If the heat index is near the triple digits, it must be time for the Ohio State Fair. The 158th Fair opens on Wednesday at the state fairgrounds in Columbus. General manager Virgil Strickler told Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler that while the fair celebrates the industry Ohio was founded on – agriculture – he says the event is embracing modern technology, with a new food finder app.
This will be the first year that Ohio-made beer and wine will be sold, at the Celeste Center during concerts and at the Taste of Ohio Café. And each night of the fair will close with fireworks. The Ohio State Fair runs July 27 through August 7.