Best Bets: Agriculture Expo, Keel brothers concert
Larry and Gary Keel will perform Saturday night at Gloria’s in Warrenton, and the Fauquier Agricultural Expo will feature livestock and exhibits Thursday through Saturday at the county fairgrounds.
Fauquier Agriculture Expo 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 11
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, July 12
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13
Fauquier County Fairgrounds
6209 Old Auburn Road, Warrenton
With the county fair taking a break this year, the Virginia Cooperative Extension Fauquier County Unit and local 4-H Clubs will host the expo. It will feature livestock shows, agricultural technology demonstrations and an exhibit hall with art and home-grown produce. Free admission.
Summer Sizzler Concert The James River Cutups
Bryan Jacobs & Remington Steele
4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13
Marshall Community Center
4133-A Rectortown Road
Free family event features crafts for kids, moon bounce, games and concert. Sponsored by Fauquier County Parks & Recreation.
Twilight Polo 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 13
5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains
Kids’ Night — three polo matches, halftime games, picnicking, wine for sale. Dancing in the pavilion after the matches. First match at 6 p.m. Last match at 8 p.m., with music and dancing afterward. Car pass $30 at gate or $25 online, with other options available.
The Keel Brothers 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 13
Gloria’s Listening Room
92 Main St., Warrenton
Acclaimed flat-picking guitarist Larry Keel returns to his home county to perform with older brother Gary, who taught him to play at age 7.
A two-time Telluride Bluegrass Festival flatpicking champion, Larry Keel has released 15 albums, has headlined at Carnegie Hall and has performed with many of the world’s best musicians. He was a founding member of Magraw Gap in 1990 with local musicians Danny Knicely and Will Lee.
The Larry Keel Experience, which tours nationally, includes his wife Jenny Keel on upright base and Jared Pool on mandolin.
Tickets for Saturday’s show are $25; free for children 12 and under with adults.