The 2012 Ohio State Fair: A Look Back
There are only a couple hours left of the Ohio State Fair, which closes with a concert at Crew Stadium by country star Luke Bryan (yes, Bryan with a “Y”). Last Tuesday afternoon, I went to the fair (because I couldn’t do tomorrow night’s show without a theme…long story). Here is a look back (in 10 photos).
1) The O-H-I-O Gateway Entrance on 11th Avenue
2) The Ferris Wheel
3) The Butter Sculpture- It took Two and a Half weeks total (in terms of hours) to complete, with almost 2,000 pounds of butter. The sculpture was an homage to the city’s Bicentennial
4) ODOT (located at the Marketplace)
5) Civil War Tent Camp- As part of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, there was a Union Army tent camp (near 17th Avenue) set up by the Ohio History Center, complete with rations, tents, and historical facts.
6) LEGO City- Located in the Youth Center (in the Lausche Building), you have probably seen a semblance of this at the Ohio Statehouse Holiday Open House
7) Rabbits and Poultry- Mostly poultry (I did not see any wabbits)
8) The Beer Garden- Only in its second year, the Beer Garden is right next to the “Taste of Ohio” building (where the Meat/Ohio Wine was).
9) Sand Sculpture- The butter cow was not the only homage to 200Columbus. This sand sculpture (located near the Taft Building) was, as well.
10) Fair Food- No fair would be complete without Fair Food. Most of it is of the deep fried variety. Deep Fried Twinkies, Deep Fried Mac and Cheese, Deep Fried Oreos, Deep Fried Ravioli, Deep Fried (Should I Continue?).