The Ohio State Fair is one of the largest state fairs in the U.S. and has celebrated Ohio’s products, its people and their accomplishments for more than 150 years. You can read about a few of the fair’s milestones in a previous blog here.
Like most events, the fair has changed with the times, but the one constant is that the fair is an agricultural showplace for Ohio's leading agricultural products and livestock.
Some of this year’s agricultural highlights include:
- Ohio Farm Bureau Land and Living exhibit – Fairgoers can take a ride in a virtual tractor simulator, watch chicks and turkeys hatch and view sheep shearing and winemaking demonstrations.
- What’s a fair without livestock shows? View the full schedule of here.
- Ag is Cool interactive education stations – Hands-on stations offer fairgoers the opportunity to milk a cow, learn about food safety, compare their weight to animals and spin wool.
- Soybean Day, August 3 – Stop by the Cardinal Gate to learn more about how soybean farmers make it a priority to maintain the health of the land, animals and water to provide for future generations
And what would the Ohio State Fair be without a few fun, quirky things to check out as well?
- Try the latest and greatest deep-fried food – giant deep-fried gummy bears!
- Sea lions make their debut this year, performing tricks with their handlers at daily shows.
- Pig races – Watch three different breeds of speedy pigs race!
- Daily fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
For more information about the 2013 Ohio State Fair and daily attractions, visit http://www.ohiostatefair.com.
Are you planning to attend the Ohio State Fair this year? If so, what are you looking forward to the most?
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