July 26, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
ShowPlace Pavilion
Come out and watch some pickleball through competitions or try your hand at it through demos. Both kids and adults can participate in this game, which is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches high at the center. It is easy for beginners to learn and can develop into a fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Wrestling Tournament – Folkstyle / Freestyle / Greco

July 27 – 28, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Buckeye Sports Center
With a large number of age divisions for men, women and children, there’s no match for this folkstyle and freestyle competition. Fairgoers will be pinned to their seats while watching the excitement.

Baton Twirling

July 28, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Buckeye Sports Center
Since 1966, baton twirlers have brightened up the Fair. Competitions include solo baton twirlers, duets/pairs, parade corps, twirling teams, dance twirl teams and show teams.

Columbus Recreation & Parks Amateur Boxing Tournament 

July 31 – Aug. 2 (6 pm – 11 pm); Aug. 3 (Noon – 5 pm), ShowPlace Pavilion
Held under sanction of the Ohio Association of United States Amateur Boxing, this is sure to be a big hit.
Please note: Per USA boxing rules: All boxers must have pre-bout physical prior to registration. Thanks, see you there.


New Ohio Wrestling (NOW) Matches

Aug. 2, 1 – 3 p.m.; Aug. 3, 7 – 11 p.m.
Showplace Pavilion
This WWE-inspired wrestling company is new this year, showcasing family-friendly, professional wrestling matches.

Cheerleading & Dance Competitions

Aug. 4, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Buckeye Sports Center
Cheerleaders from all over Ohio perform routines of cheers, gymnastics and dance to compete for top titles in this AmeriCheer/AmeriDance event.

Slinging Aces Cornhole Tournament

Aug. 4, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Buckeye Sports Center
This doubles competition will allow teams to go head-to-head in a double-elimination tournament.