Attend the Festival
Learn about the impact co-ops make in building a better world!
Join us for live music and free activities from 10am to 4pm both Saturday and Sunday.
Come check out our exhibitors, try co-op products and learn about this empowering business model.
Activities all weekend
All weekend our co-op exhibitors will have family activities - from virtual reality tours to checking out a full-sized cranberry bog. Girls and boys scouts can even earn a Co-op Patch! Check out some of our featured programs below!
Cabot Creamery's Co-op Scout Patch
Our Scavenger Hunt will take you all over the Festival to learn about the co-operative business model, see live demos from our co-op partners like ACE Hardware and Organic Valley, and earn our free Co-ops for Community patch.
Participants can stop by the Cabot Booth anytime or troops can pre-register here.
National Co+Op Grocers' Co-op Cafe
Try co-op products and see how food co-op grocery stores impact their communities by visiting the National Cooperative Grocers' Co-op Cafe on the North side of the Festival.
Join us Saturday and Sunday for live music all afternoon!
Greg Ward and Dubsteppers
Ron Warren and Friends
The Guest House (ft - Mike Maven)
We close out Saturday with up and coming DC artist Billy Mercury!
Ocean Spray's Life Size Cranberry Bog
Ocean Spray brings their Bogs Across America tour to the Nation's Capital for the first time!
Learn about the 7 Cooperative Principles and join in for games led by Cooperatives for a Better World on the West side of the Festival.
Organic Valley Kids Zone
Join Organic Valley for kids zone games and activities including learning how to milk a cow!
Metro: The closest metro stops are Smithsonian (Orange, Blue, Silver lines) and National Archives (Green and Yellow lines)
By Car: The festival is located between 10th and 12th Streets NW on the National Mall in front of the Smithsonian Castle and the Natural History Museum. Pay by hour street parking is limited around the National Mall.
Plan Your Visit
This is a family-friendly, free and open event - no tickets or admission required! Join us Saturday or Sunday September 30th - October 1st between 10:00am and 4:00pm!
Check out our FAQs page for all the details.