Five great “Taste of the Fair” deals

The Taste of the Fair program at the Ohio State Fair allows vendors to sell smaller, reduced-price versions of their signature items for fairgoers to try. Here’s the five deepest discounts you can find at the 2019 Ohio State Fair: One Itty Bitty Fish Sandwich for $2 at Dauby’s Concessions – Try this fish slider

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Ohio Cake and Sweets Expo Deadline to Enter Extended!

  Don’t miss your chance to enter into the new Ohio Cake and Sweets Expo! The deadline to enter has recently been extended to July 17. Don’t worry, there will be no late entry fees. This year’s event is open to international entries in hopes to make the event even larger than years before. With

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5 Ohio State Fair facts you won’t believe!

The Ohio State Fair has more than 165 years of rich history, unforgettable memories and everlasting tradition to its name. We’ve all heard of Fair staples like the iconic butter cow or the giant Smokey Bear, but what about the time a baby was born on the fairgrounds? Or when Jimmy Dean and Bob Evans

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Hear award-winning poets at this year’s Fair

Join us in celebrating the art of poetry on Aug. 1, 2019! The Ohio State Fair has partnered with the Ohio Arts Council, Poetry Out Loud and the Ohio Poetry Association to host a Poetry Showcase at the Cox Fine Arts Center. The day will be filled with all things Poetry. Starting at 1 p.m.

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Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe by Karri Perry, Cincinnati, Ohio First place, Yeast Beads (Cinnamon Rolls) 2018 Baking temperature: 350 degrees Baking time: 30 minutes Yield: 12 cinnamon rolls Ingredients Dough: 2 ½ cups bread flour 2 ¼ tsp. rapid rise yeast 3 tbsp. sugar 2 ½ tsp. salt 1 cup buttermilk- warmed to 110 degrees ½ tsp. salt

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Winter Semester Public Relations Internship

Ohio State Fair Public Relations Coordinator (Winter Semester Internship) Paid, real-world experience   Qualifications Current college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are accepted. Ideal majors include marketing, public relations, communications or journalism. Candidates should be organized, self-motivated and reliable. Ideal team members will be personable and able to work well both independently and as a

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Fair Manager Virgil Strickler recognized with FFA Honorary American Degree

General Manager Virgil Strickler was among those to be honored with the FFA Honorary American Degree today at the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo today in Indianapolis. The Honorary American FFA Degree is presented to Individuals who have provided exceptional service on a national level to agriculture, agricultural education or FFA. Virgil Strickler has

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Ag is Cool 2018 Scholarship Winners Announced

2018 Scholarship Winners Announced Five fifth grade students across Ohio will each receive a $500 scholarship for their outstanding participation in the “Agriculture is Cool” education program held during the Ohio State Fair in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau and Ohio’s agricultural commodity groups. The Ag is Cool program, which

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Ohio Expositions Commission selects new Fair ride company

Talley Amusements to provide rides at the Ohio State Fair from 2019 through 2022 COLUMBUS – The Ohio Expositions Commission has completed the more than six-month process to select a ride provider for the Ohio State Fair. Today, the commission named Talley Amusements from Fort Worth, Texas, as the carnival ride provider for a four-year contract

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2018 Sale of Champions participants announced

The time has come for dedicated junior livestock exhibitors to take the stage during the 2018 Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions. The sale will be held tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 5 at 2 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center. The 2018 sale will include 11 champions from 16 youth: Grand and Reserve Champion Market Beef,

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Ohio State Fair’s Five Wackiest Foods

For some, coming to the Ohio State Fair is all about the food and for others it’s about the adventure. Get a taste of both by trying the Ohio State Fair’s top five wackiest Fair foods. Deep Fried Cream Cheese Larvettes Did someone say mealworms? That’s right. The Bulk Candy Store located just south of

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Gluten Free at the Fair

For anyone following a gluten-free diet, there are plenty of options you can still enjoy when you visit the Ohio State Fair. Don’t forget to ask individual vendors about the risk of cross contamination or gluten exposure for kitchens that may serve items that do contain gluten. Fairgoers with gluten sensitivities and intolerances should use

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Guys and Gals Lead at the Ohio State Fair

A parade of exhibitors modeling wool fashion while leading sheep in sweltering summer temperatures may be a strange sight. However, it is part of a time-honored tradition at the Ohio State Fair known as Guys and Gals Lead.  The origin of this somewhat bizarre event is the need to share the story of agriculture and

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2017 Competition Results

2017 Competition Results 4-H non-livestock results 4-H Dog Show Agriculture and Horticulture Christmas Trees Nuts Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Baton Beef Junior Commercial Cattle Junior All Other Breeds (AOB) Beef Junior Angus Junior Chianina Junior Gelbvieh Junior Hereford Junior Limousin Junior Maine-Anjou Junior Market Beef Junior Shorthorn Beef Junior Simmental Junior Supreme Heifer Open Angus Open

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Inspiring Innovation at the Ohio State Fair

David Brendel, a city guy at heart, never imagined the Ohio State Fair would be such a valuable stop on his educational journey. Growing up in Dayton, fairs were an unconventional experience for this OSU student. Seven years ago, Brendel was introduced to the statewide tradition of the Ohio State Fair. During high school, Brendel

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Family Fun for $50

Want a day full of family fun, but on a budget? With just a little bit of planning, we’re here to help your family of four enjoy the Ohio State Fair for just $50! Let the savings begin on NBC4 Family Discount Day, Monday, July 29. On this day, kids 12 and under enjoy free

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Family fun at the Fair for under $100

Updated: July 20, 2019 A day of family fun doesn’t have to break the bank. The Ohio State Fair provides endless entertainment at a bargain price. Bring your family of five and spend no more than $100! Here are some quick tips and tricks to a successful budgeted day of Fair fun: Buy in advance

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July Commission Meeting to take place

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2018 Media contact: Alicia Shoults 614-644-4011 a.shoults@expo.ohio.gov Meeting Notice JULY COMMISSION MEETING TO TAKE PLACE COLUMBUS – The Ohio Expositions Commission has announced the following meeting: Who: Ohio Expositions Commission What: Commission Meeting Where: Ohio Expo Center & State Fair, Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center Meeting Room When: Thursday, July

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