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 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)
(business office)
(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

Musical Entertainment at Outdoor Stages
We are no longer accepting materials for the 2019 Fair. Promotional materials from artists and bands wanting to play at the 2020 Ohio State Fair will be accepted in September and October of 2019 only.

Non-Musical Entertainment at Outdoor Stages and Roving Entertainment
Promotional materials from non-musical entertainers wanting to play at the 2019 Ohio State Fair were accepted between September and December of 2018 only. All non-music related entertainers wishing to be considered for the 2020 Ohio State Fair may email a promotional packet to Mark Sparks of Triangle Talent, Inc. at between September and December of 2019 only. After this time, no materials will be accepted.

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

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