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Celebrity Chef Demos, Beer Festivals and More

The weekend in food events

Christina Tosi
Christina Tosi

1) Piketoberfest

What: This fall festival will have a beer garden hosted by Birch & Barley and ChurchKey, two live bands and food from &pizza, Del Frisco's, Summer House and more. It's free and open to the public. Find more information here.

Where: Pike & Rose

11580 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, Md.

When: Sunday at 12 p.m.

2) LoCo Brew Fest

What: Sample beers from more than a dozen breweries from Loudoun County at this festival. General Admission is $20 and includes five drink tokens and a souvenir tasting glass.

Where: Lost Rhino Brewing Company

21730 Red Rum Dr. Suite 147, Ashuburn, Va.

When: Saturday at 1 p.m.

3) Marathon Special

What: Graffiato is giving a free glass of Prosecco to anyone who finishes the Marine Corps Marathon.

Where: Graffiato

707 6th St NW

When: Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

4) Cathedral Heights Fall Festival & Craft Beer Showcase

What: This free community event will have craft beer tastings and food by Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar, Raku, Cactus Cafe, Café Deluxe, Grilled Oyster Company and others. Entertainment includes dance performances and kids' activities like a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, inflatable slide, and fall crafts. Find more information here.

Where: Cathedral Commons

3401 Idaho Ave NW

When: Saturday at 11 a.m.

5) MetroCooking DC Show

What: Cooking demos and book signings by celebrity chefs like Giada De Laurentiis, Christina Tosi, David Guas, Bryan Voltaggio and  Michael Symon. The full schedule of events with ticket prices is available here.

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center

801 Mt Vernon Pl. NW

When: Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m.

Also this weekend: Anxo Cider Club, Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty exhibition opening party at the Smithsonian American Art Museum