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Farmers Market at Potomac Mills

Saturday, 07/22/2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Farmers Market at Potomac Mills Local Farmers Market at Potomac Mills in the Commuter Parking lot near the main entrance and restaurant plaza Every Saturday April 29-October 28, 2017 from 7a-2pm. More than 50 local vendors! Attachments

The Aftermath of Battle First Manassas Weekend

Saturday, 07/22/2017 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM

After the Battle of First Manassas, Ben Lomond served as a Confederate field hospital to treat the wounded. Visit Ben Lomond close to the 156th anniversary of the battle and learn from historians and Civil War reenactors how soldiers were treated during the Civil War and how the conditions of these hospitals differ from the hospitals we have today. The weekend will consist of demonstrations, tours, children’s activities, and a special evening program recreating the hospital on Saturday evening from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be on site and those who donate blood will receive free admission into the daytime event or half price admission to the evening event. Attachments

Movie Under the Stars – Finding Dory

Saturday, 07/22/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Movie Under the Stars – Finding Dory July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Details Date: July 22 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Event Categories: Family, Movie Attachments

The Aftermath of Battle First Manassas Weekend

Sunday, 07/23/2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

After the Battle of First Manassas, Ben Lomond served as a Confederate field hospital to treat the wounded. Visit Ben Lomond close to the 156th anniversary of the battle and learn from historians and Civil War reenactors how soldiers were treated during the Civil War and how the conditions of these hospitals differ from the hospitals we have today. The weekend will consist of demonstrations, tours, children’s activities, and a special evening program recreating the hospital on Saturday evening from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be on site and those who donate blood will receive free admission into the daytime event or half price admission to the evening event. Attachments

Sunday Ice Cream Social – Bull Run Troubadours

Sunday, 07/23/2017 3:00 PM - Monday, 07/24/2017 4:30 PM

Sunday Ice Cream Social – Bull Run Troubadours JULY 23 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM  DETAILS Date: July 23 Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Event Category: Concerts,general - Harris Paviion Website: http://harrispavilion.com/index.php/event/sunday-ice-cream-social-bull-run-troubadours/ Attachments

Civil War Home Front Camp

Monday, 07/24/2017 9:00 AM - Friday, 07/28/2017 12:00 PM

The Home front camp is designed to give participants a feel for life as a young person while fathers and older brothers are off fighting the War. Activities will include farm chores, food ways to include substitutions, Court day, 19th century fishing, letters to loved ones, sewing and needle work, and on the last day a community picnic with homemade ice cream. Registration for this camp can be completed on line at www.pwcparks.org or by calling 703-792-8320 or 703-365-7895. Attachments

Kid’s Entertainment – Kidsinger Jim

Wednesday, 07/26/2017

Kid’s Entertainment – Kidsinger Jim July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am Wednesday, July 26th 10 am to 11 am Join us for children’s entertainment on Wednesday morning for live music and family time. Entertaining this week: Kidsinger Jim Attachments

2017 Little Tots

Wednesday, 07/26/2017 10:30 AM

Join us for fun and lively family entertainment every other Wednesday at 10:30 am all summer long on the Plaza at Atlas Walk (located across from Starbucks, between Famous Dave's BBQ and Grafton Street Restaurant). Bring your Little Tot's swimsuit for fun in the interactive splash fountain after the event (splash fountain is located at Promenade at Virginia Gateway, just across Wellington Road). Check out the schedule below: Wednesday, July 12th: Kara & Matty D Wednesday, July 26th: Under The Sea Wednesday, August 9th: Peter McCory Wednesday, August 23rd: Peter Wood: Explorer of the Impossible In the event of inclement weather, please check our Facebook page for real-time event updates. Attachments

Wednesday Lunch Concert – Joe Chiocca

Wednesday, 07/26/2017 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Wednesday Lunch Concert – Joe Chiocca JULY 26 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM acoustic country music guitarist  DETAILS Date: July 26 Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Event Category: Concerts,general - Harris Paviion Website: http://harrispavilion.com/index.php/event/wednesday-lunch-concert-joe-chiocca/ Attachments

