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September 2017

Colonial Ice Cream Fun

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Museum of Culpeper History, 113 South Commerce Street
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States

A Night of Colonial Ice Cream Fun!

September 14th 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Come to the Museum for a night of Colonial fun followed by ice cream! Grandparents are invited to bring their grandchildren to the Museum this evening on Grandparents Day! Admission to the Museum and program is $10 for up to four people and each person after this is $3 each. Children under 2 are free. Please RSVP by phone at 540-829-1749 or via email at

Culpeper Downtown Fiesta

Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Culpeper Downtown Depot District, 109 Commerce St.
Culpeper, 22701

The Culpeper Fiesta takes place in the heart of downtown Culpeper for 4 hours, 6 pm to 10 pm Friday, September 15th. Plan to bring your whole family down to the Depot (109 Commerce St., Culpeper, VA) for a night of good food and wonderful entertainment.

Free health screenings will be offered, including confidential HIV testing by FAHAAS, as well as glucose and blood pressure checks by University Physicians Group.  Free flu shots will be administered by Walgreens.  Complimentary children’s ID’s will be offered by the Culpeper Sheriff’s office and the Culpeper Town Police at the Food Closet location at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.  Kids can participate in children’s yoga, presented by Pranapiloga, while they wait!


The Lions Sight and Hearing Van will be in the Farmers’ Market parking lot, offering free screenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  No appointment is necessary.

October 2017

The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn Presented by Pushcart Players

Sunday, October 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110 United States

The whole family will treasure this enchanting musical re-telling of a timeless storybook favorite. Through the power of love and nursery magic, a young boy transforms his beloved toy into a real rabbit. Together the Boy and his velveteen friend embark on exciting imaginary adventures, from deep dark caves to the wide open sea, and together they learn the true meaning of friendship. This award-winning theater company specializing in arts education for children has been Emmy-nominated twice and received numerous state and private awards for excellence and innovation. “The company’s creative team knows its business! Young or old, parent or grandparent, catch the Pushcart Players when and where you can!” (Independent Press)

Recommended for ages 5–10; Grades Pre-K–5

Rappahannock Model Railroaders Display

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017
National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Triangle, VA 22172 United States

The Rappahannock Model Railroaders (RMR) club will have their O-Gauge model railroads chugging through displays in Leatherneck Gallery at the National Museum of the Marine Corps

RMR members consider themselves ambassadors of “The Greatest Hobby” and work to promote the joy of model railroading in a positive way. This is a fun event for all ages. Admission to the Museum and parking are free.

Fall Farm Days: Life on the Farm

Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, October 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane
Delaplane, VA 20144 United States

Come back to the family farm and experience all that Sky Meadows has to offer. Visit with the Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah to learn about the park’s apiary and beekeeping. Watch demonstrations by millers of the Burwell Morgan Mill and learn about the park’s production of Indian corn. Stop by the Blacksmith Shop and watch skilled artisans from the Blacksmith Guild of the Potomac work the forge. Kids, try your hand at making your own corn husk doll.

In addition to these agriculture-themed programs, we also offer Mount Bleak House tours, live music, a children’s play area, delicious food and drinks for sale, and, of course, the pick-your-own pumpkin patch.

Culpeper Harvest Days Farm Tour

Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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20th Annual Culpeper Harvest Days Farm Tour Presented by the Culpeper Office of Economic Development and
the Culpeper Harvest Days Farm Tour Committee Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., rain or shine. Welcome Center – Culpeper County’s Agriculture Enterprises. A Free and Fun for All Ages Event. In Honor of the 20 Anniversary, the First 100 Families who visit the Welcome Center will receive a Farm Animal Tote.


The Baby Buzz

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Hill School, 130 S. Madison St.
Middleburg, VA United States

This FREE seminar geared towards expectant parents or parents of young children helps to inform parents while offering fun door prizes, coffee from Middleburg Common Grounds, a light breakfast from Wegmans, and lunches from Hammer Down BBQ, Back Street Catering, and Red Horse Tavern!

Eight expert speakers such as Lisa Carlson of Mothering Way and Kimberly Brown of Sleep Wise Consulting are onsite to lend their expertise to visitors. Vendors including the Piedmont School of Music, Second Chapter Books, Compleat Nutrition, Kingswood Camp, and many others have booths as well! Stop by to learn about the art and science of parenting!

