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Fair seeks innovative exhibits for 2016

OHIO STATE FAIR SEEKING GROUNDBREAKING EXHIBITS FOR 2016 EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTING OHIO’S INNOVATION AND FUTURE 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 number of areas including agriculture, aerospace, automotive, medicine, technology and others. “The Expo Commission’s

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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, market barrows and market beef, as well as grand champion market goat, a Thanksgiving Dinner

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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 WCOL Celeste Center, and will be televised on the Ohio Channel statewide. This year’s sale

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#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 projects. Thank you to all who participated, check out some of the cool pictures that

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2015 Fair Employee Spotlights: Kent Miller

Kent Miller, the assistant director of the Ohio State Fair First Aid Center, graduated from Wintersville High School in Wintersville, Ohio (Jefferson County) and Hocking College with an associate’s degree in Fire and Emergency Services. He has worked at various fire departments throughout the state including Mifflin Township, Westerville, Madison Township and Newton Township. In

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The 2015 Fair Commercials are Now Available!

This year’s Fair commercials are full of lavish llamas, pretentious potatoes, playful pigs and more! These commercials produced by Basecraft are sure to tickle your funny bone and get you and your family pumped for the 162nd Ohio State Fair! Check them out on YouTube. The 2015 Ohio State Fair runs from July 29 through

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2015 Fair Volunteer Spotlights: Eileen Goodin

Eileen Goodin has been a Girl Scouts program supporter for more than 30 years. Eileen received a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in 1977 and a law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1980. She recently retired as a partner of the Columbus law firm Barkan Meizlish Handelman Goodin

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2015 Fair Employee Spotlights: Sandi Latimer

Sandi Latimer has written in the news field for nearly 60 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Kent State University in 1965 and has worked in a wide variety of areas in the journalism field including in radio, at a wire service, in medical communications and marketing, covering state government, as

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2015 Fair Employee Spotlights: Bev Price

Bev Price serves as the assistant superintendent for the Girl Scouts and is a lifetime Girl Scout member. She worked in finance and accounting throughout her career, including the 10 years she spent with the Central Trust Bank in Cincinnati, until she took time off to stay home with her two girls.  During this time,

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2015 Fair Employee Spotlights: Terri Brickles

Terri Brickles is a member of the Girl Scouts committee for the Ohio State Fair, as well as a member of the Western Ohio Buckeye Trails Region of the Girl Scouts, where she volunteers in many areas. She is a service team chair in her service unit, the co-director for Council Operated Troop Camp and

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All-Ohio State Fair Band and Youth Choir Announce 2015 Members

The All-Ohio State Fair Band and All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir have announced their membership for the 2015 Ohio State Fair. The All-Ohio State Fair Band was founded in 1925 and the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir was founded in 1963. The Band and Choir, composed of a total of 379 superior musicians (217 in

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#ThrowbackThursday Contest: Win tickets to Hairapalooza!

Get those penny loafers, bell bottom jeans and big hairdos ready – Thursday, Aug. 6 at the Ohio State Fair is #ThrowbackThursday! To celebrate this timeless tradition, we’re having some pretty sweet deals that will give you a blast from the past. Enjoy FREE parking (usually $5) and $1 small fountain sodas at select locations

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2015 Fair Employee Spotlights: Richard “Dick” A. Dieffenderfer

Richard “Dick” A. Dieffenderfer is the director of the Ohio State Fair Technology and Engineering Showcase and other STEM program event exhibits. Richard’s 49-year career began when he graduated from Trenton State College (now College of New Jersey) in 1962 with a degree in Industrial Arts.  His postgraduate formal education includes a master’s from Trenton

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Butters D. Cow is Out & About!

The Ohio State Fair is quickly approaching, which means that our friendly mascot Butters D. Cow is out and about! Come find Butters as he visits events all around Columbus to win coloring pages, pins and even Fair tickets! The friendly cow will be at the following events: –Dash for Donation: Come to Nationwide Arena

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Agriculture is Cool- learn about Ohio’s largest industry

What is “Agriculture is Cool”? Do you have a soon-to-be-fifth-grader that would like to get into the Fair for FREE? With the presentation of a valid report card, exiting fourth grade students (2014-2015 academic year) and one chaperone can get into the Ohio State Fair for free to participate in the interactive learning experience “Agriculture

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2015 Fair Employee Spotlights: Kaye Nickoloff

Kaye Nickoloff is currently one of the contest directors for the baton twirling competitions at the Fair, alongside her sister, Callene. Kaye was employed at Driscol Music Company in Lorain for 22 years as a band instrument repair technician and school educational representative. Due to the recent closing of Driscol Music Company, Kaye is now

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2015 Fair Employee Spotlights: Callene Derrick

Callene Derrick is currently one of the contest directors for the baton twirling competitions at the Fair, alongside her sister, Kaye. has held numerous positions with the United States Twirling Associations (USTA) local, state and regional councils. She has been a United States Twirling Association member since 1962, a coach for 40 years and a

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