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The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

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Great Year-Round Facilities and and Awesome State Fair

Great facilities, especially with the addition of the new buildings. The State Fair is excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JMac402
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Columbus, Ohio
Did a drive by

We checked out this place and it looks like a great place to have a fair. Its all setup and ready... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
stm1258
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Sterling, Virginia
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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...more
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717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211-2494
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great facilities, especially with the addition of the new buildings. The State Fair is excellent - definitely an experience for everyone. Fair food is good and everywhere, but my favorite place to eat is in the Taste of Ohio Cafe. The Taste of Ohio offers...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Korbel East Campground (Ohio Expo Center & State Fair) for one night in March. Almost the whole park was empty except for two long term tenets. This rv park is way to expensive for a State Fair Campground. However you have no...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked out this place and it looks like a great place to have a fair. Its all setup and ready to roll. We want to come back and check it out!

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

did not know what to expect easy to get around great exhibits great rides for the kids and kids at heart and strange food too try but thats the fun of visiting different countries

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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Wanted to see the state fair as we were travelling in the area at that time. Beach Boys concert was an added plus. The Clydesdales, of course, are amazing. This fair had more 'flea market' type of areas than others we have visited.

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Reviewed August 12, 2018

For those of you who remember the animated version of the classic children's book Charlotte's Web, Templeton the Rat sang a song about a fair being a smorgasbord of delights. That about sums up the Ohio State Fair. Lots of people, lots of animals, lots...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed August 10, 2018

After living in Ohio for years, we finally made it to the fair! Before arriving, we stopped at Kroger to purchase discount admission tickets. Reputed to be one of the largest fairs in the U.S., the fair has something for everyone; rides, midway games, livestock,...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2018

The Columbus Zoo is one of the finest in the country. More than you can see in one day. The State Fair was good but the Taste of Powell event was an evening of great food, eat and drink your fill, and dance to a...More

Thank Dennis D
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Do you have 12 days you want to spend in central Ohio? If you do, you would encounter over 900,000 visitors at the fair, ( which is greatly affected by the weather ). It runs from late July through early August. Weather is typically hot...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This was our first year camping at Korbel campgrounds and showing sheep. i think it all went pretty well

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Rspriggins
May 30, 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.
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grandmak2016
March 17, 2016|
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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
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Krishna C
September 28, 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
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