Competition on 8th Street to stardom on P Street

The five Meet the Sweets participants stand by a sign at the P Street Whole Foods.
The five Meet the Sweets participants stand by a sign at P Street Whole Foods.

In December 2012, DC State Fair sponsor Whole Foods P Street put out the red carpet for our pie and cupcake winners. A team led by Daniel Thaeler transformed the store into an ode to some of D.C.’s best bakers, designing profiles and recipe cards for each baker and confection, and inviting the winners to share samples.

The people who went from Fair contestants on 8th Street to stardom on P Street included (pictured from left):

Best Cupcake: Esther Ventus with the Juan Carlos Cupcake, a chocolate-raspberry creation

Most Creative Pie: Frank Asher and Sarah McLaughlin with Vegan Pot Pie

Best Apple Pie: Megan McConville with her Classic Double Crusted Apple Pie

Most Creative Cupcake: Heidi Goldberg with The Sweet and Salty, a sweet potato cupcake with salted caramel buttercream

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Birnbaum Interpreting Services to provide ASL interpretation at the Fair

The DC State Fair is proud to announce sign language interpretation for the 2012 event. Interpretation is  donated by Birnbaum Interpreting Services, a Deaf-owned and operated company offering nationwide sign and spoken language interpreting and real-time transcription services for government, healthcare, legal, religious, business and entertainment environments.

ASL interpreters will be on hand throughout the event on September 22 to facilitate communication at our information booths with local businesses and organizations. Interpreters will also be available for announcements of contest winners. The Fair organizers are pleased to welcome D.C.’s Deaf community, and the campus community of Gallaudet University, which lies less than two miles from this year’s Fair.

Stop by the Birnbaum Interpreting Services table for more information, to find an interpreter, or just to say hello.

Kid Power brings delights big and small

DC State Fair executive committee members Ken and Rhea joined the Kid Power Harvest Dinner on August 2. The event, hosted by Fair sponsor Kid Power DC, wrapped up the program’s summer camp season. Family, friends, and community members were invited to enjoy kid-created dance, a poetry slam, and food that they grew and cooked themselves.

Guests feasted on vegetable goulash, fresh-baked kale chips, pesto pasta, chicken, and zucchini bread.

Dinner plate

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