30+ Things to Do in Middleburg in June

— June is a beautiful time of year to be in Middleburg. It’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the countryside, whether you’re exploring local art studios, taking in an equestrian event, enjoying a glass of wine or however you like to unwind. Here are our picks for the events you won’t want to miss this month!

Andre Pater (Polish/American, born 1953) "Demonstrative," 2014, oil on canvas, 28 x 22 inches Private Collection, © Andre Pater

Andre Pater (Polish/American, born 1953) “Demonstrative,” 2014, oil on canvas, 28 x 22 inches
Private Collection, © Andre Pater

1. “Andre Pater: In a Sporting Light” at the National Sporting Library & Museum (through Aug. 13)

Works from collections across the country are represented in the museum’s retrospective exhibition, “Andre Pater: In a Sporting Light.” The bold and vibrant compositions of contemporary sporting artist Andre Pater (Polish-American, b. 1953) are often compared to those of the great 20th-century British sporting artist Sir Alfred Munnings.

The retrospective exhibition and accompanying catalog present an in-depth analysis of Pater’s mastery of the use of light and insightful understanding of animal anatomy and behavior.

2. “When Coffee Meets Canvas” at Middleburg Common Grounds: June 1-30

Enjoy art by Jason J. Swain during the month of June at Middleburg Common Grounds.

50 West Live in the Vines Middleburg VA3. Live in the Vines Summer Concert Series at 50 West Vineyards: Fridays | 5-8:30 p.m.

Bring your friends and join us for our Live in the Vines Summer Concert Series! 50 West will have a band and a food truck at the vineyard every Friday night in June. There are no tickets to purchase or cover charge to pay — just show up and enjoy a great evening in Middleburg!

The lineup includes:

  • June 2: Josh Burgess Band + Smokehouse Live
  • June 9: Justin Tarwick and the Common Good + Velocity Wings
  • June 16: Shane Gamble + Roots 687
  • June 23: Cross Kentucky + The Frenchman Food Truck
  • June 30: Chesapeake Sons + Parallel Food Truck

Music from 6-8:30 p.m.
Food from 5-7:30 p.m.

4. Concert on the Lawn at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards: Fridays | 6-8 p.m.

Enjoy music on the lawn outside Greenhill’s tasting room on Friday evenings in June! This month’s lineup includes:

  • June 2: Garrett Hoffman
  • June 9: Carly Moffa
  • June 16: Alan Gant
  • June 23: Terbush & Hannah
  • June 30: Emily Rose

5. Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour: June 3-4

The Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour offers a weekend of art, shopping and relaxation, with the opportunity to meet more than 60 talented artists as you wind through the scenic countryside and historic villages of western Loudoun County. Enjoy paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography, fiber, sculpture and more!

6. Growing Gourmet and Medicine Mushrooms Workshop at Goodstone Inn & Restaurant: June 3 | 9 a.m.-noon

Presented by Mark Jones of Sharondale Farm, this workshop will teach you how to grow several different types of mushrooms using low-tech, low-cost methods in your garden or woodlot. Get hands-on experience inoculating logs for mushroom cultivation. Discussions will include biology and ecology of fungi, using mushrooms for personal and ecological health, and methods for cultivating shiitake, oyster, lion’s mane, reishi and other mushrooms in wood, straw and compost. Each guest of the workshop will receive and create an Oyster Mushroom innoculated log.

Tickets are $40 so call 540-687-3333 to get yours today! There is limited availability so call before it is too late! You can also receive 25% off a room reservation for that weekend, call to find out more!

Three Fox Vineyards7. Big Steve & Pete at Three Fox Vineyards: June 3 | 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Enjoy live music from Big Steve & Pete, as well as seafood from Talk of the Mountain Seafood.

