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October 3, 2009, Durham, NC:
14th World Beer Festival Durham
October 3, 2009, Fredericksburg, VA:
7th Annual Capital Ale House Oktoberfest
October 3, 2009, Shirlington, VA:
10th annual Mid-Atlantic Oktoberfest
That's right, they are all on October 3. I'll be attending the World Beer Festival in Durham. That's a "guys' weekend" for me and some buddies. So that eliminates the options to attend the other two. I hope all you local beer fans will come out and support the Capital Ale House Oktoberfest. There's been some local opposition, so come out and show the downtown merchants you support these types of events. I suppose in theory, it might be possible to hit both the Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia events the same day. Theoretical, not practical. What's a beer lover to do? Be happy that there are so many options, that's what!
If you are so inclined, the Fredericksburg Wine Festival is also taking place that weekend.