Vint Hill Fall Festival, corn mazes among best bets
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The second annual Vint Hill Fall Festival on Saturday will feature Camelot Classic Cars.
The five-acre corn maze in The Plains opens this weekend.
Fauquier celebrates the first fall weekend in style with several autumn traditions including corn mazes, pumpkin picking and hayrides across the county.
The popular Vint Hill Fall Festival tops the list with vendors, food trucks and a petting zoo.
Other options include The Corn Maze in The Plains, a spaghetti fundraiser dinner, a swing dance with the Silver Tones, and Messick’s Farm Market festival.
Vint Hill Fall Festival and Family Fun Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23
4152 Aiken Drive, Warrenton
Vint Hill marks the beginning of fall with its annual street festival. Entertainment includes vendors, crafts, music from local bands, food trucks, petting zoo, face painting and games. Fauquier parks and recreation will also provide children’s activities including a rock climbing wall, inflatable bounce houses, and a balloon artist. Free. vinthillfallfestival.com
Messick’s Farm Market Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24
6025 Catlett Road, Bealeton
Messick’s Farm Market near Bealeton opens its fall festival with pumpkins, hayrides, a petting zoo, slides, face painting, a corn maze, rock painting and other children’s activities. $10 per person; seniors 55+, $8. www.messicksfarmmarket.com
The Corn Maze in The Plains opening weekend 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24
4501 Old Tavern Road, The Plains
Patrons can get lost in the five-acre pirate-themed corn maze and participate in other family fun activities including slides, tire swings, hay bale obstacle course, petting zoo and pumpkin slingshots. Tickets: $11 per adult; $9 children ages 12 and younger; free, children 3 and younger. www.cornmazeintheplains.com
Fauquier Cops spaghetti dinner 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23
6209 Old Auburn Road, Warrenton
Fauquier Cops for Children will host its fifth annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the county fairgrounds. Café Torino will donate all-you-can-eat spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages. The menu also includes Moo Thru ice cream and gourmet meatballs. Proceed support the Shop with a Cop program. Tickets: $10 per adult, $5 per child ages 6 to 12; ages 5 and younger, free. www.facebook.com/Fauquier-Cops-For-Children
Swing dance and sweets 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24
430 East Shirley Ave., Warrenton
The Silver Tones Swing Band hosts a special Sunday afternoon concert and dance with singing guests, the Blue Ridge Barbershoppers. The 17-piece band will perform classic swing dance music at the Warrenton Community Center. Door prizes and a dessert reception included. Advanced tickets online, $10 per person; $15 at the door. www.silvertonesswingband.com