DC Metro Kids Weekend Events: October 8-10


Escape the city for the fun of it all this weekend. October is the month to head west for farm adventures in corn mazes, pumpkin fields, and vineyards. This weekend you can be the farmer for the day at Sharp’s in Waterford; feed the chickens and cows. Don’t forget to grab a gourd while you’re at it! Around town there is America’s largest children’s art festival at the French Embassy and a sun. series of concerts celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day. Read on for more things to see and do this weekend.

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Play Farmer at Sharp’s
Come dressed like your favorite farm animal for this toddler-friendly farming event at Sharp’s in Waterford. Children will be allowed to feed the chickens, goats and cows. A wagon ride takes the little ones to a pumpkin patch where they can pick their own pumpkin. The morning begins with pumpkin-themed games and crafts. Fri. Details of the event.

Halloween Eye Spy Train
Ride a mini-train as you search for pumpkins, gnomes, and more along Cabin John’s not-so-spooky haunted rail trail. Looking to increase the fear factor? Head to Wheaton where the little ghouls and goblins will be even more afraid. Sat Sun Details of the event.

Indigenous Peoples Day Concert
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with a series of child-friendly Native American and Native American concerts. The event features musical performances by Indigenous artists Myles Bullen, DC Blues Queen Carly Harvey and OPLIAM! The evening will include a hand-drumming competition, an Indigenous exhibit and a raffle for the benefit of the Indigenous Peoples Movement. Sun. Details of the event.

Euro Fest family days for children
Join the European Union for one of the biggest children’s performing arts festivals in America: The Kids Euro Fest! Meet at the French Embassy this weekend for n-person European performances, interactive workshops, games, food vendors and music all of your family will enjoy. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for next week’s event at the Swedish Embassy. Sat. Details of the event.

Sunday Funday with DC Polo Society
Enjoy the last polo match of the season. This family event is free for children 16 and under. Even Fido is included! Escape the city and enjoy an afternoon of polo while picnicking on the lawn. Sat. Details of the event.


Monster mash up
Have scary fun with scary cartoon creations and drawing games. Children imagine and illustrate their own creations of monstrous beasts and creatures! Students will learn to translate details of real animals and mythical creatures from around the world into their own fluffy, feathery and slimy monsters during the workshop. Details of the activity.

—Meghan Yudes Meyers


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