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Warrenton is the gateway to Virginia’s Piedmont Region—where wineries, horses and beautiful vistas abound. It is the county seat and largest town in Fauquier County and continues to be its center of commerce. Historic Old Town Warrenton is tucked into the heart of town, encircled by the modern conveniences of the town’s commercial corridors. Warrenton is the perfect place to call home as you enjoy all the region has to offer, including:

Old Town Warrenton…Stroll the brick sidewalks and amid the history find unique gifts, delightful food and friendly smiles. See art come alive in our 5 galleries; or bring out your own talent in pottery, music, painting, or crafts. Get a unique look into civil war history at the Old Jail Museum. A map with all of this and more is available in the Old Town Warrenton Brochure and at the Warrenton-Fauquier Visitor's Center 33 North Calhoun Street. Use this Parking Map to make getting in and out of town a breeze.

Wineries…Venture into the beautiful countryside surrounding Warrenton to the Piedmont’s 114 wineries (and counting). With nearly 70 within an hour’s drive of town, you can visit several in one day. Create your own itinerary, follow the Fauquier Wine Trail, or enjoy a personalized tour via trolley.    

History…Entrenched in history, the town has lovingly preserved its historic character, including a home dating back to the French & Indian War. Old Town Warrenton is a must see for Civil War buffs, where visitors can walk where the “Gray Ghost” John S. Mosby once raided, lived and is now buried. And tour the Old Jail Museum, complete with ever changing exhibits from the Fauquier Historical Society

Horses…Fauquier County is known as Horse & Wine Country. It hosts some of the largest equestrian events in the country, including the nation’s longest running horse show, Olympic trials, and don’t forget your hat for the Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase races.

Outdoors…Enjoy hiking, fishing, birding and more all in Warrenton’s backyard. Take in breathtaking views at Shenandoah National Park by foot or car; roam the trails at Sky Meadows State Park; or rent a boat and fish at C.M. Crockett Park.

Warrenton is also proud to offer:

Warrenton-Fauquier Visitor Center
The Warrenton-Fauquier Visitor Center is located at 33 North Calhoun Street, in Historic Old Town Warrenton.   Information about events and attractions in Warrenton and Fauquier County is available at the Visitor Center, which is open 7 days each week from 9 am to 5 pm.  Telephone: (540) 341-0988, (800) 820-1021. 

FarmMarketLogoSmallWarrenton's Farmers Market - Celebrating its 42nd Season! 
It’s that time of year again, when locally grown and produced agricultural products are made available at the Warrenton Farmers Market.  Come and join us to celebrate the fruits, vegetables, flowers and other locally grown or made products of the Warrenton Farmer's Market at our Wednesday and Saturday Markets!

Warrenton Farmers Market Facebook Page

The 2017 Season begins on April 22 for our Saturday Market and continues through November 18.   The Saturday Market will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 12 noon and will be held in the municipal parking lot at the corner of Lee Street  and 5th Street. 

The Warrenton Farmers Market is also proud to announce Special Kids & Family Days at the Saturday Warrenton Farmers Market! Join us on the first Saturday of every month at the Saturday Farmers Market, from 8 am - 12 noon, for free and fun activities, crafts, entertainment, tasting's, games, discovery, and creativity to connect kids with farm fresh foods and healthy habits! New themes, prizes, and surprises every month! All ages welcome!  

The Wednesday Market begins May 3 and continues until October 25. Come and see us outside the WARF at 800 Waterloo Road.  Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. until 1 PM.

Applications (link below) are due March 22nd. The next Farmers Market Board meeting is scheduled for March 29 after which vendors will be notified regarding this year's Market. Vendors interested in participating as a Part-Time or Seasonal Vendor in the Warrenton Farmers Market should contact the Town Of Warrenton Planning & Community Development office at 18 Court Street or by phone at (540) 347-2405.  Links for the Application and Market Guidelines can be found below. 

*** To learn more about the basics of being a farmer's market vendor, visit "Virginia Grown" website at the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which provides invaluable guidance on Business Management, Food Safety, Marketing, and acquiring Liability Insurance.

 
*** You may register online for a Virginia Tax Certificate, which is required to operate at the Warrenton Farmers Market. http://www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=RegBus

2017 Farmer's Market Application
2017 Warrenton Farmer's Market Operating Guidelines

Farmers Market Brochure with FAQ

Fauquier Veterans Memorial
Hospital Hill, Warrenton
American flag on 70 foot pole marks memorial to 158 Fauquier citizens who died in military service in this century. Features bronze railing depicting marching soldiers by renowned sculptor Frederick Hart.

Old Jail Museum 
Court House Square, Warrenton
Two buildings, dating to 1808 and 1823, house Civil War, Revolutionary era, Indian artifacts and Colonel John S. Mosby exhibits. One of the oldest remaining jails in Virginia.  Open year round, Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm.  Free Admission. 

Virginia Civil War Trails
A self-guided driving/walking tour of 11 local Civil War sites. For a map and more information, contact the Visitor Center, 540-341-0988.

Fauquier Wine Trail
There are many wineries/vineyards in the area.  For a complete list, descriptions and directions, visit www.visitfauquier.com or call the Visitor Center, 540-341-0988.

 

Swim, Run, Play at the WARF!

The Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility (WARF), Warrenton's Premiere Aquatics Facility teaches over 2,000 children to swim a year, offers group and private swim lessons; over 50 group land and water fitness classes a week, specialty fitness classes, personal training and much more!

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