2018 Middleburg Annual Arts Celebration 

2018 Middleburg Annual Arts Celebration

Featuring over 20 Local and Regional Artists offering their artwork for purchase, and live music from Blue Mountain Songbird.

Happening Sept. 22, 2018 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Madison Street, Middleburg Virginia


Sponsored by the Town of Middleburg and the Middleburg Arts Council

64th Virginia Fall Races

Celebrating 64 Years of Racing 

The Theadora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championship

Experience the annual fall tradition in the lovely Middleburg hunt country at The Virginia Fall Races, where your only interruption to a relaxing day will be the cheer of 10,000 excited fans and the storming of thundering hooves! Come sense the history while watching steeplechase action at the oldest continuous race course in the state of Virginia. Glenwood Park and the rolling race course on its grounds, sits amongst the lush hunt country one mile off of Route 50 in Middleburg. Event features a petting zoo, pony rides, vendors, and food trucks.

Take part in The National Steeplechase Association’s 123rd year and 64th running of the the Virginia Fall Races on Saturday, Oct. 13 happening at Glenwood park, Middleburg Va.

The day starts at 9:00 A.M. with the Finals of the Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championship. The flag drops for the first race of the afternoon at 1:00 P.M. with an afternoon of first class timber and hurdle racing.

Reserved parking and boxes available

General Admission $50 per car

For the benefit of INova Loudoun Hospital Foundation

For more information visit www.vafallraces.com
Contact virginiafallraces@gmail.com or (540) 687-9797


The Artists in Middleburg invites you to the 2018 Fall Benefit

The Artists in Middleburg (AiM) invites you to its Fall Fundraiser

 Enjoy a tapas buffet, bubbly to sip, art to purchase, and raffles galore!

When: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 from 3-6 PM

Where: Wendy Lind Andrew’s, Fox Meadow Farm, 22330, Sam Fred Road, Middleburg, VA, 20117

Attire: Business Casual

Ticket Cost: $75 per person

Tickets available through ticketleap.com, by phone (540) 687-6600, or via mail. Visit our website, theartistsinmiddleburg.org for more information.

RSVP: with ticket purchase by Friday, September 7

PBR’s Elite Tour Bucks into Fairfax for First Time in League History

For the first time in league history, Professional Bull Riders elite tour, featuring the Top 35 bull riders in the world and rankest bucking bulls in the nation, will invade Fairfax, Virginia. The U.S. Border Patrol Invitational will bd bucking into the EagleBank Arena for two days of edge-of-your-seat action on Sept. 22-23, 2018.

The bull riding action begins with Round 1 at 6:45 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 22, concluding with Round 2 and the Championship Round at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, September 23. All 35 bull riders will get on one bull each in Round 1 and 2. Following Round 2on Sunday afternoon, the riders’ individual two-round scores will be totaled with the Top 15 advancing to the Championship Round for one more out and a chance at the $30,000 event title.

The riders will be led by reigning PBR World Champion Jess Lockwood, the youngest rider in history to be crowned the planet’s best bull rider at 20. The roster of cowboys is also anticipated to include four additional World Champions, Cooper Davis, J.B. Mauney, Silvano Alves and Guilherme Marchi. Fan favorites Derek Kolbaba and Ryan Dirteater will also make the journey to the Old Dominion State, alongside reigning Rookie of the Year Jose Vitor Leme and current rookie standings leader Keyshawn Whitehorse.

Thus far in 2018, fans have watched another fierce race for the world title and million dollar bonus playing out during the tour’s action-packed first half. All expected to ride in Fairfax, the Top 3 riders in the world standings, Kaique Pacheco, Claudio Montanha Jr., Ramon de Lima, are separated by fewer than 400 points, the number the winner of the U.S. Border Patrol Invitational will take home.

Tickets for the two-day event are on sale now and start at $25. They can be purchased at the EagleBank Arena Box Office, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or online at Ticketmaster.com.  

