Warrenton

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Welcome to the town of Warrenton!

Warrenton is located in the northern region of the Commonwealth of Virginia and is about a forty-five minute drive to Washington, D.C. and a thirty-five minute drive to Dulles airport. It is known for its quality of life and scenic beauty and received many awards for managing growth in a way that protects its rich heritage, unique architectural features and open spaces. It received the coveted Preserve America Community Award from First Lady Laura Bush. Old Town Warrenton was recently named one of the Prettiest Painted Places in America.

From: www.warrentonva.gov

Warrenton, Virginia, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Warrenton is a town in Fauquier County, Virginia, United States. In 2011, Fauquier County was number eight on the U.S. Census Bureau list of highest-income counties in the United States. Population was 6,670 at the 2000 census, and 9,611 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Fauquier County.

From: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrenton,_Virginia

Old Town Warrenton Spring Festival

The 2014 Old Town Warrenton Spring Festival takes place on Saturday, May 17, 2014
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.

From: www.fauquierchamber.org

Warrenton-Fauquier County Visitor Center

The Warrenton-Fauquier County Visitor Center is located at 33 North Calhoun Street, in Historic Old Town Warrenton.Telephone: (540) 341-0988, (800) 820-1021. Information about events and attractions in Warrenton and Fauquier County is available at the Visitor Center, which is open 7 days each week from 9a.m. to 5p.m.

From: www.warrentonva.gov

Warrenton’s Farmers Market: Celebrating 39 Seasons!

The 2014 Season begins in April for our Saturday Market and continues through the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The Saturday Market will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 12 noon and will be held in the municipal parking lot at the corner of Lee Street and 5th Street.

The Wednesday Market begins the first week of May and continues until the end of October. Come and see us outside the entrance to the Hospital Bistro at 500 Hospital Drive. Hours of operation will be 7 a.m. until 1 PM.

Vendors interested in participating as a Part-Time or Seasonal Vendor in the Warrenton Farmers Market should contact the Town Of Warrenton Planning & Community Development office at 18 Court Street or by phone at (540) 347-2405. Links for the 2014 Application and Market Guidelines can be found at: www.warrentonva.gov/Community/Attractions.aspx.

Come and join us to celebrate the fruits, vegetables, flowers and other locally grown or made products of the 2014 Warrenton Farmer’s Market Season at our Wednesday and Saturday Markets!

From: www.warrentonva.gov

Warrenton Christmas Parade

More information coming soon!
www.warrentonchristmasparade.com

First Night Warrenton—Something for Everyone!

On December 31, join your neighbors and friends at a great family-friendly, alcoholic free event to ring in the New Year3! Bluemont, with the support of local volunteers, has planned a special evening of entertainment, a wonderful celebration of the arts. Approximately 50 performances at 10 locations in downtown Warrenton from 7pm to 11:45pm, including juggling, puppets, jazz, bluegrass, magicans and choral groups–something for everyone and every age. To complete the evening everyone gathers at the Old Fauquier Courthouse for the Grand Illumination—Happy New Year!!!

For more information and to volunteer, call the Warrenton-Fauquier County Visitor Center, (540) 341-0988 or visit the Bluemont website at www.bluemont.org.

From: www.warrentonva.gov

Fauquier County Public Schools

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Local Attractions

Fauquier County Heritage Society for Local History & Genealogy
(540) 364-3440 Train 8266 E. Main St., Marshall
Archives & research library features collections of noted historians and materials from the African-American Historical Association.

Fauquier Veterans Memorial
Hospital Hill, Warrenton
American flag on 70 foot pole marks memorial to 158 Fauquier citizens who died in military service in this century. Features bronze railing depicting marching soldiers by renowned sculptor Frederick Hart.

The Flying Circus Airshow
(540) 439-8661
Rt 17 & 644, Bealeton
Precision aerobatic flying airshows, wing walking, hot air ballooning, skydiving, antique open cockpit airplanes, rides available.
Concession stand, picnic grounds.

Hunt Country
Fauquier County lies in the center of Virginia’s “Horse Country.” With an estimated 5,000 horses, the county hosts a variety of equestrian events year-round. Large thoroughbred breeding operations produce horses for the track, steeple chasing and other events. Major annual events in Fauquier include: the Virginia Gold Cup in May, the Upperville Horse Show in June, the Warrenton Pony Show in September, the International Gold Cup in October and Steeplechase Races in the spring and fall.

Marriott Ranch-Guided Trail Rides
(540) 364-2627
5305 Marriott Ln., Hume
30 minutes from Warrenton.
Beautiful view of the Blue Ridge during tour of Marriott’s 4,200 acre Texas longhorn cattle operation.

Old Town Warrenton
A Virginia and National Historic District, features the Old Court House, the Warren Green Hotel, a statue of native son Chief Justice John Marshall, quality shops and restaurants and a historic walking tour.
(540) 347-5525

Old Jail Museum
Court House Square, Warrenton
Two buildings (1808, 1823) house Civil War, Revolutionary era, Indian artifacts and Colonel John S. Mosby exhibits. One of the oldest remaining jails in VA. Open year round, Tues-Sun, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Admission.

Rappahannock River
One of the state’s cleanest waterways, flows along the entire western border of the county, providing fishing and canoeing opportunities.

Virginia Civil War Trails
A self-guided driving/walking tour of 11 local Civil War sites. For a map and more information, contact the Visitor Center, (540) 341-0988.

From: www.warrentonva.gov/Community/Attractions.aspx