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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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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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October Commission meeting to take place

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2015 WHO: Ohio Expositions Commission WHAT: Commission meeting WHERE: FFA Center WHEN: 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 / Safety / Security Committee

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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 http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-state-fair/. The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launches new categories every other Monday at noon, revealing each category’s 20 nominees.  After four weeks of

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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 quietly took his final bow as director at the conclusion of the 2015 Ohio

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