Scholarship applications available now

The Ohio Expositions Commission is offering more than $25,000 in scholarships to outstanding Ohio youth in an effort to recognize their accomplishments within the junior fair and provide support for furthering their education at an accredited institution in in any undergraduate field of study. High school juniors, seniors and recent graduates are eligible to apply for

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Competition Results

Competition Results Archived Competition Results 2016 Competition Results 2015 Competition Results 2014 Competition Results 2013 Competition Results 2012 Competition Results 2011 Competition Results 2010 Competition Results 2009 Competition Results 2008 Competition Results 2017 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)

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Fair on national TV

Rodney Miller and Jann Carl of the original television show Small Town Big Deal spent two days visiting the Ohio State Fair in 2014. From checking out livestock shows, meeting members of the All-Ohio State Fair Band to learning about the fair’s longest running vendor, Schmidt’s, they learned that the Ohio State Fair is, in

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Concerts announced

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2015 Competition Results

2015 Competition Results 4-H non-livestock results 4-H Dog Show Agriculture and Horticulture 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 Open Angus Open Chianina Open Gelbvieh Open Hereford Open Limousin Open Maine-Anjou Open

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Youth artists honored

Ohio First Lady recognizes three Ohio State Fair youth artists in “Spotlight” program Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich heralded the talents of three Ohio youth artists at a special event held at the Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden on January 22. Jason Bai of Columbus, Yijun Kang of Upper Arlington, and Sarah Mitchell of

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Strickler in Hall of Fame

OHIO STATE FAIR GENERAL MANAGER INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME The Ohio State Fair’s longest-running general manager, Virgil Strickler, can now add another accolade to his vast list of accomplishments: Ohio Fairs Hall of Fame Inductee. At the Ohio Fair Managers Association (OFMA) Convention in January, Virgil was recognized alongside his peers in recognition of

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January Commission meetings to take place

  Meeting Notice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2015 JANUARY COMMISSION MEETING TO TAKE PLACE WHO: Ohio Expositions Commission WHAT: Commission meeting WHERE: Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center Meeting Room WHEN: Thursday, January 22, 9 am Marketing / Public Relations / Entertainment / Rental Committee Thursday, January 22, 9:30 am Agriculture / Special Events Committee Thursday, January 22, 10

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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 – Magazine Ad 1st Place – Overall Social Media Campaign 1st Place – Website 1st Place – Mobile Website 2nd Place – Newspaper Ad, Color 2nd Place – Mobile App 3rd Place – Commemorative Poster The purpose

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December Commission meeting to take place

WHO: Ohio Expositions Commission WHAT: Commission meeting WHERE: Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center Meeting Room WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 9:30 am Administrative / Fiscal / Legislative Committee Thursday, December 4, 10:15 am Commission meeting The Ohio Expo Center is a year-round, multi-purpose convention and meeting facility. More than 3.1 million visitors attend the 175 events held at the Ohio

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Energy efficiency recognized

The Ohio Expo Center was recently recognized by American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio for completing its annual energy efficiency project. As a result of the project, the Ohio Expo Center has reduced energy use by 261,936 kilowatt hours last year alone, and has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 203.48 tons. That is equivalent to as

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Fair on national TV

Ohio State Fair to be featured on Cooking Channel’s Carnival Eats on November 13 The Ohio State Fair will be featured on an upcoming episode of Cooking Channel’s Carnival Eats. The episode will highlight multiple locations throughout the grounds during the 161st Fair, as well as how a few different delicious Fair food items are prepared. Tune-in

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New Arts Director named

The Ohio State Fair has announced that Sandy Libertini will serve as the Fair’s Arts Director, overseeing the Creative Arts, Fine Arts and Youth Arts programs. This new position will allow Libertini to use her creative marketing and organizational skills to promote, educate and encourage Ohioans to enter and showcase their original and inspired work

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Ag is Cool winners announced

“AGRICULTURE IS COOL” SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED Scholarships to be presented in school assemblies next week The Ohio Expositions Commission has announced that four fifth-grade students from across the state are the winners of the “Agriculture is Cool” scholarship competition. Representatives from the Ohio Expositions Commission, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Ohio’s

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New Market Beef ID Protocols

2015 OHIO STATE FAIR TO REQUIRE DNA SUBMISSION AND ELECTRONIC IDENTIFICATION FOR ALL MARKET BEEF ANIMALS The Ohio State Fair Beef Department has adopted new protocols for identifying market beef animals beginning with the 2015 Fair, July 29 through August 9. These protocols include the use of an electronic identification (EID) ear tag that has a

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Best of Columbus Winner

Columbus parents have voted, and the Ohio State Fair is among the winners in Columbus Parent’s 2014 Best of Columbus contest.  The Ohio State Fair, selected as Best Seasonal Festival, is featured in Columbus Parent’s September 2014 issue, currently on newsstands. Thanks for naming us the Best Seasonal Festival in Columbus! 

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August Commission meeting to take place

Meeting Notice – Ohio Expositions Commission 717 E. 17th Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43211 | ohioexpocenter.com      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2014     AUGUST COMMISSION MEETING TO TAKE PLACE      WHO: Ohio Expositions Commission   WHAT: Commission meeting   WHERE: Voinovich Livestock  Trade Center Meeting Room   WHEN:      

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Fair sets attendance record

Coming off the success of the record-breaking 2013 Ohio State Fair, officials are pleased to announce that the 161st Ohio State Fair continued the tradition of breaking attendance records. As the 2014 Fair came to a close, a new 12-day attendance record was set with an estimated 916,724 visitors entering the gates between July 23

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2014 Fair sets new attendance record

2014 OHIO STATE FAIR SETS NEW ATTENDANCE RECORD COLUMBUS –Coming off the success of the record-breaking 2013 Ohio State Fair, officials are pleased to announce that the 161st Ohio State Fair continued the tradition of breaking attendance records. As the 2014 Fair came to a close, a new 12-day attendance record was set with an

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