For the past decade, Barracks Row Main Street has worked tirelessly to preserve and enhance Capitol Hill’s historic 8th Street, SE, commercial corridor and to revitalize its business community.
The group’s focus is the five blocks of 8th Street that stretch south from Pennsylvania Ave S.E. to the terminus of 8th Street at the Washington Navy Yard along M Street, S.E.
Barracks Row is located eight blocks east of the U.S. Capitol.
Monday, March 24, 2014, 3:22 PM Last Updated on Monday, September 08, 2014, 10:42 AM
Saturday, September 27th 2014 marks the return of our longest running event, the Barracks Row Fall Festival! At each Fall Festival our activities and booths blend urban diversity with the curiosities of small town fairs. There's no fair like this fair anywhere!
Our event partners and participants include the United States Marine Corps, The Trapeze School New York, and the Military Hospitality Alliance (sponsors of the Military Chef's Cook Off) as well as a medley of memorable booths and acts. This year a much expanded, live ice-carving competition will be added to the midway (the artists use chain saws).
Last year's big hit, the BRMS Fall Festival Beer Garden is returning, hosted by Cava, Belga and Matchbox. Also, for kids, last year's National Symphony Orchestra's Instrument Petting Zoo will be back, set up adjacent to our ever popular farm animal petting zoo!
If you want a booth on the midway, we are still accepting applications for the waiting list for spaces: 2014 Booth Application
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.