12/06: 6pm - 9pm
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 13th and 20th 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 6th 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 6th (following the parade to 9pm) and December 13 & 20 from 6pm until 9pm
Saturdays, December 7, 14 and 21 from 10am until 2pm
Sundays, December 8, 15 and 22 from 1pm until 3pm
First Three Weekends in December - starting December 6, 2013
A Special thank you to our GumDrop Square sponsors:
May thru October 2013
6pm to 9pm
**Please note that all participants will need to fill out and return a registration form with the Partnership for Warrenton Foundation in order to participate. The registration fee for vendors is $20 to participate in one 1st Fr!day event or $100 to pre-register to participate in all 6 of the 2013 1st Fr!days. The fee will be waived for artists, nonprofit groups and Old Town Businesses.
***After much thought and discussion, the Partnership for Warrenton has decided to no longer include commercial for-profit vendors at 1st Fr!days. We apologize for any disappointment this may cause but are shifting the event to focus on artists, artisans, entertainment and make local/shop local. Thank you for understanding.
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.
OCTOBER 4TH - FALL HARVEST
COME JOIN US ON 9/6 FROM 6-9PM ON MAIN STREET TO CELEBRATE THE CRISP COOL WEATHER AND THE ARRIVAL OF FALL!
6-8PM LAMPPOST SCARECROW CONTEST - COME WATCH AS TEAMS SPONSORED BY OLD TOWN BUSINESSES COMPETE TO BUILD THE BEST SCARECROW ON A MAIN STREET LAMPPOST!
TEAMS SPONSORED BY: JIMMIE'S MARKET/MADISON TEA ROOM, CONFETTI STUDIO, TAGALOO, ALLEGRO COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, FVC MANAGEMENT, SHELF LIFE FUNCTIONAL FURNISHINGS, FRANCIS FAUQUIER GARDEN CLUB, FAUQUIER COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE, THE SHOPS AT FIFTH & MAIN, WARRENTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, THE HUTCHESON AGENCY AND IRON BRIDGE WARRENTON
6-8PM PONY RIDES BY THE CASANOVA-WARRENTON PONY CLUB AT THE JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC COURTHOUSE
6-9pm LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AT ALLEGRO COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
6:15-8:30pm LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AT THE POST OFFICE: SPONSORED BY DRUM & STRUM MUSIC CENTER
6:15-7pm & 7:30-8:30 pm CABIN RAIDERS
7-7:30PM PIEDMONT CALEDONIA PIPES & DRUMS (in front of The Scoti)
6:30 & 7:30PM LIVE DANCE DEMOS BY ALOHA HULA POLYNESIAN PARTIES
7 AND 8pm LIVE DANCE DEMOS BY PROGRESSIONS DANCE SCHOOL AT THE CORNER OF 4TH AND MAIN
6:45 & 7:30PM LIVE DANCE DEMOS BY LASLEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS NEAR EARTH, GLAZE & FIRE
PASTEL DRAWING ON-SITE BY JORGE VASQUEZ
PHOTO ON CANVAS SHOWING BY MARY ANN HENDERSON
OLD TOWN BUSINESSES
PINK HAIR FOR HOPE BY SALON EMAGE
FUNDRAISER FOR ALLEGRO BY POTOMAC WOODWORKS LLC
INFORMATION ABOUT GHOST TOURS BY THE OLD JAIL MUSEUM
OPEN HOUSE AT THE FAUQUIER COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE
INFORMATION TABLE AND RAFFLE BY LOOKING GLASS NATURAL HEALTH
5k RUN FOR NORTHERN HAITI HOPE FOUNDATION SIGN-UPS BY WARRENTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
INFORMATION AND ACTIVITIES BY GIRLS STAND STRONG
INFORMATION TABLE OUTSIDE AND WINE TASTING INSIDE THE BRANCH AT UNION FIRST MARKET BANK
WORKOUT DEMOS AND INFORMATION BY CROSSFIT WARRENTON
PERFORMANCES, INFORMATION BOOTH AND OPEN HOUSE BY ALLEGRO COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
INFORMATION AND ACTIVITIES BY THE FAUQUIER BANK
WINE TASTINGS INSIDE THE TOWN DUCK
ACTIVITIES AND INFORMATION BY HORIZON REAL ESTATE
INSTRUMENT DEMOS,MUSIC AND INFORMATION BY DRUM & STRUM
WINE TASTINGS INSIDE THE TOWN DUCK
BARREL OAK WINERY INSIDE LATITUDES FAIR TRADE
MOLON LAVE VINEYARDS INSIDE GREAT HARVEST BREAD CO.
