Our contests for kids and adults highlight the agricultural, artistic, and even athletic talents of the District of Columbia. Contest winners from the 2017 DC State Fair are listed below. 

Kids’ Contests

Cupcake (New!) 

  • First Place: Madelynn Martin (Berry Strawberry)

Baked Goods

Bread (New!)

  • First Place: Jenn Nichols (Badass Brioche)
  • Second Place: John Canon (County Boule)
  • Third Place: Annie Albright (Annie’s Homegrown Sourdough with Rosemary, Sage and Walnut)

Pie: Best Apple

  • First Place: Abby Lynch (Apple Rosette)
  • Second Place: Daria Wingreen-Mason (Classic Apple)
  • Third Place: Katie Catalano (Early Fall Apple Ginger)

Pie: Best Fruit (Non-Apple)

  • First Place: Emily-Anne Patt (Miss Meredith’s Scottish Pecan)
  • Second Place: Carter Purcell (Moroccan Pear)
  • Third Place: Layla Attia (Cherry)

Pie: Best Savory

  • First Place: Abby Lynch (Chicken and Caramelized Onion)
  • Second Place: Katie Catalano (Late Summer Chicken Pot Pie)
  • Third Place: Clarissa Kimmey (Tomato)

Pie: Best Crust

  • First Place: Katie Catalano (Late Summer Chicken Pot Pie)
  • Second Place: Mollie Coyle (Bourbon Pecan)
  • Third Place: Daria Wingreen-Mason (Classic Apple)

Pie: Best in Show

  • First Place: Abby Lynch (Chicken and Caramelized Onion)
  • Second Place: Mollie Coyle (Bourbon Pecan)
  • Third Place: Emily-Anne Patt (Miss Meredith’s Scottish Pecan)

Craft

Fiber Art (New!) 

  • First Place: Elizabeth Hunziker (Crochet Clutch)
  • Second Place: Kilani Paulik (Daft Blue Floral)
  • Third Place: Emily Wahl (Oscar Cardigan)
  • Best Fiber Art with Homegrown Product: Tracy Lini (George Washington)

Growing and Gardening 

Compost

  • First Place: Jeffrey Neal
  • Second Place: Wayne Savage
  • Third Place (tie): Catherine Plume
  • Third Place (tie): Karen Baldi

Vegetable

  • Heaviest Vegetable (First Place): Joe Bozik (Pumpkin)
  • Heaviest Vegetable (Second Place): Mason Calhoun (Cucumber)
  • Longest Vegetable: Mason Calhoun (Cucumber)
  • Funkiest Looking Vegetable: Candace Archer (Weird Tater)

Tomato

  • Best Red: Nicole Buell
  • Best Non-Red: Rhea Kennedy
  • Best Heirloom: Marguerite Pridgen

Foods

Chili 

  • First Place: Christopher Graham (Wooden Spoon)
  • Second Place: Jason Sanders (Sanders’ Ranch Chili)
  • Third Place: Erica Benjamin (Chili for Valentine)

Honey

  • First Place: Pavel Snejevski
  • Second Place: Caroline Hutton
  • Third Place: David Bani

Homebrew

  • First Place: Shane Duggan (Hop and Frisk)
  • Second Place (tie): Jake Grover (Alligator Florida Weisse)
  • Second Place (tie): Chris Samoray and Adam Porter (End of Summer Stout)
  • Third Place: Michael Brandon (Flanders Red)

Ice Cream 

  • First Place: Laura Karr (Saffron Cardamom)
  • Second Place: Natalie Copra (Brown Butter Pecan)
  • Third Place: Amelia Vogel (Wild Blackberry Cheesecake)

Jams and Jellies

  • First Place: Annika Pettitt (Plum Space Jam)
  • Second Place: Anna Bryant (Spicy Habanero Jam)
  • Third Place: Kirsten Wiard-Bauer (Blueberry Jam)

Mumbo Sauce (Back by popular demand!) 

  • First Place: Elizabeth Sweeting (DC Native Original Spicy)
  • Second Place: Elizabeth Sweeting (DC Native Backyard)
  • Third Place: Mary Knight (All Purpose Original)

Pickled Foods

  • First Place (tie): Mark Perry (Doug’s Dill Pickles)
  • First Place (tie): Benjamin Roode (Grandma’s Beet Pickles)
  • Second Place: Amelia Vogel (Spicy Dilly Yardlong Beans)

Wine (New!)

  • First Place: Scott Robertson (Old Vine Zinfandel)
  • Second Place: David Schneider (Zin-fidelity)
  • Third Place: Mark Perry (Dandelion Wine)

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