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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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Great fair, easy parking, friendly staff! Good food and reasonably priced. A great time wa had by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mitch W
Rock Hill, South Carolina
via mobile
A little something for everyone

One of the best state fairs I have been to. Many different foods to choose from, as well as... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Chillicothe, 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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211-2494
+1 614-644-3247
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fair, easy parking, friendly staff! Good food and reasonably priced. A great time wa had by all!

Thank Mitch W
Reviewed 17 August 2017

One of the best state fairs I have been to. Many different foods to choose from, as well as attractions. Helicopter rides, pig races, petting zoo, a parade with the Ohio State Fair band,,lots of security, antique tractors. Plenty of booths for information and free...More

Thank ro19602001
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We go to the state fair every year. Love spending the whole day. This year really enjoyed the acrobatic show. Always have to see the butter cow and eat ice cream. I enjoy the creativity and artistry of the quilts and cakes. Of course love...More

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

First time at the State Fair. It was Ok, but now that I have been there, I do not need to go back. Felt like I was just at a huge County Fair...same food, same people, same trinkets for sale.

Thank Vickie H
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed. My day at The Ohio State Fair today. There is so much to see and do this year. The food was great. I walked 19,000 steps and enjoyed everyone.

Thank eobert
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Great fair. So many attractions and exhibits . Shows, rides, food. The fair book has the top 5 fair foods to try.

Thank Fontaine1573
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I had not been to the Ohio State Fair in over 15 years. What a fun day! The cost was very reasonable. We actually had tickets to see the group For King & Country at 7pm. The tickets cost $30 and included the concert as...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Come early in the week to see horses, cows, pigs, fowl and plants. See Ohio's agriculture showcased. Love to eat in Taste of Ohio (the round, old ODOT building) that has yummy pork, beef, and chicken, served inside in the A/C and outdoor patio. The...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 1 August 2017

A good place to go with family and friends. A huge variety of food, a variety of rides and you can see some animals. The pig race was the best!

Thank Patusp
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We love the State Fair. We go to see the horses, art expo, and of course for some fair food. There are always a lot of different things to see and do. I would definitely recommend it. Oh, and Veterans get in free!

Thank RandomShops
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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
29 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