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Crab Festivals, Pumpkin Beer Parties, and More Events

The weekend in food-focused fun

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

1) Blue Crab Feast

What: Little Miss Whiskey’s crab festival will feature Founder’s beer, crab and sides, and all-you-can-eat food for $60. More info and tickets here.

Where: Little Miss Whiskey’s, 1104 H St. NE

When: Saturday at 3 p.m.

2) Smashing Pumpkin Beer Fest

What: Find more than ten pumpkin beers, an all pumpkin menu and more at The Black Squirrel.

Where: The Black Squirrel, 2427 18th St. NW

When: Friday at 5 p.m.

3) Epicurience Virginia

What: Loudoun County’s salute to all things local has wines, chef demos, music and more. More info here.

Where: The Barn at One Loudoun in Ashburn

When: Saturday at 1 p.m.

4) Pigstarter

What: Chefs Kyle Bailey, Matt Baker, Katsuya Fukushima, Seng Luangrath and more come together in a salute to Spring House Farm’s meats. Tickets here.

Where: Sixth Engine, 438 Massachusetts Ave. NW

When: Sunday at 6 p.m.

5) Brats and Brews

What: 1905 puts on its own version of Oktoberfest with Meats & Foods sausages, sides, pretzels, DC Brau beers and more.

Where: 1905, 1905 9th St. NW

When: Saturday at 1 p.m.

ALSO THIS WEEKEND: Winemaker dinners at Via Umbria Friday and Saturday...Oysterfest at Brasserie Beck Saturday...Northern Virginia fall brewfest this weekend...Icelandic Week raps up at the St. Regis...last night of service for Fuego Cocina y Tequileria Sunday.