Registration for the DC State Fair Best Bud Contest is now open.
To participate in the contest, you must be a DC resident, 21 or older, and a recreational grower. Professional growers are not eligible to participate.
To register online visit
Registration will close on August 14 or when we receive 100 entries, whichever comes first. The deadline is quickly approaching. So don’t delay; register today.
The bud dropoff and preliminary judging will be on August 21, and the judging of the top five will be on August 28 at the fair grounds. Details about the dropoff venue will be provided to qualified registrants.
The 2016 DC State Fair will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., at NoMa Junction at Storey Park (1005 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002). The venue is three blocks from the NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro on the Red Line and less than a mile from Union Station. To find out more about the DC State Fair visit
For more information about the bud contest, contact Mark Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck to all contestants.