SOURCE: Hearst Magazines; Country Living

Hearst Magazines; Country Living

August 24, 2011 10:03 ET

Country Living Magazine Brings Annual Country Living Fair to Columbus, Ohio September 16, 17 & 18

Featuring Appearances by Editor in Chief Sarah Gray Miller, Country Music Artist Cooper Boone and Planet Green's "Fabulous Beekman Boys"; Tickets Now on Sale

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - Country Living magazine announces its sixth annual Country Living Fair, taking place the weekend of September 16-18 in Columbus, OH. More than 20,000 visitors are expected to attend the three-day event, where the pages of Country Living will come to life on the grounds of the Ohio Village. Country Living Editor in Chief Sarah Gray Miller and many of the magazine's editors and contributors will be on-site, along with special guests including:

The Country Living Fair offers individuals and families the opportunity to participate in a festival-like atmosphere through live music, delicious food and how-to demos devoted to decorating, cooking and crafting. In addition, attendees experience a unique shopping experience where over 200 exhibitors will feature antiques, gifts, home décor, jewelry and more.

"The Country Living Fair gives me and the editorial staff the opportunity to connect with readers -- and our favorite design and food experts -- at an event that captures what the magazine is all about," says Country Living Editor in Chief Sarah Gray Miller. "Plus, the vintage scores are truly out of this world. I'm excited for the sixth go-around in Columbus. It gets bigger and better every year."

A special bonus this year: on Sunday, September 18, 30 fair visitors will have the opportunity to join the Country Living editors for an exclusive gourmet lunch in a private tent overlooking the Ohio Village grounds. A six-course menu will be prepared by Chef Greg Shapiro of Tastebuds Custom Catering. This is a first-come, first-serve event; to learn more or to buy a ticket visit countryliving.com/lunchwithsgm.

Sponsors of the Country Living Fair include Rust-oleum, Celebrating Home and Mahatma Rice.

The Country Living Fair is produced by Stella Show Management Company on the grounds of the Ohio Village next to the Ohio Historical Center and located across from the Ohio State Fairgrounds at I-71 and 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH. Held outdoors under tents, the show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday September 16-18. Admission is $16 at the door and $13 in advance. Weekend passes are available for $20 at the door and $15 in advance. An early bird special pass is available for $40 in advance only and grants admission on Friday and/or Saturday at 8:30 a.m. -- beating the crowds. Children ages 16 and under are free. For tickets & show information visit www.stellashows.com or call (866) 500-FAIR. For additional details visit www.countryliving.com/fair.

About Country Living
Country Living (www.countryliving.com) is a shelter-lifestyle magazine, focusing on a variety of topics including decorating, antiques, cooking, travel, remodeling and gardening. In addition to its U.S. flagship, Country Living publishes a United Kingdom edition. Country Living is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation (www.hearst.com), one of the nation's largest diversified communications companies with interests in magazines, newspapers, digital media, business media and television. Once it completes its acquisition of Lagardère SCA's 100 titles in 14 countries outside of France, Hearst Magazines will publish more than 300 editions around the world, including 20 U.S. titles. Hearst Magazines is a leading publisher of monthly magazines in the U.S. in terms of total circulation and reaches 88 million adults (Spring 2010 MRI).

About The Ohio Village
Ohio Village is a recreated town of the 19th century and is one of 58 sites administered by the Ohio Historical Society, a non profit organization that serves as the state's partner in preserving and interpreting Ohio's history, archaeology and natural history. It is located next to the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus at I-71 and 17th Avenue. For more information about Ohio Historical Society exhibits and events, visit www.ohiohistory.org or call 614.297.2300/800.686.6124.

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