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Old Town Warrenton Spring Festival

May 21, 2016 - May 20, 2017
Old Town Warrenton

Discover a day filled with family friendly fun at the Old Town Warrenton Spring Festival.

Admission is free for this one-day craft fair that draws 25,000-30,000 people from around the region, rain or shine. Located on the edge of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, Warrenton's historic Main Street transforms into a craft festival featuring more than 250 artisans and crafters, food vendors, and entertainers offering something to please everyone in the family.

Craft offerings include jewelry, handmade toys, photography and fine art, handcrafted items for the home and yard, pottery, hand bags, and personal accessories. Festival food includes hot dogs, hamburgers, barbeque chicken, crab cakes, fresh-squeezed lemonade, gyros, kettle corn, funnel cakes, steak and cheese, and shaved ice treats. Many vendors come from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and West Virginia, but some come from as far away as New Hampshire, Florida, and Michigan to sell their wares at the festival. 

Performers delight festival-goers from the steps of the historic Old Courthouse; entertainers include local dance academies and Shenandoah Travelers bluegrass.

The Warrenton Spring Festival Committee will judge the artisans and craftsmen applications received and allocate spaces determined by information received and prior observance.

Applicants must send three (3) pictures of their craft or food booth with application and a stamped self-addressed envelope. To print out an application and apply to be a vendor, please contact the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce:

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Molly's Irish Pub Wearing O' the Green Annual 5K Fundraiser

March 19, 2017
Old Town Warrenton

Wear your green and walk or run through historic Old Town Warrenton, VA while raising awareness and funds for our beloved wounded warriors. All proceeds will benefit Boulder Crest Retreat, "Healing heroes. One family at a time." 

This year's race is limited to 600 participants, so register early. Registration fees: $25 for early registration, $30 after March 1. Registration includes a t-shirt. Race package pickup: March 19th at 7am. Race begins at 8am.

For race sponsorship information, please email:

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First Fridays

May 5 - October 6, 2017
Old Town Warrenton


Interested in being a vendor? Please return the completed form to Carla Strong at

**Please note that eligible participants will need to contact the Partnership for Warrenton Foundation office at least a week in advance. If you wish to participate for an event with less than a week's notice please e-mail us at**

Come and celebrate First Fridays in Old Town Warrenton! Stroll Historic Main Street beginning in May, the First Friday night of each month. Main Street will be closed and converted into a pedestrian park while Main Street shops remain open late with wine tastings, sales and special events. There will be music, artists, entertainment and dinner specials at our award winning restaurants. Main Street will be bustling with shoppers, diners and fun. Each month will offer something different for all ages. Artists, Artisans, Entertainers come join the fun. Past highlights have included cooking demonstrations, floral demonstrations, sidewalk art for the children, live bands, and many other unique events! A sure bet for the summer fun! Scroll down form more information on each month.  Now featuring a Beer and Wine Garden!!

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First Friday Themes 

5/5 Off to the Races

6/2 Bike Rodeo/Warrenton Wellness

7/7 Star Spangled Main Street

8/4 Dancing Down Main Street

9/1 Dog Days

10/6 Oktoberfest 


Warrenton Ghost Tours

October 14 - 28, 2017
Old Town Warrenton

Come join the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail for our annual Ghost Tours of Warrenton. Walk through town with a ghostly guide and learn chilling stories from our town's history. Tour tickets and reservations must be made in advance in order to ensure admittance, because these tours sell out quickly each year. The tours will take place on October 16th, 17th, 23rd & 24th. There will be tours from 7-9PM.  

Purchase tickets one of three ways: here on our website through PayPal; come to the museum; 
or call* to charge your tickets. Please email us at fhsoldjailmuseum@gmail.comwith your choice of day and time. 

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Halloween Happyfest

October 29, 2017
Old Town Warrenton

Assemble at 1:45pm on Main Street between 5th and 6th Streets

Parade begins at 2pm

Trick-or-Treating at participating shops following the parade

Special treats at Bank Plaza on Courthouse Square

Gum Drop Square

December 1 - 17, 2017
John Barton Payne Building

Interested in volunteering? Please e-mail!

**GumDrop Square takes place inside the John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton, VA  20186

Experience with us the splendor and the tradition of Christmas in Old Town Warrenton. The crown jewel of Christmas is the award winning GumDrop Square and Santa’s Secret Shop where Santa will be on hand for those lists, complimentary photos (one per family) and where all gifts are $2 and will be gift wrapped. Stroll down Main Street on Friday night December 9th and 16th enjoying carolers, orchestras, choirs, merchant open houses, a live nativity, food trolleys with hot cocoa and warm snacks. Come and experience Christmas in true Old Town fashion.

Festivities begin Friday, December 2nd at 6pm with the Christmas Parade, the arrival of Santa, the lighting of the Old Town Christmas tree and the opening of GumDrop Square, a Top 20 event in the Southeast.

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GumDrop Square and Santa’s Secret Shop are open:
Fridays, December 2 (following the parade to 9pm) and December 9 & 16 from 6pm until 9pm
Saturdays, December 3, 10 and 18 from 10am until 2pm
Sundays, December 4, 11 and 18 from 1pm until 3pm

First Three Weekends in December - starting December 1, 2017