Best Bets: Remington Fall Festival, children’s day
Remington Fall Festival, Children’s Day at Crockett Park and the Fauquier Farm Tour are among weekend options.
Fall activities continue in Fauquier this weekend with the Remington festival topping the entertainment list.
Other fun events include the Fauquier Farm Tour, a motorcycle event, a ham dinner and cash raffle, the Children’s Festival at Crockett Park, a cellist concert, and the final performances of “Steel Magnolias”
“Steel Magnolias” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14
4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton
The Fauquier Community Theatre at Vint Hill presents its 41st season opener, “Steel Magnolias.” This weekend marks the final performances of the play. Based off the 1989 comedy-drama film, the play follows six ladies from the South who weather the sunny and stormy days throughout life, together at Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana. Adults, $17; children ages 3 to 18 and seniors 60+, $15. Tickets available online or by calling 540-349-8760.
Remington fall festival 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13
East Main Street, Remington
The 37th annual fall festival features more than 90 vendors, a petting zoo, dance demonstrations, music, food and a duck race on the Rappahannock River. The event features more than seven hours of entertainment including special guest, Nashville recording artist Sarah Martin. Free admission.
Fauquier Farm Tour 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13
Various locations in central and Northern Fauquier
The county’s 23rd annual farm tour features seven stops with special tours, activities and behind-the-scenes demonstrations at Arterra Wines, Buckland Farm Market, Cobbler Mountain Cellars, Hidden Creek Farm, Locust Hill Farm, Mary’s Alpaca and Sky Meadows State Park. Additionally, Fauquier’s 25 wineries, four breweries, five orchards, four corn mazes and five farmers’ markets will welcome visitors who take the self-guided tour. Rain or shine. No pets or smoking allowed. Admission is free at most stops.
Crockett Park children’s festival 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13
10066 Rogues Road, Midland
The annual festival at Crockett Park includes boat rides, games, crafts, food, historical exhibits and other fun activities. Hosted by Fauquier County Parks and Recreation. $10 per vehicle. Rain date, Oct. 14.
Cash Bash and ham dinner 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13
200 E Marshall St., Remington
The Remington Vol. Fire and Rescue Department hosts a raffle where citizens could win between $25 and $1,500. Citizens must be present to win. Tickets for the cash raffle, $20 each. The dinner menu features cooked ham, potatoes, green beans, salad, roll and dessert. Tickets available for purchase online, at the Sheriff’s Office, RTO Tire, The Corner Deli and Stribling’s Garage. Dinners, $12 without a raffle ticket; $7 with raffle ticket.
American Heroes Motorcycle Ride 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14
251 W Lee Highway, Warrenton
This inaugural event features a motorcycle ride around Warrenton starting at the village shopping center near Rankins Hardware and ending at the American Legion Post 72 with food, vendors and family activities. Funds raised benefit the Fauquier Sheriff’s Office shop-with-a-cop program. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Ride begins at 10 a.m. $20 per bike.
Grace Church concert series: Amit Peled 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14
6507 Main St., The Plains Grace Episcopal Church hosts a concert by Grammy-nominated cellist, conductor, teacher and founder of the Mount Vernon Virtuosi, Amit Peled. Mr. Peled will play music by Brahms. $25 per person; students, $15; youth 17 and younger, free with adult.