Take Out Tuesday Concert – Dave Goodrich

Wednesday, 07/26/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Take Out Tuesday Concert – Dave Goodrich JULY 25 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM sings most of his own soulful songs DETAILS Date: July 25 Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Event Category: Concerts,general - Harris Paviion Website: http://harrispavilion.com/index.php/event/take-out-tuesday-concert-dave-goodrich-2/ Attachments

Once More, with Feeling: Woodcuts and Related Works by Max-Karl Winkler

Saturday, 07/29/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Opening Exhibit July 26-September 6, 2017 at the Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas/Prince William County Caton Merchant Family Gallery center-for-the-arts.org 9419 Battle Street Manassas VA 20110 703.330.2787 Contact: Jordan Exum, 703.330.2787 jexum@center-for-the-arts.org Once More, with Feeling: Woodcuts and Related Works by Max-Karl Winkler July 26 – September 6 Max-Karl Winkler His work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the National Museum of American History, and the Library of Congress, among others. Max-Karl Winkler expresses profound mystery and grace embodied in landscape and the human figure. His art is informed by his fascination with myth, history, and language and influenced by Maya and Aztec sculpture. His recent work has been executed in pen and ink, woodcut, wood engraving, watercolor, and oil painting, with additional interest in more complex techniques and formats such as: the multiblock color woodcut, the reduction woodcut, and the whiteline woodcut. Meet the Artist Reception: Saturday, July 29, 6-8 pm. Attachments

Movie Under the Stars – Sing

Saturday, 07/29/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm July 29 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Attachments

Saturday Night Adult Dance – Special Occassions

Saturday, 07/29/2017 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Saturday Night Adult Dance – Special Occassions JULY 29 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM DETAILS Date: July 29 Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Event Category: Concerts,general - Harris Paviion Website: http://harrispavilion.com/index.php/event/saturday-night-adult-dance-special-occassions/ Attachments

Pond Play at Leesylvania State Park

Friday, 08/04/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Meet at the Pond by the Playground. Explore the animals that live in our pond. You'll get to see frogs, turtles, and fish. A ranger will use nets to catch animals that are under the water so you can see them up close and personal. For more information please call (703)583-6904.

Music on Mill- Jahnel Daliyah

Friday, 08/04/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join us this summer for great entertainment at River Mill Park! The Town of Occoquan is proud to announce this summer's Music on Mill, a free summer concert series featuring family-friendly entertainment. Concerts are held on Friday and Saturday evenings at River Mill Park, 458 Mill Street, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chair (no tents or pop ups), pack a snack or picnic, and head down to River Mill Park for live entertainment and stunning views of the Occoquan River! All concerts are free and open to the public. If you are interested in sponsoring a concert, contact the Events Director at (703) 491-2168. 2017 Concerts and Events Friday, July 7, 2017 LATO (Pop / Top 40s Covers) Saturday, July 15, 2017 Rocknoceros (Children's Rock / Pop) Friday August 4, 2017 Jahnel Daliyah (Soul / R&B) Saturday, August 19, 2017 The Amazing Kevin (Children's Magic Show) Friday, September 1, 2017 Feel Free (Reggae / Rock) Saturday, September 16, 2017 James Drakes (Acoustic Rock) ? Thank you to our 2016 Music on Mill Sponsors!? The Polka Dot Divas Puzzle Palooza Man Overboard Westminster at Lake Ridge, Bottle Stop Wine Bar The Blue Arbor Cafe Edgemoor Art Studio azBro Chocolates So Bohemian Ozzie's Authentics Attachments

Finding Dory- Friday Night Family Movie

Friday, 08/04/2017 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Bring a blanket or a chair, wear your pajamas and bring popcorn and enjoy a great kid-friendly movie outdoors. June 9 – Sing June 23 – Surfs Up July 21 – Moana August 4 – Finding Dory August 18 – Storks Attachments

Kids Fishing Tournament

Saturday, 08/05/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Meet at the Marina in Lot #1. Join our kids fishing tournament and see what you can catch. There is some fishing equipment that participants can borrow, but we encourage folks to bring their own. There are several volunteers on hand to give participants help. Sponsored by the Friends of Leesylvania State Park.

