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Visit Ohio Farm Bureau's "Land and Living" exhibit at the 2011 Ohio State Fair

Published Jul. 19, 2011 | Discuss this article on Facebook
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Once again, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation will be hosting Ohio State Fair visitors in our Land & Living exhibit in the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort Building from July 27-Aug. 7. See below for a complete calendar of events and ongoing attractions you'll find in the Land & Living exhibit this year!

The winners of 10 pairs of tickets good for a single day admission on any one day of the fair have been selected. Scroll to the bottom of this story for winners' names.

ONGOING EVENTS

Fairgoers will once again be able to enjoy many of the activities that have become an annual tradition in the Land and Living exhibit, as well as a few new ones, including:

  • Climbing the 30-foot Giant Corn Wall. This year, children in grades K-6 will also be able to sign up to compete in the Giant Corn Wall Race. Finalists will compete in front of Ohio's First Lady at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4.
  • Playing interactive games in The Agrium.
  • Participate in the Ag is Cool program. Ohio fourth-graders and one parent or guardian may go to the fair free of charge by showing a final report card from the most recent school year. Visit the Ohio Department of Agriculture tent to get your Ag is Cool materials, and visit the Land & Living exhibit as one step on an adventure that could win your fourth-grader a scholarship! Get complete Ag is Cool details and requirements.
  • Try your hand at milking Buckeye Bessie, a friendly scarlet and gray cow you'll find in the building.
  • Young children will enjoy the pedal tractor Country Cruise
  • Get an instant photo of your family and friends free of charge, courtesy of Ohio Farm Bureau.
  • Follow along behind the scenes as Ohio Farm Bureau's State Fair Ambassadors share their experiences in preparing for and running the Land & Living exhibit on their daily Ohio State Fair Ambassador blog on Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's Facebook Page.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Wednesday, July 27

Thursday, July 28

  • Columbus Zoo animals will be visiting the Nationwide exhibit at 10 a.m., 12 p.m and 2 p.m.

Friday, July 29

  • Come see Gus the Squash Carver create a State Fair masterpiece from a Giant Squash 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Longaberger Basket Weavers will be creating limited edition Our Ohio baskets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Columbus Zoo animals wll visitn the Nationwide exhibit at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Ohio Farm Bureau Youth Square Dance (Open to the Public) 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Rhodes Center Auditorium

Saturday, July 30

  • Gus the Squash Carver will continue his Giant Squash masterpiece from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m to 6 p.m.
  • Free Velvet Ice Cream Samples from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Longaberger Basket Weavers will create more limited edition Our Ohio baskets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 4

  • Finalists in the Giant Corn Wall Race will compete in front of Ohio's First Lady at 2:30 p.m.
  • Columbus Zoo animals will be at the Nationwide exhibit at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 5

  • Longaberger Basket Weavers create limited edition Our Ohio baskets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Columbus Zoo animals visit the Nationwide exhibit at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 6

  • Free Velvet Ice Cream Samples from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Longaberger Basket Weavers creating limited edition Our Ohio baskets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Congratulations to the following winners of a pair of tickets to the 2011 Ohio State Fair:

  • Matt Farrar
  • Alisha Dennis
  • Gail Lierer
  • Andria Perkins
  • Janiece Mason
  • Barbara Carmany
  • Martin Stern
  • Lisa Wilt
  • Christy Pahl
  • Vivian Duff

Your tickets will be mailed immediately. Thanks to everyone for the comments. Continue to follow Ohio Farm Bureau on Facebook and Twitter for Ohio State Fair updates, future conversations and opportunities!

 



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