Columbus Fairs: Ohio State Fair


Ohio State Fair 2018

Everyone loves a fair, whether it’s a state fair, county fair, or community level celebration, we have a love affair with fairs! One of the best Columbus Fairs? The Ohio State Fair! We’ll see you down at the fair!

Ohio State Fair is happening right here in Columbus! People travel all over the state to come here and enjoy our terrific state fair, but we get to enjoy it in our own backyard! It’s July 25-August 5 at the Ohio Expo and Fair Center at 717 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211.  The fair has been held in this location since 1886.  Prior to that it was held in several other cities and locations within Columbus.  The very first fair was held in Columbus in 1851, where Mt Carmel Hospital is now located.

Did you know that the Ohio State Fair is one of the largest state fairs in the United States?  2015 saw its highest attendance on record and it is estimated to bring about 68 million dollars into the state’s economy!

Every year, one of the biggest draws to the Ohio State Fair is the lineup of big-name musical acts. This year is no exception. Check the website for the latest information on what famous bands and solo artists are performing at the Fair.

Don’t forget to check out our world famous display of butter statuary. Life-sized or larger, these statues are kept in a temperature controlled building so every fair-goer can enjoy these amazing works of dairy art.

Ticket and ride ticket information is online.

Note: The dates and information here were correct as of publishing, but weather, funding, and other issues can cause changes. Please check the provided links before you make your plans. Thank you!

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