Experiencing Six Exciting Traditions at the Ohio State Fair

By Melissa Carrick If it’s your first time at the Ohio State Fair, like it was mine, you may have heard some of the “must-dos” at the Fair. My name is Melissa and I started interning at the Fair earlier this summer; now that it’s here, I have been able to experience these traditions first-hand.

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A Colorado Perspective on the Ohio State Fair

My name is Rachel and I am a seasonal intern at the Ohio State Fair! I’m here to tell you about my experience as a Coloradoan at the Fair. I am currently a student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, but before college I lived in Colorado with my family. That being said, this is

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Gluten Free Options at the Ohio State Fair

Hello from the Ohio State Fair! My name is Rachel and I am a seasonal intern here at the Expo Center. With so many rides, food, entertainment and more at the Fair, I have had one of the busiest and most exciting summers of my 21 years! Last month, my doctor recommended that I try

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New Foods at the Ohio State Fair

With 195 food and drink vendors at the Fair, picking something to eat can be even more difficult than usual. From classic funnel cakes to deep fried Oreos wrapped in bacon, the Fair has it all. This year, the Ohio State Fair has several new food options from a variety of vendors. Read on to

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Hometown Sounds and Home State Brews

Ohio State Fair Hosts First-Ever Craft Beer Fest The Ohio State Fair is bringing together some of the best brews in Ohio to one location! Twelve Ohio breweries will be pouring their brews at the Fair’s first-ever Hometown Sounds and Craft Beer Fest on Wednesday, July 26 in the Celeste Center. The event will feature

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12 New Things at the Ohio State Fair

Start your countdown because the 2017 Ohio State Fair is only 12 days away! There’s so much to look forward to including rides, musicians, competitions, animals and more. This year, the Fair will be offering all of your classic Fair favorites – and more! Read on to learn about 12 new Fair additions to countdown

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Six Siblings Celebrate Family Traditions at Ohio State Fair

The Roth family of Cincinnati has been attending the Ohio State Fair since they were young children. Molly Seamon, John Roth, Peggy Sullivan, Andy Roth, Jody Crane and Jerry Roth are all siblings and visit the Ohio State Fair each year as a family reunion. “Our father started the tradition I think as a way

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Pearl Valley Cheese to Host Cheese Competition at the Ohio State Fair

Pearl Valley Cheese of Coshocton County will be hosting the 2017 Ohio State Fair’s Cheese Competition. The family owned business has been making cheese since 1928 and is particularly known for its award winning Swiss cheese. The cheese company has taken part in the Ohio State Fair’s Cheese Competitions for many years since it started

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Eight Exciting Ohio State Fair Traditions

Over the course of 163 years, it’s likely to believe that many changes have been implemented to the original Ohio State Fair. Although a few things have changed since the first Fair in 1850, some events have stayed the same for years. The butter cow: First crafted in 1903 by A.T. Shelton & Company, the

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8 Great Things You’ll Find Only at the Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Fair has been a favorite Ohio tradition since 1850, but just what makes it so special and unique? Here are eight special traditions and elements of the Fair that make it a unique Ohio experience. For more information and to plan your visit, go to ohiostatefair.com. 1. All-Ohio State Fair Band &

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Floriculture Meets Disney at the Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Fair has various horticulture and florticulture competitions to enter. This year, the amateur floral design theme is inspired by Disney Parks rides! Participants can enter one of many classes and create floral art that represents their favorite adventure. The deadline to enter the horticulture and florticulture competitions is July 1. Here are

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Pickled Peppers

Pickled Peppers Recipe by Margaret Santelman, Seville, Medina First place, 3303, Class No.3 (All Other), 2016  | Baking Temperature: Water Bath | Baking Time: 10 minutes | Yield of Recipe: 8 pints Ingredients  •Bell peppers (approx 25 large peppers) •6 cups of white vinegar •2 cups water •3 cloves of garlic •Mustard Seed (1/2 tsp in each pint

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Dill Pickles

Recipe by Terri McCarty, Cincinnati, Hamilton First place, 3303, Class No. 1, 2016  | Baking Temperature: Boiling water bath | Baking Time: 20 minutes | Yield of recipe: 8 pints Ingredients  •18 to 20 cucumbers, 3-4 inches long •8 heads fresh dill seed •2 tsp dried dill weed •4 tsp mustard seed •1 generous tsp Ball brand Pickle

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Grilled Flammkuchen (AKA German Pizza)

Grilled Flammkuchen (AKA German Pizza) Recipe by Nancy Radke, Gahanna, Franklin  First place, 3205, Class No. 1, 2016 | Baking Temperature:375 to 400 Degrees | Baking Time:20-25 minutes | Yield: 4 personal pizzas Ingredients  •1 Lb. Schmidt’s Bulk Bratwurst 1 cup sour cream •1 teaspoon agave syrup •1/8 teaspoon nutmeg •1 red onion – peeled & sliced thin

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Mixed Berry Pie

Mixed Berry Recipe by Beth McCarty, Cincinnati, Ohio First Place 3101 Pie Division Class No. 3, 2016 | Baking Temperature:  425 / 350 degrees | Baking Time: 20 / 45 minutes | Yield: 8 Ingredients:  2 cups blueberries 1 ½ cups raspberries 1 ½ cups blackberries 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 cup sugar 6 tablespoons tapioca starch

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Chocolate Fudge with Sea Salt

Chocolate Fudge with Sea Salt Recipe by Andrew Stock, Columbus, Ohio First place, 3103, Chocolate Division, Class No. 1, 2016 | Baking Temperature: Medium Heat | Baking Time: 40 minutes | Yield: 48 pieces Ingredients:  1 ½ C sugar 10 oz. evaporated milk 2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips Sea Salt Instructions:  In a saucepan, bring sugar and milk

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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe by Catherine L. Blackwood, Columbus, Ohio First place, 3104, Cookie Division, Class No. 2, 2016 | Baking Temperature: 350 degrees | Baking Time: 10-11 minutes | Yield: 36 Ingredients:  6 T. unsalted butter 1/3 C. granulated sugar ½ C. brown sugar, lightly packed 3 T. honey 2 t. vanilla extract ½ t. espresso

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