The Washington Post
DC State Fair
It might not have a midway or livestock exhibits, but the District boasts its own state fair with plenty of wholesome trappings. The festivities are back in person this weekend after two years of virtual content, and include dozens of contests. Some are traditional — best heirloom tomato, best berry jam or jelly — and some have a decidedly D.C. bent, including best mumbo sauce, best sewn face mask and best tattoo. Beyond the competitions, there are musical performances, a pet parade, line dancing lessons from the D.C. Rawhides, beekeeping and gardening workshops, crafts for children, a sports zone with games, a clothing swap, food trucks, a cocktail garden and a vendor marketplace.
When: Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Gateway DC at Saint Elizabeth’s East, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. dcstatefair.org.