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First Fridays

May 2 - October 2, 2016
Old Town Warrenton

***First Fridays will move to the area around the Warren Green and John Marshall buildings for 2016!! Ashby, Hotel, Court, and Culpeper from Lee to Main Street will all be closed to traffic so that we can enjoy the lawns around the County office buildings. We will also introduce a Virginia beer and wine garden, and movies after dark on Ashby hosted by Warrenton Parks and Recreation!***

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

**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. The streets around the Warren Green and John Marshall Buildings will be closed to traffic, 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.  

First Friday Themes 

May 6th  - Gold Cup Main Street Tailgate (no street closure)

June 3rd - More Than Meets the Eye (featuring wine & beer garden)

August 5th - Let's Create! (featuring wine & beer garden)

September 2nd - Dog Days of September Pet Celebration (Main Street closed)

October 7th - Harvest Fest (featuring wine & beer garden)


Movies in the Park

May 14 - August 14, 2016
Eva Walker Park

The Town of Warrenton Parks & Recreation Committee is proud to present: MOVIES IN THE PARK!! Join us for 6 nights of free movies sponsored by two of your local businesses: PuroClean Certified Restoration and Middleburg Bank!

Friday Movie Nights...
May 22nd, June 12th, June 26th, July 10th, July 24th and August 14th

All are welcome so feel free to share this event with your family and friends! Bring a chair/blanket and pack a snack...(or two!!)....and enjoy the show! 

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Old Town Warrenton Spring Festival

May 21, 2016
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 click the following Festival.pdf

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Fifth Street Wine Festival

June 6, 2016
5th Street & Main

Please join us on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 from 11am to 4pm for the third annual Fifth Street Wine Festival, located at corner of Fifth Street and Main Street in historic Old Town Warrenton, VA.

This year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Bluemont; a private, nonprofit corporation that supports music programs in our community. Bluemont presents a wide variety of community events such as school concerts, workshops and assemblies; performances in hospitals and nursing homes; public concerts on the green; oldtime country dances, and special events around the region. These wonderful and affordable events have become part of the fabric of community life especially here in Warrenton, VA.

Live music courtesy of Maddie & Leon and the Bryd & Beyond Band.

Featured W ineries:  Barrel Oak Winery, Castle Gruen Winery, Cobbler Mountain Winery, Morais Vineyards, Pearmund Cellars, Philip Carter Winery, The Winery at La Grange and Vint Hill Craft Winery.

Participating Restaurants: Sibby's BB-Q and Hidden Julles Café.

Historic Old Town Warrenton offers a wide variety of restaurants, artisans and shops. For more information, please visit

Advance Tickets: $10

At the Gate: $15

*Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass, a raffle entry and complimentary tastings from our featured wineries*

Advance Tickets Sold Here: 

Warrenton Ghost Tours

October 16 - 24, 2016
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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Great Writers, Right Here

October 23 - 24, 2016
John Barton Payne Building

Great Writers, Right Here @ John Barton Payne Building
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Many local authors will gather under one roof for an author fair sponsored by the Fauquier County Public Library; drop in and meet a variety of local writers and discuss their works; books available for purchase and signing.

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October Fall Fun

October 23 - 25, 2016
Old Town Warrenton

October 21-23, 2016

Old Town Warrenton Is Filling UP with Fall Fun

Friday Night Begins with Ghost Tours in Old Town Warrenton

& Great Writers at The John Barton Payne Building

Saturday October 22th is The Great Pumpkin Ride

Sunday October 23th is the Halloween Happy Fest Parade - Line up at 5th Street at 1:45 Parade begins at 2:00 - Join in the fun on Bank Plaza with Treat Bags 

 3:30 - 5:30 the Chili Cookoff to benefit Fauquier FISH will take place, and Families 4 Fauquier will 

And Much More





Halloween Happyfest

October 25, 2016
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 2 - 18, 2016
John Barton Payne Building

Gumdrop Square Volunteer Opportunites Please Sign Up Here! 

**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 11th and 18th 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 4th 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 4th (following the parade to 9pm) and December 11 & 18 from 6pm until 9pm
Saturdays, December 5, 12 and 19 from 10am until 2pm
Sundays, December 6, 13 and 20 from 1pm until 3pm

First Three Weekends in December - starting December 4, 2015

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

March 29, 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 29 at 7am. Race begins at 8am.

For race sponsorship information, please email:

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