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General Information

Dates

Hours of Operation

Admission gates - 9 am - 10 pm, except Aug. 3 until 8 pm

Gate Admission Prices

Rides

10 am - 11 pm (open until midnight Fridays and Saturdays)

$1 coupons - most kiddie rides require one coupon; super kiddie and spectacular rides require two coupons; super spectacular rides require three coupons. Special ride-all-day wristbands are available for $23.

Discounts on Admissions and Ride Wristbands

Save on gate admission prices with $6 tickets available through Aug. 3 at Kroger, participating AAA locations with AAA membership and Ticketmaster outlets. Purchase ride-all-day wristband vouchers (to be redeemed at the Fair for a wristband) for $20 at Kroger stores and Ticketmaster outlets through July 22 only.

Conditions for Admission

The safety of our fairgoers, exhibitors and employees is our number one priority. In an effort to ensure the highest level of safety and security, please do not bring any illegal weapons or substances to the Fair. Prior to entry, you will be asked to walk through a magnetometer. Purses, backpacks, book bags, coolers, strollers, etc. are permitted, but are subject to search. You may bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Glass bottles and containers are not permitted on grounds. Bag searches will be conducted for guests entering concerts and events in the WCOL Celeste Center.

Parking

$5 per vehicle; easy access to AAA Parking Lots from I-71 at the 17th Avenue exit and the Hudson Street exit at Silver Drive. Handicapped parking available. Ride the complimentary AAA Courtesy Shuttles to and from the main entrance gate and your vehicle.

Accessibility

The Ohio State Fair provides a number of facilities and accommodations so fairgoers with disabilities can have a comfortable and enjoyable visit. Buildings and most restrooms are handicap accessible. Both motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs can be rented near the main entrances of the Fair. ASL signed interpretation is provided at most WCOL Celeste Center performances. Assisted listening devices are available for use free of charge at the WCOL Celeste Center, Main Street Stage presented by CD102.5 and Gazebo Stage. Visitors must leave a photo ID.

Stroller, Wagon, Wheelchair and Locker Rentals

Available at the Cardinal and OHIO Gates. Stroller: $10/day; wagon: $15/day; manual wheelchair: $25/day; electric cart: $50/day, $35 after 5 pm; lockers: $1/day. Supplies are limited and available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis.

Park & Pin

Don't forget where you parked your car. Download the free Ohio State Fair mobile app on your iPhone or Android phone before you arrive or in the parking lot. You'll be able to use GPS technology to "pin" your parking spot and easily find your vehicle after a full day of fun at the Fair.

Pet policy

Pets are not permitted on the grounds during the Fair with the exception of service dogs or animals approved as part of an exhibition or competition (such as livestock and 4-H events). Service animals are those that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.

Lost and Found

Our lost and found office during the Ohio State Fair is organized and managed by the Highway Patrol and is located on grounds near Gate 3 at the north end of the Mountain Dew Midway. Their phone number is (614) 466-6666.

Lost Children

The Ohio State Highway Patrol staffs a booth at both of the main gates (Cardinal and OHIO Gates) entrances with "Lost Kid Tags". The tags help identify the child if he or she gets separated from his or her parents. You can also call the Highway Patrol headquarters at (614) 466-6666 for more information.

AEP Ohio On-Grounds Energy Efficiency Express Shuttle

10 am - 10 pm

Makes frequent stops around the perimeter of the grounds for free.

First Aid Center

10 am - 11 pm (open until midnight Fridays and Saturdays)

Basic first aid is provided; located on the east side of the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort Building.

Nursing Center

The Ohio State Fair has a private room where mothers can breastfeed their children and change their diapers located in our First Aid Center located on the east side of the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort Building. Family-friendly, ADA compliant restrooms are located in the JD Equipment Taft Coliseum.

Banking services

ATMs are located throughout the Fair for your convenience. Please refer to the Fair map for specific locations.

Recycling at the Fair

Please look for specially-marked recycling containers to deposit your recyclable plastic bottles, cans, cardboard and paper

Camping (Fair Only)

Long-term (entire Fair) - north and east lots

Lots are full hook-up. Reservations must be accepted and paid for in advance ($350/duration of Fair) upon completion of the Recreational Vehicle Camping Permit Application available at ohiostatefair.com.

Short-term (temporary) - west lot

Available on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations accepted. Water and electric provided; some lots full hook-up provided. The charge is $35 per night.

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Get Involved

Want to participate in next yearŐs Fair? Visit ohiostatefair.com to get involved by entering one of the hundreds of competitions or becoming one of our valued seasonal employees.

Plan your Day at the Fair

An up-to-date schedule of events and activities at the Fair is available online at ohiostatefair.com or by downloading the free Ohio State Fair Food Finder app available for iPhone and Android. Upon arrival, you can pick up a daily schedule and map.

Free Mobile App

Download the Ohio State Fair Food Finder for iPhone or Android for free today! It features maps, daily schedules, Fair updates and the Food Finder for locating the mouthwatering Fair food you canŐt resist. It can even help you find your car with the special ŇPark & PinÓ feature.

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