Over the Hump: Area Weekend Events

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By Prince William Living

It’s Wednesday and we’re over the hump! We’re here twice a month to give you the events happening in the area each weekend. Here are just a few of the events happening locally the next few weekends.

House of Mercy’s 15th Anniversary Celebration Food Truck Festival

Enjoy an afternoon of fun, food and prizes celebrating the 15th anniversary of the House of Mercy Food Pantry! Enjoy the best food Northern Virginia food trucks have to offer, along with raffles for prize baskets! Basket collection themes include baking, family movie night, family game night, wine night, teachers, ice cream, wedding, baby, Christmas, Fall/Halloween, Arts & Crafts, Teens and more! Registration is encouraged. Register by Aug. 24 and receive 10 free raffle tickets! Saturday, Aug. 28, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | House of Mercy, 8170 Flannery Ct., Manassas 

Goat Yoga Date Night

Reservations: eventbrite.com/e/goat-yoga-tickets-163740872357. There is no need to have any yoga experience for this class. Class focus is on breathing, relaxation, laughing and baby goats. Class is one hour with your own introductory snuggling time with the goats and after time to goat snuggle/photos, or just take in the beauty of the lake, birds and fish jumping. Bring your own mat, towel or blanket. Saturday, Aug. 28, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Little Goat Farm at the Lake, 8954 Burwell Rd., Nokesville 

First Friday: Manassas Cooks!

Calling amateur home chefs! Show off your skills and imagination to create a dish to impress the panel of discerning food judges. Top three winners will receive a gift card to spend at Manassas businesses. Chefs register here.  Friday, Sept. 3, 4:30 p.m. | Historic Downtown Manassas

Porters for a Purpose

A CASA benefit fundraiser introducing the Loveless Porter! A porter with roasty malt flavors, chocolate and caramel notes, finished with raspberry and peanut butter. Live music by Brisk from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., Little Lady Grill Food Truck, Alpacas by My Pet Alpaca and raffles! Friday, Sept. 3, 5:00 p.m. | Sinistral Brewing Company, 9419 Main St., Manassas

September Art Show at McCall Studio Gallery

Celebrate summer, and the arts in our community! Exhibits, including #SeptemberArtShow “Original Landscapes and Abstracts.” Live Music – Keyboards, S. Thompson, and complimentary cheese and wine. Friday, Sept. 3, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | McCall Studio Gallery, 9409 Battle St., Manassas

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Occoquan Plays in the Park presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream in River Mill Park. Come hang loose and dig a groovy 60s vibe as Castaways Repertory Theatre performs this classic on Labor Day weekend. The outdoor venue is perfect for this hilarious Shakespeare comedy about love. Bring your camp chairs or a blanket to enjoy the show. Directed by Terri Caretti. Get tickets here. Friday, Sept. 3 to Sunday, Sept. 5; times vary | River Mill Park, 458 Mill St., Occoquan

10th Annual Bands, Brews & Barbecue

Historic Downtown Manassas will hold its 10th Annual Bands, Brews, and Barbecue Festival on Sept. 4, 2021. This ticketed event features award winning craft beers and distilled spirits for sampling, some of Northern Virginia’s best barbecue for purchase, and incredible live music. Purchase tickets here. Saturday, Sept. 4, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. | Manassas Museum Lawn, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas

Fall Festival & Chili Cook-off

The 2021 Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center’s Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off is a day full of food, entertainment, activities, and family fun! Food vendors and non-food vendors in attendance. Saturday, Sept. 11, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 15201 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge

Brentsville Bluegrass Concert Series: King Street Blues

For hundreds of years, the Brentsville Public Lot has been a place of entertainment and festivities, and that tradition continues today! Bring your chairs, kick up your heels, and enjoy some Bluegrass and comfort food at the historic centre! Before the concert starts, self-guided tours will be available. Food and beverage will be available for purchase on-site. The lawn will be marked to help maintain social distancing, and face masks are required when indoors. Pre-purchased tickets are recommended; call 703-365-7895. Saturday, Sept. 11, 4:00 p.m. | Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow

Arts Alive! 2021

A co-production of the Prince William County Arts Council and Hylton Performing Arts Center,  this annual family-friendly arts festival features Prince William County Arts Council members and other community performers and fine artists. Enjoy hands-on activities for all ages, multiple stages of performances indoors and out, exhibits, food vendors, and more! Come out and celebrate your local arts community! Free, no tickets required.  Sunday, Sept. 12 | Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Cir., Manassas

Hispanic Heritage Festival

Over 60 Artisan Vendors from Latin America, Family friendly activities for all ages. Academy of Dance to perform with groups from Columbia, Peru, Brazil and Puerto Rico. Children’s favorite characters, live music with Joe Faler , Ritmo Latino and Los Game Band along with Zumba with Rochi Bracale and Carolina Hernandiz.  Full day of fun for everyone! Sunday, Sept. 12, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., 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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