40+ Things to Do in Middleburg in September

— Fall is in the air in Middleburg, and we are ready for a month filled with polo and wine! This month features the National Sporting Library & Museum‘s Polo Classic at Great Meadow and lessons of all kinds from cooking to polo to gardening. Here’s our round-up of all the events you won’t want to miss this month:

1. How to Look Cool Whilst Learning Polo at Great Meadow: Sep. 2-7 | 9-11:30 a.m.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity! Sign up for training with Steve Thompson, founder of the Dubai International Polo Academy and author of “How To Look Cool Whilst Learning Polo.” Available for beginners to advanced players: 9am private lessons, 10:30am group lessons. Lessons and horse rental via Great Meadow Polo Club. To sign up, inquire on pricing, or book private lessons on your farm or at alternate times, contact rebekah@greenhillvineyards.com or text 540-645-9475.


2. Lunch & Learn: Fall Garden Prep at Nature Composed: Sept. 4 |11 a.m-1 p.m.

Join Nature Composed for an introduction to permaculture principals and the soil ecosystem, as they explain the ins-and-outs of raised garden bed preparation. They will also be going in-depth about planning and planting for a fall garden. They will talk about companion planting, microclimate opportunities and season-extending practices to make the most of your end-of-season garden.

They will serve a garden grown soup and fresh baked bread. This class is limited to 20 participants and will last up to 2 hours.


3. The National Sporting Library & Museum’s Polo Classic at Great Meadow: Sept. 9 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

This event is fun for the whole family with the St. Andrew’s Society of Washington, D.C., Pipes & Drums, the U.S. Park Police Horse Mounted Unit, an historic carriage and sidesaddle riders from Colonial Williamsburg Coach & Livestock, a parade of the Orange County Hounds, and more!

As the sole fundraising event for the National Sporting Library & Museum each year, the Polo Classic supports everything we do. From exhibitions to educational programs to preservation of our collections and more, your ticket purchase helps us fulfill our mission: to preserve, promote, and share the literature, art, and culture of equestrian, angling, and field sports. General Admission tickets on sale at the gate that day.



4. Virginia Apple Harvest Pastry Class at Salamander Resort & Spa: Sept. 8 | 2-4 p.m.

Virginia is the sixth-largest apple producing state in the country, creating an abundance of these juicy fruits for the perfect fall treat. We will celebrate these delicious varieties with this class on how to make rustic apple tarts, cider doughnuts, and caramel apple ice cream. $79 per person For reservations, please call 540-326-4070.


5. Biz Buzz at Foxcroft School: Sept. 11 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Biz Buzz is a monthly networking event held by the Middleburg Business and Professional Association on the second Tuesday of the month, except in January. These events bring local business owners and professionals together to network, provide local businesses with an opportunity to showcase their facilities and services, and help to spread the word about interesting news and events in the Middleburg community.

Members free, non-members $10. Please RSVP via Facebook or by e-mail to info@visitmiddleburgva.com.


6. Cooking Class with Emanuela Stucchi Prinetti at Girasole: Sept. 11 | 6:30 p.m.

Emanuela Stucchi Prinetti, daughter of Piero Stucchi Prinetti and Lorenza de Medici, will join us for a Tuscan cooking class, followed by a dinner with wine pairings from  Badia a Coltibuono. This is truly an exceptional opportunity to experience another region of Italy at Girasole. The cost for the cooking demonstration, dinner and wine pairings is $140 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Guests may also choose to attend only the dinner with wine pairings for $100 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.  Additionally, Badia a Coltibuono wines may be purchased at the event. Space is limited so please call 540-253-5501 to make a reservation.


7. Middleburg Humane Foundation Tap Takeover at Flying Dog Brewery: Sept. 12 |6-8 p.m.

Get ready for our September #PintsforPaws at the Lion & Bull Sports Bar and Restaurant in Haymarket! Lion & Bull will have a Tap Takeover by Flying Dog Brewery and animal trivia! Well-behaved dogs can join their owners on the patio!


8. Concert on the Steps at the Middleburg Community Center: Sept. 21 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Join us for a night of live music by the Anderson Paulson Project on the front steps of the Middleburg Community Center.
Lite bites will be provided and beverages will be for sale by the Middleburg Lions Club. This event is free and open to the public!


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9. Sidesaddle: Women in Early Modern Art at the National Sporting Library & Museum: Sept. 14 | 6-8 p.m.

Elegance, power, and grace come to life in the artwork on exhibition in Sidesaddle, 1690-1935Women athletes and amateurs across time adapted to changing tack technology and social mores to join the hunt field and competitive races alike. On Sept. 14, join co-curator Dr. Ulrike Weiss, lecturer at the University of St. Andrews and 2016 John H. Daniels Fellow, to learn more about the fascinating history of women equestrians in early modern art. Reception at 6 p.m. Galleries will be open to view the exhibition at 7 p.m. Talk presented by Dr. Ulrike Weiss.

$10 admission, free to NSLM members. RSVP to Anne Marie Paquette at 540-687-6542 x25 or apaquette@nationalsporting.org.


10.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 the special “Sharable Chow” menu from Gold Cup Wine Bar including Dog Collars (housemade onion rings with truffle aioli) and the refreshing Pup-tail Menu with their Spicy Pup-arita with Blanco tequila. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Middleburg Humane Foundation. For more information, please call 540-326-4070.


11. Middleburg Town Cleanup at the Middleburg Community Center: Sept. 15 | 8 a.m.

Fall is almost in the air, so it’s time to get together once again as a community and give our 230-year-old town a shine. Open to all, we will hit the streets from the community center to the Exxon to clean up the trash, pick up the cigarette butts and have Middleburg ready for fall!

12. Art in the Burg: Sept. 22 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please join us for Middleburg’s annual arts celebration! Featuring more than 20 local and regional artists offering their artwork for sale along Madison Street in the center of town. Plus, live music provided by The Blue Mountain Songbird, Bess Putnam.


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13. Vineyasa Yoga at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards: Sept 23 | 10- 11:30 a.m.

Join Move Well DC & Yoga Heights at Greenhill Winery for one hour of yoga followed by breakfast and mimosas. Held by the pond at the club house. Tickets required. $35 per person, $55 with a branded yoga tank.

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