Movies Under the Stars-A Dog's Purpose

Saturday, 08/05/2017 7:00 PM

Come on out on a beautiful summer Saturday night and watch a major motion picture. Bring a picnic blanket and lawn chairs and either bring a meal from home or stop in at any of the surrounding restaurants to pick up a meal and bring it outside and watch Movies Under the Stars. Tonight's showing is A DOG'S PURPOSE. Attachments

Civil War Advanced Camp

Monday, 08/07/2017 9:00 AM - Friday, 08/11/2017 4:00 PM

For folks that have completed the Civil War Basic and Advanced Camps. This camp will incorporate service projects and field trips to sites of historical significance in the area, and gives participants an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of how these sites are remembered and commemorated for future generations. Bring lunch, snacks, and drinks daily. Registration for this camp can be completed on line at www.pwcparks.org or by calling 703-792-8320. Attachments

Prince William County Fair

Friday, 08/11/2017 - Saturday 08/19/2017

Coming August 11-19, 2017 2017 Tickets Will Be Available at The Fairgrounds and Online. Please visit the Fairgrounds at 10624 Dumfries Rd. Manassas, VA 20112 to buy tickets! One Admission Adult Ticket $10 One Admission Child/Senior Ticket $6 Ride wristbands: Weekdays: $18 Sun 8/14: $22 Fri 8/19: $20 Sat 8/20: $22 Specials: Tickets are half price on Half Price Night—Aug 14th. FREE GATE ADMISSION. 2-5pm only on Tues, Aug 15th. Ladies admitted FREE on Ladies Night—Aug 16th. Children 4 and under and Active Military admitted FREE daily. NO TAX DOLLARS The County Fair receives NO FUNDS from federal, state, or local governments. The Fair is privately owned by the Prince William Veterans Farm Club. Mark your calendars for the 68th annual event August 11-19, 2017, and join the FUN4U. Be sure to Like the Fair Facebook page for updates (Click Here) and share it with your friends! ABOUT The Prince William County Fair is the largest County Fair in the state of Virginia. The annual event in Manassas includes livestock exhibits, home arts exhibits, tractor pulls, a rodeo, demolition derbies, baby contests, live music and a variety of midway shows. Games and carnival rides are provided by America’s #1 Carnival Company, Deggeller Attractions Inc. Prince William County 4-H Clubs participate in numerous activities and demonstrations. Upwards of 90,000 to 100,000 spectators are expected to pass through the turnstiles this year. HISTORY The Fair began in 1949 by a group of young World War II veterans who wanted to promote the agricultural industry in the county. The Fair history book, “Farms Forever – Forever Farms” is available at the Fair office (703-368-0173).  

Revolutionary Readers: A Book Club for Young Readers

Friday, 08/11/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Young readers (rising 4th to 6th grade) are invited to join our book club. This summer we will explore books and topics connected to early American history through the eyes of young adults. Each gathering of readers will include a discussion of the book and other related activities. A book list will be provided at time of registration. All titles are available at the local library. Attachments

Summer Movie

Saturday, 08/12/2017

Date & Time: August12, 2017 Dusk Bring your friends and family for a night under the stars watching a FREE movie! The movie begins as soon as it gets dark outside, so grab a blanket, some chairs, snacks, and enjoy! - See more at: http://www.manassasparkcommunitycenter.com/Events/summer-movie/ Attachments

Farmers Market at Potomac Mills

Saturday, 08/12/2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Farmers Market at Potomac Mills Local Farmers Market at Potomac Mills in the Commuter Parking lot near the main entrance and restaurant plaza Every Saturday April 29-October 28, 2017 from 7a-2pm. More than 50 local vendors! Attachments

Family Day-Girls make History

Saturday, 08/12/2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This month's Family Day theme is GIRLS MAKE HISTORY. Spend the afternoon with Felicity, Molly, Addie, and all their friends while you take a journey through Marine Corps History, from 1775 to the present day. Games, hands-on activities, special guests, and crafts will be on hand as well, making this a wonderful, family day at the Marine Corps Museum. As always, parking and admission are free to the MCM!  

