About DC State Fair

The DC State Fair is a free showcase of the region’s agricultural and artistic talents. The seventh annual celebration will take place on Sunday, August 28, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at NoMa Junction at Storey Park (1005 First St. NE). Plan your visit.









Our contests for kids and adults highlight the agricultural and artistic talents of DC residents. Art and craft vendors, food and drink sellers and non-profit organizations are invited to rent booths at our event. Live music, demonstrations and hands-on workshops will give everyone something to watch, hear and do at the fair. Sponsors at all levels ensure the fair’s success. If you are dedicated to homegrown heritage, consider becoming a sponsor today.


The first DC State Fair was held on August 28, 2010. It was established by three food and garden bloggers to showcase the talents of the District and engage artistic, agricultural and culinary-minded residents in friendly competition. The DC State Fair also holds events during the year (including the annual Seedling Swap) to build community and encourage participation in the fair.

The DC State Fair has been held in different neighborhoods across the District. In 2010, the fair was held at the Columbia Heights Day festival. In 2011, it was held at Crafty Bastards in Adams Morgan. In 2012 and 2013, it was held at the Barracks Row Fall Festival. In 2014 and 2015, it was held at Old City Farm and Guild.

The DC State Fair is led by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on volunteers and charitable donations. You can support the fair by volunteering, entering a contest or making a donation. Learn more about our Board of Directors or sign up to receive news and updates.

Icons courtesy Kris Brauer, Even Travelstead, Paul Stevens and Nut Chanut via The Noun Project

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