Education and Entertainment

Live music, demonstrations, and educational workshops give everyone something to watch, hear, and do at the DC State Fair. 

Main Stage

Our 2018 Main Stage will feature live competitions, performances from local artists, and the winners of some of our most popular contests. Here you go!

11:00 AM Performance: Nkula
11:30 AM Welcome to the Fair, Live Contest Announcements; Hula Hoop contest
11:45 AM Contest Winner Announcements
12:00 PM Performance: DC Songrise
12:30 PM Live Contest: Limbo
12:45 PM Contest Winner Announcements
1:00 PM Performance: Oh He Dead
1:30 PM Live Contest: Kids’ Ice Cream
1:45 PM Contest Winner Announcements
2:00 PM To be announced!
2:30 PM Live Contest: Sloppy Joe
2:45 PM Contest Winner Announcements
3:00 PM Performance: Allthebestkids
3:30 PM Live Contests: Apple Peeling & Watermelon Seed Spitting
4:00 PM Performance: School of Rock
4:30 PM Live Contests: Whisker Wars & Best Tattoo
5:00 PM Performance: Olivia Mancini
5:30 PM Live Contest: So You Think You Can Dance? dance off
6:00 PM Performance: Coexist Music Group
7:00 PM Performance: Michelle Blackwell

Beer Garden: 3-4pm, DC TRIVIA led by DC Vote

Education Stage (hosted by KCDC)

Whether you want to watch a cooking demonstration or build skills that will improve a life lived in Washington, D.C., our Education Stage features demonstrations and workshops. Details on the classes can be found here

11:00 AM Fingerpainting
11:45 AM Break
12:00 PM Urban Fruit Trees Presentation
12:45 PM Break
1:00 PM Kathy Jentz, Gardening
1:45 PM Break
2:00 PM DC Rawhides country western line dance class
2:45 PM Break
3:00 PM DC Food Recovery Working Group Demonstration
3:45 PM Break
4:00 PM Anacostia River Keeper Presentation
4:45 PM Break
5:00 PM WiT

Kids’ tent

1:00 PM Origami
1:45 PM Break
2:00 PM DC Public Library Story Time
2:45 PM Break
3:00 PM Bug Circus
3:45 PM Break
4:00 PM WiT
4:45 PM Break
5:00 PM Anacostia River Keeper Presentation
5:45 PM Break
6:00 PM King Bullfrog

Even More Fun

Additional entertainment will take place throughout the day on and around the fairgrounds, including contests (including some you can enter as a walk-up!) and our annual Pet Parade.