Friday, October 16, 2015

Georgetown Events Gears Up for Halloween 2015

From our friends at Georgetown Events...

DC Restaurant and Event Group Hosting Noteworthy Events on All Hallows’ Eve

Halloween 2015 is going to be quite the occasion for Georgetown Events, the DC-based restaurant and event group, who is hosting three fun-filled events on Saturday, October 31st. Founder Bo Blair is looking forward to hosting events that have something for everyone, from family activities such as the Pumpkin Rock ‘N Roll, to late-night celebrations at Bayou and the Sphinx Club for the younger Washingtonian crowd.

“We’re very excited to be offering three exceptional events this year,” said Blair, who owns and oversees several established DC restaurants in the area, such as Smith Point, Jetties, Surfside, Bayou, and others. “As the father of three young children, I am looking forward to the Pumpkin Rock N’ Roll, where kids can create their very own ‘pumpkin cars’ to race and win prizes. We’re also thrilled to be hosting our Third Annual Haunted Hunt at the Sphinx Club, as well as Bayou’s Annual Halloween Party. We pride ourselves on planning events to suit everyone’s tastes.”

The First Annual Pumpkin Rock N’ Roll is from 12-4 PM at Warner Circle Park in Kensington, Maryland. Here, families will gather and enjoy live music from Sean Gaiser of GIGS Studios, great food from local food trucks, fun games for kids of all ages, costume contests, and most importantly, pumpkin racing. Families can design and build a boxcar constructed out of a pumpkin, which will be raced from the sloping driveway of the Warner Mansion. Derby racers must register ahead of time on the event’s website,

The Third Annual Haunted Hunt is hosted by Georgetown Events and Smith Point, and is scheduled to take place from 9pm to 2am on Halloween Night. The main ballroom of the Sphinx Club sets the scene for this year’s venue, along with a large dance floor and multiple bars on the main level and mezzanine. Tickets for this event include an open bar with beer, wine, and liquor from 9 PM - 2 AM. Be sure to bring cash for the Fireball bar, providing fireball shots for $5 cash each, on the upper level. Musical entertainment will be provided by White Ford Bronco and Jeff from Accounting, two of DC’s most highly-acclaimed cover bands. The Haunted Hunt will also feature a costume contest, where the winner will receive a $300 bar tab at Smith Point and a $100 gift credit to use at either Jetties or Surfside restaurants. Tickets are currently $60 per person but will go up as the event approaches. They can be purchased at

The Annual Bayou Halloween Party is from 10 PM - 1:30 AM at Bayou, located at 2519 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in Washington, DC. Drink specials include $5 “Haunted Hurricanes” and “Ectoplasm Punches,” appropriately named for All Hallow’s Eve. Katita and the Fajitas is reuniting for their “Back from the Dead” show this year, playing covers of some of DC’s favorite songs. The band will also be judging this year’s costume contest, awarding the winner a $200 bar tab at Bayou. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at

More information about each event can be found below...

Event 1: Pumpkin Rock n' Roll

Time: 12-4 PM

Who: Hosted by Georgetown Events, GIGS Studios, HeadFirst Summer Camps, and BrightLight Creative Media Solutions.

What: Family fun, food, music, games, costume contests, pumpkin racing, etc.

Where: Warner Circle Park: 10231 Carroll Place, Kensington, MD

Cost: Free


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Description: Join us this Halloween for a spooky afternoon of music, games, food, and fun at the first ever Pumpkin Rock N’ Roll! On Saturday, October 31st, Warner Circle Park in Kensington, MD will be transformed in a full- blown Halloween extravaganza. Participate in a fun costume contest and parade, and enjoy family-friendly attractions including festival-style musical performances, food trucks, inflatable rides and slides, and a rock wall. Don’t miss the main event, The Pumpkin Roll, a derby race of Halloween pumpkins-turned-boxcars.

For More Information: Contact Olivia Bell, event coordinator:, (609) 284-5824.

Event 2: The 3rd Annual Haunted Hunt

Time: 9 PM - 2 AM

Who: Hosted by Georgetown Events and Smith Point. Musical acts include White Ford Bronco and Jeff from Accounting.

Where: The Sphinx Club: 1315 K Street, NW, Washington, DC

Cost: $60 per person plus processing fees; group rate info can be obtained by emailing


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Description: The 3rd Annual Haunted Hunt will take place in the main ballroom at The Sphinx Club, the premiere event venue in DC, and will have a large dance floor and multiple bars on the main floor as well as the mezzanine. Your ticket includes open bar from 9:00pm until 2am for liquor, beer and wine as well as access to all of our entertainment featuring DC's best 90's cover band White Ford Bronco and DC's own top cover band, Jeff From Accounting. Party goers will also have access to our Fireball shot bar on the upper level. Shots will be $5 each (cash only). Prepare your best costumes for a chance to win one of our prizes for Best Costume and Best Group Costume. Winners receive a $300 bar tab at Smith Point and $100 at Jetties and Surfside restaurants. Ticket prices will increase as the event approaches. If you are interested in group rates or have more questions please email

For More Information: Email

Event 3: Bayou Halloween Party featuring Katita and the Fajitas

Time: 10 PM - 1:30 AM

Who/What: Hosted by Georgetown Events and Bayou. Katita and the Fajitas performing.

Where: Bayou - 2519 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Cost: $10 plus processing fee

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Description: Bayou’s running the voodoo down this Halloween as we resurrect and re-animate Katita and the Fajitas for a show packed with spooky grooves, monster jams, and enough soulful mojo to get the dead up and dancing. Be sure to dress to impress - there will be a costume contest judged by the band. The winner receives a $200 bar tab to take home or to the grave! Drink specials include $5 Haunted Hurricanes and Ectoplasm Punches.

For More Information: Email