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Calendar of Events

July 26, 2002

July

Aldie Mill. Tours of renovated five-story brick mill, circa 1807. Includes corn grinding. $4 charge for adults and $2 charge for seniors and children. Open at end of April through end of October, Saturday 12-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Call 703-327-9777 for more information.

July 13 and 27: Tarara Winery. Sunset Dinner. Gourmet dinner accompanied by a flight of Tarara wines. $65 per person. Prepaid reservations are required. 7-10 p.m. Call 703-771-7100 for more information.

July 15: Loudoun County Day at Oatlands. 1-5 p.m. Free admission to all Loudoun County residents. Reduced rate of $5 for all non Loudoun residents. Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg 20175. Call 703-777-3174 for more information.

July 7-Aug. 25, every Sat. night: Bluemont Summer Concert Series. 7 p.m. $5 for adults, $3 for Bluemont friends and seniors, $1 for kids under 6. Old Courthouse Green in downtown historic Leesburg. Call 703-777-6306 for more information.

July 21-July 22: Tarara Winery. Blackberry Days. U-pick thornless blackberries, sample complimentary blackberry fare, hayrides and recipes. Enjoy our blackberry wine. 11am-5pm.

July 29-Aug. 3: 67th Annual Loudoun County Fair. Call 1-800-752-6118 for more information.

August

Aug. 3: Flea Market sponsored by the Sterling Annex at located at 1115 West Church Road in Sterling, will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Pre-register at any Loudoun County Community Center, spaces are $10 each. For more information call 703-430-6673.

Aug. 6-12: Loudoun County Fair. 1-800-752-6118.

Aug. 10: Babies and children’s clothing sale from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Sterling Annex at 1115 Church Road in Sterling. Pre-register at any Loudoun County community center. Spaces are $10 each. For information call 703-430-6673.

Aug. 17 and 31: Tarara Winery. Sunset Dinner. Gourmet dinner accompanied by a flight of Tarara wines. $65 per person. Prepaid reservations are required. 7-10 p.m. Call 703-771-7100 for more information.

Aug 17-18: Virginia Wine Festival at Great Meadow in The Plains. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. rain or shine. Call 1-800-520-9670 for more information.

Aug. 17-18: August Court Days in downtown Leesburg. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 1-800-752-6118 for more information.

Aug. 24-25: Lucketts Fair in Lucketts. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Continuous bluegrass music, children's activities, crafts, antiques, food, farm yard zoo, pony and hay rides. $4 per person, children 5 and under are free. Free parking. 703-771-8401.

Aug. 24-Oct. 27: MAiZE at the Temple Hall Farm Regional Park in Leesburg. A cornfield maze. $6 for adults 12 and over, $4 for children ages 6-11, free for children 5 and under. Open Wednesday through Sunday, Visit www.cornfieldmaze.com for more information.

Aug. 31: Labor Day Clam Bake at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg. There will be a buffet and activities for the kids. 6:30-10 p.m. Call 703-729-8400 for more information.

September

Sept. 1: Tarara Winery. Summer Concert Series. Share music and wine by the lake with jazz, blues, country and folk style music. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sept. 6: Leesburg First Friday Gallery Walk in the Historic District, Leesburg. Galleries and shops are open with special events, refreshments, entertainment, and the ambiance that makes for a great relaxing evening. Stay to enjoy dinner at one of our restaurants. Overnight packages available at www.VisitLoudoun.org. Phone: 800-752-6118

Sept. 7-8: Tarara Winery. Apple Days. U-pick apples, sample complimentary apple fare, hayrides and recipes. Enjoy wine specials and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 703-771-7100 for more information.

Sept. 14: Tarara Winery. Vineyard Seminar and Tour. Learn about grape growing and winemaking. Includes lunch and a glass of wine. Prepaid reservations required. 1-4 p.m. Call 703-771-7100 for more information.

Sept. 14: The Glenwood Races at Glenwood Park in Middleburg. Phone number is 540-687-3455. Enjoy an afternoon of horse racing in the beautiful countryside at 1 p.m.

Sept. 15-16: Hunt Country Fall Antiques Fair at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.. Admission $8-$9. 703-777-3174.

Sept. 21-May, third Saturday of every month: Oldtime Country Dances. Workshops at 7:30 p.m., dances at 8 p.m. $7 for adults, $5 for Bluemont friends and students and seniors. Old Bluemont School Community Center. Call 703-777-6306 for more information.

