Weekend Happenings: September 25th thru 27th
Posted on September 23, 2015

The weather is starting to feel a lot like fall and so are all the events happening all across the area! Which events will you be attending?


Washington, DC Events:

Best Home Cook in DC Cook Off cook off
1133 13th St. NW, DC
Time: Saturday, 12-3:30pm
Cost: $10 online, $25 at the door
CookNook has found the best home cooks in the area and have them competing for the Golden Spatula along with hundreds of dollars in prizes.  Over 200 people will be enjoying fun games, a celebrity guest chef and tons of great food to help determine the winner of the Best Home cook in DC Cook Off. If you love food, you can’t miss this event!

Turkish Festivalturkish festival
Freedom Plaza
Pennsylvania Ave. NW (between 12 & 14th), DC
Time: Sunday, 11am-7pm
Cost: FREE
The Annual Turkish Festival is a family-friendly festival celebrating authentic Turkish art and culture with a rich variety of live musical and folk dance performances, delicious Turkish food and coffee, shopping at the Turkish Bazaar, and much more.  The festival will be fun for all ages with hands-on activities for kids, art demonstrations, guest speakers, and fortune-telling.

Landmark Musical Festivallandmark music fest
National Mall – West Potomac Park
West Basin Dr. SW, DC
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 11am-10pm
Cost: $105+
The Landmark Music Festival is a two-day concert on the National Mall featuring more than 40 artists on five stages including Drake, The Strokes, alt-J, CHVRCHES, Ben Howard and more. Beyond the music, there will be a family area, food court, merchandise store, bars, and attractions. The event is a fundraiser for the Trust for the National Mall and an effort to increase volunteerism and increase stewardship of the National Mall.

Crafty Bastardscrafty bastards
Union Market
1309 5th S.t NE, DC
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm
Cost: $5-8
Join the 12th annual Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair, an exhibition and sale of handmade alternative arts and crafts from independent artists. Crafty Bastards 2015 will feature 140+ vendors along with great local food trucks.

Maryland Events:

Baltimore Farmer’s Market & Bazaar
Underneath the Jones Fall Expressway
At Holliday & Saratoga Streets
Time: Sundays thru Dec. 20th, 7:00am 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.

19th Annual Fall Harvest Festival at Summers Farmsummers farm
Summers Farm
5620 Butterfly Lane, Frederick
Time: Saturday, 10am-10:30pm
Event occurs daily until Nov. 1st
Cost: General Weekend Admission $11.95; seniors (60+) $6.95; Kids 2 & under are free
Don’t miss the opening weekend of summer’s Farm! There will be fun-on-the-farm attractions with a 12 acre themed corn maze, pick your own pumpkins, hay rides, pig races, barn animals, and more!

Harford County Wine Festivalharford co wine fest
Rockfield Manor
501 Churchville Rd., Bel Air
Time: Saturday, 12pm-6pm
Cost: $30 – see website for additional ticket pricing
Enjoy a night out where there will be hundreds of wines from around the world! There will also be food, entertainment, vendors and exhibitors, a VIP area, and more!

Fall Harvest & Craft Festival
Steppingstone Farm Museum
461 Quaker Bottom Rd., Havre de Grace
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 11am-4pm
Cost: General Admission $10; Children 12 & under and members are free
Don’t miss this fun fall event! Learn to make apple butter and apple cider, paint a pumpkin, make a scarecrow, go on a hayride, pet the farm animals, and more!

Virginia Events:

Capital Home Showcapital home show
Dulles Expo Center
4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly
Time: Friday, 11am-9pm; Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday 10am-6pm
Cost: $7 online, $10 at the gate
The annual Capital How Show is the prime place to see what’s new in 2016 for building, remodeling, and decorating! The event will have fresh ideas, helpful tips, innovative products, and fantastic deals on every product and service related to the inside and outside of your home.

Arab-Eid-Festarab eid fest
Bull Run Regional Park
7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville
Time: Saturday & Sunday, 12-8pm
Cost: $12-20
Arab-Eid-Fest is a celebration of Arab culture in the United States through festive food, music, art, culture, dance and entertainment. The event will host vendors providing tasty ethnic foods, an Authentic Arts and Crafts Bazaar, live performances and dances, and games for the kids. Bring your family, friends and kids and feel free to display your ethnic colorful fashions!

Fall Arts Festivalfall arts fest
Workhouse Arts Center
9601 Ox Rd., Lorton
Time: Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm
Cost: FREE
The Workhouse Fall Arts Festival hosts 100+ artists exhibiting contemporary fine art and fine craft, jewelry and hand-crafted furniture. The outdoor festival includes local gourmet food vendors and food trucks, indoor and outdoor exhibition venues, local beer and wine for purchase, live music, and a children’s craft tent.

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

  • Marcus Luttrell’s The Patriot Tour, Hippodrome Theatre, Saturday
  • NSO Pops: Rajaton: Best of the Beatles, The Kennedy Center, Friday & Saturday
  • Brad Paisley, Justin Moore & Mickey Guyton, Jiffy Lube Live, Saturday

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

  • Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies, Nationals Park, Friday thru Sunday
  • Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals, M&T Bank Stadium, Sunday

Movies Opening this Weekend:

Hotel Transylvania 2hotel transylvania 2
Duration: 89 Minutes
Genre: Animation/Comedy/Family/Fantasy
Dracula and his friends attempt to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.
Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James

the internThe Intern
Duration: 121 Minutes
Genre: Comedy
Ben Whittaker, a 70-year-old widower, has discovered retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  Taking the opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin.
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Robert DeNiro, Rene Russo, Nat Wolff