Welcome Back, DC State Fair!
For those of us inside the beltway, calling D.C. a state isn’t as strange as the out of the district dwellers may think. And we now have a State Fair!
DC has a strong “state” attitude, a beloved and popular newspaper, excellent colleges , and fatastic restaurants — it seems all the interesting “Top Chef” contestants have a restaurants and a presence here, including Spike Carla and Richard Blais. Each month somebody considered famous is here to testify about something close to their heart on t he Hill, and our special brand of power and history draws more than 3,000,000 visitors each year. You can turn the corner and step into an Angelina Jolie or Matt Damon film, and Michelle Obama can be seen planting a garden or picking up burgers from Five Guys. Can you tell I’m a DC native? While many believe we’re taxed unfairly (our license plate tag? “Taxation Without Representation”) we take it all in stride because that’s how we roll.
Well, we also have a state fair, which launched last year and it was a great success. I started to hear about the first annual DC State Fair last year online and via friends on twitter, and from there it seemed everyone in town was writing and reporting on it. I was in, and excited to attend. I was convinced to enter some of our container veggies in the fair’s vegetable contest, and our lemon cucumbers won first place in the “funkiest” veggie category. That win led me to talk about my DC State Fair memories with Kenneth Moore, president of the DC State Fair, who blogs about gardening and cooking as The Indoor Garden(er). I hope you’ll read the interview, and check out the DC State Fair blog. If you’re, as we say, in the distirct, at the end of August, come check out our state fair. For more infomration you can visit the DC State Fair blog, or tweet Ken at @indoorgarden_er.