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On Nov. 15 and 16, Union Markets Dock 5 will transform into a food market featuring curated treats from around the country. Momofuku Milk Bar, Mast Brothers, Woodberry Kitchen, Bryan Voltaggios Lunch Box and Mike Isabellas Kapnos will all be at Emporiyum, among many others. Workshops include a chocolate-making class with Mast Brothers, a cocktail lesson with Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. and Ramen-101 with Erik Bruner-Yang. (WTOP File Photo)

On Nov. 15 and 16, Union Market's Dock 5 will transform into a food market featuring curated treats from around the country. Momofuku Milk Bar, Mast Brothers, Woodberry Kitchen, Bryan Voltaggio's Lunch Box and Mike Isabella's Kapnos will all be at Emporiyum, among many others.

Workshops include a chocolate-making class with Mast Brothers, a cocktail lesson with Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. and Ramen-101 with Erik Bruner-Yang. (WTOP File Photo)
Beer lovers, rejoice. Snallygaster, the annual beer festival that pours more than 200 craft beers carefully selected by Neighborhood Restaurant Beer Director Greg Engert, is back this fall and scheduled for Sept. 13 at The Yards, in Southeast D.C. Food trucks and live entertainment will also be on hand proceeds from the day benefit Arcadia, an Alexandria nonprofit dedicated to building a better local food system. (WTOP Screenshot)

Beer lovers, rejoice. Snallygaster, the annual beer festival that pours more than 200 craft beers carefully selected by Neighborhood Restaurant Beer Director Greg Engert, is back this fall and scheduled for Sept. 13 at The Yards, in Southeast D.C.

Food trucks and live entertainment will also be on hand; proceeds from the day benefit Arcadia, an Alexandria nonprofit dedicated to building a better local food system. (WTOP Screenshot)
The 39th Annual Virginia Wine Festival will be held Sept. 13 and 14 at the Great Meadow Equestrian Center at The Plains. The two-day festival will showcase more than 50 Virginia wines, several of which are from the Northern Virginia area. There will be wine seminars and advice on food and wine pairings, as well as live music, artisans tents and more. (AP PhotoJ. Scott Applewhite)

The 39th Annual Virginia Wine Festival will be held Sept. 13 and 14 at the Great Meadow Equestrian Center at The Plains.

The two-day festival will showcase more than 50 Virginia wines, several of which are from the Northern Virginia area. There will be wine seminars and advice on food and wine pairings, as well as live music, artisans tents and more. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
On Oct. 11 and 12, more than 70 area restaurants and food producers will pack the sidewalks of Pennsylvania Avenue, in Northwest, for the festival that highlights the Districts food scene Taste of D.C. More than 50 beers and wines will also be on hand, and the two-day festival will have live music as well. (Courtesy Taste of D.C. Facebook)

On Oct. 11 and 12, more than 70 area restaurants and food producers will pack the sidewalks of Pennsylvania Avenue, in Northwest, for the festival that highlights the District's food scene: Taste of D.C.

More than 50 beers and wines will also be on hand, and the two-day festival will have live music as well. (Courtesy Taste of D.C. Facebook)
Oct. 18 and 19 is this years Northern Virginia Fall Brewfest, an event that samples beers from all over the world. Food, entertainment, arts and crafts and some commercial vendors will also be at the Bull Run Park-based festival. (AP PhotoSteve Helber)

Oct. 18 and 19 is this year's Northern Virginia Fall Brewfest, an event that samples beers from all over the world. Food, entertainment, arts and crafts and some commercial vendors will also be at the Bull Run Park-based festival. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
On Saturday, Sept. 13, 100 beers from regional and national craft breweries join forces with live music, food (lots of fresh seafood) and arts and crafts vendors at the Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival.

