Upcoming events

    • Saturday, February 04, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel 999 Ninth St, NW Washington, DC 20001

    122th Annual Military Order of the Carabao Wallow

    Purchasing Tickets: As the Herd adapts to modern times, ticket purchases will transition to the Carabao website online purchases only.  For those who have difficulty purchasing tickets that way, please contact Bill Harris at BHarris3@bwma.net to find alternative methods to purchase tickets.  Therefore, please go www.Carabao.org to purchase your tickets.

    Ticket Prices: Since the last in-person Wallow of 2020, Washington DC entertainment rates have risen approximately 33%.  The WALLOW ticket prices reflect that, and therefore Member tickets are $190 and Guest tickets are $295.  However, the same great dining, open bar, and entertainment are being maintained at the Wallow.

    Sitting with a Fellow Member:  We have included on the website an entry for you to complete if you wish to sit with another member attending the WALLOW. Please enter the member’s full name, so we can combine the applications. The Seating Committee will call Members who have multiple seating requests from other Members.  Please avoid unnecessary workload, confusion and possible embarrassment by pre-coordinating with whom you wish to sit.

    No Cancellations Accepted After January 14, 2023.  Because of the large number of attendees expected at the 2023 Annual Wallow, cancellations or changes cannot be accepted after January 14, 2023, the date the Tabling Book goes to the printer – Telephone: 410/960-2808, FAX: 888-598-1681.

    Carabao Membership Application Submission:  The Herd also has both an online membership application and the traditional form for application.  Apply On-Line and enter your guest’s names into the Wallow Database. 

    Formal Invitations:  All Members and Guests will be e-mailed a formal response by the Dinner Committee for their ticket purchases. When you receive your Invitation, check with your Guests to ensure they also have received their Invitation. The Invitation is not a ticket and will not be required for admission.

    Organizational and Corporate Sponsors:  Each year, we are grateful to our Sponsors. Because of them, we have been able to maintain the high quality of our Entertainment and relative stability of the Tariff.  We encourage inquiries from companies interested in being Corporate Sponsors for the 2023 ANNUAL WALLOW.  We now offer several Levels of Corporate Sponsorships. Please refer to the Corporate Sponsor Application form link on this page.  If your company is interested in being a Sponsor, please contact  Tesorero de los Carabaos Shannon Scott at Shannon@OBrienLLC.com or 202-544-8555, or Main Guy de los Carabaos Bob Carey, at Bob.Carey@Empire-Capitol.com or 202-779-1598 for more information.  A sponsorship sheet is also attached.

    Show:  This year the Gamboling Carabaos are making a triumphant return to the Wallow stage, but with assistance from other military performers entertaining, the return of old Wallow entertainment traditions, and the start of some new ones.  We are confident you will find them entertaining, and most politically incorrect. The Joint Service Color Guard and “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will be present to delight and inspire us.

    Compliance with D.C. Smoking Laws: The District of Columbia Smoking Laws apply at the 2023 ANNUAL WALLOW. The Renaissance Washington HOTEL has informed us specifically, there will be NO SMOKING allowed at the 2023 ANNUAL WALLOW.

    Wine available on the tables:  Members may bring their beverages to their tables from the Reception. Wine will be available on the tables.  Open bars will be available at strategic locations throughout the Ballroom.  At the conclusion of the WALLOW, coffee will be available in the Reception area where we first assembled.  In compliance with D.C. law, beverages not purchased at the Hotel are not allowed at the WALLOW.

    Dress:  Military Dinner Dress Uniform or Civilian Semi-Formal (Black Tie), and miniature medals and devices may be worn.

    Metro Access:  Get off at Gallery Place- Chinatown (Green, Yellow & Red Lines)

    Parking:  The Renaissance Washington Hotel offers paid parking at the hotel.  

    Room Reservations:  For those planning to attend the WALLOW, and who may wish to reserve a room at the Renaissance Washington Hotel the MILITARY ORDER OF THE CARABAO has reserved a block of rooms for Saturday Night at a reduced weekend rate. To take advantage of this reduced rate, you must make your room reservation with the Renaissance Washington Hotel Reservations Department by calling 1-877-212-5752 and referencing the room block by date and name. Be sure to request the special MILITARY ORDER OF THE CARABAO WALLOW Room Rate of $159.00/night, plus tax.  This special rate will be available until the cutoff date of January 14, 2020 so please book early.

    Rules regarding Attendance by DoD Personnel - Policy Page.

    2023 Carabao Wallow Sponsorship Opportunities

Past events

Thursday, November 17, 2022 Military Order of the Carabao Happy Hour/Smoker
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Military Order of the Carabao October 2022 Luncheon
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Military Order of the Carabao September 2022 Luncheon
Thursday, May 19, 2022 Military Order of the Carabao May 2022 Luncheon
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Carabao Luncheon March 24, 2020 **CANCELLED**
Saturday, February 08, 2020 120th Annual Carabao Wallow
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Carabao Luncheon January 21, 2020 - Cancelled
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Carabao Luncheon November 19, 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Carabao Luncheon October 22, 2019
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