Posted by on October 29, 2019

Top 10 Things to Do in November in Middleburg, Virginia

— As fall turns to winter, Middleburg’s events calendar heats up with cooking classes, Thanksgiving celebrations and more. Check out our list of the events you won’t want to miss this month!

Night at the Library at the National Sporting Library & Museum: Nov. 1 | 6-8 p.m.

Don’t be afraid of the dark – as NSLM takes you through some of their more unusual collection objects and an after-hours sneak peek at the museum’s Art Storage Collection and the F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room. From antique dog collars and Paul Mellon’s riding boots to the weird world of four-footed beasts and scandalous fore-edged books, you will enjoy an evening of surprise at what they hold in the vaults.

Reserve your seat today – space is limited to 30 people. or (540) 687-6542 x 4

$10 | Free for NSLM members.

Sips and Sides at Gentle Harvest: Nov. 2 | 3-6 p.m.

At Gentle Harvest, they know that good food, good wine and craft beer (with discounts!) and great sides go hand in hand, especially at the holidays. Enjoy sampling certified organic, Certified Humane®, non-GMO turkey from Ayrshire Farm, house-made sides and wine pairings from their holiday catalog in-store. If you need help planning your holiday menu, their friendly staff will be on hand!

Harvest Dinner at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards: Nov. 2 | 6 p.m.

Join Greenhill for a special evening opening with passed hors d’oeuvres and live music in their upstairs lounge followed by a four-course wine dinner in the majestic barrel room. They will be celebrating the end of harvest and releasing two new wines, the 2018 Petit Manseng and 2017 Cabernet Franc.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s Christmas Shop at the Middleburg Community Center: Nov. 7-9

Join us at the community center for Emmanuel’s 71st annual Christmas Shop! Featuring more than 25 unique shops from Maine to New Mexico, a cafe, selfies with the Middleburg Fox, Emmanuel’s treasures, live music, raffles and more. Proceeds benefit the church and local charities. Suggested donation: $5.

Stacia Madden Equitation Clinic at Rutledge Farm: Nov. 9 & 10

Renowned Equitation expert Stacia Madden will host a two-day clinic at Rutledge Farm in November.

Owner and head-trainer of Beacon Hill Show Stables, Stacia is one of the most revered equitation trainers in North America. Don’t miss this opportunity to train with one of the absolute best in the industry.

This two-day clinic will feature 3 sections of up to 6 riders per section. This clinic will focus on the fundamentals of equitation, the fundamentals of good riding.

Cost is $600 per rider for 2 days. Auditors are welcome for $30 per day or $50 for the clinic duration. Pre-registration required. Click here to register.

Each section is 2 hours per day, for 2 days.

Annual 6-Course White Truffle Dinner at Girasole: Nov. 10 | 6-9:30 p.m.

Girasole’s fix-priced, six-course truffle dinner with wine pairings by G.D. Vajra is an annual tradition for nearly two decades.  It’s just one way that Girasole celebrates the strong connection between the Patierno and Vaira families.  This year again, Girasole is pleased that Francesca Vaira of G.D. Vajra Winery will join them for this dinner where you’ll enjoy traditional dishes with shaved white truffles while hearing about and enjoying Vajra wine pairings.

“Every year we try to bring interesting dishes that really highlight the unique white truffle flavor,” says Chef Patierno, “but the truth is, the very best dishes are the traditional ones, such as risotto or fettuccine, because their simplicity allows one to really experience the truffles.” Chef Patierno and Francesca Vaira have created a six-course menu with white truffles from Alba and G.D. Vajra wine pairings that honor Italian tradition and highlights regional specialities.

The cost is $300 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Space is limited. Call 540-253-5501 to make your reservation. We hope you will join Girasole to celebrate the famed white truffle, family, and of course, great wine – all so important in Italy, but also right here in The Plains.

Michelin Star Chef Giancarlo Morelli at Salamander Resort & Spa: Nov. 15-17

With his larger-than-life personality and unique style, Giancarlo Morelli is one of Italy’s most recognizable chefs. Meet and enjoy the food of this Michelin Star chef at Salamander’s exciting Michelin Star Weekend, Nov. 15-17. Chef Morelli will host a meet-and-greet, cooking class, exclusive eight-course dinner, as well as a farewell brunch.

A man with dual focus, Michelin Star Chef Giancarlo Morelli keeps one foot in centuries-old culinary tradition and one in thoroughly modern approaches to food. Morelli embodies the best of modern Italian cuisine, pushing the boundaries of technique and presentation to splendid effect. Today, Giancarlo Morelli boasts a prestigious Michelin star award, earned in 2009, and the addition of one of his restaurants in the “Associazione Le Soste” circuit. He is also officially a member of the Euro Toques (European Community of Cooks) and belongs to the “Golfers Caterers” Association.

Nov. 15 | 7 p.m. | $118 per person | Middleburg Ballroom
Join us in welcoming Chef Giancarlo Morelli at this intimate reception. In this once-in-a-lifetime experience, meet-and-greet this incredible chef while enjoying decadent hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wine. To finish the evening, enjoy an exclusive concert with Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus, two of the world’s most elite sopranos who have performed all over the world.

Nov. 16 | 2 p.m. | $120 per person | Cooking Studio
Learn the ins and outs of Italian cuisine from one of Italy’s best chefs, Giancarlo Morelli. Salamander Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf joins Chef Morelli in the Cooking Studio as you rub elbows with two culinary masters in this one-of-a-kind culinary experience.

Nov. 16 | 6:30 p.m. | $310 per person | Harrimans
Indulge in a one-of-a-kind Michelin-Star dining experience at Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill! Chef Giancarlo Morelli is preparing an exclusive eight-course dinner using some of his favorite ingredients from Italy as well as local favorites from Virginia. Experience and taste what has made Chef Morelli a Michelin Star chef.

Nov. 17 | 11 a.m.–1 p.m. | $120 per person | Cooking Studio
To cap off the delicious weekend, join Michelin Star Chef Giancarlo Morelli, Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf, and Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves for an intimate and indulgent brunch experience where each chef will present their own special course.

For reservations, please call 540-326-4070. Prices do not include tax and gratuity.

“Nothing Beats Old-Time Radio!” at Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s Parish House: Nov. 17 | 3 p.m.

With original scripts and sound effects, actors will recreate favorite shows from “The Golden Age of Radio.” $10 suggested donation.

Thanksgiving Dinner at the Middleburg Community Center: Nov. 21 | 6-8 p.m.

The Middleburg Community Center brings you a traditional Thanksgiving dinner! This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by Nov. 14 to 540-687-6373 or

Windy Hill Foundation “Casablanca” Gala at Salamander Resort & Spa: Nov. 23 | 6 p.m.

We are so excited to welcome back Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms orchestra to the stage on Nov 23rd at Salamander Resort & Spa. For more than 35 years, legendary zany bandleader Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra have been thrilling audiences around the world with their sophisticated celebration of the music and style of the early Jazz Age and Swing Era.

Doc recently announced his retirement, passing his baton to his dazzling wife and long-time featured vocalist, the incomparable Chou Chou. The 2019 Windy Hill Foundation Gala will be his final performance as bandleader. Don’t miss the final chance to party with this beloved showman and wish him a happy retirement! Join us for a night in Casablanca, where we’ll say, one more time, “Play it again, Doc.” This is one you don’t want to miss!

Check out our calendar for more information on these and other upcoming events!

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