Blue Ribbon Baking

The Science Behind the Competition How does a pie earn a blue ribbon at the Ohio State Fair? We asked three different judges for their insight on food judging at the Fair to capture the science behind the competition. Richard Leiss, Mary Kay Pohlschneider and Marilyn Rabe all come from different backgrounds yet all are

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Beyond the Banner – What I learned from showing at the Ohio State Fair

By: Abby Motter, Richland County You’ve seen the pictures: a youth exhibitor with their face stretched into an enthusiastic smile holding a halter. The whole family crowded eagerly around a beautifully groomed livestock animal, a purple banner in a proud dad’s clenched hands, an Ohio State Fair background. You know what I’m talking about. Earning

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Five Tips & Tricks for Capturing your Pet’s Best Side

If you most commonly follow Instagram accounts based on cute puppies, kittens and baby zoo animals, you’re not alone. Doug the Pug, Grumpy Cat and Marnie the Dog didn’t collectively earn more than 7.6 million followers without your support! Next time someone claims the title of “cutest pet” you need to be prepared to counteract

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Win a blue ribbon this year

Whether you’re crafty and can upcycle anything into a masterpiece or you’re the best baker on the block, we’ve got a competition for you at the Ohio State Fair. Show off your blue ribbon best and prove to your friends, family and neighbors that you really are, in fact, the best in the state! Arts,

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2018 Ohio State Fair Homebrew winners announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2018 OHIO STATE FAIR HOMEBREW WINNERS ANNOUNCED Craig Davis from Columbus, Ohio receives best in show award COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Fair Homebrew Competition celebrated its 23rd year with 539 judged entries from 153 entrants in the divisions of beer, meads and ciders from Ohio homebrewers and homebrewers from neighboring states

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Farm to Table: Picking the Best Farm Fresh Ingredients

Do you enjoy using locally sourced ingredients? If so, the Farm to Table competition is the perfect contest for you. Using only food from your county, you’ll be challenged to create an unrivaled cold salad recipe to help support the local sustainable food community. All main ingredients in your recipe must be purchased from a

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Ten Crafty Competitions at the 2018 Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State provides a great opportunity for artists from all facets of crafting. With more than 150 creative arts competitions you’re sure to find one that helps you channel your crafty side. Here are 10 creative arts competitions going on at the 2018 Ohio State Fair. The deadline to register for a creative arts

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“You’ve Been Chopped”

On Aug. 4, 2018, prepare to be sent to the chopping block at the Ohio State Fair’s “Chopped” Cook Off. Whether you’re a professional, amateur or just checking off an item on your bucket list, all are encouraged to participate in this food-tastic event and become the next Chopped champion. In the on-site, two-part competition,

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Unique Agriculture Competitions at the Ohio State Fair

You might have guessed there was a cattle or swine show at the Ohio State Fair, but you probably didn’t realize the variety of unique livestock and agriculture exhibitions featured on the grounds. There’s something for everyone to enjoy with these LIVEly competitions. Be sure to check them out! 1. Lleaping Llamas What’s not to

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Big Free Concerts announced

Big Free Concerts For the second year in a row, the Ohio State Fair is adding big-name artists to the roster of talented musicians performing throughout the grounds. Traditionally featuring Ohio-born musicians and up-and-coming performers from around the country, the Fair has added nationally-recognized groups including Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers, Confederate Railroad, Parrots

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Engage in Glass Metal Art at the 2018 Ohio State Fair

Come one, come all glass and metal artists! It’s your time to shine. New in 2018, metal and glass artists will have the chance to sweep the competition and take home one of nine awards. Whether you’re new to the art or an expert, everyone’s welcome to participate. Since metal and glass art takes a

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Five Unique Plein Air Spots at the Ohio State Fair

It’s easy to find inspiration for the on-site Plein Air Competition at the 2019 Ohio State Fair. No matter your interest, there are plenty of scenes to capture and exciting new sights to challenge your skills! Consider using the Ohio State Fair as a unique destination to break out your inner artist with these top

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Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookies  Recipe by Kristyne McDougle, Lorain, Ohio First place, Cookies & Pastries (Chocolate Chip Cookie), 2017 Baking temperature: 350 degrees Baking time: 10-14 minutes Yield: 50 cookies  Ingredients 4 c all-purpose flour 1 ½ t baking powder 1 ¼ t baking soda 2 t salt 2 ½ sticks of salted butter, softened 1

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Dr. Eric Cortez named Ohio State Fair Medical Director

Dr. Eric Cortez has been named Medical Director of the Ohio State Fair’s EMS/First Aid Program. Dr. Eric Cortez joins a team of experienced medical personnel including nurse practitioners, paramedics and nurses, leading the Ohio State Fair’s EMS/First Aid Center as its new Medical Director. Dr. Cortez brings knowledge and talent while managing the EMS/First

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Happy Pi Day!

In honor of Pi Day (3.14), we’re sharing a trio of blue-ribbon pie recipes that will make your mouth water! Enjoy!                                                            

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Entertainment Marketing Internship

Ohio State Fair Entertainment Marketing Internship Paid, real-world experience Deadline to apply: February 19, 2018 Prefer a printer-friendly PDF? Click here. Additional internship opportunities: Social Media Internship; Public Relations Internship; Media Center and Marketing Coordinator What you’ll do The Entertainment Marketing Coordinator will jointly work for both the entertainment director and the marketing director at

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Marketing and Media Center Coordinator

Ohio State Fair Marketing & Media Center Coordinator (Internship) Paid, real-world experience Prefer a printer-friendly PDF flier? Download here. Other internship opportunities: Public Relations Coordinator, Social Media Coordinator 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

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Social Media Internship

Ohio State Fair Social Media Internship Paid, real-world experience Deadline to apply: Monday, January 29, 2018 Prefer a printer-friendly PDF flier? Download here. Looking for something else? Other internship opportunities: Public Relations Coordinator (apply by Jan. 29) Marketing & Media Center Coordinator (apply by Feb. 5) Entertainment Marketing Coordinator (apply by Feb. 19) Social Media

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Public Relations Internships

Ohio State Fair Public Relations Internships Paid, real-world experience Deadline to apply: Monday, February 4, 2019 Prefer a printer-friendly PDF? Click here. Additional internship opportunities: Winter Semester Internship Summer internship: What you’ll do Each year, the Ohio State Fair recruits college students for paid public relations internships, during which you can also receive college credit.

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