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Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Shenandoah Music Festival Runs All Summer Long

Shenandoah Music Festival Runs All Summer Long

The all-summer-long Shenandoah Valley Music Festival starts July 18 and doesn't end until early September. The festival features bluegrass, country and symphonic music. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 at 12:43 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wild Ponies, Arts & Music at Chincoteague Fest

Wild Ponies, Arts & Music at Chincoteague Fest

Blueberries are the new kale? The Chincoteague Blueberry Festival boasts wild ponies, arts, music and many, many blueberry treats. Read »

Monday, Jul 7, 2014 at 9:06 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Va. Lake Fest Features Boats, Balloons, Fireworks

Va. Lake Fest Features Boats, Balloons, Fireworks

The largest lake in Virginia is -- appropriately enough -- home to the popular Virginia Lake Festival, coming up July 17-20. Read »

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 4:25 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Front Royal Wine & Craft Fest Stars 20 Va. Wineries

Front Royal Wine & Craft Fest Stars 20 Va. Wineries

The countryside gets crafty once again for the 28th annual Front Royal Wine and Craft Festival. Read »

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1:24 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Reston Gets Colorful at NoVa Fine Arts Fest

Reston Gets Colorful at NoVa Fine Arts Fest

The Reston Town Center fills the streets with creative expression and live performance for the 43rd annual Northern Virgina Fine Arts Festival in May. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 5:05 PM
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By Joshua Axelrod

Eat, Drink, Be Merry at Highlandtown Wine Fest

Eat, Drink, Be Merry at Highlandtown Wine Fest

Baltimore's annual Highlandtown Wine Festival will feature fine wines, delectable Italian food and more. Read »

Monday, Nov 11, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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By Alana Wise

Winter Beer Fest in Philly

Winter Beer Fest in Philly

A beer festivus for the rest of us. Read »

Friday, Sep 27, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

West Virginia's Roadkill Cook-Off

West Virginia's Roadkill Cook-Off

The 21st annual Roadkill Cook-Off in Marlinton, W.V. is coming up this weekend -- what will you be eating? Read »

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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By Joshua Axelrod

Small Plates + Wine at Taste of Linganore

Small Plates + Wine at Taste of Linganore

Linganore Winecellars in Mount Airy, Md., will host its first Taste of Linganore festival Aug. 11, where more 20 restaurants, caterers and food trucks will dish up food to pair with Linganore wines. Read »

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Urban Book Festival in Baltimore

Urban Book Festival in Baltimore

Baltimore's third annual Urban Book Festival is coming up Sunday, July 14, featuring a Sip and Sign Q & A -- and yes, that means a free glass of wine. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.