Dizzy Fest is Back

Dizzy Fest
October 9, 2021
10AM to 4PM (ish)
Dizzy Pig BBQ Supply Store
11301 Braden Dr
Manassas, VA 20109

2020 passed without one of Virginia’s premiere BBQ events. Back this year and better than ever, tickets (Dizzy Pig calls them memberships) are going fast.  Memberships are $60 each and get you access to sample multiple courses of hot-off-the-grill food creations from over 20 cook teams. The food is prepared on Big Green Eggs and is amazing.

The teams set up early and are cranking out breakfast items by 10am. Here are some examples of the imaginative dishes you can sample.


Smoked Deviled Eggs

Pastrami Breakfast Sandwich





You will learn some great ways to use an array of Dizzy Pig’s world famous seasonings. Dizzy Fest usually sells out so don’t wait, get your membership now.

Homestead Farm Market

Homestead Farm Market at Fruit Hill Orchard
2502 N. Frederick Pike
Winchester, VA 22603


DSC_2162Just west of Winchester, VA on Route 522 is the wonderful Homestead Farm Market. It is just a few miles past the large, pricy, market drawing customers from the Northern Virginia suburbs.




DSC_2141There is a nice selection of high-quality fresh vegetables.


They offer many local jams, honey, jellies, and wines.

You can’t find any fresher than “while you wait harvesting.”


They have a nice selection ice creams and baked goods prepared at the market. The bad news is the pies and breads are usually gone by the weekend.

Upstairs is a mixtures of antiques and modern-day accent pieces.


September is a great time to visit and get a glimpse of their sunflower field. If you are making that fall trip to any of the orchards in the Winchester area be sure to stop by the Homestead Farm Market. You won’t be disappointed.

Old Dominion Doggery

Old Dominion Doggery & Burger Shoppe
133 E King St.
Strasburg, VA 22657

American | $

20210403_161052Many people know Strasburg, VA, about 80 miles west of Washington, DC, for it’s antique malls.  On our last trip we discovered Old Dominion Doggery right on the main street in town. We have probably driven passed it 10 or 15 times over the years. Something caught my eye and my brain screamed “HOT DOGS”.

A simple but fun décor.

They offer an extensive menu of unique hot dog and hamburger combinations. The wall board shows some of their more popular selections.

My wife had the Philly Burger with Grilled Peppers, Onions, Sautéed Mushrooms, and Cheese Whiz.  They use 100% grass fed beef and the burger was quite tasty.  The hand cut fries was great.

I had to go for the Chopper Dog, wrapped in Bacon, deep fried, then topped with BBQ Sauce, Onions, and Relish. It was off-the-charts good. A great combination of sweet, tangy, and a salty crunch from the deep fried bacon.

If you are rolling through the area and hungry for something different consider stopping in. The food is simple high quality fare at a reasonable price.  The staff is friendly and the noise level was low late in the afternoon.