If you’re stopping by DC State Fair to drop off your entries on Saturday anyway, why not check out Crafty Bastards’ offerings while you’re waiting on the judging results? (BTW, Pie, Cupcake, DC Portrait, Bike Accessory, and Vegetable Sculpture contest entries close tonight, so head over to the contests page and enter now!)
Crafty Bastards is hosting a DIY Salon on the Crafty Farm, near the DC State Fair area. The DIY demonstrations will teach the essential food crafting techniques—a mixture of show, tell, and taste. Come learn from some of DC’s best culinarians!
DIY Salon Schedule
11:00am DIY Salon Introduction by Michael Schaffer, Editor, Washington City Paper
11:05am Barry Koslow, Bread and Butter Pickles
11:25am Thomas Schneider, Sub-Irrigated Planter
11:50am Robb Duncan, Pistachio Cardamom Gelato
12:15pm Bev Eggleston, Divine Swine Bacon
12:40pm Gina Chersevani, The Red Rooster
1:05pm Peter Smith, DC’s Best Half Smoke
1:30pm Derek Brown, The Cider Press
1:55pm Jeremy Brosowsky, The Science of Compost
After the DIY Salon presenters, the craftiest preservers, picklers, and brewers will be judged in the Crafty Food Awards powered by DC State Fair. Winners will receive trophies and entrance into next year’s nationally acclaimed Good Food Awards!
Crafty Food Awards Schedule
3:00pm Introduction of Awards and Judges by David and Nycci Nellis, Foodie and the Beast
3:10pm Food Awards Judging with Nic Jammet, Nicholas Stefanelli, Richie Brandenburg, Daniel Fromson, and Chris Shott
3:35pm Trophy Ceremony
Lots of shaded seating is available on the Crafty Farm, perfect for anyone grabbing some eats from the Young & Hungry Food Court or Crafty Food Market (and DC State Fair vendor Whisked!, a DC-based artisan bakery). You can also park your bike at the free Bicycle Valet provided by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (located near the California Street entrance on the field).