Looking for something fun (and inexpensive!) to do over the weekend? You’re in luck! This weekend is jammed packed with fun activities, many of them free! Here is a list of Restaurant/Food Promotions and Family Activities in the DC area, all happening today through Sunday!
Buy 1, Get 1 Free Drinks at Caribou Coffee
Buy 1, Get 1 Free drinks at Caribou Coffee with this coupon on October 13th and 14th. Free drink must be of equal or lesser value than the purchased drink. Not valid on bottled drinks. To find a location near you, click here.
Buy 1, Get 1 Free Subs at Subway
Throughout the month of October, Subway is offering a FREE 6″ sub when you purchase any 6″ sub and drink, before 9 AM. This means, you can grab your morning cup o’ Joe along with a breakfast sandwich, and get your lunch for free! To find a Subway near you, click here.
Buy 1, Get 1 Free Sriracha Chicken at Pei Wei
Pei Wei is announcing their new Sriracha Chicken, and offering a Buy One, Get One Free offer. To get your coupon, sign into your Pei Wei Market account.
Free Popcorn at Angelika Film Center
To celebrate their recent opening, Angelika Film Center Mosaic in Fairfax, VA is offering a coupon for free popcorn. No additional purchase necessary. They offer free ample parking and are walking distance to the Dunn-Loring Metro Stop.
Free Appetizer at T.G.I. Friday’s
Get a free appetizer just for downloading TGI Friday’s mobile app. You will find it in the Happenings section of the mobile app. Already have the app? Your coupon’s waiting for you in the Happenings section, too.
25% Off Any Purchase at Einstein Bros Bagels
Receive 25% off any purchase at Einstein Bros Bagels or FREE bagel poppers with any beverage purchase. Limit one coupon per person. This coupon expires September 24, 2012.
Buy 1, Get 1 Free Sandwich or Smoothie at Burger King
Burger King released a number of printable coupons for Buy 1, Get 1 Free Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches, Whoppers, Original Chicken Sandwiches, and Real Fruit Smoothies. These coupons expire on November 4, 2012.
Free Iced Latte at Wawa
On the road this weekend? Be sure to sign up for Wawa’s email list to get a coupon for a free 16 oz. iced latte!
Free Breakfast at Mimi’s Cafe
Want coupons & deals from Mimi’s? Sign up for their eClub! You’ll get a FREE breakfast (with the purchase of a breakfast entree) just for signing up!
Family Entertainment in Washington, DC
Joshua’s Hands Fall Festival
Head to Waterford, VA this Saturday, October 13, 2012, from 10 AM – 5 PM, for Joshua’s Hands Fall Festival. They will have an old fashioned Spelling Bee, entertainment, hay rides, three-legged races, demonstrations, a petting farm and so much more! Their carnival style games are always a hit, and everyone wins prizes. And their teen challenge course is a ton of fun. Volunteer opportunities are also available. An auction will be held at 2PM to support the work of Joshua’s Hands. DONATIONS cheerfully accepted:-) Come share in the joy of autumn. Bring a friend and wear your jeans. On Route 9 by Rt 287. 38327 Charles Town Pike Waterford, VA
Purcellville Town-Wide Tag Sale
This weekend, October 13 & 14, Purcellville is hosting their annual Tag Sale, which includes yard sales throughout Town, the Purcellville Library Fall Book Sale, and a centralized vendor lot with nearly 100 vendors at Fireman’s Field in the heart of Purcellville. The other event is the Antique Flea, a juried event, running three-days and located on Main Street. The Town-wide Tag Sale will be held on October 13 (8 – 4) & 14 (10 – 4). The Antique Flea Market will be held on October 12, 13 & 14 (open ’til 5 pm all days).
