Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, May 14, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Paging Gaithersburg Book Festival

Paging Gaithersburg Book Festival

Go for 100+ authors, panel discussions (about spies!) and a kids' village. Read »

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Strawberry Festival Dishes Sweet Treats

Strawberry Festival Dishes Sweet Treats

Roanoke's annual Strawberry Festival has hundreds of homemade treats for the nomming. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Free Blues Fest in College Park

Free Blues Fest in College Park

Forget your wallet and attend the free 5th Annual College Park Blues Festival this Saturday. Read »

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

There's Still Punkin Chunkin to Be Had

There's Still Punkin Chunkin to Be Had

The 2012 Punkin Chunkin World Championship will crown another champion this weekend in Delaware, despite the soggy ground Hurricane Sandy left. Read »

Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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By Carissa DiMargo

Bacon Fest Near Baltimore

Bacon Fest Near Baltimore

Head north for an afternoon of crispy delights at Heavy Seas Brewing Company. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

A Tale of Two Wine Fests

A Tale of Two Wine Fests

This September 15-16, choose from two like-minded fests. Read »

Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Onancock HarborFest: Rubber Duck Races & All

Onancock HarborFest: Rubber Duck Races & All

Virginia's Onanacock HarborFest is more than rubber duck races -- but yes, you'll find those, too. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesdays: Linganore Winery

Wine Wednesdays: Linganore Winery

Linganore Winery in Mt. Airy, Md., hosts its very own wine festivals throughout the year. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pics: Linganore Vineyards in Mt. Airy, Md.

Go to Linganore Winery for the wine, festivals, concerts or food. The choice... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Old-Time Farm Fest Breaks Out the Threshers

Old-Time Farm Fest Breaks Out the Threshers

Steam threshers are back in style! Well, OK maybe that's not a proven fact, but you can see all sorts of old gadgets in action in Maryland this weekend. 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 as a web editor and writer for NBCWashington.com. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.
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