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Farm Bureau offers interactive education

Family fun and a connection to rural Ohio are just two of the many reasons for visitors to stop by the Land and Living exhibit at the Ohio State Fair. Presented by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF), the exhibit demonstrates agriculture’s link to everyday life. Visitors to the exhibit, located in the Nationwide Donahey Ag

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We collected 15,000 pounds of food!

Thank you! On Thursday, July 25, Ohio fairgoers came together and collected 15,162 pounds of food during Kroger Feeds Ohio Day at the Ohio State Fair to benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. All donated food will benefit the many central Ohioans who go hungry every day. The Mid-Ohio Foodbank will provide that to partner pantries in

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It’s Opening Day!

We kick off the160th Ohio State Fair today, July 24! With plenty of new rides, food and free entertainment, the opening day of the Ohio State Fair has a lot to offer this year’s visitors. Fortunately, most of these exciting Fair events and activities are reoccurring and can be enjoyed throughout the duration of the

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Today at the Fair – July 25

From great discounts to entertaining demonstrations, the Ohio State Fair is packed with family fun today, July 25. Kroger Feeds Ohio Day: Just remember 2-3-4: When you bring two canned food items per person to a booth outside the gates today, you’ll receive a voucher good for $3 admission before 4 pm. All food donations

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Youth Exhibitor Spotlight

Youth exhibitor Maria Burger, age 18 from Licking County, has been showing animals for 11 years. She currently works with goats, chickens, market lambs and market hogs. Maria begins preparing her animals for the Fair the day she receives them and works with them day in and day out. “I have to form a relationship

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Butter sculpture unveiling

Nearly 8,000 sticks of butter make up the butter cow, calf and surprise sculpture at the Ohio State Fair. The surprise sculpture will be unveiled on Tuesday, July 23 at noon and has been kept top secret leading up to the Fair. The butter cow and calf will also be revealed on Tuesday, July 23.

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Ways to Save at the Ohio State Fair

Ways to Save at the Ohio State Fair With advance sale tickets, special discounts on admission prices nearly every day, mobile discounts and more, there are plenty of ways to save money at the Ohio State Fair this year. Special Days: All discounts not valid with other offers Wednesday, July 24 is WBNS 10 TV Opening

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City streets to close for Fair

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2013  Contact: Alicia Shoults, 614-644-4011, a.shoults@expo.state.oh.us  CITY STREETS TO CLOSE FOR OHIO STATE FAIR     COLUMBUS –  Several city streets will close in preparation for the 160th Ohio State Fair, which will run from July 24 – Aug. 4, 2013. The streets will close at 7 am

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Fourth graders get in free

Ag is Cool lets kids learn about agriculture From July 24 through August 4, exiting fourth grade students (2012-2013 academic year) and one chaperone can attend the Fair for free any one day, upon presentation of a valid report card. Students can learn firsthand from interactive stations and find out what makes agriculture cool from

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Maple Bacon Ice Cream

Velvet Ice Cream creates Maple Bacon Ice Cream for Ohio State Fair Velvet Ice Cream today announced it has launched a new flavor: Maple Bacon Ice Cream. This quirky new flavor is available exclusively at the Ohio State Fair, which opens July 24 and runs through August 4. This one-of-a-kind ice cream features creamy maple

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Fair starts in one week

Countdown: The Fair is one week away! The Fair is place rooted in tradition. There’s something so sweet about grabbing a familiar funnel cake or a classic corn dog. However, the sweet familiarity of the Fair is complemented by the new and thrilling features the Fair offers each year. With only seven days until the

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Butters is on the move!

The Ohio State Fair’s beloved mascot, Butters D. Cow, will be out on the town this week!    He’ll be making his first appearance at Sunny 95’s neighborhood block party on July 16. Butters D. Cow will be giving away four free Fair tickets and a free parking pass at the block party, so be

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Homebrew results available now

The Ohio State Fair Homebrew Competition celebrated its 18th year with a record 544 beers, meads and ciders entered from across the state. The many experienced and highly qualified judges evaluated each entry based upon five different criteria including aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel and overall impression. Michael Creveling of Akron took home the Best of

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Enter Fair competitions

Don’t forget! Competition deadlines are fast approaching. It’s already mid-June which means that deadlines for many Ohio State Fair competitions are coming up soon! The Fair hosts contests and competitions in a wide array of categories, so there is something to suit the skill levels and interests of everyone. Have you entered yet? Upcoming deadlines: June

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Accepted Fine Arts entries

Congratulations! Congratulations to the Ohio artists whose works have been accepted into the 2013 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition! Please scroll down for a list of accepted entries. Please note you must have an official entry tag attached to your work at the time of drop-off. Please email Pam O’Loughlin p.oloughlin@expo.state.oh.us if you did not receive

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Calling all cooks!

You can have your cake and eat it too this year at the Ohio State Fair. There are more than 150 cooking, cake decorating and baking competitions being held throughout the Fair. From pies, to cakes, to jams and more, the Culinary and Baking Arts divisions have classes for every amateur baker and cook. With

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Create, Craft, Compete!

Do you love to be creative? Or do you have hundreds of “pins” on your Pinterest boards that you have been meaning to try? Whether its fabric flowers or a purse made from a map, there’s no better reason to begin creating than the 300+ arts and crafts competitions at this year’s Fair! From woodworking to weaving,

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Commission member inducted into Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame

  OhioExpositions Commission Member Inducted into the Ohio Agricultural Hall of Fame Doug White honored by the Ohio Agricultural Council for lifetime of service to Ohio Agriculture Ohio Expositions Commission Member Doug White will be honored by the Ohio Agricultural Council (OAC) on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, when he is inducted into the Ohio Agricultural

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Enter a competition

Enter now!  You could win a blue ribbon at this year’s Fair Mark your calendar today – many Fair entry deadlines are quickly approaching: May 28 Homebrew Competition – Whether you brew ales, porters or lagers, there’s a class for you in the Fair’s homebrew competition. This competition is open to all Ohio home brewers (or

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Play with your food

  Fair seeks professional and amateur food artists and chefs to “play with their food” Kids are told not to play with their food, but the Ohio State Fair wants to make up for lost time with the popular Food Art Competition! The Fair is currently seeking talented professional and amateur food artists and chefs

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