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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 »

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 4:35 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

DJs Spin at Sunkissed Fest

DJs Spin at Sunkissed Fest

Got the June blues? Let a DJ save your life with a song at the Sunkissed Music Festival in Frederick, Md., this Satuday. Read »

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Celebrate Fairfax!

Celebrate Fairfax! -- held the weekend of June 7-9 -- featured concerts, carnival... View gallery »

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Music and Arts at the 5th Annual Rooster Walk Festival

Music and Arts at the 5th Annual Rooster Walk Festival

Make your way down to Martinsville, Va., for the three-day, fifth annual Rooster Walk Festival. More than three dozen folk and funk bands will set the stage along with arts, crafts and camping galore. Read »

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Snoop Dogg Due at Baltimore's Moonrise Fest

Snoop Dogg Due at Baltimore's Moonrise Fest

If you like dance music and prefer a little dub in your step, make your way to Baltimore's Moonrise Festival, June 8-9. Snoop Lion is. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Pics: Great Grapes Wine Festival

During Reston's Great Grape Festival (April 27-28), the crowd got one sunny day... View gallery »

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

A True-Blue Winterfest -- With Plenty of Snow

A True-Blue Winterfest -- With Plenty of Snow

If you're looking for snow near the D.C. metro region, you may not find it... but Oakland, Md., has plenty of it, along with a weekend-long Winterfest to boot. Read »

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 »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Media. 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: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.