Wiener 500 Oktoberfest Returns To The Wharf

October 02,2021 – October 02,2021 all-day
The Wharf
760 Maine Avenue SW

It’s that time of year—put on your dirndl or lederhosen, grab your Dachshund, and head to The Wharf to celebrate Oktoberfest—including the return of the Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash. Join for a day of German-inspired food and fun, featuring the Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash and Costume Contest and a German Fare and Stein Hoisting Contest. Watch the speediest Dachshunds in DC race for fame and fortune on the District Pier track and catch all the action on the seventeen-foot jumbotron screen in the 9th Annual Wiener 500 Dachshund Dash for charity. Sign up your Dachshund to race here. If you don't have a Dachshund, you can still take part in the excitement with the all-breed dog costume contest. Visit restaurants for German inspired fare, Sam Adam Octoberfest bier and to test your strength in an official stein hoisting contest. Make a reservation to participate in the stein hoisting competitions at the following restaurants: 2:00 p.m. - Canopy by Hilton, 2:30 p.m. - Hank's Oyster Bar, 3:00 p.m. - Lupo Marino, 3:20 p.m. - Kirwan's Irish Pub, 3:40 p.m. - Kaliwa, 4:00 p.m. - Cantina Bambina, 4:30 p.m. - Brighton SW1, and 5:00 p.m. - Rappahannock Oyster Bar. In addition, enjoy music on District Pier and party with DJ Oktoberfest and enjoy ice cold Sam Adams Octoberfest beer and more. Please note, you must be 21+ to participate in the stein hoist. Per DC guidelines you must wear a mask indoors unless eating or drinking. 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 2nd. For more information, please click here