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Food Festivals in the Washington, DC Area

Food festivals are held throughout the year at a variety of places in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Enjoy tasting a variety of cuisines at these annual food festivals in the Washington, DC area.

Alexandria Food and Wine Festival
The annual festival in Old Town Alexandria showcases local food and wine with live entertainment, craft vendors and children activities.

Alexandria Restaurant Week
During Alexandria Restaurant Week more than 40 restaurants will be offering special menus and pricing to entice visitors to dine in Alexandria, Virginia, just five miles south of Washington, DC. Alexandria Restaurant Week is a great time to try a new restaurant at reduced prices.

Belgian Restaurant Week – Washington DC
Each July local Belgian restaurants offer special menus featuring frîtes, mussels, beer and savory meals at reduced prices.

Bethesda Chevy Chase Restaurant Week
Experience Bethesda, Maryland's best restaurants at affordable prices. More than 30 of Bethesda's finest restaurants will be offering lunches for $15 and dinners for $30.00 for this gourmet event.

Capital Wine Festival in Washington DC
The Capital Wine Festival is a two-month long festival in Washington DC that brings together winemakers and wine enthusiasts to celebrate great wine from around the globe paired with seasonal cuisine.

Chocolate Lovers Festival in Fairfax, Virginia
The Chocolate Lovers Festival is an annual two day event held each year in February in Old Town Fairfax. Chocolate Challenge, Taste of Chocolate, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, and more.

DC101 Chili Cook-Off - Washington DC
The annual food and music festival raises funds to support programs of the National Kidney Foundation.

Epicurience Virginia: A Wine & Food Festival in Loudoun County, VA
The food and wine festival is held on Labor Day weekend at multiple venues throughout Loudoun County, Virginia. The signature event is the Grand Tasting at the Morven Park Estate in Leesburg.

Germantown Oktoberfest
The Oktoberfest in Germantown, Maryland includes live music and performances, food, children’s games and inflatables, exhibits by local crafters, artists and businesses, roaming entertainment, beer, dancing and fireworks.

Howard County Restaurant Weeks
Enjoy locally grown products while supporting local farmers and trying new restaurants in Howard County, Maryland.

Maryland Seafood Festival - Annapolis
The Maryland Seafood Festival is an Annapolis tradition with great food, music, and family fun. Marylands greatest restaurateurs and chefs participate in a weekend festival showcasing great Maryland seafood including crabs, oysters, and a wide variety of fish.

Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show
Washington, DC Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show at the Washington Convention Center focuses on food and entertaining. Find, dates, times, schedules and ticket information.

Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tours
Mount Vernon’s Wine Festival & Sunset Tour celebrates the history of wine in Virginia with special evening tours of the Mansion and cellar, appearances by “George and Martha Washington”, and live jazz on the east lawn of George Washington's Mount Vernon home.

National Capital Barbecue Battle
If you love barbecue you’ll love the food samples, cooking demonstrations, interactive displays and children’s activities at this sizzling summer festival in Washington, DC.

National Harbor Food and Wine Festival
National Harbor Food and Wine Festival includes more than 70 exhibitors representing the Chesapeake region’s diverse restaurants, food crafters, wineries, breweries and wine and beer retailers. A bazaar-style emporium will feature gourmet foods, specialty wines, cutlery, glassware, handcrafted accessories, high-end kitchen equipment, cookware,...

Northern Virginia Summer Brewfest
Northern Virginia Summer BrewFest, a Virginia beer festival with food, live music and children’s activities. The Brewfest is held at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia.

Restaurant Weeks in Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia

Restaurant Weeks provide prix-fixe menus at reduced prices at fabulous restaurants across the country. They are becoming very popular and there are now several communities offering special promotions in the Washington DC Area. See a guide to the Restaurant Weeks in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Rockville Restaurant Week
During the Rockville Restaurant Week, it is a good time to try something new. A wide variety of restaurants in Rockville, Maryland will offer pre-fixed meals, lunches for $10 and dinners for $25.

Taste of Bethesda
Taste of Bethesda, an annual food and music festival held each Ocotber in Bethesda, Maryland, sample foods and live entertainment

Taste of DC – A Washington DC Food Event
Learn about the Taste of DC, a food, wine, beer and music festival in Washington, DC. Find out how to attend and the highlights of the Taste of DC.

Taste of Georgetown
This fall food festival features samples of more than 25 of Georgetown’s most distinguished restaurants, live music, wine tasting and children’s activities.

Taste of Wheaton
Learn about the annual food festival in Wheaton Maryland offering samples from local restaurants, live musical performances and kids activities.

Vintage Virginia Wine Festival
The Vintage Virginia Wine Festival in Centreville, Virginia, features tastings 50 wineries including over 250 award-winning Virginia wines, educational seminars on food pairing, fine art exhibits, children’s activities, food and live entertainment.

Washington, DC International Food & Wine Festival
At the Washington, DC International Food & Wine Festival, sample wines from over 280 domestic and international winemakers, seminars and gourmet food tastings.

Washington, DC Restaurant Week
During Restaurant Week, more than 100 of the Washington, DCs finest restaurants offer 3-course meals at reduced prices.

Embassy Chef Challenge
The Embassy Chef Challenge at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is a friendly competition and part of Passport DC.

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