15 Can’t Miss Events in Middleburg in September

— Fall is in the air in Middleburg, and we are ready! We’re starting the month with a backyard BBQ at Salamander Resort & Spa to celebrate the end of summer. This month also features the National Sporting Library & Museum’s Polo Classic at Great Meadow, Oktoberfest, Art in the ‘Burg, and more. Here’s our round-up of all the events you won’t want to miss this month:

End of Summer BBQ & Celebration at Salamander Resort & Spa: Sept. 1 | 2-6 p.m.

The dog days of summer are ending so celebrate your summertime memories with Salamander Resort! Enjoy the last days of warm weather in Salamander’s culinary garden as they grill traditional BBQ favorites. Also, the resort’s end-of-the-summer bash will include a giant slip and slide, water balloon fight, plus many more fun family-friendly activities on the Equestrian Center lawn.

Reservations required; please call 540-326-4070.

Photo © 2019 Artists in Middleburg

“Water, Water Everywhere” at The Artists in Middleburg: Through Sept. 22

Water is vital for all life. It is within us and surrounds us. More than 70% of the earth’s surface is covered in water, mainly comprised of the oceans and seas. It creates precipitation in the form of rain and fog, and snow and ice. Clouds are made of suspended drops of water and ice.  It is an infinite inspiration for art!

Join The Artists in Middleburg for their latest exhibition!

“Turning the New Leaf: Cyanotypes in the Modern Age” at The Byrne Gallery: Sept. 4-29

The Byrne Gallery is proud to present “Turning the New Leaf: Cyanotypes in the Modern Age.” This exhibition of new work by Lesley Riley for the month of September explores her groundbreaking combination of the 150-year-old cyanotype process with modern digital method. Lesley blends the classic and contemporary to create unique botanical art.

Please join us for a special reception for the artist on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 5-8 p.m. This event is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend! On Sunday, Sept. 22, from 1-3 p.m., Lesley will give an artist talk about her work and process. The show will open on Sept. 4 and continue through Sept. 29.

Estate Jewelry Event at Mystique Jewelers: Sept. 6 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

From antique to modern jewelry, experience intriguing beauty and the rich cultural past of lore while you explore European diamond and gemstone jewelry at Mystique Jewelers.

Concert on the Steps at the Middleburg Community Center: Sept. 6 | 6-8 p.m.

Come on out to the Middleburg Community Center front steps for a night of fun with live music by Brian Fox & Friends, with light bites and beverages provided. Bring your friends and family for a community favorite!

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 540-687-6373 or info@middleburgcommunitycenter.com.

An Evening with Gershwin: Sept. 7 | 6 p.m.

One hundred privileged guests will enjoy a mesmerizing musical evening of George Gershwin piano classics and other favorites performed by internationally acclaimed virtuoso pianist Thomas Pandolfi during the Sept. 7 Gala benefit concert for the Middleburg Concert Foundation. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. and dinner catered by Savoir Fare.

Admission:  $250 per person.  Only 100 tickets will be sold to this event.

For more information, call 540-592-1660 or email middleburgconcerts@gmail.com.

Debbie McDonald Dressage Clinic at Rutledge Farm: Sept. 14 & 15

Audit registration is open for this unique 2-day high performance dressage clinic with Olympic medalist and U.S. Dressage Technical Advisor/Chef D’Equipe Debbie McDonald. Auditors may purchase tickets at $40/ day or $65 for the duration. Click here to register.

Polo Classic at Great Meadow: Sept. 15 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

This event is fun for the whole family with pipes and drums, the parade of hounds, and more. Food and drink will be for sale at the event.

As the sole fundraising event for the National Sporting Library & Museum each year, the Polo Classic supports everything NSLM does. From exhibitions to educational programs to preservation of NSLM’s collections and more, your ticket purchase helps NSLM fulfill their mission: to preserve, promote and share the literature, art and culture of equestrian, angling and field sports.

Tickets are available at nationalsporting.org or by calling 540-687-6542 ext.35.

