Fine Arts Exhibition: Entry Deadline is Fast Approaching!

Deadline to enter: May 31, 2017

Attention artists! The deadline for entry into the Fair’s Fine Arts Exhibition is almost here. Be sure to submit your artwork by Wednesday, May 31, 2017. More than $20,000 will be offered in awards.  This […]

May 24th, 2017|Newsroom|

10 Ohio Landmarks that Would Rock the Chalk

Deadline to enter the Ohio State Fair’s Fine Arts Competition: May 31, 2017

This year, the Ohio State Fair is offering an interesting competition in the Fine Arts Exhibition – sidewalk chalk art! There will be $850 of awards offered […]

May 19th, 2017|Newsroom|

2016 Competition Results

Competition Results
2016 Competition Results

4-H non-livestock results
4-H Dog Show
Agriculture and Horticulture



Commercial Cattle
Junior All Other Breeds (AOB) Beef
Junior Angus
Junior Chianina
Junior Gelbvieh
Junior Hereford
Junior Limousin
Junior Maine-Anjou
Junior Market Beef

March 20th, 2017|Newsroom|

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, […]

August 8th, 2016|Newsroom|

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 […]

August 6th, 2016|Newsroom|

Ice Cream Eating Contest

Happy National Ice Cream Day! In celebration of this holiday, we want to share an exciting event that you can join in on at the Ohio State Fair. This year at the Fair, we are partnering with Velvet Ice Cream to […]

July 17th, 2016|Newsroom|

Ag is Cool Program

Hey soon-to-be 5th graders! Agriculture is cool – and it can get you into the Ohio State Fair for FREE!
Milk a cow, see how farm animals are born, find out how wool is spun into yarn and much more with […]

July 11th, 2016|Newsroom|

Ohio State Fair Money Saving Tips

You can save big at the Ohio State Fair
The thought of taking the entire family on a trip of any kind can become overwhelming when thinking about the cost of admission, food and more. The Ohio State Fair comes once a year, and can be a very memorable and exciting […]

July 8th, 2016|Newsroom|

National Pickle Month

July is National Pickle Month and we are celebrating with a blue-ribbon recipe for homemade dill pickles from the 2015 Ohio State Fair!
Homemade Dill Pickles
Recipe by Carol Palantekin, Dublin, Ohio
First place, Pickles and Relishes (Pickles), 2015

Yield: 7 pint jars


10 pounds […]

July 1st, 2016|Newsroom|

5 Quirky Ohio State Fair Competitions

5 Quirky Competitions You Can Enter at the Ohio State Fair
Blue ribbons aren’t just for the best pies or premium livestock at the Ohio State Fair. We also recognize Ohioans with different, and sometimes unusual, interests and talents. Here is […]

June 16th, 2016|Newsroom|