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July 22, 2021

Best Bets: Bluegrass and summer blooms workshop

Click above to watch Circa Blue perform Angeline the Baker.
Weekend options in Fauquier include a bluegrass concert in downtown Warrenton, a “Summer Blooms” workshop at Sky Meadows State Park and an indoor cornhole tournament at the Remington Lions Club.

Summer Blooms Workshop
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24
Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane

Shenandoah Chapter Virginia Master Naturalist Paul Guay will lead the workshop. It will begin in the park's Carriage Barn with a presentation on summer blooming flowers, their associated pollinators, tips and tricks to their identification. A 3-mile guided hike through the park’s flower-filled meadows will culminate at the Piedmont Environmental Council’s Memorial Overlook, a hot spot for a diversity of summer blooms. Participants should bring water and lunch to eat along the trail, dress appropriately and wear sturdy shoes. Fee: $15 per adult, $5 per child (12 and younger. Fee includes parking.

Beat the Heat Cornhole Tournament
11 a.m. Saturday, July 24
Remington Lions Club
11326 James Madison Highway

Indoor tournament, cohosted by the Liberty High School Boosters and the Remington Lions Club. Team registration has closed. Beer and food sold onsite. Free kids’ activities.

Twilight Polo
Gates open 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 24
Great Meadow
5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains

Three matches starting at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tailgating and children’s games. “Denim & Diamonds” theme. VIP options available.
Car pass: $25 in advance, $30 (cash) at gate.

Summer on the Green Concert
Circa Blue

7 p.m. Saturday, July 25
Main Street, Warrenton

The four-decade tradition of summer concerts in Old Town Warrenton has resumed after a year off because of the pandemic. A five-member contemporary bluegrass band, Cira Blue will continue a four-concert series, organized by the Allegro Community School for the Arts. The Town of Warrenton and the Virginia Commission for the Arts provide financial support. Main Street closed to vehicles for the evening. Free.

Other options

Warrenton Farmers Market
8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 17
21 Main St., Warrenton

Click here for more information.

Sunday Polo
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 25
Great Meadow
5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains

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The Flying Circus Airshow
2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 25
5114 Ritchie Road, Bealeton

Click here for more information.

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