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Ohio State Fair wins International Award

The Ohio State Fair was recently presented with a first place Agricultural Award of Excellence from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) for the fair's new "Agriculture is Cool" interactive education program held in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau and Ohio's agricultural commodity groups. The 2011 "Agriculture is Cool" program inspired by the initiative of Governor John R. Kasich included several interactive education stations throughout the Ohio State Fair at which students could learn about the many ways Ohio's largest industry – agriculture – impacts many facets of their everyday lives. The program, which also offered scholarships to top participants, was recognized as the best special or specific agricultural education exhibit, event or program for the fairgoing public for fairs with annual attendance between 500,001 and 1 million. The award was presented during a special awards ceremony held on November 29 during the 121st Annual IAFE Convention. In addition, the Ohio State Fair received eight different awards in the marketing division. Ohio State Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler explained, "The Ohio State Fair has long been a favorite family tradition and an active participant in the international community of fairs and expositions. I'm thrilled that a panel of industry leaders recognized our great state for excellence from a pool of more than 3,000 members from around the world." The "Agriculture is Cool" program will be open to visitors of all ages during the 2012 Ohio State Fair, July 25 - Aug. 5. For the second consecutive year, exiting fourth grade students (2011-2012 academic year) and a chaperone will be admitted for free upon presentation of a valid report card at the entrance gates. The Ohio Expo Center is a year-round, multi-purpose convention and meeting facility. More than 150 events are held at the Ohio Expo Center annually, including the Ohio State Fair. The 2012 Ohio State Fair will be held July 25 - August 5

By |2017-08-12T00:04:06+00:00December 31st, 2011|Awards, Fairgrounds, Ohio, State Fair|0 Comments

Ohio 2010 Lawn Mower Association Finals

Interview with Bruce, Kaufman, about this years Championships Lawn mower racers from across America and Canada will converge in Delaware “MOWhio” during Labor Day weekend as the United States Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA) presents the 18th Annual STA-BIL Nationals Lawn Mower Racing Championships, Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 4-5, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, 236 Pennsylvania Ave., Delaware, OH. Race time is 7:00 PM Saturday, Sept. 4 and 2:00 PM Sunday, Sept. 5. Admission is $5.00, free for kids 12 and under. The mowtivating weekend will also feature a live web cast of the STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals via http://www.speedcasttv.com on Saturday night, the induction of Ken “Turfinator” Smolecki and Bill Simpson into the USLMRA National Lawn Mower Racing Hall of Fame & Museum of America and the Inaugural U.S. Open. “STA-BIL Nationals Weekend is where the nation’s best lawn mower racers weed out the competition to determine the ultimate grass kickers,” said Bruce Kaufman, “Mr. Mow It All” USLMRA Founder and President. “More than 120 sod warriors will heed the call: Ready, set, mow!” The STA-BIL Keeps Gas Fresh Finals is the culminating event of the newly rebranded 18-race STA-BIL Lawn & Garden Mower Racing Series the first ever category-specific racing series for the $22 Billion lawn and garden industry where brands promote their lawn mower racing sponsorship via a cooperative marketing platform. National Points Champions in seven racing classes will be crowned, matching the nation's fastest racing lawn mowers from across America at speeds up to 60 mph in deck-to-deck bladeless competition to determine the ultimate Titans of the Turf. More than 550 USLMRA members compete for trophies, glory and bragging rights. There are no cash prizes. Races will be televised on Fox Sports Net in the fall. The U.S. Open will bring together hundreds of racing mowers from various sanctioning bodies, clubs and independent groups from across America and Canada for mower-take-all showdowns in 11 classes and will showcase the 2010 USLMRA National Champions. The USLMRA sanctions and presents organized lawn mower racing across America including the 18-race STA-BIL Lawn & Garden Mower Racing Series and a network of 48 Local Chapters and Affiliated Clubs hosting more than 150 sanctioned races nationwide. USLMRA sponsors include STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer, HEET GasLine Antifreeze, Diesel Power!,104+ Octane Boost, No Leak, Alumaseal, Start Your Engines!, and K&N Filters.

By |2016-10-23T11:34:44+00:00August 31st, 2010|2010, Event, Labor Day, Ohio|0 Comments

Pickaway County Fair, Ohio 2010

Interview with Robert the Fairboard president about this years Pickaway County Fair which runs June 19-26th. We talk about the history of this fairgrounds, what is old this year, what is new, and their hogs, carnival, and other things that make this a nice county fair near Circleville, Ohio. Harness Racing - June 19 & Combine Derby - June 21 Slant Seven Youth Rodeo - June 22 Motocross - June 23 Wheeler Rittinger Memorial JD Equipment Tractor Pull - June 24 Coughlin Truck Pull - June 25 Dynamite Demolition Derby - June 26 Listen to the Interview   Pickaway County Fair - Yesterday we went down to check out the 'pre-opening day' at the Pickaway County fair. All the 4-H-ers were bringing out their livestock-lots of horses, cows, goats, pigs, rabbits, turkeys, and "fancy" chickens. ...

By |2019-03-23T18:25:31+00:00May 20th, 2010|County Fair, Ohio, Podcast|2 Comments

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