Couple on Skyglider at the Ohio State Fair (photo courtesy of Ohio State Fair)

Ohio State Fair Guide

Plan your visit with our guide to what’s new, what’s cool and what you’ll want to be sure to see, eat and do between now and Aug. 6. 

The Ohio State Fair returns for another year of fun for all ages, July 26 through Aug. 6. Browse our guide to some of the Instagram-worthy spots, live shows to put on your calendar, cant miss attractions to check out and delicious foods to dig into as you stroll the midway. Browse from the categories below to put together your itinerary before visiting the fair this year. For more information about the Ohio State Fair, visit

Cardinal Gate
Ohio State Fair: Iconic Spots
From the Cardinal Gate’s namesake to the Dairy Products Building’s iconic butter creations, here are four famous spots you'll want to visit (and snap a quick photo) at the fair.

Flamin' Hot Cheeto Corn Dog
Ohio State Fair Food Guide 
From sandwiches that celebrate our state's farmers to more than three dozen food items new to the fair this year, here's a sampler of what you can dig into.

Pig races (courtesy of Ohio State Fair)
Ohio State Fair Animal Attractions
From racing pigs to grand champion livestock, no visit to the Ohio State Fair is complete without taking a closer look at the animals you’ll find there.

Land & Living Building
Ohio State Fair: Where to Cool Off
When the midday sun starts to blaze, it’s time to look for a little shade. Here are spots to chill out and discover some really cool things.

Clint Black (courtesy of Ohio State Fair)
Ohio State Fair Concerts and Shows
From ticketed marquee concerts by Clint Black, Third Eye Blind and Keith Sweat to the All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir, the Ohio State Fair offers a full lineup of great music.