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NoVa Brewfest; "Shuck It," Burger Battle and More

All the best weekend food events.

Brainfood Burger Battle
Brainfood Burger Battle
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

1) Northern Virginia Fall Brewfest

Where: Bull Run Regional Park

7700 Bull Run Drive Centreville, Va.

When: Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

What: The festival will feature microbrews from breweries across America; admission gets six tastings, and each additional ticket is $1. There's also a cornhole tournament, a cooking with beer demo, food vendors and more. Tickets are $25.

2) Brainfood Burger Battle

Where: Poste, 555 8th St. NW

When: Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

What: This year's fundraiser burger cook-off will find chefs Kyoo Eom, Teddy Folkman, Matt Adler, Will Artley, Nathan Beuchamp, Bertrand Chemel and Mike Matis facing off for burger glory. Tickets start at $75, more info here.

3) Night at the Yards

Where: DC Waterfront Near Nationals Stadium

When: Friday at 7 p.m.

What: More than 25 area restaurants are catering this fundraiser for Living Classrooms. There will be cocktails, a New Orleans band and more. Tickets are $100; more info here.

4) James Beard Night of Culinary Stars

Where: Mandarin Oriental Hotel

When: Friday at 6:30 p.m.

What: This big-ticket event (it's $350 per person) has several D.C. chefs (and out-of-towners) coming together to cook and benefit the James Beard Foundation. Vikram Sunderam, Marjorie Meek-Bradley, Charles Phan from The Slanted Door and more. Additional info here.

5) Tony & Joe's "Shuck It" Festival

Where: 3000 K St. NW Washington, DC

When: Saturday 2-6 p.m.

What: The festival will include craft beers (including local ones), wines, oyster shooters, a pig roast, live music and more. Tickets are $75; more info here.

ALSO THIS WEEKEND: Eno's anniversary party...George Pagonis (recently of Top Chefteaches a class at the Hill Center.