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Awesome State Fair Opportunities for Girl Scouts

Join the Girl Scout fun at the Ohio State Fair July 25-August 5, 2018! You can enter a project, march in a parade, and take part in fun challenges like Duct Tape Creations and Minute to Win It! Plus, you can compete in flag ceremony and talent competitions and enter fun contests like the Cookie Culinary and Ugly Cake.

Girls who enter a project in the fair and march in one of the parades satisfy the key requirements to earn a special patch available only at the fair. The remaining earned patch requirements can be completed in a one-day visit. Information about the special patch and its requirements can be found in the 2018 Ohio State Fair Complete Book. Anyone visiting the Girl Scout exhibit area at the fair can also purchase a commemorative patch!

How do you enter a project in the state fair?

Fair exhibits should be an outgrowth of Girl Scout programs either in troop, camp, or growth of individual girl in pursuit of a hobby. The areas girls can enter projects are Life Skills, Customs and Traditions, Science and Beyond, The Arts, Communications, Out-of-Doors, and Girl Scout Program. Girls are allowed only one entry per category per exhibitor.

Check out the 2018 Ohio State Fair Complete Book for more information on the categories for fair entry, how to enter projects, project judging guidelines, and important dates and deadlines for fair entries. Entry forms can be mailed or emailed and must be received by Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Projects can be mailed to the fair and must be received by Monday, July 16, 2018. Non-mailed entries must be delivered to the Youth Center at the fair Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 1 pm – 4 pm.

Special Competitions at the Fair

Now’s your chance to put your skills to the test in one of our special competitions at the state fair! Challenge yourself by taking part in Cookie Box Creations, Talent, Flag Ceremony, Speech, Cookie Culinary, Cupcake Wars, Minute to Win It Competitions, Duct Tape Creations, or the Ugly Cake Competition.

Register using the Special Events Entry form in the  2018 Ohio State Fair Complete Book by Saturday, July 21, 2018. Late entry up to and including day of event may be possible depending on number of competitors and available supplies.

Themed Days at the Fair

SWAPS Day: July 25

SWAPS are Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere, and they are a favorite Girl Scout tradition! Stop by the Girl Scout exhibit area and learn to make a few SWAPS of your own. You can even bring favorite SWAPS to display at the fair!

STEM Day: July 26

Get your brain moving and stop by the Girl Scout exhibit area to get hands-on experience with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math activities. Everyone is welcome to participate in the fun of STEM!

Dairy Detective: July 27

Visit any of several tables in the booth and learn about milk and other dairy products.

Ready, Set, Go Camping: August 1

Explore the world of wilderness skills in this exciting indoor twist on outdoor fun. Play games, make a track book, and do activities designed to show how fun the outdoors can be!

Art Day: August 2

Get creative and try many different forms of media throughout the Youth Center during Art Day!

Letterboxing Day: August 3

Letterboxing is an amazing adventure game played by people all over the world. Use your curiosity and join in by following clues to find hidden boxes with special items inside.


For additional details, entry categories, entry forms, registration, and information about other planned activities, see the Ohio State Fair information in the  2018 Ohio State Fair Complete Book.

So what are you waiting for? Check out the Ohio State Fair flier and start planning your trip to the Ohio State Fair now! Don’t miss it, don’t be late!

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