Activities to do

in or around
Culpeper
Annual Events

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Historic Sites

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Wineries

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Nature and Recreation

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Restaurants

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Farms/Farmers Markets

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Weddings

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Historic Churches

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Lodging

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Shopping

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Fine Arts

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Tours

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Transportation

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Annual Events
Culpeper County
Spring
Blue Ridge Chorale Spring Concert
Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market
Culpeper Remembrance Days
Gnarly Hops & Barley Fest
HITS- “Horse Show in The Sun” at Commonwealth Park
Point-to-Point Horse Races at Bull Run Hunt
Stage Alive
Wicked Bottom 5K
Summer
3rd Thursday Summer Concert
4th of July Celebration
4th of July Car and Bike Show
Bluemont Concert Series
Brandy Station Fireman’s Parade
CMR (Culpeper, Madison, Rappahannock) Farm Show
Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market
CulpeperFest
Culpeper Fireman’s Parade
Culpeper Soapbox Derby
Culpeper Triathlon
Fall
Culpeper County Airfest
Culpeper Cycling Century
Culpeper Downtown Annual Restaurant Week
Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market
Culpeper Fiesta
Downtown Culpeper Trick-or-Treating
HITS
Stage Alive
Taste of Culpeper Wine and Food Festival
Winter
Blue Ridge Chorale Christmas Concert
Culpeper Downtown Carnival
Downtown Culpeper Holiday Open House
Stage Alive

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Orange County
February
Orange County Angler’s Sportsman’s Expo
March
James Madison’s Birthday Celebration at Montpelier
April
Historic Garden Week Tour of Orange County
May
Montpelier Wine Festival
June
Trashy Ribs and Blues Festival
Waugh Enterprises Big Damn Bike Show
Orange County Volunteer Fire Company Fair and Parade
Car, Truck, & Bike Show
July
Orange County Fair
August
Edible Fest
September
Orange Street Festival
Somerset Steam & Gas Pasture Party
Montpelier’s Constitution day and wine Festival
Liberty Ride
October
Gordonsville Street Festival
Fall Fiber Festival & Sheep Dog Trials
November
Montpelier Hunt Races
Gordonsville Annual Veterans Day Parade
December
Orange Holiday Parade & Memorial Christmas Tree Lighting
Gordonsville Memorial Christmas Tree Lighting

Madison County
Spring
Heritage Day at Graves Mountain
DuCard Oyster Festival and Winneappoolooza
Project Healing Waters 2-Fly Tournament
Tour de Madison
Graves Mountain’s Festival of Music
BBQ’s

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Business Expo
Farmer’s Market Weekly Events at the wineries
Summer
Madison County’s Fireworks at Graves Mountain Lodge
Madison County fair
Early Mountain BBQ, Sippin’ into Sunset on Fridays
Early Mountain Sips and Cinema
Fireman's Parade
Fall
Taste of the Mountains Street Festival
Graves Mountain’s Peach festival
Holiday Market at Fire Dept.
Winter
Holiday Open Houses
Tree Lighting and Madison’s “Friday Night Christmas Lights”

Rappahannock
February
Thornton Hill Hounds Point to Point Races
April
Old Dominion Hounds Point to Point Races
Fodderstack 10K Race
July
Sperryville 4th of July Celebration
September
Rappahannock Farm Tour and Festival
November
Artists of Rappahannock
Studio and gallery Tour
December
Christmas in Little Washington

Fauquier
Winter (December-February)
Christmas in Old Town & Gum Drop Square
Christmas Parades (Bealeton, Marshall, Warrenton)
First Night in Old Town Warrenton
Casanova Hunt Point-to-Point Races
Spring (March-May)
Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point Races
Piedmont Fox Hounds Point-to-Point Races
Old Dominion Hunt Point-to-Point Races

