Ohio State Fair | July 29 – August 9
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The latest and greatest at the Ohio State Fair
Callene Derrick is currently one of the contest directors for the baton twirling competitions at the Fair, alongside her sister, Kaye. has held numerous positions with the United States Twirling Associations (USTA) local, state and […]
Emily Hobson has been a Guest Information Services (GIS) representative at the Fair since 2008, working at the info booth near Brown Arena and 17th Avenue. Emily grew up in Marion County on a farm east […]
Jon C. Peterson, D.M.A. was named director of the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir, a 200-voice mixed choir of high school students selected competitively from across the state of Ohio, in the spring of 2014 and is […]
Did you know?
Among the hundreds of food options, the Ohio State Fair sells 30 different types of food on a stick ranging from Fair favorites like corn dogs, candied apples and cotton candy to more adventurous options like chocolate-dipped cheesecake, deep-fried manicotti and chicken and waffles!
“I could never choose just one memory; the Ohio State Fair is woven through the tapestry of my life! I am now continuing this tradition with my own children. I don’t need a map to walk the fairgrounds and each turn brings a smile and a sweet moment of childhood bliss. I see my grandparents enjoying buttermilk and Swiss cheese sandwiches at the dairy barn. By Smokey Bear, I vividly recall three little children (all now grown-one being me) wondering how he knew our names. I can feel my stomach drop as we all race down the Giant Slide, and the excitement as we fill our bags with loot from all the displays … When I think of the Fair, I think of family and I smile! Thank you!”
“I remember going to the Fair with my mother and my grandmother. We walked the whole place and I loved the Fair food. The games were so much fun. Now that I am a mother I take my daughter and we see all the same attractions. The Ohio State Fair is a family tradition. To miss the fair is like missing the end of summer.”
What is your favorite Fair memory?