Ohio State Fair Opens Today

Ohio State Fair opens today

The 150th Ohio State Fair opens today in Columbus. The fair runs through August 17th. Last year's event attracted about 970-thousand visitors. Deep-fried Twinkies and chocolate-dipped insects are new this year to the line-up of fair food. And five Ohio potato chip makers are coming together to try to break the world's record for the largest bag of chips. The current Guinness world record-holder was a 450-pound bag. Fair officials unveiled this year's butter sculpture yesterday. It's a life-sized portrayal of Wilbur and Orville Wright, who made their first flight 100 years ago. Admission is eight dollars for adults, seven dollars for children ages five to 12 and seniors over 60. Children under five get in free. The fair is open daily from nine a-m to ten p-m except August 17th when gates close at eight p-m.