Barracks Row Fall Festival on Capitol Hill Schedule!

On the Main Stage 8th & G Streets, SE
11:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony featuring the Marine Corps Brass Quintet
4:00 p.m. Redskinettes: Redskins Cheerleaders performance
4:45 p.m. General James T. Conway, Commandant of the Marine Corps, announces the winner of the Military Chefs Culinary Competition
Also confirmed:
Live Music
The St. Marks Players

Military Chef Culinary Competition in the Military Hospitality Association Tents on 8th Street, SE between G and I Streets, SE
Watch teams from all branches of the military and the White House compete in the Military Hospitality Association’s Third Annual mobile kitchen showdown.
7:15 a.m. First Flight of the Competition
9 a.m.-11 a.m. New Orleans Chef Paul Prudhomme will sign cookbooks and answer your questions about creating great cuisine.
2:30 p.m. Final Flight: The Championship Round will match the four best teams in one final display of their culinary skills.

Antique Car Corral 8th Street, SE between G and I Streets, SE
Owners and volunteers will be there to answer your questions about classic cars.

Tours of Home of the Commandants G Street, SE, between 8th and 9th Streets, SE
This is the last chance to view the interior of the Home of the Commandants before they close their doors for a year-long renovation. Completed in 1806, the historic structure is the oldest continually-occupied residence in the District. Five docent-led tours will be held at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.

Tours of the Historic Barracks I Street, SE between 8th and 9th Streets, SE
The historic barracks lining the east side of 8th Street, SE are now home to Marine Corps officers and their families. Take a peek inside with docent-led tours departing at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.

At the Shakespeare Theatre
The Trapeze School of New York will present “Silks”

The Ugly Mug’s Oktoberfest Tent at 723 8th Street, SE
Join The Ugly Mug for $4 Linenkugal Oktoberfest and Coors Light & Delicious Brats!

Fusion Grill at 515 8th Street, SE
Fusion Grill will be celebrating fall with Firecracker Shrimp and Sam Adams Oktoberfest on their newly-renovated patio.

Zest Bistro at 735 8th Street, SE
Sample favorites from Zest Bistro, including Lamb Sandwiches ($5), homemade fudge brownies ($2), specials on Blue Point Toasted Lager and Miller Light ($4) and Ginger Limeade.

Along the Row 8th Street, SE between E and I Streets, SE
Chesty XIII Meet the Marine Corps mascot bulldog and her trainer on their walks throughout the day and learn how she got her name.
Historic Uniforms of the Marine Corps Be on the lookout for great boots, epaulets, plumes and capes! Ten Marines will walk the Row in uniforms dating back to 1775.


About Barracks Row Main Street

Barracks Row Main Street is a designated DC Main Streets commercial district. Barracks Row Main Street is funded in part by the Department of Small and Local Business Development.
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6 Responses to Barracks Row Fall Festival on Capitol Hill Schedule!

  1. Pingback: Celebrate Fall from City Streets to Country Farms « KidFriendly DC

  2. mijin says:


    Just wondering if you had any booths available for local non-profit organizations to table? We are an after-school program looking for volunteers to tutor our low-income students in the area.

    Please let me know. Thanks!

  3. susan says:

    will there be a petting zoo? i saw something about that in the hill rag. thank you

    • Susan,

      Yes, our friends with Zoo To You have confirmed two black sheep, a white sheep with her lamb, a calf named Jordan, a donkey named Molly and another one named Little Bit, a llama named Athena, an alpaca named Cuzzo, a handful of goats including Flower and her mother Blossom, some little chicks and the mother hen, and of course several baby bunny rabbits will all be at the Fall Festival this Saturday. We hope you can come join us!

      Martin Smith
      Executive Director
      Barracks Row Main Street

  4. Dan says:

    We want to attend but we also want to avoid traffic – what is the closest/recommended Metro Stop?

  5. Tom says:

    Is there parking? Metro is not an option for me.

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