If you are local to Virginia and have a free weekend before the end of the month, BG has a F&W festival with items that rival the Epcot fare. We tried offerings from Greece (halumi = yum!), Canada (cheddar & beer soup), and Hawaii (huli huli chicken, and chips with Maui onion dip) and it all was really good. The Octoberfest beer hall had Sweet Baby Jesus on tap, which was awesome. And a few other beers I will have to look up. One was something like licking hole(?) that had tasting notes of bitter grapefruit and a wheat beer we enjoyed. The beer hall is a permanent thing, not just for the festival.
And the crowds were not too bad on a Friday. There was a band I had never heard of - Gentlemen and their Lady - who did a fun set of four or five songs. My 5 year old and I had a great time dancing. There are different bands each Friday, and they do three sets I think.
I totally think it was worth a trip.