Free Shows

All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir
The Rat Pack is Back
Sale of Champions

List of acts

The Beach Boys
Wed., July 25, 2018, 7 pm
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 18 at 10 am
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Reba McEntire
Thurs., July 26, 2018, 7 pm
$55, $65
Nearly sold out: very few single seats remain available
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TLC / En Vogue
Fri., July 27, 2018, 7 pm
$30, $25
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 18 at 10 am
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The Commodores
Sat., July 28, 2018, 7 pm
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Trevor Noah
Sun., July 29, 2018, 7:30 pm
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All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir Concert*
Sun., July 29, 2018, 1 pm
Free (no tickets required)

Casting Crowns
Mon., July 30, 2018, 7 pm
Tickets on sale now
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The Rat Pack is Back*
Tues., July 31, 2018, 12:30 pm
Free (no tickets required)

Tues., July 31, 2018, 6:30 pm
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Brothers Osborne
Wed., August 1, 2018, 7 pm
$25, $35
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Jeff Dunham
Thurs., August 2, 2018, 7 pm
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Lee Brice
Friday, August 3, 2018, 7 pm
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Styx / Cheap Trick
Sat., August 4, 2018, 7 pm
$35, $45
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Sale of Champions Livestock Auction*
Sun., August 5, 2018, 2 pm
Free (no tickets required)

*Tickets are not required for this event.
Concert tickets purchased before arriving at the Fair include Fair admission. Concerts are held in the WCOL Celeste Center.

How to buy tickets

The following options are available to purchase tickets:

Please note that Ticketmaster no longer offers retail outlets. Tickets must be purchased either online or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Concert tickets purchased before arriving at the Fair include Fair admission. Unless otherwise noted, there is a limit of eight tickets per person, per show on the first day of sale.

Seating Chart

Click here to view the Celeste Center Seating Chart.


Please be cautious when considering using online auction sites, as these tickets cannot be verified as authentic tickets. The Ohio Expositions Commission will not be responsible for fraudulent sales or the illegal duplication or sale of tickets, and does not encourage ticket re-sales.

Will Call

If you have purchased tickets to be picked up at “will call,” they will be available at the WCOL Celeste Center Box Office. Because you have purchased tickets in advance, your Fair admission is still included for the day of the show. By 10 am each morning, each entry gate will have a list of names of the people who have their tickets at will call. If your name is on the list, they will let you and the total number in your party of tickets purchased into the Fair at no charge. It is advised that you bring your ticket purchase confirmation just in case there are any issues. You can pick up your actual concert ticket at the WCOL Celeste Center Box Office Will Call window any time after 1 pm on the day of show.

Ohio State Fair – Celeste Center Details and Information


Take I-71 to 17th Avenue exit. Follow signs to Fair parking. The Celeste Center is located inside the Ohio Expo Center grounds east of the Bricker MarketPlace Building.


Ample parking – $5.00 charge.

Public Transportation
For COTA bus schedule information, call 614-228-1776 or visit

Box Office Numbers

General Info and Concert Fair information:
614-644-FAIR (3247)
or 1-888-OHO-EXPO

Box Office Hours

Open during the Fair only:
Monday through Sunday – 10am to 8pm

Types of Payment Accepted

The Box Office accepts Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Will Call

The Will Call Window at Celeste Center is open from 12pm (noon) until the end of the show on the day of the show only. Customers will need driver’s license and confirmation number.

For shows which include gate admission, enter at any gate – a Will Call list will be present at each entry point.

Accessible Seating

Special seating is available for guests with disabilities. Accessible seating can be purchased directly from Ticketmaster by toggling the switch with the wheelchair icon or selecting a seat with a wheelchair icon. For additional questions or to purchase accessible seats by phone, please call Ticketmaster Customer Service (800-745-3000)

ASL signed interpretation is provided upon request (subject to artist’s approval). To request ASL signed interpretation, please call 888-OHO-EXPO (888-646-3976) at least 5 days prior to show date. If no request is made 5 days before the show date, a signer will not be available.

General Rules

CAMERAS: The use of cameras will be determined on a show by show basis.

RECORDING DEVICES: The USE of video recorders & tape recorders IS prohibited.

PROHIBITED ITEMS: Laser pointers, smoking, “selfie sticks”

Children Rules

Children age 3 and older MUST have a ticket.

Children under 3 who require a separate seat must have a ticket. Children 2 and under who are able to sit on a lap may do so without a ticket.


Tickets for paid events at the Celeste Center include admission to the fair when purchased in advance. Please read the ticket information carefully.











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