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The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

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Address: 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
Phone Number: +1 614-644-3247
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Description: The 360-acre Ohio Expo Center is one of the most dynamic event venues in...
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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Free admision with concert tickets!!

One of the biggest fairs in Ohio if not the biggest. Lots of rides and eats. Free entertainment through out the day. Great prices on concerts plus free admission. Hard to find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Mansfield, Ohio
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Mansfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

One of the biggest fairs in Ohio if not the biggest. Lots of rides and eats. Free entertainment through out the day. Great prices on concerts plus free admission. Hard to find food for vegans.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

$5 for parking and $10 per adult to get in. $25 per person if you want unlimited rides option. Typical carnival food. I go to multiple fairs throughout the years and do not find anything special about this one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

One of the oldest Fairs in the country! What a beautiful fairground! Amazing landscape! Our family runs a small business at the Fair since 1976! We love this place! Go see the animals! Horse show is one of my favorite! Pigs, cows, sheep's, goats, lamas, rabbits... Check out the newborn calf's! And if you are lucky you'll see the birth.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

FAIR REVIEW: Coming from someone who exhibited at the fair for more than seven years; it's fun from BOTH ends! From projects, to exhibits, rides and colorful characters in exhibit booths and stands, it is by far one of the best visits and trips. My family made an entire week of the fair when I exhibited for judging and we... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The Ohio State Fair is one of the best fairs I have been too. It is a large fair, not like many of the state fairs I have been too that were not much more than a traveling carnival. There is everything that you would want at the Ohio State Fair from food to exhibits to animals and rides. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We spent a grown up evening at the state fair and had a blast! Great acts, great food, clean atmosphere. Lots of fun! If you have the opportunity, go. You won't be disappointed, there is something for everyone.

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Pickerington, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Ohio State Fairgrounds boasts to be a 360-acre Ohio Expo Center and 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... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Ohio State fair is one of the best in the country and lasts two weeks. One of the big attractions of the Ohio State fair is the livestock, both commercial and from 4-H groups from all over Ohio. You can ride the rides all day by purchasing a bracelet so you never have to worry about buying tickets to... More 

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Valencia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Actually came to see a concert on the fairgrounds and had fun before and after the concert walking around and checking things out. Was amazed at how big it was and how much live stock there was. There is a metal detector to get in which I thought was odd.

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michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It is our yearly tradition to attend the Ohio State Fair. If you enjoy a traditional fair with animals, food, rides, exhibits, you will enjoy this fair. One of our favorite area is the Ohio State Park's Department. It is a large area with trees, butterflies, a small zoo, fishing,and exhibits. Plan a full day -- there is that much... More 

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Address: 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
Phone Number: +1 614-644-3247
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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