Pumpkin Picking at Wegmeyer Farms
They are open Thursday- Sunday from 10 to 6 each day. As always, there is no admission fee and pumpkins are 50 cents per pound. The corn maze is open when the farm is open weather permitting, and the cost is $5 per person (2 and under free). Their scenic and fun educational hayride will be running all day on Saturday and Sunday. The charge per person is $5 (2 and under free). For those that want to do both the hayride and corn maze, the discounted price is $8 total.
Apple Picking at Marker Miller Orchards
Available for pick your own this week: Ida Red, Stayman, Granny Smith, Nittany, Rome, York, and Fuji. There are also plenty of pumpkins to choose from. Inside the market we have 13 varieties of apples, winter squash, turnips, and sweet corn. The weather is perfect for apple cider donuts, fresh made fudge, and hot apple cider!
36th Annual Fall Fairfax Festival
The City of Fairfax would like to invite you to join in celebrating the 36th annual Fall Festival, on Saturday, October 13th, from 10 AM to 5 PM (in case of rain, join them on October 14th). What started out as a small market for artisans to display their wares has grown to a festival with over 400 arts, crafts, information, food & gourmet food vendors, children’s activities and three stages of music and entertainment for all ages. Free Admission to the festival.
Sugarloaf Craft Festival in Gaithersburg, MD
The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will return to Gaithersburg, Maryland, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 12-14, 2012, with 250 artists from around the country offering their one-of-a-kind handmade creations. The award-winning Festival at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, will showcase fine contemporary crafts and affordable art that captures the atmosphere of fall and the upcoming holiday season. The jury-selected artists will personally show and sell their latest work at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in ceramics and pottery, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, metal, fashion, photography, fiber and fine art. The show will also feature live music, Middle Earth’s costume storytelling (providing popular children’s entertainment), and delicious specialty gourmet foods available for sampling and purchasing. It will be held Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 from 10 AM to 6 PM; and Sunday, October 14 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Adult admission is $8 when purchased online, $10 at the door, and free for children under 12. Admission is good for all three days of the Festival, and free parking is available on site. Also, you can sign up for their emails to get $3 off regular price admission. For more information, including driving directions and admission discounts, go here or call (800) 210-9900.
Long Branch Fall Festival
A fun-filled, action-packed, three-day family celebration unfolds with the 16th anniversary of the Shenandoah Valley Wine & Music Festival on October 12-14, 2012. Held on the spacious lawns and rolling fields of LONG BRANCH in Clarke County, VA. Pumpkin Chunking will be making its debut this year, being the sport of hurling or ‘chucking’ a pumpkin by mechanical means for distance. While Pumpkin Chunking is the main event, it is just the beginning of this unique Festival abundant with children’s activities, live entertainment, artisans and crafters, food vendors, antique fire engines, Virginia Wine Tasting, and so much more.
Patuxent Wildlife Festival
On Saturday, October 13th, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, this FREE family event will feature a variety of entertaining and educational activities for all ages. Children’s musical entertainer Ryan Buckle and Friends will perform for the first time at the Visitor Center, with shows at 11:00 and 12:30. Activities include live animal displays, children’s crafts, tram tours ($), research exhibits, and behind-the-scenes tours of the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center to see endangered whooping cranes, sea ducks and much more! Refreshments available for purchase.
Butler’s Orchard Pumpkin Festival
Every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10 AM – 5 PM, head to Butler’s Orchard for their Pumpkin Festival. Festival admission is $11.00/person, and children 2 and under are free. They offer a corn bin, hayrides, straw maze, corn hole, giant slides, pumpkin coach, pumpkin polls, jump in the hayloft, pedal tractors, pumpkinland, and much more!
Loudoun County Farmers’ Markets
Over the weekend, Loudoun County offers a number of wonderful Farmers’ Markets throughout the area. I attended the Leesburg Market last weekend, and was very pleasantly surprised to find the wealth of fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables they offered! While prices are comparable (or a little more expensive) than you would find in our nearby grocery stores, the produce is definitely fresher and lasts considerably longer. For more information and to find a Farmers’ Market near you, click here.