Union Market as “a climate-controlled farmers market with minimalist, un-tented stalls, punctuated by the occasional built-in counter for eating oysters or drinking artisanal sodas.” Rappahannock Oyster Co. is a popular spot for many visitors, and weekend events in the adjacent lot often bring more crowds to check out the scene. The popular DIY extravaganza Crafty Bastards will be held here on Nov. 10 and have an admission fee for the first time." data-title=" Browse Union Market" data-max-width="640" data-image="https://img.washingtonpost.com/rw/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2012/09/10/Food/Images/unionrappahannock.jpg?env=A" data-ratio="1.333">
See the stunning images in the 4th annual International Drone Photography Contest
The crisp season of cooler days and colorful leaves only lasts so long. To truly experience it, put these activities on your to-do list this autumn. Click the bold text in each item for more details.
Go hikingTake in the fall colors from top of Sugarloaf Mountain in northern Montgomery County. The trail to the top is popular with families and relatively short. Get tips for easy ways to try other hikes, plus camping and kayaking in Outdoors 101. Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post
The contest is accepting entries in one or all of four categories: wildlife, landscapes, underwater and aerials. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000, publication in National Geographic Magazine and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account.