Conditions for Admission

The safety of our fairgoers, exhibitors and employees is our number one priority. In an effort to ensure the highest level of safety and security, please do not bring any illegal weapons or substances to the Fair. Prior to entry, you will be asked to walk through a magnetometer. Purses, backpacks, book bags, coolers, strollers, etc. are permitted, but are subject to search. Several items are expressly prohibited at the Ohio State Fair, including: the use of bicycles in non-parking areas, the possession or use of Segways/hoverboards, and the use of unmanned aircraft systems (drones). Bicycle parking racks are located at the Cardinal Gate, OHIO Gate and Gate 10 (17th Avenue).  You may bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Glass bottles and containers are not permitted on grounds.

Buildings

Brown Building
This arena is home to all sheep exhibits and shows.

Ag-Pro Companies Taft Coliseum
Many horse shows take place in this facility. In addition, the Grand Drive events and Sale of Champions will take place in this arena.

Cooper Arena
Dairy cattle judging during the Fair happens in this arena.

Dairy Products Building
Featuring the famous butter cow and sculpture, this building has been a Fair tradition since 1903. Your favorite dairy products are featured here.

Denny Hales Arena
Dog agility, the general livestock judging contest and select pre-Fair horse shows are held in this open-air pavilion.

Gilligan Livestock Complex
This complex houses the horse and dairy cattle exhibits, as well as a functioning milking parlor. An air-conditioned restaurant, Ranahan’s, is attached.

O’Neill Building
The swine exhibits are showcased in this building.

Rabbit and Poultry Pavilion
Roosters crow to wake the grounds at this pavilion, home to rabbits, chickens and educational exhibits.

Rhodes Center
This facility will be home to various 4-H competitions at this year’s Fair.

Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center
This expansive building is home to goat exhibits and educational activities.

Lausche Youth Center
Competitions, projects and displays from youth organizations including Ohio 4-H, and Girl Scouts will be featured.