The Winners

Congratulations to all of the DC State Fair 2011 contest winners!

To all those who held on with us through Hurricane Irene, the rescheduling, and the frigid wet day at Crafty Bastards, we’re happy you came out to another successful DC State Fair event!

Photography Contest Winners
1. Seeking Enlightenment by pablo.raw
2. Spring at the Arboretum by Todd Lard
3. Flashback of Mom by Brian Mosley

Bike Accessory Contest Winners
1. Anica Allen, a versatile yoga mat bag made out of a pair of old jeans
Also won Best Recycled Craft!

Heaviest Vegetable Contest Winners
1. Mark Perry, 16.4 pound watermelon
2. Natonne Kemp, 2.4 pound cucumber

Longest Vegetable Contest Winners
1. Shawn Ross, 38″ squash
2. Mark Perry, 16″ squash
3. Natonne Kemp, 12″ cucumber

Funkiest-Looking Vegetable Contest Winners
1. Mark Perry
2. Old City Green
3. Old City Green

Community Garden with Most Entries: Blair Road Community Garden

Cupcake Contest Winners
1. Heidi Goldberg’s “Beetnik” Cupcake
2. A tie! Sandy Pollock’s Toasted-Marshmallow-Topped Chocolate & Graham Cracker Cupcake and Ninette Dean’s Apple Cupcake
3. Wayne Savage’s Yellow Butter Cake with Broiled-Almond Frosting

Most Creative Cupcake: Jess Zeiler’s Ginger Beer Cupcake
Best Vegetable Cupcake: Heidi Goldberg’s “Beetnik” Cupcake
Best Appearance: Sandy Pollock’s Toasted-Marshmallow-Topped Chocolate & Graham Cracker Cupcake

Pie Contest Winners
1. Claire Stein-Ross’s DC-flag-decorated Pear-Cranberry Pie (with nuts)
2. Ninette Dean’s Cherry Pistachio Mosaic Pie
3. Ninette Dean’s Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie

Most Creative Pie: A tie, both by Ninette Dean
Best Crust: Also one of Ninette Dean’s pies, although this one required a “crust-off” to determine
Best Apple Pie: An applicious tart by Tammy Seltzer

Homebrew Contest Winners
1. Nugget Joy by Josh Greenberg
2. Anacostia Stout by Huge Blodgetts
3. Belgian Sour by Brian Barrows

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