The DC State Fair is a nonprofit organization, and our annual event is entirely volunteer-run. This means charitable donations of all sizes help us succeed in our mission to celebrate the District’s local talents and build community in the nation’s capital.

Your Dollars Can Make a Difference

You could plant basil on your balcony or grow cannabis in your closet. You could put homemade pickles on your hamburger or pour mumbo sauce on all the chicken wings. You could pick up seafood at the Maine Avenue Fish Market or drop a line in the Anacostia River. No matter who you are, your dollars can make a difference to the DC State Fair. Wondering how?


can show love to our furry friends and sponsor a pup’s Walk of Fame at the DC State Fair Pet Parade.


can provide supplies to coordinate our children’s contests, showcasing the creative talents of our city’s children and teenagers.


can fund the prize ribbons that help us celebrate the talents of District residents.


can provide drinking water to the volunteers who keep the Fair running.


can provide interpretive services at one contest, making our Fair accessible to the Deaf community.


can help the Fair keep its promise to support fellow nonprofit organizations and sponsor two exhibition spaces at a discounted price.


can help us keep the Fair a free and open event for all residents to enjoy, year after year.

Please consider making a donation today.