Washington, DC

Co-op Festival on the Mall

National Mall
Jefferson Drive and 12th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Join cooperative businesses from across the nation for a family-friendly Co-op Festival on the National Mall! The event will take place between Jefferson Drive and 12th St. NW on Saturday, October 6 – Sunday, October 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The weekend kicks off with The Co-op 5K on Saturday, October 6 at Hains Point, with prizes for all participants, from REI Co-op Backpacks, to Co-op Swag baskets. From there, the free Co-op Festival will provide entertainment, food samplings, tech demos, and fun activities that everyone will enjoy. The activities are endless: Demos by REI, learn how to grow rice with Riceland Foods; take a virtual farm tour and learn how to milk a cow at the Organic Valley Kid zone; sample cheese and earn a scout patch from Cabot Creamery; experience the technology behind solar panels with America’s Electric Cooperatives; learn about your financial health with America’s Credit Unions and enjoy live music as well as entertainment from WMZQ and WASH-FM. While the festival is free, there is a fee to participate in the 5K. www.coopfestival.coop http://www.cdf.coop/5k/

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