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Raise a glass to the fair at the fair | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 74 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Apr 21, 2011, titled Raise a glass to the fair at the fair | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

For the first time anyone can remember, beer and wine will be sold this year during the Ohio State Fair.

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Richmond, VA

#62 Apr 21, 2011
Bear589 wrote:
I wonder if we'll get to know the name of the moron who thought up this stupid idea.
Sales and consumption will be limited to two buildings under a proposal approved unanimously by the Ohio Expositions Commission yesterday.

You should be able to figure it out since the commission voted unanimously.

Cincinnati, OH

#63 Apr 21, 2011
Big Mistake.
Sterling Silver

Columbus, OH

#64 Apr 21, 2011
zapper45701 wrote:
It figures. Selling (more) booze at the Ohio State Fair is just what Ohio needs to be known for. I certainly hope that Kasich allows for and provides money for more people to be hired to clean up the vomit from the drunks.
You haven't been around the "Tilt-A-Whirl" much, have you?

Blacklick, OH

#65 Apr 21, 2011
Not good. Period.

Blacklick, OH

#66 Apr 21, 2011
ohio jim wrote:
So...it's okay for the upper crust to drink beer and wine at Picnic With The Pops at the new downtown park, but it's NOT okay for the common folks to do so at the Fair? That makes no sense at all. What's good for the foie gras, is good for the gander.
The civilized can handle Picnic w/ Pops, but the Section 8 and white trash trolling the midway at the fair with 40 ounces, not good.
Sterling Silver

Columbus, OH

#67 Apr 21, 2011
Creampie Jones wrote:
For beer makers, there could be a blue ribbon awarded to "Best Homebrew."
Sign me up as a judge!
Heck, New Straitsville has a moonshine festival every year with a working still!
There are several microdistillers here in Columbus making vodka, gin and whiskey.
I believe Pabst already has a mortal lock on the Blue Ribbon. Just sayin'...
Fed Up

Columbus, OH

#68 Apr 21, 2011
Is this any worse than the Crak Heads, and other drugies stumbling around the place??
White Tiger

Blacklick, OH

#69 Apr 21, 2011
Are they going to require breathalizer tests before driving the bumper cars?
Dumb Idea

Fostoria, OH

#70 Apr 21, 2011
With all the violence in Columbus on the rise, that's the last thing they need... Alcohol.

Throw gas on the fire why don't you.

Hilliard, OH

#71 Apr 21, 2011
DJ in Dublin wrote:
Great! Drunks staggering around looking for a fight, cursing at people and throwing up all over the place. Prediction; either a shooting or a stabbing.
Must not forget falling of rides.

Guess any way to make a buck.

Love the fair but will not take grandchildren this year. Something that they do not need to see

Columbus, OH

#72 Apr 21, 2011
Great! Now along with gangbangers we can have drunks too! I'll pass, thank you very much.

Powell, OH

#73 Apr 21, 2011
Creampie Jones wrote:
It's funny how people get all twisted up about the fair selling Ohio made wine and beer at just two locations at the fair. One of those locations is only selling during "adult" concerts.
Alcohol is a legal product in Ohio. It's sold in multiple locations across the state... corner markets in the city to gas stations in the rural areas.
The idea that there will be thousands of drunks rampaging about the fairgrounds is silly. They'll be buying overpriced Ohio made wine and craft beer at 2 locations, not walking around with a 40 ounce bottle of malt liquor or a pint of cheep wine.
If you dare venture onto the fairgrounds, you are more at risk traveling through the dicey neighborhoods that surround the area.
If I didn't know better I would agree with you, but every public event I have ever attended in Columbus that served alcohol always ended up with raucous, crude, drunken, out of control behavior on the part of many people, picking fights, talking back to cops, etc. I just never took my kids to anything because I did not want them to think it was okay to act like that. I shudder to think of the fair with all that happening. The fair is supposed to be for families and for people to relax and have a good time, but not to be out of control. There are plenty of places to drink and get rowdy, leave one safe place for families.
About Time

Lancaster, OH

#76 Jul 28, 2011
I am a beer lover and homebrewer -- and am anxious to see what offering they have from Ohio microbreweries.
I don't abuse alcohol -- everything can be done in moderation.
Just because there is alcohol being served at the fair doesn't mean everyone drinking alcohol is a be obnoxious and drunk.
Bob Beckel

Toledo, OH

#77 Jul 28, 2011
I can't wait to go the Fair and get stupid on beer. Then I'll eat some popcorn and watch the beer nannys come unglued.

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