Things to Do in the D.C. Metro Area This Fall
The fun doesn’t stop once summer comes to an end! That’s especially true for the D.C. metro area, which is home to an incredible variety of events and happenings throughout the fall. Here are some of our favorites:
Maryland Renaissance Festival
The Maryland Renaissance Festival is already in full swing and is open through the end of October. This renowned ren fest features enough food, entertainment and interesting sights that you’ll have plenty of stories to share long after the festival is over. If you live in the Odenton or Crofton area, this fantastic event is just about 10 minutes from you.
Beer, food, music. What else do you need? The D.C. metro area is home to several popular Oktoberfest events throughout the fall months. You could check out the family-friendly Oktoberfest event in Fort Belvoir, a more authentic experience in Frederick, Maryland, or ride the Metro downtown to Biergarten Haus on H Street in D.C.
Taste of Bethesda
Not far from Potomac Highlands in Montgomery County, MD, “Taste of Bethesda” brings together more than 60 restaurants, five stages of entertainment and more than 40,000 hungry attendees every year for this famous annual event. This year, it’s scheduled for Saturday, October 7. Admission is free, and tasting tickets are sold at the event for $5 per bundle.
The Nats, ‘Skins, Wizards and More
Fall is one of the absolute best times of the year to be a sports fan, especially in Washington, D.C. The Washington Redskins, D.C. United, Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals and, if all goes well, the Washington Nationals will all be playing throughout the month of October and beyond.
Best of all, D.C.’s sports venues are set up around the city’s robust Metro system, which is an integral element of life at the Glenmont MetroCentre community.
Harvest Festival at Agricultural History Farm Park
Bring the whole family for an entire day of fun at Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood, MD. This annual event invites you to experience farm life as it was in the 1850s all the way to present day through hands-on activities, games and demonstrations, plus music, crafts and plenty of food.
Admission is just $15 per car — and if you live at Cabin Branch, this event is just a short drive away!
Have any other fun fall recommendations? Let us know in the comments below!
How to visit and enter these homes without an appointment:
- Look for the COME ON IN! sign on a participating home.
- Download and use the NterNow app on your smartphone to get a one-time access code — or simply call the phone number on the sign.
- Enter the access code on the lock and that’s it! Just walk in and enjoy your tour.
- When you’re ready to leave, simply close the door behind you.