Best Bets: Twilight Polo, Warrenton Spring Festival
Vendors and entertainers will line Main Street for Warrenton’s 40th annual spring festival on Saturday.
Twilight Polo celebrates 25 years at Great Meadow this Saturday.
The popular Warrenton Spring Festival celebrates its 40th year this Saturday with vendors, family friendly entertainment and food. Hundreds of citizens will stroll down Main Street rain or shine.
The 25th year of Twilight Polo at Great Meadow also opens this weekend.
Other entertaining options in Fauquier include the Piedmont Regional Art Show and Sale, the final weekend of “Big Fish,” an outdoor movie in Remington, a book event at Liberty High School and opera under the stars.
Piedmont Regional Art Show and Sale Opening gala, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 18
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20
6507 Main Street, The Plains
The 71st annual event at Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains features works from local artists of all media, ages and levels of experience. The Friday night gala is free for exhibiting artists and sponsors. Guests, $15. No admission fee for Saturday and Sunday, but donations accepted. Proceeds benefit church ministries. www.facebook.com/artshowatgrace
“Big Fish” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 18-19
2 p.m. Sunday, May 20
4173 Bludau Drive, Warrenton
The Fauquier Community Theatre presents the musical “Big Fish.” The play follows Edward Bloom, a story-telling traveling salesman whose larger-than-life stories thrill everyone. But, his adult son, Will, is determined to discover the “true” life story behind his father’s fantastical stories. Performances at Hope Church in Vint Hill near the community theatre. Adults, $20; children ages 3 to 18 and seniors 60+, $18. fctstage.org/big-fish
Warrenton Spring Festival 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19
Main Street, Warrenton
The 40th annual Old Town Warrenton festival remains a popular, family-friendly event. Citizens gather on Main Street to enjoy food and shop at local businesses and vendors selling jewelry, toys, art, pottery, photography, and other items. Entertainment also includes dancers, music and a steel pan band, among other options. Rain or shine. Free. www.fauquierchamber.org
“Push Your Shelf” book event at Liberty 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19
6300 Independence Ave., Bealeton
Taylor Middle School students host a day to inspire children to continue to read and learn over the summer. Students can sign up for summer camps, play games, eat barbecue and receive free books at Liberty High School. Open to all ages. Free. www.fcps1.org
Twilight Polo opening night 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 19
5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains
Great Meadow opens its 25th year of the popular equestrian event at the Greenhill Stadium. The event features three polo matches, halftime games for children and adults, and dancing in the pavilion. Guests are welcome to bring blankets, chairs and a picnic. Food and wine available for purchase. General admission, $25 per vehicle. www.greatmeadow.org
Remington movie night 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19
150 W. Bowen Street, Remington (across the street)
The first outdoor movie of the year at the Remington Community Garden will be “Sandlot.” Dinner before the show. Movie starts at dusk. Free. www.facebook.com/RemingtonGarden
Stillwaters Foundation concert: Opera under the stars 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19
4279 Janes Lane, Marshall
The Stillwaters Supper and Songs series presents a concert version of the opera La Boheme with singers Melissa Jean Chavez, Elliot Matheny, Nicolas Carratura and Lindsay Espinosa. Jan Wagner will conduct and play piano. A potluck starts at 6 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. followed by dessert and an open mic at 9:15 p.m. Tickets: $10 to $15 depending on reservations. Children 11 and younger, free. www.eventbrite.com