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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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By Alana Wise

Black Friday Was Made for Partying

Black Friday Was Made for Partying

The thrill of bargain shopping will be just as strong with drink specials, including $3 Bud Lights, $5 Skyy & American Honey shots and $15 Awesome Sauce Buckets. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Candlelight Tours + Chocolate in Old Town

Candlelight Tours + Chocolate in Old Town

Visit Alexandria for a candlelight tour of historic sites (AND CHOCOLATE) around town. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Leaves of Grass Vineyard

Wine Wednesday: Leaves of Grass Vineyard

Meet one of Loudoun County's newest wineries: Leaves of Grass Vineyards in Middleburg, Va. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Wine Wednesday: Blenheim Vineyards

Wine Wednesday: Blenheim Vineyards

Rock stars sure know how to grow good grapes. Welcome to Dave Matthews' Blenheim Vineyards. Read »

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Oktoberfest in Shirlington Oct. 5

Oktoberfest in Shirlington Oct. 5

Capital City Brewing Co. just turned 21, which makes their 14th annual Oktoberfest even more celebratory. 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, Sep 23, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Curbside Cookoff in Wheaton, Md.

Curbside Cookoff in Wheaton, Md.

Tired of not having the region's tastiest food trucks all in one spot? Saturday, Sept. 28's Curbside Cook Off in Maryland features 20 of them, plus craft beer, raffles, music and more. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

"Drink Some Apple Pie" at Belmont Farm Distillery

Who says you can only showcase wine for Wine Wednesday? We sure don't. Welcome to Belmont Farm Distillery. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Mountain Slide & More at Harvest Fest in Va.

Mountain Slide & More at Harvest Fest in Va.

The Belvedere Plantation Harvest Festival in Fredericksburg, Va., might just be the ultimate fall festival. They had to fill the 600+ acres with something... and they chose fun. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Apple Butter Fest in Berkeley Springs, W.V.

Apple Butter Fest in Berkeley Springs, W.V.

Discover the quaint town of Berkeley Springs West Virginia--including the warm springs, George Washington's bathtub and a yummy Apple Butter Festival. 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.