2013 Contests


Slices of pie await judging at the DC State Fair.

The 2013 DC State Fair contests are opening now. Read on for more information and a list of contests with links to entry forms. Each entry form includes exhibitor guidelines and deadlines.

Best of luck to all exhibitors and we’ll see you at the Fair on September 28!


Click on each contest title for more information and an online entry form. Deadlines listed are by midnight unless otherwise noted. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates about these competitions and other DC State Fair news.

Baked Goods Contests

  • Pie Contest (best overall plus best crust, best apple pie, and best savory) Entry Deadline September 14
  • Cupcake Contest (best overall plus most creative use of ingredients as well as best frosting, cake, vegan cupcake, cupcake with alternative natural sweeteners, and presentation) Entry Deadline September 22

Craft Contests

Vegetable and Fruit Contests

Prepared Foods Contests

What are the prizes?

Each first, second, and third place winner will receive ribbons and small cash prizes. Some contests will also have special sponsored prizes.

Can I sponsor a contest?

We welcome businesses and organizations to sponsor contests. Fair vendor spots are also available. Interested? Contact info@thedcstatefair.org.

15 Responses to 2013 Contests

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  4. Barbara Price says:

    The bike accessories contest link takes me to a Google page. Can you post a correct link to that contest info.

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  9. Zora Margolis says:

    Do jams and jellies need to be made from personally homegrown fruit?

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