The 2020 Ohio State Fair has been canceled. Read more. 

Check back in spring 2021 for information on the 2021 Ohio State Fair  competitions. 

Entry fee refunds for arts competitions and exhibitions

All refunds for arts entries are being processed by the entry department at this time. You will be contacted by our Entry Department. Please allow 30 days to receive your refund. If you have not received your refund within 30 days after being contacted, email Barb Prince at

Archived – 2020 Competition Information

Location: Kasich Hall
There are more than 100 classes to enter! Select your favorites and try a few new ones. Check back in March 2020 for more details!

Enter Online in Spring 2021

“This year I judged the honey foods category. All the entries were very nice, displayed well and I enjoyed tasting them.  Can’t wait for next year. If you’ve never entered this is your year! Good Luck!”  Stacey Collins, Judge

Recipes from Chef Gary

Follow this link for recipes compliments of Chef Gary. These recipes will be demonstrated at the Culinary Cooking Booth in Kasich Hall during the 2020 Ohio State Fair.

Online entry assistance

Competition results

Winner forms