Top 25 fall food and drink festivals

In this May 30, 2014 picture, Wallie Leung, back left, and his wife Jenny eat an order of crabs at Jimmy Cantler’s Riverside Inn in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Maryland Seafood Festival 
Sept. 10 & 11  It’s all about crabs, oysters and beer at the 49th Annual Maryland Seafood Festival in Annapolis. Visit the event’s website for more information. (AP Photo) (AP/Patrick Semansky)
A pint of beer is poured at the Great British Beer Festival, at Olympia in London, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. The five day event is organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), with over 900 real ales, ciders, perries and international beers on offer.  (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
2nd Annual Bleu & Brew Fest 
Sept. 10  Nothing goes together quite like cheese and … beer? Discover the unique pairings of fine cheese with Virginia’s finest craft beers at the Bleu & Brew Fest. Visit the event’s website for more information. (AP Photo) (AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Vintage Crystal Sip & Salsa 
Sept. 11  Wines from Spain, Portugal and Argentina are paired with bites from restaurants in Crystal City and the region at the annual Vintage Crystal Sip & Salsa. Visit the event’s website for more information. (Crystal City BID/Stephen Elliot) (Stephen Elliot)
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Adams Morgan Day
Sept. 11  Celebrate one of D.C.’s most beloved neighborhoods with a number of food vendors, artisans and activities. Visit the event’s website for more information. (WTOP/Alex Beall)
David King, owner of the King Family Vineyards and board chairman of the state-run Virginia Wine Distribution Co., is seen in his barrel room on Wednesday, May 7, 2008, in Crozet, Va. The nonprofit distribution company retains the three-tier system used by a majority of states following the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 that takes the wine from the winery to the wholesaler to the retailer. (AP Photo/Lisa Billings)
41st Annual Virginia Wine Festival
Sept. 17 & 18  Virginia’s wine industry is booming. Taste all that the state has to offer at the 41st Virginia Wine Festival.  Visit the event’s website for more information. (AP Photo) (AP/Lisa Billings)
In this Oct. 14, 2014 photo, Perry Loyola sorts apples before they are pressed for juice and used for cider at Samascott Orchards in Kinderhook, N.Y. Apple growers are tapping into the hard cider revenue stream after sales of hard cider in the U.S. have tripled over the last three years to $1.3 billion in 2013. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Virginia Hard Cider Festival
Sept. 17  Nothing says fall quite like cider. Get a taste of its harder side at the annual Virginia Hard Cider Festival. Visit the event’s website for more information. (AP Photo) (AP/Mike Groll)
McIntosh apples hang on a tree, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 at Carlson Orchards, in Harvard, Mass. As summer winds down in New England, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop. According to the U.S. Apple Association, the six-state harvest is expected to be about 14 percent higher than last year. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
17th Annual Apple Butter Celebration
Sept. 17  Watch the process of making apple butter from start to finish — plus get a taste when it’s all done at the annual Apple Butter Celebration at Skyland. Visit the event’s website for more information. (AP Photo) (AP/Steven Senne)
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Sept. 17  It’s the biggest beer celebration of the year. This year’s Snallygaster festival will pour more than 350 craft beers, plus food and live music. Visit the event’s website for more information. (Courtesy Snallygaster)  
Virginia-produced wines will be discounted at certain stores this month for Virginia Wine Month.  (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)
The Maryland Wine Festival 
Sept. 17 & 18  Virginia isn’t the only local state with a booming wine country. Taste what Maryland has to offer at the annual Maryland Wine Festival. Visit the event’s website for more information. (Getty Images) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Dave Kolpack)
This Feb. 20, 2016 photo shows the Heurich House Museum, known as "the brewmaster's castle," in Washington, D.C.'s Dupont Circle neighborhood. The museum is a 31-room Victorian mansion built in the 1890s by Christian Heurich, a German-born beer maker. On the left is an ad for a new beer being launched this spring by a local company called DC Brau, inspired by Heurich's legacy, and on the right is a room in the house with original furnishings, with visitors on a house tour reflected in the mirror. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
Oktoberfest at Heurich House 
Sept. 17  D.C.’s historic brewery throws an annual beer festival. Visit the event’s website for more information. (AP Photo) (AP)
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H Street Festival 
Sept. 17  Expect plenty of food and a day’s worth of live performances at the annual H Street Festival. Visit the event’s website for more information. (WTOP/Sarah Beth Hensley) (WTOP/Sarah Beth Hensley, file)
Cox Farms Fall Festival
Opening weekend Sept. 24-25  It’s all about family fun and fall food at the Cox Farms Fall Festival in Chantilly, Virginia. Opening weekend is Sept. 24 and 25.  Visit the event’s website for more information. (Courtesy Cox Farms/ Jason Hornick) (Courtesy Cox Farms/ Jason Hornick)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22:  Riedel Wine Glass on the display at Wine Spectator Wine Seminar "Blending The Rules" Featuring JUSTIN & Landmark Vineyards during the 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE at the Miami Beach Convention Center on February 22, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Carlos Barrios/Getty Images For SOBEWFF)
