If you're ready to break out your fave plaid shirt and seek pumpkin-flavored food items, you're certainly ready for fall -- and fall fests.
See our picks for the best festivals to attend around D.C., Maryland and Virginia for live entertainment, great food and plenty more:
Art & BookFair 2014 (2201 C St. NW) -- On the weekends of Oct. 11-12 and Oct. 18-19, the Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide brings you thousands of treasures, used books, jewelry and much more at this annual book fair. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; admission is free.
Shuckeroo Oyster and Beer Festival (1299 Half St. SE) -- On Saturday, Oct. 18, relax with fresh oysters, 60+ kinds of beer, and a game of corn hole. 11 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.; Living Social tickets are $39.
34th Annual Pumpkin Festival (22222 Davis Mill Road, Germantown) -- On weekends now through Oct. 25-26, you can head out to Butler's Orchard for a straw maze, corn hole games, giant slides, a pumpkin coach, and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $11 admission ages 2 & up; kids under 2 are free.
The most fun things to do and places to be in D.C., Maryland and Virginia
Bethesda Row Arts Festival(4841 Bethesda Ave.) -- On the weekend of Oct.18-19, witness downtown Bethesda transform into an outdoor art gallery. 190 artists will showcase their fine arts and crafts for festival goers to buy. Saturday 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; admission is free.
World of Montgomery Festival (11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton-Glenmont) -- On Sunday, Oct. 19, bring the family to this event and celebrate the rich cultural heritages of the DC area. Two entertainment stages, a global kitchen featuring an international chef and multicultural performers will be showcased at this interactive festival. Noon to 5 p.m.; admission is free.
Fall Frolic (7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo) -- On Saturday, Oct. 25, families are invited to this Halloween-themed event to take part in trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, and much more. Don’t miss out on the pumpkin playoffs, where kids can take part in pumpkin themed games. 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; prices vary.
Tysons Fall Harvest Wine and Beer Festival (8025 Galleria Drive, Tysons, Va.) -- On the weekend of Oct. 18-19, bring the kids to the candy walk and hay maze. Make sure visit the wine and beer garden with more than 75 wines and beers. Wine & beer admission is $35; adult fall festival admission is $10; kids under 15 are free.
NOVA Fall BrewFest (7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, Va.) -- This is your chance to sample beers from around the world. On Oct. 18-19, stop by the Cooking With Beer Demonstration Tent for brew-filled recipes and enjoy live musical entertainment. 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Admission is $25; must be 21+.