From left, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Ohio Dept. of Agriculture Dir. Jim Zehringer & State Fair Manager Virgil Strickler

Come to the Ohio State Fair!

Ohio Gov. John Kasich held a news conference Thursday to promote the Ohio State Fair, which will be held July 27 – August 7 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.

Kasich announced several new items on the fair agenda including nightly fireworks and free admission for fourth grade students and their chaperone. The free admission is part of an agriculture education program hosted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau and other Ohio ag commodity organizations.

ONLINE EXTRAS

Listen to Gov. Kasich talk about more of the highlights for the 2011 Ohio State Fair

Get in on a “Barns Behind the Scenes” tour at the 2011 Ohio State Fair

Read about the new “Ag is Cool” program at the Ohio State Fair

Visit the Ohio State Fair website