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Contact Us

By mail:
The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair
717 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
By phone:
888-OHO-EXPO (888-646-3976, toll-free)
614-644-3247 (business office)
614-466-8346 (rental office)

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General Information

For Fair concession, exhibit and attraction opportunities:
Fair Rental Department

For […]

April 20th, 2015|About Us|


Anyone who knows a thing or two about the Ohio State Fair can tell you the mascot is Butters D. Cow. The beloved bovine has been a familiar face at the Ohio State Fair since his “birth” in 2002. In […]

April 19th, 2015|Traditions|

Smokey Bear

The Ohio State Fair is full of tradition. For many families, one notable tradition is to be greeted by name by the iconic Smokey Bear.

Smokey Bear was brought into the wildfire prevention service in 1944 by the efforts of the […]

April 19th, 2015|Traditions|

50 Year Club

Did you attend the Ohio State Fair in 1967 or earlier? If you answered yes, you’re automatically a member of the 50 Year Club! Head to the Fair on Monday, July 31, 2017 for the club’s annual meeting, featuring performances by the […]

April 19th, 2015|Traditions|

Band & Choir

All-Ohio State Fair Band
The All-Ohio State Fair Band has been a featured attraction of the Ohio State Fair since 1925. Their enthusiastic tunes have thrilled millions of fairgoers each year, including the performance of John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes […]

April 19th, 2015|Traditions|

Entertainment Stages

Entertainment Booking Information – 2017 Ohio State Fair
Musical Entertainment at Outdoor Stages

Promotional materials from musicians and bands wishing to perform at the outdoor stages during the 2017 Ohio State Fair were accepted in September and October of 2016. Materials are no […]

April 18th, 2015|Things to Do|

Youth Organizations

2017 Information

All-Ohio State Fair Band
All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir
Boy Scouts
Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio
Girl Scouts of Black Diamond

Technology & […]

April 16th, 2015|Competitions|


2017 Information
Coming soon…
2016 Information
Hours of operation

Admission gates: 9 am – 10 pm (Except Aug. 7, until 7 pm)
Commercial exhibit buildings: 10 am – 9 pm*
Youth Center: 9 am – 8 pm*
Janis Center: 8 am – 6 […]

April 1st, 2015|Tickets & Info|

Discounts & Promotions

2016 Special Offers
All special days and discounts are not valid with other offers.

Discounts on Admission and Ride Wristbands
Save on gate admission prices with $6 tickets available through Aug. 7 at Kroger, participating Ohio O’Reilly Auto Parts retail stores, participating AAA […]

April 1st, 2015|Tickets & Info|


2017 Ohio State Fair Concert Series
In the WCOL Celeste Center

Hometown Sounds featuring McGuffey Lane and Ohio-born musicians
Wed., July 26, 7 pm
​Free (no tickets required)

The KIDZ BOP Kids: Best Time Ever Tour
Thurs., July 27, 6:30 pm
Tickets are on sale now
$15 (tickets purchased in advance […]

April 1st, 2015|Things to Do, Tickets & Info|