Make sure to check out the DC curbside cook-off today. Who doesn’t love a little street meat for lunch and/or dinner. It is going to be a beautiful weekend. 70’s and sunny. Who could ask for more. This might be the last weekend to pick apples. It is winding down. Have a great weekend!

  • Sugar Loaf Crafts Festival — Oct 8, 2010 10:00am – Oct 10, 2010 6:00pm
    Lovers of fine crafts and art will find more than 250 top artisans displaying and selling their unique creations in pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, home décor, furniture and home accessories, items for the garden, and photography. In addition to top national artists, the Festival will also introduce new and emerging artists showcasing the latest trends in handmade fashion and accessories, statement jewelry and fine art.

    The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival experience is enhanced with dozens of specialty gourmet foods available for sampling and purchasing. This show features German-style almonds, soup mixes, English toffee, fresh breads and so much more.

  • DC Curbside Cookoff — Oct 8, 2010 11:30am – Oct 8, 2010 8:00pm
    The District’s 20 most popular street vendors will converge in downtown DC today and tomorrow for two full days of art, music, dance and of course the best …food the vendors have to offer. AND IT ALL STARTS RIGHT NOW (admission is free!)

    The Department of Consumer and Affairs (DCRA), in proud partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Brightest Young Things, and the Downtown BID, presents the city’s first annual Curbside Cookoff.

    The vendors invited to participate were selected from a week-long online open voting process and the vendors chosen can satisfy anyone’s cravings including:

    Red Hook Lobster Truck
    DC Slices
    District Taco
    Eat Wonky
    BBQ Bandidos
    Yellow Cart
    Pedro and Vinny’s Burrito Cart
    Curbside Cupcakes
    DC Empanadas
    Eat Sauca
    El Floridano
    Fojol Bros.
    Food Chain DC
    Fry Captain
    Yellow Truck
    Pleasant Pops
    Rebel Heroes
    Sweet Bites
    Sweetflow Mobile
    Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite vendor on-site via paper ballot and via American Idol-style SMS text messaging. More details on the voting process will be announced in the next few days.

    Curbside Cool: A calming afternoon of music and yoga with Yoga Artist Julie Eisenberg. There’s a yoga pose to help you digest all that food you’re sampling! In the crowd, more artists to keep the cool vibe include the “Acro-Yogis” and Pastorale.

    Curbside Culture: An electrifying experience of percussive dance and drum featuring a stage performance by Farafina Kan and dance demonstrations with crowd participation by Sahara Dance and Farafina Kan.

Pick Your Own Apples and Pumpkins

Heartland Orchards

3064 Hartland Lane, Markham, VA 22643


Homestead Farm

15600 Sugarland Road, Poolesville, Maryland 20837


Larriland Farm

2415 Woodbine Road | Woodbine, MD 21797


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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