New: Dairy Feeder Calf show

New for 2014, the Ohio State Fair will offer junior livestock exhibitors the opportunity to show dairy feeder calves. The show will run July 28 through 30 in the Cooper Arena during the 161st Fair. The feeder calves that will be shown in the competition are typically born in February or March of 2014 and

Read More

| Newsroom

Choir director sought

Ohio State Fair officials have announced that they are currently seeking a director to oversee the 200-plus member All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir. The person selected for this contracted position will have a variety of responsibilities throughout the year, with a significant increase in hours and duties as the Fair approaches. The director will recruit,

Read More

| Newsroom

More than $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 2014 scholarships are currently available online now. Completed applications must be postmarked by June 15, 2014   High school juniors and seniors during the current (2013-2014) academic year, as well as recent

Read More

| Newsroom

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Mark your calendar – the 2014 Fair will be held July 23 through August 3.

| Newsroom

Ag is Cool winners receive awards

Four outstanding fifth-grade students from across the state were selected as the winners of the 2013 “Agriculture is Cool” scholarship competition. Representatives from the Ohio Expositions Commission, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Ohio’s agricultural commodity groups presented each scholarship winner with a $500 check and commemorative trophy during a special ceremony

Read More

| Newsroom

2013 Fair shatters records

The 160th Ohio State Fair shattered the 12-day attendance record with an estimated 903,824 visitors entering the gates between July 24 and August 4. The 2013 State Fair turnout is an increase of 8 percent over the previous record of 850,218 set in 2004 when the Fair modified its length of operation to 12 days.

Read More

| Newsroom

Sale of Champions Sets Records

The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held today 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 meat chickens, market lambs, market barrows and market beef, as well as grand champion market goat, turkey and

Read More

| Newsroom

2013 Sale of Champions Preview

After months of preparation and days of competition, dedicated Junior Fair livestock exhibitors will take their spot on stage during the 2013 Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions Livestock Auction tomorrow. The sale will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 2 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center. This year’s sale will include 11 champions

Read More

| Newsroom

Trick rider thrills and inspires

Talented trick horseback rider Shadow Lane Montag will amaze audiences at the Ohio State Fair with his superb riding skills and inspiring comeback story. Alongside his drill team, Montag will perform at noon in the JD Equipment Taft Coliseum on Saturday, August 3. With a professional bull rider as a father and a rodeo manager

Read More

| Newsroom

The Fair to Host STEM Workshop

A three-day Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Workshop will be conducted for teachers in training and college elementary education majors at the Ohio State Fair starting July 30 and lasting through Aug. 1. Daily sessions are from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm in the Adobe Building and focus on K-6 curriculum. The STEM Workshop

Read More

| Newsroom

Pork Rib-Off Sure to be Savory

The napkins will be out for the annual Pork Rib-Off barbecue show-down at the 2013 Ohio State Fair, being held Tuesday, July 30 at 11:30 am in Central Park. This event will host eight teams showcasing their best pork recipes from across Ohio: Messezz (Westerville), Team Baney-Q / Gallo’s Pit BBQ (Columbus), Oinker Acres (Wapakoneta),

Read More

| Newsroom

Enjoy the Fair this weekend

The Fair kicked off this Wednesday, July 24 and the first weekend is upon us! Plan an outing to the Fair this weekend, where you’ll find plenty of fun, family-friendly activities. Free entertainment stages Great musicians, jugglers and hypnotists are just a few of the exciting performers that you’ll see on the Fair’s free entertainment

Read More

| Newsroom

Farm Bureau offers interactive education

Family fun and a connection to rural Ohio are just two of the many reasons for visitors to stop by the Land and Living exhibit at the Ohio State Fair. Presented by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), the exhibit demonstrates agriculture’s link to everyday life. Visitors to the exhibit, located in the Nationwide Donahey Ag

Read More

| Newsroom

We collected 15,000 pounds of food!

Thank you! On Thursday, July 25, Ohio fairgoers came together and collected 15,162 pounds of food during Kroger Feeds Ohio Day at the Ohio State Fair to benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. All donated food will benefit the many central Ohioans who go hungry every day. The Mid-Ohio Foodbank will provide that to partner pantries in

Read More

| Newsroom

It’s Opening Day!

We kick off the160th Ohio State Fair today, July 24! With plenty of new rides, food and free entertainment, the opening day of the Ohio State Fair has a lot to offer this year’s visitors. Fortunately, most of these exciting Fair events and activities are reoccurring and can be enjoyed throughout the duration of the

Read More

| Newsroom

Today at the Fair – July 25

From great discounts to entertaining demonstrations, the Ohio State Fair is packed with family fun today, July 25. Kroger Feeds Ohio Day: Just remember 2-3-4: When you bring two canned food items per person to a booth outside the gates today, you’ll receive a voucher good for $3 admission before 4 pm. All food donations

Read More

| Newsroom

Youth Exhibitor Spotlight

Youth exhibitor Maria Burger, age 18 from Licking County, has been showing animals for 11 years. She currently works with goats, chickens, market lambs and market hogs. Maria begins preparing her animals for the Fair the day she receives them and works with them day in and day out. “I have to form a relationship

Read More

| Newsroom

Butter sculpture unveiling

Nearly 8,000 sticks of butter make up the butter cow, calf and surprise sculpture at the Ohio State Fair. The surprise sculpture will be unveiled on Tuesday, July 23 at noon and has been kept top secret leading up to the Fair. The butter cow and calf will also be revealed on Tuesday, July 23.

Read More

| Newsroom

Ways to Save at the Ohio State Fair

Ways to Save at the Ohio State Fair With advance sale tickets, special discounts on admission prices nearly every day, mobile discounts and more, there are plenty of ways to save money at the Ohio State Fair this year. Special Days: All discounts not valid with other offers Wednesday, July 24 is WBNS 10 TV Opening

Read More

| Newsroom

City streets to close for Fair

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2013  Contact: Alicia Shoults, 614-644-4011, a.shoults@expo.state.oh.us  CITY STREETS TO CLOSE FOR OHIO STATE FAIR     COLUMBUS –  Several city streets will close in preparation for the 160th Ohio State Fair, which will run from July 24 – Aug. 4, 2013. The streets will close at 7 am

Read More

| Newsroom, Press Releases

Loading

End of content

No more pages to load