A Destination Experience is defined as a venue so interesting, different, or special that people travel just to be there. The experiences identified within this site featuring the cities of Herndon, Sterling, Loundon and Washington DC were nominated by a panel with over 30 years in the Travel Industry.
Welcome to the Unique Experiences of Northern Virginia.
More than 300 juried artisans from across the country offer fine art,
functional & decorative pottery, handcrafted jewelry, glass, photography,
woven baskets, furniture, decorative arts, collectible dolls, wearable art and
much more. Specialty food vendors offer gift-packaged gourmet fare such as
steamed puddings, almond pound cakes, party dips, sparkling cider and fruit
cakes. Events Management Group, Inc. works with the Capital Area Food Bank
helping needy families during the holiday season by collecting donations of
canned goods. Receive $1.00 off admission by bringing a canned food donation for
the Capital Area Food Bank.
Tuesday 10am - 3pm Wednesday 10am - 2pm (Please Note: Educational
Conference sessions begin at 9am both days)
Free to Building & Facility Management and Maintenance
Capital Building & Facility Maintenance Show &
The Capital Building & Facility Maintenance Show is positioned to serve
the needs of Facility Management and Maintenance professionals from across this
region. Our free two-day trade show also feature seminars designed to bring the
latest information on the products, technologies and services todays maintenance
and repair operation professionals need.
C & E Gun Shows is dedicated to producing the most professional, safest
and ethical gun shows in the country. We strive to provide our patrons with the
best available selection of firearms, ammo, knives and related merchandise, and
our dealers with the largest crowds of qualified buyers anywhere, while always
doing all we can do to protect the constitution of the United States of America.
Tuesday 10am - 3pm Wednesday 10am - 3pm (Seminars start at 9am both
Build Expo DC
Build Expo is a nationwide construction trade show that promotes
the growth of local construction industry markets across the nation. Our company
would like to invite the construction industry to participate in an event solely
dedicated to connecting buyers, suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers
in a face-to-face forum. We are the only business-to-business construction
industry trade show with FREE admission and over 30 seminars that brings
together every professional in the construction industry. In todays economy, the
construction industry can use every bit of support it can get.
$10 Adults, Ages 12 and under free with accompanying adult.
Classes - Fee
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo
If you love to sew, quilt, machine embroider, knit or
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo is "so you"! The Expo is your
source for creative inspiration and fun. For three days only this annual event
brings nationally recognized sewing educators, more than 150 booths of
hard-to-find fashion and quilt fabric, the latest tools, patterns and notions,
the newest in sewing technology and more. Three stages offer fashion shows,
trunk shows and "how-to" demos along with quilt, wearable art and doll displays.
Most attendees find taking additional classes or workshops complete their Expo
experience, leaving them with new projects and a renewed confidence in their
sewing all year long.
$8.00 Adults, Children
6-12 $1.00, Children
Craftsmens Classic Arts & Crafts Festival
Features original designs & work from more than 400
talented artists and craftspeople from across the Nation. See the creative
process in action as many demonstrate throughout the show. Something for every
Style, Taste & Budget with items from the most traditional to the most
contemporary. Discount coupons, advance discount and group (15+) tickets
The Log & Timber Home Shows - "Magazines Brought To Life" - are large and
lively events featuring two-story exhibits, life-size log and timber frame
structures, extravagant furniture and decor displays, free workshop
presentations and educational demonstration areas.is