Volta Park Fall Fest: Beautiful Day of Community Fun, Food

Georgetowners, their families, neighbors and friends came out for a beautiful Saturday of carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, popcorn and more at the Friends of Volta Park’s Fall Festival on Oct. 21.

Sponsored by the Little Folks School and Washington Fine Properties’ Liz D’Angio, music was once again provided by popular bluegrass band Split String Soup, with the Georgetown University Grilling Society expertly flipping burgers and serving up hot dogs, while Washington Fine Properties popped up popcorn, the Little Folks School provided activities for the youngest fall festival-ers, and members of the Friends of Volta Park Board of Directors staffed the carnival games and bounce houses. Friends of Volta Park Board Member Elizabeth Figoni chaired the event, which was organized as part of the Friends’ mission to bring the Georgetown community together for family-and community-friendly activities.

This year was the Friend’s of Volta Park’s fourth October Fall Festival, an event that originated in 2019 when the Friends made the decision to convert what was previously “Volta Park Day,” held in the spring, into a fall seasonal celebration. The Friends are still tallying up the numbers but believe more than 300 attendees enjoyed Saturday’s festivities.

Volta Park is a green oasis in the heart of Georgetown. Friends of Volta Park is a community-based non-profit dedicated to the public park at 34th Street and Volta Place — voltapark.org. Its next event is Breakfast With Santa on Dec. 9.

The very popular game, Pork Chop Speedway, operated by Ashley Burke. Courtesy FOVP.

Courtesy FOVP.


Gavin Coleman, Alex Coleman and Jess Homa. Georgetowner photo.

D.C. firefighters from Engine 5 on Dent Place. Georgetowner photo.

Cailin Monahan, John Galligan and Holy Trinity first grader Taylor Coleman. Georgetowner photo.

John Richardson with daughter-in-law Nicole and grandson Jack at Volta Park. Georgetowner photo.

Friends of Volta Park Board: Liz D’Angio, Elizabeth Reid, Elizabeth Figoni, Brian Macaulay, Carrie Hoffman, Nina Rich, Claire Voorhees, Alison Garback, Sally Atwater McLeod, Saraya Arnold, Ashley Burke. Courtesy FOVP.



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