• Events

    To submit your event for review, please email director@oldtownwarrenton.org

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    Restaurant Week (Winter)

    2024 Dates TBD

    We look forward to hosting a winter restaurant week in 2022 where local chefs can show off their skills while providing a unique menu at a set price. Check back for details!

    Past participating restaurants and bakeries:


    - Cafe Torino

    - Claire's at The Depot

    - Ellie's Place

    - Gateau Bakery Cafe & Tea Room

    - Wild Hare Cider Pub & Garden



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    Summer Market: Saturdays, 8 am - 12 pm, from April 22 to November

    Winter Market: 9 am-12 pm, January 15- April 16

    Saturdays mean GREAT FOOD at the Warrenton Farmers Market! Featuring all-locally grown and produced fruits, vegetables, poultry, pork, beef, eggs, pies, breads and more.


    Join the market at its new location behind 21 Main St along 1st St on Saturdays from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Parking is available behind the Post Office; entrance to parking lots are on N. 3rd St.

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    1st Friday 

    On the first Friday of May through October

    Come and celebrate 1st Friday in Old Town Warrenton!


    May 5 - Spring Explosion

    June 2 - Summertime Fun

    July 7 - Americana

    We will be honoring and celebrating our

    veterans and first responders

    Aug 4 - Back to School

    Sept 1 - Dog Dayz of Summer

    Oct 7 - Colors of the Fall


    If you are interested in sponsorships and/or volunteering, email Lachelle@allegrocsa.org


    Beginning in May, stroll historic Main Street the first Friday evening of every month until October. Main Street will be closed and converted into a pedestrian park while shops remain open late with wine tastings, sales and special events. There will be music, artists, entertainment and dinner specials! Enjoy local food, live music and our Beer Garden! There are a variety of vendors and experiences for the whole family.


    If you are interested in being a vendor at 1st Friday, please fill out Allegro's Vendor Application Form. 

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    September 23, 2023


    Admission is free for this one-day craft fair that draws 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 100 artisans and crafters and food vendors, offering something to please everyone in the family.

    Craft offerings include jewelry, handmade toys, photography and fine art, handcrafted items for the home and yard, pottery, hand bags, and personal accessories. Festival food includes barbeque, crab cakes, Asian Grill, ice cream,
    and shaved ice treats. Vendors come from all over to sell their wares at the festival.


    To print out an application and apply to be a vendor, please contact the Fall Festival Link.

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    Watch for more info in 2024

    The Virginia Gold Cup has over the past century made steeplechasing one of the most prestigious sports in America. Former NSA President George Strawbridge calls the Gold Cup’s Great Meadow racecourse, “The crown jewel of American steeplechasing.” Nick Arundel said simply “what this generation and The Virginia Gold Cup is doing at Great Meadow is driven by harmony with its community, its traditions and its environment.”


    Visit Gold Cup website for tickets and additional information.

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    Father's Day Car Show

    2024 date TBD

    -The Father’s Day Car Show has become a family tradition for many in our area. Several thousand attendees come each year to see all the great cars and enjoy an outing with Dad. This is a great opportunity to enhance your business’s visibility with over 20,000 passionately engaged locals and visitors! Join the American Legion Post 72 at 345 Legion Drive to enjoy over 200 unique vehicles, food and ice cream vendors, specialty vendors and to vote for your favorite vehicle. This year’s proceeds benefit the Fauquier Community Food Bank, Willing Warriors, and the American Legion Post 72.


    Visit legion72carshow.com to register your vehicle. Contact legion72carshow@gmail.com for more information or to sign up as a vendor.

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    Fireworks at the WARF!

    2024 date TBD

    Save the date for FIREWORKS at the WARF (800 Waterloo Road, Warrenton, VA) on June 30, 2023 from the highest hill of the soccer fields. Additional details to come.

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    Where's Waldo Scavenger Hunt

    July 1-31, 2023

    The Where's Waldo Scavenger Hunt begins THIS FRIDAY, July 1! Stop by The Open Book for your stamp card and start hunting! This fun, free event lasts all July and includes 25 participating local businesses. The full list will be available to view on your stamp card.


    Prizes will be given out over the month and a grandprize raffle drawing and Waldo-Rific Party Bonanza will take place at The Open Book, TBD. Don't miss the fun!

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    Restaurant Week (Summer)

    August 14-20, 2023

    Participating restaurants and bakeries in Old Town Warrenton will offer special prix-fixe meals for lunch and dinner. Come support local restaurants and enjoy delicious food and fun experiences.



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    Warrenton Ghost Tours


    *Register today by contacting the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail.

    Come out and enjoy an hour of ghostly tales as the Fauquier Historical Society’s costumed guides lead you through Old Town Warrenton. Tickets are $15 for adults/children over 12, and $5 for children under 12.

    Tours are limited and sell out quickly so get your tickets early! Due to limited tour sizes all tickets are non-refundable.


    * 6PM tours are specially designed for families with younger children and we strongly encourage families with children to sign up for these.

    ** All tours start at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, located at 10 Ashby Street Warrenton, VA 20186.

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    The Great Pumpkin Ride


    The Great Pumpkin Ride is sponsored by the Fauquier Trails Coalition a non-profit organization, and is a fundraiser for the construction of new trails throughout scenic Fauquier County. Registration is online only and the field is limited to 1,350 riders.


    There are no ride day registrations. Registration is $60. Learn more details at the Fauquier Trails Coalition website.


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    December 2023

    Experience the magic of Santa and Ms. Claus at Gumdrop Square in the magical setting of the historic John Barton Payne Building.


    Santa and Mrs. Claus will be meeting with children of all ages! Children will be able to sit on a rug near the jolly ole elf and talk to Santa while parents are welcome to take as many photos as they'd like. Once the children feel comfortable with Santa, they will have the opportunity to take photo with him and tell him what they would like for Christmas. As in years past, children will be able to shop for their friends and family at Santa's Secret Shop. Tickets will be available for purchase for $2 each upon entering the building. We will be accepting cash and credit/debit card payments this year. Individual gifts each cost 1 ticket and will be wrapped and ready to give.


    Check in with one of our elves at the front entrance to the John Barton Payne building and we will give you an estimated wait time and text you when it's your turn to experience the magic. The event is subject to change at anytime.


    Currently Santa is scheduled to be at Gumdrop Square the following dates:


    Saturdays, December 3, 10, and 17 from 11am-3pm

    Sundays, December 4, 11, and 18 from 1-4pm


    Bring your cameras and capture the magic!

    *Please note that we do not provide a professional photographer.


    If you are interested in volunteering at Gum Drop Square, please email director@oldtownwarrenton.org


    *EOTW EVENT - Donations to Experience Old Town Warrenton are encouraged. Help us keep Old Town charming!