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Style · May 22, 2019

Best Bets: Stable tour and strawberry festival

Annie Get Your Gun
7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 23-24
2 p.m. Saturday, May 25
Fresta Valley Christian School
6428 Wilson Road, Marshall

Irving Berlin’s musical tells a fictionalized version of the real life story of Annie Oakley, a backwoods girl who became a famous sharpshooter in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show in the late 1800s. The story begins when she wins a shooting match against the traveling-show’s marksman, Frank E. Butler. Romance blossoms, and the fun begins. Ticket are $10 for students, $15 for adults, with a $45 family pass available for the Saturday matinee. Free for children younger than 5, but must have tickets.

Delaplane Strawberry Festival
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 25-25
Sky Meadows State Park, Delaplane

Hayrides, old-fashioned field games, dancing, music, magic, storytelling, crafts, a petting farm, bake sale, hikes in the shadow of the Appalachian Trail, face painting, cake-walking, corn hole and lots of strawberries. $25 per vehicle. Proceeds fund Emmanuel Episcopal Church outreach and grants to community organizations. More info here.

Hunt Country Stable Tour
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26
Trinity Episcopal Church, Upperville

The 60th annual self-guided driving tour provides behind-the-scenes looks at some of the world’s finest equestrian facilities around Upperville and Middleburg. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate. Free for children younger than 10. Proceeds support the community outreach work of Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville, a logical place to start the tour.

Flying Circus Air Show
2 p.m. Sunday, May 26
5114 Ritchie Road, Bealeton

Old-fashioned, barnstorming-style show of comedy and aerial stunts, including wingwalking. Family friendly. Show starts at 2 p.m. Gates open at 11 a.m. Picnic area. Food, drinks and aircraft rides available. Show tickets are $15 adults, $7 for children 5 to 12, free for those younger. Group and military discounts.

Other options

> Schoolhouse 18 open house on Saturday

> Crossthreaded at Orlean Market on Saturday night

> Calamity Improve at Vint Hill on Saturday night

> Mike Parker at Wort Hog Brewing on Saturday

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