Wiener 500 Oktoberfest at The Wharf

calendar icon Sept. 21, 2019
clock icon 1pm – 5pm
map marker icon District Pier

Help us celebrate Wiener 500 Oktoberfest at The Wharf! Stop by District Pier on Saturday, September 21 from 1pm-5pm to watch some of the speediest dogs compete for prizes. All race proceeds benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance.  Enjoy the music, drink cold Oktoberfest beer, participate in the stein hoisting competition, munch on great food and watch the races on a 17 foot jumbotron! 

Don’t have a Dachshund? All dogs can enter the contest for best-dressed! Plus, there will be local vendors and giveaways from DC’s best pet friendly businesses.

For more information on the Wiener 500, visit!

This event is free and kid-friendly. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol.

Please consider leaving your car at home and using alternative transportation for this event.

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