Historical models featured in new Ohio Channel documentary

The Ohio State Fair’s historical models are the subject of The Ohio Channel’s Video of the Week. The mini documentary features a conversation with industrial designer Thomas Kier as he speaks about his motivation for creating four sets of Ohio State Fair models. The […]

October 15th, 2015|Newsroom|

October Commission meeting to take place

October 8, 2015

WHO: Ohio Expositions Commission

WHAT: Commission meeting


Thursday, October 22, 2015, 8:30 am
Marketing / Public Relations / Entertainment / Rental Committee

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 9:15 am
Agriculture / Special Events Committee

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 9:45 am
Buildings / Grounds / […]

October 8th, 2015|Newsroom|

Ohio State Fair ranked among top in U.S.

The Ohio State Fair has been named among the Best State Fairs in the 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY.

You can see and share the full list of winners at

The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launches new categories every […]

October 2nd, 2015|Newsroom|

Donald F. Santa-Emma takes final bow as All-Ohio State Fair Band Director

Longtime All-Ohio State Fair Band Director Donald F. Santa-Emma of Cuyahoga County (Rocky River) has announced his retirement after serving on the band’s staff for 42 years and spending the last 17 years as director.

Unbeknownst to fairgoers and supporters, Santa-Emma […]

September 22nd, 2015|Newsroom|

Fair seeks innovative exhibits for 2016


Officials hope that when the 2016 Ohio State Fair opens, its newest building will feature a state-of-the-art exhibit featuring new and exciting ideas from Ohio companies in a […]

August 21st, 2015|Newsroom|

2015 Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions Breaks Record!

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, […]

August 9th, 2015|Newsroom|

Watch the 2015 Sale of Champions Live from the Ohio State Fair

The 2015 Sale of Champions will take place at 2 pm Eastern Time in the WCOL Celeste Center on grounds at the Ohio State Fair.

August 9th, 2015|Newsroom|

2015 Sale of Champions Participants Announced

After months of preparation and hard work on behalf of the exhibitors, we are happy to announce the participants in the 2015 Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions! The sale will be held on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 2 pm in the […]

August 8th, 2015|Newsroom|

The Taste of the Fair Program Offers Small Portions for Low Prices

The Taste of the Fair program allows fairgoers to sample a wide variety of different and delicious Fair foods. The program encourages vendors to offer small versions of their signature menu items for a reduced price so fairgoers can enjoy […]

July 25th, 2015|Newsroom|

#ThrowbackThursday Photo Contest Winner & Entries

Congratulations to the winner of our #ThrowbackThursday photo contest, Cheri Vollmer! She used to show her rabbits at the Ohio State Fair. The photos she shared were from 1987. Now, she takes her daughters to the Fair for their 4-H […]

July 25th, 2015|Newsroom|