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The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211-2494
+1 614-644-3247
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Opening day at Ohio State Fair

A great time for the whole family with plenty of exhibits,shopping,4 H projects,animals,amusement... read more

Reviewed today
Sabina, Ohio
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Fun place to spend at least half a day in Columbus

Been going to the Ohio State Fair almost every year since I was a little kid. There are discount... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Columbus, Ohio
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The 360-acre Ohio Expo Center is one of the most dynamic event venues in the Midwest. Located in the heart of Columbus, its 20-building complex provides more than one million square feet of event space under multiple roofs, complemented with parking for 14,000 vehicles. The Ohio Expo Center has been home to the famed Ohio State Fair since 1886.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211-2494
+1 614-644-3247
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Reviewed today via mobile

A great time for the whole family with plenty of exhibits,shopping,4 H projects,animals,amusement rides,& delicious foods of all kinds. This Fairgrounds is huge and it's got something to see from one end to the other. Our family looks forward to visiting every year. Don't forget...More

Thank foxbontrips
Reviewed 2 days ago

Been going to the Ohio State Fair almost every year since I was a little kid. There are discount tickets available at Kroger grocery stores service desk for both admission & rides. Also by AAA on one day purchased at the gate, and other promotions....More

Thank perrx
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family loves to visit the Ohio State Fair each year to soak up the fun atmosphere and marvel at the not so dietary cuisines. Great family fun!

Thank James K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to this fairgrounds numerous years for the GoodGuys event. Very spacious. Well maintained. Clean rest rooms. Air conditioned event indoor buildings. Typically very hot due to lots of pavement.

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great venue for Goodguys car show. Kind of a pain to get into if there is a wreck near entrance. The most food vendors I ever saw.

Thank cleve608
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

20th annual PPG. I have been attending this show for 9 years!!! Great Show. So many cars, stay the weekend. Auto cross, swap meet, and vendors. Easton Towne Center. Must see!

Thank Brittnyenrick
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This State Fair has something for everyone. Always voted as one of the best State Fairs in the nation. For the handicapped, they have wheelchair and scooter rental for a fee. My favorite places to eat when it comes to food vendors are Tracey's (Foot...More

Thank gsashburn
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The Ohio State Fair is a fun and enjoyable activity for the entire family. You will find it all at the fair. There is a large midway with numerous amusement park rides. Numerous agriculture exhibits and fast food for all. Great entertainment at reasonable prices....More

Thank williammZ222ZR
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The event we went to was not on the sign, and when you paid your parking fee they couldn't be bothered telling you where it was. Graduation going on it took 25 minuets to find the building and then 45 minuets to get out because...More

Thank HalloweenMuseum
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Not so easy to get to or out of with limited road access. Large space with plenty of AC and places to sit. If you have a handicap placard and get there early enough you should be able to park really close.

Thank beckerde
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30 May 2016|
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Response from LARRY B | Reviewed this property |
The fair is a once a year event, but the OHIO historical society museum is open 7 days a week. It is in the same area as the fair. It's a wonderful place to visit to get in out of the heat or rain.
17 March 2016|
Response from Vicky H |
I believe that all seating in the beef expo is bleacher type seating without backs. It's been a few years since I spent a lot of time in this arena so there may have been some changes but I wouldn't count on it
Krishna C
28 September 2015|
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Response from Alicia S | Property representative |
The Ohio State Fair will be held next summer, July 27 - August 7, 2016. As we get closer to the Fair, a full schedule of events will be posted on the Ohio State Fair website. If you are interested in learning more about the... More