It is getting close to fall and that means Apple and Pumpkin picking.  Below I have listed a few of the pick-your-0wn Farms in the DC area.  Don’t forget about H Street Festival and the Crystal City Wine Festival.  Nothing beats a wine festival that is metro accessible.

Pick Your Own Apples and Pumpkins

Heartland Orchards

3064 Hartland Lane,  Markham, VA 22643

540.364.2316

http://www.hartlandorchard.com/

Homestead Farm

15600 Sugarland Road, Poolesville, Maryland 20837

301.977.3761

http://www.homestead-farm.net/

Larriland Farm

2415 Woodbine Road | Woodbine, MD 21797

301.854.6110

http://www.pickyourown.com/

H Street Festival – Saturday (Sept. 18)

Food, Art, Music and Urban Sports.  Should be a great day to go and walk around.

Location – 1000-1300 blocks of H street NE

Hours of Operation – Noon till 6PM

http://www.hstreetfestival2010.com/

Vintage Crystal City

Sep 19, 2010 2:00pm – Sep 19, 2010 6:00pm

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is turning up the heat with the return of the flavor-filled fourth annual Vintage Crystal. The spice is back with more wines, food, music and dancing. Building on last year’s Latin-themed success, Crystal City will once again be serving up tasty tapas, tempting tequila, and a ton of fun.

While enjoying more than 30 different wines hailing from Spain and South America, visitors to the festival can taste complimentary dishes from local favorites including Cabot Creamery, Café Pizzaiolo, CC Bistro, Domaso, Hamburger Hamlet, Jaleo Crystal City and Wine Shop, King Street Blues, Kora, Lebanese Taverna, Morton’s, Portofino Restaurant, Restaurant Mez, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Salsa La Glorias, Slice N Dice, Tagolio Pizzeria & Enoteca and Zpizza.

The Latin flavor doesn’t end with just the food and drink – jazz will fill the air and local Latin American dance groups take the stage. Attendees can join in the fun with Rumba, Salsa, Samba and Cha-Cha-Cha lessons from the Salsa Room.

Tickets cost $20 for drinks and food, and $10 for food only, and include unlimited tastings. $20 tickets also include a complimentary wine glass.

http://crystalcity.org/do/vintage-crystal1

Have a great Weekend!

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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