Mandolin concert and seasonal festivals

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Clockwise from top left: Synthetic Ice Rink at Northern Fauquier Community Park, Sky Meadows State Park Blacksmiths, and Mandolin Virtuosos Jack Dunlap and Danny Knicely.

As the weather turns cooler and the fall colors reach their peak, local activities turn to the holiday season.

This weekend in Fauquier features a variety of outdoor activities, including festivals, the opening of the County Synthetic Ice Rink, and a busy Saturday at Sky Meadows State Park.

Other options include a concert of mandolin virtuosos at Gloria’s in Warrenton and a drive-through Italian dinner at the Orleans Fire / Rescue Station.

Opening of the synthetic ice rink for the season
From dawn to dusk, Saturday, November 6
North Fauquier Community Park
4155 Monroe Parkway, Marshall

The rink open to anyone with their own skates until December 17th. During this time, the rink operates on a “skate at your own risk” basis. Then, the ice rink offers skating and paid lessons from December 18 to January 4.

Pop-up Christmas shop
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 6
Warrenton Moose Lodge
6415 Colonial Road, Warrenton

Women of the Moose Chapter 1813 is sponsoring the event, which will include a variety of artisans and other vendors. Free entry.

PB Smith Roadrunners
Classic Car Show and Fall Festival

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 6
PB Smith Elementary School
6176 Dumfries Road, Warrenton

Friends of Smith is hosting the event, which will feature cars, trucks, motorcycles, bounce house, haunted house, lawn games, trunk or treat, food trucks, a fall bake sale. , a cider bar, music and dancing. Tickets: $ 5 per person and $ 20 per registration of the show vehicle.

The Farmer’s Forge
12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 6
Sky Meadows State Park
11012 ruelle Edmonds, Delaplane

Members of the Potomac Blacksmiths Guild will show off their skills by crafting tools and kitchen items used on the farm. State park offers a variety of activities on Saturdays, including a recreation of a Civil War camp, a 19th-century cooking demonstration, and the after-dark astronomy program for everyone. Parking fees: $ 10 per vehicle.

Volunteer Day: Indigenous seed collection
12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 6
The Clifton Institute
6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton

Volunteers will help the 900 acre reserve staff collect and clean seeds from native grasses and wildflowers for the Clifton prairie restoration programs. For adults and children 12 and over, accompanied by adults. To free. The Clifton Nature Club (for a fee) for students will also meet on Saturday afternoon.

Italian dinner at the wheel
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 6
Orleans Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service
6838 Leeds Manor Road, Orleans

Each dinner will include lasagna, salad, garlic bread and dessert. A donation of $ 15 per dinner will help the ministry pay for a new fire truck.

Danny Knicely and Jack Dunlap
8 p.m. Saturday 6 November
Gloria’s Listening Room
92 Main Street, Warrenton

The mandolin players joined forces in 2016 through an apprenticeship program funded by the Virginia Folklife Program and the National Endowment for the Arts. Their nine months of working together produced their Wammie Award winning album Chop, Shred & Split – A Mandolin Player’s Apprenticeship. Their concerts feature a range of music, from bluegrass to old time, gypsy jazz, swing, polka and funk. Tickets: $ 20, free for children 12 and under accompanied by their parents or guardians. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Bar with concessions available.

Other options

Warrenton Farmer’s Market
8 a.m. to noon Saturday, November 6
21 Main Street, Warrenton

Click here for more information.

Farmers market
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, November 7
Archwood Green Barns
4557 Old Tavern Road, The Plains

Click here for more information.

Click here for the calendar of events.


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