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October Commission meetings to take place

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2017 OCTOBER COMMISSION MEETINGS TO TAKE PLACE WHO: Ohio Expositions Commission WHAT: Commission meeting WHERE: FFA Center, Ohio Expo Center & State Fair WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 10 am The Ohio Expo Center is a year-round, multi-purpose convention and meeting facility. More than 3.1 million visitors attend the 185 events held at the Ohio Expo

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Ag is Cool essays due Aug. 31

Submit your essay for your chance at a $500 scholarship by Aug. 31, 2017! The Ohio State Fair has come to a close, but there is still an opportunity for current fifth graders (exiting fourth grade students from the 2016-2017 academic year) to receive a $500 scholarship if they visited the Fair to participate in

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2017 Sale of Champions results announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2017 50th ANNIVERSARY SALE OF CHAMPIONS SALES REACH $284,000 COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held this afternoon in the WCOL Celeste Center, showcased Ohio’s premium livestock, premier Junior Fair exhibitors and generous supporters. On the sale bill were grand champion and reserve champion market lambs,

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Sale of Champions is Sunday, Aug. 6

August 6, 2017 The time has come for dedicated junior livestock exhibitors to take the stage during the 50th Anniversary Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions. The sale will be held today, Sunday, Aug. 6 at 2 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center. The 2017 sale will include 11 champions from 17 youth: Grand and Reserve Champion Market Beef,

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Hometown Sounds & Craft Beer Fest

Wednesday, July 26, 4 pm WCOL Celeste Center For the first time ever, the Ohio State Fair will host a craft beer festival just prior to the free “Hometown Sounds” concert. Twelve breweries, two from each of Ohio’s districts (northeast, northwest, central, southeast, southwest and south central), will each interact with fairgoers and have two

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Fair seeking photographers

The Ohio State Fair is seeking paid photography interns to gain a wealth of portfolio material during the 2017 Ohio State Fair, July 26 – August 6. Timing: Shifts may be up to 8-12 hours each day of the Fair (including weekends), July 26 – August 6, with some events requiring brief shifts in the

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2017 Ohio State Fair

Don’t wait for the gate – get your tickets in advance and save! General admission prices Ride prices $6 – Advance sale admission tickets $10 – Adults 13-59 $8 – Seniors 60+ $8 – Children 5-12 Free – Children under 5 $20 – Advanced Sale Wristband Vouchers (available through July 25 only) $25 – Ride-All-Day Wristband Vouchers

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2016 Sale of Champions Results

The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held this afternoon in the WCOL Celeste Center, showcased Ohio’s premium livestock, premier Junior Fair exhibitors and generous supporters. On the sale bill were grand champion and reserve champion market lambs, market barrows and market beef, as well as grand champion market goat, grand champion and

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2016 Sale of Champions Participants Announced

The time has come for dedicated junior livestock exhibitors to take the stage during the 2016 Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions. The sale will be held tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 7 at 2 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center. The 2016 sale will include 11 champions from 16 youth: Grand and Reserve Champion Market Beef,

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Meet and greet

We post meet and greet from concerts at the Ohio State Fair online using Dropbox. Please note that it does take a few days to process and post photos. Please click on the link below to view and download your photos. 2017 Meet and Greet Photo Album     2016 Meet and Greet Photo Album

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National Fudge Day

Today is National Fudge Day! We’re celebrating with a classic, but always delicious, prize-winning chocolate fudge recipe! Celebrate the day with this tried-and-true, blue-ribbon dessert from the 2015 Ohio State Fair! Chocolate Fudge Recipe by Georgia Bishop, Upper Arlington, Ohio First place, Candies (Chocolate Fudge), 2015 Yield: 96 pieces Ingredients 3 cups sugar 3/4 cup butter 2/3 cups evaporated

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Homebrew winners announced

Ohio State Fair Homebrew Winners Announced Ed Janesz of Westlake receives Best in Show The Ohio State Fair Homebrew Competition celebrated its 21st year with a record 633 entries in the divisions of beer, meads and ciders brewed across the state from Ohio homebrewers and any homebrewers from neighboring states who are active members of

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Oatmeal Cookie Day

Today is Oatmeal Cookie Day, and we’re celebrating with this prize-winning recipe from the 2015 Ohio State Fair. Celebrate the day with a tried-and-true, blue-ribbon recipe! Chewy Good Oatmeal Cookies Recipe by Cheryl L. Adkins, Bloomingburg, Ohio First place, Cookies and Pastries (Molasses Cookie), 2015 Baking temperature: 350 degrees Baking time: 10 minutes Yield: 3

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! We’re celebrating with a creative take on the famed sandwich – a prize-winning recipe for PB&J cookies from the 2015 Ohio State Fair! Celebrate the day with this tried-and-true, blue-ribbon recipe! Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies Recipe by Beth Krauss, Hilliard, Ohio First place, Cookies and Pastries

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2016 Competition Results

Competition Results 2016 Competition Results 4-H non-livestock results 4-H Dog Show Agriculture and Horticulture Junior Open Baton Beef Commercial Cattle Junior All Other Breeds (AOB) Beef Junior Angus Junior Chianina Junior Gelbvieh Junior Hereford Junior Limousin Junior Maine-Anjou Junior Market Beef Junior Shorthorn Beef Junior Simmental Junior Supreme Heifer Open Angus Open Chianina Open Gelbvieh

Happy Pi Day!

Today is Pi Day (March 14 – 3.14), and we’re celebrating with this prize-winning recipe from the 2015 Ohio State Fair. Celebrate the day with a tried-and-true, blue-ribbon recipe! “The Original” Dutch Apple Pie Recipe by Erin Carney, Powell, Ohio First place, Fruit Filled Pies (Any Crumb), 2015 Baking temperature: 375 degrees Baking time: 1 hour Yield: 1 pie

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Free Valentine’s Day Printable

Our friendly mascot, Butters D. Cow, is featured on this free printable coloring sheet with four per page. Enjoy! Download the coloring sheet here

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National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

Today, February 10, is a double-whammy! Not only is it National “Have a Brownie” Day, but it is also National Cream Cheese Brownie Day! If you ask us, there is no better cream cheese brownie than this delicious prize-winning recipe for Red Velvet Swirl Brownies. Try it out below and let us know what you think!

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Blue-ribbon holiday cookie recipes

Are you planning to do a little baking this weekend? In honor of the season, we’re sharing a few of our blue-ribbon, first-place cookie recipes from the 2015 Ohio State Fair. Grab your apron and get ready to taste the flavors of these prize-winning treats! Interested in seeing if your tried-and-true recipe is the best

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Ohio State Fair receives international recognition

The Ohio State Fair has received several awards of distinction for communications in the following categories from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) headquartered in Springfield, Mo.: 1st Place – Web Advertisement 1st Place – Overall Social Media Campaign 1st Place – Overall Mobile Campaign 1st Place – Mobile App 2nd Place –

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