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Library of Congress 15th Anniversary National Book Festival Restaurant Participation

August 3, 2015

Celebrating its 15th year in our nation’s capital, The National Book Festival will be taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on September 5th. This beloved event annually attracts a crowd of scholars, bookworms, and families who want to show their appreciation for the written word. Over 250,000 attendees will be sharing the joy of books and reading throughout the day with presentations from more than 100 celebrators authors, illustrators, and poets.

RAMW invites your restaurant or business to participate in the excitement throughout the weekend by:

  • Offering Attendees Specials and Promotions
    • As this is a family-oriented event, kids’ menus will be popular with diners – highlight your kid’s menu or create a special dish just for children, and we will promote it through the social media campaign.
  • Hosting a Festival Happy Hour or Unique Event
    • The festival lasts from morning until late at night (10-11pm) so festival-goers will be dining out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – market a special brunch or late-night promotion, and we will promote it through the campaign
  • Launching a Social Media Campaign with Event Promotion
    • Use the hashtag #NatBookFest15 when talking about the festival
    • Tag RAMW (@RAMWdc) and the Library of Congress (@librarycongress) on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to promote your special offer or event to book lovers, neighborhood advocates, and folks who come into the District to be part of the fun surrounding the festival

Participating restaurants will receive the following free marketing benefits:

  • The first ten participants to respond will be featured in RAMW’s National Book Festival ad in Washington City Paper running on September 4th, 2015.
  • All participants will be listed in the RAMW National Book Festival Dining Guide and websites
  • All participants will be featured in RAMW’s social media campaign up through the event

Email RAMW to confirm your participation and share your special by August 24, 2015.