Culpeper Air Fest

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Culpeper Regional Airport, 12517 Beverly Ford Rd
Brandy Station, 22714

Culpeper Air Fest, Culpeper Regional Airport located at 12517 Beverly Ford Rd, Brandy Station, VA 22714. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Event is free. Parking is available at Culpeper County High School and Eastern View High School. Complimentary bus transportation is
provided beginning at 8:30 a.m. until after the show closes. Handicapped parking will be available at the airport this year. Bring earplugs, cameras, folding chairs, sunscreen and cash for food and treats. As this is a community, family-oriented event, for everyone’s enjoyment, please leave your coolers and tents in your car or at home. Vendors will have plenty of food and beverages
available throughout the day. The crowds and aircraft noise can be stressful for your pets, and they’ll be much happier if left at home. Services dogs (or other animals) are permitted at the airshow. The airport will be closed to transient traffic on Friday, Oct. 13 until Saturday, Oct. 14. This year the Airfest will have a built in rain date in case of inclement weather. The Airfest
Committee will make a decision Thursday, Oct. 12 by noon on when the show will be held. If rain is in the forecast for Saturday, Oct. 14, a rain date of Sunday, Oct. 15 will be used. Call (540) 825-8280

Fall Farm Days: Rest and Rejuvenation Weekend

Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane
Delaplane, VA 20144 United States

During Fall Farm Days’ Rest and Rejuvenation Weekend, we offer a variety of guided and self-guided programs to help you reconnect with nature, unplug and unwind, and rejuvenate through recreation. One visit to our serene park and you’ll feel refreshed and revitalized. Participate in the Friends of Sky Meadows 5K Trail Run/Walk on Saturday morning. Be sure to check back for registration information.

In addition to the relaxation-themed programs, we also offer Mount Bleak House tours, blacksmithing demonstrations, live music, a children’s play area, delicious food and drinks for sale, and, of course, the pick-your-own pumpkin patch.

Trick or Treat 5K and Family Fun Run

Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane
Delaplane, VA 20144 United States

As part of our Rest and Rejuvenation Fall Farm Days weekend, this fun Halloween-themed trail race promises fun and adventure for everyone. Runners, walkers and families are encouraged to wear costumes and do their best to conquer the course while completing all five fun stations along the way. There will be treats, and there will be tricks (evil laugh). Achieve a sticker at all five locations and receive a voucher for a free pumpkin from the park’s pick-your-own patch.

At the end of the race, join facilitating organization Roots and Rocks Adventure for music, an awesome recovery tent provided by Performance Sport & Spine, and an abundance of post-race food. Stick around for awards for the top three finishers overall and for each 10-year age group, as well as great random prizes. Afterwards, be sure to take your voucher to the park’s Historic Area to get your pumpkin and continue the Fall Farm Days fun.

Registration is $30. To register, go to:

Fall Farm Days: History of Sky Meadows

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane
Delaplane, VA 20144 United States

During Fall Farm Days’ History Weekend, step back in time and see history come to life. Stroll through the Historic Area buildings and interact with our living historians, get a taste of hearth cooking, watch the blacksmiths at work at the forge and take a tour of Mount Bleak House. Discover the stories of the people who shaped the landscape at this historic family farm.

In addition to history-themed programs, we also offer live music, a children’s play area, delicious food and drinks for sale, and, of course, the pick-your-own pumpkin patch.

Halloween Party at the National Museum of the Marine Corps

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Triangle, VA 22172 United States

Celebrate Halloween at the National Museum of the Marine Corps!

Have a goblin-good time at our annual Halloween party! Enjoy crafts, a reptile show, games, and a boo-tastic puppet show.

Costumes encouraged but not required.

Admission to the Museum and parking are always FREE!

Halloween Party

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wellspring Health Services will be hosting a one year anniversary Halloween party. The event will run from 5-8p.m. and offer a trunk or treat, costume contest, and an outdoor showing of It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at 434-981-8198 or

November 2017

Fall Craft Fair

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
6th Annual Fall Craft Fair 
Saturday November 18th, 2017
9am-2pm at Yowell Elementary School 
701 Yowell Drive Culpeper, VA 22701
Come on out & do some early Holiday Shopping with the
many Crafters & Vendors that will be participating! PLUS, Raffles, 50/50, Concessions, Children’s Activities & lots more!
** INDOOR EVENT so it will be held Rain Or Shine!**
For more information contact us at or 540-522-6898

My Father’s Dragon Presented by Enchantment Theatre Company

Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110 United States

November 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm
November 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm

