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General Ohio State Fair Information

2013 Ohio State Fair Info


General Ohio State Fair Information
Copyright: The Ohio State Fair
The Ohio State Fair is one of those events you really have to see to believe. To experience the fair is to experience fun, entertainment, food, learning, rides, music, art and more. Every year, tens of thousands of people from around the world pour into Columbus for several days of fair greatness.

Where: Ohio Expo and State Fair grounds; 717 East 17th Avenue; Columbus Ohio (I-71 to the 17th Ave. exit is your best bet)

Phone: (614) 644-3247 (Recorded Info); TDD: (614) 644-4009

Dates:July 24 - August 4, 2013

Time: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., except August 5 until 8 p.m.

Costs and Discounts


Adults (ages 13-59): $10

Youth (ages 5-12): $8

Senior (ages 60+): $8

Children under five: free

Ohio State Fair Discount Tickets & Discount Days

Check out our listing of Headliner and concerts.

Getting Around: Stroller, Wagon, Wheelchair & Locker Rental

You may rent strollers ($9), wagons ($13), wheelchairs ($15), electric carts ($50), and lockers ($1) on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scenes from the Ohio State Fair

The free State Fair Shuttle Express makes frequent stops around the perimeter of the grounds.

Other Things to Note

-Purses, backpacks, book bags, coolers, strollers, etc. are permitted and subject to search.
-No alcohol is permitted.
-Keep an eye out for specially-marked recycling containers around the Fair grounds for cans, plastic bottles, etc.

Ohio State Fair Events + Activities

Social Networking and the Ohio State Fair

The fair has gone social! Be sure to text "Fair" to 82672 to receive daily schedules, use the "Fair Food Finder" and receive coupons directly to your phone!

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