Purchase Group and Senior Day Tickets

Save BIG when you bring your group to the 2016 Ohio State Fair! The Ohio State Fair is the perfect place for a group outing this summer! We have something for everyone. Your group can bond over mouthwatering food, fun rides, adorable animals and plenty of entertainment options. Group Ticket Sales  Our group consignment program

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2016 Competition Results

Competition Results 2016 Competition Results 4-H non-livestock results 4-H Dog Show Agriculture and Horticulture Junior Open Baton Beef 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 Chianina Open Gelbvieh

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Free Valentine’s Day Printable

Our friendly mascot, Butters D. Cow, is featured on this free printable coloring sheet with four per page. Enjoy! Download the coloring sheet here

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Ohio State Fair receives international recognition

The Ohio State Fair has received several awards of distinction for communications in the following categories from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) headquartered in Springfield, Mo.: 1st Place – Web Advertisement 1st Place – Overall Social Media Campaign 1st Place – Overall Mobile Campaign 1st Place – Mobile App 2nd Place –

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Amy Edwards named First Aid Director

Amy E. Edwards of Dublin has been named First Aid Director of the Ohio State Fair. She has been a vital part of the Ohio State Fair’s First Aid Center staff since 2014. The Fair’s First Aid Center provides care to nearly 50 patients each day of the Fair, offering a safe and healthy environment

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Ohio Poultry Farmers Donate Thanksgiving Meal to Food Bank

Yesterday afternoon, the Ohio Poultry Breeders Association donated a Thanksgiving feast consisting of one turkey and four chickens to complete the holiday meal for a lucky local Columbus family in need. The donation was generously supported by the 2015 Sale of Champions poultry exhibit buyers, Gerber Poultry, Cooper Farms, Weaver Brothers, Case Farms, Hertzfeld Farms, Trillium Farms, Prairie Star Farms,

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All-Ohio State Fair Band Director Named

BRIAN W. DODD NAMED ALL-OHIO STATE FAIR BAND DIRECTOR Ohio State Fair officials have announced that Brian W. Dodd of Bladensburg in Knox County has been named as director of the All-Ohio State Fair Band. As director, Dodd will have a variety of responsibilities throughout the year as well as during the 2016 Fair. He

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Historical models featured in new Ohio Channel documentary

The Ohio State Fair’s historical models are the subject of The Ohio Channel’s Video of the Week. The mini documentary features a conversation with industrial designer Thomas Kier as he speaks about his motivation for creating four sets of Ohio State Fair models. The models depict distinct eras in Ohio State Fair history beginning with the the first Fair held in Cincinnati in

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October Commission meeting to take place

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2015 WHO: Ohio Expositions Commission WHAT: Commission meeting WHERE: FFA Center WHEN: Thursday, October 22, 2015, 8:30 am Marketing / Public Relations / Entertainment / Rental Committee Thursday, October 22, 2015, 9:15 am Agriculture / Special Events Committee Thursday, October 22, 2015, 9:45 am Buildings / Grounds / Safety / Security Committee

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Ohio State Fair ranked among top in U.S.

The Ohio State Fair has been named among the Best State Fairs in the 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY. You can see and share the full list of winners at http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-state-fair/. The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launches new categories every other Monday at noon, revealing each category’s 20 nominees.  After four weeks of

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Donald F. Santa-Emma takes final bow as All-Ohio State Fair Band Director

Longtime All-Ohio State Fair Band Director Donald F. Santa-Emma of Cuyahoga County (Rocky River) has announced his retirement after serving on the band’s staff for 42 years and spending the last 17 years as director. Unbeknownst to fairgoers and supporters, Santa-Emma quietly took his final bow as director at the conclusion of the 2015 Ohio

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Fair seeks innovative exhibits for 2016

OHIO STATE FAIR SEEKING GROUNDBREAKING EXHIBITS FOR 2016 EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTING OHIO’S INNOVATION AND FUTURE Officials hope that when the 2016 Ohio State Fair opens, its newest building will feature a state-of-the-art exhibit featuring new and exciting ideas from Ohio companies in a number of areas including agriculture, aerospace, automotive, medicine, technology and others. “The Expo Commission’s

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2015 Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions Breaks Record!

The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held this afternoon 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 market lambs, market barrows and market beef, as well as grand champion market goat, a Thanksgiving Dinner

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2015 Sale of Champions Participants Announced

After months of preparation and hard work on behalf of the exhibitors, we are happy to announce the participants in the 2015 Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions! The sale will be held on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 2 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center, and will be televised on the Ohio Channel statewide. This year’s sale

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#ThrowbackThursday Photo Contest Winner & Entries

Congratulations to the winner of our #ThrowbackThursday photo contest, Cheri Vollmer! She used to show her rabbits at the Ohio State Fair. The photos she shared were from 1987. Now, she takes her daughters to the Fair for their 4-H projects. Thank you to all who participated, check out some of the cool pictures that

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2015 Fair Employee Spotlights: Kent Miller

Kent Miller, the assistant director of the Ohio State Fair First Aid Center, graduated from Wintersville High School in Wintersville, Ohio (Jefferson County) and Hocking College with an associate’s degree in Fire and Emergency Services. He has worked at various fire departments throughout the state including Mifflin Township, Westerville, Madison Township and Newton Township. In

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The 2015 Fair Commercials are Now Available!

This year’s Fair commercials are full of lavish llamas, pretentious potatoes, playful pigs and more! These commercials produced by Basecraft are sure to tickle your funny bone and get you and your family pumped for the 162nd Ohio State Fair! Check them out on YouTube. The 2015 Ohio State Fair runs from July 29 through

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