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June 10, 2021

Best Bets: Upperville show and ‘Summer Glow Dance’

Clockwise from top: Silver Tones vocalists, stargazing at Sky Meadows and Upperville Colt & Horse Show.
Weekend options around Fauquier include continuation of the nation’s oldest horse show at Upperville, a summer dance in Marshall and stargazing at Sky Meadow State Park, known for its “dark skies.”

Upperville Colt & Horse Show
7:30 or 8 a.m. each day through Sunday, June 13
8300 John S. Mosby Highway, Upperville

The nation’s oldest horse show attracts some of the nation’s finest riders and mounts. Special activities and vendors each day on historic Grafton Farm show grounds. The 168th show culminates with the FE14 Upperville Jumper Classic at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Free general admission.

Summer Glow Dance with the Silver Tones
7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 12
Marshall Ruritan Club
8400 Salem Ave.

Each guest will receive a glow-in-the-dark bracelet or necklace to ware on the dance floor. Lights will be dimmed. The 14-piece Silver Tones Swing Band and vocalists will provide two sets of music. Swing dance lesson with professional instructor. Light concessions, soda and water for sale. 50/50 raffle. Advance tickets $20 per person, $25 at door. Student tickets with ID are $15. Students, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for advance tickets

Twilight Polo
Gates open 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12
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. “One Love” theme with DJ and dancing after matches. VIP options available.
Car pass: $25 in advance, $30 (cash) at gate.

Astronomy for Everyone
8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12
Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane

The event starts 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 astronomy news, followed by introduction to the celestial skies with a brief sky tour. Feel free to bring your telescope or binoculars for your own exploration. Visitors should bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets. Parking fee $10 per vehicle. Gates close one hour after program start time or when attendance reaches 100 participants.

Other options

Marshall Farmers Market
4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 11
8382 W. Main St., Marshall

Click here for more information.

Warrenton Farmers Market
8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 12
21 Main St., Warrenton

Click here for more information.

The Flying Circus Airshow
2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 13
5114 Ritchie Road, Bealeton

Click here for more information.

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