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Style · July 26, 2017

Weekend Best Bets: DuPont Brass, Twilight Jumpers

The nine-piece band, DuPont Brass will perform Saturday night in Warrenton for a Bluemont concert.
Young and professional riders will jump in two competitions Friday night at Great Meadow.
The final weekend of July offers several family fun activities in Fauquier County.

Topping the list, the DuPont Brass band will perform in Warrenton at the Bluemont concert series.

The brass ensemble started out playing at local Metro stations to raise money for tuition at Howard University. Now, the popular band has performed at the D.C. Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center.

Other options include a free movie at the WARF, music at Crockett Park near Midland, a discussion about barbecue in Bealeton and an equestrian show in The Plains.

Twilight Jumpers at Great Meadow *rescheduled*
New date: 6 p.m. Sunday, July 30
5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains

This equestrian event at Great Meadow features two jumping competitions. Young riders and local talent will jump at 3 feet 6 inches and professionals at 4 feet 2 inches. The event also features wine tasting, children’s tug of war and dancing. $40 per vehicle.

“Soul Surfer” movie at the WARF
8 p.m. Friday, July 28
800 Waterloo Road, Warrenton

Warrenton’s parks and recreation department will host a movie night at the WARF. Attendees will get to watch the film “Soul Surfer” while floating in the competition pool. Rated PG. Free.

Bluemont Concert: DuPont Brass
7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29
10 Hotel St., Warrenton

The Bluemont summer concert series presents the DuPont Brass band. The eclectic, soulful, nine-piece brass ensemble hails from Washington D.C. and has performed at the Kennedy Center and the D.C. Jazz Festival. Audience members bring blankets and chairs to the lawn of the Warren Green Building at Culpeper and Hotel streets. Rain location: Taylor Middle School. $5 per person; $4 for Bluemont friends and seniors; $2 children ages 11 and younger.

Barbecue history discussion at the library
2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 30
10877 Willow Drive North, Bealeton

Joseph R. Haynes, author of “Virginia Barbecue: A History” will discuss barbecue tradition, roots and recipes. Barbecue lunches sold by the Bealeton-Remington Ruritan Club. Free admission.

Music by the lake at Crockett Park
7 p.m. Sunday, July 30
10066 Rogues Road, Midland

Attendees can enjoy an evening of music from 12-string guitarist Steve Bridgers at Crockett Park’s lakeside amphitheater. Participants invited to bring picnic baskets and lawn chairs to sit near Germantown Lake. $2 per person. Children ages 12 and younger, free. Non-county residents, $7 per vehicle.

Other options in and around Fauquier:

> Silver Tones Swing Band in Middleburg

> Corks and Kegs celebration at Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery

> Music at McMahon’s Irish Pub

> Twilight Polo at Great Meadow

> The Flying Circus Airshow

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