Get those penny loafers, bell bottom jeans and big hairdos ready – Thursday, Aug. 6 at the Ohio State Fair is #ThrowbackThursday! To celebrate this timeless tradition, we’re having some pretty sweet deals that will give you a blast from the past. Enjoy FREE parking (usually $5) and $1 small fountain sodas at select locations throughout the Fair from 11 am to 2 pm on Aug. 6 only!

Our #TBT concert is Hairapalooza featuring Hair Band legends Great White, Vixen and Lynch Mob. See these three rockin’ performances for just $20 at the WCOL Celeste Center at 7 pm. Tickets are still available and include Fair admission for the day when purchased in advance.

Win FREE Hairapalooza tickets by posting your #OSFThrowback!


Do you have some old, funny pictures at the Ohio State Fair that you’d like to share with the world? Participate in our #OSFThrowback Contest and you’ll have a chance at winning some cool prizes! From July 20 – 22, post your best Ohio State Fair throwback pictures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, tag the Ohio State Fair and use the hashtag #OSFThrowback. One lucky participant will win 4 tickets to see Hairapalooza at the Ohio State Fair and will have their photo featured on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles on Aug. 6, #ThrowbackThursday at Fair. In addition, everyone who enters will have a chance to be featured on our website!

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to enter:

  • Upload your photo and tag the Ohio State Fair on any of the following social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  • Include approximately which year of the Fair the photo was taken.
  • Use the hashtag #OSFThrowback.

Good luck and we can’t wait see you all at the Fair on #ThrowbackThursday!

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