After the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 state fair and limited last year’s fair to livestock and educational competitions, this year’s Ohio State Fair will see the return of many fan-favorites. The fair will follow any applicable state and local protocols related to COVID-19.
“When we open our gates, people will be able to rediscover the Ohio State Fair,” said Ohio Expo Center & State Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler. “This summer, all of our fair favorites will return. You’ll be able to walk through the barn, see the iconic butter cow, try some deep-fried food on a stick, listen to music, browse arts exhibitions, watch performances by the All-Ohio State Fair Band and Youth Choir, visit with Smokey Bear, learn about agriculture and so much more.”