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First Fridays

Old Town Warrenton

**Please note that all eligible participants will need to fill out and return a registration form with the Partnership for Warrenton Foundation in order to participate.

Come and celebrate First Fridays! Stroll Historic Main Street Warrenton beginning in May, the First Friday night of each month. Main Street will be closed to traffic while shops remain open late with open houses and specials. 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. Plein Air Art, come join the fun. Farmer's Market, cooking demonstrations, floral demonstrations, sidewalk art for the children, live bands, the fun is endless! A sure not to miss for the summer! Scroll down form more information on each month.


DOG DAYS OF SEPTEMBER

September 5, 2014
Old Town Warrenton

COME JOIN US ON 9/5 FROM 6-9PM ON MAIN STREET AS WE THROW THIS EVENT TO THE DOGS! COME OUT AND ENJOY DOGGY DEMOS, PET ORGANIZATIONS AND VENDORS, DANCING, LIVE MUSIC, ART, WINE TASTINGS AND MORE!

THIS EVENT IS BEING CO-HOSTED BY WARRENTON KENNEL CLUB

 

ACTIVITIES/PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 

Outside Allegro CSA:
     Special Performances by  Allegro Community School of the Arts
     Song and Dance excerpts from 'Far From Home - a USO Show' by Fauquier Community Theatre
     Live Dance Demonstrations performed by the Lasley Centre for Performing Arts
     Live Dance Demonstrations performed by Progressions Dance School
At the Old Courthouse:
     6:15 - 6:45pm  Constitution Day Celebration with Fauquier Court House Chapter D.A.R.
Between 4th and 5th Streets:
     Live Music provided by Living Faith Band
     Live Music provided by Blue Belles

ART EXHIBITS & ACTIVITIES

Painting and Photography Exhibit on Main Street by  MyKai Art 
Art Exhibit by Stroke of Reality
Book Signing on Main Street with Author Marvin Josaitis, PhD
Book Signing with Author Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie
Book Signing with Author Ron Rauss
Book Signing with Author Gary A. Caruso

LIVE PET DEMOS

At the Post Office:
     6:30pm     Fauquier County Canine Unit
     7pm          Potomac Valley Belgian Sheepdog Club
     7:30pm     Middleburg Humane Foundation
     8pm          Full Circle Equine Service
 
DOGGY FUNDRAISER
     Salon Emage presents their Ninth Annual Pooch Shampoo to benefit the Fauquier SPCA
          Come have your dog washed by the salon's team at the corner of 2nd and Main Streets.
 
Handmade/sewn goods from The Steady Stitch
Handcrafted Jewelry & Demos by Wire and Metal Jewelry Artisan Linda Sinish
Handmade Teddy Bears for Children Battling Cancer by Maer Bears

 

OLD TOWN BUSINESSES/ENTITIES

Information and Activities with Union First Market Bank
Information, Balloons and Popcorn inside SONA Bank
Artisan Demonstrations and Information presented by Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail
Acoustic Performances and information from Allegro Community School of the Arts
Makeovers and Demos by Salon Emage
Wine Tastings inside The Town Duck
Shop on the Street with Sherrie's Stuff
Showcase of Spa Services by Bella Vita Skincare & Spas
Popcorn and Information from Renewable Energy Solutions, Inc.
Real Estate Display by Horizon Real Estate, Inc.
Give-aways and Information from The Fauquier Bank
Drawing Activity for Children with Katherine Murray, Realtor

