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Style · July 13, 2017

Best Bets: Lots of bluegrass, Vint Hill block party

Video: Click above to watch the Cobbler Mountain Band, which will perform Saturday night in Marshall.
Photo/John Berry
Pickin’ Daisies, a bluegrass/gospel group from Madison, also will perform Saturday night in Marshall.
Fauquier County Fair
2 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 14
9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 15
6209 Old Auburn Road, Warrenton

Citizens can enjoy entertainment, carnival rides, contests, livestock, exhibits, music and food at the 67th annual Fauquier County Fair. On Friday, the fair’s final truck and tractor pull starts at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the traditional Blue Ribbon Dinner ($10 per person) begins at 5 p.m. and lawn mower races take place at 7:30 p.m. At the gate, admission: $10 per adult; $5 for youth ages 12 and younger, military members with ID and senior citizens 65 and older. Babies in arms, free. Admission includes parking and concerts, but not carnival rides.

Block party at Vint Hill
5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 14
4152 Aiken Drive, Warrenton

Vint Hill celebrates summer with a patriotic and sports-themed block party. Activities include face painting, balloon animal art, raffles, music, games, and food provided by Covert Café and A la Carte Catering, Covert Café and Event Design. Ice cream from The Inside Scoop. Dog and child friendly. Free.

Summer Sizzler concert
5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 15
4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall

The Cobbler Mountain and Pickin’ Daises bands will perform Bluegrass music at this summer outdoor concert at the Marshall Community Center. The event also includes barbecue, arts and crafts and a children’s bounce house. Free.

Bluemont concert
7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15
10 Hotel St., Warren
The acoustic trio of Danny Knicely, Will Lee and John Flower mixes banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass and vocals. Audience members bring blankets and chairs to the lawn of the Warren Green Building at Culpeper and Hotel streets. Rain location: Taylor Middle School. $5 per person; $4 for Bluemont friends and seniors; $2 children ages 11 and younger.

Other options in and around Fauquier:

> All-you-can-eat country breakfast

> Coffee with the curator in Middleburg

> Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley at Drum & Strum

> Twilight Polo at Great Meadow

> The Flying Circus Airshow

For more events, click here.

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