The DC State Fair is a nonprofit organization, and our annual event is entirely volunteer-run. This means charitable donations of all sizes help us succeed in our mission to celebrate the District’s local talents and build community in the nation’s capital.

Your Dollars Can Make a Difference

You could plant basil on your balcony or grow cannabis in your closet. You could put homemade pickles on your hamburger or pour mumbo sauce on all the chicken wings. You could pick up seafood at the Maine Avenue Fish Market or drop a line in the Anacostia River. No matter who you are, your dollars can make a difference to the DC State Fair. Wondering how?


can show love to our furry friends and sponsor a pup’s Walk of Fame at the DC State Fair Pet Parade.


can fund the prize ribbons that help us celebrate local talent.


can provide drinking water and snacks to the volunteers who keep the Fair running.


can sponsor an exhibition space at a discounted rate for a local nonprofit organization.


can sponsor a generator that will keep the entries in our Chili Contest warm.


can keep the lights on and the Main Stage rocking after dark.

Please consider making a donation today. Our Friends of the Fair sponsorships come with awesome goodies!

Friend of the Fair Sponsor

Individual donors at $100, $50, $25

  • For $100, you will receive a t-shirt plus 2 beer tickets.
  • For $50, you will receive a t-shirt or two koozies.
  • For $25, you will receive one koozie.

Are you a business that wants to sponsor the Fair? Check out our sponsorship page and make a pledge there!