Friday hours for home and garden show

Show Bulletin:

Coupon For Free Parking Friday. Receive free parking all day, with printed coupon.

Taste of Blue Ribbon Winning Recipes. Ohio State Fair Blue Ribbon Winners will talk about their winning recipes and provide samples. Come sample some of Ohio’s best homemade pies and dishes.

CLA Awards. The Columbus Landscape Association will award the top 3 g.ART.ens.

Scott’s Miracle Grow Education series. Hear tips from their experts on creating beautiful lawns / gardens with innovative products and solutions.


TODAY'S ADMISSION DEALS (final day for these discounts)

  • Teachers K-12 with ID receive FREE admission

  • OSU employees & Students with BUCK-ID get two admissions for the price of one ($13)

  • Military and first responders with ID receive FREE admission

  • Arts Appreciation Days, courtesy of Greater Columbus Arts Council; get two admissions for the price of one ($13) when you:

    • Show a membership card from any of the following: CCAD, Columbus Museum of Art, COSI, Franklin Park Conservatory, Ohio History Connection or Wexner Center for the Arts

    • Show an Artist Trading Card, available here. Just fill out the form, and present it at the ticket window

  • Pick up a $3 off at the door admission coupon at Central Ohio Lowe's stores

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12 - 4:00 PM | Taste of Ohio State Fair Blue Ribbon-Winning Recipes

Watch demonstrations and taste all of these blue ribbon creations, plus meet the winners. Some of the chef’s preparations will include:

Noon | Aloha Chili - Catherine Blackwood | 30 minute cooking demonstration and audience sample

12:45 PM | Artichoke & Sweet Onion Spinach Bread - Karen Haldeman

1:00 PM | Cherry Pie - Anna Smith

1:15 PM | Spiced Honey Carrot Cake - Janet Gill


1:30 PM | Chipotle Citrus Flank Steak with Peach Salsa - Rhonda Troyer | 30 minute cooking demonstration and audience sample

2:15 PM | Decadent Chocolate Layer Cake with Strawberry Sauce - Vicki Chisholm

2:30 PM | Macarons - Vicki Chisholm

2:45 PM | Virginia Peanut Pie - Nina Bagley

3:00 PM | Crock Pot Candied Cinnamon Pecans - Roxanna Adkins

3:15 PM | 7UP Pound Cake - Brooklyn Cress


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12 - 12:40 PM | Growing Fresh Food Indoors Made Simple
Harvesting fresh veggies and herbs year-round, straight from the kitchen or living room is a dream come true. In this session we will show you how to have more success with your indoor crop by using the new Miracle-Gro® Twelve Indoor™ Growing System.


1 - 1:40 PM | Raised Bed Gardening
Raised bed gardening is the increasingly popular way to provide your plants the ideal growing environment. In this session, you’ll learn the benefits of raised bed gardening and how to choose, and build, the raised bed that’ll best fit your plants’ needs. The experts at Miracle-Gro will also cover the tips, tricks, and products that help make it simple to grow a variety of delicious vegetables and beautiful blooms in your new raised bed garden.


2 - 2:40 PM | Growing Strawberries in the Home Garden
by Gary Gao
Learn how to grow the plumpest, juiciest strawberries in your neighborhood.

3 - 3:40 PM | Square Foot Gardening
by Mike Hayes and Kelley Hughes
Learn how to grow an abundance of herbs, flowers and vegetables in a small space designed to be virtually maintenance-free.


4 - 4:40 PM | Natural & Organic Gardening
Interested in organic gardening? We have exciting news! You’ll learn how to create and maintain an organic garden using our new, natural and organic line of plant foods and soils, Miracle-Gro Performance Organics. These products have the same great results as the Miracle-Gro you know and love, but with Natural & Organic ingredients. Come learn more with the R&D scientists from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.