Ten Crafty Competitions at the Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State provides a great opportunity for artists from all facets of crafting. With more than 150 creative arts competitions you’re sure to find one that helps you channel your crafty side. Here are 10 creative arts competitions going on at the 2018 Ohio State Fair. The deadline to register for a creative arts

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“You’ve Been Chopped”

On Aug. 4, prepare to be sent to the chopping block at the Ohio State Fair’s “Chopped” Cook Off. Whether you’re a professional, amateur or just checking off an item on your bucket list, all are encouraged to participate in this food-tastic event and become the next Chopped champion. In the on-site, two-part competition, contestants

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Unique Agriculture Competitions at the Ohio State Fair

You might have guessed there was a cattle or swine show at the Ohio State Fair, but you probably didn’t realize the variety of unique livestock and agriculture exhibitions featured on the grounds. There’s something for everyone to enjoy with these LIVEly competitions. Be sure to check them out! 1. Lleaping Llamas What’s not to

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Big Free Concerts announced

Big Free Concerts: Sister Hazel, Love and Theft, Welshly Arms For the first time, the Ohio State Fair is adding big-name artists to the roster of talented musicians performing at its free Main Street Stage. Traditionally featuring Ohio-born musicians and up-and-coming performers from around the country, the Fair has added nationally-recognized groups including Sister Hazel,

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Engage in Glass Metal Art

Come one, come all glass and metal artists! It’s your time to shine. New this year, metal and glass artists will have the chance to sweep the competition and take home one of nine awards. Whether you’re new to the art or an expert, everyone’s welcome to participate. Since metal and glass art takes a

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Five Unique Plein Air Spots at the Ohio State Fair

It’s easy to find inspiration for the on-site Plein Air Competition at the 2018 Ohio State Fair. No matter your interest, there are plenty of scenes to capture and exciting new sights to challenge your skills! Consider using the Ohio State Fair as a unique destination to break out your inner artist with these top

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Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookies  Recipe by Kristyne McDougle, Lorain, Ohio First place, Cookies & Pastries (Chocolate Chip Cookie), 2017 Baking temperature: 350 degrees Baking time: 10-14 minutes Yield: 50 cookies  Ingredients 4 c all-purpose flour 1 ½ t baking powder 1 ¼ t baking soda 2 t salt 2 ½ sticks of salted butter, softened 1

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Dr. Eric Cortez named Ohio State Fair Medical Director

Dr. Eric Cortez has been named Medical Director of the Ohio State Fair’s EMS/First Aid Program. Dr. Eric Cortez joins a team of experienced medical personnel including nurse practitioners, paramedics and nurses, leading the Ohio State Fair’s EMS/First Aid Center as its new Medical Director. Dr. Cortez brings knowledge and talent while managing the EMS/First

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Happy Pi Day!

In honor of Pi Day (3.14), we’re sharing a trio of blue-ribbon pie recipes that will make your mouth water! Enjoy!                                                            

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Entertainment Marketing Internship

Ohio State Fair Entertainment Marketing Internship Paid, real-world experience Deadline to apply: February 19, 2018 Prefer a printer-friendly PDF? Click here. Additional internship opportunities: Social Media Internship; Public Relations Internship; Media Center and Marketing Coordinator What you’ll do The Entertainment Marketing Coordinator will jointly work for both the entertainment director and the marketing director at

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Marketing and Media Center Coordinator

Ohio State Fair Marketing & Media Center Coordinator (Internship) Paid, real-world experience Prefer a printer-friendly PDF flier? Download here. Other internship opportunities: Public Relations Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator 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

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Social Media Internship

Ohio State Fair Social Media Internship Paid, real-world experience Deadline to apply: Monday, January 29, 2018 Prefer a printer-friendly PDF flier? Download here. Looking for something else? Other internship opportunities: Public Relations Coordinator (apply by Jan. 29) Marketing & Media Center Coordinator (apply by Feb. 5) Entertainment Marketing Coordinator (apply by Feb. 19) Social Media

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Public Relations Internships

Ohio State Fair Public Relations Internships Paid, real-world experience Deadline to apply: January 29, 2018 Prefer a printer-friendly PDF? Click here. Additional internship opportunities: Social Media 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

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Ag is Cool scholarship winners announced

“AGRICULTURE IS COOL” SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED COLUMBUS – Next week, four 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.

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Ag is Cool essays due Aug. 31

Submit your essay for your chance at a $500 scholarship by Aug. 31, 2017! The Ohio State Fair has come to a close, but there is still an opportunity for current fifth graders (exiting fourth grade students from the 2016-2017 academic year) to receive a $500 scholarship if they visited the Fair to participate in

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2017 Sale of Champions results announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2017 50th ANNIVERSARY SALE OF CHAMPIONS SALES REACH $284,000 COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held this afternoon 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 market lambs,

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Sale of Champions is Sunday, Aug. 6

August 6, 2017 The time has come for dedicated junior livestock exhibitors to take the stage during the 50th Anniversary Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions. The sale will be held today, Sunday, Aug. 6 at 2 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center. The 2017 sale will include 11 champions from 17 youth: Grand and Reserve Champion Market Beef,

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Experiencing Six Exciting Traditions at the Ohio State Fair

By Melissa Carrick If it’s your first time at the Ohio State Fair, like it was mine, you may have heard some of the “must-dos” at the Fair. My name is Melissa and I started interning at the Fair earlier this summer; now that it’s here, I have been able to experience these traditions first-hand.

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A Colorado Perspective on the Ohio State Fair

My name is Rachel and I am a seasonal intern at the Ohio State Fair! I’m here to tell you about my experience as a Coloradoan at the Fair. I am currently a student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, but before college I lived in Colorado with my family. That being said, this is

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