Rappahannock’s Fourth of July . . .
Gates open at 1 p.m. Saturday for the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department’s ninth annual Rappahannock County 4th of July Celebration at Thornton Hill Hounds Racecourse.
Admission is $25 per carload and includes fabulous fireworks at dusk high above one of the region’s loveliest meadows (at 4137 Sperryville Pike, three miles south of Sperryville), plus: live music by Dontez Inferno and the Gold Top County Ramblers (from about 4 until 9), food, skydivers, antique cars and tractors, local nonprofit displays, children’s games, face painting, kiddie rides, a Cliff Hanger slide, dunk tank, helicopter display, and a $10,000 cash raffle drawing at 9.
If you haven’t met any of the local or state candidates running for office Nov. 3, the afternoon’s patriotic celebration will likely be your chance to meet them all.
Tailgating spots (with a better view, and room for a tent) are $50. For more information, call 540-987-8124 or visit sperryvillefire.com.