14th Annual DC State Fair in Franklin Park

The 14th Annual DC State Fair will include contests, local vendors, and a celebration of the District’s agricultural, culinary, and creative talents.

Sunday, September 10, 2023
10AM – 5PM
Franklin Park | Downtown Washington, DC

The DC State Fair is a free showcase of the District’s creative talents and a daylong celebration of all things homegrown. Inspired by time-honored state fair traditions—growing and gardening, contests, and deep-fried foods—the DC State Fair honors the things that make the District of Columbia unique. This means the DC State Fair holds competitions to find the tastiest mumbo sauce, best honey, and the top photographers with a creative eye. We work with local businesses and organizations that are committed to helping our community thrive.

Among many activities, the 14th Annual DC State Fair will include 50+ exhibitors including local makers, community organizations, food vendors, government agencies, and universities live performances, children’s activities, arts, demonstrations, and blue-ribbon presentations for 30 plus contests.

Last year, the DC State Fair was held in St. Elizabeth’s in Congress Heights.

Schedule of Events

10:00 AM Welcome 

10:30 AM Flower Arranging Demo with Kathy Jentz of Washington Gardener Magazine & host of the GardenDC Podcast

11:00 AM Performance by Crush Funk Brass

12:00 PM Culinary Contest Winners Announced

12:30 PM Live Contest: Pie Eating

1:00 PM Performance by Zac Brewer

1:30 PM Live Contest: Best Tattoo & Art Contest Winners Announced

1:55 PM Mason & Greens gift card giveaway

2:00 PM DC Hand Dance Demo with the National Hand Dance Association

2:30 PM Agriculture Contest Winners Announced and DC History Center: DC Mythbusting

3:00 PM Performance by Zaneta Z with A.F.R.O.B.A.M.

3:30 PM Getting the (Recycling) Facts Straight with Recycling Expert Charlotte Dreizen

4:00 PM Hula Hoop Time

4:30 PM Wrap Up & Thank You