Fall festival season has officially arrived in the DMV.
The weekend is here, so why not try something new? Immerse yourself in a new experience with a beer festival, outdoor concert, or one of the many other fun events happening throughout the DMV. Just bring a coat and hat if you do!
Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, October 11, to Sunday, October 13.
Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour | George Washington's Mount Vernon | Mount Vernon, VA | Friday–Sunday
The longest-running wine festival in D.C. is back for another year! Enjoy a relaxing evening of wine-sampling and food while live music adds ambiance. If you get the chance, say hello to George and Martha for us! Tickets for Saturday have sold out, but Friday's and Sunday's are still available! Buy them here!
Snallygaster | Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 3rd to 6th Streets | Washington, D.C. | Saturday
Named for the dragon-like beast that haunts the DMV, prepare for a beer festival of beastly proportions! Sample over 400 beers from 150 manufacturers and grab a bite from local food trucks. General admission is $50 and includes unlimited samples and an event glass. This event will sell out, so don't delay! Find out more here!
Portside in Old Town Fall Festival | Waterfront Park | 1 King Street | Alexandria, VA | Saturday
Immerse yourself in maritime history with knot-tying demos, boat displays, and the crafty "Anything That Floats" boat race. Enjoy refreshing beverages, good food, and live music throughout the day. Admission is free; just pay for food and beverages. Take a look here!
Canton Fall Festival | Patterson Park | Baltimore, MD | Saturday
Gather with family and friends for a wonderful day in Patterson Park! From 11 to 5, guests can experience delicious fair food, live music, beer gardens, and more! Admission is free, but visitors can purchase the $30 Mule Fest Drink Ticket Package, which comes with a t-shirt, five drink tickets, and your very own Moscow Mule mug! Check it out here!
Bethesda Row Arts Festival | 4827 Bethesda Avenue | Bethesda, MD | Saturday–Sunday
Relax into the weekend with arts and crafts! Browse handcrafted wares like jewelry, pottery, ceramics, metalwork, and more from 200 artisans from around the country. Find the perfect gift or memento you never knew you needed! Admission is free. View more information here!
All Things Go Music Festival | Union Market | Washington, D.C. | Saturday–Sunday
Experience the top artists and entertainment this weekend at D.C.'s Union Market! Groove to a cutting-edge lineup, including CHVCHES, Betty Who, Lany, Coin, and more. General admission tickets are $70-$99. Prices will go up the day of the show, so don't wait! Buy yours here!
Army Ten-Miler | Pentagon | Washington, D.C. | Sunday
This annual tradition by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington is back in its 35th year! Civilians and military personnel can participate in a 10-mile jaunt across D.C. as well as additional activities throughout the weekend—pre-race pasta dinner, anyone? Proceeds from the race will support programs for military families. Check it out here!
Kentlands Oktoberfest | Near Kentlands Mansion | 320 Kent Square Road | Gaithersburg, MD | Sunday
It's time for a good old-fashioned Oktoberfest! Experience the best of German cuisine, local brews, and activities for the whole family to enjoy. While you drink, catch autumnal activities like apple-pressing demos, or paint your own pumpkin. Admission and parking are free. Check it out here!
OC Restaurant Week | Locations Vary | Ongoing
Wanna try delicious cuisine at unbelievable prices? Then check out Ocean City Restaurant Week! From October 13 to 27, enjoy affordably priced menus from the city's top restaurants like Longboard Cafe, The Shark on the Harbor, and Captain's Table. You'll want to make a reservation, as restaurants fill up! Find out more here!
Clifton Day Festival | Historic Town of Clifton | 7144 Main Street | Clifton, VA | Sunday
Who doesn't love a main street festival? Stroll through Clifton's quaint Main Street and explore artisan booths selling stained glass, furniture, basketry, and decorative arts. Craft demos and live music will entertain all ages. Find out more here!
Who's going to any of the events on this list? Tell us in the comments!