The Ohio State Fair - July 25 - August 5, 2012
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July 24, 2012 8:02 pm at 8:02 pm #483791
Food Finder apps for iPhone and Android for all you foodies. Divide and conquer with this app is a highly effective way to eat your way around the fairgrounds:July 25, 2012 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm #483792
I hate this years fair logo.July 25, 2012 3:43 pm at 3:43 pm #483793July 25, 2012 3:45 pm at 3:45 pm #483794
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!
I am sure this is just for illustration purposes, and the actual decals on the cars will look, well real, but wow that is kind of a bad photo shop job there on the logo.
That is aside from the thought I originally had of people who had eaten sliders traveling through the air above all the innocent fairgoers.July 26, 2012 2:09 pm at 2:09 pm #483795
The Columbus Historical Society has a display set up in the Antiques and Collectibles Pavilion focusing on historic restaurants. Go check it out!July 26, 2012 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm #483796July 28, 2012 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #483797
Soodles Bake Shop offers gluten-free treats at Ohio State Fair
JULY 26, 2012BY: KIMBERLY BOULDIN
Soodles Bake Shop makes a wonderful variety of gluten, dairy, egg and soy free desserts. Their treats include donuts, cupcakes, corn muffins, pumpkin bread and mini-cupcakes. They are located at 2680 Billingsley Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43235. Hours of operation are Wednesday 11-3, Friday 11-5, and Saturday 11-3. Pre-orders can be made by calling 614-356-7090 and are strongly recommended to ensure you are able to get the products you desire.
READ MORE: http://www.examiner.com/article/soodles-bake-shop-offers-gluten-free-treats-at-ohio-state-fairAugust 2, 2012 6:20 pm at 6:20 pm #483798
Closing Weekend at the Ohio State Fair Offers Variety of Family Fun
Don’t miss your last chance to stop by the Ohio State Fair this year. Closing weekend promises to entertain, with events ranging from big-name concerts to the always anticipated Sale of Champions.
On Friday, Aug. 3, R&B sensations The-Dream and Miguel will perform at the WCOL Celeste Center. The show starts at 7 pm and tickets are just $20 at the door.
Catch all the action of Ohio State athletics at Buckeye Sports Fest on Aug. 4 in the WCOL Celeste Center. Fairgoers can meet and mingle with Ohio State athletes and coaches from 11 am – 1 pm and get discounts on upcoming Buckeye sporting events.
Also on Aug. 4, Victorious star Victoria Justice will perform with special guest Max Schneider at 7:30 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center. Tickets are only $30 at the door.
Fairgoers won’t want to miss the Rabbit Costume Contest on Aug. 4 in the Rabbit and Poultry Pavilion. Sure to be a crowd-pleaser, this event will take place at 7 pm.
Aug. 5 offers big savings for Pepsi-Cola Day. Fairgoers can bring their specially-marked Pepsi-Cola can or any Pepsi-Cola product to a booth outside the entrance gates for a $3 admission voucher for every member in their party before 3 pm.
End the Fair on a high note by attending the Sale of Champions on Aug. 5 at 2 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center, during which the best livestock in the state will be showcased.
These are just a few of the countless highlights awaiting fairgoers during the Ohio State Fair’s closing weekend. 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. Be sure to check ohiostatefair.com for a complete list of special days and discounts.August 3, 2012 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm #483799
The Columbus Historical Society has a display set up in the Antiques and Collectibles Pavilion focusing on historic restaurants. Go check it out!
DOH! I missed this and the geological display, but checked out the wood chopping and logging event at the ODNR park, and and the bee beard man at the bee tent (saw Porky and Mishelle there, too!)
Pig wings with bbq sauceAugust 7, 2012 2:45 pm at 2:45 pm #483800
Ohio State Fair Attendance Up Over Last Year
By: Associated Press | NBC4
Published: August 07, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio — This year’s Ohio State Fair saw the largest attendance since 2004. Fair officials said Monday that 840,306 people passed through the gates during its 12-day run. That’s an increase of about 1 percent over last year.
READ MORE: http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2012/aug/07/ohio-state-fair-attendance-over-last-year-ar-1129305/August 7, 2012 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm #483801
1 Person Confirmed To Have H3N2v After Ohio State Fair Swine Exposure
Monday August 6, 2012 3:59 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fifteen Ohioans were confirmed on Monday to have the Influenza A variant H3N2 after swine exposure. According to the Ohio Department of Health, 14 humans cases of H3N2v have been identified in Butler County, linked to swine exposure at the Butler County Fair.
READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2012/08/06/columbus-one-person-confirmed-to-have-h3n2v-after-ohio-state-fair-swine-exposure.htmlAugust 7, 2012 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm #483802
Sunday visit w/the family was very nice. The absence of Columbus Police, Gang Control Unit & State Highway Patrol and the groups they were trying to wrangle was noticeable in Kiddieland. The midway felt like a war zone by comparison Sunday evening. First time I’ve had that experience.
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