About this Event
The DC State Fair is a free showcase of the District’s agricultural, culinary and creative talents and a daylong celebration of all things homegrown.
Inspired by time-honored state fair traditions—growing and gardening, contests, and deep-fried foods—the DC State Fair honors the things that make the District of Columbia unique. This means the DC State Fair holds competitions to find the tastiest mumbo sauce, best honey, the top photographers with a creative eye and puts on a Pet Parade instead of a pig race. We work with local businesses and organizations that are committed to helping our community thrive. Learn more at www.dcstatefair.org.
Along with our long-beloved contests—like Pie, Homebrew, and Honey—we are introducing new and exciting categories in 2022 to celebrate a wider range of talents from you, the residents of the District of Columbia. Contest registrations will close on Thursday, Sept. 1, 11:59pm.
The 13th Annual DC State Fair will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 10am-5pm.
The event will return to Gateway DC at 2700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20032. The site is an innovative and unique state-of-the-art park and pavilion in the heart of St. Elizabeths East Campus.
Plan Ahead: Pack a reusable water bottle, reusable cutlery, and a shopping bag. The DC State Fair makes a concerted effort to reduce waste, and you can be part of the solution. From introducing composting, to encouraging vendors to use compostable food service ware, to training and overseeing volunteers to staff on-site “zero waste stations,” the DC State Fair is working towards being zero waste in all operations.
Photo taken by by Julie Miller
The DC State Fair is a volunteer-run nonprofit organization that relies on charitable donations for support. .
Interested in volunteering? Whether you’re looking to volunteer the day of, join the Board or one of our various volunteer committees, .
Interested in participating as a vendor? and a representative will contact you.
Want to join us on stage? .
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Gateway DC - St. Elizabeths East, 2700 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southeast, Washington, United States