We were able to stop and see some shows! An Indian dance competition, a chainsaw carving exhibit, pig racing, and we were able to watch a speech by Senator Voinovich. We later saw Senator Voinovich with his family next to us at the rides.
Did you know? According to Wiki...
The Ohio State Fair is one of the largest state fairs in the United States. From the very first 3-day fair in 1850 in Cincinnati to the 11-day exposition of today (At one time the fair lasted 17 days)
There are many milestones listed but one really interesting one is the renowned John Philip Sousa Band performed twice daily at the 1928 Fair.
One of the coolest milestone listed on wikipedia is the fact that in 2007 Saving Jane played there. They are a local band that we used to hang out with and saw in it's infancy.