National Night Out

Saturday, 08/12/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the annual community event held in conjunction with the Manassas City Police and enjoy music, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Attachments

Movies Under the Stars-Storks

Saturday, 08/12/2017 7:00 PM

Come on out on a beautiful summer Saturday night and watch a major motion picture. Bring a picnic blanket and lawn chairs and either bring a meal from home or stop in at any of the surrounding restaurants to pick up a meal and bring it outside and watch Movies Under the Stars. Tonight's showing is STORKS. Attachments

Dale City Farmers Market

Sunday, 08/13/2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Since 1987, Dale City Farmer's Market has been at the forefront of serving Prince William County residents. With nearly 50 vendors, we are one of the largest open-air markets in the region.  Our market is a producer-only market, meaning all products must be grown or made by the seller. We do not accept “resales” or craft items. This is great news for both our buyers and our sellers as consumers have access to produce, meats, plants and other goods locally-grown or created. MARKET LOCATION  VDOT Commuter Lot (off Dale Blvd.) 14090 Gemini Way, ?Dale City, VA 22193  Hours of Operation April through the first weekend in December - Sundays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. Second weekend in December through mid-April - Sundays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. Attachments

Civil War Advanced Camp

Monday, 08/14/2017 9:00 AM - Friday, 08/18/2017 12:00 PM

The Civil War Advanced Camp picks up where the Basic Camp leaves off. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with famous officer from the war, expand their knowledge of campaign foods and how they were prepared, learn of the cavalry, participate in artillery drill, build a sunshade. This camp includes a tour of 2nd Manassas battlefield sites at Manassas National Battlefield. Registration for this camp can be completed on line at www.pwcparks.org or by calling 703-792-8320. Attachments

Fresh & Local Farmers Market

Tuesday, 08/15/2017 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Every Tuesday from May to October, from 3:30pm to 7:00pm, in the Tackett’s Mill parking lot off Harbor Drive, local producers come from around Virginia to offer fresh products. Here are some of our producers: •Real Country Sausage •Honeycomb Heroes •Green Hope Smoothie Co. •Gonzales Produce •Sergios’ Produce •Gypsy Hill •Great Harvest Bread Company •Valley View Bakery •C&A Produce Attachments

Storks- Friday Night Family Movie Night

Friday, 08/18/2017 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Bring a blanket or a chair, wear your pajamas and bring popcorn and enjoy a great kid-friendly movie outdoors. June 9 – Sing June 23 – Surfs Up July 21 – Moana August 4 – Finding Dory August 18 – Storks Attachments

So You Want to be a Civil War Soldier Camp

Saturday, 08/19/2017 9:00 AM - Sunday, 08/20/2017 1:00 PM

This camp is designed to put all of the lessons learned in the previous camps into practice as participants enlist in a company, establish a camp and become a soldier in camp for two days through a series of hands on activities and drills. Parents and children will be staying in shelter tents and performing camp duties from 4 pm Friday to noon on Sunday. Participants will need to bring sleeping bag or blankets. Registration for this camp can be completed on line at www.pwcparks.org or by calling 703-792-8320. Attachments

National Bee Day at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 08/19/2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Enjoy National Bee Day at Rippon Lodge Historic Site. With special guest Sweet Virginia and the Freedom High School Bee Club, learn about honey bees, how they work as a hive, produce honey, how you can contribute to protect these endangered species, and what can be made out of the honey and wax. Taste fresh honey as well. Space is limited. Please note bees are temperamental and may sting. If you are allergic to bees or honey, please make sure you use extra caution or do not attend. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, do not wear black, as it attracts bees. Reservations recommended. Attachments

