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Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

Historic Manassas Inc. Hires New Event Coordinator

The following story was sent to us by Historic Manassas, Inc.:

Sarah McHugh of Chesapeake, Va., was recently hired as the event coordinator for Historic Manassas, Inc. She is responsible for planning and organizing events, such as the Heritage Railway Festival, the Wine & Jazz Festival, Celebrate America, Merry Old Town, and the upcoming Fall Jubilee.

A graduate of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va., McHugh earned her master’s degree in arts administration and a bachelor’s degree in music performance.  She has more than three years of event planning experience and most recently worked at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as a coordinator in their Special Events Office.   

1st Annual Wine & Arts Festival

Save the date! Old Town Manassas will be holding its first ever Wine & Arts Festival on Saturday, September 18. The festival will feature free tastings from local restaurants, wineries and art work from local artists.

The Wine & Arts Festival will also feature live music by Jason Paul Curtis with the Fabulous Bob Meyer Trio. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Old Town Manassas and the food tastings are FREE. However, if you are a wine-taster, the admission cost will be $10 a person.  For more information about the festival check out www.visitmanassas.org.

Manassas Museum Event Tickets On Sale Now

It may be your last chance to buy tickets to the Manassas Museum’s “Spies in the Attic” at Liberia Manassas on August 28. The 10:00 a.m. tour is already sold out, but there are a few tickets left of the 1:00 p.m. tour. You better act fast!

On Saturday, September 11, at 2:00 p.m. the Manassas Museum is sponsoring A Civil War Trails Old Town Walking Tour. It is easy to forget that the Manassas sidewalks were once crowded with 24,000 Confederate soldiers. The tour will bring to life the stories about the transformation and the destruction of the area during the Civil War.

The walking tour is $15 and advance tickets are required. If there is inclement weather, the new date will be September 25. To purchase tickets you can visit www.manassasmuseum.org or call 703-368-1873.

Last Chance to Visit "From Cows to Condos" Exhibit

The Manassas Museum has been hosting “From Cows to Condo” exhibit since October 3 of last year. The exhibit will be ending on September 6, so if you did not get a chance to visit yet you should plan to head there soon! It is an opportunity to learn about Manassas and Prince William County’s 20th Century transformation from an agricultural community to a suburban community.

The Manassas Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and Mondays on Federal Holidays. The hours of visitation are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Adults are $5.00, seniors over 60 and children are $4.00, and children under 6 are free.

The Harris Pavilion Offers Movies, Ice Cream Socials, and Concerts


The Harris Pavilion at 9201 Center Street in Manassas, VA is offering some fun events before the summer slips away. Tonight is one of the ‘Friday Family Movie Nights’ and the movie The Any Bully will be played at 8:25. Then on Friday, August 20 The Tooth Fairy will be played. The event is free to attend, but just remember to bring your own chair and blanket in case it gets chilly!

On every Sunday in August, The Harris Pavilion offers ‘Ice Cream Social and Concerts’! From 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. you and your family can come out and enjoy a variety of different orchestra bands and be treated to some ice cream! Bring your own chairs to this event as well.

September Brings Festivals and More to Old Town Manassas

You want to make sure to stay in town for Saturday, September 18. Old Town Manassas is holding a variety of different festivals on this day, all within blocks of each other! The 35th Annual Edgar Rohr Memorial Car Meet will be from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the lawn of the Manassas Museum.

Other festivals on this Saturday in September include the 7th Annual Old World Festival and the Taste of Manassas Arts and Food Festival. These will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Harris Pavilion. Don’t miss out on the farmers market or the sidewalk sale either!