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50 Year Club

The Fifty Year Club of the Ohio State Fair — Come join us!

Membership is free


What is the Fifty Year Club?

The Fifty Year Club of the Ohio State Fair, with members who serve as officers and committee chairs, is an organization that holds an annual meeting during the Fair. The objective of the group is to support, improve and promote the Ohio State Fair and develop fellowship among the members.

The Fifty Year Club of the Ohio State Fair does not have membership dues, but contributions have been solicited for various projects such as trees and plants for Fairgrounds, Buckeye Grove trees and most recently, support for Ohio State Fair Band and Ohio State Fair Choir.

Who is eligible?

If you have attended one Ohio State Fair 50 or more years ago, (1972 or earlier), plan to join!

How to join

Contact Barb Prince, 614-644-4052, or e-mail b.prince@expo.ohio.gov and request that you be added to the mailing list. A notice of the annual meeting will be emailed in June providing you the opportunity to order discounted tickets for the fair. A parking permit near the Rhodes Center for the day of our meeting (as space allows and paying the regular parking fee) will also be available. If you miss the mailed information you’re still eligible to attend the Fifty Year Club Meeting.

2022 Meeting

Come enjoy the social time to renew friendships, meet others who enjoy the fair, and view some of the historical displays of past fairs. Short concerts by the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir and the All-Ohio State Fair Band, an informative and brief business meeting and the awarding of the Giant Step Award are also part of the meeting. Miss Ohio, Lora Current who has been involved in 4-H and FFA, will be the keynote speaker. Enjoy coffee and donuts and the chance to win a door prize.

The 81th annual meeting will be held Monday, Aug.1, 2022 in the Rhodes Center Auditorium. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.; business meeting and program begins at 9 a.m.


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