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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New: Dairy Feeder Calf show

New for 2014, the Ohio State Fair will offer junior livestock exhibitors the opportunity to show dairy feeder calves. The show will run July 28 through 30 in the Cooper Arena during the 161st Fair. The feeder calves that will be shown in the competition are typically born in February or March of 2014 and

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Choir director sought

Ohio State Fair officials have announced that they are currently seeking a director to oversee the 200-plus member All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir. The person selected for this contracted position will have a variety of responsibilities throughout the year, with a significant increase in hours and duties as the Fair approaches. The director will recruit,

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More than $20,000 in scholarships available

The Ohio State Fair offers scholarships to high school students and recent graduates in an effort to recognize their accomplishments as junior fair exhibitors. Applications for the 2014 scholarships are currently available online now. Completed applications must be postmarked by June 15, 2014   High school juniors and seniors during the current (2013-2014) academic year, as well as recent

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Mark your calendar – the 2014 Fair will be held July 23 through August 3.

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Ag is Cool winners receive awards

Four outstanding fifth-grade students from across the state were selected as the winners of the 2013 “Agriculture is Cool” scholarship competition. Representatives from the Ohio Expositions Commission, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Ohio’s agricultural commodity groups presented each scholarship winner with a $500 check and commemorative trophy during a special ceremony

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2013 Fair shatters records

The 160th Ohio State Fair shattered the 12-day attendance record with an estimated 903,824 visitors entering the gates between July 24 and August 4. The 2013 State Fair turnout is an increase of 8 percent over the previous record of 850,218 set in 2004 when the Fair modified its length of operation to 12 days.

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Sale of Champions Sets Records

The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held today 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 and

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2013 Sale of Champions Preview

After months of preparation and days of competition, dedicated Junior Fair livestock exhibitors will take their spot on stage during the 2013 Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions Livestock Auction tomorrow. The sale will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 2 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center. This year’s sale will include 11 champions

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