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Get involved in the arts at the Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Fair offers an expansive arts competition split between Fine Arts, Creative Arts, and Youth Arts. From competing, to purchasing art, to admiring the pieces, every fairgoer has the opportunity to immerse themselves in a wide variety of different art forms.

Competition entries will open in April
Click below to learn more about each competition, categories, classes, important dates, and information on how to enter.

View 2024 Ohio State Fair Arts Important Dates

2024 Ohio State Fair Poster Contest

The Ohio State Fair poster contest closed on February 16, 2024. Please check back next year for updated information.

Congratulations to the 2024 Poster Contest Top Five Placers

  • First Place — Lindsay Boyd, Lewis Center
  • Second Place — Jessica Miera, Spencerville
  • Third Place — Christina Ullman, Graysville
  • Fourth Place — Alissa Renzetti, Columbus
  • Fifth Place — Effie Herrick, Columbus
Click on the images to the right to see all five works of art.
First Place - Grand Champion
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Creative Arts Creative Arts
Fine Arts Fine Arts
Youth Arts Youth Arts

Become an Arts Supporter

Are you interested in supporting the arts at the Ohio State Fair? We appreciate the support received from businesses, guilds, groups, individuals, and other organizations that are interested in helping us promote the arts at the Ohio State Fair. Each supporter receives benefits, based on their level of support. Please contact Special Events Director, Alissa Belna-Muhlenkamp at a.belna-muhlenkamp@expo.ohio.gov for more information.

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