July 24–August 4, 9am–11pmWhere
Ohio Expo Center 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH
Get ready for the Ohio State Fair, July 24 – Aug. 4, a favorite family tradition since 1850. Enjoy a variety of activities including the famed butter cow, interactive educational exhibits, The Human Cannonball Thrill Show, free entertainment stages, a petting zoo, a fine arts exhibition, mouthwatering food, farm animals, Flippin – The Aerial and Acrobatic Spectacular, live music, strolling performers, agricultural competitions, fun rides, an 8-acre natural resources park with free kiddie fishing and more.
Nationwide Donahey Land & Living Building, Presented by Ohio Farm Bureau
This highly interactive exhibit is packed with agricultural education activities the whole family can enjoy. Visitors will see, experience and learn about caring for animals on the farm, how science and technology are helping farmers produce safe food while enhancing our environmental resources, how scientists are researching solutions to our biggest food and farming challenges, plus how young people can have careers in agriculture. Visitors can experience planting crops in a tractor simulator, shopping in an interactive grocery store, and families can record their State Fair memories with a free photograph before leaving the exhibit.
The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day of the fair, except for Aug. 4 when the fair closes early.