Plan Your Visit

7497742788_5551c02281_oThe DC State Fair is a free showcase of the region’s agricultural and artistic talents. It is open to the public (although you must be a District resident to compete in our contests). 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. More information (including event schedule) will be posted soon.

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Location

The 2016 DC State Fair will be held at NoMa Junction at Storey Park (1005 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002). The venue is three blocks from NoMa-Gallaudet U and less than a mile from Union Station (from which it is accessible by MARC, VRE and Amtrak). Capital Bikeshare stations are located at 1st and M St. NE (nine docks) and M St. and Delaware Ave. NE (22 docks).

43 thoughts on “Plan Your Visit

    1. Hi Katie!

      You can pick up your knitwear after 4 PM (the winners will be announced at 3:30!). If you cannot make it to the Fair, your entry will find its way back to Looped, where you can pick it up next week.

    1. Contestants should head to the Info Table at the Fair (all the tables will be labeled!) to get directed to the appropriate drop-off booth. We’ll be on 8th Street SE, just south of G Street, in front of the Marine Barracks–you can see a map here.

    1. I’m sorry you feel so strongly that way! We feel pretty strongly about celebrating DC resident’s talents in state fair style. And maybe someday we’ll have full congressional representation, and our organization’s name won’t be so confusing to people!

  1. So, is it my understanding that there is currently not a drop off location for entries, just a time and date?

    1. There IS a drop-off location–the DC State Fair registration booth! At the moment, we don’t have the festival map from Barracks Row–but DC State Fair will be easy to spot, and Barracks Row Fall Festival is only a few blocks long.

    1. Yes, Melanie! They will be announced after the rest of the contests, around 2:30. I will update the page to reflect that!

    1. I’d imagine they are, Farrah, as long as they’re well-behaved and chill with thousands of people having fun around them!

  2. Hello!
    if we can’t make it to the contest ourselves (but would still like to show off our pickled vegetables!), could we have a representative stand in for us?

    1. You certainly can enter in absentia! Once you register, it doesn’t matter who drops off your entry for you or whether you’re there for judging. It’s always fun (and nerve-wracking) to see the judges’ reactions when they’re sampling your pickles–but it’s just as fun reading the announcement afterward and discovering that you had won!

  3. Why not expand the baked goods category… Just pie and cupcakes leaves us “cookie-philes” sad and lonely

      1. Thanks! As someone from MN (we have the largest state fair in the US) I was so happy to see this is a thing… I’ll be prepping my cookie pans in preperation for next year, don’t let me down!😉

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