Best Bests: Gloria’s concerts back with The Flybirds
Clockwise from left: The Flybirds at Gloria’s Listening Room, the Great American Campout at Sky Meadows State Park and foxhounds will visit the Piedmont Heritage Area’s 25th anniversary event at the Historic Goose Creek Bridge.
The first official weekend of summer offers a variety of cultural and entertainment options around Fauquier.
Music lovers will appreciate the resumption of concerts — with The Flybirds on Saturday night — at the Gloria Faye Dingus Center for the Arts in Old Town Warrenton.
The Piedmont Heritage Area celebrates its 25th anniversary with a full schedule of activities Saturday at the Historic Goose Creek Bridge north of Atoka and west of Middleburg.
A camping event, a pop-up market and Twilight Polo contribute to a lively schedule.
25th Anniversary Celebration Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 26
Historic Goose Creek Bridge, west of Middleburg
Music, historic interpreters, guided battlefield tours and nature hikes, Piedmont Foxhounds with barbecue, fresh oysters, beer, wine and soft drinks included. Tickets: $50 in advance, $60 at gate; students (13-20) $20/$25, free for younger children. Visit piedmontheritage.org or call 540-687-6681.
Emmanuel PopUp Market Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 26
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
9668 Maidstone Road, Delaplane
Baked goods, crafters, wooden wares, locally raised meat and farm fresh produce, roasted nuts, a food truck, strawberry sundaes and a used book sale. Click here for more information.
Great American Campout Noon to noon, Saturday-Sunday, June 26-27
Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane
Park rangers will be on hand to help first-time and experienced campers set up. The event will include the Fishing is Fun program, a campfire, nature hikes, Dogs East Search & Rescue demonstrations and more. Space limited. Advanced reservations are $30 per campsite, plus taxes and fees. Campsites can accommodate up to six people. Dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday included in campsite fee. For reservations call 1-800-933-PARK.
Twilight Polo Gates open 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26
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. “Pretty in Pink” theme. VIP options available.
Car pass: $25 in advance, $30 (cash) at gate.
The Fly Birds
8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 26
The Gloria Faye Dingus Center for the Arts
92 Main St., Warrenton
The female trio — with banjo, bass, guitar and vocals — performs bluegrass and Americana music, including original compositions and well covers. Doors open at 7 p.m. Beer, wine, soft drinks and light snacks available for purchase. Tickets are $20; free for children 12 and younger with parent or guardian.
Warrenton Farmers Market 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 26
21 Main St., Warrenton Click here for more information.
The Flying Circus Airshow 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 27
5114 Ritchie Road, Bealeton Click here for more information.
The Real Leap Forward: Witnessing the Origins of Modern China’s Economic Rise 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 27
Cold War Museum via Zoom Click here for more information.