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 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)
614-644-4038 (rental office)

By fax:


By email:

For general information questions:
General Information –

For information on year-round building rentals or upcoming events:
Expo Rental Department –

For information on employment at the Ohio Expo Center & State Fair:
Personnel Office –

Ohio State Fair information

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

Entertainment Booking
The 2021 Ohio State Fair was canceled. Most artists, bands and entertainers that were booked for the 2020 Fair are being re-booked for the 2022 Fair as schedules permit. Therefore, we will not be accepting any promotional materials for the 2022 Fair. Please check back in the fall of 2022 for booking information for the 2023 Ohio State Fair.

Agricultural competitions and activities
To review Agriculture, Horticulture & Floriculture, Livestock, or a Horse Show exhibitor information packet click here. Please email 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, please visit Please email with any comments, suggestions, or recommendations for new events/competitions/demonstrations, etc. at the Ohio State Fair.