Music on the Mill-The Amazing Kevin

Saturday, 08/19/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Music on the Mill concert series continues on this night with The Amazing Kevin. Blankets and Lawn Chairs are welcome, but no tents or pop-ups. Free public parking available in the streets or the town public parking lots. Attachments

Movies Under the Stars-Angry Birds Movie

Saturday, 08/19/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday night, perfect night to get out of the house and watch an outdoor movie. Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets and either a meal from home or stop in at any one of the surrounding restaurants to pick up a meal and bring it outside and watch Movies Under the Stars. Tonight's showing is THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE. Attachments

Movie Night at Brentsville

Saturday, 08/19/2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Join us for our 4th Annual Brentsville Movie Night! Enjoy an old movie the way they were meant to be seen! Movie starts at nightfall. We will be showing The Count of Monte Cristo. Bring chairs and or blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase. Attachments

Museum Kid Monday!

Monday, 08/21/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your child to explore history through sight, sound, smell, and touch through hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary each month and will include subjects such as farming, textiles, or 19th century toys and more! Adult must be able to participate with children. Please contact the site to learn about the subject of the month. Attachments

Revolutionary Readers: A Book Club for Young Readers

Friday, 08/25/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Young readers (rising 4th to 6th grade) are invited to join our book club. This summer we will explore books and topics connected to early American history through the eyes of young adults. Each gathering of readers will include a discussion of the book and other related activities. A book list will be provided at time of registration. All titles are available at the local library. Attachments

Rippon Lodge Car Show

Saturday, 08/26/2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Enjoy a display of vintage and classic cars on the lawns of Rippon Lodge Historic Site. Cars from 1950 to 1900 are welcome to be displayed. Visitors may ask questions and take pictures of the vehicles. Period games available for kids to play on the lawn. Guided tours of the lodge are available for $5 per person on the hour. Attachments

Movies Under the Stars THE PRINCESS BRIDE

Saturday, 08/26/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday night, perfect night to get out of the house and watch an outdoor movie. Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets and either a meal from home or stop in at any one of the surrounding restaurants to pick up a meal and bring it outside and watch Movies Under the Stars. Tonight's showing is THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Attachments

Music on the Mill

Friday, 09/01/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come on out to River Mill Park to hear some reggae and rock music from the group FeelFree. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Pop-up tents are not. Free public parking on streets and in the town lots. Attachments

School is Back in Session!

Saturday, 09/09/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Are you excited that school has started again? Going to school was very different a hundred years ago than it is today. Visit the one room school houses at Lucasville School and Brentsville Courthouse to learn about the different ways that students learned in a segregated society. Try some of the tools that were used to teach in each of the schools, some of the games they played, and even make a craft at each school to take home! Not behaving well in school? Learn about some of the different ways students were disciplined, it may shock you! Program will take place at both Lucasville School, and Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, located at 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow, VA. Attachments

7th Annual Bands, Brews, & Barbecue

Saturday, 09/09/2017 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Historic Downtown Manassas will hold its 7th Annual Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival on September 9, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last pour at 5:30 p.m.). This ticketed event features award winning craft beers for sampling and Northern Virginia’s best barbecue – as well as incredible live music. Ticket prices will go up the day of the event. The Bands: 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm: TBA 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm: The Duskwhales2017-TheDuskwhales 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Harlen Simple profile The Brews: Alewerks Brewing Company BadWolf Brewing Company Brew Republic Bierwerks Champion Brewing Company Mustang Sally Brewing Company Ornery Beer Company & Public House Port City Brewing Company Seven Arrows Brewing Company New District Brewing Company Sinistral Brewing Company The Farm Brewery at Broad Run Three Notch’d Brewing Co. The Barbecue: Better Than Carolina BBQ N.C. Ribs on Wheels L.L.C. Interested in Volunteering? We are looking for volunteers aged 21 and up to offer their time pouring one of our 60+ beers at this year’s festival. There will be both a morning and an afternoon shift. All interested candidates should email Erin Beckman at erin@historicmanassasinc.orgfor more information. The rain date, in the case of severe weather is September 17th. Attachments

Family Day-"Robotics"

Saturday, 09/09/2017 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come on out to the National Museum of the Marine Corps for the monthly Family Day, and this month the theme is Robotics. Discover how the Marine Corps Explosive Ordinance Disposal robots function, and try your hand at operating one. Experts in this field will be on hand to answer any questions. Crafts and hands-on activities will be available, making this a fun, family-friendly day at the Marine Corps Museum. Free admission and free parking!  

Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rodeo

Friday, 09/15/2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

100-150 motorcycle police officers will be competing in a riding skills rodeo. This provides training and networking for the officers and fun for the public to watch. We are also raising funds to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Rodeo will be held Sept. 13-16. The 13 and 14 are practice days. Sept. 15 there will be practice in the morning and competition from noon to 1600. Saturday the 16, opening ceremonies are at 0800 followed by competition until 1600. There will be raffles and a live auction on Saturday with fabulous items to win. We will have vendors from Harley Davidson, Super Seer, Mortons BMW, Laser Technology and Rider Alert to name a few. On Friday and Saturday the 540 Boyz – a motorcycle stunt team – will do a performance at noon. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend and cheer on the riders, win prizes, have delicious food from the food trucks and see a great show. Parking available at the BuyBuy Baby store lot.

Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rodeo

Saturday, 09/16/2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

100-150 motorcycle police officers will be competing in a riding skills rodeo. This provides training and networking for the officers and fun for the public to watch. We are also raising funds to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Rodeo will be held Sept. 13-16. The 13 and 14 are practice days. Sept. 15 there will be practice in the morning and competition from noon to 1600. Saturday the 16, opening ceremonies are at 0800 followed by competition until 1600. There will be raffles and a live auction on Saturday with fabulous items to win. We will have vendors from Harley Davidson, Super Seer, Mortons BMW, Laser Technology and Rider Alert to name a few. On Friday and Saturday the 540 Boyz – a motorcycle stunt team – will do a performance at noon. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend and cheer on the riders, win prizes, have delicious food from the food trucks and see a great show. Parking available at the BuyBuy Baby Store lot.

42nd Bull Run Region AACA Edgar Rohr Memorial Car Show

Saturday, 09/16/2017 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM

Enjoy wide variety of pre-war and post-war vehicles ? 1992 and older cars on display--street rods/modified cars included ? Free admission to Manassas Museum ? Opening Flag Presentation & National Anthem Ceremony at 11:30 AM ? Participant Judging – 50 class awards plus 14 Special Awards! ? Special display of Unique Commercial Vehicles ? Have a bite to eat at the fabulous “29 Diner” barbecue tent ? Free spectator admission, free trailer parking and free garage parking ? Door prizes +50/50 raffle + Silent Auction + Car Corral + Flea Market ? Free Country/Western concert by Miss Hannah Polk ? Model T Assembly /Disassembly demonstration ? One block to Manassas Farmer’s Market and International Food festival ? RAIN or SHINE, the show goes on! 

Heritage Festival

Saturday, 09/16/2017 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Explore the history of Prince William Forest Park through demonstrations, music, crafts, and exhibitors at the annual Heritage Festival. Visit one of Prince William Forest Park’s historic Civilian Conservation Corps cabin camps. Experience the kids' craft lodge, just as children did in the 1930s when the park was the Chopawamsic Recreation Demonstration Area. See Civil War and World War II reenactors and learn about the park's military history. Take a break to sit and listen to the bluegrass bands playing throughout the day. Enjoy stepping back in time at Prince William Forest Park, your neighborhood National Park. Attachments

Music on Mill

Saturday, 09/16/2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come on out to River Mill Park on the Occoquan waterfront, as the town's inaugural Music on the Mill Summer Concert series wraps up for the year with James Drake and CT3, performing acoustic rock. This show is sponsored by the town's own Bottle Stop Wine Bar. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome-pop up tents are not. Parking is available in the streets and in the town lots. Attachments

Museum Kid Monday!

