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25th Annual Evening Under the Stars

September 27, 2014
Old Town Warrenton

Advance tickets for $50 per person can be purchased at Latitudes Fair Trade Store (104 Main Street) until Friday at 5pm. Tickets can be purchased at the gate for $60 per person.


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:

First Fridays

October 3, 2014
Old Town Warrenton

**Please note that eligible participants will need to fill out and return a registration form to 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 call 540-349-8606.***

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.

Hope for Haiti Hootenanny

October 3, 2014
Old Town Warrenton

October 3, 2014 6-9pm


Co-hosted by the Northern Haiti Hope Foundation


NHHF Fundraisers & Other Activities
Pie in the Eye Contest
Cake Walks
Frozen Shirt Contest
Free Games
Free Giveaways
Live Entertainment!
Lexi Peto and Band at the Post Office 6-9pm Sponsored by Drum & Strum Music Center
Bring your boots and join 'Country Babes' in Line Dancing to Lexi's musical performance!
Lasley Centre for the Performing Arts - Live Dance Performances
Progressions Dance School - Live Dance Performances
Marshall Middle School Chorus - Live Musical Performance at 7pm
Fauquier Faith Partners/Magnificent Oak Ministries Domestic Violence Awarenes at the Courthouse:
                       Abduction Prevention Lesson and Demonstration
                       Dance Performance (You're invited to join in!)
                       Candlelight Vigil
Lamppost Scarecrow Decorating Contest
Teams sponsored by local businesses build scarecrows on the lamppost on Main Street during 1st Fr!day!
Lamppost Contestants/Sponsors:
Old Town Warrenton Participating Businesses
Warrenton Presbyterian Church - Promoting CROP Walk and Run Like the Wind 5k Race,
          Other Activities, Fall Refreshments, Poverty and Hunger Awareness Information
SONA Bank - Popcorn and Water giveaways, Raffles
Be Boutique - hosting: Living Faith Church, Prophetic Paintings, Grow, Learn & Thrive and Verdun Adventure Bound
Bella Vita Skincare & Spas - Massages on the Street
ShelfLife Functional Furnishings - Wine Tasting with Desert Rose Ranch & Winery
Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail - Open House
Union First Market Bank - Wine Tasting with Granite Heights Winery
Horizon Real Estate - Giveaways and Information
Katherine Murray, Realtor - Children's Drawing Table
The Scoti - Wine Tasting with Pearmund Cellars
Renewable Energy Solutions, Inc. -  Free Popcorn
Salon Emage Day Spa - Surprise Makeovers
Sherrie's Stuff - Shopping on the Street
The Fauquier Bank - Giveaways
Warrenton Town Council - Promoting Halloween Happyfest
Town Duck - Wine Tastings - open until 8pm
Amy's at Rhodes - Open Late
Other Participants and Activities
American Legion - John D. Sudduth Post 72
ARC of North Central VA - handmade jewelry for sale
Artyzen Studion - handmade jewelry demonstrations and sales
Bridge Community Church - face painting, balloon animals
Boy Scout Troop #550 - Food Booth
Citizens Climat Education Corp
Classy Creations - Local Artisan and Author
Culpeper Minutemen Chapter - Sons of the American Revolution
Families4Fauquier - Build-A-Scarecrow Activity
Fauquier County Young Republicans
Fauquier Democratic Committee
Fauquier County Master Gardeners
Fauquier Hospital Relay for Life Team - Bake Sale/Food Booth
Fauquier Trails Coalition, Inc.
Fauquier Veterans Bridge Council - Military Vehicle on Display
Furnish a Home Again
Gary A. Caruso - Local Author
Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie - Local Author
Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital
Girl Scout Troop #3496 - face painting, drinks & snacks
Hospice Support of Fauquier County
Indios Copper - Local Artisan
Marvin Josaitis, PhD - Local Author
Maer Bears - Handmade Teddy Bears for Charity
Messick's Farm Market - Farmer's Market Stand
MOPS/MOMS of Warrenton - Children's Activities
Mothers of Wonder - Children's Activities
MyKai Art - Local Artist
Rainforest Trust
Rappahannock Rapidan - MRC
Ron Rauss - Local Author
Ruthless for a Cure, Relay for Life Team - glitter tattoos
William Shifflett - Local Author
Steady Stitch - Local Artisan
Stroke of Reality - Local Artist
Stump Haven Riding School - Pony Petting
Sweetpeace Pops, LLC - homemade frozen fruit popsicles
Trinity Lutheran Church - Cookies and Drinks
VFW Post 9835
Warrenton Fauquier Jaycees - Giveaways and Games
Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine
Warrenton Police Department - Barrel Train Rides
Warrenton United Methodist Preschool - Balloons, Play Dough, Crafts
Warrenton Volunteer Fire Department - Fire Engine and/or Ambulance on Display
WOW Fauquier




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