The Ohio State Fair is one of the largest state fairs in the United States. In 2015, attendance was 982,305, the fair’s highest 12-day attendance on record. The event is held in Columbus, Ohio in late July/early August. As estimated in a 2011 economic impact study conducted by Saperstein & Associates, the state fair contributes approximately 68.5 million dollars to the state’s economy.
From the very first 3-day fair in 1850 in Cincinnati to the 12-day exposition of today. The Ohio State Fair has celebrated Ohio’s products, its people and their accomplishments for more than 160 years.