The Franklin County Fair is gearing up for the return of the full fair from July 19-25, 2021 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard.
Enjoy acres of fun at the Franklin County Fair this summer! Find your favorite foods, rides and family-friendly attractions you won’t find anywhere else. Kids will love the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Kids Zone and livestock petting zoo (and the rides!).
Looking for more action? Check out the 2021 Grandstand lineup featuring Monster Trucks, Harness Racing, Truck Pull, Drag Racing, Demolition Derby, and more! Check back for more Grandstand events and line-ups closer to the fair.
Whether you consider this a replacement to the Ohio State Fair for 2021, or a nostalgic county fair experience, you’ll find plenty of fun at the Franklin County Fair. Check out the full line-up here!
Can’t wait for the fair? Order “Fair-In-A-Bag!” for your kids! You’ll enjoy activities that you might find at a County Fair in your OWN home! BONUS – if you want to venture out to the Franklin County Fair this year, a fair admission ticket is included so your kiddo can get in FREE! At just $7, you can support your local fair and keep your kid happily entertained for hours!
Order by June 12, and pick up at your convenience at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in July.
Kids will love the activities, t-shirt, and more, for just $7. See details of what the bag includes.
Franklin County Fair Discounts and Admission
Admission is $8 (2 and under, free). Most attractions and performances are FREE with admission (excluding select Grandstand events, rides, games and food). Parking is free at lots across from Gates 3, 4 and 5.
Season Pass: Valid for all 7 days for $25 if purchased by July 19.
Pre-Fair Ticket Sales are $6 and are good any and all days, must be purchased before July 18 at 9:00 PM at the Fair Office. Tickets can be ordered through the mail. Tickets can also be ordered over the phone with a credit card. Call the Fair Office for more details 614-876-7235.
Senior Days, June 20: Pre-sale through July 18 is $6.00. Tickets will be $8.00 at the gate IF SEATS are still available for senior programming on Monday, July 19 and Tuesday, July 20.
Family Day, Wednesday, July 21: Rides open at 11:00 am. Discount ride tickets. Enter the free drawing for kids 12 and under for a boys & girls bicycle and helmet at the Hilliard Kiwanis Tent.
Military Appreciation Day, Thursday, July 22: FREE gate admission for active military or veterans with official ID. Rides and grandstand events are not included with free admission.
Grandstand Events: For select grandstand events, the grandstand typically opens 1 hour before the event with tickets available for $10.00. Children 2 and under are FREE.
Ride Tickets: Individual ride tickets are $1.00; books of 12 tickets are $10.00. Kids rides require 3 tickets. Major rides will require 4 tickets. Unlimited wristbands are $18. Discounted Wristbands are available for $13 on Wednesday, July 21, and for $15 on the final day of the fair, July 25.
See full schedule of fair events here!
Franklin County Fair Hours
Friday & Saturday 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Find a list of Central Ohio county fairs here.