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  • LoafJugThouTree
    Shepherdstown, WV786 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You should not come here. STAY AWAY! The only thing you get -- two nights and one afternoon a year -- are unlimited quantities of some of the best oysters you will ever in your life consume, and unlimited quantities of award-winning frabulous white wines. They also serve unlimited quantities of shrimp, cheeses and such, but who wants those? It's not called the shrimp riot or the cheese riot. It's the Oyster Riot at the Old Ebbitt Grill, and it is a colossally marvelous event that getting tickets for is already almost impossible. DON'T GO. And another reason to avoid it: It's ADDICTIVE!
    Written November 20, 2017
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • mrhover
    Clinton, TN219 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you're in DC at this time, don't miss this. There's a small charge (like $7 or so) to get in - but it's well worth it. Take a free bag on the way in. There are tons of vendors giving away free samples of food and products. As you walk closer to the capital building, vendors are BBQ-ing and selling amazing food. It's a fun place to spend a few hours. Don't miss it.
    Written July 15, 2017
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  • Rob B
    Sperryville, VA14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was the second year I attended a National Bell Festival event. This event--a carillon concert at Washington National Cathedral on New Year's Day 2021--was the perfect way to enjoy a live, socially-distanced performance. Like many others, I enjoyed the music emanating from the bell tower while I walked around the Bishop's Garden. Others enjoyed the recital from inside their parked cars with the windows down--good idea given the cold, drizzly weather. Hearing "Auld Lang Syne" on the bells was a cathartic way to bid farewell to such a difficult year, and I can't imagine a better way to enjoy "Carol of the Bells" than hearing it played on a 53-bell carillon. I like the events offered by the festival because they allow me to experience the city in a new and unique way.
    Written June 26, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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