Middleburg’s Weekend Guide: Sept. 23-25, 2016

—It’s Friday! Who else is ready for the weekend? If you’re looking for something to do in Middleburg, please check out these great activities and remember to share your memories with us by using #MiddleburgMoment

Also, be sure to check our event calendar for more happenings around town!

Zip & Sip with Old Ox Brewery at Empower Adventures: Sept. 23 | 6 p.m.

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Bring your friends for an unforgettable adventure with Empower Adventures and Old Ox Brewery. They will take you through the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on a canopy tour featuring five zip lines and two suspension bridges. This tour will be at heights of 35 to 55 feet in the trees as you soar from line to line while learning about the local flavor of the area. Old Ox staff will also be on the tour to tell their story and talk about the craft beer they love to brew. Following the tour, you will return to the luxurious Salamander Resort & Spa for some celebratory Old Ox beer and appetizer pairings. Space is limited, so get your friends and book now! Call 540-692-9471 or visit empoweradventures.com.

Friday Concert on the Lawn Series at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards: Sept. 23 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Enjoy music by Jazz Guitar Duo as you sip your favorite wines!

Wine Pairing Dinner of Italian Favorites at Salamander Resort & Spa: Sept. 23 | 7 p.m.

Salamander Resort Middleburg VATransport to the heart of Italy from the comforts of Salamander Resort’s intimate cooking studio for an indulgent five-course authentic Italian feast featuring fresh ingredients and wine pairings. $150 per person. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070.

Art in the Pink Box Park: Sept. 24 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

This month’s Art in the Pink Box Park will feature artists Heather Albro, Elaine Hurst, Susan Agnew, Renee Kitt, Dottie Blair, Terry Herrman and Lynn Dimoff. Demetrios & Friends will be playing live music from noon-3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Join us at the Pink Box Park and see what all the fun is about!

Movin’ On at Three Fox Vineyards: Sept. 24 | 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Enjoy live music from the band Movin’ On from 1:30-4:30 p.m. while you sip your favorite Three Fox wines. The vineyard will also have brick-oven pizza for sale by Rolling Brick & Dough of Gainesville. And long-time local journalist and author Vicky Moon will be at Three Fox to sign copies of her books “Equal Parts” and “The Middleburg Mystique.”

Jazz at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards: Sept. 24 | 2-2 p.m.

Enjoy music by Jazz Guitar Duo as you sip your favorite Greenhill wines!

Carriage Rides at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards: Sept. 25 | 2-5 p.m.

Experience Virginia Wine Country from a horse-drawn carriage! Highlights of the tour include spectacular views of the historic Manor House, estate vines, and the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Carriage rides will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. These 20-minute carriage rides are $20 for non-Members and $15 for club members, not including tax. Email events@greenhillvineyards.com for private bookings and event package inquiries.

Upcoming next week

Yappy Hour at Salamander Resort: Sept. 27 | 5-7 p.m.

Give your dog a bone—literally. Visit, enjoy drinks, snacks and, of course, dog treats! Drink specials and Gold Cup Wine Bar menu items specifically for Yappy Hour participants. Event will take place on the Grand Lawn from and 10% of the profits made during the Yappy Hour event will be donated to the Middleburg Humane Foundation. Yappy Hour will take place every Tuesday until Oct. 25.

Mark your calendar

Grand Opening at Popcorn Monkey: Oct. 1 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Popcorn Monkey will open the doors to its new shop at 101 W. Federal St. with a clown, free face painting, free balloon twisting, and the following specials: $2 raffle for a popcorn punch card worth $60, $3 snack Monkey Mix (Cheddar & Caramel), $2 small Italian Ice, $1.50 small butter popcorn. Plus, the first 25 customers will receive a free monkey bag! The caramel is being made fresh, so kids can watch and purchase right on the spot.

Hunt Country Antiques Fair at the Hill School: Oct. 1-2 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Discover a treasure at the Hill School among thousands of antiques offered by antique dealers from around the country. Contact dordy@dfshows.com for more information.

Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War at the Middleburg Community Center: Oct. 7-9

The Mosby Heritage Area Association is focusing on July 3, 1863, at Gettysburg for this year’s conference, with eight provocative talks by distinguished historians and a guided bus tour in Gettysburg. Cost: $225 for the lectures only, $450 for the full conference. Register at mosbyheritagearea.org.

Virginia Fall Races: Oct. 8

Racing highlights include the running of the feature race of the day, the $40,000 National Sporting Library & Museum timber classic. There will be a Family Fun Fair with a petting zoo, pony rides and big slide provided by INOVA Loudoun Hospital Foundation. Along with a full card of racing, spectators are encouraged to come early as they will get a taste of fox hunting with the finals of the Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championships being held right on the race course at 9:30 a.m.

The Hill School Open Golf Tournament at the Bull Run Golf Club: Oct. 12

All levels of golfers are welcome! Registration starts at 11 a.m. Shotgun start at 12 noon, with a box lunch provided. There will be a buffet dinner with awards and raffles immediately following play. Mulligans may be purchased at registration. There will be awards for net and gross scores, as well as prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin, and more. The entry deadline is Oct. 4, and space is limited, so please register early. Proceeds from the golf tournament help support the Hill School Alumni Association’s commitment to community outreach and Hill’s need-based financial aid program. For more information, please contact Lisa Patterson at 540-687-5897 or lpatterson@thehillschool.org. Cost: $150 per player (non-refundable).

Fall Fox Faire at Middleburg Community Center: Oct. 15 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join us in a fun fall day as we celebrate Middleburg! We will have vendors, a moon bounce and food to purchase. This a great opportunity for you to meet businesses and non-profits that service Middleburg, but you may not see all the time. Spaces are still available to rent. Call 540-687-6375 or email Jennifer.Sweigart@loudoun.gov for more information.

Aldie Heritage Festival: Oct. 15

Don’t miss the Aldie Heritage Festival and Duck Race! The event will include vendors featuring antiques, crafts, jewelry and collectibles, as well as kids’ games, a moon bounce, historic and civic organizations, and music by Andy Hawk and the Train Wreck Endings. And the Aldie Mill will be open for milling! Please visit the Aldie Heritage Association’s website for more details on the event, including sponsorship opportunities, and to purchase tickets to “adopt a duck.”

Middleburg Film Festival: Oct. 20-23

Bringing the best in independent films right to town, the Middleburg Film Festival offers four days of fantastic films in a spectacular setting. Join us and see what the fuss is all about! Advance tickets are now available for purchase.