Fulfill Your County-Fair Wishes, Sans Car, At This Fall Fest

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Washington is one of those rare cities that offers just enough urban activities and rural diversions to keep most everyone happy. Think about it: You can catch some world-class music, art, and theater downtown, then find yourself hiking in the Shenandoahs in less than an hour. Hit the ultra-luxe boutiques in Chevy Chase, then wander through a lush vineyard in Virginia. But our favorite out-of-town activities around this time of year are the county fairs happening all around the DMV. However, actually getting to one of them can be a bummer for those without wheels. Luckily, the Barracks Row nabe is hosting a fall festival tomorrow, and the DC State Fair is part of it.
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So, you can catch live music performances, contests for weirdest veggies and best homebrews, and demos on canning and home beekeeping — and all you need to do is hop on the Metro to get there. There's also a classic car exhibition, a petting zoo, trapeze performances...and boozy milkshakes at Ted's Bulletin when you need a break. That should please the city mice and the country mice, right?
When: Tomorrow, September 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. See full schedules here and here.
Where: Barracks Row, Eighth Street SE, near Eastern Market Metro; no phone.
Photo: Courtesy of Barracks Row
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