When: Wednesday, July 27 - Sunday, August 7, 2022; Hours 9 am – 10 pm.
Where: Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH
Directions: Take I-71 North or South to 17th Avenue/Exit 111 to the Ohio Expo Center fairgrounds.
Watch for the next Ohio State Fair to return in 2022 beginning on Wednesday, July 27 to Sunday, August 7, 2022.
With 11 full days of attractions, food and entertainment, attendance for the
fair has been upwards of 800,000 visitors for several years now, and hopefully will continue to grow.
The Ohio State Fair is traditionally one of the most well-received and well attended state
fairs in the USA -- and for good reason.
2022 Ohio State Fair concert lineup
Every year, the concert lineup is one of the most anticipated announcements from event organizers, featuring a list of star headliners scheduled to appear at the fair.
In the past, the lineup has included such stars as Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Melissa Ehteridge and Kelly Pickler, to name only a few.
Concert tickets go on sale ranging from $20 - $75. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and include admission to the Fair.
The 2022 Ohio State Fair concert lineup includes
Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Ice Cube, and more
Juy 27 Kidz Bop 6;30pm
July 28 Toby Keith 7pm
July 29 Foreigner - The Greatest Hits 7:30pm
July 30 Nelly 7pm
Dru Hill / Raheem DeVaughn
August 1 Zach Williams 7pm
August 2 Scotty McCreery 7:30pm
August 3 Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias 7pm
August 4 Ice Cube 7pm
August 5 Willie Nelson 7:30pm
August 6 Lakeside / Con Funk Shun
Another particularly popular attraction at the modern Ohio State Fair is the All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir, which was first established in 1963 and provides part of the free live entertainment for the fair every year.
All about the Ohio State Fair
The original fair, which dates to just before the year 1850, was a three day event that showcased blue-ribbon livestock and cattle from miles around, along with the best of regional recipes and local entertainment.
As the fair grew, it became more and more popular and it wasn't long until entertainment was a major part of the fair. Soon enough there were kid's attractions, live music, and a Queen of the Fair contest.
Food, old-fashioned family fun, and midway thrills await at this year's Ohio State Fair.
Today, the fair is a modern mega-event with athletic competitions such as martial arts, boxing, cheerleading, and BMX stunts, along with food tastings, live music, monster amusement park rides, and exhibitors making up just a portion of the huge variety of entertainment options available.
Animals, of course, are still a huge part of the fair (don't miss the annual pig races!) which can be found either winning ribbons or fascinating kids and adults alike in the hands-on petting zoo.
Tickets to the fair traditionally range from $10 for adults to $8 for kids and seniors, with children under 5 allowed in free.
2022 Ohio State Fair - Check out the official site with information on admission and ticket prices, nearby hotels, current lineup of competitions, concerts, entertainment, and attractions with directions, map,
Experience the Ohio
State Fair - Check out this guide with a brief overview plus more detailed information on what to see, getting around, and staying safe.
Ohio State Fair - Wikipedia - Complete information on the history of the fairgrounds including a timeline of major highlights from 1853-present, photos, resources.