17 Things to Do in Middleburg This Weekend

— Check out our picks for July 19-21, including Twilight Jumpers at Great Meadow, the opening of a new exhibition at The Artists in Middleburg, a wine tasting at Girasole, and more.

Twilight Jumpers at Great Meadow: July 19 | 7 p.m.

Great Meadow hosts a night of equestrian show jumpers. Competitions include young riders and local talent jumping at 1.05 meters and professionals jumping at 1.3 meters.

The evening features top competition, intense tailgating, and dancing in the pavilion after the competition.

Whether you want to compete, reserve a rail side box for 6, tailgate, or just picnic on the grass for $40/carload, it’s a great way to support the non-profit  High Performance Equestrian Foundation and enjoy the show jumping at Great Meadow!

For more information on the event, call 540-454-6673.

Photo credit: ©2019 Artists in Middleburg. “Wild Horses” by William Walsh.

“The Horse in Art, III” Opening Reception at The Artists in Middleburg: July 20 | 5-7 p.m.

Artists in Middleburg invites you to the opening reception of its new exhibit, “The Horse in Art, III.” The exhibit will run through Aug. 18. Please join us for this special reception!

Patio Tasting of Rosés and Sparkling Wines at Girasole: July 21 | 3-5 p.m.

Join Jason Bise of Winebow (formerly The Country Vintner) for a tasting of rosés and sparkling wines. Savor Chef Patierno’s light antipasti and a selection of 15 wines.

At Girasole’s wine tastings, they offer competitive retail pricing. Case and mixed-case orders also receive a 10% discount. Wines ordered are made available for pick-up generally within five days. Call 540-253-5501 to make your reservation. The cost is $40 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Also this weekend

Upcoming events

“Aliens: Escape from Earth” with ScienceTellers at the Middleburg Library: July 23 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects. It’s totally out of this world! Space may be limited. For all ages.

Grand Opening at Old Ox Brewery: July 27 | Noon-6 p.m.

Come celebrate the opening of Old Ox Brewery‘s Middleburg location with us! Join us on Saturday, July 27, from noon-6 p.m. for special beers, a backlot BBQ, live music and yard games. Old Ox has brewed two new beers aged in red wine barrels just for the Middleburg tasting room: Middleburg Apricot Blonde and Middleburg Blonde.

Come early! The first 100 people will get a free Old Ox koozie! And the ceremonial tapping of the first keg takes place at noon. We can’t wait to celebrate Old Ox’s new location with our friends and new neighbors!

Emmanuel’s Treasures at Emmanuel Episcopal Church: Aug. 2-4

Shop the trove of exceptional items to be found in Middleburg on Aug. 2-4 at Emmanuel Church’s Parish House on 105 E. Washington St. Held in conjunction with the Middleburg Summer Sidewalk Sale, Emmanuel’s Treasures will feature a selection of new and gently used household goods, antiques, art, decorative items, furniture, kitchenware, jewelry, sporting equipment, estate items, etc. 

The sale will be held Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from noon-4 p.m.  You don’t want to miss this unique annual event!

Also upcoming