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Historic Barracks Row's 6th Annual Oktoberfest

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Capitol Hill


Capitol Hill Oktoberfest is a community festival organized by Barracks Row Main Street that celebrates the street’s renaissance. Designed in 1801 as the first commercial corridor of the federal city, 8th Street was substantially revitalized over the past ten years.


Come celebrate Oktoberfest on Barracks Row!


Activities include:



Hourly, docent-led tours of the home of the commandants and the Marine Corps barracks



Opening of the local football season the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders



Expanded beer gardens hosted by local restaurants, brass bands, coloring contests and a petting zoo for kids, and German cars to admire – including a Cold War Trabant!



Booths of all description featuring crafts, spring bulbs, pretzels, and strudel



The Military Culinary Competition, which pits Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard against each other for bragging rights as to who has the top chef - and maybe, by extension, the best chow



And last but not least, a beer garden! Anyone who would like to drink must show his or her ID at the check point and receive a bracelet as proof of age. Anyone with a bracelet can then buy tickets for beer.

Event Information


Admission: Free

Location: 8th Street, SE just below Pennsylvania Avenue

Metro: Eastern Market (Blue and Orange lines)

A fleet of green-in-every-way E Cruzers (stretch golf carts) will give Capitol Hill residents free rides to the fair.

Note: Event goes on rain or shine


General Information


Barracks Row MainStreet

Address: 733 1/2 8th Street, SE

Metro: Eastern Market or Navy Yard

Phone: 202-544-3188

Email: mainstreet@barracksrow.org




In addition to the "Duke Ellington's D.C.," Washington Walks offers more than


a dozen other tours including walking tours--"Before Harlem, There Was U Street"


"Capital Hauntings," "Capitol Hill," "Embassy Row," "Georgetown,"


"I've Got a Secret," "Memorials by Moonlight," "The Most Haunted House,"


"Moveable Feast: A Taste of DC," The Most Haunted Houses," "Memorials by


Moonlight," as well as bus tours--"Bus, Camera, Action! Reel Washington,"


"Different Views, Different Voices: Historic Anacostia" and "Civil War Washington."

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