A competition for the best cupcake in the District has been a staple of the D.C. State Fair. (Matt McClain for The Washington Post) (Matt McClain/for The Washington Post)
“‘ We are going for a culturally analogous concept to the state fairs that take place in Maryland and Virginia, and that transplanted residents might have grown up with in other regions,” said fair organizer, Rhea Kennedy. “‘Instead of encompassing counties, we bring together the eight wards of the District.’”

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