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From DC State Fair:
DC had no county or state fair where DC residents can show off their talents in baking, canning, urban agriculture, poetry, and photography. Three years ago, local food and garden bloggers decided that was a shame and started DC State Fair, which features contests such as Tastiest Tomato, Funkiest-Looking Vegetable, Best Homemade Pie, a DC neighborhood photography contest, and Best Homemade Jam, to name a few. For the first time ever, DC State Fair has added Sewing, Knit & Crochet, Honey, Heaviest Fruit, Fermented Vegetable, and Kids’ Art and Poetry Contests to the 2012 Fair so more of DC’s residents can showcase their talents. DC residents can submit their entries for a chance to win everlasting glory (and prizes!). DC State Fair will be judging entries for most contests, announcing contest winners, and putting on educational demonstrations on Saturday, September 22, at the Barracks Row Fall Festival.
Beyond the vegetable, cooking, and art competitions and educational demonstrations on homebrewing, beekeeping, canning, and vegetables run by DC State Fair, Barracks Row Fall Festival itself will feature stages with musical acts and other entertainment, a petting zoo, the Military Chef’s Cook-Off, and many other activities and groups focused on the Barracks Row neighborhood.
DC State Fair’s has succeeded in turning this event into an annual tradition that aims to foster community spirit and celebrate DC’s talented residents. Be sure to check out the contests, submit your entries, and swing by the Fair to experience the fun!