Plan Your Visit

The 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 tenth annual celebration will take place Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 11 am to 7 pm.

Plan ahead: Pack a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day’s events! Attendees should also consider bringing a reusable shopping bag to bring home all the treasures they pick up at the fair. Help the fair to be more sustainable!


The 2019 DC State Fair will be held at a new location at Gateway DC, an innovative and unique state-of-the-art park and pavilion in the heart of St. Elizabeth’s East Campus.

Gateway DC is located at 2700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20032.