8. Cooking Classes at Salamander Resort & Spa: Saturdays | 2-4 p.m.

Join us at Harrimans Cooking Studio to learn culinary tricks from the experts. $79 per per person. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070. On the schedule for this month:

  • June 3: Make your own donuts — Celebrate National Donut Day by learning how to make this sweet treat at home. Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves guides you through the ins and outs of making yeast raised and cake donuts, as well as delicious glazes and frostings.
  • June 10: Outdoor Cooking 101 — Learn the basics of grilling, how-to properly season meat, cooking crisp vegetables on the grill and getting the perfect grill marks. This will be the perfect class to prep for your outdoor cooking season!
  • June 17: Brisket & Bourbon Class — Discover what makes a great brisket, start to finish. You will prepare brisket and make a housemade BBQ sauce to take home, all while sipping on locally made bourbon.
  • June 24: Brine & Bake, Cure & Smoke Class  — Work side-by-side with Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf as he instructs you on how to make the perfect brine for pork belly, chicken and turkey as well as how to cure local meat and the basics of using a smoker. Use everything you learn at your 4th of July get-together!

9. Art a la Carte at Salamander Resort & Spa: Saturdays | 3-5 p.m.

Spend your Saturday afternoon discovering a new talent or honing your skills in a new way, under the direction of artist Mary Jennings. Choose one theme for the day; first guest to sign up determines what class will be offered. Two-person minimum. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.

Greenhill Winery and Vineyards Middleburg VA10. Live Music at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards: June 3, 10-11, 17, 24-25 | 3-6 p.m.

Enjoy live music at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards each weekend in June! This month’s lineup includes:

  • June 3: Terbush & Hannah at the Manor House
  • June 10 & 11: John Schreiner at the Tasting Room
  • June 17: Alan Gant at the Tasting Room
  • June 24 & 25: Terbush & Hannah at the Tasting Room

11. Open House Extravaganza: June 4 | 1-4 p.m.

Whether you’re looking to buy a new home or getting ideas for selling your current one, this is your chance to see dozens of properties and connect with experienced professionals who can help you with any of your real estate needs. Join Atoka Properties for refreshments and prize drawings all while you tour incredible homes! We hope you join us! Click here for more details and a list of participating homes.

PaintNite! Three Fox Vineyards12. PaintNite! at Three Fox Vineyards: June 4 & 25 | 2 p.m.

Join us in the vines to paint a masterpiece, starting at 2 p.m. All painters receive discounts on wine. Click here to register or find out more info. Talk of the Mountain Seafood will have seafood for sale.

13. Sounds of Salamander at Salamander Resort & Spa: Sundays | 4-7 p.m.

Summer never sounded so good! This summer, Salamander Resort is introducing “Sounds of Salamander” every Sunday on their outdoor terrace at Gold Cup. Feast on their new al fresco menu, delicious desserts and seasonal beverages while enjoying sensational views of the Virginia countryside and taking in the sounds of an acoustic guitar on their terrace. This weekly event is the place to be and be seen every Sunday this summer! Menu prices vary.

14. The Honey Dew Drops at Buchanan Hall: June 4 | 5-7 p.m.

Join us at Buchanan Hall for the folk Americana sounds of the Honey Dew Drops as part of the American Roots Revue Concert Series! Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Click here to purchase tickets.

15. Upperville Colt & Horse Show: June 5-11

The oldest horse show in America, the Upperville Colt & Horse Show takes place in the shade of the majestic oaks near the village of Upperville. The week attracts the nation’s top ranking hunters and jumpers to compete, as well as the local ponies, sidesaddle ladies and racing  Jack Russell Terriers.

Salamander Resort Middleburg VA wine16. Wine & Painting Class at Salamander Resort & Spa: June 6 | 7-9 p.m.

Enjoy a fun way to paint and create your own original piece of work while sipping on delicious local wines. Two-person minimum. $85 per person, ages 21 and up. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.

17. Yappy Hour at Salamander Resort & Spa: Tuesdays | 5-7 p.m.

Treat your dog and yourself to Salamander’s weekly Yappy Hour! Watch as your pooch tests their skills in the obstacle course, while you indulge in a special menu from Gold Cup Wine Bar featuring Sharing Chow including their Pimento Cheese “Hush Puppies” and a refreshing Pup-tail Menu with their Spicy Pup-arita with Blanco tequila. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Middleburg Humane Foundation.

