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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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Get a summer internship at the Fair

We offer a variety of summer internships for college students and recent graduates. At this time, the following opportunities are currently available. Please view the fliers for each position below and follow the application guidelines for each appropriate position. Deadline extended: Friday, February 10, 2017.  Public Relations Coordinator Social Media Coordinator

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2016 Sale of Champions Results

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, market barrows and market beef, as well as grand champion market goat, grand champion and

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2016 Sale of Champions Participants Announced

The time has come for dedicated junior livestock exhibitors to take the stage during the 2016 Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions. The sale will be held tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 7 at 2 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center. The 2016 sale will include 11 champions from 16 youth: Grand and Reserve Champion Market Beef,

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Meet and greet

We post meet and greet from concerts at the Ohio State Fair online using Dropbox. Please note that it does take a few days to process and post photos. Please click on the link below to view and download your photos. 2017 Meet and Greet Photo Album     2016 Meet and Greet Photo Album

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Ice Cream Eating Contest

Happy National Ice Cream Day! In celebration of this holiday, we want to share an exciting event that you can join in on at the Ohio State Fair. This year at the Fair, we are partnering with Velvet Ice Cream to do something that’s never been done before. We are going to set the world record

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Ag is Cool Program

Hey soon-to-be 5th graders! Agriculture is cool – and it can get you into the Ohio State Fair for FREE! Milk a cow, see how farm animals are born, find out how wool is spun into yarn and much more with your soon-to-be-fifth-grader at this year’s Ohio State Fair as a part of the Ag

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Ohio State Fair Money Saving Tips

You can save big at the Ohio State Fair The thought of taking the entire family on a trip of any kind can become overwhelming when thinking about the cost of admission, food and more. The Ohio State Fair comes once a year, and can be a very memorable and exciting time for the family; here is a breakdown of ways to save this year.

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National Pickle Month

July is National Pickle Month and we are celebrating with a blue-ribbon recipe for homemade dill pickles from the 2015 Ohio State Fair! Homemade Dill Pickles Recipe by Carol Palantekin, Dublin, Ohio First place, Pickles and Relishes (Pickles), 2015 Yield: 7 pint jars Ingredients 10 pounds pickling cucumbers 3  1/3 white vinegar (5% acidity) 7  1/3 cups

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5 Quirky Ohio State Fair Competitions

5 Quirky Competitions You Can Enter at the Ohio State Fair Blue ribbons aren’t just for the best pies or premium livestock at the Ohio State Fair. We also recognize Ohioans with different, and sometimes unusual, interests and talents. Here is a list of five quirky Fair competitions we think you should enter. 1) Candy

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Homebrew winners announced

Ohio State Fair Homebrew Winners Announced Ed Janesz of Westlake receives Best in Show The Ohio State Fair Homebrew Competition celebrated its 21st year with a record 633 entries in the divisions of beer, meads and ciders brewed across the state from Ohio homebrewers and any homebrewers from neighboring states who are active members of

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Purchase Group and Senior Day Tickets

Save BIG when you bring your group to the 2016 Ohio State Fair! The Ohio State Fair is the perfect place for a group outing this summer! We have something for everyone. Your group can bond over mouthwatering food, fun rides, adorable animals and plenty of entertainment options. Group Ticket Sales  Our group consignment program

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2016 Competition Results

Competition Results 2016 Competition Results 4-H non-livestock results 4-H Dog Show Agriculture and Horticulture Junior Open Baton Beef Commercial Cattle Junior All Other Breeds (AOB) Beef Junior Angus Junior Chianina Junior Gelbvieh Junior Hereford Junior Limousin Junior Maine-Anjou Junior Market Beef Junior Shorthorn Beef Junior Simmental Junior Supreme Heifer Open Angus Open Chianina Open Gelbvieh

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Free Valentine’s Day Printable

Our friendly mascot, Butters D. Cow, is featured on this free printable coloring sheet with four per page. Enjoy! Download the coloring sheet here

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Ohio State Fair receives international recognition

The Ohio State Fair has received several awards of distinction for communications in the following categories from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) headquartered in Springfield, Mo.: 1st Place – Web Advertisement 1st Place – Overall Social Media Campaign 1st Place – Overall Mobile Campaign 1st Place – Mobile App 2nd Place –

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Amy Edwards named First Aid Director

Amy E. Edwards of Dublin has been named First Aid Director of the Ohio State Fair. She has been a vital part of the Ohio State Fair’s First Aid Center staff since 2014. The Fair’s First Aid Center provides care to nearly 50 patients each day of the Fair, offering a safe and healthy environment

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Ohio Poultry Farmers Donate Thanksgiving Meal to Food Bank

Yesterday afternoon, the Ohio Poultry Breeders Association donated a Thanksgiving feast consisting of one turkey and four chickens to complete the holiday meal for a lucky local Columbus family in need. The donation was generously supported by the 2015 Sale of Champions poultry exhibit buyers, Gerber Poultry, Cooper Farms, Weaver Brothers, Case Farms, Hertzfeld Farms, Trillium Farms, Prairie Star Farms,

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