Information for many competitions will be posted as it becomes available.
Sunburst Beauty Pageant
July 26, 4:30 pm, DiSalle Creative Arts Center presented by Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
See which youth will be crowned king and queen and proceed to the state finals!
Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons Unions Great Lakes Apprentice
July 23 - 25, DiSalle Creative Arts Center presented by Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores, patio
This exciting event will showcase the skilled work of plasterers and masons and give homeowners and businesses an opportunity to take a look at today's technology and trends.
Ohio State Beekeepers Association
July 27 - Aug. 3, DiSalle Creative Arts Center presented by Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores, patio
Learn how to start and maintain your own beehive, as well as the importance of bees to our ecosystem, while having fun! Don’t miss the beard of bees show, held daily at 1 pm (with an additional show at 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday).
Ohio State Fair 5K
July 27, 8 am, Crew Stadium
Experience the Ohio State Fair from end to end as you walk or jog your way past rides and animals at one of the most unique 5K routes you’ll find! All participants get free Fair admission, free parking, a SkyGlider ticket and a Fairtastic goodie bag with the race entry fee of $30 in advance ($35 race day).
July 29, 11:30 am, Central Park
The 18th Annual Pork Rib-Off returns to the Ohio State Fair with teams across the state competing to be honored for the best ribs, pulled pork and barbecue sauce in the state. After celebrity judges have sampled the food, fairgoers will be able to enjoy free samples and cast their vote for People’s Choice Award.
Old Familiar Beard Bash Competition
July 28, Noon, ShowPlace Pavilion
The best beardsmen in the Midwest will gather to show off their fancy follicles in this impressive and wacky (facial) hair-raising competition! Participants will compete in categories for mustaches, partial beards, full beards and even a "fake" facial hair where absurdity reigns king (or queen)!