D.C. Carnival channels the city’s inner small town USA


What's next? City-wide bean suppers to raise money for the fire department?

What's next? City-wide bean suppers to raise money for the fire department?

When you live in a (near?) World-class city, spinning rides and heaping plates of fried carbs served in a blistering parking lot seems like a tough draw.

It is. The D.C. Summer Carnival was posted up outside RFK Stadium for a week. Because I run and bike on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail frequently, I got several first-hand looks at the “carnival.” Pretty poor attendance, though perhaps things perked up at night. When a Washingtonian can see five professional sports leagues year-round, any kind of music you can imagine, eat at fantastic restaurants and visit some of the best museums on the globe, even fried Oreos are a tough sell.

Channeling my inner 14-year-old, I imagine a typical night loitering in Chinatown would be significantly more exciting than riding the Gravitron.

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One Response to D.C. Carnival channels the city’s inner small town USA

  1. Fatboy says:

    Just went to the Yarmouth Clam festival on Friday…the economy apparently has affected fried dough portion sizes…I made up for it with extra powdered sugar…

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