Junior Fair Board Announced

Ohio State Fair officials have announced that 22 outstanding Ohio youth have been selected to serve on the 2014 Junior Fair Board (JFB). The Ohio State Fair JFB, comprised of youth ages 16 to 21, is an integral part of the annual Ohio State Fair. Responsibilities of the JFB vary from year to year, but

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Fair Offers Free Admission to Fourth Grade Students & Teachers

            Attention all exiting fourth grade students and teachers: The Ohio State Fair is offering free admission for you! Not only is the admission free, but students could win a $500 scholarship and two lucky teachers will win a field trip for their class.             All Ohio students who were

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Last Chance to Enter

Last Chance to Enter our Fun and Friendly Competitions! The Ohio State Fair is getting closer, but there is still time to register to win a scholarship or blue ribbon in countless categories! Between arts and crafts, baking, livestock, culinary, sporting and more competitions, there is something for everyone, so don’t hesitate to enter! Registration

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Homebrew winners announced

  Jane Zalewski of Proctorville observes an entry’s appearance. Entries in the cooler to soon be judged Brent McGrady of Delaware (Ohio) receives Best in Show award The Ohio State Fair Homebrew Competition celebrated its 19th year by judging 505 beers, meads and ciders brewed across the state from Ohio homebrewers and any homebrewers from

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5 Wacky Contests to Enter

Five Wacky Competitions to Enter at the Ohio State Fair Whether your forte is creating button art or Duct Tape outfits, the Ohio State Fair is the perfect place to show off your unique talents. Browse through the “Competitions” tab on our website and you’re bound to find an event with your name on it!

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Scholarship deadline is June 15

Apply for Ohio State Fair scholarships by June 15 It’s not too late to submit applications for Ohio State Fair scholarships! Every penny counts when students continue their education after high school, and the Ohio Expositions Commission wants to help by awarding more than $20,000 in scholarships! The purpose of these scholarships is to assist

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Ag is Cool entries due June 6

“Ag is Cool” Creative Expression Competition deadline is June 6 Are you an Ohio student in grades K-12 and want to show how you think agriculture is cool? Here’s your chance! Agriculture benefits everyone and is the foundation of Ohio. This year, the Creative Expression visual arts contest asks students to present how they think

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City streets to close for Rock on the Range

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 12, 2014 COLUMBUS — Some Columbus area streets will close this weekend while Rock on the Range is held at the Ohio Expo Center. Street Closing The following streets will be closed beginning at 8 am on Friday, May 16, and will reopen at approximately 12:01 am on Monday, May 19. 17th Avenue from Clara Avenue on the

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Enter Livestock Competitions

Does your livestock put Old MacDonald’s to shame? Enter the Fair’s Junior or Open Livestock competitions before June 20 for your chance to show off your animals and win cash prizes! Some of the Ohio State Fair’s livestock classes include: Beef Dairy cattle Llamas Rabbits Sheep Poultry Goats Swine For general rules and regulations, click

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May Commission

Ohio State Fair – Meeting Notice 717 E. 17th Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43211 | ohioexpocenter.com   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2014   MAY COMMISSION MEETING TO TAKE PLACE   WHO: Ohio Expositions Commission   WHAT: Commission meeting   WHERE: Voinovich Livestock Trade Center Meeting Room   WHEN: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 9 am Marketing

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Dr. Jon C. Peterson Named All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir Director

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2014 Contact: Alicia Shoults 614-644-4011 a.shoults@expo.state.oh.us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. <!– document.write(‘</’); document.write(‘span>’); //–> DR. JON C. PETERSON NAMED ALL-OHIO STATE FAIR YOUTH CHOIR DIRECTOR COLUMBUS – Ohio State Fair officials have announced that Dr. Jon C.

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Create-a-flavor contest

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Velvet Ice Cream! Each year the Ohio-based ice cream company works with the Fair to create a unique flavor sold exclusively at the Ohio State Fair. Last year’s flavor was Maple Bacon and this year we’re changing things up a bit by letting you decide the 2014 Fair

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Blue Ribbon Worthy Treats

It may be cold outside, but kitchens all over Ohio are heating up as bakers begin to prepare their blue ribbon worthy recipes for the 2014 Fair. There are more than 150 competitions this year in Culinary and Baking Arts! From pies, to cakes, to jams and more, the Culinary and Baking Arts divisions have

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Creative Arts Contests

 Calling All Creative and Thrifty Crafters Do you have great Pinterest projects you are waiting to create but nowhere to show them off? Or are you looking to gain more exposure for your original handcrafts? Whether your specialty is woodwork or duct tape décor, there’s no better place to exhibit your skills than the 300+

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Choir application deadline extended

Application deadline extended to April 15 Ohio State Fair officials have announced that a number of exceptional candidates are being considered for the position of All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir Director. The selection committee is currently in the final stages of naming the future director, and has therefore extended the deadline for high school vocalists

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Fair-y Tale Contest

Everyone has one. From gliding down the Giant Slide for the first time to a deep-seated family ritual of exhibiting livestock, the Ohio State Fair has become a family tradition for generations of Ohioans. This year, we want to incorporate your favorite Fair memory into our 2014 TV commercials! Whether this memory has been captured

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Free admission for fourth graders

Fair to offer free admission to fourth grade students and teachers Agriculture is Cool program will educate Ohioans about state’s largest industry     In celebration of Ohio Agriculture Week, March 10 – 14, the Ohio Expositions Commission and the Ohio Department of Agriculture have announced that the Agriculture is Cool education program hosted in

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Top H.S. musicians sought

The Ohio State Fair is looking for talented young musicians for membership in the prestigious All-Ohio State Fair Band and the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir, traditions that date back to 1925 and 1963, respectively. Dedicated high school musicians in grades 9 through 12 are encouraged to apply for membership, which is granted based on

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Homebrew entries accepted now

Whether you are an experienced homebrewer or a relative newcomer to the hobby, you are encouraged to sign up for the 2014 Ohio State Fair Homebrew Competition. For only $5 per entry, all homebrewers residing in Ohio, or who are current members of an Ohio homebrew club, are encouraged to participate for an opportunity to

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