The 2020 Ohio State Fair has been canceled

May 21, 2020 Today, the Ohio Expositions Commission announced that it will cancel the 2020 Ohio State Fair, originally scheduled for July 29 – August 9 in Columbus. Members of the Commission expressed concern for public health, as well as the financial feasibility of hosting a socially distant fair that would adhere to social distancing

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Lenore Meila named Creative Arts and Fine Arts Programming and Events Manager

Lenore Meila grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania and received a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Syracuse University and has a background in corporate and non-profit communications, marketing and event planning working for Nationwide Insurance, JPMorgan Chase, Cardinal Health and the Mid East United Dairy Industry Association. She is also the owner of Central Ohio

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Ohio State Fair ‘CRAFTED’ Competition

The Ohio State Fair has announced “CRAFTED,” a contest that brings family members of all ages together during remote learning by adding a little color and creativity to our lives. Much like the TV show “CHOPPED” that presents contestants with a number of items to use in order to create a delicious dish, “CRAFTED” is

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2019 Competition Results

2019 Competition Results 4-H non-livestock results 4-H Dog Show Dog Poster Dog Results Agriculture and Horticulture Baton Beef Junior All Other Breeds (AOB) Beef Junior Angus Junior Crossbred Heifers 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

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Public Relations Internships

Ohio State Fair Public Relations Internships Paid, real-world experience Deadline to apply: Monday, January 27, 2020 Prefer a printer-friendly PDF? Click here. Summer internship: What you’ll do Each year, the Ohio State Fair recruits college students for paid public relations internships, during which you can also receive college credit. Interns will be challenged to excel

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Join Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine at the Fair!

This year’s Ohio State Fair will include several special appearances by Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine. As First Lady, Mrs. DeWine’s focus is helping Ohio’s children and families, particularly with programs that support early childhood literacy, promote child nutrition, and help maintain healthy families. Bring your kids and arrive early to participate in one or

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Five great “Taste of the Fair” deals

The Taste of the Fair program at the Ohio State Fair allows vendors to sell smaller, reduced-price versions of their signature items for fairgoers to try. Here’s the five deepest discounts you can find at the 2019 Ohio State Fair: One Itty Bitty Fish Sandwich for $2 at Dauby’s Concessions – Try this fish slider

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Ohio Cake and Sweets Expo Deadline to Enter Extended!

  Don’t miss your chance to enter into the new Ohio Cake and Sweets Expo! The deadline to enter has recently been extended to July 17. Don’t worry, there will be no late entry fees. This year’s event is open to international entries in hopes to make the event even larger than years before. With

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5 Ohio State Fair facts you won’t believe!

The Ohio State Fair has more than 165 years of rich history, unforgettable memories and everlasting tradition to its name. We’ve all heard of Fair staples like the iconic butter cow or the giant Smokey Bear, but what about the time a baby was born on the fairgrounds? Or when Jimmy Dean and Bob Evans

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Hear award-winning poets at this year’s Fair

Join us in celebrating the art of poetry on Aug. 1, 2019! The Ohio State Fair has partnered with the Ohio Arts Council, Poetry Out Loud and the Ohio Poetry Association to host a Poetry Showcase at the Cox Fine Arts Center. The day will be filled with all things Poetry. Starting at 1 p.m.

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Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe by Karri Perry, Cincinnati, Ohio First place, Yeast Beads (Cinnamon Rolls) 2018 Baking temperature: 350 degrees Baking time: 30 minutes Yield: 12 cinnamon rolls Ingredients Dough: 2 ½ cups bread flour 2 ¼ tsp. rapid rise yeast 3 tbsp. sugar 2 ½ tsp. salt 1 cup buttermilk- warmed to 110 degrees ½ tsp. salt

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Winter Semester Public Relations Internship

Ohio State Fair Public Relations Coordinator (Winter Semester Internship) Paid, real-world experience   Qualifications Current college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are accepted. Ideal majors include marketing, public relations, communications or journalism. Candidates should be organized, self-motivated and reliable. Ideal team members will be personable and able to work well both independently and as a

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Fair Manager Virgil Strickler recognized with FFA Honorary American Degree

General Manager Virgil Strickler was among those to be honored with the FFA Honorary American Degree today at the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo today in Indianapolis. The Honorary American FFA Degree is presented to Individuals who have provided exceptional service on a national level to agriculture, agricultural education or FFA. Virgil Strickler has

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Ag is Cool 2018 Scholarship Winners Announced

2018 Scholarship Winners Announced Five fifth grade students across Ohio will each receive a $500 scholarship for their outstanding participation in the “Agriculture is Cool” education program held during the Ohio State Fair in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau and Ohio’s agricultural commodity groups. The Ag is Cool program, which

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Ohio Expositions Commission selects new Fair ride company

Talley Amusements to provide rides at the Ohio State Fair from 2019 through 2022 COLUMBUS – The Ohio Expositions Commission has completed the more than six-month process to select a ride provider for the Ohio State Fair. Today, the commission named Talley Amusements from Fort Worth, Texas, as the carnival ride provider for a four-year contract

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2018 Sale of Champions participants announced

The time has come for dedicated junior livestock exhibitors to take the stage during the 2018 Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions. The sale will be held tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 5 at 2 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center. The 2018 sale will include 11 champions from 16 youth: Grand and Reserve Champion Market Beef,

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Ohio State Fair’s Five Wackiest Foods

For some, coming to the Ohio State Fair is all about the food and for others it’s about the adventure. Get a taste of both by trying the Ohio State Fair’s top five wackiest Fair foods. Deep Fried Cream Cheese Larvettes Did someone say mealworms? That’s right. The Bulk Candy Store located just south of

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Gluten Free at the Fair

For anyone following a gluten-free diet, there are plenty of options you can still enjoy when you visit the Ohio State Fair. Don’t forget to ask individual vendors about the risk of cross contamination or gluten exposure for kitchens that may serve items that do contain gluten. Fairgoers with gluten sensitivities and intolerances should use

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Guys and Gals Lead at the Ohio State Fair

A parade of exhibitors modeling wool fashion while leading sheep in sweltering summer temperatures may be a strange sight. However, it is part of a time-honored tradition at the Ohio State Fair known as Guys and Gals Lead.  The origin of this somewhat bizarre event is the need to share the story of agriculture and

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