“Ohio State Fair Anywhere: An Online Experience” starts 7/29/2020

COLUMBUS – From Wednesday, July 29, through Sunday, August 9, Ohioans can enjoy their fair favorites from the comfort of their homes. “Ohio State Fair Anywhere: An Online Experience” will provide Ohioans with recipes, butter cow content, music, entertainment and daily programming on the Ohio Channel featuring past fair experiences.

A digital collection of fair favorites is available at ohiostatefair.com/anywhere, including:


Recipes for fair food that can be made at home, blue ribbon culinary creations and a digital recipe guide for foods served at the Taste of Ohio Café and Dairy Products Building
Mountain Dew Virtual Midway ride videos via YouTube
A “Shop the Fair” page featuring dozens of the Ohio State Fair’s vendors, including a commemorative Ohio State Fair t-shirt from Homage
Spotify playlists featuring Fair concert performers, and the Ohio State Fair podcast, “A Fair to Remember”
Behind-the-scenes videos featuring the sculptors of the iconic butter cow, performances from the fair’s musicians and entertainers, the beauty of the fair’s Natural Resources Park and more

In addition, there will be competitions and engaging opportunities on the Ohio State Fair’s social media pages, @ohiostatefair, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, including:

A Facebook Live Spin-To-Win contest with Marathon Pipe Line on Aug. 1 at 1 p.m.
The chance to complete a fun Lottery Fair BINGO card for the chance to win daily Ohio Lottery prize packages
A #BackToSchoolWithKroger giveaway for a chance to win a Kroger gift card for sharing a photo with a teacher or honorary teacher (like a parent or guardian)
Giveaways for Pepsi prize packs for sharing photos of pets using the hashtag #PepsiDogDays and a pair-a-Pepsi comment to win contest on Facebook

Ohioans will be able to tune into the Ohio Channel at noon each day, July 29 through August 9, to view Ohio State Fair coverage from previous fairs. The Ohio Channel is broadcast on WVIZ/PBS Ideastream in Akron/Cleveland, WOUB in Athens, WCET in Cincinnati, WOSU in Columbus, WPTD/Think TV in Dayton and WGTE in Toledo.

The Ohio Expositions Commission canceled the 2020 Ohio State Fair in Columbus due to concerns for public health, as well as the financial feasibility of hosting a fair that would adhere to social distancing protocols and its impact on the long-term viability of the Ohio State Fair. Last year, 934,925 people attended the Ohio State Fair during its 12-day run. These attendees came from each of Ohio’s 88 counties, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, as well as Canada and Mexico.

Media contact: Alicia Shoults, 614-602-1506, a.shoults@expo.ohio.gov

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