I know you are tapping your toes so you can go to all the transportation meetings next week
, but in the interim:
: The first hint of fall is in the air, so it's a great time to head to the Yards Park
to drink beer and watch Dachshunds race. It's free to attend, and open to all (though unlike real Oktoberfests, you have to be 21 to buy and consume alcohol). If you think you have the fastest Dachshund in the land, sign up for the 4th annual Wiener 500
Dachshund Race The party runs from 1 pm to 5 pm.
* PUPS IN THE PARK
: Perhaps some of those fast canines will race right over to Nats Park for the final Pups in the Park
of the 2015 season. Game starts at 4:05 pm, and tickets for humans are $26 and $10 for pups (proceeds benefiting the Washington Humane Society) -- but there's no pricetag on crying in your beer as the season ends.
* BARRACKS ROW FALL FESTIVAL
: Out of the jurisdiction slightly, but still worth noting that the 15th annual 8th Street party is on Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm
, with a slew of scheduled happenings
(music, dance, illusions, and "donkey processions to center stage") in addition to the usual lineup of tents with offerings. And the Belga/Matchbox beer garden is returning again.