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Upperville Garden Club Daffodil Show
Faquier Garden Tour
Annual Bluebell Walk on Cedar Run
Virginia Gold Cup
Warrenton Spring Festival
Hunt Country Stable Tour
Delaplane Strawberry Festival
Summer (June-August)
Bluemont Concert Series in Old Town Warrenton (Saturdays)
Boys & Girls Club Car & Truck Show
Twilight Polo Matches at Great Meadow (Weekends)
The Flying Circus Airshows (Sundays)
First Fridays in Old Town Warrenton (Monthly)
Father’s Day Car Show
Upperville Colt & Horse Show
Children & Pets Parade in Old Town Warrenton
Fourth of July at Great Meadow
Warrenton Pony Show
Fauquier County Fair
Hot Air Balloon Festival at The Flying Circus
Warrenton Horse Show
5th Street Wine Festival
Fall (September-November)
Virginia Scottish Games & Festival
Virginia Wine Festival at Great Meadow
Evening Under the Stars
The Great Pumpkin Ride
Halloween Parade & Trick or Treating in Old Town Warrenton
Goldvein Jubilee at Monroe Park
Middleburg Classic Horse Show at Great Meadow
Warrenton-Fauquier Heritage Day
Remington Fall Festival
Harvest Festival
Fauquier County Fall Farm Tour
International Gold Cup
Annual Remington Turkey Trot 5K

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Historic Sites
Culpeper County
Culpeper Battlefields (locations to visit for historical civil war battles)
The Battle of Kelly’s Ford
The Battle of Brandy Station
The Graffiti House
Burgandine House
The Depot
East Street Historic District
Mount Pony Signal Station
Salubria c.

Orange County
Barboursville Ruins
Ellwood Manor
Germanna Visitors Center, Library, and Memorial Garden
Gilmore Cabin
Historic Orange County Courthouse
Historic Orange Train Station
James Madison’s Montpelier
The Montpelier Train Depot
Orange Historical Commercial District
Wilderness Battlefield

Madison County
Historic Main Street

Museums
Culpeper County
Museum of Culpeper History

Orange County
Civil War Museum at The Exchange Hotel
James Madison Museum
Waugh Enterprises Harley-Davidson Museum

Fauquier
Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County
Cold War Museum
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Elf Run Mini-Museum
Fauquier Heritage &Preservation Foundation
Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail
Brentmoor (Spilman-Mosby House)
Monroe Park Gold Mining Museum
The Virginiana Room
Weston Farmstead

Wineries
Culpeper County
Belmont Farm Distillery
Gray Ghost Vineyards
Old House Vineyards
Prince Michel Winery
Unicorn Winery

Orange County
Barboursville Vineyards
Horton Vineyards
Reynard Florence Vineyard
Monticello Wine Trail
Virginia Wine

Madison County
Prince Michel Winery
Ducard Vineyards
Early Mountain Vineyards

Rappahannock
Gray Ghost Vineyards
Little Washington Winery
Magnolia Vineyards and Winery
Narmada Winery
Toll Gate Farm & Vineyards
Wine Loves Chocolate Tasting Room

Nature & Recreation
Culpeper County
Birding
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Bowling
Rapidan River Kayak Company
Cycling
The Bike Shop
Culpeper Area Mountain Biking Organization (CAMBO)
Visitor Center Bike Ride Lists
Fishing
Lake Pelham
Mountain Run Lake
Rappahannock and Rapidan Rivers
Shenandoah National Park
Blue Ridge Biplane Rides
Texan Flight
Golf Courses
South Wales Golf Club
Meadows Farms Golf Course
Hiking
Shenandoah National Park
Old Rag Mountain
White Oak Canyon
Equestrian
Commonwealth Park
Freestyle Equestrian Center
Grovespring Farm
Kelly’s Ford Equestrian Center
Ironwood Farm
Shenandoah National Park
Touch Point Farm
Hunting
Rose Hill Game Preserve
Natural Parks
Lenn Park
Mountain Run Lake Park
Spilman Park
Wine Street Park
Yowell Meadow Park
Trails
Birding and Wildlife Trail
Historic Culpeper Walking Tour
Other
Skating
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Culpeper Community Complex

Orange County
Alpaca Garden
Lake Orange and Angler’s Landing
Liberty Mills Farm
Meadows Farms Golf Course
Oakland Heights Farm
Orange County Airport
Rapidan River Kayak
Skydive Orange
Skyline Aviation Services LLC
Summerleas Farm Hunting Reserve
Warplay Paintball

