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Ohio State Fair

Ohio State Fair

July 24 - August 4

The Ohio State Fair is located at:
The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair
717 East 17th Avenue in Columbus, OH 43211
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SAVE $5!  $20 unlimited ride armband vouchers are available online through July 23.  Armbands may be purchased at the fair after July 23 for $25 each.
Hours of Operation

Fair Hours of Operation

Admission gates
9 am – 10 pm (Except Aug. 4, until 6 pm)

Reentry is permitted each day with a hand stamp during the hours the gates are open.

     

Talley Amusements Rides & Attractions

10 am – 11 pm* (open until midnight Fridays and Saturdays, *rides close at 10 pm on Sunday, Aug. 4)
Ride Ticket Info

Ride All Day Wristbands
$25 per person, per day purchased at the fair/

Presale Ride All Day Wristbands
$20 in advance, available online through July 23 only

BUY ONLINE THROUGH JULY 23


Individual Ride Tickets
$1 each.  All rides require 2+ tickets to ride.

*Midway Ride-All-Day wristband holders will be provided with “Boarding Passes” to be surrendered at each ride. Each Boarding Pass is valid for one ride when accompanied by a valid attached ride wristband.  Additional Boarding Passes can be obtained at the ticket booths for Midway Ride-All-Day wristband holders only. 

Ride Information
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Learn about Safety at the Fair

Print our ride safe rules booklet and read over how you can help make your trip to the fair a safe one!



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Height Requirement:
42" with an adult
48" alone

** Riders must sit upright and have control of their extremities. Riders must ascend/ descend stairs or ramps at entry/exit. No single riders.


Height Requirement:
42" minimum

** Riders must sit upright and hold on. Entry into the ride requires negotiating elevated steps.


Height Requirement:
42" minimum

** Riders must sit upright and hold onto the lap bar and be prepared for strong forces from all directions due to the motion of the ride. Riders must enter the car from the side, which may be on an uneven surface. Riders must extend feet to the floor of the car. Riders must have control of their extremities. Entry/ exit requires negotiating elevated steps and ramps.


Height Requirement:
36" with an adult
42" alone

** Riders must be at least 42 to ride. Riders between 36 and 42 must ride with a supervising companion. Riders must sit upright and hold on to the horses. Riders must step up and off uneven platforms. Bench style seats may be available.


Height Requirement:
30" with an adult
42" alone

** Riders must sit upright. Riders must be able to step up into train car.


Height Requirement:
36" with an adult
42" alone

** Riders must negotiate elevated steps and ramps at entry/exit. No single riders.


Height Requirement:
36" with an adult
44" alone

** Riders must sit upright and hold on to lap bar. Entry/exit to ride requires negotiating elevated step. This is a family attraction.


Height Requirement:
42" minimum

** Rider must walk alone and upright on obstacles such as spinning barrel, moving stairs and floor ways. Riders must ascend/descend stairs at entry and exit.


Height Requirement:
36" minimum
48" maximum

** Riders must sit upright. Riders must be able to step into train car. Children only. Maximum height is 48.


Height Requirement:
48" minimum

** Riders must climb up onto the ride in a prone position and lay flat. Riders must be able to withstand a spinning ride that turns at a high rate of speed.


Height Requirement:
55" with an adult
45" alone

** Riders must sit upright with their back and head pressed against head rest and hold onto the lap bar at all times. Riders must ascend/descend stairs at entry/exit.


Height Requirement:
36" minimum

** Rider must negotiate elevated steps.


Height Requirement:
48" minimum

** Riders must sit upright and be restrained by a lap bar and hold onto bar during the ride. Riders must be able to withstand side-to-side and up/down forces. Riders must ascend/descend entry/exit stairs.


Height Requirement:
48" minimum

** Riders must be able to fit into a small space. Riders must sit upright and hold on to restraints. Entry/Exit to ride requires negotiating elevated steps and/or ramps. No Adults


Height Requirement:
36" minimum
54" maximum

** Riders must sit upright. Entry into the elephant requires negotiating elevated seat. Maximum height is 54.


Height Requirement:
36" minimum
48" maximum

** Riders must sit upright. Riders must be able to step into train car. Children only. No Adults


Height Requirement:
36" minimum
54" maximum

** Riders must sit upright. Riders ride alone. Entry/exit into the ride requires negotiating elevated steps. Children only. No Adults


Height Requirement:
36" with an adult
42" alone

** Riders must climb a moderately steep ramp and stairs to the top of the slide. Riders must sit up and maintain a seated position while riding down the slide feet first. No head first sliding is allowed.


Height Requirement:
39" with an adult
48" alone

** The elephants contain interactive controls that give each rider the ability to raise or lower each elephant as they wish. Entry/exit into tub requires negotiating elevated step.


Height Requirement:
36" with an adult
42" alone

** Riders must climb a moderately steep ramp and stairs to the top of the slide. Riders must sit up and maintain a seated position while riding down the slide feet first. No head first sliding is allowed.


Height Requirement:
36" minimum
54" maximum

** Riders must sit upright. Riders ride alone and entry into the ride requires negotiating elevated steps. Children only.


Height Requirement:
48" with an adult
42" alone

** Riders must sit upright and have control of their extremities. Riders must ascend/ descend stairs at entry/exit. No single riders.


