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Thursday, December 31, 2009
7pm to 12 midnight
Downtown Warrenton
Fauquier County, Virginia

WHO'S INVITED? Families, friends and neighbors from Warrenton, Fauquier County, and beyond are invited to welcome in the New Year with an alcohol-free community celebration of the arts for people of all ages.

WHAT IS IT? First Night Warrenton will host over 50 live performances at indoor locations in downtown Warrenton. Come and enjoy jazz, classical music, puppet shows, bluegrass, folk music, magicians and much more! First Night concludes at midnight with a traditional Grand Illumination gathering on the Old Courthouse green.

WHEN IS IT? First Night Warrenton will be held Thursday, Dec. 31 from 7 pm to midnight.

WHERE IS IT? First Night Warrenton is held in approximately 11 indoor locations all within walking distance of each other in Historic Old Town Warrenton. The locations are chosen for convenience and accessibility; please note: no pets, smoking, or alcohol are allowed at the sites.

WHAT IS THE COST? Admission to First Night Warrenton is $8.00 per adult, $6.00 for Seniors over 65, and $3.00 for children 3-12. No charge for children under 3 years of age. Special Family Rate: $25.

WANT TO LEARN MORE? Check out our First Night Warrenton Frequently Asked Questions page. Information on the First Night schedule and performers will be posted on this site by December 15th.

First Night Warrenton cannot happen without the support of the community. To make a financial contribution, become a corporate sponsor, to be a First Night volunteer, or if you are interested in performing at First Night, please contact us below:

Learn more about the benefits of supporting First Night at our sponsor pledge sheet. Questions? Please call us at 540-338-4640 or email us at

For more information about volunteering at First Night, please see our volunteer form. You can also call us at 540-338-4640 or email us at

If you or your group is interested in performing at First Night, please contact Peter Dunning at (540) 338-4640 or email

First Night Warrenton is a Bluemont Community Project
Peter Dunning, Bluemont Concert Series (540) 338-4640 (

2008 First Night Warrenton Coordinators:

Becky Crouch (540) 341-0988, or email

Ann Martella (540) 341-0260 or email

First Night Warrenton Committee (
Post Office Box 608, Warrenton, Virginia 20188


Last updated on: December 9, 2009