The governor of Ohio declared that that the state's annual celebration would be the "best darned fair" in the country, as the 12-day event was opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Columbus, The Associated Press reported.
Residents of the state are expected to show up in large numbers, as the fair is a chance for many individuals to show off their various agricultural devices and displays, according to the news source.
One of the reasons that the fair was initially set up was to show that grain products and other crop-based foods do not just appear in markets, as there is a long process that is undertaken by many Ohio residents, reported The AP.
Ohio Governor John Kasich attended the event with his family, and after sampling the local food products including several ears of corn, the politician took several rides on a John Deere tractor with his two daughters, the news source reported.
John Deere products remain at the heart of the agricultural industry in the U.S., and new models of tractors ranging from personal compact vehicles to larger four-wheel drive versions are available, according to the company website.