Carnival Coming to RFK for 10 Days This Month

by Andrew Ramonas May 5, 2015 at 11:35 am 1,081 4 Comments

Carnival (Photo via Facebook/Capital Fair at RFK)A 10-day carnival with rides, food and animals is coming near RFK Stadium later this month.

The Capital Fair at RFK will run from Friday, May 22, to Sunday, May 31, on Lots 6 and 7 of the stadium’s festival grounds.

Organizers have yet to provide details on the attractions. But the fair last year at RFK had a Ferris wheel, a carousel and other rides, along with tiger and wolf shows, according to its website.

“We will have state fair rides, your favorite fair foods and bunches of family fun,” organizers said on the fair’s Facebook page.

The fair will open at 4 p.m. every weekday, except Memorial Day, according to Events DC. On Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day, it opens at noon.

It will close close at 9 p.m. every day, except Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, May 24. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, May 24, it will close at 10 p.m.

Organizers expect 1,000 to 3,000 people to attend each day.

Photo via Facebook/Capital Fair at RFK

  • Diane

    It is deplorable that the residents who live closely to RFK are given no consideration when this fair comes to town it brings the lowest class of all citizens to this area and they behave like animals and leave their filthy diapers in the street along with their trash.

    • Coral UptownPrincess Davis

      I’m so sorry you feel this way Diane, but your sense of superiority is deplorable. Yes, the carnival does bring out people who are not as fortunate as some and who have no respect or sense of decency when it comes to certain things. However, there are some who are appreciative and would not normally have an opportunity to enjoy such entertainment especially in that area of DC. I am a native Washingtonian and this carnival has been an annual event for many years; probably long before you even moved in the neighborhood. Because had you had lived in this neighborhood you would know that this is an annual event and chosen not to move there. So don’t complain about others because of your poor choices.

      • Aysha Young

        Sheesh…Thank you…that’s all i can say. Cause a person like Diane..yeah, I need to have a face to face conversation with her. Gentrification is a muthafucka ain’t it.

  • Tahisha Johnson

    That was the worst experience I have had all day reading Diane’s comment.Whom is not a Wash DC native or she would have known about the annual carnival.It is a disgrace when people choice to use such a unclassy and hateful choice in words when explaining their frustrations


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