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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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National Fudge Day

Today is National Fudge Day! We’re celebrating with a classic, but always delicious, prize-winning chocolate fudge recipe! Celebrate the day with this tried-and-true, blue-ribbon dessert from the 2015 Ohio State Fair! Chocolate Fudge Recipe by Georgia Bishop, Upper Arlington, Ohio First place, Candies (Chocolate Fudge), 2015 Yield: 96 pieces Ingredients 3 cups sugar 3/4 cup butter 2/3 cups evaporated

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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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Oatmeal Cookie Day

Today is Oatmeal Cookie Day, and we’re celebrating with this prize-winning recipe from the 2015 Ohio State Fair. Celebrate the day with a tried-and-true, blue-ribbon recipe! Chewy Good Oatmeal Cookies Recipe by Cheryl L. Adkins, Bloomingburg, Ohio First place, Cookies and Pastries (Molasses Cookie), 2015 Baking temperature: 350 degrees Baking time: 10 minutes Yield: 3

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! We’re celebrating with a creative take on the famed sandwich – a prize-winning recipe for PB&J cookies from the 2015 Ohio State Fair! Celebrate the day with this tried-and-true, blue-ribbon recipe! Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookies Recipe by Beth Krauss, Hilliard, Ohio First place, Cookies and Pastries

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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

Happy Pi Day!

Today is Pi Day (March 14 – 3.14), and we’re celebrating with this prize-winning recipe from the 2015 Ohio State Fair. Celebrate the day with a tried-and-true, blue-ribbon recipe! “The Original” Dutch Apple Pie Recipe by Erin Carney, Powell, Ohio First place, Fruit Filled Pies (Any Crumb), 2015 Baking temperature: 375 degrees Baking time: 1 hour Yield: 1 pie

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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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National Cream Cheese Brownie Day

Today, February 10, is a double-whammy! Not only is it National “Have a Brownie” Day, but it is also National Cream Cheese Brownie Day! If you ask us, there is no better cream cheese brownie than this delicious prize-winning recipe for Red Velvet Swirl Brownies. Try it out below and let us know what you think!

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Blue-ribbon holiday cookie recipes

Are you planning to do a little baking this weekend? In honor of the season, we’re sharing a few of our blue-ribbon, first-place cookie recipes from the 2015 Ohio State Fair. Grab your apron and get ready to taste the flavors of these prize-winning treats! Interested in seeing if your tried-and-true recipe is the best

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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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All-Ohio State Fair Band Director Named

BRIAN W. DODD NAMED ALL-OHIO STATE FAIR BAND DIRECTOR Ohio State Fair officials have announced that Brian W. Dodd of Bladensburg in Knox County has been named as director of the All-Ohio State Fair Band. As director, Dodd will have a variety of responsibilities throughout the year as well as during the 2016 Fair. He

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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 models depict distinct eras in Ohio State Fair history beginning with the the first Fair held in Cincinnati in

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