Tag: 2011 Ohio State Fair

Bob Evans at a Sale of Champions in the mid-80s where he gave out his memorable bushel basket of dollar bills.

Looking back through 50 years of Sale of Champions history

The Ohio State Fair is a little more than a week away from kicking off its 2017 run. Concluding this year’s fair is the 50th Sale of Champions, held August 6 at 2 p.m. at the Celeste Center. Together with the Ohio Expo Center, we dug through our archives and found pieces of the rich [...]

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Bill Chapin had the 1968 grand champion market lamb in the first Sale of Champions. It sold to the Grandview Inn for $1,225. Photo courtesy of the Ohio State Fair.

The exhibitors are the champions

When the Ohio State Fair recently put out the list of exhibitors from every Sale of Champions since the first one in 1968, I really enjoyed taking a few moments to read through the list. Johnny Regula, auctioneer for the Sale, did too. “I have always felt the SOC is Ohio production agriculture’s chance to [...]

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The famous Bob Evans bushel of cash was used to buy the 1982 Grand Champion Barrow exhibited by Cheryl Laucher, who is holding the extra $1 for $13,001. Photo courtesy of the Ohio State Fair.

Fifty years of setting the standard: The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions

Fifty years ago, it started with a dream to support the Ohio State Fair’s youth livestock exhibitors. Today, 422 champions have been honored and more than $6.4 million in sales have been generated by the Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions. “We’re just trying to get them money to go to college and help them [...]

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Fire lookout tower adds a new bit of history to the Ohio State Fair

In the 1930s, lookout towers were used around Ohio to monitor and identify forest fires. Between 1924 and 1978 more than 30 lookout towers were built and operated in Ohio. By the late 1970s, though, their role was completely replaced by airplanes and now residents with cell phones are the best way to get a [...]

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The Grand Champion Market Lamb in 2015 was exhibited by Bailee Amstutz, Union County, and sold to Meijer for $ 32,500.

2015 Sale of Champions results

The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held Sunday afternoon in the WCOL Celeste Center, showcased Ohio’s premium livestock, premier Junior Fair exhibitors and generous supporters. On the sale bill were grand champion and reserve champion market lambs, market barrows and market beef, as well as grand champion market goat, a Thanksgiving Dinner [...]

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Junior Market Beef Show results

  Chianina Champion: Addison Jones, Allen Co. Res. Champion: Lori MIllenbaugh, Crawford Co.   Hereford Champion: Samantha Norman, Fulton Co. Res. Champion: Angie Distl, Clark Co.   Maine-Anjou Champion: Montana Hulsmyer, Auglaize Co. Res. Champion: Tyler Clark, Miami Co.   Shorthorn Champion: Landon Richards, Wood Co. Res. Champion: Samantha Norman, Fulton Co.   Shorthorn Plus [...]

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Junior Market Barrow Show results

The 2015 Ohio State Fair Market Barrow Show began with purebred divisions Friday afternoon and continued with crossbreds Saturday morning. Here are the results: Dark Crossbred Grand Champion – Troy Elwer Reserve Champion – Diana Weimer Light Crossbred Grand Champion – Connor Rayburn Reserve Champion – Lea Kimley Berkshire Grand Champion – Paige Pence, New [...]

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