How does nine-year-old Elmer Elevator rescue a baby dragon held captive on Wild Island? With pluck, chewing gum, lollipop sticks, and rubber bands, of course! In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Ruth Stiles Gannett’s charming adventure book, My Father’s Dragon, Enchantment Theatre Company brings to life the story of a compassionate and courageous boy and his unlikely friendship with a splendid yellow and blue-striped dragon. For nearly twenty years, Philadelphia-based Enchantment Theatre Company has produced original works based on classic children’s literature, using its distinctive blend of puppets, masks, creative scenic effects, and original music. “Everything about this world-class production is inventive and endearing; it fully captures the spirit of the beloved stories, the essence of childhood, and the imagination of the audience, both young and old. (, Philadelphia, PA)
Recommended for ages 5–10; Grades K–5

Downtown Open House

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Culpeper Downtown Depot District, 109 Commerce St.
Culpeper, 22701

Culpeper Downtown Holiday Open House, from noon to 5 p.m. Community Tree Lighting 5:15 p.m. Start your holiday shopping
in Historic Downtown Culpeper. You’ll find something for everyone on your gift list in one of our many specialty shops: from delicious chocolates, unique art, distinctive clothing, and specialty foods to repurposed furniture, plus so much more. So, come enjoy the convenience of shopping downtown and the personal service our merchants always provide. Join us for a Community Tree Lighting with festive carols from Blue Ridge Chorale of Culpeper and a Classic Holiday Dance by Marie School of Ballet. Enjoy hot cider and cookies made by Girl Scout Troop 1259 to complete this wonderful day! 5:15 – Dance Performance, Carols &
Tree Lighting. Happy Holidays from Culpeper Downtown. Be A Culpeper Local. Shop Local. Eat Local. Enjoy Local.This special event brought to you by: Culpeper Renaissance, Inc.

December 2017

Wellspring Christmas Party

Saturday, December 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Wellspring Health Services as they host a Christmas Party from 4 to 7 p.m. at 15237 Creativity Drive, Culpeper. Cookie decorating from 4 to 5:30 p.m., pictures with Santa from 4 to 7 p.m., performances from 5 to 7 p.m. and a tree lightning at 7 p.m. Free!

February 2018

The Hollywood Special FX Show

Saturday, February 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110 United States

February 3, 2018 at 2:00 pm
February 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Ever wonder how they did that? Now the whole family can get the inside scoop and discover the science and secrets to making movie magic in this interactive and explosive show. Live on stage, join special effects professionals who’ve worked on action-packed blockbusters like The Dark Knight Rises, Guardians of the Galaxy, Phantom of the Opera, and Game of Thrones for thrilling and revealing insights that bring the audience closer to the action than ever before. Feel the heat from an onstage inferno, marvel at gruesome sci-fi monsters, be blown away by apocalyptic weather, and hold on tight through huge explosions! “Be prepared to be stunned. This really is a show unlike what you’ve seen before.” (Essex Chronicle)

Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Disclaimer: This explosive family show will feature special effect sequences that include pyrotechnics, loud sounds, and more. For your safety and comfort, the audience will be protected by an impact-resistant glass during a portion of the show.

March 2018


Sunday, March 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110 United States

A leading traditional Irish ensemble comes to the Hylton Center for this big pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration of festive Celtic music. Praised by The Washington Post for their “vibrant mix of virtuosity, energy, and empathy,” Danú performs both ancient Irish music and new repertoire for a lively, flawless performance. Mason’s University Singers, a talented student ensemble from George Mason University’s School of Music, join them onstage for a one-of-a-kind experience. Hailing from Ireland’s old counties, this award-winning ensemble has thrilled audiences throughout Europe and North America with stops at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Symphony Space in New York. The virtuoso players are renowned for their mastery of authentic Irish instruments—flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, and bouzouki—which is matched by gorgeous vocals in English and Gaelic. Bring the whole family to enjoy this entertaining evening of Celtic music!

April 2018

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Presented by Bay Area Children’s Theatre

Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110 United States

April 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm
April 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Bedtime is approaching, and this team of construction vehicles needs to get their rest. But Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bath time, and Dump Truck just isn’t sleepy! Excavator and Bulldozer find that preparing for bed is a job in itself! Will they ever get some shut-eye before tomorrow’s day of work? A world premiere musical based upon the New York Times best-selling picture book about construction vehicles by author Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld demonstrates the importance of teamwork, follow-through, hard work, and bedtime rituals. Founded in 2004, the Bay Area Children’s Theatre works to enrich children’s lives, inspire their imagination, and introduce them to lifelong enjoyment of theater.

Recommended for ages 3–8; Pre-K–Grade 3
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