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September 2, 2021

Best Bets: Scottish Games and farmers markets

Clockwise from top left: Virginia Scottish Games at Great Meadow, Maddi Mae at Remington Farmers Market and Warrenton Horse Show through Sunday.
With cooler, calmer, sunny weather, the Labor Day weekend offers a variety of outdoor activities all over Fauquier County.

The 122nd Warrenton Horse Show runs through Sunday, while the annual Virginia Scottish Games take place at Great Meadow.

The Warrenton Farmers Market on Saturday will host “Kids Day,” including young entrepreneurs, and the Remington Farmers Market later that day will feature music by Maddi Mae.

Warrenton Horse Show
8 a.m. until daily through Sunday, Sept. 5
60 E. Shirley Ave., Warrenton

The 122nd show features competitors of all ages from up and down the East Coast. Vendors, concessions and online auction. Tickets: $10 Saturday and Sunday, free weekdays.

Cougar 5k and Fun Run
9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4
Kettle Run High School
7403 Academic Ave., Nokesville

The Kettle Run Football Boosters will host the event. Raffle with a variety of prizes. Cost: $35 for 5k, $20 for fun run. Click here to register online. For more info, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Virginia Scottish Games
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 4-5
Great Meadow
5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains

The annual event features athletic competitions, a British car and motorcycle show, children’s games, piping and drumming, a fiddle competition, bands, Scottish dog competitions and demonstrations, food and beverages. Tickets: $5 to $30.

Remington Farmers Market
4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4
Remington Community Garden
150 W. Bowen St.

Vendors, food from Buffalo Wild Wings and musical performance by Maddi Mae from 5 to 7 p.m. Free.
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Nature Club
1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4
The Clifton Institute
6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton

Youth (Grades 6-12) will explore the 900-acre preserve’s field station and learn about local plants and animals. Tickets: $10 (or $8 for Friends of Clifton).

Astronomy for Everyone
7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4
Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane

The event begins with a half-hour children’s “Junior Astronomer” program, followed by a discussion about the importance of dark skies and light conservation. Then NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Ambassadors present the latest news in astronomy, followed by exploration of the night sky with the members of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. Parking fee: $10. The park on Saturday also will host a farm market, Explorer Outpost, Mount Bleak house tours and Settle’s Kettle, a demonstration of 19th-century cooking methods.

Twilight Polo
Gates open 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4
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. “Wear Your Whites” theme with DJ and dancing. VIP options available. Car pass: $25 in advance, $30 (cash) at gate.

Other options

Warrenton Farmers Market
8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 28
21 Main St., Warrenton

Click here for more information.

Farmers Market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29
Archwood Green Barns
4557 Old Tavern Road, The Plains.

Click here for more information.

Sunday Polo
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5
Great Meadow
5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains

Click here for more information.

The Flying Circus Airshow
2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5
5114 Ritchie Road, Bealeton

Click here for more information.

Click here for calendar of events.

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