Kickstarter goal reached!

Photo by Flickr user Mickebear
Photo by Flickr user Mickebear

It’s time to celebrate! Thanks to dedicated DC State Fair supporters — including readers like you — our Kickstarter fundraiser reached its goal on August 31. That night, fundraising chair Amelia Showalter sent the following message to contributors:

Wow! The DC State Fair Kickstarter is done. Thanks to you, it was a success! In the next few days we’ll be mailing out surveys to collect the information we need to send you your reward (mailing address, tshirt sizes, etc). So keep an eye on your inbox for one more Kickstarter email.

On behalf of everyone who works so hard to make DC State Fair happen, I want to express how truly grateful we are for the community’s support during this Kickstarter campaign. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much. Not only did we reach our initial goal of $3500, but we even reached our second goal of $5000 just before the Kickstarter ended tonight.

Thanks to you, we will not have to ask for entry fees for this year’s contests, making DC State Fair more open and accessible to the whole DC community. Truly, you are helping us live up to the spirit of our mission statement:

To organize an annual fair and complementary programs that showcase District of Columbia residents’ talents and facilitate the free exchange of agricultural, culinary, and artistic knowledge. In this way, we strive to build community and pride across D.C.

And with the extra support you’ve shown us, we will be able to add fun new features to this year’s Fair. Stay tuned! We’re working on those plans and will continue to post updates on our website, And if you’re not already on our main mailing list, please click here to sign up. You’ll receive receive all the big announcements, including the upcoming opening of contest registration.

Once again, thank you. We did it, friends!

– Amelia from DC State Fair

P.S. See you at the Fair! Remember, it’s September 28th at Barracks Row Fall Festival.

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