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Enter a competition

Enter now!  You could win a blue ribbon at this year’s Fair Mark your calendar today – many Fair entry deadlines are quickly approaching: May 28 Homebrew Competition – Whether you brew ales, porters or lagers, there’s a class for you in the Fair’s homebrew competition. This competition is open to all Ohio home brewers (or

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Play with your food

  Fair seeks professional and amateur food artists and chefs to “play with their food” Kids are told not to play with their food, but the Ohio State Fair wants to make up for lost time with the popular Food Art Competition! The Fair is currently seeking talented professional and amateur food artists and chefs

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Oak Ridge Boys, Gatlin Brothers and Crystal Gayle to perform

  Oak Ridge Boys, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers and Crystal Gayle will perform in place of George Jones on Aug. 2 Following the passing of country music legend George Jones, Ohio State Fair officials have announced that The Oak Ridge Boys, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, and Crystal Gayle will perform at

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George Jones has passed away at age 81

  Today country music lovers are mourning the loss of the legendary George Jones. Jones’ tour was slated to make a stop at the Ohio State Fair on Friday, Aug. 2 with special guest Crystal Gayle. Ohio State Fair officials are currently evaluating alternate entertainment for the WCOL Celeste Center on Aug. 2, which may

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Top musicians sought

  The Ohio State Fair is looking for talented young musicians for membership in the prestigious All-Ohio State Fair Band and the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir, traditions that date back to 1925 and 1963, respectively. Dedicated high school musicians in grades 9 through 12 are encouraged to apply for membership, which is granted based

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$20,000 in scholarships available

  The Ohio State Fair offers scholarships to high school students and recent graduates in an effort to recognize their accomplishments as junior fair exhibitors. Applications for the 2013 scholarships are currently available online now. High school juniors and seniors during the current (2012-2013) academic year, as well as recent high school graduates who are continuing their

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Fair’s soybean education program receives international recognition

The Ohio State Fair, in conjunction with the Ohio Soybean Council, has received an award of distinction in the inaugural Soybean and Environmental Sustainability Awards competition from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) for its soybean education program at the 2012 Fair. In addition to receiving first place in its attendance division for

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Show us your blue ribbon best

Do you make the state’s best apple pie, melt-in-your-mouth fudge or mouthwatering cheesecake? How about world-class sculptures and paintings? Maybe you’ve got a green thumb, and your monstrous tomatoes are the real prize. Whatever your hobby, from collecting antiques to crafting homebrewed beer, the Ohio State Fair is a place to showcase your blue ribbon

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Fair included in “60 Minutes Overtime”

The 60 Minutes episode that aired on Sunday, Dec. 2 about Shin Dong Hyuk – the only prisoner born and raised in one of North Korea’s prison camps who is known to have escaped – included a brief stop at the Ohio State Fair on a visit with Lowell and Linda Dye.   Check out the full video

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Fair included in “60 Minutes Overtime”

The 60 Minutes episode that aired on Sunday, Dec. 2 about Shin Dong Hyuk – the only prisoner born and raised in one of North Korea’s prison camps who is known to have escaped – included a brief stop at the Ohio State Fair on a visit with Lowell and Linda Dye.   Check out

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“Ag is Cool” student and teacher winners announced

Trophies and checks 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 and that two teachers have each received “Agriculture is Cool” classroom grants from Ohio’s agricultural commodity groups. Representatives from the

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State Fair’s champion Brillo® outfit goes on the road

Longtime Fair participant Luane Campbell of Edison (Morrow County) added another blue ribbon to her extensive collection this summer as champion of one of the Fair’s less conventional creative arts competitions, and is taking her award-winning entry on the road throughout the state. The competition, in which participants create works of art using hundreds of

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See you next year

Thanks for a great 2012 Ohio State Fair! Head over to Facebook to see Fair photos, post your favorite memory on our memory wall, or check out this year’s competition results.   We’ll see you next year, July 24 – August 4, 2013!

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Fair webcam

Can’t get enough of the Ohio State Fair? Check out our webcam and watch all the excitement of the 2012 Ohio State Fair!   Click here to go to the webcam now.

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Competition results available now

With the first few days of livestock, creative arts and sporting competitions already under wraps, the Ohio State Fair has released its most recent list of competition results.   Up-to-date results will be posted as soon as they are available here.

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“Pin” your parking spot

Our mobile app, the Ohio State Fair Food Finder, has a brand-new function – “Park & Pin.” By downloading the app prior to arriving at the Fair or using scannable QR codes located throughout parking areas, fairgoers can be “pin” their parking spot within the app. After a full day jam-packed with Fair fun, this function

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Homebrew winners announced

The 2012 Ohio State Fair homebrew Competition was held July 14.  A record number 485 beers were judged, and Christopher Schaeffer of Lakewood was awarded Best of Show for his Cream Ale. To download the complete list of 2012 results, please click here. 

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Ohio State Fair offers free admission to fourth grade teachers

Free admission for fourth-grade teachers Fourth grade teachers can get in for free and have the opportunity to win a field trip for their class! How can I get my free Fair ticket? Current fourth grade teachers are asked to complete the form below prior to July 14, 2013. After July 14, participating teachers will

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Ohio State Fair Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has recently awarded the Ohio State Fair a Certificate of Excellence. The certificate is a result of consistent exceptional traveler ratings over the past year. The Ohio State Fair currently has a rating of 4.0, placing it among the best travel destinations in the state. Testaments to this are

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Ohio State Fair scholarships available

In an effort to recognize outstanding Ohio youth and to help those interested in furthering their education, the Ohio Expositions Commission has established a scholarship program.   The purpose of these scholarships is to assist high school juniors and seniors (2011-2012) and graduates who are continuing their education at an accredited institution in an undergraduate

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