Posted on Sep 26th, 2013
Clarendon will shine on Saturday. - Get ready for Clarendon Day 2013, an annual street festival that showcases Arlington's original downtown. This year, the event features more vendors, more food, more bands and the DC Chili Cookoff.
"It's shaping up … to be a really good day," said Matt Hussmann, the executive director of the Clarendon Alliance, which organizes the festival.
Clarendon Day runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, plus the annual Pacer's 10K, 5K and Kids' Dash will be held in the morning. Hussmann expects attendance to be well above last year's estimated crowd of about 8,000.
The DC Chili Cookoff is sanctioned by the International Chili Society, and the winners on Saturday will advance to the world championship in October in Palm Springs, Calif. Tasting tokens will be 50 cents each, and proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.