Remington Fall Festival, Orlean Day among best bets
Jayceon Jenkins and Kayden and Sabrina Huntley check out a John Deere at last year’s Remington Fall Festival. This year, the festival takes place rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Nine entertaining events take place in Fauquier this weekend.
Hollin Farms has plenty of pumpkins to choose from at this Saturday’s Fauquier Farm Tour.
The Warrenton Volunteer Fire Co. will hold an open house Sunday.
The Fauquier Community Theatre performs the musical based on the movie Friday through Sunday.
Topping the list, the Remington Fall Festival on Saturday features seven hours of music and entertainment and more than 80 exhibitors and vendors.
Warrenton’s final First Friday of the year kicks off the weekend on Friday night as well as “Legally Blonde: The Musical” at Vint Hill.
Other options include the county’s farm tour, a motorcycle benefit ride, spaghetti fundraising dinner, Warrenton fire company open house and festivals at Crockett Park and Orlean.
First Friday Harvest Festival
5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7
10 Hotel Street, Warrenton
Warrenton’s final “First Friday” of the year features vendors, a Virginia beer and wine garden, SoBo Mobile food truck and ice cream near the Warren Green Building. Music on Culpeper Street by Gingerfunk Allstars and guitarist Damon Lomison. Ashby, Hotel, Court streets and Culpeper Street from Lee to Main Street closed to traffic. Free admission.
“Legally Blonde: The Musical”
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9
The Fauquier Community Theatre presents a musical based on the movie “Legally Blonde.” The musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams with her Chihuahua, Bruiser. Tickets available online or by leaving a message at 540-349-8760. Adults, $18; seniors 60+ and children ages 3 to 18, $16.
Remington Fall Festival
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
East Main Street, Remington
The 35th annual festival on Remington’s Main Street features more than 80 exhibitors and vendors, food, face painting, sand art, pet adoptions, rubber duck race and other activities. Live entertainment includes a karate demonstration, country music, bluegrass and southern rock. “Ghostbusters” shown in the community garden a dusk. Rain or shine. Free.
Fauquier Farm Tour
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
Various locations throughout Fauquier
The 21st annual Fauquier Farm Tour and Field Day includes five stops around the county on a self-guided tour with wineries, orchards, corn mazes and farm markets. This year’s stops include Arterra Wines, Green Maple Market, Hollin Farms, Sky Meadows State Park and Stribling Orchard. Rain or shine. Free at most locations.
Back the Blue benefit ride
10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
705 Waterloo Road, Warrenton
Citizens will ride motorcycles and jeeps with local law enforcement officers to show support. The ride begins at 11 a.m. at Fauquier High School. Citizens will travel to the Winchester Harley Davidson store and conclude at 2 p.m. at Fat Tuesday’s in Warrenton. Fat Tuesday’s will provide food, music and games. Proceeds benefit C.O.P.S. RSVP online.
Children’s Festival at Crockett Park
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
10066 Rogues Road, Midland
The annual festival includes bungee jumping, moon bounces, an inflatable obstacle course, horse rides, face painting, pumpkin art, sand art, nature crafts, hay maze, hay rides, clowns and children performances. Rain date, Sunday, Oct. 9. County residents, $10 per vehicle. Non-county residents, $17 per vehicle.
1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
6855 Leeds Manor Road, Marshall
The Orlean Market hosts the 201st anniversary celebration of the village. The Orlean Band and Andre Fox band will perform. Barbecue, vendors and other activities. $10 per person, day of the event. RSVP on Facebook and get $5 off.
Spaghetti dinner benefit
4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8
6209 Old Auburn Road, Warrenton
Fauquier Cops for Children hosts the annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the fairgrounds. The menu features all-you-can-eat spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert and beverage. Featuring Moo Thru ice cream and homemade meatballs. Café Torino & Bakery will donate the food. The event also includes a raffle and bake sale. Proceeds benefit the “Shop with a Cop” program. $10, adults; $5 children 5 and younger.
Warrenton Volunteer Fire open house
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9
167 West Shirley Ave., Warrenton
The Warrenton Volunteer Fire Co. will conduct fire safety and prevention workshops at its annual open house. Activities include interactive fire education for children, live demonstrations, equipment on display, station tours and a moon bounce. Light lunch and snacks provided. AirCare 1, a medical helicopter will also be on site. Free.
Other options in and around Fauquier:
> Dancing For A Cure “80s Dance” at Poplar Springs
> Haunted Hollow
> Cows-N-Corn fall festival and corn maze
> Messick's Farm Market Fall Festival
> Hartland Farm fall festival weekends
> Corn Maze in The Plains
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