Monday, 09/18/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your child to explore history through sight, sound, smell, and touch through hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary each month and will include subjects such as farming, textiles, or 19th century toys and more! Adult must be able to participate with children. Please contact the site to learn about the subject of the month. Reservations required. Attachments

Prince William County Farm Tour--Brentsville Stop

Saturday, 09/23/2017 11:00 AM - Sunday, 09/24/2017 4:00 PM

Join site staff as we learn about farm life here in Brentsville and Prince William County during the mid-1800s. Tour the 1850s farm house and learn how Prince William County farmers, free and enslaved. Discover how they lived and worked before electricity and running water. Attachments

Brentsville Day!

Saturday, 09/23/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for our first Brentsville Day! The community of Brentsville has been around for nearly 200 years and served as the social and political center of Prince William County for nearly 100 years. Enjoy historic farm demonstrations, living history, bluegrass music, games, food, tours of the historic buildings and more. Attachments

Okra's Comfort Food

Saturday, 09/23/2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Okra's Comfort Food Challenge - A Cook-Off featuring the best Gumbo, Chili, and Mac N Cheese recipes. Visit the website for event pricing and more information. Attachments

35th Annual Manassas Fall Jubilee

Saturday, 10/07/2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Annual Fall Jubilee, in Historic Downtown Manassas will be held on October 7, 2017 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. This year’s Jubilee will include an assortment of fun for both kids and adults with over 100 crafter and community booths, live music and entertainment, and more! The Fall Jubilee is free to the public. Bring your family out for a day of fun – play games, shop at unique crafter booths, pick out your pumpkins for fall, and so much more! Don’t forget to stop by the museum lawn for more fun! There will be a Beer & Wine Garden to take a break and sample delicious drinks! Pumpkin Pie Contests: Show off your skills in eating and/or baking! We will be having pumpkin pie contests back again this year. Show off your favorite pumpkin pie recipe or show off just how fast you can eat a pumpkin pie! Sign up today! The rain date, in the case of severe weather is October 14th. Attachments

Spectral Stories at Historic Brentsville

Saturday, 10/07/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Do you love scary movies and hearing ghost stories? Join site staff for a fun filled evening spent around a campfire as you hear spooky stories about Historic Brentsville and other haunts in and around Prince William County. Attachments

Battle of Bristoe Station Anniversary Weekend Tours and Luminary

Saturday, 10/14/2017 11:00 AM - Sunday, 10/15/2017 4:00 PM

Join Battlefield Park staff for the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Bristoe Station. Tour a Civil War encampment, watch artillery firing demonstrations, and tour the site of the third and final battle that took place in Prince William County. On Saturday evening, visit the battlefield for a rare treat to see over 2,000 luminary candles for every soldier who died at Bristoe Station. Living history vignettes will be located across the battlefield and self-guided tours will lead visitors to meet the men and women who made history here. Attachments

Museum Kid Mondays!

Monday, 10/16/2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring your child to explore history through sight, sound, smell, and touch through hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary each month and will include subjects such as farming, textiles, or 19th century toys and more! Adult must be able to participate with children. Please contact the site to learn about the subject of the month. Reservations required. Attachments

Spirits of Rippon Lodge

Friday, 10/20/2017 7:00 PM - Saturday, 10/21/2017 9:00 PM

Rippon Lodge’s diverse history is full of truths, myths and rumors, such as the course of Route 1 was altered to avoid its ghostly residents. Come and experience a uniquely haunting tour of the historic house and grounds by candlelight, perhaps encounter the departed spirits of notable residents and neighbors, and hear their tales of sadness and triumph. Reservations Required; this is a walking tour at night with uneven grounds, surfaces and darkened rooms. Please dress appropriately for the weather and walking; flashlights recommended. Tours every 20 minutes (7, 7:20, 7:40, 8, 8:20 and 8:40 pm.). Call 703-499-9812 for reservations. Attachments

