Ohio State Fair

Driving & Parking Information for the Ohio State Fair

The only parking for vehicles is available at the Ohio State Fairgrounds located at 717 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211, United States. The single-day entry is free but requires a parking pass for unlimited entry to the lot that costs $50 (six-day pass) and a $75 full run pass. No shuttle service is required.

You can contact the Ohio State Fair at [email protected] to learn about the fair hours, parking capacity, and more.

Driving Directions

You’ll find us in Columbus, just north of downtown on 17th Avenue off I-71. To reach us:

  • From the North
    Take I-71 South to 17th Avenue/Exit 111. Signs and parking attendants will direct guests to the proper parking areas.
  • From the South
    Take I-71 North to 17th Avenue/Exit 111. Signs and parking attendants will direct guests to the proper parking areas.
  • From the West
    Take I-70 East to I-71 North. Take I-71 North to 17th Avenue/Exit 111. Signs and parking attendants will direct guests to the proper parking areas.
  • From the East
    Take I-70 West to I-71 North. Take I-71 North to 17th Avenue/Exit 111. Signs and parking attendants will direct guests to the proper parking areas.

Those visiting the Ohio Expo Center from within Columbus may also reach the facility by taking North Fourth Avenue (from the south) or Summit Street (from the north) to 17th or 11th Avenues. Signs and parking attendants will direct guests to the proper parking areas.