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Ohio State Fair Homebrew Competition (Columbus, OH)

  • Ohio Expo Center, Rhodes Center 717 East 17th Avenue Columbus, OH, 43211 United States (map)

Deadline to enter: May 14, 2019 (11:59 pm)
Bottled entries must arrive: Tuesday, May 28 through Thursday, May 31 (8 am – 3 pm daily by drop-off or shipment)
Competition date: June 1, 2019

Go to for competition guidelines and to enter your beer, mead or cider for Ohio residents and active members of Ohio homebrew clubs. If you have any questions about the competition or the registration process, please email Competition Coordinator, Brett Chance, at

Homebrew Judges – our competition is a Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) sanctioned event.  Many of our judges participate in the BJCP program, but we also have judges who are not in the BJCP program.  If you are a BJCP judge, or if you have homebrewing experience and are familiar with at least some styles, please register to judge at ohiostatefairhomebrew.comby clicking on the “volunteer” tab. If you have any questions about the registration process, or if you are an out of town judge needing hotel accommodations, please email Brett Chance at by May 14 so that reservations can be made.

Homebrew Stewards – stewards assist judges by getting beers from the beer cooler and helping to organize score sheets for each entry.  It’s a fun way to learn how a competition is run and good experience if you ever have interest in becoming a judge.  If you have are interested in serving as a steward, please register at by clicking on the “volunteer” tab or by emailing Brett Chance.