Get your fancy hats, bright sundresses and mint juleps ready for equestrian season in Virginia. Huge, international competitions are coming to our Virginia countryside and everyone who’s anyone will be there to cheer on the horses, flaunt their style and, most importantly, have fun. This year’s festivities include the Fall Race Meet at Foxfield, races at James Madison’s Montpelier and the 77th annual International Gold Cup, Virginia’s largest equestrian event with over 45,000 attendees. Additionally, Middleburg’s prized National Sporting Library & Museum hosts A Sportsman en plein air to celebrate equestrian and other outdoor sports. See our calendar below for more information on these events and other ideas for family fun in the country this fall.