COLUMBUS, Ohio — The 2022 Ohio State Fair will feature many educational, hands-on opportunities for the whole family. From new exhibits like Little Farmers to classic favorites such as the Land & Living Exhibit, activities in the Lausche Youth Exploration Space, and the OVMA Veterinary Education Center, there are many educational opportunities throughout the Fair.
New to the Fair this year, visitors will see a handful of barns scattered across the Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center Lawn. Little Farmers, a new hands-on agriculture exhibit, provides preschool and elementary-aged children with the opportunity to explore and learn about different aspects of Ohio agriculture as they weave their way through different farm experiences such as planting seeds, “feeding” simulation animals, gathering eggs, and more.
In addition to Little Farmers, young and seasoned fairgoers alike can experience more agriculture education at the highly interactive Land & Living Exhibit. The whole family can learn how to care for animals, how science and technology are helping farmers produce safe food while enhancing environmental resources, how scientists are researching solutions to the largest food and farming challenges, and how young people can have careers in agriculture.
The OVMA Veterinary Education Center also provides a unique experience where young fairgoers can learn to milk a cow and potentially see the birth of a baby calf.
Children of all ages can also head over to the air-conditioned Lausche Youth Exploration Space for a wealth of educational activities including hands-on science with COSI, a library reading nook to promote literacy, cake decorating demonstrations, 4-H activities, photography demonstrations, a Tiny Town with Cozy Coupe cars and small playhouses, Big Board Games, and other interactive activities.
To learn more about educational opportunities at the Fair, and other Fair events, visit the 2022 Ohio State Fair Media Guide.
The Ohio Expo Center is proud to host the Ohio State Fair. With big-name entertainment, educational activities, hundreds of exhibits, and one of the largest junior livestock shows in the nation, the 2022 Ohio State Fair will run July 27 – Aug. 7. For more information, visit ohiostatefair.com, call 1-888-OHO-EXPO or 1-614-644-FAIR.
— Ohio Expo Center & State Fair