Among the entertaining weekend options: James River Cutups play Bluegrass in Marshall, outdoor movie at Eva Walker Park and livestock exhibits, carnival rides and shows at the fair.
Topping this weekend’s entertainment, the annual Fauquier County fair features a motocross stunt show on Friday and lawn mower races on Saturday along with livestock demonstrations, carnival rides, food and other activities.
Summer concerts in Marshall, Remington and Warrenton feature bands playing Bluegrass, rock, jazz and folk music.
68th Fauquier County Fair 2 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 13
9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 14
6209 Old Auburn Road, Warrenton
The community’s largest agricultural event features an illusionist, comedy hypnotist, carnival rides, contests, livestock and craft exhibits and food. A motocross show takes place Friday. Saturday, an all-you-can-eat breakfast, the Blue Ribbon dinner and lawn mower races wrap up the weekend. Tickets at the gate: Adults, $10; youth ages 12 and younger, $5; adult military and senior citizens 65+, $5. Pre-sale discounts online. www.fauquierfair.com
Summer Sizzler concert 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 14
4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall
The Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department hosts a free summer family event with music, arts and crafts, a moon bounce, games at the Marshall Community Center. Two bands will perform: The James River Cutups will play bluegrass and Bryan Jacobs & Remington Steel will play acoustic blues. Food available for purchase. Free. www.facebook.com/events
Make Music Day and Allegro summer concert 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14
130 Haiti Street, Warrenton
Hosted by Allegro Community School of the Arts, Make Music Day features performances from students and local bands. The event also includes crafts and five giant games: Jenga, Connect Four, Kerplunk, Checkers and Yahtzee. Bottle Shop Music band will play folk, rock and acoustic music at 7 p.m. Free. www.facebook.com/Allegrocsa
Music in the garden in Remington 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 14
150 West Bowen Street, Remington
Remington’s Community Garden will host the music duo, Purpose, performing rock, pop, country and jazz. The event will also feature a moon bounce, corn hole and face painting. Citizens can bring blankets and picnic supplies. Barbecue available for purchase. Alcohol not permitted. The pop-up community event is organized by PATH Foundation interns. Free. www.facebook.com/RemingtonGarden
Movie in the park: “The Wizard of Oz” 8:45 p.m. Saturday, July 14
130 Haiti Street, Warrenton
Part of the Warrenton Make Music Day, the town parks and recreation department presents an outdoor movie at Eva Walker Park. “The Wizard of Oz” starts at dusk. Citizens are invited to bring a snack and a chair or blanket. Free. www.facebook.com/events
Summer Lovin’ 5K Trail Race 9 a.m. Sunday, July 15
1111 Winchester Road, Paris
This 1950s-themed 5K run takes place at Sky Meadows State Park. The course, which begins and ends at Turner Pond, includes grass, dirt, roots, rocks and beautiful views. A “Grease” themed dance party, food and prizes will be held after the race. $25 per person. runsignup.com/Race/VA/Paris