Fall Fun Fest on Sunday, Sept. 29, was fabulous! A record Fall Fest crowd of more than 1,500 people came to the Armed Forces Retirement Home-Washington campus for a warm, sun-filled day. On the upper campus in the morning, the AFRH organized a fun morning that included a classic car show, petting zoo, DJ Billy White and a Model T assembly.
On the lower campus in the afternoon, Friends of the Soldiers Home hosted the PG and the Hot Tips band, food trucks, face painting, Critter Connections and an inflatable obstacle course. Creative Minds International added a bounce house and pumpkin patch, and the Nam Knights directed parking at the front gate.
We at Friends of the Soldiers Home want to give a sincere thanks to everyone who came to this event, and to our sponsors, DCCX, ANC1A, ANC4C, Anheuser Busch and JES Foundation Repair. Above all, we thank the AFRH residents and staff for welcoming the community to their beautiful campus!
Your guide courtesy of
Friends of the Soldiers Home for Fall Fun Fest
this Sunday, Sept. 29, 9am to 5pm, Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington
Sponsors: DCCX, ANC1A, ANC4C, JES Foundation Repair, Anheuser Busch, Creative Minds, Nam Knights of America
Location: Enter Armed Forces Retirement Home at Randolph Road and Rock Creek Church Road in Washington, D.C. For navigation, use 340 Rock Creek
Church Road N.W., Washington, D.C. Weather: 80 degrees, mostly sunny
Performance Times/Attractions: see flyer below and attached
Cost: Free. Friends of the Soldiers Home requests a $10 donation per carload for drivers
Volunteer: To volunteer for part of the event:
Pets: Sorry, you must leave pets at home
A Very Special Thanks to the staff and residents of the
Armed Forces Retirement Home, who put all the upper campus events together, and for making this event possible!
SEEKING FALL FUN FEST VOLUNTEERS! We hope you are coming out to the Soldiers Home campus for the wonderful Fall Fun Fest on Sunday, Sept. 29. When you do, how about giving a little time volunteering before or after you enjoy the attractions? Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/DziwFVT
Thanks everybody who came out for Fall Fun Fest on Sunday, Sept. 30. More than 1,300 people enjoyed antique cars, music, food, games and fun. The weather was glorious! Friends of the Soldiers Home would like to thank the residents and staff of the Armed Forces Retirement Home for welcoming us to your beautiful campus. We are grateful to all the sponsors and volunteers who made the event possible.
Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Cocke.
Fall Fun Fest at the Armed Forces Retirement Home is coming up on Sunday, September 30th. It will be a full day of fun and events beginning at 9 am and ending at 5 pm.
A full list of activities includes:
Karen Collins & the Backroads Band (bluegrass band)
DJ Billy White (Mix of upbeat classics)
Bobbing for Apples
Self-Serve Photo Booth
Critter Connection – Reptile Zoo
Pumpkin Carving Contest (bring your carved pumpkins for a chance to WIN!)
See the list below for the day’s schedule:
Food Trucks & stands including: Ooh Dat Chicken, Rose’s Italian Pizza & Subs, Federal City, Bros, Captain Cookie, Sly’s Sucker Punch, Anheiseur Busch, CMI bake sale
If you are traveling from the Metro Station, the handy map below shows the fastest way to walk to the event.