Ohio State Fair Community Program

The Ohio State Fair is proud to support our community and the many worthy and charitable organizations in our great state. As such, we have developed two distinct programs to support your organization: one for fundraising events, and another for charitable organizations.

Please review the information below and proceed to complete the appropriate form for your organization.


Fundraising events

Holding a silent auction, benefit, raffle or fundraising event? The Ohio State Fair is asked to support many events such as yours throughout the year, and we make every effort to accommodate as many requests as possible. In order to be considered for a donation, please ensure that you meet the guidelines below and complete the form using the link below to request your donation.

The guidelines for organizations submitting requests are listed below:

  • Must be a non-profit 
  • Must submit details including, but not limited to, event name, date, fundraising purpose, etc.
  • Must include a contact name, address, email address and phone number
  • Requests must be submitted at least 30 days prior to your event
  • Organizations are limited to one (1) request per 12-month period
  • We are unable to donate directly to individuals in need.
  • Events held during the annual Ohio State Fair will not be considered

We provide a certificate redeemable for four tickets to the Fair (limited supply granted on a first-come, first-served basis). Retail value for this package is $40. 

Click here to submit your fundraising event donation request


Charitable organizations – all requests due by July 1 annually

The Ohio State Fair also supports larger-reaching non-profit organizations who serve individuals throughout the state. Each organization distributes the tickets directly to the individuals they serve at their discretion.

We are only able to donate to non-profit organizations; proof is required.

Please submit your request using the link below.

After July 1, we will distribute the tickets as evenly as possible based on the number of requests and total tickets we are allotted.

The organizations receiving tickets will receive communication from us along with their tickets and instructions on following up with us after the Fair (including instructions to send a list of the ticket numbers used, which employee distributed them and returning any unused tickets).

We are proud to be part of our community and appreciate all of the visitors who continue to support us every year!

Click here to submit your organization’s ticket donation request