Cooler weather, brightly colored leaves and a sea of pumpkins can only mean one thing in Washington, DC: autumn is officially here! The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center embraced the spirit of the season this past week at the 2016 Fall Festival, hosted by the Trade Center Management Associates (TCMA). The annual event is free and open to the public and brings locals and tourists together to celebrate autumn in the nation’s capital.
From October 24th to October 28th, Woodrow Wilson Plaza was buzzing with fall fun. Each day the schedule was filled with family-friendly activities including cookie decorating, a hay bale maze and a sugar skull coloring station. To wrap up the weeklong festival, guests enjoyed a Halloween themed flash mob dance performance from students of Savoy Elementary School. Attendees warmed up from the chilly fall day with delicious hot cider and were invited to vote on their favorite decorative pumpkin display. Friday’s events were also complemented with the weekly farmer’s, Capital Harvest on the Plaza, where guests were able to browse through farm fresh produce and other artisanal novelties.