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Weekend Planner: Axe-Throwing, Lego Brickfair, 4-H Farm Show & Carnival, and more

Immerse yourself in everything Lego at the Brickfair this Saturday and Sunday at the Dulles Expo Center. (Photo: AP Images for Lego)
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Here are some of this weekend’s highlights:

FRIDAY

• The name says it all. It’s the 66th annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair, Farm Show and Carnival. Frying Pan Park, Herndon, Va. (Details: fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fpp).

• Food and music. It’s the inaugural “Appetite: A Gastronomic Experience.” Strathmore. (Details: strathmore.org/appetite).

Mary Chapin Carpenter, the five-time Grammy winner who spent much of her life in the D.C. area, hits Wolf Trap for an 8:15 p.m. show. (Details: wolftrap.org).

• You don’t have to salute. It’s Downrange: Rockin’ on the Steps. The. U.S. Army Band. West steps of the Capitol. 8 p.m. (Details: usarmyband.com).

• The Philadelphia Phillies visit the Nats. 7 p.m., Nationals Park. (Details: nationals.com).

SATURDAY

• Lego fans unite! It’s Brickfair. Dulles Expo Center. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Details: brickfair.com).

Fairfax County 4-H Fair, Farm Show and Carnival. Frying Pan Park, Herndon, Va. (Details: fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fpp).

• Well, this one’s different. It’s the fourth annual Lizzie Borden-Axe Throwing Contest. American Legion Post 130. 400 N. Oak Street. Falls Church, Va. (Details: post130.org).

Yo-Yo Ma. Wolftrap. 8:15. It’s sold out but there’s always a way. Details: wolftrap.org).

Phillies at Nats. 7 p.m. (Details: nationals.com).

 

SUNDAY

• Calling all Deadheads. It’s the Dark Star Orchestra, and it’s one of the closest things one can find these days that re-creates the atmostphere of a Grateful Dead concert. 7 p.m., Wolf Trap. (Details: wolftrap.org).

“Appetite: A Gastronomic Experience.” Strathmore. (Details: strathmore.org/appetite).

Fairfax County 4-H Fair, Farm Show and Carnival. Frying Pan Park, Herndon, Va. (Details: fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/fpp).

Brickfair. Dulles Expo Center. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Details: brickfair.com). 

Phillies at Nats. 1:30 p.m. (Details: nationals.com).

 

ALSO: ’Tis the season for county fairs. This site has a comprehensive rundown.

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