Fall for These 5 D.C.-Area October Festivals

Oakland Autumn Glory Festival: Oct. 9-13
This festival is a 5-day annual fall event that celebrates the changing season! Holding a combination of indoor and outdoor activities ranging from concerts, band performances, art exhibits, and even a parade. It was voted as one of the ‘Top 50 Small Towns with the Best Fall Foliage’ by Good Housekeeping and is known to have something for everyone. Garrett county is welcoming to all to come visit and enjoy the crisp autumn weather! Deep Creek, MD, various times. autumglory.com

All Things Go Fall Classic: Oct. 12-13
Here in Washington, D.C., All Things Go Fall Classic holds uprising musicians with exciting vibes like LANY, Betty Who and Allie X. Having music flying through the air and crippling crisp fall leaves below your feet you’ll have an overwhelming feel-good mood for the entirety of the night. Also, make sure to visit one of the food vendors when you get hungry from dancing the night away! There will be pizza, empanadas from local DC chefs, Shake Shack, Insomnia Cookies and so much more! Union Market, D.C., various times. allthingsgofallclassic.com

Fairfax Fall Festival: Oct. 12
The 43rd annual Fairfax festival is finally here! Come to this free event, suitable for all ages and enjoy food, children’s activities, and arts and crafts. There will also be a late-night concert in Old Town Square from 5:30pm-8:30 pm. Fairfax, Va., 5:30 p.m. festivalnet.com

Taste of DC: Oct. 26-27
Known for being the ‘Largest culinary festival in the mid-Atlantic’, check out The Taste of DC. It has been bringing people and food together since 1989, it is a taste bud tingling-packed weekend with ‘captivating entertainment’. Don’t miss Restaurant Row which holds over 50 of the region’s best restaurants and largest beer garden, right here in DC! Audi Field, Washington, D.C., various times. thetasteofdc.org

Boo at the Zoo: Oct. 18-20
Even the animals are getting into the Halloween spirit! The National Zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo is an event everyone can enjoy. There will be trick-or-treating stations for the kids, animal demonstrations, after-hour access to the different animal house and this is just to name a few. National Zoo, Washington, D.C., various times. nationalzoo.si.edu


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