Things to Do

Entertainment Stages

2017 Stage Entertainers
It is easy to walk several miles in a day at the Fair. Take a load off for a few and relax with an engaging performance at one of our free entertainment stages with performances from the following amazing […]

April 18th, 2015|Things to Do|


2017 Ohio State Fair Concert Series
In the WCOL Celeste Center

Hometown Sounds featuring McGuffey Lane, Erica Blinn, Colin Gawel & The League Bowlers
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 […]

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


2017 Information
Daily attractions
Listed alphabetically; all attractions are free unless otherwise noted
Ag is Cool interactive education stations
10 am – 6 pm (closes at 3 pm on Aug. 6), various locations listed on map
Hands-on stations throughout the Fair allow you to learn […]

August 1st, 2014|Things to Do|

Free Live Music

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 30th, 2012|Things to Do|


10 am – 11 pm (open until Midnight Friday and Saturday)
Ride tickets are sold as $1 coupons – select kiddie rides require one coupon; super kiddie and spectacular rides require two coupons; super spectacular rides require three coupons. Special ride-all-day […]

April 30th, 2012|Things to Do|


Seven Sites for Learning at the Fair
Sure, the Fair is full of fun, food and rides – but it is also a place where education blends seamlessly into the experience. Here are the top seven ways to make sure your […]

April 30th, 2012|Things to Do|

Food Finder

Find your favorite food with the Fair’s Mobile Food Finder
With nearly 200 food vendors, you are sure to find a meal you’ll love at the Fair – from classics such as lemon shake-ups and corn dogs to unique items like […]

June 6th, 2011|Things to Do|

Roving Entertainment

Surprises are around every corner with strolling entertainers
Did you just see a celebrity? A gigantic robot? You never know what you might see when you’re walking around the Ohio State Fair, but here are just a few of the amazing […]

April 6th, 2011|Things to Do|

Shopping at the Ohio State Fair

With approximately 300 commercial exhibitors, the Ohio State Fair is the perfect summer spot for shopping of all types.

The MarketPlace and the Shoppes at North Commercial house a variety of vendors selling diverse items including, kitchen wares, cleaning supplies, clothing, […]

July 22nd, 2010|Things to Do|