Warrenton and Fauquier County offer residents and visitors a wide variety of interesting and entertaining activities. The most popular destination is Old Town Warrenton with its historic buildings, charming restaurants, retail shops and Jail Museum.
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.
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 Year-2013!! 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.
Warrenton's Farmers Market
Celebrating 38 Seasons!
It’s that time of year again, when locally grown and produced agricultural products are made available at the Warrenton Farmers Market. The 2013 Season begins on April 13th for our Saturday Market and continues through November 23rd. 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 on May 1st and continues until October 30. 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 2013 Application and Market Guidelines can be found below.
Come and join us to celebrate the fruits, vegetables, flowers and other locally grown or made products of the 2013 Warrenton Farmer's Market Season at our Wednesday and Saturday Markets!
2013 Farmer's Market Application
2013 Warrenton Farmer's Market Operating Guidelines
Fauquier County Heritage Society
for Local History & Genealogy
(540) 364-3440 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
Rt 17 & 644, Bealeton
Precision aerobatic flying airshows, wing walking, hot air ballooning, skydiving, antique open cockpit airplanes, rides available.
Concession stand, picnic grounds.
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
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.
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.
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.
There are many wineries/vineyards in the area. For a complete list, descriptions and directions, visit www.visitfauquier.com or call the Visitor Center, 341-0988.
Warrenton Spring Festival
The Warrenton Spring Festival, held annually on the third Saturday in May, continues to grow and attract a wide variety of visitors. Event planners work all year to improve the event each year. The only thing left to do is pray for dry weather.
So make your plans now...mark your calendars...and come and take in one of the true treasures of our town.
For additional information, contact Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce at 540-347-4414.
See you at the festival?
Annual Warrenton-Fauquier Heritage Day
On September 22 & 23, 2012, from 10 AM to 4:30 PM, Warrenton's Main Street will come alive with history. This day long celebration sponsored by the Town of Warrenton and Fauquier County will be filled with living historians, lectures, reenactments, tours, entertainment and hands-on demonstrations. At 10 AM a living history parade is scheduled to begin. Local heritage, civic, and service organizations are invited to parade or ride a themed float pass a Grand Review. To register contact Paula Johnson at (540) 341-7019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are welcome.
Join the festivities, as we remember 250 years of Warrenton and Fauquier heritage and celebrate our national designation as a "Preserve America" Community.
Go here to learn more.