Move over racing Presidents, the 7th annual Wiener 500 is coming to town. Billed as DC’s funniest Oktoberfest celebration, the Wiener 500 features dachshund races, cold beer, live music and family friendly entertainment. The event is on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Yards Park located at 355 Water St., SE.

This free event benefits the Humane Rescue Alliance, and kicks off with the HRA Walk for the Animals, where guests can walk their dogs, help support the nonprofit, and then stay for the main event. The event organizers also announced a new brewery partnership with Spaten!, who will be serving traditional German beer for this exciting Bark-toberfest event.

There are cash and prizes for the wiener winners. For more information on the HRA walk and the Wiener 500, visit

BY Southwester Staff

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