The Best of Fauquier 2023


The Reimagined Taste of Fauquier will occur on Saturday, May 13, from 11 am-3 pm in Old Town Warrenton’s Culpeper, Hotel, and Court Streets. Enjoy food and beverage offerings along those streets as you experience Old Town Warrenton.

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Best Places to Raise a Family

Fauquier County is known for its picturesque landscape, bustling local businesses, and community events that unite its residents. Families will find Fauquier County an ideal environment with access to top-tier schools and various outdoor recreational activities suitable for hikers, bicyclists, and wine connoisseurs.

Fauquier County offers the ideal combination of rural tranquility and city hustle & bustle – affordable housing, excellent schools, family-oriented activities, and ample family-oriented fun, making it the second best place in Virginia to raise a family according to Stacker rankings. Read on and discover this wonderful country!

Best Restaurants

Fauquier County offers historic small towns and horse farms as part of its charming character, set against rolling hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Visit Old Town Warrenton for jewelry, art (create your own or expertly made), houseplants, equestrian gear, antiques, and much more!

Hunt Country Gem boasts state-of-the-art equipment to craft outstanding beer and hard seltzer, offering shareable plates, pressed sandwiches, salads, and chef-curated specials by award-winning chef James LaVergne. Wine flights, cocktails, mocktails, and horchata floats add variety. Neal and Star Wavra, experienced restaurateurs themselves, renovated this Federal-era space to offer both elegance and comfort for their patrons.

Best Hospitals & Medical Centers

Fauquier Health is a 97-bed acute care hospital featuring a 24-hour emergency department, extensive imaging capabilities, and an Intensive Care Unit. Additionally, its medical services include orthopedics, gynecology, cardiac surgery, and gastroenterology – making Fauquier one of the top 10 hospitals for these specialties both regionally and in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 Best Hospitals rankings – its overall rating being determined using up to 57 quality measures such as patient safety or nurse staffing levels.

Best Hospice & Palliative Care

Hospice and palliative care facilities in your area provide end-of-life services that ensure patients remain comfortable in their final days, weeks, or months of life. These include medications, day-to-day care services, equipment installation services, counseling support, etc.

This Medicare-certified facility has built its reputation on providing excellent quality care. Their team is renowned for working closely with families experiencing grief. Furthermore, this hospice and palliative care facility offers numerous services, including end-stage dementia programs specifically.

The Community Health Accreditation Program accredits this non-profit and serves over 14 states. Patients utilizing their services enjoy being supported by volunteers and family members and an array of hospice and palliative care programs – including one specifically tailored towards children and teens.

Best Event Organizers & Venues

White Sulphur Springs was at the epicenter of significant combat during the American Civil War. Here is where Confederate Colonel Thomas Jackson, popularly known as “Stonewall,” led his brigade against a powerful Union assault and became famous by becoming known by that moniker.

Warrenton Lifestyle awarded Heartland Hospice of Warrenton its 2023 Best of Fauquier winner for Best Bariatric Service. Their dedicated staff provides excellent hospice care and support to patients and their families.

Fauquier’s Great Meadow hosts point-to-point races, polo tournaments, and equestrian events such as Twilight Polo throughout the Spring months. Virginia Gold Cup and International Gold Cup steeplechase events also take place here – so come out for a picnic and some thrilling polo action!