The Ohio State Fairgrounds has been at the same location since 1886, when the land was north of town. Now it is in the middle of the city, between Ohio State University and some inner city neighborhoods, along the flight path for the airport.
It is in this setting that each year thousands of Ohio youth (and adults) bring their prized animals for show. Nothing like a morning in Columbus with about 1000 rooster cackling, airplanes blasting over, and the smell of 1000 fried food stands. Still it seems to have become an annual event for photography.
In addition to the animals there is the always fascinating ‘butter sculpture’. Imagine the cholesterol.
Also featured are crafts.
Prize winning cake.
Throughout the midway are rides, and other attractions including the ‘Wild Monkeys’ show.