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Ohio State Fair



Admission Gate Hours
  • Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., except Sunday, Aug. 6, when admission gates close at 6 p.m.


  • TBD

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Make memories that will last a lifetime at the Ohio State Fair, July 26 - August 6! Experience all your favorite traditions: visit the famed butter cow and calf, be greeted by Smokey Bear, see baby animals being born, and listen to the sounds of the All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir.Don’t miss the free petting zoo, live music, livestock shows, entertainment stages, impressive magicians, an Ohio arts gallery, wholesome family-friendly shows, pop-up entertainment performances, costumed characters, award-winning crafts, and an eight-acre natural resources park with free youth fishing!

All event dates, times and prices are subject to change without notice by the Ohio Expo Center. The event sites linked to by the Ohio Expo Center are developed by people over whom the Ohio Expo Center exercises no control. These private pages may contain information that some people may find objectionable, inappropriate, or offensive. The Ohio Expo Center is not responsible for unintended or objectionable content and assumes no responsibility for the content of any site linked to from our website.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Guests should only visit the Ohio Expo Center & State Fair after evaluating their own health risks. Your entry onto the Ohio Expo Center & State Fair property constitutes your understanding of these risks, and you voluntarily assume such risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and any other communicable diseases. The Ohio Expositions Commission cannot be held liable if you contract COVID-19 or other communicable diseases. Help protect yourself by following safety protocols, and state and local public health mandates.

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