Dogs must remain on a leash at all times. Weather dependent.

National Sporting Library Museum Middleburg VA18. Gallery Talk at the National Sporting Library & Museum: Wednesdays | 2-2:30 p.m.

Each week, NSLM’s Clarice & Robert H. Smith educator or museum curators will give attendees a personalized sneak peek at traveling exhibitions, permanent collections, and the fascinating stories behind the works in the museum’s art collections. No two tours are alike, so come back for more! Reservations are not required and admission is free. Bring your friends! Gallery talks are every Wednesday at 2 p.m.

19. Outdoor Cinema at Salamander Resort & Spa: Thursdays | 8:45 p.m.

Bring your blankets and chairs and join us on the Grand Lawn for a one-of-a-kind outdoor movie experience. For more information, please call 540-326-4060. Scheduled showings include:

  • June 8: Storks (PG)
  • June 15: Finding Dory (PG)
  • June 22: Pete’s Dragon (PG)
  • June 29: The BFG (PG)

20. 5th Annual Rubber Duck Race at Three Fox Vineyards: June 10 | 2 p.m.

Pick your favorite duck and watch him race down the rapids of Crooked Run. Lots of fun and prizes for the winners! The competition starts at 2 p.m. You can also enjoy Talk of the Mountain Seafood’s famous half-pound crab cake and other delicious treats, as well as classic rock from Movin’ On from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Ballroom Dance Class Salamander Resort and Spa Middleburg VA21. Ballroom Dance Class at Salamander Resort & Spa: June 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Couples will enjoy an exciting class guided by a ballroom expert for a lesson on various styles of ballroom dancing. Learn all the right steps and spend the evening having a “ball.”$30 per couple. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.

22. Run Wild 5K at Salamander Resort & Spa: June 11 | 9 a.m.

Salamander Resort & Spa is hosting the Run Wild 5K to benefit crash+herd, a fundraising campaign to protect and save rhinoceroses and elephants in Kenya. To learn more and to register, please visit crashandherd.com.

23. Vineyasa at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards: June 11 & 25 | 10-11:30 a.m.

Join Amy Rizzotto, owner and founder at Move Well DC and Yoga Heights, at Greenhill Winery for an hour of yoga, plus breakfast and mimosas.

Middleburg Millwork VA24. Biz Buzz at Middleburg Millwork: June 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join the Middleburg Business and Professional Association for their June mixer. Members free, non-members $10. We’ll have a 10-minute Biz Buzz to bring you up-to-date. Please RSVP by e-mail to info@visitmiddleburgva.com.

25. “Heroes & Underdogs” Lectures at the National Sporting Library & Museum: June 13 & 27 | 6-7:30 p.m.

Join us in celebrating the unsung heroes of the sporting world! Each Heroes & Underdogs lecture reveals the challenges and triumphs of those who struggled against adversity, overcame great odds, and won our hearts with their passion and determination. Includes 30 minute reception with 1 hour lecture to follow.

Talks include:

  • June 13: Dr. John Ott, James Madison University, on African-Americna jockeys in Gilded Age imagery
  • June 27: Mark Metzger, Carp Anglers Group, on the much maligned sport of carp fishing in the United States

$5 admission, free to NSLM members. RSVP to Anne Marie Barnes, Clarice & Robert H. Smith educator, at abarnes@nationalsporting.org or 540-687-6542 x25.

26. Dinner & Cardboard Regatta at the Middleburg Community Center: June 16 | 6-8:30 p.m.

Join us to kick off our Saffer Summer Series with a Chick-Fil-A dinner, followed by a Cardboard Regatta Race! Teams will create boats using only cardboard and duct tape. Entry is free and open to the public. All ages welcome!

Register by June 12: 540-687-6373 or email olivia@middleburgcommunitycenter.com.

