performances, in various styles; 7:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Warren Green Building in Old Town Warrenton; $3 admission;(540) 338-4640, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Twilight Polo at Great Meadow
June through September in The Plains; 7 p.m. Saturdays; h-action polo under the arena lights; $20 admission per car; (540) 253-5000.
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