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Ready? Set? Enter!

Hurry, some DC State Fair contest registrations are closing soon! Whether you plan to enter our artistic, crafty, or culinary contests, start the entry process today. Click the links below to see entry forms, exhibitor guidelines and deadlines.

The last day to enter some of the contests is 11:59 PM ET on Monday, September 15th, so make sure you check the deadline ASAP. Note that the pickled vegetable contest entry is due September 13th. 

Best of luck to all exhibitors and we’ll see you at the Fair, on September 20th at the Old City Farm and Guild! Contact Christine Perez with questions on any of our contests.


Art: Photography ContestKids’ Art ContestKids’ Poetry Contest 

Honey: Honey Contest 

Home Cooking: Pie ContestIce Cream Contest 

Crafts: Sewing ContestKnit and Crochet ContestHats for Newborns 

Vegetables and Fruits: Funkiest-Looking Vegetable ContestLongest Vegetable ContestHeaviest Vegetable ContestHeaviest Fruit Contest 

Prepared Foods: Pickled Foods ContestJam & Jelly ContestFermented Vegetable Contest (sauerkraut, kimchi, etc.) 

Volunteer at the Fair!

Sign-up to Volunteer at the Fair!

We rely on you, our awesome volunteers, to make the fair a success. And on the big day, we need volunteers to help set-up, run contests and awards ceremonies, manage social media and so much more.

Sign-up to volunteer now!
2010 Jam & Jelly Contest

Food Safety is the Name of the Game

Read about the Fair's food safety rules before submitting your entry for jam & jellies, fermented foods and pickled veggies contests: dcstatefair/food-safety

Become A Member

Help Support The Fair: DC State Fair is a nonprofit built by and serving the DC community, and you can be a part of it! For details about how to become a supporting member of DC State Fair, check out the Membership page on the DC State Fair website.


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