30+ Things to Do in November in Middleburg, Virginia
— As fall turns to winter, Middleburg’s events calendar heats up with museum exhibits, live music, cooking classes, Thanksgiving celebrations and more. Check out our list of the events you won’t want to miss this month:
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.
Join us at NSLM as Dr. Peter Schertz of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents on the ancient Greek tradition of wine drinking and entertainment: the symposium. Dr. Schertz has served as curator of ancient art at the VMFA since October 2006. His specialty is Roman art, with a focus on the intersection of art and culture, particularly art and religion. He is particularly interested in cultural interactions within the ancient Mediterranean world and how new technologies can help us understand and interpret ancient art. Dr. Schertz is the co-curator of “The Horse in Ancient Greek Art” exhibition. $5 admission, free to NSLM members.
Please RSVP to Anne Marie Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-687-6542 ext. 25.
Toast the completion of harvest by roasting marshmallows over a toasty fire! Big Steve & Pete will be playing live music from 1:30-4:30 p.m.!
Enjoy your favorite 50 West wines while listening to live music! November’s lineup includes: Nov. 4: Gary Smallwood Nov. 5: Jason Masi Nov. 18: Ken Wenzel Nov. 19: Far Away Songs All performances from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
This special how-to class will prepare you to execute the most perfect seasonal dinner in the comfort of your own kitchen. Learn how to properly set the table, what items you need that are often forgotten, and how to create your very own signature cocktail to pair with the theme of your event. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070. $79 per person.
Enjoy live music while sipping your favorite Greenhill wines! November’s schedule includes: Nov. 4 & 5: Terbush & Hannah Nov. 11: Emily Rose Nov. 25 & 26: John Schreiner All performances from 2-5 p.m.
Join Carol from PaintNite! in the vines and paint “Spirited Four Seasons.” Click here to register. $45 per person. Starts at 2 p.m.
Join us for a free sketching session in the museum galleries! Supplies (pencils, paper, sketch boards, and clipboards) will be provided for attendees. This week’s featured artist is Barbara Sharp, an accomplished local artist. The program is free and open to the public of all ages. Participants will receive free admission to the museum. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is encouraged. Register to Anne Marie Barnes at email@example.com or 540-687-6542 x25.
This show is the brainchild of the brilliant Amy Stone! It is a show that highlights diversity, inclusion and disability. It also features many other amazing individuals with powerful stories to tell through, art, music and performance. Show starts at 3 p.m. Admission is free!
Show your military ID, VFW or similar cards and get discounts in appreciation for what you do or have done for our freedom! On Saturday, enjoy live music by Movin’ On from 1:30-4:30 p.m.!
Join us for an evening filled with free fun, local musicians, food and good company at the Middleburg Community Center! Featuring Andre Fox, Bryan Fox and Gary Smallwood. Concert will be in the ballroom if it is too chilly outside!
Learn the secret to a flaky pie crust and how to create delicious fillings using the best fruits from local farms and orchards from Salamander Resort Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves. $79 per person. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070.
Join the Mosby Heritage Area Association for an elegant dinner party at a privately owned historic house. Dinners will be held at the following historic homes, all of which are near Middleburg, Aldie, Leesburg and Lincoln: Ardarra Farm, Oakland Green, Farhill Farm, Murray Hill, Narrow Gate, and Stoke.
All proceeds made from this dinner benefit the Mosby Heritage Area Association’s education programs held throughout the heritage area.
Attire for the dinners is cocktail attire. Tickets are $200 per person. Please call 540-687-6681 to reserve your spot today while tickets are still available.
Yoga can be silly and the shapes can even make us laugh! Explore your childlike playfulness through a series of chants and exercises geared toward expression. This workshop is less physical yoga and is appropriate for all levels and ages. Find out how laughter can be the best form of medicine! $30 per person. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060. Starts at 10 a.m.
The Middleburg Business and Professional Association invites you to our November mixer at Middleburg Bank. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook.
16. Meet the Author with Judith Tabler at the National Sporting Library & Museum: Nov. 14 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Join us for a talk and book signing with Judith Tabler, author of Foxhunting with Meadow Brook. $5 admission, free to NSLM members. Please RSVP to Anne Marie Barnes at email@example.com or 540-687-6542 ext. 25.
Join us for a Thanksgiving dinner at the Middleburg Community Center!
Be the winemaker for a day! Do you think you have what it takes to make an award-winning wine? Attend 50 West’s most popular event, Winemaker for a Day, and learn from their expert winemaker, Corry Craighill. As an “apprentice” winemaker, you will have the first opportunity to taste the following premium wine lots that are destined for their best reds: the Reserve Cabernet Franc or Mosaic.
Love your blend? Corry will hand bottle your blend for you, in bottles or magnums! All bottles will have a special label that you can sign to personalize.
$32/bottle (minimum of 3 bottles) or $70/magnum (minimum of 2 magnums). Club members: Club discounts will apply on your purchase!
