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 will go to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

  • Eric Benét, K’Jon, and Noel Gourdin: The WCOL Celeste Center is hosting the Ladies’ Night Out Tour featuring Eric Benét, K’Jon and Noel Gourdin tonight at 7:30 pm. Tickets to see these R&B stars are $25 and if they are purchased before arriving at the Fair, they include Fair admission.

  • Dairy Cattle Shows:The Ayrshire Dairy Cattle Junior Show and the Milking Shorthorn Dairy Cattle Junior and Open Show will be held in the Cooper Arena tomorrow at 10 am.

  • Horse Shows:The English / Western Junior Horse Show will be held at 8 am in the Denny Hales Arena and the Ground Roping Junior Horse Show will be held at noon in the Denny Hales Arena. There is a Junior Draft Horse show in the JD Equipment Taft Coliseum at 8 am, as well as a Junior Gymkhana Horse Show at 4 pm.

  • Creative Arts:Between 9 am and 9 pm, the DiSalle Creative Arts Center hosts a wide array of demonstrations, including woodcarving, cupcake decorating, Origami Art and many more.

  • Competitions:The Boxing Tournament Preliminaries will take place in the Showplace Pavilion from 6 pm to 11 pm.

  • Free Musical Entertainment:A Side of Taylors, a bluegrass, folk, Americana and gospel singing family from the Cincinnati area, will be performing on the American Family Insurance Gazebo Stage tomorrow at noon and 2 pm. Mark Leach, a 21-year-old singer / songwriter from Ohio just released his first Album, Mark Leach & the Blue Collar Valors, and will be performing on the Main Street Stage at 5 pm and 7:30 pm.

  • Pantry Panic! This event is a combined community service / foods and nutrition project that focuses on the creativity and skills needed for meal planning, shopping and food preparation while living on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and receiving food from a food pantry. With this project, youth learn about hunger in their community and the steps one can take to reduce hunger and maintain food security. Pantry Panic! will be held at Central Park from 1 pm to 3 pm.   

Come to the Fair tomorrow for a day of full of fun!

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