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

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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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Amy Edwards named First Aid Director

Amy E. Edwards of Dublin has been named First Aid Director of the Ohio State Fair. She has been a vital part of the Ohio State Fair’s First Aid Center staff since 2014. The Fair’s First Aid Center provides care to nearly 50 patients each day of the Fair, offering a safe and healthy environment

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Ohio Poultry Farmers Donate Thanksgiving Meal to Food Bank

Yesterday afternoon, the Ohio Poultry Breeders Association donated a Thanksgiving feast consisting of one turkey and four chickens to complete the holiday meal for a lucky local Columbus family in need. The donation was generously supported by the 2015 Sale of Champions poultry exhibit buyers, Gerber Poultry, Cooper Farms, Weaver Brothers, Case Farms, Hertzfeld Farms, Trillium Farms, Prairie Star Farms,

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All-Ohio State Fair Band Director Named

BRIAN W. DODD NAMED ALL-OHIO STATE FAIR BAND DIRECTOR Ohio State Fair officials have announced that Brian W. Dodd of Bladensburg in Knox County has been named as director of the All-Ohio State Fair Band. As director, Dodd will have a variety of responsibilities throughout the year as well as during the 2016 Fair. He

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Historical models featured in new Ohio Channel documentary

The Ohio State Fair’s historical models are the subject of The Ohio Channel’s Video of the Week. The mini documentary features a conversation with industrial designer Thomas Kier as he speaks about his motivation for creating four sets of Ohio State Fair models. The models depict distinct eras in Ohio State Fair history beginning with the the first Fair held in Cincinnati in

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October Commission meeting to take place

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2015 WHO: Ohio Expositions Commission WHAT: Commission meeting WHERE: FFA Center WHEN: Thursday, October 22, 2015, 8:30 am Marketing / Public Relations / Entertainment / Rental Committee Thursday, October 22, 2015, 9:15 am Agriculture / Special Events Committee Thursday, October 22, 2015, 9:45 am Buildings / Grounds / Safety / Security Committee

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Ohio State Fair ranked among top in U.S.

The Ohio State Fair has been named among the Best State Fairs in the 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY. You can see and share the full list of winners at http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-state-fair/. The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launches new categories every other Monday at noon, revealing each category’s 20 nominees.  After four weeks of

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Donald F. Santa-Emma takes final bow as All-Ohio State Fair Band Director

Longtime All-Ohio State Fair Band Director Donald F. Santa-Emma of Cuyahoga County (Rocky River) has announced his retirement after serving on the band’s staff for 42 years and spending the last 17 years as director. Unbeknownst to fairgoers and supporters, Santa-Emma quietly took his final bow as director at the conclusion of the 2015 Ohio

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Fair seeks innovative exhibits for 2016

OHIO STATE FAIR SEEKING GROUNDBREAKING EXHIBITS FOR 2016 EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTING OHIO’S INNOVATION AND FUTURE Officials hope that when the 2016 Ohio State Fair opens, its newest building will feature a state-of-the-art exhibit featuring new and exciting ideas from Ohio companies in a number of areas including agriculture, aerospace, automotive, medicine, technology and others. “The Expo Commission’s

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Junior Poultry Exhibition competition details announced

In conjunction with Ohio 4-H and FFA, the Ohio State Fair has announced its junior poultry exhibition plans for 2015, including the opportunity for all of Ohio’s junior poultry exhibitors to have the chance to participate in the Sale of Champions. Youth Exhibition To begin, junior poultry exhibitors will be able to highlight their poultry knowledge

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State Fair announces cancellation of 2015 poultry shows

OHIO STATE FAIR ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF 2015 POULTRY SHOWS Ohio Taking Proactive Effort to Remain Free of Deadly Avian Flu COLUMBUS – In conjunction with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Ohio State Fair announced today that both junior and open poultry shows will not be held at the 2015 Ohio State Fair. In a

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Demolition underway at the Ohio Expo Center

Three buildings to be demolished to construct a new multipurpose exhibition hall Demolition of the DiSalle Center, Heritage Building and Adobe Center has started at the Ohio Expo Center to make way for construction on a nearly 100,000 square-foot multipurpose exhibition facility to open in 2016. The new, $23 million multipurpose exhibition facility will be

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