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The Ohio State Fair opens Wednesday, July 24 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 4, and Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, will be there to see you, while you enjoy all the attractions, from the concerts, to the food, to the fairway, to the shopping, to all the competitions, including the agriculture and livestock.
But our favorite part of the Ohio State Fair is the Natural Resources Park! With all the excitement from concerts, games, rides, competitions for the best recipes, agriculture, livestock, and art across the state, you may need an oasis at the fair. And that’s where you will find Ohio’s 529 Plan.
Come enjoy the peaceful wilderness tucked away at Natural Resources Park with us! Run by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the park includes a fishing pond for kids, an outdoor amphitheater, kayak try-outs and of course, Smokey Bear! While you’re visiting the natural beauty in the park, stop by the Ohio 529 Plan table to watch your kids spin our prize wheel and learn more about the smart way to save for your child’s future higher education costs. We’ll be there every day of the fair.
This year, Ohio’s 529 Plan is joining the Passport program as part of the Governor’s Children’s Initiative Program, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Visit all the stations to have your Passport stamped. Then turn in your Passport to be entered to win a family prize package to the 2020 Ohio State Fair, an overnight stay in a cabin in one of Ohio’s state parks, or a $529 college savings award from Ohio’s 529 Plan.
Did you know that once you get home from the fair, you can open an Ohio 529 account in minutes? CollegeAdvantage is the tax-advantaged way to save for college with tax-free earnings, tax-free withdrawals for qualified higher education expenses, and, for Ohio residents, a $4,000 state income tax deduction for your 529 plan contributions. Every dollar saved is a dollar that your family won’t have to borrow, which makes a 529 college savings plan an excellent alternative to student loan debt. Someday, your child is going off to college. Someday starts with Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage.
Posted on July 18, 2019