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Events from November 15 through November 28

Thursday, November 16

Food Bank Volunteer Forum & Open House at 9 a.m.

Location: Fauquier FISH, 24 Pelham Street, Warrenton

This event will begin at 9 a.m. and is a Food Bank volunteer Q&A, training, retraining, stocking, recipes dinner kits, coupon clipping for new and existing volunteers session. For more information visit Fauquier Fish online or email volunteer@Fauquierfish.org.

Friday, November 17

Brookside Holiday Bazaar from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Brookside Club House located at 7197 Riley Rd in Warrenton

Join the fun of seasonal shopping in the local area on November 17, the second annual Brookside Holiday Bazaar. This event provides free admission, parking, samples and snacks. Local vendors will be offering visitors the chance to shop handcrafted items, essential oils, LuLu Roe, Pampered Chef, Rodan & Fields, Thirty One, Touchstone Crystal Jewelry, Norwex, Lipsense, Simple and Pure Products, It’s Poppin Cake Pops, and many more items.

For more information visit Brookside’s Eventbrite listing.

Saturday, November 18

Old Home Sites Breakfast Program by Bull Run Mountains Conservancy

Location: Bull Run Mountains

Bull Run Mountains Conservancy (BRMC)’s final run of the popular Old Home Sites Breakfast program will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2017. This interactive hike that tours historical ruins on the Bull Run Mountains has captured the interest of hundreds of local children and adults for 18 years. The hike goes beyond the well-beaten trail to explore cemeteries, foundations, and clearings that mark past residences on the mountains’ ridges and valleys. Prominent features include the ruins of the Chapman family mansion, which was the residence of the family who operated Chapman-Beverley Mill, a view of the Mill itself, the Dawson House foundations and cemetery, and the old upper Mill, which could date back close to the time of the American Revolution.

Participants on the November 18 Old Home Sites Breakfast program will explore the rich local history of the Bull Run Mountains. Tickets must be purchased in advance at their website. 

Culinary History Talk and Tour from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Location: Clifton Institute, 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton

This Clifton Institute Bond to the Fire event features a discussion with Dr. Kelley Deetz, Assistant Professor of History at Randolph College and a former chef. Talks will focus on the real lives of enslaved cooks on the plantations of 18th- and 19th-century Virginia and her new book, Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine. Tours of Clifton Farm’s 19th century partially restored log kitchen and refreshments will be provided. Tickets are $15. Advanced registration required and may be completed online. If you have questions, please email the Clifton Institute.

Ribbon Cutting at New Dog Park at 10 a.m.

Location: Lower 5th Street Parking Lot, Warrenton

The Town of Warrenton invites you to join in the festivities for the official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the Town’s first dog park. Visit event page on Facebook for more details.

Santa’s Village Craft Fair from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Location: Fauquier High School, Warrenton

Santa’s Village Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m at Fauquier High School. This is the 34th year for this annual holiday shopping event. This year’s craft fair will feature more than 80 vendors and home-based businesses, photos with Santa and food. The Polar Express Interactive Experience will be exciting and features crafts and the movie “The Polar Express” for $6 per person. Proceeds benefit the Fauquier High School After Prom Party Committee. Free admission to the craft fair. Food trucks will also be available for lunch and snacks. For more information visit Santa’s Village Craft Fair’s Facebook event page.

Friday, November 24

KO Distilling Bare Knuckle Straight Bourbon Whiskey Release from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Location: KO Distilling, 10381 Central Park Dr, Manassas

Join KO Distilling for the commemorative release of their flagship Bare Knuckle Straight Bourbon Whiskey. All bottles sold on November 24th will have a special commemorative label indicating the unique number of your bottle along with handwritten signatures from co-founders Bill Karlson and John O’Mara. The Bare Knuckle Straight Bourbon Whiskey will not be available in stores until January 2018. Additionally, they will offer spirit tastings, distillery tours, local craft beer, food, music and more available for purchase. Check out their Facebook page for more information on this event.

Saturday, November 25

Holiday Open House at 11 a.m.

Location: Mount Bleak House at Sky Meadows State Park

On Saturday, November 25, 2017 Sky Meadows State Park comes alive with the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays. To kick-off our holiday season, the historic area will be filled with the aroma of tasty holiday treats cooking over the hearth in the log cabin, costumed interpreters telling stories of holidays past, as well as sounds of the season in Mount Bleak House. Visit each of the houses in the park’s Historic Area and discover how the people who called Sky Meadows “home” celebrated the holidays in the past. The Holiday Open House begins at 11:00 a.m.. For more information on this event, please visit Sky Meadows State Park’s website, or visit their Facebook page.

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