The PBR Elite Seats are for avid bull riding fans who want a behind-the-scenes look at the world’s premier bull riding circuit. These tickets offer premium seats and the VIP experience of a lifetime, including early entry; a catered reception; 60-minute backstage tour by a PBR Host, featuring a PBR 101 presentation and a visit with the sport’s fiercest bulls; and the opportunity for photos and autographs from top PBR stars. After the event, PBR Elite Seat holders also will be given premium dirt access, where they can get their complimentary 8 Seconds PBR program, Elite Seat lanyard and other memorabilia autographed by the Top 35 bull riders in the world.

The PBR Elite Seats are available for $400 and can be purchased by contacting the PBR Customer Service Department at 800-732-1727. 

Ida Powell Dulany

Women at War: The Fauquier County Homefront to be offered Sept. 23

Women at War: The Fauquier County Homefront to be offered Sept. 23 with a tour to follow of Avenel

Ida Powell Dulany

Ida Powell Dulany

The Mosby Heritage Area Association is pleased to announce their “Women at War: The Fauquier County Homefront” program on September 23rd from 2:00-5:00pm beginning at the Afro-American Historical Association, 4243 Loudoun Avenue, The Plains, VA 20198. The program will conclude with a tour of nearby Avenel, home to the Beverly family during the Civil War.

For four long years Fauquier County lay in the path of vast armies as they moved through northern Virginia. For the civilians on the home front every day existence could be a challenge as they faced shortages of all kinds, as well as the ever-present threat of theft and property destruction.  The upheaval of war, however, also brought with it the prospect of freedom for the enslaved community. By 1865 Fauquier County had been stripped bare and the social order upended.

Join MHAA as we welcome historians Alison Herring and Madeleine Ramsey to take a detailed look at Fauquier County during the Civil War. Learn how the war affected civilians at all levels through the writings of those who lived through this tumultuous time.  Ms Herring is researching the Powell family letters as well as the enslaved family of the Powell family. Dr. Ramsey recently completed her dissertation at the University of Arkansas on Fauquier County during the Civil War. For more information please go to the Association’s web site at: www.mosbyheritagearea.org or call 540-687-5578.

Tickets are $30 for MHAA members and $40 for nonmembers. A tour of historic Avenel in The Plains will conclude the day, the home of the Beverley family during the war. Built c. 1842, it played host to prominent officers during the war, including Robert E. Lee.  

Gala Dinner view from the balcony.

Creighton Farms Invitational

Photos courtesy of Creighton Farms

The Seventh Annual Creighton Farms Invitational, held on June 23-25, hosted by Jack Nicklaus raised a record $1.43 million for children’s health charities.

Beneficiaries of the 2018 Creighton Farms Invitational were the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and The National PKU Alliance, two organizations providing support to children’s health care and rare disease initiatives.

The three-day event was larger and featured more interactive events than in previous years, with the addition of a Welcome Par-Tee and Concert at Fox Chase Farm, featuring Adriel Genet, headliner Edwin
McCain, and DJ No Requests (Roger Clemens) on Saturday evening, June 23.

The following night, Golf Channel’s Charlie Rymer hosted the annual gala dinner and auction for nearly 350 attendees at Fox Chase Farm where over $500,000 was raised. Additionally, Jack Nicklaus entertained the crowd during a fireside chat.

The 2018 Creighton Farms Invitational had many wonderful partners and sponsors including: Ron & Teresa Fishbeck; Mosaic Home Interiors; Buhl Electric Company; Savvee Consulting, Inc.; KPMG; Terathink; John & Gretchen Zeltner; and the Michaux Family Foundation.

About The Creighton Farms Invitational

Started in 2012, the Creighton Farms Invitational hosted by Jack Nicklaus, is a charity event whose mission is to help children gain access to world-class health care. The event is one of a handful of elite tournaments hosted by Jack and Barbara Nicklaus to benefit the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. Over the past seven years it has raised millions of dollars for the Foundation and other local Washington D.C.-area children’s healthcare charities. ML

Team CAN Team GBR Team USA.

Great Meadow International Brook Ledge 2018 Nation’s Cup

Photos by Joanne Maisano

For the third year in a row, the Great Meadow International CICO3 in The Plains, Virginia, hosted the only leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup that takes place on North American soil. Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Switzerland, and the United States were all represented within the 46 horse-and-rider field. This is the third year that Great Meadow International has been an official FEI Eventing Nations Cup. ML