July 24th - August 4th
|Company:||Ohio State Fair|
|Telephone:||(888) OHO - EXPO|
In 1846, the Ohio Legislature created the 53-member Board of Agriculture. One of the Board's first acts was to establish a District Fair. The resulting 1847 District Fair at Wilmington and the 1848 District Fair at Xenia were both successful, thus warranting a State Fair. The first Ohio State Fair was planned for September 1849, but an outbreak of Asiatic cholera forced the cancellation of those plans. The following year, later dates were set to lessen the risk of cholera. Even so, Darius Lapham, the superintendent of the grounds, died of the disease just a few weeks before the opening date.
Today thousands flock to the Ohio State Fair to enjoy favorites like pig races, live cooking shows, musical performances, rides, and more.