PEARMUND CELLARS INSIDE THE SCOTI
DESERT ROSE WINERY INSIDE SHELF LIFE
BOXWOOD ESTATE WINERY INSIDE EARTH GLAZE & FIRE
INFORMATION AND POPCORN SALES BY CUB SCOUT PACK 1810
INFORMATION BY THE FAUQUIER WOMEN OF WONDER
INFORMATION FROM THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
INFORMATION BY SYDNEY'S WALK FOR AWARENESS
INFORMATION BY AMERICAN LEGION POST 72
HAND-CRAFTED JEWELRY BY MZ. D'S EARRINGS
FOOD DEMOS, GIVEAWAYS & SALES BY BISTRO ON THE HILL
WWII ARMY JEEP AND INFORMATION BY VFW POST 9835
FOOD BOOTH BY BOY SCOUT TROOP 550
INFORMATION TABLE BY THE WARRENTON AREA CIVITAN CLUB
CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY AND INFORMATION BY THE GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL OF THE NATION'S CAPITAL
FOOD BOOTH PROVIDED BY GIRL SCOUT TROUP 3496
DISPLAYS AND INFORMATION BY FAUQUIER COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
HANDMADE POPSICLES BY SWEETPEACE POPS
INFORMATION BY FURNISH A HOME AGAIN
GAMES AND GLITTERBUG DEMONSTRATIONS BY RAPPAHANNOCK-RAPIDAN MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS
INFORMATION BY FAUQUIER YOUNG REPUBLICANS
KIDS CRAFTS AND GLITTER TATOOS BY RUTHLESS FOR A CURE (RELAY FOR LIFE)
TEYLOR-MADE JEWELRY AND INFORMATION ABOUT ARC OF NORTH CENTRAL VA
INFORMATION TABLE BY MOTHERS OF WONDER
BOTTLES OF WATER AND INFORMATION PROVIDED BY HOSPICE SUPPORT OF FAUQUIER COUNTY
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY FAUQUIER TRAILS COALITION
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY WARRENTON YOUTH SPORTS CLUB
...and more to come!
OLD TOWN SEMI-ANNUAL SIDEWALK SALE
Celebrate spring by hopscotching down the sidewalks of Old Town Warrenton and seeing what your favorite merchants have to offer. Enroll as a new customer in the Warrenton City MasterKey program (see participating merchants at http://www.citymasterkey.com/index.php/find-merchants/warrenton-va/) during the Spring Sidewalk Sale and you'll automatically be entered to win an Old Town Warrenton reusable tote filled with prizes!
Saturday, September 21, 2013 7pm to 11pm
24th Annual Evening Under the Stars
CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE/PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS
Warrenton, VA- Old Town Warrenton welcomes the 24th Annual Evening Under the Stars fundraiser for the Partnership for Warrenton Foundation. The fundraiser helps support the annual activities we all enjoy such as 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 24th 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 Daryl Davis Band, a cash bar, and a silent auction. The event promises something for everyone. 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 Tickets Tab, at participating shops in Old Town and in Partnership office (26 S. Third Street).
***New this year: 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 contact Jennifer@PartnershipforWarrenton.org or call 540.349.8606.
***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:
Bistro on the Hill - Fauquier Health
McMahon's Irish Pub
The Iron Bridge Wine Co.
Claire's at the Depot
Molly's Irish Pub
Sibby's Restaurant & Lounge
Black Bear Bistro
The Brick at Black Bear
Hidden Julles Cafe
Wawa of Warrenton
Bertuccis Italian Restaurant
This year's Silent Auction will feature items including:
Weber Spirit E320 Gas Grill donated by Rankin's True Value Hardware
Dinner for up to 6 Guests donated by Iron Bridge Warrenton
4 Season Passes to the 2013-2014 Performances at the Fauquier Community Theatre
Tickets to any Hylton Performing Arts Center performance in the coming season
Round of golf with carts and lunch for 4 at Kenwood Golf & Country Club
Car Pass and 4 Members Hill Badges for the 76th International Gold Cup by Virginia Gold Cup
Round of golf with cart rental for 4 at Bull Run Golf Club
Two Tickets to a 2013-2014 Season Performance at The Studio Theatre
Gift Cards to Fauquier Springs Country Club, McMahon's Irish Pub and Restaurant and Eggspectation
Bistro Table and 4 Water Goblets by Discovery Publications
Sterling Silver Photo Bracelet by Councilman and Mrs. Bob Kravetz
2 Overnight Stays in a Jacuzzi Suite by Nuevo Inn & Suites
...more announced soon!
ADDITION ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED BY:
CARICATURE ARTISTS GROUP
JOSLYN PLACE PHOTOGRAPHY
DANIEL GLENN, ACCOUSTIC MUSICIAN FROM ALLEGRO COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27TH
Assemble at 1:30pm 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
For more information on these events, please contact the Partnership office at 540-349-8606 or Jennifer@PartnershipforWarrenton.org.