Plan your event at the Ohio Expo Center

We would love to chat with you to help plan your next event at the Ohio Expo Center! Please give us a call at 614-644-4038 or send an email to k.amspaugh@expo.ohio.gov to get the conversation started.

By mail:

The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair
Attn: Rental Department
717 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211

By phone:

888-OHO-EXPO (toll-free)
614-644-3247 (business office)
614-466-8346 (rental office)

By fax:

1-614-644-4031

By email:

For general information questions:
General Information – info@expo.ohio.gov

For information on year-round building rentals or upcoming events:
Expo Rental Department – k.amspaugh@expo.ohio.gov

For information on employment at the Ohio Expo Center & State Fair:
Personnel Office – s.weyrick@expo.ohio.gov

Ohio State Fair information

Vendors
For Fair concession, exhibit and attraction opportunities:
Fair Rental Department

Musical Entertainment at Outdoor Stages
We are no longer accepting materials for the 2018 Fair. Promotional materials from artists and bands wanting to play at the 2018 Ohio State Fair were accepted in September and October of 2017 only. If you are interested in being considered for the 2019 Ohio State Fair, please check back in September 2018.

Non-Musical Entertainment at Outdoor Stages and Roving Entertainment
Promotional materials from non-musical entertainers wanting to play at the 2017 Ohio State Fair will be accepted between September and December of 2016 only. All non-music related entertainers wishing to be considered for the Ohio State Fair may email a promotional packet to Mark Sparks of Triangle Talent, Inc. at msparks@triangletalent.com between September and December of 2016 only. After this time, no materials will be accepted.

Agricultural competitions and activities
To review a Agriculture, Horticulture & Floriculture, Livestock, or a Horse Show exhibitor information packet click here. Please email Livestock & Agriculture or call 614-644-4029 with any questions.

Other competitions and activities
To review Academic Competitions/Demonstrations, Arts & Crafts, Fine Arts, Sports Programs, Youth Organizations/Programs (non-livestock), and Special Activities & Attractions, click here.  Please email Special Events or call 614-644-4043 with any comments, suggestions, or recommendations for new events/competitions/demonstrations/bands, etc. at the Ohio State Fair.