Purchase a case of your wine or six magnums and receive a 10% discount on your purchase. Club members: the 10% discount is in addition to your club discount.
Please note: seats will be assigned in advance for this event. If you would like to sit at a table with another registered person, couple, or group, please send your request to Brandy Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 5. They will do their best to accommodate your request. Thank you!
Use natural elements and beautiful fall colors to decorate a personalized wreath, which can be showcased on your front door or a warm spot in your home. $30 each. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060. Starts at 3 p.m.
Stock up for your holiday parties! You will receive a 10% discount on a 2-pack or a 15% discount on a 3-pack of Three Fox’s Thibaut–Janisson Sparkling Chardonnay.
Join us for an informal coffee reception and special tour of NSLM’s latest exhibition, “The Horse in Ancient Greek Art.” $5 admission, free to NSLM members. This program is generously sponsored by Middleburg Common Grounds. Please RSVP to Anne Marie Barnes at email@example.com or 540-687-6542 ext. 25.
Learn and discuss the classic ways for brining and roasting your turkey from start to finish before your Thanksgiving Day feast. $79 per person. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070.
Get in the Thanksgiving mood with this all levels yoga workshop. Yoga teaches us to be grateful for our bodies and to work to develop a calm and thankful state of mind. This workshop will incorporate breath work and meditation to learn how to stay in the present moment in order to find gratitude on the yoga mat and in our daily lives. $25 per person. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.
Hear tales of yesteryear as told through the archival collections of historic area organizations. Fascinating tales will be told by representatives of the National Sporting Library & Museum, the Clarke County Historical Association and the Thomas Balch Library. $5 admission, free to NSLM members, CCHA members and Friends of Thomas Balch Library. Please RSVP to Anne Marie Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-687-6542 ext. 25.
Join us in the tavern for a Harvest Dinner or Champagne Brunch.
Harvest Dinner: Nov. 22, 24-26
Three Course Prix Fixe Dinner: $75 per person
Four Course Prix Fixe Dinner: $90 per person
Children under 10: $32 per person
Champagne Brunch: Nov. 24-26
Three Course Prix Fixe Brunch: $48 per person
Children under 10: $15 per person
Make your reservations today! Call 540-687-6301 or reserve a table online.
All reservations of 5 or more people require a credit card to secure the table and are subject to a 72 hour cancellation policy. Taxes, gratuity and beverages are not included in the price per person. Menus subject to change.
Whether you run, walk or jog, it’ll be fun! Salamander’s three-mile course travels throughout the entire resort with complimentary water along the way, and a hot chocolate and coffee station for those cheering on the racers. Stick around after the race for a raffle drawing for amazing prizes! Registration begins at 8 a.m. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. For more information, please call 540-326-4060.
Enjoy a Thanksgiving Day dinner at Goodstone Inn & Restaurant! Call 540-687-3333 for more information.
Skip the traditional and join us for an elaborate Thanksgiving brunch buffet! Indulge in multiple stations including prime rib carving, seafood display on a large ice sculpture, cheese and charcuterie station, kid-friendly options and an endless amount of desserts. $98 per person, $45 per child. For dining reservations, please call 540-326-4070.
Skip the dishes and join Harrimans for a Thanksgiving family-style feast! They’re serving up a traditional dinner that is perfect for sharing with loved ones. Enjoy local brined and roasted turkey, cranberry chutney, housemade stuffing, garden yams, signature desserts from Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves, and much more. Children’s Thanksgiving menu also available. $89 per person, $45 per child.
The Middleburg Business and Professional Association is once again serving as a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Learn more at shopsmall.com/about. Find participating Middleburg businesses here.
Don’t forget your coordinated outfits to take a family holiday photo to share with your loved ones! Professional photographer Coleen Hauth will conduct 20-minute mini-sessions on Salamander Resort & Spa’s beautiful property that includes an online gallery with five digital downloads of your choice. $200 per session. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.
Burn off those Turkey Day calories hunting through Three Fox’s vineyard for hidden coupons for complimentary wine tastings and wine & merchandise discounts! Special coupons will be hidden for children.
33. The Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek Wine Dinner at Salamander Resort & Spa: Nov. 24 | 6:30-10 p.m.
Enjoy an exclusive four-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf and paired perfectly with selections from local vineyards in Salamander’s intimate, private dining room at Harrimans. $150 per person. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070.
Use beautiful holiday décor and seasonal florals to decorate a personalized wreath, which can be showcased on your front door or a warm spot in your home. $30 each. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060. Starts at 3 p.m.
Discover the delicious ways to re-use and recreate your family’s leftovers from your best meal of the year. $79 per person. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070.
Join Head of School Treavor Lord for a discussion of The Hill School’s educational philosophy and program. For more information, please contact Kelly Johnson at 540-687-5897 or email@example.com. Starts at 9 a.m.
Excitement builds and choirs sing in anticipation for Santa’s arrival to light up the resort’s Christmas tree. Join us for a festive celebration with cookies, hot cocoa, mulled cider and to have your photo taken with Santa. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, please call 540-326-4020.