8 Great Things You’ll Find Only at the Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Fair has been a favorite Ohio tradition since 1850, but just what makes it so special and unique? Here are eight special traditions and elements of the Fair that make it a unique Ohio experience. For more information and to plan your visit, go to ohiostatefair.com. 1. All-Ohio State Fair Band &

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Floriculture Meets Disney at the Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Fair has various horticulture and florticulture competitions to enter. This year, the amateur floral design theme is inspired by Disney Parks rides! Participants can enter one of many classes and create floral art that represents their favorite adventure. The deadline to enter the horticulture and florticulture competitions is July 1. Here are

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#FairFoodFight – And the Winner is…

We put classic fair foods head to head in the ultimate #FairFoodFight to end the controversial debate. You voted and the results are in! Check out which fair food favorites are the best of the best! Funnel Cake vs. Elephant Ear It was a tight race between these two favorites, but ultimately the funnel cake

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Eight Hanging-Plant Crafts to Pin for This Summer

Pinterest is one of our favorite sites to browse and get ideas from. With a range of recipes, inspiration and advice just a tap away, it’s easy to see why the website has gained so much popularity in the past few years. With summer fast approaching, it’s hard to scroll through Pinterest without seeing multiple

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Photography Internships

Ohio State Fair – Photography Internships 2018 The Ohio State Fair is seeking paid photography interns to gain a wealth of portfolio material during the 2018 Ohio State Fair, July 25 – August 5. Timing: Shifts may be up to 8-12 hours each day of the Fair (including weekends), July 25 – August 5, with

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Food Fight: Fair Food Classics go Head to Head

We’ve put classic fair food favorites head to head in our first ever food fight! Check out these popular fair food rivals and visit our Twitter @OhioStateFair to put the debate to rest. Join us for #FairFoodFight this week to cast your votes and determine the official fair food favorites. Participants also have a chance

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Five Youth Artwork Collections in Ohio

The 2017 Ohio State Fair holds several art competitions for youth to express their creativity. Various forms of art are accepted and the competition is open to students in grades 1-12. The deadline to enter the competition is June 20, so until then, check out these five museums and exhibits that might inspire YOU to

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Be Our Guest at the 50th Anniversary of the Sale of Champions

We are looking for past Sale of Champions winners from the Ohio State Fair to join us this year at the 50th Anniversary of the Sale of Champions. We would love to host former reserve and grand champions at the Ohio State Fair as honored guests of General Manager Virgil Strickler. If interested, we will

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Why Should I work at the Ohio State Fair?

There are many reasons to work at the Ohio State Fair – good food, a fun atmosphere and lots of fun activities. But more importantly, Fair employees have the opportunity to make long-lasting memories. Read these six Fair employee stories to see why you should work a summer at the 2017 Ohio State Fair. Visit

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Six Livestock Vocabulary Words to Help You Become a Fair Expert

The deadline to enter the Ohio State Fair Livestock Competition is coming up on June 20, 2017. Read up on your livestock vocabulary so you’re ready to cheer on the participants! Bovine Bovine is the scientific name for cattle and ox. Not everyone realizes that cows aren’t all used for the same purpose. Certain breeds,

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Eight Cake Fails

Are you a “crumby” baker? Then the 2017 Ohio State Fair Ugly Cake Decorating Contest is for you! Check out these cakes that look ALMOST too gross to eat. 1. I don’t know about you, but this cake looks pretty crappy to me… 2. There’s nothing wrong with doing exactly what the customer asks, after

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Six Ohio Crafts for the Home

No matter how far you go, you’ll always be tied to your home state. There’s something special about the area where you grew up. You can travel the world, but eventually, you’ll always find your way back home. Specifically, Ohio is a special state with a diverse culture that sets it apart from the other

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10 Times LEGO Art Stacked its Way to the Top

If you’ve watched “The LEGO Movie,” you know that LEGOs can be serious inspiration for art and creativity. What was once a children’s toy is now an art phenomena. LEGO lovers everywhere are putting the pieces together (instead of leaving them on the floor for mom to step on) to create massive towns, animals, vehicles

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2017 Ohio State Fair

Don’t wait for the gate – get your tickets in advance and save! General admission prices Ride prices $6 – Advance sale admission tickets $10 – Adults 13-59 $8 – Seniors 60+ $8 – Children 5-12 Free – Children under 5 $20 – Advanced Sale Wristband Vouchers (available through July 25 only) $25 – Ride-All-Day Wristband Vouchers

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2017 Competition Rundown

When a “state fair” comes to mind, many will flashback to nostalgic memories filled with carnival rides, prize-winning farm animals and fried food. While the Ohio State Fair offers these staples, fairgoers are encouraged to enter into our selection of competitions to showcase what they have to offer. CULINARY ARTS Deadline to enter: June 20

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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 year, the Fair is specifically looking for sidewalk chalk artists! If this sounds like

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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 to winners. The first 15 artists to enter will receive an incentive package including an

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