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October 7, 2021

Best Bets: Farm tour, variety of fall festivals

Clockwise from top left: St. John’s Oktoberfest, 25th Fauquier County Farm Tour and Chatham County Line at Gloria’s on Saturday night.
If you enjoy fall festivals, Fauquier features everything you could want this weekend.

The 41st St. John’s Oktoberfest will take place Friday and Saturday in Warrenton, with community festivals in Orlean and Remington on Saturday.

The Marshall Farmers Market will conclude its season Friday.

And, the 25th Fauquier County Farm Tour offers a wide variety of fun Saturday.

Marshall Farmers Market and 2nd Friday
4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8
H&H Auto Garage parking lot
8382 W. Main St., Marshall

Artist, crafters, farmers and other vendors participate in the monthly event. Village shops open late. Sponsored by Marshall Moving Forward.

Saint John’s Oktoberfest
4 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8-9
St. John the Evangelist Catholic School
111 King St., Warrenton

The 41st annual festival will feature authentic German food, drink and music, homemade baked goods, carnival games and rides, vendors, silent auction and a battle of the bands. Free admission. Kid wristbands for rides and games: $20 Friday ($100 family maximum) on Friday and $12 ($60 family maximum) on Saturday.

39th Remington Fall Festival
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9
Main Street, Remington

Seventy businesses and organizations, along with six food vendors will have booths on Main Street. Entertainment will include Nashville recording artist Holly Constant. The Remington Baptist Church also will serve breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Free admission.

Fauquier County Farm Tour
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9
All over the county

The 25th self-guided tour will feature eight stops, including farms, an orchard, breweries and wineries and a market. The tour guide provides information about dozens of other farm businesses around the county. The event will offer demonstrations and activities, including hayrides and a corn maze, to highlight Fauquier’s diverse agricultural industry. Free.

Celebrate Orlean Day
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9
Village of Orlean
6855 Leeds Manor Road

Marking the village’s 206th anniversary, the festival will feature entertainment, food, exhibits and activities. Opening ceremony at 11:45 a.m. Children’s obstacle course, moon bounce, face painting and contests. Entertainers will include Moe Safren, Jeremy Fox, Stephanie Carter, Jamie Rose, Stephen Moran, Shane Rushing, the Entwined Band, Abigail Turner, Josh Turner and Kevin Rankin. Food vendors, wine and craft beer for sale. Free admission. $20 parking fee donated to Orlean Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.

Chatham County Line
8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9
Gloria’s Listening Room
92 Main St., Warrenton

The three-member bluegrass and Americana group from Raleigh, N.C., has performed across the U.S. and Europe for more than two decades. Doors open at 7:30. Concessions available. Tickets $25, free for children 12 and younger with parents.

Fall Farm Days
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Monday, Oct. 9-11
Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane

The event will feature a variety of working farm exhibits and demonstrations, a children’s play area, live music and Mount Bleak House Tours. Parking fee: $10.

Riverside Preserve Plant Walk
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 9
Riverside Preserve
8150 Leeds Manor Road, Marshall

Clifton Institute staff members will lead the hike on county-owned property along the Rappahannock River. For ages 12 and older. Fee: $12. Registration required.

Other options

Warrenton Farmers Market
8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 9
21 Main St., Warrenton

Click here for more information.

Farmers Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10
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. 10
5114 Ritchie Road, Bealeton

Click here for more information.

Click here for calendar of events.

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