The D.C. State Fair returns this Saturday, Sept. 20, with many of the same popular contests from prior years and, for the first time, a biergarten.
Now in its fifth year, the state fair will run from 12 noon to 7 p.m. at the Old City Farm & Guild, 925 Rhode Island Avenue N.W., just two blocks west of the Shaw-Howard University Metro Station. The fair will be part of Homegrown DC, a hyper-local farmers’ market and festival celebrating healthy food grown right in our nation’s capital.
The biergarten, hosted by Union Market, will be from 4 to 7 p.m.
Exhibitors for the following contests must register their entries by midnight Wednesday on the state fair website:
■ Pickled foods (cucumbers, other vegetables, and fruit)
■ Jams and jellies
■ Fermented vegetables (sauerkraut, kimchi, etc.)
■ Ice cream
■ Kids’ poetry
■ Knit and Crochet
The fair also will feature these contests, with no registration deadline:
■ Heaviest vegetable
■ Heaviest fruit
■ Longest vegetable
■ Funkiest-looking vegetable
■ Kids’ art
■ Mason jar flower arrangement
■ Hats for newborns
For more information and to register entries, go to the D.C. State Fair website at www.dcstatefair.org.