This Weekend: Thanksgiving Wine Festival, Ride the Turkey Train, Grab a Taste of Fall, and More

See what's happening this weekend around Fairfax County.

Ride the Turkey Train this weekend at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston. (Courtesy Photo)
Ride the Turkey Train this weekend at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston. (Courtesy Photo)

A Christmas Wonderland—Of Shopping. What started out as a very small holiday craft fair back in 1987 has now grown to one of the largest holiday shopping extravaganzas under one roof for miles around. Artists come from all over the United States to be a part of the annual Holiday Craft Show at Fairfax High School. This weekend is the 27th annual event. Shop from hundreds of artisans, and take breaks with hot food and beverages. $5 admission, or $8 for a two-day pass. This Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax City.

A Taste of Fall. 
Fairfax-based FACETS, which helps local families struggling with poverty, will host its annual A Taste of Fall event Saturday. Organizers dscribe it as an evening filled with food, fun, entertainment, and a live and silent auction, all for a good cause. Attendees can sample food and drink from a variety of Fairfax-area restaurants, wineries and breweries. Plus, FACETS will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Tickets $50, purchase here. This Saturday, Nov. 16, 7-9 p.m. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax City.

Thanksgiving Wine Festival: With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Chain Bridge Cellars is hosting a Thanksgiving Wine Festival starting at noon Saturday. Fifteen wines will be available for tasting at the free event, along with bites of turkey, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce so you can find the best pairings. Chain Bridge Cellars is at 1351 Chain Bridge Road in McLean. Click here for more information about the tasting (and Friday's warm-up).

Two Pieces. Catch an early show, or take your time on that tough commute. Andrew Belle + Leagues perform two shows Friday night. Belle is touring in support of his new album, “Black Bear,” and the single “Pieces.” From $15. 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Avenue E., Vienna. See the complete Jammin’ Java schedule.

Rock Royalty. Lisa Marie Presley brings her Southern rock sound to the Wolf Trap. The performance is sure to include music from her 2012 release, “Storm & Grace.” $40. 8 p.m. Saturday. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. See the complete Wolf Trap schedule.

Voices on the Stage. The audience at the Workhouse this weekend will get a special preview of the latest work from playwright God’s Boo. Actors will give a staged reading of  “Choose!!” The play centers on a church congregation held hostage. $10. 8 p.m. Saturday. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. See the complete Workhouse schedule.

Thankful Little Engine. Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Lake Fairfax Park is offering an early dose of family fun. Kids can Ride the Turkey Train, learn Native American hunting skills and make a Thanksgiving craft to take home. $5. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston. See the complete Fairfax County Parks schedule.

All Over the Map. Music students and enthusiasts are going to get quite the lesson this weekend. World Blues at George Mason University features music legend Taj Mahal, performing soulful tunes from across the globe with some friends. From $23. 8 p.m. Friday. Concert Hall, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. See the complete Center for the Arts schedule.

Dr. Do-a-Tour. Inova Medical Group is hosting an open house for its new Fairfax facility. Meet physicians, take a tour and some snacks and refreshments. 5-7 p.m. Thursday. 10530 Rosehaven St. #100, Fairfax.

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