Uncorked DC 
Sept. 24 Expect more than 50 wineries, live music and gourmet food trucks at Uncorked DC at the D.C. Armory. Visit the event’s website for more information. (Getty Images) (Getty Images For SBWFF/Carlos Barrios)
Ilyas Aksu of Miami makes a cup of traditional Turkish coffee while working at a food booth at the Florida Turkish Festival, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The two-day festival, which features traditional dance, music and food runs through Sunday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Turkish Festival
Sept. 25  Experience Turkish cuisine — and coffee — at the annual Turkish Festival. Visit the event’s website for more information. (AP/Wilfredo Lee) (AP/Wilfredo Lee)
A young man poses with beer mugs at the second weekend in the 'Hofbraeuhaus beer tent' at the famous beer festival Oktoberfest in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. The world's largest beer festival will be held from Sept. 22 to Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Frederick’s Oktoberfest 
Oct. 1 & 2 The region’s most authentic Oktoberfest is back. Experience bratwurst, beer and dancing at the annual Oktoberfest. Visit the event’s website for more information. (AP Photo) (AP/Matthias Schrader)
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Taste of Georgetown 
Oct. 1 More than 30 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants are coming together for this annual festival. Visit the event’s website for more information. (Courtesy Taste of Georgetown, Sam Kittner) (Courtesy Taste of Georgetown, Sam Kittner)
This Oct. 23, 2014 photo shows tapas at the Jaleo restaurant in Bethesda, Md. The tapas menu by chef Jose Andres offers numerous choices of flavorful small plates inspired by Spanish cuisine, made with simple but authentic ingredients. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
Taste of Bethesda 
Oct. 1  Expect more than 60 restaurants and five stages of entertainment at the annual Taste of Bethesda festival. Visit the event’s website for more information. (AP Photo) (AP)
This Oct. 2, 2013 photo shows hop flowers that are both ornamental and edible in a garden in Langley, Wash. Hops are an easy-to-grow perennial that greatly enhance a beer’s flavor when picked fresh. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
The Hops & Harvest Festival
Oct. 8  More than 25 local breweries — plus a handful of local food businesses — are joining up for this festival in Columbia, Maryland. Visit the event’s website for more information. (AP/Dean Fosdick) (AP/Dean Fosdick)
Mount Vernon in Alexandria will be free to visitors Monday for a George Washington Birthday celebration. (Courtesy Mount Vernon)
Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour 
Oct. 7, 8, 9 George Washington’s former home is the current site of one of the region’s best wine festivals. Visit the event’s website for more information. (File Photo/Courtesy Mount Vernon) ((Courtesy Mount Vernon))
In this May 7, 2011 photo, workers make oyster and shrimp po-boy sandwiches in the Vucinovich's Restaurant food booth at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Food is a popular draw at the annual festival, and vendors must try out to have the chance to sell their products. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
44th Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival
Oct. 8 
For a shucking good time, head to Chincoteague this fall for the annual oyster festival. Visit the event’s website for more information. (Associated Press/Patrick Semansky) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Patrick Semansky)
A waitress serves traditional food at the second weekend in the 'Hofbraeuhaus beer tent' at the famous beer festival Oktoberfest in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. The world's largest beer festival will be held from Sept. 22 to Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Oktoberfest Reston
Oct. 8 
Check out the authentic German beer, food and entertainment this October at the Reston Oktoberfest. Visit the event’s website for more information. (AP Photo) (AP/Matthias Schrader)
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Taste of DC 
Oct. 8 & 9 D.C.’s biggest food festival is back this fall for a two-day extravaganza. Visit the event’s website for more information. (Courtesy Taste of DC)
LONDON - AUGUST 01:  A pint of beer is served at The Great British Beer Festival on August 1, 2006 in London. The Great British Beer Festival runs from August 1-5, 2006 at London's Earl's Court and will serve up to 500 different types of real ale, cider and bottled beers.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
NOVA Brewfest 
Oct. 15 & 16 Taste pours from Northern Virginia’s best breweries. Visit the event’s website for more information. (Getty Images/Peter Macdiarmid) (Getty Images/Peter Macdiarmid)
This Oct. 5, 2015 photo shows Strongbow's hard cider in Concord, N.H. Cider typically is lower in alcohol than wine, averaging 5 to 7 percent, but has enough acid and tannins to cleanse and refresh the palate for the next bite. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Rock the Core Cider Festival
Oct. 29  This D.C. festival celebrates all things cider, with more than 30 different varieties. Visit the event’s website for more information. (AP/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
