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
Fair Rental Department
Expo Rental Department
Expo Rental Department
Personnel Office
Marketing & PR Department


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 longer being accepted. Please check back next September for information regarding the 2018 Ohio State Fair.

Non-Musical Entertainment at Outdoor Stages and Roving Entertainment
Promotional materials from non-musical entertainers wanting to play at the 2017 Ohio State Fair will be accepted between September and December of 2016 only. All non-music related entertainers wishing to be considered for the Ohio State Fair may email a promotional packet to Mark Sparks of Triangle Talent, Inc. at between September and December of 2016 only. After this time, no materials will be accepted.

Competitions and Special Events

To review a agriculture, horticulture and floriculture, livestock, or a horse show exhibitor information packet click here. Please email Livestock and Agriculture or call 614-644-4049 with any questions.

Creative Arts/Special Events
To review current competitions, demonstrations and activities in general relating to academics, arts/crafts/fashion, cooking/baking, fine arts, sports programs, or youth organizations (non-livestock), please browse our website. Please email Special Events or call 614-644-4043 with any comments, suggestions, or recommendations for new events, competitions, demonstrations, etc. at the Ohio State Fair.

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