These are a few of our favorite [fall] things

Cooler weather, crunching leaves and pumpkin carving – We’re glad fall is here! We’re sharing a few of our favorite fall activities with you.

 

Pumpkin Patch

 

Now that it’s officially sweater weather, the crew at Don’s Johns is really “falling” for all the great activities to do in the DMV area! There are fall festivals, pumpkin picking and more to get you in the mood for the season. We asked members of the Don’s Johns team where they enjoy going with friends and families this season.

 

 

International Gold Cup

This year’s International Gold Cup takes place on Saturday, October 22, at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia. The first International Gold Cup was held more than 80 years ago, and it is still the highlight of the fall steeplechase season.

– Kim B., Special Events Account Manager

Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival

The Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival offers good food, fun entertainment, hayrides, a hay maze and more. Whether you’re looking for a full day of activities or just looking for some good old apple picking, Graves Mountain is a great place to enjoy fall festivities.

– Mike S., IT Manager

World Cup Finals: Import vs. Domestic

If you’re looking for a roaring good time, the Import vs. Domestic race is November 4-6 at the Maryland International Raceway. These World Cup Finals boast the largest vendor midway and the biggest races of the year.

– Gittel F., Special Events Billing Clerk

Cox Farms Fall Festival

The Fall Festival at Cox Farms is one of the top farm festivals in the area. With local tastings, farm animals, the Cornundrum, Imaginature Trail and more, Cox Farms offers a large variety of unique and fun ways to celebrate the fall season.

– Kim B., Special Events Account Manager & Mike S., IT Manager

Hartland Orchard

Apple CiderHartland Orchard, located about an hour west from D.C., is another farm full of fall fun. Their pumpkin patch is great for finding pumpkins to carve for Halloween and the apple orchard has delicious apples to pick for homemade apple pies. It’s also fun to watch them make fresh apple cider right in front of you!

Bonus: After Thanksgiving, you can visit Hank’s Christmas Tree at Hartland Farm and cut your own Christmas tree.

                                            – Alexis H., Management Assistant

 

These are just a few of the many fall activities the DMV area has to offer! You’ll find our portable restroom units at several of these events including the International Gold Cup and Cox Farms – both their Fall Festival and the Fields of Fear.

Do you have a favorite fall activity? Let us know what you’re “falling” for this year!

Portable Restrooms in the Films: Why It’s a Necessity on Your Set

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Washington, DC is an exciting location for the film and video industry. Don’s Johns is proud to make available our portable toilets and portable trailer restroom options to you and your crew. If you’ve been busy planning your long production nights, make sure you don’t forget to include portable toilets in your operations budget.

Convenient to Have When Relocating Sets

When switching sets, you can conveniently bring along the Premier restroom trailers with you. These are hands-free flushing toilets and fresh water sink units. This is an excellent idea when your set is constantly on the go. There is no need for electricity or for a company to come deliver for you.

Everyone Stays Focused on their Tasks at Hand

Your crew doesn’t need to worry about keeping the restrooms clean either. You can have a Don’s Johns full-time restroom attendant on site to provide regular cleaning and ensure everything is stocked well. So everyone can focus on their tasks at hand.

Have Access to a Variety of Portable Toilet Options

Don’s Johns offers more than just your standard porta potty. Just think how your cast will feel walking into a Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer. Each is climate-controlled heat and air conditioned, the perfect mini-escape for anyone to retreat to exit the extreme temperatures outdoors.

Inside you’ll find elaborate finishes such as granite counters and shelves, wood panel doors, black marbleized walls, and hardwood-designed floor. There’s also three flat screen televisions and a dual audio system.

Other trailers are available. For instance, the DJ3200 Restroom Trailer offers five stalls in the women’s suite and two stalls in the men’s suite. If you have fewer crew members, the DJ3100 Restroom Trailer has three stalls in the women’s suite and one stall in the men’s suite. However, all of our portable restroom trailers come with hot and cold running water, as well as plenty of soap and paper towels.

Provide Plenty of Hand Washing Stations

It’s widely known that filming sets have a lot of food for hungry actors, actresses, and production crews. Handling the various equipment and frequent wardrobe changes, they easily pick up germs. It’s a good idea to have portable sinks, hand washing stations, and hand sanitizer units set up across your set so everyone can remain germ-free.

So as you can see, Don’s Johns is available to help out no matter your need. Be it weddings, construction, or filmmaking in the greater Washington, DC area, we are ready to support you with an upscale portable restroom option.

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Having Portable Toilets for Winter Festivities makes it Enjoyable for All

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Having Portable Toilets for Winter Festivities makes it Enjoyable for All

It’s amazing how gatherings never cease when wintertime strolls around. Patrons in the DC metro area continue to gather for outdoor family events during the holidays. Young and old alike enjoy the welcoming cool breezes and beautiful snow. It’s impeccable that event hosts meet everyone’s needs, so guests are happy and comfortable during the events. That’s why placing Don’s Johns as a top resource is vital for the following events.