Height Requirement:
39" minimum
54" maximum

** Riders must sit upright. Riders must be able to step up into bus. Children only.


Height Requirement:
42" minimum

** Riders must sit upright and hold on. Riders must ascend/descend stairs and a small ramp at entry/exit.


Height Requirement:
36" with an adult
42" alone

** Entry/exit into Helicopter requires negotiating elevated step. Riders may control the up/down motion of helicopter as the ride spins.


Height Requirement:
48" with an adult
52" alone

** Riders must sit upright. Riders must fit within the over the shoulder restraint. Riders must have full control of their arms and legs. Riders must ascend/descend stairs to enter/exit.


Height Requirement:
36" minimum
48" maximum

** Riders must sit upright. Riders ride alone. Entry into the ride requires negotiating elevated steps. Children only.


Height Requirement:
36" minimum
54" maximum

** Riders must sit upright. Riders ride alone. Entry requires negotiating elevated steps. No Adults.


Height Requirement:
36" with an adult
42" alone

** Riders must sit upright. The elephants contain interactive controls that give each rider the ability to raise or lower each elephant as they wish Entry/exit into the elephant requires negotiating elevated elephants. Adults may ride.


Height Requirement:
48" minimum

** Riders must be able to fit into a confined seat and fit within the over the shoulder restraint. Riders should hold onto the lap bar at all times. Riders must be able to withstand high g-forces along with being inverted. Riders must negotiate stairs upon entry/exit.


Height Requirement:
36" minimum

** Riders must sit upright and hold on to the horses. Riders must step up and off uneven platform.


Height Requirement:
42" minimum

** Rider must walk alone and upright on obstacles such as spinning barrel, moving stairs and floor ways. Riders must ascend/ descend stairs at entry and exit.


Height Requirement:
32" minimum
42" maximum

** Riders must sit upright. Riders ride alone. Children only.


Height Requirement:
42" minimum
47" maximum

** Rider must walk alone and upright on obstacles such as moving stairs and floor ways. Riders must ascend/descend stairs at entry and exit. No open toed shoes or sandals.


Height Requirement:
42" minimum

** Riders must step up into the kite in a prone position and lay flat. Riders must withstand a spinning ride that turns at a high rate of speed. Each kite holds a 47 RIDER CATEGORY 44 RIDER CATEGORY maximum of 275 lbs. It is not recommended that any child under three ride this ride.


Height Requirement:
36" with an adult
42" alone

** Riders must walk alone and upright on obstacles such as mirrors and mazes. Riders must enter by ascending a ramp or stairway.


Height Requirement:
42" minimum

** Riders must sit upright and hold onto the lap bar and be prepared for strong forces from all directions due to the motion of the ride. Riders must enter the car from the side, which may be on an uneven surface. Riders must extend feet to the floor of the car.


Height Requirement:
54" minimum

** Riders will ascend to a height of 120 and free fall back to the platform Riders must ascend/ descend stairs at entry/exit.


Height Requirement:
36" with an adult
42" alone

** Riders must walk alone and upright while encountering obstacles. Riders must ascend and descend stairs at entry and exit. Riders must be able to climb.


Height Requirement:
36" with an adult
42" alone

** Rider must be able to steer the car and push the foot pedal. Entry requires negotiating a ramp and elevated steps. Must be 42 inches to drive.


Height Requirement:
36" with an adult
42" alone

** Riders must walk alone and upright on obstacles such as mirrors and mazes. Riders must enter/exit by ascending and descending a ramp or stairway.


Height Requirement:
36" with an adult
42" alone


Height Requirement:
48" minimum

** Riders must sit upright and fit within the over the shoulder restraint. Riders must hold onto restraint. Riders must ascend/descend ramps/stairs upon entry and exit. Riders must be able to withstand high g-force motion.


Height Requirement:
36" with an adult
48" alone

** Riders must negotiate stairs at entry/exit.


Height Requirement:
36" minimum
54" maximum

** Riders must sit upright. Entry/exit into the ride requires negotiating elevated steps. Children only.


Height Requirement:
36" minimum
54" maximum

** Riders must sit upright. Riders ride alone. Entry/exit into the ride requires negotiating elevated steps. No Adults


Height Requirement:
32" with an adult
42" alone

** Riders must sit upright and hold on. Entry/exit require negotiating elevated steps and ramps.


Height Requirement:
36" minimum

** Riders must fir in a small seat upright and step up into the ride vehicle and hold on.


Height Requirement:
48" minimum


Height Requirement:
42" minimum


Height Requirement:
42" with an adult
48" alone

** must be 48" to drive


Height Requirement:
36" with an adult
42" alone


Height Requirement:
48" minimum


Height Requirement:
42" minimum


Height Requirement:
52" minimum


Height Requirement:
48" minimum


Height Requirement:


Height Requirement:
55" minimum


Height Requirement:
42" with an adult
48" alone


Height Requirement:
48" minimum


Height Requirement:
42" with an adult
48" alone


Height Requirement:
36" minimum
54" maximum

** No Adults


Height Requirement:
42" with an adult
48" alone


Height Requirement:
52" minimum


Height Requirement:
44" with an adult
48" alone


Height Requirement:
36" with an adult
42" alone


Height Requirement:
48" minimum


Height Requirement:
36" minimum
48" maximum


Height Requirement:
32" with an adult
36" alone


Height Requirement:
42" minimum
77" maximum


Height Requirement:
48" minimum

** No Single Riders. Max weight 340lbs per car.


Height Requirement:
42" minimum



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