Category Archives: Programs

Andrew Gifford – 3:30 to 3:55 La Rambla Stage

We All Scream: The Fall of the Gifford’s Ice Cream Empire    For more than 70 years, Gifford’s Ice Cream and Candy Company was associated with nothing but pleasure for native Washingtonians and visitors to the nation’s capital.  But behind the iconic business’s happy facade lay elaborate schemes, a crushing bankruptcy, two million dollars of missing cash, and a tragic

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Roye Okupe – 11:30 to 12:00 La Rambla Stage

Roye Okupe’s debut graphic novel “E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams Part One”, a superhero story set in a futuristic Nigeria, was received with critical acclaim and has been featured on CNN, Forbes, The New York Times, NBC, The Guardian, ABC7, BBC, The Huffington Post, Mashabe and more! The Journey to Living the Dream: Steps to achieving the impossible   “I dreamed of doing comics and animation all of my life

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Free Rare Book Evaluations

Performed by Dale A. Sorenson, Ph.D. Dr. Sorenson founded Waverly Auctions in 1978 and served as its President until 2004 when he sold the business to Quinn’s Auctions. Under their ownership, he served as Director of Waverly Auctions until 2009, and now provides expert consultation to Waverly in the cataloging of rare books, maps and atlases, fine prints, autographs and

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Chess Challenge!

Challenge the Chess Master! All ages and levels welcome! International Chess Master Allan Savage will simultaneously play six to eight games of chess at once! Prizes will be awarded to anyone who wins or draws. Allan is an International Master, Life Master in the United States Chess Federation, and chess author. He recently retired from the federal government and is

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KTown Rocks!

Featuring…. the Rock-A-Sonics and The Nighthawks,  on the KTown Rocks! Stage. Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings on the La Rambla Stage. Uke Sisters & Friends and Traditions Celtic Band on the Sweat Shop Stage. And Roman Kostovski on the Poetry Stage.

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Food Court

“A Moveable Feast” Food Court Food trucks to satisfy tummies of all sizes.  Located at the train station at the east end of the festival.   Stay tuned for our 2019 Food trucks and vendors! Here are our 2018 Food trucks and vendors who made last year’s festival a great success…       Go Fish Truck      

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