Things To Do in Hunt Country This Summer

Middleburg is the nations Horse & Hunt Capital, it’s a place where residents and visitors can meet for recreation and entertainment. Middleburg has a full schedule of events that occur both in the downtown area and nearby. There is something for every age and interest from sporting, food, music, art and more.


UPPERVILLE COLT AND HORSE SHOW : June 7-13

In the shade of the majestic oaks near the village of Upperville, Virginia, the 168th anniversary of the oldest horse show in America will begin. During this week, the nation’s top ranked hunters and jumpers will compete alongside the local ponies, sidesaddle ladies and racing Jack Russell Terriers.



HUNT COUNTRY MARKET: June 9, 16, 23, 30

Every Wednesday from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., shop a collective of the best farm & artisan products curated in the heart of hunt country at Buchanan Hall in Upperville. Menu by The Market at Bluewater Kitchen, live music, garden seating, beer and wine, and over 20 farms and artisan vendors.  



TWILIGHT POLO AT GREAT MEADOW: June 12, 19, 26

Race day activities include terrier races, shopping, hat contests, tailgate contests, and some of the best steeplechase racing you’ll find anywhere. We are working with the State of Virginia and public health authorities on a safe environment for a physical event in 2021. 



THE BYRNE GALLERY ARTIST RECEPTION: June 12

The Byrne Gallery’s June exhibit is called “Places We Would Love to Go Again!” and will take you around the globe without ever leaving the gallery. Paintings are in a wide range of mediums by Gerald Hennesy, Antonia Walker, and Gail Guirreri. The reception for the artists is on Saturday, June 12 from 4 – 7 p.m.



“NATURAL FLORAL DESIGN FROM THE GARDEN” AT NATURE COMPOSED: June 12

Join Jenn Pineau as she teaches guests everything they need to know in order to create a lush, all nature, no-foam tabletop arrangements. Guests will come and learn all of the basics and structural techniques to working in this method that is safe and natural. Guests will also gain knowledge on foragable florals, berries and greens of the season in the local area. This course also includes harvesting and growing tips and uses flowers from our own backyard garden!



BOXWOOD’S WINE & CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE: June 12 & 13

Enjoy an afternoon of hands-on chocolate making, and wine tasting with chocolatier Robert Kingsley. Start off by making chocolate leaves using the holly tree leaves on the Boxwood property as a template to create tasty show-stopping chocolates you can take home! Afterward, knowledgeable Boxwood staff will lead you through a wine and chocolate tasting featuring Kingsbury chocolates! Tickets are limited so secure your spot today!



VIRGINIA UNITED SUNDAY POLO EVENT: June 13, 20, 27

Enjoy grass polo at the Sheila C. Johnson polo field at Great Meadow Foundation in The Plains, Va. Virginia United Polo will hold action-packed games every Sunday during the summer polo season (June – August). Gates open at 10 a.m.



CONVERSATIONS IN HISTORY: VIRGINIA 1781” WITH THE VIRGINIA PIEDMONT HERITAGE AREA ASSOCIATION – June 13

Conversations in History returns for a look at the crucial spring of 1781 and the role that the Carolina Road played as a vital conduit for Continental soldiers during the Virginia campaign. This program is in partnership with NOVA Parks. The talk will take place at 2 p.m. at Historic Mt. Zion Church, located at 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie, Va. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call 540-687-5578.



SOUNDS OF SUMMER: June 13, 20, 27

Sunday has been redefined with our weekly event on Gold Cup’s terrace! While enjoying sensational views of the Virginia countryside and the summer sun, feast on our fresh al fresco menu, spoil yourself with our seasonal beverages and take in the sounds of an acoustic guitarist each week. Seating is first come, first served. For more information, please call 540-326-4070.



END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR POOL PARTY AT THE MIDDLEBURG COMMUNITY CENTER: June 15

Start your summer off right and dive into the Middleburg Community Center’s end-of-the-school-year pool party! This last year has been a tough one for the kiddos, and they deserve a big pool party to celebrate their victory of completing another school. Welcome summer with your friends and neighbors at the Middleburg Community Center pool party and enjoy ice cream, Chick-fil-A, a bounce house, an inflatable water slide, and more! Space is limited, so register online. 



FATHER’S DAY AT LOST BARREL BREWING: June 20

Join Lost Barrel Brewing for Father’s Day! Enjoy live music from Green Leaf Society from 1:30-4:30 p.m., and Sunday brunch items, including our full menu and brioche French toast. We’re serving our full drink menu, plus DIPA Beer-mosa, Hazy IPA Beer-mosa, and LBB Nitro Frapp.



SUMMER SOLSTICE YOGA AT THE MIDDLEBURG COMMUNITY CENTER: June 21

Held on the third-floor yoga room at the Middleburg Community Center from 5-6:15 p.m., Summer Solstice Yoga is $35 per person. Class is provided by EMpower Yoga Therapy. Sign up online, pre-registration required. Bring your own yoga mat.



BACKYARD WOOD FIRED PIZZAS CLASS AT THE SALAMANDER RESORT: June 26

Join us to learn the history and principles of Neapolitan-style pizza. Learn how to create raised edges for the perfect crust and how to incorporate your favorite toppings. $79 per guest. Excludes tax and service charge. Advance reservations required. Please call 540-326-4070 to reserve.



FREE BASH BOXING POP UP WORKOUT FEATURING SENIOR COACH NICKY AT LOST BARREL BREWING: June 27

Bash is bringing the energy from the studio directly to the brewery! For 45 fast-flying minutes, boxing conditioning is BASH’s number one focus! Mixing high intensity bodyweight work, with contagiously fun shadow boxing intervals – Bash Boxing will build lean muscle, improve overall endurance, and torch calories round after round. No experience necessary. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga or exercise mat, as well as water and a towel.



“TUCKER SMITH: A CELEBRATION OF NATURE” AT THE NATIONAL SPORTING LIBRARY & MUSEUM : Now Through August 27

Now through August 27th, “Tucker Smith: A Celebration of Nature” and accompanying catalogue present a retrospective of the work of American artist Tucker Smith. Featuring more than 75 original oils, this exhibition is a true survey of the painter’s life’s work, with pieces ranging from his early years as a professional artist to his most recent paintings. Organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States and guest-curated by B. Byron Price, Director of Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West, University of Oklahoma.



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