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Sixth Annual Wiener 500

Oktoberfest in DC kicked off the right way at the sixth annual Wiener 500 on Saturday, September 30 on the boardwalk at Yards Park in Capitol Riverfront. $500 in cash and prizes were awarded to the speediest dogs, with over 90 participating dogs.

DC dog lovers enjoyed music from 7 Deadlies and cold Samuel Adams Octoberfest Beer, and participated in the official Sam Adams stein-hoisting competition. It was a blast to munch on great food and watch the funniest race around on a 17-foot jumbotron! Wes Johnson, voice of the Washington Capitals, called the play-by-plays all day long. Over $3,000 in race proceeds were donated to Humane Rescue Alliance.

See photos from the event at Yards Park, including hilarious moments from the all-breed contest for best dressed dog!

Photos: Trent Johnson