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

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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

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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),

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Fourth graders get in free

Ag is Cool lets kids learn about agriculture From July 24 through August 4, exiting fourth grade students (2012-2013 academic year) and one chaperone can attend the Fair for free any one day, upon presentation of a valid report card. Students can learn firsthand from interactive stations and find out what makes agriculture cool from

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Maple Bacon Ice Cream

Velvet Ice Cream creates Maple Bacon Ice Cream for Ohio State Fair Velvet Ice Cream today announced it has launched a new flavor: Maple Bacon Ice Cream. This quirky new flavor is available exclusively at the Ohio State Fair, which opens July 24 and runs through August 4. This one-of-a-kind ice cream features creamy maple

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Fair starts in one week

Countdown: The Fair is one week away! The Fair is place rooted in tradition. There’s something so sweet about grabbing a familiar funnel cake or a classic corn dog. However, the sweet familiarity of the Fair is complemented by the new and thrilling features the Fair offers each year. With only seven days until the

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Butters is on the move!

The Ohio State Fair’s beloved mascot, Butters D. Cow, will be out on the town this week!    He’ll be making his first appearance at Sunny 95’s neighborhood block party on July 16. Butters D. Cow will be giving away four free Fair tickets and a free parking pass at the block party, so be

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Homebrew results available now

The Ohio State Fair Homebrew Competition celebrated its 18th year with a record 544 beers, meads and ciders entered from across the state. The many experienced and highly qualified judges evaluated each entry based upon five different criteria including aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel and overall impression. Michael Creveling of Akron took home the Best of

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Enter Fair competitions

Don’t forget! Competition deadlines are fast approaching. It’s already mid-June which means that deadlines for many Ohio State Fair competitions are coming up soon! The Fair hosts contests and competitions in a wide array of categories, so there is something to suit the skill levels and interests of everyone. Have you entered yet? Upcoming deadlines: June

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Accepted Fine Arts entries

Congratulations! Congratulations to the Ohio artists whose works have been accepted into the 2013 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition! Please scroll down for a list of accepted entries. Please note you must have an official entry tag attached to your work at the time of drop-off. Please email Pam O’Loughlin p.oloughlin@expo.state.oh.us if you did not receive

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Calling all cooks!

You can have your cake and eat it too this year at the Ohio State Fair. There are more than 150 cooking, cake decorating and baking competitions being held throughout the Fair. From pies, to cakes, to jams and more, the Culinary and Baking Arts divisions have classes for every amateur baker and cook. With

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