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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.

Saturday, April 20: The Middleburg Spring Races at Glenwood Park. Gates open at 10 a.m., post time is 1 p.m. Details at

Friday, April 26: Goose Creek Association spring party.

Saturday, April 27th, Noon-7 p.m.: Purcellville Music and Arts Festival Free admission for all ages at the Fireman’s field in Purcellville. http://www.purcellvillemusicandarts-

Saturday, April 27th:The Middleburg Humane Foundation (MHF) is hosting a “Blue Jean Ball” the 24th celebrating the non-profit’s 24th annual gala, and 25th year of service to the surrounding communities. At Fox Chase Farm – Middleburg Barn. Open to all. General admission tickets $250 per person and tables of eight are available for $2,000. Sponsorship opportunities are available for both businesses and individuals. Contact: Melanie Burch, Director of Development for MHF, at or 540-364-3272 or for tickets:

Saturday, April 27: The Goose Creek Association preparing for litter clean up in honor of “Earth Day”(weather permitting).

Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26: The 60th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour in and around Upperville and Middleburg. An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the grandeur of some of the finest equestrian facilities known to the world. The tour is widely known and hailed as a weekend not to be missed by all those who experience it. Spend your weekend traveling down winding country roads in a self-driven tour, with exclusive access to view the properties, horses, and stables of Virginia's Hunt Country.

Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26th from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Rain or shine, the 26th annual Delaplane Strawberry Festival Weekend highlights new bands, entertainment and a 5K run. Bring the family for delicious, gourmet-sized strawberries for sale, children’s games, hayrides, pony rides, a 4-H petting zoo, crafts, strolling entertainers, a 5k trail run and much more at Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane.

Tickets: $25 per vehicle parking, or save $5 with advance purchase. Tickets will be available for purchase online or at Gentle Harvest (8372 W Main St Marshall, VA 20115). More information at Entrance to the festival also gives visitors access to all of Sky Meadows State Park ( Proceeds from the festival are used to support the ministries and outreach programs of Delaplane’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Call 540-364-2772.

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