County fairs are a staple of summertime fun, but there are still some changes for the 2021 summer fair season. Most fairs and festivals have resumed, but the Ohio State Fair and select county fairs may be cancelled or offered as Jr. Fair only, and spectator-free events.
As always, details can change last minute due to public health orders, so check links before you plan to attend.
County Fairs in Central Ohio
If you are willing to drive outside of Columbus, you can still get your fair fries, lemon shake-ups, and deep fried everything. The situation is fluid, so this list is subject to change. Check the links to see most current details.
Pickaway County Fair: June 19-26, 2021. Full fair
Madison County Fair: July 10-17, 2021. Full fair
Franklin County Fair: July 19-25, 2021. Full fair
Union County Fair, Marysville: July 25 – July 31, 2021. Full fair.
Knox County Fair: July 24 – July 31, 2021. Full fair.
Ohio State Fair: July 27 – August 7, 2021. The 2021 Ohio State Fair is closed to the public, limited to livestock and educational competitions, and exhibitors’ families.
Hartford Fair Licking County: August 8-14, 2021. The “biggest little fair in the world” will be held as a full fair.
Sunday Gate Admission: $6.00
Monday – Saturday Gate Admission: $8.00
Senior Citizen’s Day: $3.00, Monday, August 9 from 7 am – 4 pm
Veteran’s Day: $3.00, Monday, August 9 from 7 am – 4 pm
Children 7 & under: FREE
Weekly Pass: $45.00
Grandstand and bleacher seats are FREE.
See more details on the FB page.
Delaware County Fair: September 18-25, 2021. Full fair, including The Little Brown Jug on September 23, 2021. The fair is always preceded by the All Horse Parade, so mark your calendar for all events at the link.
Fairfield County Fair: October 10-16, 2021. Full fair. The Fairfield County Fair is known as The Last and Best of the Season. It offers a variety of attractions including bull riding, truck & tractor pull, horse pull, demolition derbies, mule races and harness racing. There is also a large assortment of exhibits and rides for all ages. Follow along on FB.
Anyone 10yrs and over : $7.00
Anyone 9yrs and under: free
Strip of 6 admission tickets: $30.00 each
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