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In this May 30, 2014 picture, Wallie Leung, back left, and his wife Jenny eat an order of crabs at Jimmy Cantler’s Riverside Inn in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A pint of beer is poured at the Great British Beer Festival, at Olympia in London, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. The five day event is organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), with over 900 real ales, ciders, perries and international beers on offer.  (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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David King, owner of the King Family Vineyards and board chairman of the state-run Virginia Wine Distribution Co., is seen in his barrel room on Wednesday, May 7, 2008, in Crozet, Va. The nonprofit distribution company retains the three-tier system used by a majority of states following the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 that takes the wine from the winery to the wholesaler to the retailer. (AP Photo/Lisa Billings)
In this Oct. 14, 2014 photo, Perry Loyola sorts apples before they are pressed for juice and used for cider at Samascott Orchards in Kinderhook, N.Y. Apple growers are tapping into the hard cider revenue stream after sales of hard cider in the U.S. have tripled over the last three years to $1.3 billion in 2013. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
McIntosh apples hang on a tree, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 at Carlson Orchards, in Harvard, Mass. As summer winds down in New England, apple-picking season is gearing up with growers forecasting a bumper crop. According to the U.S. Apple Association, the six-state harvest is expected to be about 14 percent higher than last year. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Virginia-produced wines will be discounted at certain stores this month for Virginia Wine Month.  (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)
This Feb. 20, 2016 photo shows the Heurich House Museum, known as "the brewmaster's castle," in Washington, D.C.'s Dupont Circle neighborhood. The museum is a 31-room Victorian mansion built in the 1890s by Christian Heurich, a German-born beer maker. On the left is an ad for a new beer being launched this spring by a local company called DC Brau, inspired by Heurich's legacy, and on the right is a room in the house with original furnishings, with visitors on a house tour reflected in the mirror. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
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MIAMI BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22:  Riedel Wine Glass on the display at Wine Spectator Wine Seminar "Blending The Rules" Featuring JUSTIN & Landmark Vineyards during the 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE at the Miami Beach Convention Center on February 22, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Carlos Barrios/Getty Images For SOBEWFF)
Ilyas Aksu of Miami makes a cup of traditional Turkish coffee while working at a food booth at the Florida Turkish Festival, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The two-day festival, which features traditional dance, music and food runs through Sunday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
A young man poses with beer mugs at the second weekend in the 'Hofbraeuhaus beer tent' at the famous beer festival Oktoberfest in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. The world's largest beer festival will be held from Sept. 22 to Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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This Oct. 23, 2014 photo shows tapas at the Jaleo restaurant in Bethesda, Md. The tapas menu by chef Jose Andres offers numerous choices of flavorful small plates inspired by Spanish cuisine, made with simple but authentic ingredients. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
This Oct. 2, 2013 photo shows hop flowers that are both ornamental and edible in a garden in Langley, Wash. Hops are an easy-to-grow perennial that greatly enhance a beer’s flavor when picked fresh. (AP Photo/Dean Fosdick)
Mount Vernon in Alexandria will be free to visitors Monday for a George Washington Birthday celebration. (Courtesy Mount Vernon)
In this May 7, 2011 photo, workers make oyster and shrimp po-boy sandwiches in the Vucinovich's Restaurant food booth at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Food is a popular draw at the annual festival, and vendors must try out to have the chance to sell their products. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A waitress serves traditional food at the second weekend in the 'Hofbraeuhaus beer tent' at the famous beer festival Oktoberfest in Munich, southern Germany, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. The world's largest beer festival will be held from Sept. 22 to Oct. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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LONDON - AUGUST 01:  A pint of beer is served at The Great British Beer Festival on August 1, 2006 in London. The Great British Beer Festival runs from August 1-5, 2006 at London's Earl's Court and will serve up to 500 different types of real ale, cider and bottled beers.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
This Oct. 5, 2015 photo shows Strongbow's hard cider in Concord, N.H. Cider typically is lower in alcohol than wine, averaging 5 to 7 percent, but has enough acid and tannins to cleanse and refresh the palate for the next bite. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

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