2016 Ohio State Fair

Cleveland Cavaliers buttered up at 2016 Ohio State Fair

A day before the 2016 Ohio State Fair officially opens to the public, a staple of the dairy industry was unveiled to the public. The Cleveland Cavaliers and their recent NBA championship highlights this year’s Butter Cow Display.

“We’re really excited about Ohio’s dairy farmers being able to sponsor this display,” said Scott Higgins of the American Dairy Association – Mideast. “The celebration of the Cleveland Cavaliers becoming national champions after all these years is one we just simply couldn’t pass up. We are excited to be able to display them in butter. And the depiction we have using Moon Dog and Sir CC and of course the treasured trophy wrapped with the cavalier logo is on display here, one that you’re not going to want to miss.”

IMG_3965The butter sculptures will be on display the entire length of the fair in the Dairy Products Building between the Coliseum and the Voinovich Building.… Continue reading

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What’s new at the Ohio State Fair

This year, the Ohio State Fair will offer new food, attractions and entertainment that will please the whole family. Here are some new, fun things to see and do at the 163rd edition of the Fair (July 27 – August 7), along with other favorite Fair traditions.

New food
With over 190 food vendors, new food items this year include banana cream pie ice cream (Velvet Ice Cream’s exclusive flavor for the 2016 Fair), bacon-wrapped deep-fried Oreos, jumbo crab-stuffed tator tots, shrimp and beef kebabs wrapped in bacon, gator on a stick and new funnel cake flavors like maple bacon salted caramel.

A high-flying attraction
Can’t make it to the  2016 Summer Olympics in Rio? The new Arctic Olympics High Dive Show might just be the next best thing. A team of expert acrobatic divers will perform unbelievable feats from an 80-foot high diving board into a pool at the south end of the Mountain Dew Midway.… Continue reading

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Swine summer camp brings “All-Stars” to Ohio

Young people from across the country involved in the show pig world converged on Columbus in mid-July to take part in a unique learning sure to make an impression for years to come.

“The Showpig.com All-Stars was a camp that we started a couple of years ago. The first two years we were in Romney, West Virginia,” said Kevin Wendt, auctioneer and CEO of the Wendt Group. “We were on a campus of a local high school that had an awesome animal department and we could do some really cool things obviously being in Appalachia to tie in the service part of it, but we decided this year to come to the Ohio State University, do some things here on campus, do some things in town, and still tie in to showing pigs and teaching them about leadership and those kinds of things.”

While the focus of the event may seem to be on showing hogs, Wendt says the goals of the program excel far beyond the show ring.… Continue reading

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2016 Ohio State Fair Goat Show photo highlights

PHOTOS BY MEGHAN BRUNS

2016 Junior Market Wether Goat results

 

Grand Champion: Taylor Carr, Athens Co.

Res. Champion: Paige Pence, Clark Co

Third: Cami Reveal, Clinton Co.

Fourth: Paige Pence, Clark Co.

Fifth: Ava Shroyer, Logan Co.

Sixth: Tanner Huntsman, Morrow Co.

 

Lightweight champion wether: Ava Shroyer, Logan Co.

Lightweight res. champion wether: Tanner Huntsman, Morrow Co.

 

Middleweight champion wether: Taylor Carr, Athens Co.

Middleweight res. champion: Paige Pence Clark

 

Heavyweight Champion wether: Cami Reveal

Heavyweight Res. Champion wether: Paige Pence, Clark Co

 

The judge for the show was Charles Seidensticker from Comfort, Texas.

 

 

 

 

Dairy Goat results

Alpine Champ: Drew Buroker, Logan Co.

Alpine Res. Champ: Hannah DePew, Ross Co.

 

Lamancha Champ: Kolton Baer, Trumbull Co.

Res. Champ: Sara Roman, Lorain Co.

 

AOB Champ: Jenna Johnson, Delaware Co.

Res. Champ: Allie Bohse, Miami Co.

 

Nubian Champ: Drew Buroker, Logan Co.… Continue reading

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Ohio State Fair 2016 Junior Market Wether Goat Show Results

The sixth overall Junior Market Wether was Tanner Huntsman, Morrow Co.

Other 2016 Junior Market Goat Results:

Lightweight champion wether: Ava Shroyer, Logan Co.

Lightweight res. champion wether: Tanner Huntsman, Morrow Co.

 

Middleweight champion wether: Taylor Carr, Athens Co.

Middleweight res. champion: Paige Pence Clark

 

Heavyweight Champion wether: Cami Reveal

Heavyweight Res. Champion wether: Paige Pence, Clark Co

 

The judge for the show was Charles Seidensticker from Comfort, Texas.… Continue reading

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Biosecurity recommendations for youth exhibitors

As county fairs continue across Ohio and the great Ohio State Fair is about to begin, biosecurity does not take a rest. Pork Checkoff director of swine health information and research, Dr. Lisa Becton, said that message is very important for youth exhibitors during the summer show season.

“As kids are actively in the fair season, showing animals and moving them around, it’s very important to know that diseases can transmit easily,” Becton said. “So it is important to do things like cleaning equipment or trailers between shows, making sure animals have proper vaccinations for things like influenza or other diseases just to make sure their not transferring anything or getting anything.”

Many times the importance of making sure a show animal is isolated from other animals on the farm after a show is overlooked.

“Even though an animal may look healthy, it may be carrying a virus or bacteria,” Becton said.… Continue reading

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Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame inductees announced

The Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame has inducted dozens of notable Fair contributors since 1976, including Bob Evans, Dave Thomas of Wendy’s and the late Senator George Voinovich.This year, a new group of Ohioans will become Fair legacies at the 40th annual Hall of Fame ceremony.

The Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame was established to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward making the Ohio State Fair one of America’s premier expositions. These inductees are chosen by the governor each year.

This year’s inductees are F. Joe Darst of Gahanna, Mark Ferrell of Jamestown, John C. “Jack” Fisher of Columbus, Elizabeth Ann Mumaw of New Philadelphia, Nevin Smith of Marysville and John Spreng Jr. of Bucyrus.

“It’s an honor to welcome this year’s Hall of Fame inductees,” said Virgil Strickler, the Ohio State Fair’s General Manager. “This diverse group has made significant contributions to agricultural education, youth organizations and our livestock shows.… Continue reading

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Be sure to check out 2016 Ohio State Fair results at ocj.com

The OCJ and OAN staff will once again be “Feeding you the results first” presented by Kalmbach Feeds. The online coverage at ocj.com will include results, photos and videos with the winning exhibitors on the day of the show.
The 2016 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Show coverage dates are:
• Jr. Boer Goat Show, July 23
• Jr. Market Lamb Show, July 27
• Jr. Poultry Show, Aug. 4
• Jr. Market Beef Show, Aug. 6
• Jr. Barrow Show, Aug. 5-6
• Sale of Champions, Aug. 7.… Continue reading

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