Fauquier
Equestrian
Great Meadow Events Center
The Marriott Ranch
Morningside Training Farm
Golf
Golf Tour Trailer Studios
Parks
Academy Hill Park
C.F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area
C.M. Crockett Park
Eva Walker Park
Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area
John Marshall Birthplace Park
Lake Brittle
Larry Weeks Community Pools
Marshall Community Center
Monroe Park
Northern Fauquier Community Park
Rady Park
Sky Meadows State Park
Upperville Community Park
Vint Hill Community center
Vint Hill Farms Park
Warrenton Aquatic & Recreational Center
Warrenton Branch Greenway

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William C. Whitney Forest

Restaurants
Culpeper County
Flavor on Main
Foti’s
Piedmont, a Virginia Steakhouse
It’s About Thyme
Copperfish
Breakfast
Raven’s Nest Coffee House
Knakal’s
Moving Meadows Bakery

Farms/Farmer Markets
Culpeper County
Culpeper Downtown Farmers’ Market
CFC Farm & Home Farmers’ Market
Culpeper Regional Health System Farmers’ Market

Orange County
Bramblewood Tree Farm
Elysium Tree Farm
Gold Hill Blueberry Farm
Gullen Nursery
Hartland Institute Farm
Honey Hill Orchards
Hoosier Nut Hill Tree Farm
Liberty Mills Farm
Miller Farm
Eastern Orange Farmers Market
Orange County Farmers Market

Fauquier
Hartland Orchard
Hartland Farm
Hollin Farms
Paris Barns

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Seven Oaks Lavender Farm
Stribling Orchard
Valley View Farm & Orchard
Archwood Green Barns Farmers Market
Buckland Farm Market
Lee Highway Nursery
Messick’s Farm Market
The FarmFarm at the John Marshall Mansion

Weddings
Culpeper County
The Culpeper Center

Historic Churches
Culpeper County
Antioch Baptist Church
Cedar Run Baptist Church
Crooked Run Baptist Church
Culpeper National Cemetery
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Waddell Memorial Presbyterian Church

Orange County
Emmanuel Baptist Church
Gordonsville Presbyterian Church
Macedonia Christian Church
Nazareth Baptist Church
North Pamunkey Baptist Church
Old Blue Run Baptist Church
Orange Baptist Church
Orange Presbyterian Church
Somerset Christian Church
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Trinity United Methodist Church
Waddell Memorial Presbyterian Church
Zion Baptist Church

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Lodging
Orange County
Comfort Inn & Suites
Holiday Inn Express
The 1804 Inn & The Vineyard Cottage at Barboursville Vineyards
Chestnut Hill
The Holiday House
Inn at Meander Plantation
Inn on Poplar Hill
Inn at Westwood Farm
Inn at Willow Grove
Mayhurst Inn
Uphill House Bed and Breakfast
Wolftrap Farm
The Inns at Montpelier

Shopping
Culpeper County
A Variety of Unique Downtown Shops Located on Davis Street

Fine Arts
Culpeper County
3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series
Bluemont Concert Series
Blue Ridge Chorale
Castleton Festival
Stage Alive
Library of Congress Pickard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation
The State Theatre

Orange County
Four Country Players
Lake of the Woods Player
The Arts Center in Orange
Corner House Gallery

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Ed Jaffe Studio
Graves Fine Art Galleries
La Galeria
Nichols Galleries
Stokes of England
Todd Brown Paintings

Fauquier
Allegro Community School of Arts
Ballet Academy of Warrenton
Drum & Strum Music Center
Fauquier Community Theatre
For a Dancer, Inc.
Highland Center for the Arts
Lasley Centre for the Performing Arts
Piedmont Symphony Orchestra

Tours
Culpeper County
Civil War Culpeper: A Driving Tour
Piedmont Pathways: Day Rides and Sunday Drives from Culpeper
Mary Jo Browning- Historic Downtown Tours

Orange County
Central Virginia Wine Tours and Transportation
Tourgide Ltd
Vino Vans

Charlottesville
Thomas Jefferson Monticello

Fauquier
Airlie Center- Organic Garden Tours
Al- Mara Dairy Farms
Greenfield Farms Alpacas
Heartline Alpaca Farm
Paris Barns

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Transportation
Culpeper
Anytime Limousines

Orange County
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Toot (Town of Orange Transit)
Toot- Jaunt Connection
Tri-County Connector

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