When: Wednesday, July 24 - Sunday, August 4, 2024; 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 to Columbus this year on Wednesday, July 24 to Sunday, August 4, 2024.
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.
2024 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.
Tickets usually go on sale beginning in February at Ticketmaster.
The 2023 Ohio State Fair concert lineup
featured Ludicris and Tyler Hubbard.
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 but little of the razzle-dazzle we know today!
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.
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.
Food, old-fashioned family fun, and midway thrills await at this year's Ohio State Fair.
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.
2024 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.