Two brother sharing their popsicles with each other at the fair

The Ohio State Fair runs through Sunday, Aug. 6, and Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, will be there to see you, while you enjoy all the attractions, from the concerts, to the food, to the rides, to the shopping, to all the competitions, and of course, the butter cow!

Ohio’s 529 Plan loves going to the State Fair, too. We’re in the air-conditioned Lausche Youth Exploration Space presented by Intel. Stop by our table to watch your kids spin our prize wheel and learn more about the smart way to save for your child’s future higher education costs. We’ll be there every day of the fair.

And while in the building, be sure to explore the exhibits like COSI Science Show, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, Boy Scouts of America, 4-H Judging, LEGOLAND, National Aviation Hall of Fame, Phun with Physics Exhibit and Show, Hands-On Physics, Tiny Town, the game area, and the Library Reading Nook if you just need some quiet time. Additionally, many state universities have fun projects for you to work on as a family and our partner agencies for the State Fair, Ohio Department of Higher Education and Ohio Department of Education are sharing the wonders of science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM) and you can see what career opportunities are available in these fields.

Ohio’s 529 Plan has joined the Governor’s Children’s Passport program as part of the Governor’s Children’s Initiative Program, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Visit all the Ohio’s state agencies stations around the state fair to have your Passport stamped. Then turn in your Passport in order to enter to win a family prize package to the next year’s Ohio State Fair, Ohio 529 Plan $529 college savings awards or an overnight stay from Ohio State Parks.

Did you know that once you get home from the fair, you can open an Ohio 529 account in minutes? For over 33 years, Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, has been helping families across the nation save for their children’s higher education. Ohio’s 529 Plan covers qualified costs at any four-year college or university, two-year community college, trade or vocational school, apprenticeship approved by the U.S. Labor Department, or certificate program nationwide that accepts federal financial aid. Learn, plan, and start for as little as $25 today at CollegeAdvantage.  

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