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Style · October 4, 2017

Warrenton First Friday, “1776” among Best Bets

Photo/Stephen Rummel Photography
Kai Sutherland plays Thomas Jefferson; Jen Drake as Martha Jefferson and Scott Heine as Benjamin Franklin star in “1776 The Musical” opening Friday.
Photo/Experience Old Town Warrenton
Old Bust Head, Wort Hog and Powers Farm breweries will serve beer at Warreton’s First Friday Oktoberfest.
With fall in full swing, Warrenton’s final First Friday of the year takes place Saturday with an Oktoberfest theme.

The Fauquier Community Theatre at Vint Hill presents the opening weekend of “1776 The Musical” with 23 cast members.

Other weekend options in Fauquier include a talent show in Warrenton, a farm day at Sky Meadows State Park, a ceremonial blessing of animals at the SPCA and several fall festivals.

Warrenton First Friday: Oktoberfest
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6
Main Street, Warrenton

Experience Old Town Warrenton hosts the annual Oktoberfest celebration on Main Street. This is the final First Friday event of the year. The family-friendly festival includes a scarecrow display, beer garden, wine and spirit tasting, restaurant and shopping specials, food and games. Free admission.

Warrenton’s Got Talent
6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6
430 E. Shirley Ave., Warrenton

The St. Patrick Orthodox Youth Group will host its 9th annual Warrenton’s Got Talent show. Held at the Warrenton Community Center, the event will showcase 12 acts, ranging from storytelling to musical theatre to Irish dancing and singing. All proceeds, including tickets, concessions and the silent auction will purchase essential items for families at Victory Transitional House in Bealeton. The show starts at 7 p.m. $3 per person.

“1776 The Musical”
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6-7
2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8
4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton

The Fauquier Community Theatre presents the opening weekend of “1776 The Musical.” Based on the Broadway show that won three Tony Awards, the play follows the birth of America as the founding fathers struggle to craft the Declaration of Independence. Adults, $20; children ages 4 to 18 and seniors 60+, $18. Tickets available online or by calling 540-349-8760.

Fall farm days at Sky Meadows
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8
11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane

Citizens can experience life on a farm at Sky Meadows state park with demonstrations on beekeeping, blacksmithing, and mill work. Children can make cornhusk dolls. The event also includes tours of the historic Mount Bleak House, music, a children’s play area, food and drinks for sale and the pick-your-own pumpkin patch. $5 per vehicle.

Blessing of the Animals
1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8
9350 Rogues Road, Midland

The Fauquier SPCA will hold a blessing of the animals at the shelter. Afterward, dogs available for adoption will be walked through Casanova. Free.

Other options in and around Fauquier:

> Haunted Hollow

> Corn Maze in The Plains

> Cows-n-Corn Fall Festival

> Hartland Orchard and Fall Festival

> Messicks Farm Market Festival

> Joe Gibbs’ Youth for Tomorrow Country Fair and Auction

> Sumerduck Pickin’ Party

> The Flying Circus Airshow

> Sketching session in Middleburg

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