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“Congress Horse Show”

The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair
Ranked #20 of 152 things to do in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Edmond, OK
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Congress Horse Show”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Always fun...this is a hugh horse show every year. It is a little confusing at first knowing how to get around, but once you get the main buildings memorized it is not a problem.

Visited October 2013
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Flatwoods, Kentucky, United States
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Ohio State Fair; a family tradition”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

The 2 of us first visited the state fair in the early 70s and it has become a yearly tradition for 3 generations. If we can get a great day in August, there is no better way to spend several hours with the family. The grandchildren love the rides and "fair fare" once a year is fun for the adults. The funnel cakes, corn dogs, barbecue, and roasted corn just tastes better on the midway. We never miss the butter exhibit or horse shows. The animal barns are a "treat"; especially when the animals "treats" have been cleared out before we arrive. The commercial areas offer some unique items to bring home as fair memorabilia.

Visited February 2013
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Maryvile, TN
2 reviews
“Congress Horse Show”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Need a little better map of the fairgrounds. The place is huge! Perfect for the show. Great accomadtions for the horses.

Visited October 2013
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Thornville, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ohio State Fair”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Perfect weather, excellent food and rides. Parking is average for any large gathering, but they are practiced and ready.

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Stow, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“Oktoberfest 2013 , phenomenal”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Family and I had a blast . Our 1st time to the event . So well run it was flawless other than a few restroom issues. We ate some fantastic food , drank good beer and picked up some great gifts from the vendors area. Love the tickets for food and beer instead of people juggling money at each concession. The lines move quickly with the ticket method , all outside events should adopt the same. So good we already are planning to return next year.

Visited September 2013
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