Best Bets: County fair, first Warrenton Wizard Walk
Click above to watch The Bridge — Led Zeppelin tribute band perform “Good Times Bad Times.”
As summer heats up, so do entertainment options around Fauquier.
The county fair continues through Saturday night. Old Town Warrenton hosts its first “Wizard Walk,” featuring a variety of activities and “frivolities” Saturday. The Remington Community Garden hosts its farmers market. Sky Meadows offers a Saturday morning birding walk, and a Led Zeppelin tribute band performs at Gloria’s in Warrenton.
Fauquier County Fair 2 to 11 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 14-17
Fauquier County Fairgrounds
6209 Old Auburn Road, Warrenton
The celebration of country life features midway rides, food, exhibits, livestock, contests, a beer garden and a rodeo (Friday night). Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for children, senior citizens and military members.
Warrenton Wizard Walk 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Old Town Warrenton
The inaugural Harry Potter-inspired event will feature games, frivolity, exhibitions, musical performances and other activities in stores, restaurants and other venues. Owl show at 3 p.m. Magic show at 4 p.m. Wizard Walk Parade on Main Street, from Fifth Street to the old courthouse, at 5:30 p.m. Free.
Birds of the Woods and Fields 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17
Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane
A master naturalist will lead a one-mile walk to explore the habitat of birds, including the Eastern Bluebird, Tree Swallow, Wood Thrush and Red-headed Woodpecker. The program will focus on how those species depend upon the native trees, plants and open fields for their food, shelter and nesting spaces. Participants should consider bringing binoculars, field guides and bird ID apps. Free. Parking fee: $10.
Remington Farmers Market 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 17
Remington Community Garden
150 W. Bowen St., Remington
Local vendors, food truck, exhibits, folk music by Mandalélé from 6 to 8 p.m. Free.
Twilight Polo Gates open 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17
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. “School Spirit” theme. VIP options available. Car pass: $25 in advance, $30 (cash) at gate.
Summer on the Green Concert
The Elizabeth Lawrence Band 7 p.m. Saturday, July 17
Main Street, Warrenton
The four-decade tradition of summer concerts in Old Town Warrenton has resumed after a year off because of the pandemic. The blues/rock band 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.
The Bridge — Led Zeppelin Tribute 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 17
Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance
92 Main St., Warrenton
The four-member band from Winchester puts on a show of 1970s classic rock hits by Led Zeppelin, which sold more than 200 million albums. The doors will open at 7 p.m. Beer, wine, soft drinks and light snacks available for purchase. Tickets: $20. Children 12 and younger admitted free with parent or guardian.
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 18
5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains Click here for more information.
The Flying Circus Airshow 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 18
5114 Ritchie Road, Bealeton Click here for more information.