167th Ohio State Fair set to open July 27

Press Staff Writer

        The 2022 Ohio State Fair will run July 27-Aug 7 at the Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Ave., Columbus.
        Beginning Wednesday, July 27, those attending the Ohio State Fair can enjoy many free activities included with admission. At no additional charge, fairgoers can enjoy all of the following free activities and exhibits at the Fair:
        • The ever-popular butter cow display.        
        • Natural Resources Park, featuring kayaking, fishing, archery, an accessible playground, the talking Smokey Bear, and more
        • The Dog House featuring daily performances by the Marvelous Mutts, rescue dogs who perform agility, dock diving, and more.
        • Performances by Lady Houdini, a daredevil escape artist.
        • Free entertainment stages featuring live music, amazing hypnotists, impressive magicians, and wholesome family-friendly shows.
        • Pig races.
        • Livestock shows.
        • A fine arts gallery.
        • Free petting zoo,
        • Hands-on educational exhibits and activities in the Youth Exploration Space, including exhibits by COSI and youth organizations, a library reading nook, a tiny town, giant board games, and more
        • Pop-up entertainment performances like stilt walkers, costumed characters, break dancers, a strolling piano, barbershop quartets, and more.
        • A daily parade presented by AAA Ohio Auto Club, beginning at 4 p.m., weather permitting (except for Aug. 7).
        • Agricultural education in both the Land & Living Building at the new Little Farmers exhibit.   
        Additionally, there are four free shows in the WCOL Celeste Center, included with Fair admission:
        • Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. – Generation Radio with special guest Alex Miller.
        • Sunday, July 31 at 1 p.m. – The All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir.
        • Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. – The Drafters, presented by AARP Ohio.
        • Sunday, Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. – The Sale of Champions.
        A full list of events and attractions with times and locations can be found at ohiostatefair.com/events.
        Advance-sale discount admission tickets are available for $8 through July 26 only, as well as Mountain Dew Midway Ride-all-Day wristbands for $25, at ohiostatefair.com.


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