On Saturday, Sept. 13, 100 beers from regional and national craft breweries join forces with live music, food (lots of fresh seafood!) and arts and crafts vendors at the Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival.
More than 35 of Georgetowns restaurants will take to the waterfront on Saturday, Sept. 13, for the annual Taste of Georgetown event. There will be a craft beer and wine pavilion, live entertainment and a chef showdown.(Courtesy Taste of Georgetown Facebook)

More than 35 of Georgetown's restaurants will take to the waterfront on Saturday, Sept. 13, for the annual Taste of Georgetown event. There will be a craft beer and wine pavilion, live entertainment and a chef showdown.(Courtesy Taste of Georgetown Facebook)
Fall signifies one thing for beer lovers Oktoberfest. And in the D.C. area, there is no shortage of Oktoberfest celebrations. Here are a few District Oktoberfest Frederick Oktoberfest Germantown Oktoberfest Reston Oktoberfest (AP PhotoMatthias Schrader)

Fall signifies one thing for beer lovers: Oktoberfest. And in the D.C. area, there is no shortage of Oktoberfest celebrations. Here are a few:

(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Its not technically a state, but that certainly wont stop D.C. from having a state fair. The D.C. State Fair celebrates all things culinary (pie, ice cream and pickle contests), agricultural (longest and funkiest-looking vegetable contests)and artistic (photography and poetry contests). This years fair will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, from noon to 7 p.m. (WTOP File Photo)

It's not technically a state, but that certainly won't stop D.C. from having a state fair. The D.C. State Fair celebrates all things culinary (pie, ice cream and pickle contests), agricultural (longest and funkiest-looking vegetable contests)and artistic (photography and poetry contests).

This year's fair will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, from noon to 7 p.m. (WTOP File Photo)
Saturday, Oct. 11, will bring 60 restaurants and five stages of entertainment to Bethesda for the annual Taste of Bethesda event. (Courtesy Taste of Bethesda Facebook)

Saturday, Oct. 11, will bring 60 restaurants and five stages of entertainment to Bethesda for the annual Taste of Bethesda event. (Courtesy Taste of Bethesda Facebook)
Learn the successes and failures of the Founding Fathers ventures in wine while sipping some more modern varieties at Mount Vernons Fall Wine and Sunset Tour, Oct. 3-5. The views and live music wont disappoint, either. (AP PhotoJacquelyn Martin)

Learn the successes and failures of the Founding Fathers' ventures in wine while sipping some more modern varieties at Mount Vernon's Fall Wine and Sunset Tour, Oct. 3-5. The views and live music won't disappoint, either. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
KORUS is an annual celebration of the D.C. regions Korean culture this years event is set for Sept. 19-21. In addition to cultural performances and contests, volunteers will dish up lots of Korean food. (AP PhotoAhn Young-joon)

KORUS is an annual celebration of the D.C. region's Korean culture; this year's event is set for Sept. 19-21. In addition to cultural performances and contests, volunteers will dish up lots of Korean food. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Crystal Citys annual food, wine and Salsa celebration brings live Latin jazz, food from local chefs and vino from Spain, Portugal and Argentina to the heart of Crystal Citys business district on Sunday, Sept. 14. Wine seminars and dancing are also part of Sip and Salsa. (Courtesy Crystal City BID)

Crystal City's annual food, wine and Salsa celebration brings live Latin jazz, food from local chefs and vino from Spain, Portugal and Argentina to the heart of Crystal City's business district on Sunday, Sept. 14. Wine seminars and dancing are also part of Sip and Salsa. (Courtesy Crystal City BID)
Rappahannock Oyster Bar will host the inaugural D.C. Oyster Fest on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Dock 5 at Union Market from noon to 5 p.m. In addition to plenty of oysters, expect beer, wine, cocktails and food from other local vendors. There will also be live bluegrass music and an arts and crafts tent for kids. (AP PhotoGerald Herbert)

Rappahannock Oyster Bar will host the inaugural D.C. Oyster Fest on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Dock 5 at Union Market from noon to 5 p.m.

In addition to plenty of oysters, expect beer, wine, cocktails and food from other local vendors. There will also be live bluegrass music and an arts and crafts tent for kids. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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