When: Wednesday, July 26 - Sunday, August 6, 2023; 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 2023 on Wednesday, July 26 to Sunday, August 6, 2023.
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.
2023 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 - $75. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and include admission to the Fair.
Tickets will be available beginning February 24, 2023 at Ticketmaster.
Kids BOP Never Stop Live Tour
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Third Eye Blind with The Main Squeeze
Friday, July 28, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.:
Keith Sweat with special guest Ginuwine
Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
Joining the 2023 Ohio State Fair
are Ludicris and Styx.
Yung Gravy with bbno$
Sunday, July 30, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.:
Monday, July 31, 2023 at 7 p.m.:
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
Styx with special guest Foghat
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Tyler Hubbard with special guest Matt Stell
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023 at 7 p.m
Friday, August 4, 2023 at at 7:30 p.m.
Lindsey Stirling with Walk Off The Earth
Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 7 p.m.
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.
2023 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.