Photos from Hilloween, Howloween and Fall Fests

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A boy reaches for the treats at Hilloween 2019. Photo: Nathaniel Liu

Halloween is just around the corner, so as you finish decorating your home and gathering all the candy you’ll need for the hundreds of kids expected to trick-or-treat along Hill streets, you should enjoy photos from some of the past weekend’s festivities!

Hilloween

The Hill’s signature Halloween event (besides trick-or-treating and exterior decoration), Hilloween is organized by local realtor Heather Schoell. The event saw hundred of Hill families gather in full costume in and around the North Hall of Eastern Market (Independence & North Carolina Avenues SE) for treats from local organizations and schools, fun inside the DC ‘Scareculator’ Bus, entertainment from performers such as Kidsinger Jim, face-painting and much, much more.

Howloween

The Howloween doggie costume contest kicked off at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 in Lincoln Park with a parade of adoptable dogs from Rural Dog Rescue. Soon after, the crowd of hundreds was amazed by the hilarious and creative costumes worn by puppies and the families.

Each entrant was given a gift bag from organizer Howl to the Chief, and prizes were awarded for Best Dog and Person Theme, Best Dog and Group Theme and Best Homemade Costume!

Payne Elementary School Fall Fest

It was a beautiful day to hang out at Payne Elementary School (1445 C St. SE), where Eastern High School served chili, hot dogs and refreshments across the way from a bake sale. Local businesses, including Club Elemeno, gym Sport and Health, DC Public Libraries and DC Water offered activities and swag as kids played on the playground, entered foot races, painted pumpkins, did arts and crafts and competed in an epic dance battle. The Fall fest is one of several held on the Hill in October and November by local elementary schools.