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Welcome back to the Ohio State Fair!

4-H member explaining their project to a judge at the Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Fair is back and better than ever this year! Pre-fair activities are underway, with judges reviewing 4-H members’ efforts with dog, alpaca, llama, dairy goat, horse, and rabbit projects. The fair begins July 27 with remaining livestock activities, and still project judging will be held each day in the Lausche Youth Center. For more information, view the full livestock judging and show schedule and the still project judging calendar.

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council members will also be in the Youth Center (Lausche Building) each day offering fun activities. 4-H alumni can complete contact cards and enter to win a 4-H themed garden tool kit. Adults over the age of 21 will also receive information about the Ohio 4-H Foundation’s annual fundraising and community fellowship event,Teen Leadership Council member volunteering at the 4-H Promotional Booth Celebration of Youth, at Leeds Farm on Oct. 6. Check out some pictures from last year’s Celebration of Youth.

The Teen Leadership Council can also be seen each day in the Ohio State Fair parade. The parade begins each afternoon at 4 p.m. by the Natural Resources Park, travels through the fairgrounds, and ends at 17th Avenue.

Don’t forget to stop by the Lausche Youth Center on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. to watch the 2022 Ohio 4-H’s Got Talent Show! Individuals and groups from across the state will have the opportunity to showcase their special skills, so you will not want to miss this.Dancers performing in the Ohio 4-H’s Got Talent Show

The Land & Living Exhibit, hosted by the Ohio Farm Bureau, will include presentations from Ohio Extension educators and The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. This highly interactive exhibit will include agricultural activities, discussions on how scientists are researching solutions to food challenges, and career information for youth.

More information about Ohio State Fair activities, including admission, hours, exhibits and entertainment is at or can be found in the 2022 Ohio State Fair Resource Guide.