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The Town of Middleburg has announced that the Middleburg Community Farmers Market will open for the season on Saturday, May 4th from 8 a.m. to noon at 105 Federal Street, behind the Middleburg Bank.

Details for prospective vendors: is a $25 application fee and a one-time vendor fee of $100 for the season. Contact Tina Staples at 540-687-5152 or for additional information. The market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon, every Saturday from May 4th through October 26th. Archwood Green Barns Farmers' Market in The Plains, opens May 5th. Sundays, 10- a.m. to 3 p.m, through November 24th.

This market, with a rich history, will be celebrating its 21st season in 2019. A producer-only market, you’re sure to find the freshest locally or regionally produced vegetables, fruits, eggs, meat, mushrooms, flowers, herbs, preserves, coffee, teas, olive oil and vinegar, honey, baked goods, and so much more.

Interested vendors may download the application packet on the Become a Vendor tab of the website archwoodgreenbarns.comEmail the completed packet to or mail to the address listed on the application.

July 26 and August 30, visit The National Sporting library (102 The Plains Road) for NSLM Open Late events. The monthly event features live music, local wine and delicious concessions. Concerts and museum admission are free and open to the public from 6-8 p.m. There are no rain dates. Picnics are welcome but no glass containers or outside alcohol is permitted. Cash bar provided. Visit for additional information and a full schedule of events.

Saturday, July 27th from 5-8 p.m.
Feast from the Field. It's time to get your tickets. Enjoy a fantastic meal of locally sourced food and beverages, and show your support for everything the Fauquier Education Farm does to serve the community. Price is $75 at Moriah Farm. For details contact: or 540-878-0155.

Tuesday, July 30th from 6-8 p.m. Culinary Herbs. Add some spice to your garden in a discussion of the new culinary herb bed at the Education Farm. There will be a mixture of perennial and annual herbs growing and how they’re doing it. Chef Natalie Ortiz will also talk about inventive ways to use the bounty from your garden and add a little spice to your life. Fauquier Education Farm is at 8482 Meetze Rd, Warrenton, VA 20186. Contact Jim Hankins at

Saturday, August, 3- The Mosby Heritage Area Association family-friendly history event, , at their headquarters, the c.1801 Caleb Rector House, 1461 Atoka Road, Marshall. The full schedule includes: 10:30 a.m. Morning drill and kids' drill with Travis Shaw and the Liberty Rifles, 11:30 a.m. Meet the soldiers, Noon Historic games on the lawn, and explore the encampment, 1:30 p.m. Code-breaking and letter writing, 2:30 p.m. Afternoon drill and kids' drill, soldiers' mail call, food trucks and book signings too. Details

Visit the Byrne Gallery (7 W Washington Street) through August 18 for "Endless Summer," a celebration of summer at its best. The six-week exhibition features the newest paintings by Gerald Hennsey and Lida Matheson Stifel. Call 540-687-6986 for more information and hours of operation.

Hilt Face Painting

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