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Over the Hump: Weekend Events in Prince William & Manassas

By Prince William Living

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It’s Wednesday and we’re Over the Hump! Here are a few things to look forward to this weekend:

The 69th Annual Prince William County Fair opens on Friday and runs through Saturday, Aug. 18. Come see a petting zoo, 4H exhibits, wine tastings, local crafters and vendors, a demolition derby, a three-ring super circus, camel and pony rides, hot rod rockers, mechanical bull rides – and that’s just the first day! See pwcfair.com for admission prices and daily schedules. Starts Friday, Aug. 10 and runs through Saturday, Aug. 18. | Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas 

The Town of Occoquan is pleased to welcome the District of Columbia National Guard with a special presentation by The 257th Army Band, the Band of the Nation’s Capital at River Mill Park.  In case of rain, call 703-491-2168 two hours before the event for cancellation information, or see the Town of Occoquan Facebook page: facebook.com/townofoccoquan. Friday, Aug. 10, 7:00-8:30 p. m. | River Mill Park, 458 Mill Street, Occoquan 

If you’re shopping at the Wal-Mart in Haymarket on Saturday, consider picking up some extra socks, chapstick, cough drops, or travel snacks for the Hope in a Bag Donation Drive. Agape Love in Action will be collecting these items all day long. Saturday, Aug. 11, 8:00 a. m. – 6:30 p. m. | Wal-Mart, 6530 Trading Square, Haymarket 

Visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps for Family Day: Awesome Aviation. This month, they’ve got a program of family-friendly activities teaching about Marine Corps aviation. Saturday, Aug. 11, 12:00-3:00 p. m. | National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle 

During the spring and summer, osprey dominate the skies over Leesylvania State Park as they build nests and raise their young. Join a ranger this weekend to get a closer look at these feathered fishermen. 703-583-6904. Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug 12, 3:00-4:00 p. m. each day | Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge 

Brew Republic Bierwerks has a lot of fun on tap on Sunday! There’s Sunday Funday, for Sunday comfort food, pro sports on the TVs, board games, hot and BBQ chicken wings, $5 mimosas, and of course, beer! Bring your family – kids eat free every Sunday. And this month, there are special back-to-school events for the kids. Sunday, Aug. 12, starting at 12:00 noon | Brew Republic Bierwerks, 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge 

Celebrate the first anniversary of the Pet Adopt Shop with the Prince William Humane Society! There will be games, food, treats and goodie bags, and adoptions are 50% off. Sunday, Aug. 12, 12:00-4:00 p. m. | Pet Adopt Shop, 17983 Dumfries Shopping Plaza, Dumfries 

Don’t forget the Farmers Markets in Historic Downtown Manassas and at Potomac Mills Mall! These run every Saturday through October.

Manassas – Prince William Lot, across from the new Baldwin Elementary (1978 Eagle Way). 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p. m.

Potomac Mills Mall – In the parking lot near Matchbox – 9:00 a. m. – 1:00 p. m.

Want to know what else is going on this weekend? Visit our Events Calendar. Have events of your own to submit? Visit princewilliamliving.com/events/community/add.

These events are current as of the time we receive the information. While we make every attempt to be accurate, please check with the event sponsor or hosting organization prior to attending any event. Prince William Living is not responsible for event schedule changes or group policies.  

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