The Ohio State Fair, held in Columbus from July 27 – Aug. 7, has just wrapped up! This year’s Development Services Agency/TourismOhio “Excitement-Ohio. Find it Here.” booth was a visitor favorite in the Bricker Building, with soft seating available and the new tourism branding message featured throughout. One video screen directed attendees to visit our website, www.Ohio.org and try out the TourismOhio 360-degree Virtual Reality Experience on their cell phones or tablets, while another showed the :60 version of the TourismOhio commercial, “Lucky”.
The featured activity was the passport/scavenger hunt that linked six Ohio agencies who had booths on the fairgrounds (Ohio Grape Industries, Ag is Cool/OhioProud, Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and DSA/TourismOhio) and directed participants to visit all six, collecting stamps and souvenirs along the way in order to be entered into an Ohio getaway drawing to Red Maple Inn located in Burton, Ohio.
The Ohio Travel Guide was passed out to interested visitors, and cut-out Instagram frames were available to take photos and encourage social media engagement. For our visitors under the age of 12, we provided an Ohio. Find it Here. coloring page and crayons.
Booth attendance averaged around 1,000 per weekday and 2,500 on weekends.
A BIG thank you to our peer agencies, The Red Maple Inn and to all who participated this year to make our booth one of the best.