Legends by Lanternlight: Remembrances of Brentsville

Saturday, 10/21/2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Hear the stories of Brentsville from the perspective of the people who lived and passed through here during the Civil War. The program will be led by the costumed interpreters of the Mosby Heritage Area Interpretive Group. The county seat for Prince William County during the Civil War, Brentsville saw soldiers passing through it throughout much of the Civil War. Confederates used the village as a point of mustering point at the beginning of the war before Union soldiers occupied the area from 1862-1865. The community even witnessed a few minor, but deadly battles. Come learn these stories and more as part of a lantern-lit tour of this historic village. Walking is required. Please dress appropriately. For questions, please call (540) 687-5188 or 703-365-7895. Attachments

A Civil War Soldier's Campfire

Friday, 11/03/2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a warm campfire at Ben Lomond Historic Site and learn how Confederate soldiers lived during the American Civil War. Practice drilling with a Civil War soldier, see a musket firing demonstration, and learn about the rations given to Confederate soldiers. Try the cornpone that Confederate soldiers commonly ate during the Civil War and compare it to the s’mores we enjoy today. Attachments

Early Days of Prince William County

Saturday, 11/11/2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Prince William County’s history begins in 1731 when it was founded by the Virginia House of Burgesses. One of the County’s oldest homes will host a special event to highlight the history and culture of Native Americans and the colonial peoples of the area. Living history demonstrations, colonial life and military encampments from various conflicts, such as the American Revolution, and of Native American cultures will be available all day. Tours of the house are also included. Attachments

Holidays Through the Ages

Friday, 12/01/2017 11:00 AM - Saturday, 12/23/2017 4:00 PM

Visit Rippon Lodge and stroll through seasonal celebrations gone by. The interior and exterior of the historic house will be decorated for the holidays. Various rooms inside the home will represent different periods of seasonal celebrations, from the Colonial Period through the 1940s. Light refreshments, a warm beverage, and shopping for unique Rippon merchandise round out a wonderful tour. Reservations strongly recommended for groups larger than 4. Tours begin on the hour on the front porch. Guests should dress in appropriate attire and comfortable shoes for this walking tour. Attachments

Holiday Night at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 12/02/2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For one night only, see Rippon Lodge by candlelight at Christmastime. Beginning with a special tree lighting ceremony with tree ornaments decorated by local school children, visitors will see the grounds and several of the historic buildings beautifully lit with lights. Guest may tour the Holiday through the Ages decorations by candlelight, listen to music, enjoy making seasonal crafts, a warm beverage, shopping and holiday cookies. One night only. Reservations for groups larger than 4 recommended. Attachments

Breakfast with Historic Santa

Saturday, 12/09/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In December of 1862, artist Thomas Nast made one of the first known illustrations of Santa Claus. Come by and enjoy breakfast with Santa at the Old Manassas Courthouse! Enjoy family breakfast, make authentic 19th Century Christmas decorations and a chance to meet Santa who has dusted off that old 1862 suit and give him your wish list. Breakfast will be from 10 till noon. Crafts and pictures with Santa will be open until 3 p.m. a $3.00 donation to help with cost of craft supplies for those not eating with us would be appreciated. For reservations, call 703-792-4754. Attachments

Santa Comes to Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 12/09/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You better watch out! You better not cry! Santa Claus is visiting Rippon Lodge for one afternoon only! Be on your best behavior and keep your name on the “Nice” list. Parents will be given special “Things Santa Should Know” cards upon arrival. Bring your camera for pictures and dress appropriately for weather as some activities are outside. With large numbers of excited tots expected, we ask parents bring plenty of snacks and extra activities for young children. Attachments

Brentsville Holiday Concert

Saturday, 12/09/2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join the Brentsville community Saturday evening for two Holiday concerts filled with seasonal music performed by the Brentsville District High School Choir at the beautiful and historic Brentsville Union Church. Enjoy hot cider and cookies by a warm bonfire. Attachments


 

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