Event Details

Details for the 2015 DC State Fair are coming soon…Information about last year’s Fair is below and photos from the Fair can be found on our Flickr page.


2014 DC State Fair schedule

Date and Location

Saturday, September 20, 12-7 pm
Old City Farm & Guild
925 Rhode Island Ave NW

The 2014 DC State Fair will be held in conjunction with Homegrown DC. 

How to Enter DC State Fair Contests

The 2014 DC State Fair contests are now open! Visit our contests page more information and a list of contests with links to entry forms. Each entry form includes exhibitor guidelines and deadlines. The last day to enter most contests is 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, September 17.

Fair Vendors

Cafe Diem
Casey Trees
DC Brau
DC Public Libraries
Eco Honeybees
Monica Chemay (handmade and upcycled totes)
Runningbyrd Tea Company
Thunder Beast
Tres Criole Catering
Union Market will be hosting this year’s Beirgarten from 3-7pm


38 Responses to Event Details

  1. Katie says:

    When do I need to pick up my knitwear entry? Will it go back to Looped and i can pick it up there next week?

    • kennethjamesmoore says:

      Hi Katie!

      You can pick up your knitwear after 4 PM (the winners will be announced at 3:30!). If you cannot make it to the Fair, your entry will find its way back to Looped, where you can pick it up next week.

  2. Gavin says:

    When is entry drop off for the honey contest?

    • kennethjamesmoore says:

      Contestants should head to the Info Table at the Fair (all the tables will be labeled!) to get directed to the appropriate drop-off booth. We’ll be on 8th Street SE, just south of G Street, in front of the Marine Barracks–you can see a map here.

  3. When do we need to drop off our jams and jellies for the contest on Saturday?

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  11. DCSTATEHOOD says:


    • kennethjamesmoore says:

      I’m sorry you feel so strongly that way! We feel pretty strongly about celebrating DC resident’s talents in state fair style. And maybe someday we’ll have full congressional representation, and our organization’s name won’t be so confusing to people!

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  16. AnneAlexis says:

    So, is it my understanding that there is currently not a drop off location for entries, just a time and date?

    • kennethjamesmoore says:

      There IS a drop-off location–the DC State Fair registration booth! At the moment, we don’t have the festival map from Barracks Row–but DC State Fair will be easy to spot, and Barracks Row Fall Festival is only a few blocks long.

  17. Melanie says:

    Any idea when the Homebrew, Sewing, Knit/Crochet, and Tastiest Tomato Contests winners will be announced?

    • kennethjamesmoore says:

      Yes, Melanie! They will be announced after the rest of the contests, around 2:30. I will update the page to reflect that!

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  19. Farrah Darbouze says:

    Are dogs welcome at the fair?

    • kennethjamesmoore says:

      I’d imagine they are, Farrah, as long as they’re well-behaved and chill with thousands of people having fun around them!

  20. Anya says:

    if we can’t make it to the contest ourselves (but would still like to show off our pickled vegetables!), could we have a representative stand in for us?

    • kennethjamesmoore says:

      You certainly can enter in absentia! Once you register, it doesn’t matter who drops off your entry for you or whether you’re there for judging. It’s always fun (and nerve-wracking) to see the judges’ reactions when they’re sampling your pickles–but it’s just as fun reading the announcement afterward and discovering that you had won!

  21. Reier says:

    Why not expand the baked goods category… Just pie and cupcakes leaves us “cookie-philes” sad and lonely

    • kennethjamesmoore says:

      That’s certainly an excellent suggestion! Perhaps we’ll be able to next year!

      • Reier says:

        Thanks! As someone from MN (we have the largest state fair in the US) I was so happy to see this is a thing… I’ll be prepping my cookie pans in preperation for next year, don’t let me down! ;)

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