Over the Hump: Area Weekend Events

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By Prince William Living

It’s Wednesday and we’re Over the Hump! Now that we are slowly edging back to “normal,” we’re returning to give you the events happening in the area each weekend. For now, we’ll be here two times a month. Here are some of the events happening locally the next few weekends.


Dinosaurs are coming to the area through the “Jurassic Encounter!” It features 11 outdoor dino environments on a self-guided digital journey. There’s also a digital scavenger hunt. The exhibits are outdoors, self-guided and zero touch. Friday, Sept. 25, Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Parkridge Center, 11096 Bulloch Dr., Manassas

Old Town Manassas Arts & Crafts Fair

The Old Town Manassas Arts & Crafts Fair is being offered in lieu of the World Heritage Festival, originally scheduled for this date. Support local small businesses, arts & crafts vendors and independent consultants! Saturday, Sept. 26, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Manassas Museum Lawn, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas

Pumpkin Patch at Yankey Farms

Come out and pick the perfect pumpkin, get lost in the corn maze scavenger hunt, and visit with farm animals. By appointment only: (703) 618-3782. Saturdays (10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) and Sundays (12:00 to 6:00 p.m.) through Oct. 31 | Yankey Farms, 14039 Owls Nest Rd., Nokesville

Dale City Farmers Market

The market will open on Sundays at the Prince William County Pfitzner Stadium Complex. Traffic signs will be in place to you move quickly through the market, while maintaining social distancing regulations. Sundays through Nov. 1, 8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. | Pfitzner Stadium Complex, 7 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge

McCall Studio Gallery Opening Exhibit Reception

Opening Exhibit Reception featuring artist Jess Hedem’s “nature paintings and watercolors” art show! She uses 3D elements in her oil paintings, and psychology drives her. Meet the artist, and ask questions. Live music and refreshments, too. Friday, Oct. 2, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | McCall Studio Gallery, 9409 Battle St., Manassas

Brentsville Bluegrass Concert

Bring your chairs, kick up your heels and enjoy some Bluegrass and BBQ at the Brentsville Courthouse public lot. Before the concert starts, self-guided tours of the grounds will be available. Music will be provided by Skystone Bluegrass Band. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from USA BBQ. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. and the concert will be from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.. Pre-purchased tickets are required: 703-365-7895. Saturday, Oct. 3, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. | Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow

Ghost Walks Programs

Historic Dumfries Virginia is hosting two Ghost Walks programs: “Return to the Shadows” and “Locked Inside” every Saturday in October (Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31). At 7:00 p.m., participants will hear spooky tales of ghostly occurrences during the outdoor walking tour of haunted locations near the Weems-Botts Museum. At 11:00 p.m., participants will go into the historic house to investigate for paranormal activity with an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Tickets: historicdumfriesva.org/purchase-tickets/. Saturdays in October, 7:00 and 11:00 p.m. | Weems-Botts Museum, 3944 Cameron St., Dumfries

Hylton on the Hill

Head to the Hylton Performing Arts Center and visit their outdoor venue, Hylton on the Hill. Purchase tickets at hyltoncenter.org. (Prior to your arrival, all visitors must complete the Mason COVID Health✓™.) Charm City Junction performs on Sunday, Oct. 4 and Ranky Tanky performs on Sunday, Oct. 11. Sundays, Oct. 4 and 11, 4:00 p.m. | Hylton on the Hill at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas

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

 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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