DC State Fair

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The DC State Fair is a free showcase of the District’s agricultural and creative talents and a daylong celebration of all things homegrown. While the DC State Fair is inspired by time-honored state fair traditions—growing and gardening, animal husbandry, and deep-fried foods—it also honors the things that make the District of Columbia unique. This means the DC State Fair holds competitions to find the best pupusas, mumbo sauce, and Double Dutch jumpers in the city puts on a Pet Parade instead of a pig race and works with local businesses and organizations that are committed to helping our community thrive.

Schedule of Events
Main Stage
11 a.m.: Live Contests: Hula Hoop and Limbo
11:45 a.m.: Performance: After the Flood
12:30 p.m.: Live Contests: Watermelon Seed Spitting and Apple Peeling
1 p.m.: Performance: Sonic Castaways
2 p.m.: Live Contest: Sloppy Joe Eating
2:30 p.m.: Live Contest: Kids’ Ice Cream Eating (Ages 5-12)
3 p.m.: Performance: DMV Soul Line Dance
3:30 p.m.: Live Contest: Double Dutch
4 p.m.: Live Contests: Whisker Wars and Tattoo
5 p.m.: Performance: Letena Dance
5:30 p.m.: Performance: King Empire Entertainment
5:45 p.m.: Performance: Coexist Music Group
6:15 p.m.: Live Contest: So You Think You Can Dance
7 p.m.: Performance: DuPont Brass

Education Stage
11:30 a.m.: Flower Arrangement Demonstration with Kathy Jentz of Washington Gardener Magazine
1 p.m.: Public Space Recycling with Anacostia Riverkeeper
2 p.m.: Hands-On Fingerpainting with Liz Liang (Kids are welcome with adult supervision.)
3 p.m.: Build Your Own Body Weight Training Workout with Gitanjali Borkar of G Moves
5 p.m.: Shadow Puppet Demonstration with Genna Beth Davidson of Wit’s End Puppets

 Contest Judging Schedule

12 p.m.: Kids’ Cupcake (Contest Tent 1); Ice Cream (Contest Tent 2); Jams and Jellies (Contest Tent 3); Longest, Heaviest and Funkiest Looking Vegetables (Contest Tent 4).
The winners of these contests will be announced on the Main Stage at 2:45 p.m.

1:15 p.m.: Wine (Contest Tent 5).
The winners of this contest will be announced on the Main Stage at 6:45 p.m.

1:30 p.m.: Pie (Contest Tent 1); Pupusa (Contest Tent 2).
The winners of these contests will be announced on the Main Stage at 4:45 p.m.

2 p.m.: Pickled Foods (Contest Tent 3); Terrarium (Contest Tent 4).
The winners of these contests will be announced on the Main Stage at 4:45 p.m.

2:30 p.m.: Homebrew (Contest Tent 5).
The winners of this contest will be announced on the Main Stage at 6:45 p.m.

3 p.m.: Mumbo Sauce (Contest Tent 2).
The winners of this contest will be announced on the Main Stage at 4:45 p.m.

3:30 p.m.: Honey (Contest Tent 3); Bud (Contest Tent 5).
The winners of these contests will be announced on the Main Stage at 6:45 p.m.

4 p.m.: Bread (Contest Tent 1); Fiber Art (Contest Tent 4).
The winners of these contests will be announced on the Main Stage at 6:45 p.m.

4:30 p.m.: Chili (Contest Tent 2).
The winners of this contest will be announced on the Main Stage at 6:45 p.m.

5:30 p.m.: Compost (Contest Tent 1); Kids’ Photography (Contest Tent 4).
The winners of these contests will be announced on the Main Stage at 6:45 p.m.

Contests
Our contests for kids and adults highlight local talent and foster friendly competition among District of Columbia residents. Several favorites will return in 2017 (including honey, homebrew, pickled foods, pie, and the history-making Best Bud), and new contests have been added (including bread, fiber art, and wine). For the second year, live competitions will encourage Fairgoers to get the recognition they deserve as the best hula-hooper, watermelon seed spitter, or whisker warrior in town.

Pet Parade
For the third year, friendly pets on leashes, in cages, in tanks, or in aquariums are invited to march in our Pet Parade. Pets and their owners are encouraged to don costumes or enter our pet-themed contests, from Most Unidentifiable Mutt to Best Frisbee Catcher, Best Tennis Ball Fetcher, and Longest Sit-Stay.

Education, Entertainment, and More
The Fair will be packed with activities and entertainment for everyone. Our Education Stage will feature demonstrations and workshops coordinated by Knowledge Commons DC. Our Main Stage will feature live competitions and performances from local artists. The Fair will also feature free activities for children and kid-specific contests like Ice Cream Eating and a Water Balloon Toss.

Vendors and Exhibitors
More than 50 food, drink, art, and craft vendors will showcase and sell their wares at the Fair. Local businesses will offer apparel and accessories for people and pets, prints, posters, plants, ceramics, kitchen supplies, home goods, and more. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations will also exhibit at the Fair.

Visit the website for more details: www.dcstatefair.org.

WHEN
September 24, 2017 at 11am - 8pm
WHERE
Southwest Waterfront - SEU Station
375 and 425 M St SW
Washington, DC 20024
United States
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