You know you’re in Fauquier County when the air changes. Just 45 minutes west of Washington,
D.C., fast-paced city life melts into the distance opening your eyes to the beauty, charm, and wonder
of this country paradise. From our award-winning wineries and quaint Main Street shopping to our
rich outdoor life and historic celebrations. Whether you’re here for a day or for a while, be prepared
to take a step back to a simpler time--and take a deep breath.
Steeped in equestrian tradition, Fauquier’s calendar is packed with large equestrian events, including
Virginia & International Gold Cup events, the Upperville Colt & Horse Show, Warrenton Horse
Show, Warrenton Pony Show, Twilight Polo matches, fox hunting, and various point-to-point races.
Host to several of these great events, is Great Meadow Events Center, which is positioning itself as
an International-level equestrian events venue.
Today Fauquier County is also known for its significant Wine Industry, with over 22 wineries &
vineyards producing wines that are winning national & international competitions. Fauquier’s
location at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, provides the perfect topography for growing
grapes and producing quality wines. This location also offers incredible views of Fauquier’s pristine
landscape. Perfect opportunities to relax with friends, family, and a glass of wine – all while enjoying
one of the many fun happenings at our local wineries (and breweries too!).
Throughout this historic county, unique attractions abound. Outdoor lovers can enjoy our bicycle
trails, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, and fishing, all while enjoying Fauquier’s breathtaking
vistas. With its one of a kind shopping & restaurants, wineries & breweries, and easy accessibility,
Fauquier County is an easy day trip or weekend getaway.
Consider Fauquier’s other exceptional attractions like our museums & historic sites, Civil War Trails,
walking & driving tours, Flying Circus Airshows, and farm tours & orchards. You’ll find there is
something for everyone.
Fauquier County can offer a place to seek calm or adventure.