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Dates, Details Set for Fall Beer and Wine Festivals

by Scott Brodbeck July 28, 2010 at 10:40 am 1,943 2 Comments

Together with the start of football season, Crystal City’s Vintage Crystal wine festival and Shirlington’s Oktoberfest are two of the only reasons I can think about the end of summer without getting inconsolably depressed. Luckily, both will be back this year.

Vintage Crystal is back with the same Latin flavor as last year. The fourth annual festival will feature wine and tequila tastings, all-you-can-eat tapas from more than 20 local restaurants, Latin American music and salsa dancing.

Tickets are $20 and come with a complimentary wine glass.

The festival will take place from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 19.

The Shirlington Oktoberfest — also known as “the greatest thing to ever happen in Shirlington” — will return on Saturday, October 2, 2010. From 12:00 to 6:00 p.m., more than 30 different breweries will be pouring their best suds (in 4 oz. increments) for a fun-loving crowd that usually numbers in the thousands. There will also be food from local vendors and an authentic German band.

The event, sponsored by Capital City Brewing Co., is now in its tenth year. Tickets cost $25.

  • Chris

    Vintage Crystal was a blast last year. I highly recommend it.

  • Sarah

    Not looking forward to Vintage Crystal. The event is being set up next to my bedroom window in the 220 20th parking lot (literally. My apartment is on the ground floor, so I can either sit in the dark so people don’t look in my apartment. Don’t want to deal with the noise either.) Wish I got at least free tickets for being disturbed.

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