Contact: Meredith Hart, Marketing & Communications Director
COLUMBUS, OHIO, July 21, 2016 — WOSU Public Media is partnering with the Ohio State Fair for “WOSU / PBS KIDS® Day” on Thursday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“WOSU / PBS KIDS Day” will feature costume character appearances from popular PBS KIDS shows like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Super Why! and Curious George, family-friendly activities, and a live radio broadcast.
All Sides with Ann Fisher, the daily public affairs program on 89.7 NPR News will broadcast live from 10 a.m. to noon and Classical 101 at 101.1 FM will broadcast live with classical music favorites for kids from noon to 3 p.m. WOSU Public Media’s booth will be in Central Park at the Ohio State Fair located at 717 East 17th Avenue.
Along with photo opportunities with the PBS KIDS characters, children will have the chance to participate in a scavenger hunt and receive a back-to-school kit, available while supplies last.
The PBS KIDS characters will also be featured in the daily parade at the State Fair at 4 p.m. The parade begins at the Natural Resources Park and continues up the food highway, ending just north of 17th Avenue.
The Ohio State Fair has been a favorite family tradition since 1850. Activities and exhibits include interactive educational activities, sporting competitions, a fine arts show, free entertainment stages, a free petting zoo, helicopter rides, a farm animal delivery room, roving performers, agricultural competitions, more than 60 fun rides, horse shows, and an 8-acre natural resources park.
WOSU Public Media is a community-supported, noncommercial network of public radio and television stations, and digital services.
Note to editor: Working members of the media are asked to enter the grounds through the Media Center located on 11th Avenue, just west of the OHIO Gate. Parking and admission credentials are available at the Media Center trailer. Please review the on-site guidelines and if your station / publication has not already done so, please send a list of staff members who will be working the Fair to the Public Relations office by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 614-644-4031.