Coming March 2014...
July 24 - 26, DiSalle Creative Arts Center patio
This exciting event allows the apprentices of their respected trade to come together in this friendly competition to see who the best apprentice is.
July 27, 4:30 pm, DiSalle Creative Arts Center
See which youth will be crowned king and queen and proceed to the state finals!
July 27, 7 pm, Main Street Stage presented by CD102.5
Following months of scouring the state for Ohio’s best vocalists, the Ohio Idol top 10 will compete for the opportunity to tour Ohio through 2013 and win $10,000 in cash and a recording contract from John Schwab Recording Studio.
July 28, 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 $38 in advance ($45 race day).
July 29, 6 - 8 pm, ShowPlace Pavilion
The Ohio Auctioneers Association has a longstanding tradition of competing at the Ohio State Fair. Come see more than 400 members from across the state show their skills!
July 30, 11:30 am, Central Park
The 17th 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.
Kiddie Tractor Pull - participants welcome
July 30, 1 - 3 pm, ShowPlace Pavilion
Children ages 3 through 8 will hop on one-tenth scale pedal tractors and pull a weight transfer sled 30 feet in this exciting annual tradition. The finalists in each age class are invited to pull at the Grand National Tractor Pull in January 2014 at Power Show Ohio.
Kiddie Tractor Pull - state championship finals
July 30, 4 pm, ShowPlace Pavilion
Throughout the 2012-2013 season, the top three winners from each gender and age group at 32 different competitions throughout the state have qualified to come to the final statewide championship kicking off at 4 p.m. in the ShowPlace Pavilion. At the end of the day, the top three in each class will qualify and be invited to the National Kiddy Pedal Tractor Pulling Championship held in September at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota.
July 31, 3 - 6 pm, DiSalle Creative Arts Center
Professional chefs and culinary students will transform ordinary fruits and vegetables into beautiful artistic masterpieces, some standing four feet tall!
Aug. 2, Noon - 9 pm, ShowPlace Pavilion
Nearly two dozen of Ohio's best up-and-coming teen bands will perform genres from rock to country.