Every Friday I pick the best culinary events in the DC area for my readers to enjoy. This weekend there are some great events to attend in and around the DC metro area.  This is the weekend of the county fair.  Both Loudon and Fairfax are having their county fairs.

Loudon County Fair – Friday Thru Saturday (July 31-August 1)

A traditional county fair featuring a demoliton derby, extreme motorcyclists, bull riding, circus thrill show and carnival rides.  On Saturday they will be announcing the winner of the kiss a pig contest.  Yep, the person that raises the most money gets to lock lips with a pig.  Saturday also features cooking demonstrations and a donut eating contest at 2:30.  Maybe I will head over there to get some donuts.

Gates open at 8:30 am and goes on to past 10 pm.

Loudoun County Fairgrounds
17558 Dry Mill Road
, VA 20175


For more events this weekend

Fairfax County 4-H Fair – Saturday and Sunday (August 1-2)

The 61st Annual 4-H Fair and the Frying Pan Park Farm Show will be held on August 1st and 2nd, 2009 at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia.  There will be farm animals, rides and of course, fair food.

Fair and Farm Show hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2009, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2009.

The fairgrounds are located at Frying Pan Park. The park can be reached by taking Beltway Exit 49 (Rt. 66 West) to Rt. 50 west exit. Follow Rt. 50 west to right on Fairfax County Parkway until it meets West Ox Road. Turn left on West Ox Road and follow it to the park entrance on the right.


Bethesda Chevy Chase Restaurant Week -Friday thru Sunday (July 31-August 2)

I love a good Restaurant Week.  You can try out some amazing restaurants for an even more amazing price.  Bethesda Chevy Chase Restaurant Week returns to offer prix fixe lunch and/or dinner menus at 31 Bethesda area restaurants. A two-course lunch is $12 or $15 and three-course dinner is $25 or $30.

For a list of restaurants participating this year check out the following link.


Reston Asian Festival – Saturday and Sunday (August 1-2)

Asian Festival extravaganza aims to promote diverse cultures and celebrate traditions and talents from the Asian continent. The Festival aims to bring together people from various cultural backgrounds, to promote peace, harmony and unity. Each participating country will showcase its unique music, dance, food, fashion, handicrafts and other products under the single largest structure in Northern Virginia.  Features the Singha Beer garden with beer and live entertainment.

Hours: Saturday 10am – 10 pm & Sunday 11am – 6pm

Spike’d Sundays – Sunday (July 26)

If you didn’t go last week, Former “Top Chef” Spike Mendelsohn hosts this summer-long pool party, with burgers, drinks and swimming. Located at Best Western Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St SW, Washington, DC. Entry is $10 and includes a Spike Burger.


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Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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