The Fair kicked off this Wednesday, July 24 and the first weekend is upon us! Plan an outing to the Fair this weekend, where you’ll find plenty of fun, family-friendly activities.

Free entertainment stages
Great musicians, jugglers and hypnotists are just a few of the exciting performers that you’ll see on the Fair’s free entertainment stages. Take a stroll down to the Natural Resources Park amphitheater and enjoy the famed lumberjack show or to see Retriever Dogs in Action!

Animals galore
Whether you browse through the livestock projects showcased by Ohio’s youth, make some new friendsat the free petting zoo, go for a camel ride or check out the Sea Lion Splash show, you’ll encounter plenty of animals at the Ohio State Fair.

Educational activities
From interactive agricultural education such as milking a cow at the Fair’s “Ag is Cool” stations to fun physics experiments in the Youth Center to learning about history at the Civil War Encampment, there are plenty of activities that will have you leaving the Fair feeling great about the things you learned.

Take a spin, twirl, dip or turn on one of the more than 70 rides for kids and adults at the Fair in one of our two primary ride areas: Kiddieland or the Mountain Dew Midway. 

Nearly everyone has a favorite Fair food. What is yours? Come and sample delicious Ohio products, deep-fried treats and tasty food served on a stick. 

Stick around and end the night with a bang as we light up the sky with a fireworks show at approximately 9:45 p.m. nightly (except for Aug. 4, when there are no fireworks).

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