Be Our Guest at the 50th Anniversary of the Sale of Champions

We are looking for past Sale of Champions winners from the Ohio State Fair to join us this year at the 50th Anniversary of the Sale of Champions. We would love to host former reserve and grand champions at the Ohio State Fair as honored guests of General Manager Virgil Strickler. If interested, we will

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Why Should I work at the Ohio State Fair?

There are many reasons to work at the Ohio State Fair – good food, a fun atmosphere and lots of fun activities. But more importantly, Fair employees have the opportunity to make long-lasting memories. Read these six Fair employee stories to see why you should work a summer at the 2017 Ohio State Fair. Visit

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Six Livestock Vocabulary Words to Help You Become a Fair Expert

The deadline to enter the Ohio State Fair Livestock Competition is coming up on June 20, 2017. Read up on your livestock vocabulary so you’re ready to cheer on the participants! Bovine Bovine is the scientific name for cattle and ox. Not everyone realizes that cows aren’t all used for the same purpose. Certain breeds,

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Eight Cake Fails

Are you a “crumby” baker? Then the 2017 Ohio State Fair Ugly Cake Decorating Contest is for you! Check out these cakes that look ALMOST too gross to eat. 1. I don’t know about you, but this cake looks pretty crappy to me… 2. There’s nothing wrong with doing exactly what the customer asks, after

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Six Ohio Crafts for the Home

No matter how far you go, you’ll always be tied to your home state. There’s something special about the area where you grew up. You can travel the world, but eventually, you’ll always find your way back home. Specifically, Ohio is a special state with a diverse culture that sets it apart from the other

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10 Times LEGO Art Stacked its Way to the Top

If you’ve watched “The LEGO Movie,” you know that LEGOs can be serious inspiration for art and creativity. What was once a children’s toy is now an art phenomena. LEGO lovers everywhere are putting the pieces together (instead of leaving them on the floor for mom to step on) to create massive towns, animals, vehicles

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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. 2018 Meet and Greet Photo Album 2017 Meet and Greet Photo Album 2016 Meet

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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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