Go beyond the fun with learning opportunities at the Fair. Swing by the Youth Center for dozens of educational displays, demonstrations and competitions.


Visit the Ag is Cool interactive education stations across the grounds to learn how agriculture is a part of your daily life and do cool things like milk a real cow!


You can pet exotic animals in the free petting zoo, get up close and personal with livestock, see Ohio’s native wildlife in Natural Resources Park, watch baby animals being born in the OVMA Veterinary Education Center and gaze at amazing bears at Welde’s Big Bear Show presented by Printing Industries of Ohio • N. Kentucky!


Take a tour of the Cox Fine Arts Center and adjacent Youth Arts area to learn about the various media used and the impact of arts in Ohio. Or, stroll through the DiSalle Creative Arts Center presented by Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores to peruse various handcrafts and works of art created by Ohioans.


Visit an authentic Civil War Camp to discover how Ohio played a role in the Civil War. You’ll experience everything about soldiers’ lives during the Civil War, including how they prepared meals, passed time and made weaponry while at war.


Learn all about science, technology, engineering and math at the Youth Center! The whole family will love fun extreme hands-on science experimentation, air-powered dragster races and rocket-making!