WINE TASTINGS 

WINE TASTINGS INSIDE THE TOWN DUCK

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Fire Engine on Display by the Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company
Squad Car on Display from the Warrenton Police Department
Vision and Hearing Testing Van  courtesy of the Warrenton Lions Club
Information on classes and services with the Fauquier Master Gardeners
Information table provided by the Warrenton Tree Board
Information table by the Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine
Demonstrations and Games from the Fauquier County Young Republicans
Information, Give aways and Games by Warrenton Fauquier Jaycees
Food Booth provided by Boy Scouts of America Troop #550
Information provided by Sydney's Walk
Information Table provided by Young Life of Fauquier County
Information about Youth programs provided by the Warrenton United Methodist Church
Children's Games and Information from Mothers of Wonder
Information Display by VFW Post #9835
Military Vehicle Display by the Fauquier Veterans Bridge Council
Prophetic Paintings for Adults and Children courtesy of Be Boutique
Anna Banana Sweets
Information Table by Verdun Adventure Bound
Childrens Activities provided by MOPS/MOMSnext of Warrenton
Information Table by the American Red Cross
Information provided by Citizens' Climate Education Corp
Information Table by The Gideons
Health & Preparedness and Animal Safety Information by the Rappahannock Rapidan MRC
Information Table provided by Rodan + Fields Dermatologists
Information provided by Fit4Mom
Information Table by the Women of Wonder Fauquier
Glitter Tattos and information by Ruthless for a Cure (Relay for Life Team)
Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Popcorn and Giveaways by The Bridge Community Church
Information Table by Rainforest Trust
Activities and Information about the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital
Information and Teylor Made Jewelry from ARC of North Central VA
Handouts and Children's Crafts by Warrenton United Methodist Preschool
Facepainting and snacks provided by Girl Scout Troop #3496
Information Table by Furnish a Home Again
Handmade Frozen Treats by Sweetpeace Pops
Freebies, cookies and information from Trinity Lutheran Church
Information on Voter Registration by Fauquier County Democratic Committee
Information and trail maps from the Fauquier Trails Coalition
Information table provided by Aging Together Corporation
Snow cones and glitter tattoos with Fighting Honey Badgers Relay for Life Team

25th Annual Evening Under the Stars

September 27, 2014
Old Town Warrenton

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE/PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS

The Partnership for Warrenton Foundation invites you to our Silver Gala Celebration of the 25th Annual Evening Under the Stars. This elegant fundraiser helps support the annual activities we all enjoy such as 1st Fr!days, the nationally recognized GumDrop Square and Christmas in Old Town as well as the lamppost restoration project, Main Street’s American Flags and the economic and aesthetic revitalization of Old Town and much more. The 25th Annual Evening Under the Stars boasts tastings from an estimated two dozen of the area’s top restaurants and caterers, dancing in the street to live music performed by THE BOPCATS , a cash bar, a silent auction and a special 25th Anniversary photo slideshow. This is the social event of the fall, a true not-to-miss event! Tickets will be on sale starting in July on the web site under the Shop Online Tab, at participating shops in Old Town and in Partnership office (26 S. Third Street).

VIP Packages!! To purchase your tickets, reserve a table or a VIP Package please click on the Tickets tab of this web site. You may also purchase tickets by credit card by calling the office at 540-349-8606 or by mailing a check to P.O. Box 3528, Warrenton, VA  20188***

If you have items you would like to donate to the silent or live auction, please dowload this Auction Donation Form, fill it out and email it to: Jennifer@PartnershipforWarrenton.org or fax it to: 540-349-9299.

***RAIN PLAN: In the case of inclement weather Evening Under the Stars will be held at the Stoneridge Event Center, located at 7373 Comfort Drive.***

Participating Restaurants/Caterers include:


Halloween Happyfest

October 26, 2014
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 5 - 21, 2014
John Barton Payne Building

**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 12th and 19th enjoying carolers, orchestras, choirs, merchant open houses, a live nativity, food trolleys with hot cocoa and warm snacks and take a ride with the beautiful Clydesdales with their horse-drawn hayrides. Come and experience Christmas in true Old Town fashion.

Festivities begin Friday, December 5th 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.

GumDrop Square and Santa’s Secret Shop are open:
Fridays, December 5th (following the parade to 9pm) and December 12 & 19 from 6pm until 9pm
Saturdays, December 6, 13 and 20 from 10am until 2pm
Sundays, December 7, 14 and 21 from 1pm until 3pm
First Three Weekends in December - starting December 5, 2014