Posted by on October 31, 2019

Things to Do in Middleburg this Weekend

— Happy November! Check out our round-up of weekend events for Nov. 1-3, including “Night at the Library” at the National Sporting Library & Museum, a harvest dinner at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards, and more.

Night at the Library at the National Sporting Library & Museum: Nov. 1 | 6-8 p.m.

Don’t be afraid of the dark – as NSLM takes you through some of their more unusual collection objects and an after-hours sneak peek at the museum’s Art Storage Collection and the F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room. From antique dog collars and Paul Mellon’s riding boots to the weird world of four-footed beasts and scandalous fore-edged books, you will enjoy an evening of surprise at what they hold in the vaults.

Reserve your seat today – space is limited to 30 people. RSVP to or 540-687-6542 x 4

Cost: $10 per person. Free for NSLM members.

Sips and Sides at Gentle Harvest: Nov. 2 | 3-6 p.m.

At Gentle Harvest, they know that good food, good wine and craft beer (with discounts!) and great sides go hand in hand, especially at the holidays. Enjoy sampling certified organic, Certified Humane®, non-GMO turkey from Ayrshire Farm, house-made sides and wine pairings from their holiday catalog in-store. If you need help planning your holiday menu, their friendly staff will be on hand!

Harvest Dinner at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards: Nov. 2 | 6 p.m.

Join Greenhill for a special evening opening with passed hors d’oeuvres and live music in their upstairs lounge followed by a four-course wine dinner in the majestic barrel room. They will be celebrating the end of harvest and releasing two new wines, the 2018 Petit Manseng and 2017 Cabernet Franc. Click here to purchase tickets.

Also this weekend

Upcoming events

Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s Christmas Shop at the Middleburg Community Center: Nov. 7-9

Join us at the community center for Emmanuel’s 71st annual Christmas Shop! Featuring more than 25 unique shops from Maine to New Mexico, a cafe, selfies with the Middleburg Fox, Emmanuel’s treasures, live music, raffles and more. Proceeds benefit the church and local charities. Suggested donation: $5.

Stacia Madden Equitation Clinic at Rutledge Farm: Nov. 9 & 10

Renowned Equitation expert Stacia Madden will host a two-day clinic at Rutledge Farm in November.

Owner and head-trainer of Beacon Hill Show Stables, Stacia is one of the most revered equitation trainers in North America. Don’t miss this opportunity to train with one of the absolute best in the industry.

This two-day clinic will feature 3 sections of up to 6 riders per section. This clinic will focus on the fundamentals of equitation, the fundamentals of good riding.

Cost is $600 per rider for 2 days. Auditors are welcome for $30 per day or $50 for the clinic duration. Pre-registration required. Click here to register.

Each section is 2 hours per day, for 2 days.

Annual 6-Course White Truffle Dinner at Girasole: Nov. 10 | 6-9:30 p.m.

Girasole’s fix-priced, six-course truffle dinner with wine pairings by G.D. Vajra is an annual tradition for nearly two decades.  It’s just one way that Girasole celebrates the strong connection between the Patierno and Vaira families.  This year again, Girasole is pleased that Francesca Vaira of G.D. Vajra Winery will join them for this dinner where you’ll enjoy traditional dishes with shaved white truffles while hearing about and enjoying Vajra wine pairings.

“Every year we try to bring interesting dishes that really highlight the unique white truffle flavor,” says Chef Patierno, “but the truth is, the very best dishes are the traditional ones, such as risotto or fettuccine, because their simplicity allows one to really experience the truffles.” Chef Patierno and Francesca Vaira have created a six-course menu with white truffles from Alba and G.D. Vajra wine pairings that honor Italian tradition and highlights regional specialities.

The cost is $300 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Space is limited. Call 540-253-5501 to make your reservation. We hope you will join Girasole to celebrate the famed white truffle, family, and of course, great wine – all so important in Italy, but also right here in The Plains.

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