Weekend Happenings: October 23rd thru 25th

As October nears its end, the fall events keep on coming and there are so many great ones to choose from! Be sure to get out and enjoy everything the weekend has to offer.


Washington, DC Events:

Metro Cooking DC
metro dc cookingWashington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 10am-6pm & Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: $18+
The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show returns with 400+ exhibitors, special appearances by Food Network stars, and cooking demonstrations by award-winning local and national chefs. The show will also include a beer, wine and spirits pavilion featuring local mixologists and much more. 

Yards Park
355 Water St. SE, DC
Time: Saturday, 1-5pm
Cost: $35
The 2nd Annual Barktoberfest is a charity event benefitting the Washington Animal Rescue League for you to enjoy with your friends, four-legged or otherwise! The event includes unique craft beers, live music, food trucks, a dog agility park, puppy kissing booth, canine costume contest, shopping and much more. 

The Smithsonian Food History Festival
smithsonian food historyNational Museum of American History
14th St & Constitution Ave, NW
Time: Saturday, 10am-5:30pm
Cost: FREE
Come enjoy a free food history festival for all ages that explores the past, present, and future of food innovations in America! Join in exploring food innovations through live cooking demos, hands-on learning, film screenings, curator-led tours, activities in the Victory Garden, and the chance to meet culinary stars, experts, and more.

Boo at the Zooboo at the zoo
The National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, DC
Time: Friday – Sunday, 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: $20 (members), $30 (non-members)
Join Boo at the Zoo, the capitol’s favorite not-so-spooky Halloween haunt! The family fun event takes over the National Zoo with decorated trails, over 40 treat stations, hay maze, scarecrow field, animal demonstrations, along with zoo keeper chats. This year will also feature an entertainment stage with magicians, jugglers and a DJ!

Maryland Events:

Baltimore Farmer’s Market & Bazaar
baltimore farmers market
Underneath the Jones Fall Expressway
At Holliday & Saratoga Streets
Time: Sundays thru Dec. 20th, 7am to sellout (typically noon)
Cost: Free – prices vary on items available for purchase
Baltimore’s farmer’s market and bazaar is open for the season! There will be a huge variety of items available for purchase including fruits and vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, and dozens of food vendors! Vegan food items will be available.

Baltimore Craft Beer Festival
baltimore craft beer festivalCanton Waterfront Park
3001 Boston St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 12pm-6pm
Cost: General Admission: $45 2pm-6pm; Late Admission: $35 3:30pm-6pm; VIP Pass $55 12pm-2pm Entry
This event includes beer tastings from over 25 breweries from across the state, a homebrew competition, live music, corn hole games, and delicious food from local food trucks and eateries. Event held rain or shine.

The Maryland Zoo – Waterfowl Lake
1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore
Time: Friday thru Sunday, 10am-4pm
Cost: Free with Zoo admission ticket Adults $15 ($18 at the gate), Children 2-11 $11 ($13 at the gate), Senior 65+ $12 ($11 at the gate
Get your costume ready for trick-or-treating, carnival games, a costume contest, crafts and more at the Maryland Zoo! It’s the most spooktactular time of the year!

Witches & Wizards Day
witches and wizards dayB&O Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St., Baltimore
Time: Saturday, 10am-4pm (Train rides at 11:30am & 2pm)
Cost: $18 adults, $16 seniors (65+), $12 children (2-12)
Young “Witches and Wizards” will love to explore the magic of railroading at the B&O! Take a steam train ride aboard the Wizards Express! Also, learn about the science of wizardry through the creation of edible “potions,” wizard wands and hats, and more.

Maryland Renaissance Festival
ren fest
1821 Crownsville Rd., Annapolis
Time: Saturdays and Sundays thru October 25th
Cost: Adults $24; Seniors $20; Children $10
Enjoy “feasting and frolic” in Revel Grove with King Henry VIII and his royal court. There will be costumes, crafts, music, dancing, performances, Jousting, chicken legs & more!

Virginia Events:

Tysons Fall Harvest
Lerner Town Square at Tysons II
8025 Galleria Drive, Tysonstysons fall harvest
Time: Saturday & Sunday 12pm–5pm
Cost: Adult Fall Festival Admission (16 & up): $10; Wine & Beer Admission: $25
*Children 15 and under are FREE
Stroll through the many different festive booths and enjoy the fabulous flavors of fall! Several fun and free activities are included in your admissions ticket like pumpkin bowling, kids candy walk, craft corner, hay maze, and more! Other activities including but not limited to corn cannons, pony rides, pumpkin smashing are available for purchase on-site starting at $1.  Adults with the Wine & Beer Admissions ticket get a souvenir tasting glass as well as all you care to taste Virginia Wine & Cinder! Come out and join us, there will be fun for the whole family!

Harvest Festival at Doukenie Winery
Doukenie Winery
14727 Mountain Road, Purcellville
Time: Saturday, 10am-6pm
Cost: $15/person
Celebrate the harvest with live music, BBQ, and a barrel tasting event! Doukenie Winery is located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains which is radiant with fall colors and beauty this time of year.

Loudoun Museum’s Annual Haunting Tour
Leesburg Town Hall
25 West Market Street, Leesburg
Time: Friday-Saturday, 6pm-9:30pm
Cost: $20/person
Discover haunted homes and business in Downtown Leesburg through this guided 90 minute walking tour. Costumed storytellers will tie together the history and ghostly tales at each site.
loudoun museum annual haunting tour

Concerts & Theatre at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Ravens Night 2015, Birchmere, Saturday
  • Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic, Eagle Bank Arena, Friday thru Sunday
  • Shear Madness, The Kennedy Center, Friday thru Sunday

Sports at a Glance!
Contact your concierge for pricing and availability.

  • Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, FedEx Field, Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Our Brand is Crisisour brand is crisi
Duration: 108 Minutes
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Jane Bodine, an American woman who is well-versed in political campaigns, gets sent to war torn areas of South American to help institute a new leader but her campaign is threatened by a long-term rival.
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Zoe Kazan, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie


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