27. Father’s Day Weekend at Three Fox Vineyards: June 17-18

Treat Dad to a wonderful day at Three Fox. All fathers enjoy special discounts! On Saturday, Debbie Cadenas, a local artist, will be here. On Saturday and Sunday, Talk of the Mountain Seafood will have seafood for sale. On Sunday, Richard Giersch will be playing hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

28. Music & Nada Yoga with Meditation Workshop at Salamander Resort & Spa: June 17 | 10:30-11:45 a.m.

Whether you are a music lover, a yoga lover or both, this workshop is a wonderful way to relax and go deeper in both body and mind. Nada Yoga, or meditation with sounds, uses the science of sound and vibration to accompany meditation and enhance its benefits. Class will start and end with a meditation set to music and in between flow through, a yoga practice accompanied by traditional Indian Ragas music to enhance your practice. End class with a relaxing cup of hot tea. $40 per person. Open to the public. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.

29. Archery Competition with Dad at Salamander Resort & Spa: June 17 | 1 p.m.

Test your archery skills in this family-friendly competition. $45 per team. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.

30. Middleburg Humane Foundation’s 22nd Annual Black Tie Gala & Silent Auction at Muster Lane Farm: June 17 | 6:30 p.m.-Midnight

Middleburg Humane Foundation is having its 22nd annual black-tie fundraising gala on June 17 to raise funds for the operation of their shelter for abused and neglected animals, both large and small. This year’s event will be held the beautiful and historical Muster Lane Farm in The Plains, Virginia. Click here to purchase tickets.

31. Father’s Day Zip Lining at Empower Adventures: June 18

Dads zip free all day, with a paying family member. For reservations, please call 540-692-9471.

32. Water Yoga Workshop at Salamander Resort & Spa: June 18 | 8-9:30 a.m.

Fuel your body with heat as we move with both Hatha and Kundalini style yoga using noodles and weights, resistance and buoyancy in the spa pool. After class, enjoy the outdoor whirlpool, add lavender oil on the temples and indulge with a delicious smoothie. $45 per person. Open to the public. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.

33. Father’s Day Blues, Brews & BBQ at Goodstone Inn & Restaurant: June 18 | Noon-6 p.m.

The Goodstone Inn is offering the first of many events for the 2017 season. Their Father’s Day Brews and Blues BBQ is open to the public, and for all ages!

They have several featured events:

  • Local breweries
  • Blues band Blues Condition
  • BBQ buffet (all-you-can-eat)
  • Classic car show
  • Fox Den (corn-hole) tournament
  • Cigar bar
  • Hayrides/Farm tours
  • 30% off lodging accommodations

We hope to see you here!

Adult tickets include: BBQ, blues band, brew tickets, unlimited soft drinks and all festivities. Children ages 7 and under are free! Get your tickets here!

Salamander Resort Spa Middleburg Va Culinary Garden34. Beer, Brisket & Bourbon at Salamander Resort & Spa: June 18 | 2 p.m.

Treat your dad to three of his favorites this Father’s Day … beer, brisket and bourbon. This delicious trifecta will be on display in Salamander’s culinary garden along with live music and lawn games. Join their culinary team as they grill large portions of brisket paired perfectly with local beer and Woodford Reserve. $65 per person. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070.

35. Middleburg Concert Series at Middleburg United Methodist Church: June 25 | 4 p.m.

The Middleburg Concert Series presents “Master Classics,” a feature performance of the International Music Festival, with guest artists Algimantas Staskevicius (violin), Brian Ganz (piano) and Tatiana Kotcherguina (viola).

National Sporting Library and Museum Middleburg VA Open Late36. “Open Late” Concert at the National Sporting Library & Museum: June 30 | 6-8 p.m.

Please bring your chairs and join us for great music from the Bryan Shepherd Country Band, family fun, and food from Hammerdown BBQ on the National Sporting Library & Museum Lawn. Concerts and museum admission are free and open to the public 6-8 p.m. Picnics are welcome but no glass containers or outside alcohol is permitted. Cash bar featuring wine from Greenhill Winery & Vineyards and beer.