Design the Fair Poster!

Calling all artists, professional or hobbyists! For the first year ever, we’re having a poster design contest!

  1. Entries are open to DC residents only of all ages. Deadline to submit your design is June 8, 2015 June 15, 2015. There is no set theme, but we do like to highlight the communal, artistic, and gardening spirit that has guided the DC State Fair so far.

As a prize for the contest, the 1st place winner’s design will be used for some of our marketing efforts for this year’s Fair. Additionally, we will write and promote an article about the artist. Ribbons will be given at the DC State Fair for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

Some guidelines:

  • Original work only – please make sure your images and photos are copyright free
  • Limit your submission size to 11″ by 17″

Don’t forget to include the following details:

  • September 12, 2015
  • 12 PM – 8 PM
  • 925 Rhode Island Ave NW
  • Our logo: download here
  • Contests (you don’t have to fit them all)


Join Us for DC State Fair 101

14187585727_9b6ed9e571_zDo you want to learn more about DC’s State Fair? Are you interested in acquiring a new skill? Join us for DC State Fair 101 where you’ll

  • Hear from DC State Fair about our various Fair contests;
  • Watch Looped Yarn Works as they showcase a knitting demo;
  • Learn the secrets to successful gardening from Old City Farm & Guild and Homegrown DC.

DC State Fair 101 will be held in cooperation with Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library at the library, this Saturday, September 6th from 2-4pm.

If you’re busy this weekend, make sure you mark your calendars on September 20th for the DC State Fair. To learn more about the Fair and available contests, visit