Wine was once such an expensive commodity that the rich conspicuously spilled it on their golden capes instead of wasting it invisibly in their stomachs. Get enough wine to braggadociously spill it on yourself with today's Groupon for a two-day ticket to Great Grapes! a wine, arts, and food festival in Reston, VA. The fourth annual celebration takes place in the Reston Town Center from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25.
Swill and sip selections from 20 local wineries, get up close to Virginia wine country, and peruse the wares of around 60 different crafters and artists. This year's festival has scheduled live cooking and wine-pairing seminars, music, complimentary parking, and unlimited samples of more than 200 Virginia wines from participating wineries. Activity booths and a craft area entertain the underage (children under 12 receive free admission). A two-day ticket also includes a take-home souvenir glass.
Tysons Fall Harvest
It may be the inaugural year of Tysons Fall Harvest, but it already has the docket to rival any well-established fall festival. This family-friendly event will keep kids entertained with plenty of activities, from pony rides and petting zoos to a hay maze and pumpkin carving. Those who need to brush up on their carving skills can sit in on demonstrations from master pumpkin carvers or head to the craft corner to paint or just hug a gourd that escaped.
Even without kids in tow, adults will have plenty to do, including visiting the wine and beer garden for unlimited samples when they purchase a tasting glass, as well as shopping a marketplace with pumpkins and fall decor. They might even consider dropping by Rocknoceros's set at the live-music stage; they might be a kids' band, but their acclaim has landed them gigs at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and the Kennedy Center. A portion of the Harvest's proceeds will benefit the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation.
11811 Freedom Dr.
Reston, Virginia 20190Get Directions