A wine tasting gives people the chance to try a little of everything, from expanding their palates to finally earning their sommelier merit badges. Sip the next best thing with this Groupon.
$15 for One-Day Ticket and Souvenir Wine Glass ($27 Value)
Each ticket admits one adult to the festival on Saturday, June 1, or Sunday, June 2, from noon to 6 p.m. Admission includes access to unlimited samples, performances, and cooking demos.
Great Grapes Wine, Arts & Food Festival
More than 200 wines from more than 20 Maryland wineries flow freely into souvenir glasses, slaking thirsty throats with unlimited sips as guests nibble artisanal snacks at the Great Grapes Wine, Arts & Food Festival. A schedule of vivacious bands tunes up on the main stage and chefs perform demonstrations, adding pleasing smells and sounds to the overall atmosphere. As kids romp around a children's activity area, adults can learn about tasty wine and food pairings or explore the verdant grounds of Oregon Ridge Park.
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.