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October 14, 2021

Best Bets: Concerts and autumn activities abound

Clockwise from left: Beppe Gambetta will perform Saturday at Gloria’s in Warrenton, Fall Farm Days at Sky Meadows State Park this weekend and the Paragon Philharmonia ensemble will present a concert Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains.
The weekend offers a variety of musical performances and festive fall activities around Fauquier.

Fall Festival
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16.
Family Worship Center
12077 Marsh Road, Bealeton

The event will feature pony rides, hayrides, moon bounce, bake sale, corn hole, vendors and live music. Free.

Fall Farm Days
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 16-17
Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane

The “Rest and Rejuvenation Weekend” will feature a geocaching demonstration, camping tips, a variety of working farm exhibits and demonstrations, a children’s play area, live music and Mount Bleak House Tours. Parking fee: $10.

Walk with a Naturalist
1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16
The Clifton Institute
6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton

A Clifton staff member will lead the hike on trails of the 900-acre preserve near Warrenton. Free. Registration required.

“Ghosts in the Garden”
Remington Farmers Market
4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16
Remington Community Garden
150 W. Bowen St., Remington

The event will feature hayride tours of historical haunted locations in town, crafts, music by Dan Carter, a food truck, s’mores and cider. Free admission.

Jules and the Agreeables
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16
Gloria’s Listening Room
92 Main St., Warrenton

Singer/songwriter Juliana MacDowell, who splits time between Loudoun County and Key West, has recorded several albums. Doors and concessions bar open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20, free for children 12 and younger with parents.

Paragon Philharmonia concert
5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17
Grace Episcopal Church
6507 Main St., The Plains

The church ensemble in residence will present a concert of orchestral music by Bach, Mendelssohn and Mozart. COVID-19 vaccination proof required for audience members. Tickets: $25 for adults, $15 for students, free for those younger than 18.

Beppe Gambetta
8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17
Gloria’s Listening Room
92 Main St., Warrenton

The master guitarist and composer will perform a variety of music with international influences, including selections from his new release, “Where the Wind Blows.” Doors and concessions bar open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20, free for children 12 and younger with parents.

Other options

Warrenton Farmers Market
8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 16
21 Main St., Warrenton

Click here for more information.

Farmers Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17
Archwood Green Barns
4557 Old Tavern Road, The Plains

Click here for more information.

The Flying Circus Airshow
2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17
5114 Ritchie Road, Bealeton

Click here for more information.

Click here for calendar of events.

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