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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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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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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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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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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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#FairFoodFight – And the Winner is…

We put classic fair foods head to head in the ultimate #FairFoodFight to end the controversial debate. You voted and the results are in! Check out which fair food favorites are the best of the best! Funnel Cake vs. Elephant Ear It was a tight race between these two favorites, but ultimately the funnel cake

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Eight Hanging-Plant Crafts to Pin for This Summer

Pinterest is one of our favorite sites to browse and get ideas from. With a range of recipes, inspiration and advice just a tap away, it’s easy to see why the website has gained so much popularity in the past few years. With summer fast approaching, it’s hard to scroll through Pinterest without seeing multiple

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