Holiday Sales

Labor Day brings about the end of summer. Halloween is right around the corner, and stores are preparing for Trick-Or-Treaters and their families. Soon afterwards, Thanksgiving Day sales and décor are up as smart holiday shoppers are out early preparing their shopping sprees.

To keep shoppers out during such a busy season, having portable restrooms is important. Stores and restaurants are crowded, and sometimes workers are unable to clean their public restroom. This is why many City Officials recommend having portable restrooms for local neighborhood establishments.

Tree Lighting Events

Small towns and just about every major city have an annual Christmas tree lighting event. Spectators come from many areas to celebrate the holidays. Since it’s open to the public, you can expect it to be jam packed from early morning until late night.

There are a host of other events that occur during tree lighting events as well. So you’ll find those with picnic baskets, blankets, and chairs around and children frolicking in the park. With so many partaking in the ceremonies, event organizers need to plan for these spectators to have a clean and accessible restroom facility. It’s also helpful to have quad washing stations and hand sanitizers as people will have many delectable food eating opportunities and sticky hands.

Winter Activities

There are so many winter activities to partake in. Having a portable restroom available keeps patrons out having fun. This contributes to businesses revenues, so that they do not lose customers who they are not losing clientele due to not being able to go to the restroom when needed. A few winter activities you’ll always find are:

  • Public Outdoor Ice Skating
  • Santa’s Village
  • Outdoor Hockey Games
  • Winter Carnivals

Provide an Environment to Warm Your Guests

All in all, event organizers want to ensure their spectators not only are enjoying themselves, but are warm and safe. Having portable restrooms trailers covers these aspects. Don’s Johns portable restroom trailers each come with climate controlled heating and air conditioning. They provide a clean and sanitized environment that patrons can come to should they feel the bite of Old Man Winter. The sinks also have hot running water to help warm their hands.

Be Cautions to Prevent the Spread of Germs

Although it’s cold out during these winter festivities, germs can still be spread through the touching of hands to greet event attendees. Having hand sanitizers around are an excellent way to help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. They are a perfect alternative to just washing hands since they are alcohol based products that won’t freeze.

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Restroom Trailer Virtual Tours are a HIT in DC, MD and VA

Don’s Johns Restroom Trailer Virtual Tour

Restroom Trailers are increasing in popularity for events of any size. That’s right, a standard porta potty rental is not always the best option for your outdoor or luxury event.

There are so many luxury restroom trailers to choose and so little time for event planning that virtual tours are a must before making the final booking decision. Don’s Johns is the leader in restroom trailer rentals in DC, MD and VA. You can view all of our restroom trailer rentals from Don’s Johns on Youtube.

There are so many uses for restroom trailers including: Weddings, Big Celebrations, Celebrity Events, Government Events, National Mall Events, Sporting Events, Movie & Production Companies, Festivals, Emergency Services.

All of our restroom trailers have different features, benefits and specifications according to the size of your event, type and budget. Below is informaton on one of our popular models, Don’s Johns Exclusive DJ5000LX Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer.

Restroom Trailer Features and Benefits

● Beautiful interior with granite counters and shelves, black marbleized walls, wood panel doors, and a hardwood-designed floor.

● A multi-zone, climate-controlled heat and air conditioning also guarantees to keep guests in maximum comfort during their restroom visit.

Specifications

● The womens suite features 4 private stalls with energy efficient toilets, recessed lighting, fans and waste bins, 2 sinks with hot & cold running water, liquid soap, paper towels, and automatic air freshener

● The mens suite features 2 private stalls with energy efficient toilets, 4 urinals with courtesy shelves, recessed lighting, fans and waste bins, 2 sinks with hot & cold running water, liquid soap, paper towels, and automatic air freshener

You get MORE with a Restroom Trailer Rental

Don’s Johns porta potty predominance doesn’t stop there either. The dual audio system not only plays soothing music inside for the visiting guests, but those waiting to use the restroom can keep up with the event with three flat screen televisions!

Restroom Trailer Capacity

300 gallon water tank (if city water is not available)

Waste holding tank capacity: 1,150 gallons

Additional information: All restroom trailer rentals arrive on your site fully stocked. Connections necessary for complete operation are 3/4-inch city water supply via garden hose and (3-4) 20-amp 110-volt power connections

Please check out this restroom trailer virtual tour and others. We’d love to hear your feedback!

Happy Planning you awesome Event Planner You!

We would love to help you plan your outdoor event. Give us a call – toll free at 877-9-TOILET. You can also contact us here for a free quote.

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