The Ohio State Fair has been a favorite family tradition since 1850! Enjoy a variety of activities and exhibits including interactive educational activities, sporting competitions, a fine arts show, free entertainment stages, a free petting zoo, helicopter rides, a farm animal delivery room, roving performers, agricultural competitions, more than 60 fun rides, horse shows, an 8-acre natural resources park with free kiddie fishing and much more! You won’t be able to resist all your favorite Fair goodies from any of the nearly 200 food vendors.
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The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair
717 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
Admission gates: 9 am – 10 pm (Except Aug. 4, until 6 pm)
Commercial exhibit buildings: 10 am – 9 pm*
Youth Center: 9 am – 8 pm*
Janis Center: 8 am – 6 pm
Rides: 10 am – 11 pm** (open until midnight Fridays and Saturdays, **rides close at 10 pm on Sunday, Aug. 4)
Reentry is permitted each day with a hand stamp during the hours the gates are open.
*Some buildings have reduced hours on Aug. 4. Please scroll down to the “buildings” section to see a complete list of buildings and applicable hours.
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