The 5pm Post – Columbia Heights Day/DC State Fair, Sat. Aug. 28th

Contestant from last year’s CH Day cupcake eating contest

My favorites – the petting zoo and the cupcake eating contest! But I’m super psyched to check out the DC State Fair as well this year.

From an email:

WHEN: Saturday, August 28
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

WHERE: Harriet Tubman Elementary Field – 11th & Kenyon streets NW
Just 3 blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro – Green and Yellow lines


– Two stages of live music and dance performances
– Petting Zoo & Kids Zone, featuring fun games and family entertainment
– “Taste of Columbia Heights” food booths and popular DC food trucks
– First-ever “DC State Fair” with prizes for best homemade pie or cupcake, homegrown tomato and more
– Columbia Heights Community Marketplace farmers’ market
– Cupcake eating contest, sponsored by Sticky Fingers Bakery
– NEW! King & Queen of Columbia Heights competition
– Morning yoga workshop from Quiet Mind Yoga, Dog Show and neighborhood bike tour
– Appearances by city officials and political candidates
– More than 80 local businesses and community groups
– All-day specials at neighborhood restaurants and bars
– Even more performances all day at BloomBars (3222 11th St. NW)
– After Hours Party post-festival at neighborhood bars, sponsored by OnTap

Full schedule after the jump.


10:00 am Columbia Heights bike tour and scavenger hunt

10:00 am Morning yoga from Quiet Mind Yoga

10:30 am Dog Show @ Tubman Field

11:00 am Electric 11s (rock) @ Main Stage

11:45 am Queen of Columbia Heights @ Second Stage

12:15 pm Czars of Leisure (rock) @ Main Stage

12:30 pm Latin American Youth Center @ Youth Stage

1:00 pm King of Columbia Heights @ Second Stage

1:00 pm BloomBars @ Youth Stage

1:30 pm The Chariots (reggae) @ Main Stage

2:00 pm The Artistic Shelter @ Youth Stage

2:15 pm Batala (percussion) @ Second Stage

2:45 pm La Unica Irish Band @ Main Stage

3:00 pm In Da Streets @ Youth Stage

3:30 pm Sticky Fingers Cupcake Contest @ Second Stage

4:00 pm BloomBars @ Youth Stage

4:15 pm Armchairs (rock) @ Main Stage

5:15 pm Belladonna (dance) @ Second Stage

5:45 pm Flex Matthews (hip hop) @ Main Stage

7 Comment

  • What will happen if I do not stop to love this man, that is the question.

  • What will be the livestock displayed at the DC state fair? rats?

  • of the hood variety?

  • If you are reading this you are already late! See you there…

  • What an awesome event!

    My wife and I went to the Glenn Beck rally earlier just to see what that would be like, and of course it was absolutely horrifying. Put me in an incredibly bad mood, which was completely lifted almost the moment I got to Columbia Heights day to find an incredibly diverse, happy group of people building community and having fun. Made me very proud to be a DC resident. Oh and Room 11 is great.

  • Thanks Eric in Ledroit! Our mission is to celebrate diversity, community and service. We are very proud of all the volunteers who helped make the 4th Annual Columbia Heights Day a great success. Next year to 11th Street!

    PS — The best animals at the petting zoo were the camel and the yak!

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