ANTIQUE CARRIAGE SHOW
More than 30 classic road coaches and park drags, with whips (drivers), groomsmen and ladies and gentlemen dressed to the nines, will be on parade at the Upperville Horse & Colt showgrounds from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Organizers say it will be the largest collection of the coaches -- many of which are from museum displays in Europe -- ever assembled in the United States. The event is a fundraiser for the National Sporting Library in Middleburg, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Route 50, one mile east of Upperville on the south side. $10 a car. 540-687-6542.
Icelandic violinist Judith Ingolfsson, the gold medalist at the 1998 Indianapolis International Violin Competition, will be the guest soloist when the Loudoun Symphony opens its season this weekend. She will play Tchaikovsky's Concerto for Violin on a 1736 "Muntz" Stradivarius on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation. The symphony will also perform the Russlan and Ludmilla Overture by Glinka and Symphony No. 1 in C Minor by Brahms. 8 p.m. Saturday, Loudoun County High School, 415 Dry Mill Rd. SW, Leesburg, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Loudoun Valley High School, 340 N. Maple Ave., Purcellville. Pre-concert talk with Diana Hollander of WGMS-FM (103.5), 7 p.m. Saturday. Advance tickets, $15 for adults and $7 for children; at the door, $18 for adults and $8 for children. 703-771-8287 or www.loudounsymphony.org.
A guide will lead participants on a nighttime hike through the Bull Run Mountains, where they will meet native "wildlife" that will perform natural history skits. There also will be face-painting, Halloween snacks, hot cider, a bonfire and live music. All participants should bring a flashlight and wear good walking shoes. Friday and Saturday; registration is 7-9 p.m. $5 a person. Bull Run Mountains Conservancy home, 17405 Beverley Mill Dr., Broad Run. $5. 703-753-2631 or www.brmconservancy.org.