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The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

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Address: 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211-2494
Phone Number: +1 614-644-3247
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The 360-acre Ohio Expo Center is one of the most dynamic event venues in...

The 360-acre Ohio Expo Center is one of the most dynamic event venues in the Midwest. Located in the heart of Columbus, its 20-building complex provides more than one million square feet of event space under multiple roofs, complemented with parking for 14,000 vehicles. The Ohio Expo Center has been home to the famed Ohio State Fair since 1886.

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Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival

Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival November 25, 2016 - January 2, 2017 Event Navigation « Buckeye Quarter Midget RacingUnited Ford Owners Presents Fall Super Swap Meet » Ohio... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival November 25, 2016 - January 2, 2017 Event Navigation « Buckeye Quarter Midget RacingUnited Ford Owners Presents Fall Super Swap Meet » Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival November 25, 2016 – January 2, 2017 A 5-week celebration of Chinese culture will come to the Ohio Expo Center. Get ready to experience Columbus in a whole new light... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Offers something for all ages. Livestock shows, concerts, rides, food, shopping, people watching, games. Did I mention food? Many other types of entertainment, too. I believe it is the largest in the U.S.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ohio State Fair is huge! One of the largest in the U.S. We also saw 2 shows at the Expo Center (Dolly Parton & Jeff Dunham). The Expo Center itself is very old and outdated. It's literally just a cement block building with a concrete floor and folding chairs. Definitely not the best place to see a show, but... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Lots of walking here! Recommend renting a golf cart to get around the fairgrounds, otherwise, be sure to bring your hiking shoes!

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Always a good time! Good Horses, Good Food and Good Shopping. What more could one ask! Depending on When you visit during the month of October, you can see some of the most skilled and beautiful horses in the world. If you are not a horse fan, you can go a mid month weekend and Christmas shop.

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Alcoa, Tennessee, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Congress is held every year here from the first to last week of October and holds competitions for quarter horses in almost all disciplines on different weeks. There is a huge trade show offering everything horsey from clothes to saddles to trucks and horse trailers. The best horses in the country come to compete here. It is a terrific facility... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The staff is kind and say to work with. Very helpful and kind in getting things done. Not always fast but it is a very large area. Lots to offer everyone

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was my first time at the Country Living Fair. It did not disappoint. I thought it was fabulous!!! There were different choices in food compared to other types of events. I had an amazing time. I will attend next year and bring friends!!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

State fair seems to be lacking something each year, less celebrity performers for concerts and the rides they keep just adding the same ride, so some have 3 of the same thing. I prefer county fairs, more fun with rough truck and stuff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The fair offers all things fair's should have with numerous activities, shows, and other entertainment options. Animals, cooking demos, crafts, shopping, eating etc. A full day affair if not more.

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