Around Town: Parktoberfest @ Yards Park, 9/26/15

I smell kryptonite!
Race your Dachshund! (Photo by Peter Jackson)

Oktoberfest — or rather Parktoberfest — comes to DC this Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1-5pm at Yards Park (355 Water St. SE, DC). (In case of rain, the event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27.)

Listen to live music by Sly 45, drink cold Sam Adams beer, grab food from DC’s best food trucks including DC Ballers, Federal City Brothers and DC Slices, compete in an official Sam Adams Stein Hoisting competition, and cheer on the Dachshunds as they race for glory and prizes in the 4th Annual Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash!

This is a family-friendly, free event — and all dogs are welcome! There will be best dressed and best trick contests at 2:30pm.

Want to race your Dachshund? Entry fees are just $25, all proceeds donated to Washington Humane Society. You must be 21+ to drink beer. No outside alcohol allowed.

Visit for more info.

Yards Park
Saturday, Sept. 26
Free admission
All ages
21+ to drink

Food Park: Get Your Food Truck Fix at Truckaroo @ Fairgrounds, 6/12/15


For you food truck enthusiasts, Truckarooo is a happening today, Friday, June 12th at the Fairgrounds (near the Nationals Park).

From 11am to 11pm, you can find over 20 food trucks, live music, adult beverages and games like cornhole.

The Nationals are in Milwaukee this weekend playing the Brewers, but that’s no reason not to head down to the Fairgrounds and check out the action.

Truckaroo happens once a month. This month’s food trucks include:

Arepa Zone
Bada Bing
Big Cheese
Borinquen Lunch Box
Captain Cookie & the Milk Man
Curbside Cupcakes
Curley’s Q
DC Empanadas
DC Slices
DC Taco Truck
Doug the Food Dude
Due South
Feelin’ Crabby
Korean BBQ Box
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Rito Loco
Tapas Truck
That Cheesecake Truck
The Orange Cow

Fairgrounds (M St and Half St SE) near the Nationals Park
Friday, June 12
Free Admission (pay for food and beverages)
All ages