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Fair Dates

July 27 – Aug. 7, 2022

Gate admission prices

  • Adults (ages 13-59) – $10
  • Youth (ages 6-12) – $8
  • Senior (ages 60+) – $8
  • Children five and under – Free
  • General Parking – Free

Parking

General parking is free to fairgoers in the main lots north of the Cardinal Gate. Reserved parking is not available to the general public for purchase.

Hours of operation

  • Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., except Sunday, Aug. 7, when admission gates close at 6 p.m.

Midway Ride Hours

  • Wednesday, July 27: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 28 – 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Friday, July 29 – 11 a.m. – Midnight
  • Saturday, July 30 – 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 31 – 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 1 – 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 2 – 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 3 – 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. **Sensory-friendly morning
  • Thursday, Aug. 4 – 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 5 – 11 a.m. – Midnight
  • Saturday, Aug. 6 – 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 7 – 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Ohio State Fair Admission Ticket
Ohio State Fair Admission Ticket
Don't miss our lowest admission price of the year during the month of May! From May 1 - 31, tickets are only $6.
$6

Buy early and save!

  • Early Bird Admission – $6 (valid May 1-31) (lowest price of the year!)
  • Advance Admission – $8 (valid June 1 – July 26 only)
  • Midway ride-all-day wristbands – $25 each (through July 26 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. Several items are expressly prohibited at the Ohio State Fair, including: the use of bicycles in non-parking areas, the possession or use of Segways/hoverboards, and the use of unmanned aircraft systems (drones). You may bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Glass bottles and containers are not permitted on grounds.

Buildings

Brown Building
This arena is home to all sheep exhibits and shows.

Ag-Pro Companies Taft Coliseum
Many horse shows take place in this facility. In addition, the Grand Drive events and Sale of Champions will take place in this arena.

Steve R. Rauch, Inc. Cooper Arena
Dairy cattle judging during the Fair happens in this arena.

Dairy Products Building
Featuring the famous butter cow and sculpture, this building has been a Fair tradition since 1903. Your favorite dairy products are featured here.

Denny Hales Arena
Dog agility, the general livestock judging contest and select pre-Fair horse shows are held in this open-air pavilion.

Gilligan Livestock Complex
This complex houses the horse and dairy cattle exhibits, as well as a functioning milking parlor. An air-conditioned restaurant, Ranahan’s, is attached.

O’Neill Building
The swine exhibits are showcased in this building.

Rabbit and Poultry Pavilion
Roosters crow to wake the grounds at this pavilion, home to rabbits, chickens and educational exhibits.

Rhodes Center
This facility will be home to various 4-H competitions at this year’s Fair.

Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center
This expansive building is home to goat exhibits and educational activities.

Lausche Youth Center
Competitions, projects and displays from youth organizations including Ohio 4-H, and Girl Scouts will be featured.
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