Oktoberfest-style biergarten festival at Heurich House
Heurich House Museum, The Brewmaster’s Castle near Dupont Circle, will have their annual Oktoberfest-style biergarten festival in the museum’s Castle Garden on September 21. The event will feature Senate Beer, which was popularized in the 1890s and is DC’s historic hometown brew, plus brews from several other companies.Owners and representatives of the breweries and cideries will be onsite. Tom Shellhammer from Oregon State Fermentation Science Department will attend a VIP hour. He helped develop the Senate Beer recipe based on historic documents. All tickets include unlimited tastings and full-pours, and a meal from Helga's Catering of grilled bratwurst on a roll (sauerkraut & mustard optional), and a pretzel.
The Annual Taste of Georgetown will take place on September 22 on K Street NW, between Wisconsin Avenue and Thomas Jefferson Street and along the scenic Georgetown Waterfront. The epicurean festival will be celebrating its 26th year with creative tastes from more than 30 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants along with beer and wine. The festival will benefit the Georgetown Ministry Center's Homeless Assistance Programs.The event was started over 20 years ago by Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown.
Image below:A photo of a previous festival by Sam Kittner.
The National Zoo Uncorked will take place on September 12.Throughout the evening, visitors can enjoy unlimited wine tastings, live music and entertainment, an art walk with local artisans, a fun outdoor evening and "that warm fuzzy feeling of helping save animals." The Zoo's Think Tank and Great Cats exhibits will be open late.
The 30th DC Blues Festival will take place on October 13 at the WunderGarten in Northeast D.C. The headliners will be the DC-based Nighthawks and special guest Clarence “The Blues Man” Turner. The Wunder Garten offers craft beer, food trucks, picnic tables, lawn games and nearby parking. The presenters suggest that visitors “Bring your festival chairs and family to enjoy a day of diverse blues styles under a large tent. No tickets required; this is a FREE festival!” The heart of the Nighthawks is harp player and singer Mark Wenner. The festival has been called “a terrific celebration of the blues” and “just a fun-filled, family-friendly, fantastic day of music and dancing in a great setting within the city.” To read more about The Wunder Garten, visit www.wundergartendc.com/ For more info. about the Festival, visitwww.facebook.com/
Night of the Living Zoo - the Zoo's annual adults-only Halloween party- will take place on October 25. "Ghouls and goblins will enjoy craft beer, fare from popular D.C. food trucks, a spooktacular costume contest, and performance artists - while dancing to music at the DJ dance party."
The Smithsonian Women's Committee will present the Craft2WearShow and sale of American-made wearable art on October 4 & 5 at The National Building Museum.The curated show will feature limited edition jewelry, clothing, and accessories by 67 acclaimed artists, including cutting-edge couture of emerging designers and elegant creations by returning favorites. There will be accessories that make great gifts to men, women, children…. and oneself.Proceeds from the show will support education, research, and conservation grants to the Smithsonian’s 9 research centers, 19 museums, and the National Zoo.