Sept. 21-Sept. 22: 9th Annual Hunt Country Fall Antiques Fair Morven Park International Equestrian Center. More than 200 dealers, representing 20 states will have a wide array of antiques from country to formal. 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. $9 per person. This show is under tents, so it is rain or shine.

Sept. 30: Antique and Classic Auto Show, Lucketts Community Center. 703-771-5281.

October

Pumpkinville at the Sunshine Farms and Animal Park in Leesburg. Call 703-779-2332 for more information.

Leesburg Hauntings in downtown historic Leesburg. Call 703-777-7427 for more information.

Harvest Festival at Ida Lee Recreation Center in Leesburg. Call 703-777-1368 for more information.

Oct. 5-6: Tarara Winery. Apple Days. U-pick apples, sample complimentary apple fare, hayrides and recipes. Enjoy wine specials and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 703-771-7100 for more information.

Oct. 6: SterlingFest at the Sterling Community Center in Sterling. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oct. 6-8: Waterford Homes Tour and Craft Fair at the National Historic Landmark Village in Waterford. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every day. $10 for advanced tickets, $12 at the gate, $10 for seniors at the gate.

Oct. 12: Morven Park Fall Races at the Morven Park Equestrian Center in Leesburg. Admission fee. Call 703-777-2414 for more information.

Oct. 19-20: Tarara Winery. October Winefest. Live music, hayrides and wine specials. Call 703-771-7100 for more information.

Oct. 19: Aldie Harvest Festival at Aldie Mill in Aldie. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Crafters will be selling their goods as well as giving demonstrations. Crafts such as quilting, weaving, basketry, wood and metal will be sold inside and outside of the mill. The mill shop will also be open. Call 703-327-9777 for more information.

Oct. 28: Harvest Festival at Ida Lee Recreation Center in Leesburg. 703-777-1368.

Oct. 31: Leesburg Halloween Parade. The oldest and longest parade east of the Mississippi. Starts at Ida Lee Park and goes through the historic district of Leesburg ending on King Street. Call 703-737-7019 for more information.

Oct. Leesburg Hauntings, downtown historic Leesburg. 703-777-7427. (Date yet to be set.)

November

Nov. 1- Dec. 31: Art show and sale at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg. 703-777-3174.

Nov. 2: Culinary University, The Seasonal Feast at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg. Cost is $65, and begins at 10 a.m. in the amphitheatre.

Nov. 8-9: Tarara Winery. Tarara's 13th Annual Barrel Tasting. Taste newly fermenting barrel samples and vertical flights of finished wines. Hors d'oeuvres and wine specials. Prepaid reservations are required. 7-10 p.m. Call 703-771-7100 for more information.

Nov. 1-Dec. 30: Art show and sale at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg. Call 703-777-3174 for more information.

Nov. 16-Dec. 30: Christmas at Oatlands. Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg. Special candlelight tours will be given Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 14 and 21 from 5-8:30. Call 703-777-3174 for more information.

Nov. 16: Annual Craft Show at Purcellville Skating Rink, 540-338-6154. The Purcellville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary's annual event, featuring 53 crafters selling home made items that are sure to get everyone in the holiday giving spirit. Concessions also on sale. Free, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nov. 29-Dec. 25: Christmas Show at Sunshine Farms and Animal Park in Leesburg. Call 703-779-2332 for more information.

December

Dec. 7-8: Carols in the Cave. Join us in the wine cave while we celebrate the holiday season. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tarara Winery. 703-771-7100.

Dec. 7: Holidays in Historic Downtown Leesburg, 703-777-1368. Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. Carriage rides, parade, tree lighting, pictures with Santa and musical entertainment. 5 p.mm-9 p.m.

Dec. 7: Tarara Winery. Holiday Open House. Traditional holiday celebration. Music, food, mulled wine and tastings. Prepaid reservations are required. 6-9 p.m. Call 703-771-7100 for more information.

Dec. 7: Holiday Open House at Willowcroft Vineyards, 703-777-8161. Sample appeitzers paired with our wines. Free.

Dec. 7: Gingerbread House at Lansdowne Resort, 703-858-2107. Pastry chefs will demonstrate how to build a gingerbread house while you follow along. All ingredients will be provided. Please feel free to bring extra decorating favorites if you desire. 10 a.m. $55.

Dec. 21-22: Winter Solstice at Tarara Winery. On the shortest day of the year stop by for a little warmth, gift shop specials, and holiday treats.

June

June 21-22: Loudoun's Unforgettable Gigantic Hilarious Storyfest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Claude Moore Park in Sterling. Call 703-771-5308 for more information.

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