Win a $500 Scholarship

The Ohio State Fair has come to a close, but there is still an opportunity for current fifth graders (exiting fourth grade students from the 2013-2014 academic year) to receive a $500 scholarship if they visited the Fair to particiapte in the Ag is Cool program this year! For the fourth consecutive year, the Agriculture

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Fair donates blankets

Not only did the 2014 Ohio State Fair provide families from all over Ohio and beyond some fun and entertainment this year, but also an opportunity to participate in charitable efforts that impact children locally and nationally with Project Linus. Project Linus is about providing love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children

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Fair sets attendance record

Coming off the success of the record-breaking 2013 Ohio State Fair, officials are pleased to announce that the 161st Ohio State Fair continued the tradition of breaking attendance records. As the 2014 Fair came to a close, a new 12-day attendance record was set with an estimated 916,724 visitors entering the gates between July 23

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2014 Fair sets new attendance record

2014 OHIO STATE FAIR SETS NEW ATTENDANCE RECORD COLUMBUS –Coming off the success of the record-breaking 2013 Ohio State Fair, officials are pleased to announce that the 161st Ohio State Fair continued the tradition of breaking attendance records. As the 2014 Fair came to a close, a new 12-day attendance record was set with an

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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 meat chickens, market lambs, market barrows and market beef, as well as grand champion market goat, turkey

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Aug. 3 at the Fair

Time flies when you’re having fun, and this year’s Fair certainly has been the Fairest of them all! Hopefully everyone has enjoyed the many amenities the Fair offers, but if you haven’t had a chance to enjoy the Fair yet, hurry on over today to end the Fair on a high note! Though the Fair

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Sale of Champions

The time has come for dedicated junior livestock exhibitors to take the stage during the 2014 Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions. The sale will be held tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 3 at 2 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center.    Watch Live Below (on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 2 pm)   The 2014 sale will

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July 30 at the Fair

The Ohio State Fair has everything you need to take a break during the work week and enjoy quality entertainment. Visit today, Wednesday, July 30 to see what the Fair has in store: QFM96 Fair Attitude Wednesday: All fairgoers will enjoy $5 admission all day. Mattress Firm Day:Double your deal! Pick up a voucher at

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Daily events: July 30, 2014

    717 E. 17th Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43211 | ohioexpocenter.com News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2014  Contact: Alicia Shoults, 614-644-4011,  a.shoults@expo.state.oh.us  DAILY EVENTS AT THE FAIR FOR TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, JULY 30 COLUMBUS – There’s no time like Fair time, and the Ohio State Fair has everything fairgoers need to take a break

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Rib-off is tomorrow

Things may get a little messy at this year’s 18th Annual Pork Rib-Off! Teams will be competing for the titles of best ribs, pulled pork and barbecue sauce in the state at the Ohio State Fair tomorrow, Tuesday, July 29 at 11:30 am in Central Park. Competing restaurants will prepare both ribs and pulled pork, which

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Fairgoers Donate 19,000 Pounds of Food

On Thursday, July 24, Ohio State Fair visitors donated 19,015 pounds during Kroger Feeds Ohio Day to benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. This is an increase of 3,853 pounds of food collected during the 2013 Kroger Feeds Ohio Day. Thursday’s fairgoers who brought two canned food items to the admission gates received $3 admission before 4

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Secrets of the Fair

For 161 years, the Ohio State Fair has been an Ohio tradition, as well as a tradition for many families. People who have been going to the Fair for years may think they know everything there is to know, but there are some “secrets” and little known facts that even the most loyal fairgoer may

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Fair Food drive results announced

    717 E. 17th Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43211 | ohioexpocenter.com News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 27, 2014  Contact: Alicia Shoults, 614-644-4011,  a.shoults@expo.state.oh.us  FAIRGOERS COLLECT MORE THAN 19,000 POUNDS OF FOOD COLUMBUS – On Thursday, July 24, Ohio State Fair visitors donated 19,015 pounds during Kroger Feeds Ohio Day to benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

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Ways to Save

A trip to the Ohio State Fair doesn’t have to break the bank. With advance-sale tickets, special discounts on admission prices every day, coupons and more, there are plenty of ways to save money at the Fair this year. We hope that you enjoy the remainder of the Ohio State Fair.  Free Entertainment / Activities:

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Media Guide available, Pre-Fair photo opportunities

    717 E. 17th Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43211 | ohioexpocenter.com News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2014  Contact: Alicia Shoults, 614-644-4011,  a.shoults@expo.state.oh.us    MEDIA GUIDE AVAILABLE NOW Pre-Fair photo opportunities announced             COLUMBUS – With the 2014 Ohio State Fair setup underway, the Fair’s Media Guide is now

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Free Grascals Performance

The Fair offers plenty of free entertainment throughout the Fair, but this year, one of the most notable performances will be The Grascals at the Natural Resources Park amphitheater. As one of the most beloved and acclaimed bands in today’s bluegrass scene, The Grascals will be performing Wednesday, July 30 at 4:20 pm. Formed in

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Grascals to perform for free

    717 E. 17th Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43211 | ohioexpocenter.com News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2014  Contact: Alicia Shoults, 614-644-4011,  a.shoults@expo.state.oh.us  GRASCALS TO PERFORM FOR FREE AT THE FAIR COLUMBUS – One of the most beloved and acclaimed bands in today’s bluegrass scene, The Grascals, will be performing for free at the

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Where in the World is Butters D. Cow?

Catch the friendly Ohio State Fair mascot out and about this week! Although Butters won’t actually be traveling across the world, you can snap a picture with the friendly cow in Columbus at two fun events: Dash for Donation: Nationwide Arena, Sat., July 12 at 8 am. Join Butters D. Cow and other Columbus mascots

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Hall of Fame inductees announced

    717 E. 17th Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43211 | ohioexpocenter.com News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2014  Contact: Alicia Shoults, 614-644-4011,  a.shoults@expo.state.oh.us  OHIO EXPOSITIONS COMMISSION ANNOUNCES  2014 OHIO STATE FAIR HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES COLUMBUS – The Ohio Expositions Commission and the Ohio State Fair are proud to announce the induction of six

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