What’s Up? September 4 – 10

Friday, September 6
1st Friday Events
Old Town Warrenton | 6pm

Join the community for the last two 1st Fridays of the season. September’s theme is Art Attack. The last on is October 4th with the theme Pumpkin Roll. During this event, there is free admission at the Fauquier History Museum, yoga events & member specials at Main St. Wellness, giveaway raffle at Do You Dejavu, Pearmund Cellars wine tastings at Framecraft, wine tasting at Latitudes Fair Trade, caricature sketches and free popcorn at VonCanon General, wine tasting at The Town Duck, and extended store hours at many stores.

Friday, September 6 and more dates
“No Exit” by Dark Horse Theatre Company
6507 Main Street, The Plains | 7:30pm

The DC critics call it: “One hell of a play”, “impeccably cast and staged”, and “small but mighty”. Get ready for this contemporary existentialist masterpiece, with some Dark Horse surprises. Hell is other people. The play begins with three characters who find themselves waiting in a mysterious room. It is hell and these characters are punished by being locked into a room together for eternity. Dark and often comedic, this play examines the human condition under such circumstances. Dark Horse boldly asks “Who is pulling the strings?”

The play features intimate seating in the round. Limited engagement and seating. Other dates include September 7 at 7:30pm, September 13 at 7:30pm, and September 14 at 2:30 and 7:30pm.
Tickets at the door and online.

Saturday, September 7
Alex’s Army Bowl at the Grizzly Sports Complex
10600 Determination Road, Nokesville | 9am – 6pm

Alex’s Army Childhood Cancer Foundation is honored to partner once again with the Gainesville Grizzlies and American Pride Youth Football Leagues for the 4th Annual Alex’s Army Bowl Games! The goal of this event is to help kickoff Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, to raise awareness for childhood cancers, and to honor local families who have fought or are fighting various forms of childhood cancers.

Football players from both leagues, referees, and coaches wear gold ribbons; local children from the childhood cancer community are invited to participate in the coin toss, be honored by the teams before the game, and are showered with gifts from Alex’s Army and both youth football leagues. There will be a moon bounce and Alex’s Army table set up with merchandise sales, information on upcoming events and how you can join their mission, and more!

Click here for the Facebook event.

Saturday, September 7
Apple Gala & Fresh Cider Festival at Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont | 9am – 5pm

While September may mean back to school, for farmers it means apple season! Each weekend in September, join Great Country Farms in celebrating everything apple. Learn how apple cider was made back in the day with the Zurschmeide family’s 1865 antique cider press, enjoy live music, get lost in a corn maze, and indulge in fresh cider donuts, apple picking, and so much more! This festival occurs every Saturday and Sunday in September.

Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8
2019 Tank Farm Open House
13906 Aden Road, Nokesville | 10am – 4pm

As in the past, the National Museum of Americans in Wartime will showcase 50 vehicles on display with an additional dozen that are demonstrated throughout the weekend. Among the vehicles on display are over a hundred living historians who bring the event to life.

All veterans and support organizations are invited to put on displays each year. They, along with many historical authorities will be in the main building and the outdoor parade areas surrounding it. There will be food trucks so visitors will have diverse choices for lunch. Please come out and support this organization.

Saturday, September 7
The 12th Annual Winemakers’ Crab Feast at Philip Carter Winery
4366 Stillhouse Road, Hume | 5- 8pm

The 12th Annual Winemakers’ Crab Festival at Philip Carter Winery in partnership with Blue Ridge Seafood is this weekend. Join the annual celebration of the harvest at Philip Carter Winery with a Tidewater Virginia tradition of steamed Chesapeake blue crabs, hush puppies, corn fritters, and more. Reservations are required; it’s $49.95 per person which includes all you can eat crabs and 1 glasses of select wine.

Saturday, September 7
Mysteries of the Murals Walking Tour
10 Ashby Street, Warrenton | 12:30 – 1:30pm

Take a step back in time and travel the streets of Warrenton with author, David Goetz. On this tour visitors will explore three building murals hidden in Historic Downtown Warrenton. Discover their stories, the painters, and the marks they leave on Warrenton today. Tour will take approximately 45 minutes and start at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail. Rain date will be following day.

**Visitors are urged to bring binoculars**

Saturday, September 7
Book Release for Pete the Cat & Perfect Pizza Party
Old Town Open Book | 104 Main Street, Warrenton | 10am – 12pm

Join the fun with designing pretend pizza (sorry no real food!), wearing Pete the Cat hats, and reading the fun new release by Kimberly and James Dean.

Sunday, September 8
Master Class for Wine Appreciation and Tasting with Jay Bileti
14325 Trotters Ridge Place, Nokesville | 12 – 3pm

Effingham Manor & Winery will host this extraordinary Master Class so those in the community can learn from Jay Bileti. Jay has been closely involved with wine since he was a child (helping both of his Italian grandfathers make wine). He worked his way through college as a restaurant wine steward and retail wine sales clerk. He is one of four International Wine Masters in the world. He has studied viticulture and winemaking around the world, is very active on the wine competition circuit, and has written for multiple wine publications.


Christine Craddock
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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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