The Dean’s Charity Steer Show returns to the Ohio State Fair

We’re excited to be back!

The Ohio State Fair is back in 2022 and along with it, the Dean’s Charity Steer Show! After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the event on Tuesday, Aug. 2, will once again benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Central Ohio.

More than 900 spectators attended the inaugural 2019 event, and nearly 8,000 tuned in to watch via livestream on Facebook. Hosted by Cathann A. Kress, vice president for agricultural administration and dean of CFAES, the show raised $152,000 for RMHC.

Central Ohio celebrity exhibitors team up with experienced 4-H members and their steers to compete in the show for bragging rights. Following the show, an auction “sale” takes place in the show ring. No actual animals trade hands. Instead, all bids and sale proceeds are donated to RMHC.

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