“Meatballs & Music: A One-Man Show” at The Hill School: Sept. 15 | 2-4 p.m.

Tom Sweitzer takes you on a journey through his dark and intense, yet humorous and courageous childhood. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased via eventbrite.com.

This production contains mature and explicit content.

All ticket proceeds benefit A Place To Be! A Places To Be helps people face, navigate,and overcome medical, disability and life challenges using the clinical tools of music therapy and expressive arts therapy. They are a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization and all donations made to A Place To Be are tax-deductible.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact sierra@aplacetobeva.org or call 540-687-6740.

Oktoberfest & Art in the Burg: Sept. 21 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Art in the Burg returns this fall bigger than ever, as it coincides with the Town of Middleburg’s first-ever Oktoberfest! Please plan to join us on Saturday, Sept. 21, in downtown Middleburg on S. Madison Street for a celebration of regional artists. This year’s event will include jewelry, pottery, textiles, photographs and one-of-a-kind original canvases showcasing the history and beauty of Virginia’s hunt country.

This event is free and open to all ages!

Art vendors will be on-site from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Oktoberfest will run from noon-8 p.m., with a traditional German biergarten, live music, feats of strength, craft beverages and German-inspired food.

Mt. Defiance Pairing Dinner at Market Salamander: Sept. 21 | 6-9 p.m.

Join Market Salamander and Mt. Defiance Cidery & Distillery for a decadent summertime dinner. Market Salamander’s chef will create a special three-course dinner to pair perfectly with the delicious libations from their neighbors at Mt. Defiance.

Cost: $85 per person, not including tax & gratuity.

Gallop Gala at Sprout Therapeutic and Riding Center: Sept. 21 | 6-11 p.m.

The Gallop Gala is an annual celebration of service and high-impact fundraiser that provides critical support to Sprout’s programs, students and horses. Funds raised through this event make dreams come true.

In honor of their Horse of the Year, David, they’re rolling out the red carpet and putting on the ritz! Glitz, glamour, classic cars, swinging jazz, cocktails and diamond dig along with dinner and a live auction will keep everyone jiving all night!

Prepare yourself for a night of vintage elegance as Sprout transports you to “The Golden Age of Hollywood!”

Get your tickets at bidpal.net. Tickets are $195 per person or a table of 10 for $1,850.

Lucy Stomp at Three Fox Vineyards: Sept. 21

Let out your inner Lucy or Ricky! This is the original northern Virginia wine country “stomp like Lucy” event. This is fun, competitive grape stomping in cut-down barrels with two-person teams. They’ll have several heats and then the championship round.

There will also be a “Lucy-Ethel-Ricky-Fred” look-a-like costume contest after the championship round. To energize you, they’ll have the Gentle Harvest Food Truck, a selection of sweets from Teapot & Cake and live music by the Exaggerations. Pam Anderson from Stella and Dot will have cool fashion jewelry, accessories and clothing for sale. Carly Prow from Rodan and Fields will be presenting a full line of high-quality cosmetic and skin care products.

Online website registration for stompers opens by Sept. 1.

Tour de Conservation Easement: Sept. 28

Land Trust of Virginia’s 3rd Annual Tour de Conservation Easement bicycle event takes place in Fauquier and Loudoun counties on Saturday, Sept. 28, and features a 20-mile (32km) and 62-mile (100km) option over gravel and paved roads and through some private properties. It includes pit stops, food and fun! Proceeds support LTV’s mission of protecting land, which keep our roads rural and helps preserve our quiet gravel roads.  For more information and registration info, visit bikereg.com.

Dixie Rhythm! at Emmanuel Church Parish House: Sept. 29 | 3 p.m.

By popular demand, the red-hot Dixie Rhythm band is returning to Middleburg to serve up the best in toe-tapping Dixieland Jazz. Reserve your seat at 540-687-6297. $10 suggested donation.

Be sure to check our calendar for more info on these and other events!