What’s Up? October 9 – 15

Friday, October 11 through November 3
2019 Fall Festival at Corn Maze in the Plains
4501 Old Tavern Road, The Plains | 10am

Come out for an annual tradition with a huge variety of activities for ALL ages. Buy pumpkins and locally made country store items, feast your taste buds on pumpkin pie fudge, hot apple cider, and  gourmet caramel apples, kettle corn, or have a meal at the food truck. DAY ADMISSION INCLUDES: 5 acre corn maze, hayrides (weekends only 11am-5pm), country store, farm animals, farmers market Sundays 10am to 3pm, food concessions, barnyard of fun, pumpkin sling shots (weekends only), mini mazes, hay bale maze, giant slides, farm obstacle course, roll tubes, fidget ladders, spider web, corn tires, and memories that last a lifetime!

Saturday, October 12
Owls! Terror of the Night Skies!
17405 Beverley Mill Road, Broad Run | 2 – 5pm

Join the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy for a showing and lecture on Owl’s hunting techniques and adaptations. Nikki Stamps is a wildlife expert and runs A Bird in Hand Conservancy. Come see the Owls! This event is open to the public.

Saturday, October 12
Fauquier Agriculture Celebration
705 Waterloo Street, Warrenton| 10am – 4pm

Fauquier County Farm Bureau, Virginia Cooperative Extension, FFA Students, and 4-Hers will take you on a journey through agriculture. Experience fun activities, exhibits and programs for children and adults designed to connect you with agricultural production and livestock. Activities will include cow milking, livestock weight guessing, a pumpkin painting contest, hay bale throwing contest for all ages and raffles. There will be horse demonstrations, forestry and farm equipment exhibits, and livestock displays.

Top this experience off with homemade ice cream! And more… Take a short test drive in a FORD vehicle and Sheehy FORD will donate to Agriculture in the Classroom for each test drive. Shaping the future of agriculture for the next generation begins with teachers in the classroom.

Saturday, October 12
Becky Parrish, Light and Shadows Exhibit Opening
40 Main Street, Warrenton | 4 – 7:30pm

Becky Parrish brings exciting color contrasts, deft use of light and dark, and a skill with shapes and planes to her work. Her portraits capture the person’s spirit, and her still life paintings are both bold and sensuous. Becky Parrish has been painting professionally since 1988, and served as Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Lord Fairfax Community College.

Saturday, October 12
Virginia Blend at Club Eclipse
5615 Wellington Road, Gainesville | 9:30pm – 1:30am

The band has a simple mission….play high energy music and enjoy some great times with friends, family and fans.

Come experience a perfect blend of familiar country, rock and dance songs and exciting new originals that have been entertaining crowds since 2010!

Saturday, October 12
Kid Pan Alley 20th Anniversary Concert
4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax| 12 – 2pm

Enjoy a 20th-anniversary concert celebrating Kid Pan Alley’s new album release and the donation of the Kid Pan Alley and Paul Reisler archives to Mason Libraries’ Special Collections. The concerts feature the Kid Pan Alley Band and horn section along with Paul Reisler & Three Good Reasons and some special guests.

The concert is part of the “Fall For The Book” festival and will take place in the Harris Theatre at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Saturday, October 12
1st Annual Bluegrass Concert with Nashville Singer/Songwriter Irene Kelley
11835 Hazel Circle Road, Bristow | 7 – 8:30pm

Join Nashville singer/songwriter Irene Kelley for a concert to benefit the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia Jubilee Campaign Building Fund for a much needed new Monastery. Doors open at 6:30 pm at the Youth for Tomorrow Peterson Chapel.

Sunday, October 13
A Guide to Restoring the Little Things that Run the World
597 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton | 4 – 5pm


The Warrenton Garden Club is pleased to host Dr. Doug Tallamy, professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, for their annual Conservation Forum.

Dr. Tallamy will remind us of the many essential roles insects play, and describe the simple changes we must make in our landscapes and our attitudes to keep insects on the ground, in the air and yes, on our plants.

Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. The talk will begin at 4 p.m. and be followed by Q&A and light refreshments in the lobby. The event is free and open to the public; however, reservations via eventbrite are appreciated.


Christine Craddock
About Christine Craddock 128 Articles
Christine Craddock is a writer, editor, photographer, wife, and mother of two adorable children. She is a faithful contributing writer for Haymarket Lifestyle magazine and has resided in Haymarket since 2006.

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