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The Ohio State Fair - July 25 - August 5, 2012

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Get ready for the Ohio State Fair, a favorite family tradition since 1850! Enjoy a variety of activities and exhibits including interactive educational displays, sporting competitions, a fine arts show, free stages with amazing hypnotists, impressive magicians and wholesome kids’ entertainment, exotic animals in the free petting zoo, a farm animal delivery room, helicopter rides, roving performers, youth agricultural competitions, horse shows, an eight acre natural resources park with free kiddie fishing, wildlife and much more! The Midway features more than 70 exhilarating rides sure to excite you, while Kiddieland is home to rides geared toward parents riding with small children. You won’t be able to resist all your favorite Fair goodies from any of the 189 food vendors.

    MORE: http://www.facebook.com/OhioStateFair

    #483777

    News
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    Acts Announced for 2012 Ohio State Fair
    By: Walker

    The 2012 Ohio State Fair is still 147 days away, but it’s never too early to start planning for it, right? This year’s preliminary entertainment lineup was announced today (with more still to come), which includes classic rock legends including Chicago and The Doobie Brothers, R&B legends The Isley Brothers, and comedians Jim Gaffigan and Bill Gardell.

    READ MORE: https://www.columbusunderground.com/acts-announced-for-2012-ohio-state-fair

    #483778

    bayrea
    Participant

    I would totally go see Chicago. Pretty cool.

    #483779

    joev
    Participant

    Besides America and Asia, I think they’ve got all the ’80s Mom Rock bands named after places!

    #483780
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    More just announced:

    Billy Currington with special guest Kip Moore
    Thurs., July 26, 2012
    Time: 7 pm
    Price: $27
    Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 21 at Noon

    Gavin DeGraw / Colbie Caillat
    Sun., July 29, 2012
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Price: $28
    Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 21 at Noon

    The-Dream / Miguel
    Fri., Aug. 3, 2012
    Time: 7 pm
    Price: $20
    Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 21 at Noon

    #483781

    News
    Participant

    A walk through time
    By Kathy Lynn Gray
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Sunday May 20, 2012 7:59 AM

    Most of us pay no attention to what’s beneath our feet. Pavement. Grass. Stone. Carpet. Wood. Whatever. But what if you could go back in time with each step? This summer, you can at the Ohio State Fair. With each step, fairgoers who visit a new exhibit will travel millions of years through time along a meandering path marked with massive rocks from Ohio’s distinct geological periods.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science/2012/05/20/a-walk-through-time.html

    #483782

    ntn4502
    Member

    WOOO a geology exhibit!

    #483783
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    I’m sure Rockmaster Mike will be there! ;)

    #483784
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    deal alert:

    Are you between the ages of 13 and 59? Save on gate admission prices with $6 adult tickets available at Kroger until Aug. 5! Tickets are $10 at the gate.

    #483785
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    Is your child, or someone you know, in fourth grade in Ohio? If so, they can receive FREE admission to the Ohio State Fair! Students in the fourth grade during the 2011-2012 academic year (and a chaperone!) can attend the fair for free to see what makes agriculture cool. All you need is your report card! Details are available at http://www.agri.ohio.gov/agiscool/.

    #483786
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    SKY HIGH SLIDER

    This year, the Fair is unveiling a fresh spin on a beloved attraction, the half-mile long SkyGlider that transports visitors over the aptly named Food Highway and gives a premium view of the fairgrounds in the process.

    As a special welcome, the attraction has been renamed to <drumroll please> the White Castle Sky…Slider! What better way to combine the Fair’s favorite ride with Ohioans favorite burger? Be sure to also check-out the White Castle restaurant on grounds to fulfill your craving needs!

    MORE: http://eventmarketingstrategies.com/blog/sky-high-slider

    #483787

    Graybeak
    Participant

    Walker said:
    SKY HIGH SLIDER

    As a special welcome, the attraction has been renamed to <drumroll please> the White Castle Sky…Slider! What better way to combine the Fair’s favorite ride with Ohioans favorite burger? Be sure to also check-out the White Castle restaurant on grounds to fulfill your craving needs!

    MORE: http://eventmarketingstrategies.com/blog/sky-high-slider

    It’s good for you!

    #483788

    News
    Participant

    Who’s Ready for the Ohio State Fair?
    Posted July 20, 2012
    By Joe Vargo

    The Ohio State Fair celebrates its 159th year at the Ohio State Fairgrounds from July 25 – Aug. 5. For many, the State Fair is a time to celebrate Ohio’s agricultural bounty. For others, a chance to eat insane fair food, and for others still, a time to catch some of the biggest national acts put on a great performance.

    READ MORE: http://www.experiencecolumbus.com/blog/index.php/2012/07/20/whos-ready-for-the-ohio-state-fair/

    #483789
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    Butter cow celebrating 200Columbus!
    from Ohio Dairy Farmers Facebook Page:

    #483790

    News
    Participant

    Via Email:
    Opening Day at the 2012 Ohio State Fair Promises to be a Crowd Pleaser

    Be sure to make your way to the Ohio Expo Center and State Fair on Wednesday, July 25 for the 159th Ohio State Fair. Opening day is packed with family fun for all ages, from the Opening Ceremony in the morning, to the fireworks at night. Bonus: admission is only $3 before 3 pm on Opening Day only.

    The Opening Ceremony will take place at the Ohio Gate at 9 am. Fairgoers can listen to the All-Ohio State Fair Band and Choir and hear remarks from Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler and Ohio Governor John Kasich.

    Don’t miss comedians Jim Gaffigan and Billy Gardell at 8 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center. Tickets are only $28 at the door.

    Swing by Brown Arena at 8 am for the Junior Market Lamb Show. Selection of the Grand and Reserve Grand Champions will be announced at 7 pm.

    Get your creative juices flowing at the DiSalle Creative Arts Center, open 9 am – 9 pm. Fairgoers can participate in demonstrations including tole painting, rug hooking, quilting, kitchen crafts and more.
    Fairgoers will be astounded and amused by Ron Diamond, the hilarious hypnotist. He will be on the Main Street Stage at both 6 pm and 8:30 pm.

    All this and more awaits fairgoers at the 2012 Ohio State Fair, which will run July 25 – Aug. 5. Admission gates are open from 9 am – 10 pm, except on Aug. 5 when they will close at 8 pm. Gate admission for adults ages 13-59 is $10, $8 for youth ages 5-12, $8 for seniors ages 60 and over, and children under five receive free admission.

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