CELEBRATE 100 YEARS WITH THE FRANKLIN COUNTY FAIR!

This year will celebrate 100 years since the first Franklin County Fair was held in Hilliard on what we now call the Franklin County Fairgrounds at 5043 Northwest Parkway. This 100th celebration will honor the county’s rich agricultural heritage and give nod to its eclectic and diverse present.

Tickets are available for purchase at all gates. Daily admission is $7 (children 2 and under are free). Most attractions and performances are FREE with admission (excluding select Grandstand events, rides, games and food).

Daily Admission

RIDES & GAMES

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 $15.

PRE-FAIR TICKET SALE

Tickets may be purchased for $5 (a $2 discount) now through July 14th at 9 p.m. Call fair administration office for more details 614-876-7235. 

FREE PARKING

Parking is free throughout the Fairgrounds. Look for lots across from Gates 3, 4 and 5.

Fair Highlights by Day

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Questions? Call the Fair Office

DATES

Saturday, July 15th - Saturday, July 22nd

Gates open 9 AM to 11 PM Friday & Saturdays

9 AM to 10 PM Sunday - Thursday

See Full Fair Schedule

Free Daily Attractions

  • 100th Fair Exhibit in Historical Village Museum

  • Livestock Barn Petting Zoo

  • Nationwide Children's Hospital Kids' Tent, featuring fair-themed games, crafts & more!

  • Historical scavenger hunt and Pioneer for a day activities in Historical Village
  • Nojoe's Circus, side-splitting acts and death-defying stunts

  • Ham Bone Express, hilarious live pig racing with prizes

  • Jurassic Kingdom, interactive dinosaur show and attraction

  • Joey's Bubble Factory, wandering bubble fun for the whole family!

Major Sponsors

92.3 WCOL
104.9 The River

Admiral Merchants
Bob Cat of Columbus
City of Hilliard
Columbus Diesel Supply
Dave & Buster’s
Dean Ringle
Franklin County Engineer's Office
Franklin County Farm Bureau
Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Giant Eagle
Green & Sons
JD Equipment

Harris, McClellan, Binau & Cox PLL
Hatfield Automotive of London OH
Heartland Bank
Hilliard Ohio Historical Society
Kiwanis Club of Hilliard
Loyal Order of Moose
Matt Leach, All State
Military Veterans Resource Center

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Norwich Township Fire Department
PetValu
Rooster’s
Roush Ford
Shelly & Sands
Sutphen Corporation
USO of Central & Southern Ohio
Wolfe & Sons Heating & Cooling
Woman of the Moose

  • Saturday July 15: Roush Ford Day

    Car Show Sponsored by Roush Ford 
    Noon – 2pm  (Registration begins at noon,
    Cost to participate: $10, Participants must enter Gate 1)
     
    Peace for Paws Ohio Corn Hole Tournament 
    12:30pm (Registration begins at Noon, Cost to participate: $10)

    Junior Fair Outhouse Races

    4pm

    Craft Show, Noon

    6pm 

    KOI Drag Racing

    8pm (Grandstand tickets: $5, Registration begins at 6pm, Cost to participate: $10 Pit Pass + $10 Registration Fee, Participants must enter Gate 1)

Tuesday, July 18: 92.3 WCOL Day

Senior Day Activities
9am – 1pm

Boots & Bulls Rodeo Pre-Party, sponsored by Wolfe & Sons Heating & Cooling, with 92.3 WCOL’s Kayla Hanley, line dancing with Country Done Right, contests and giveaways, 6-7pm


Buckeye Rodeo, sponsored by Heartland Bank, featuring bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, bull riding, barrel racing, saddle bronc riding and event team roping, 7:30pm (Cost is $5
)

Friday, July 21: Giant Eagle Day

Lady Xtreme and Friends featuring Toledo Dance Troupe, Edwin Channels, Blue Spectrum, New Sound Music Group, Xtreme Gospel Comedy, Ev Jones and more
3 – 11pm

Ladies Skillet Toss Contest

4pm

Tractor Pull by National Tractor Pullers Association

7:30pm (Cost is $5)

Sunday, July 16: 104.9 The River Family Day

Performances by Joyful Inspiration Dance, Columbus Folk Music Society, Flying Squirrels Belly Dance Troupe, Shamrockers of Dublin, Animated Rebels and Graceful Closure

John B. Will, Storyteller in Historical Village Schoolhouse

4:30 – 5:30pm

Harness Racing 

5pm

Saturday, July 22: PetValu Day at the Fair
 
 Heritage Celebration with soap, rope and broom making demonstrations
Noon – 6pm

MADE Local Marketplace, featuring more than 100 Ohio makers and crafters

Noon – 7pm

Civil War musician, Steve Ball

1:30pm

Presentation by Abe and Mary Lincoln, 4pm


Pie Eating Contest, 6pm (Registration at 5pm)


Lady Xtreme and Friends, featuring Edwin Channels, Ev Jones and more

7 – 11pm

Demolition Derby by Smash It 

7pm (Cost is $5)

Monday, July 17: Presented by Harris, McClellan, Binau & Cox PLL

Senior Day Activities

9 AM - 1 PM

Red Cross Blood Drive

12:30 - 5:30 PM

Harness Racing

5 PM

Youth Runway on the Midway and Fashion Review

7 PM

Wednesday, July 19: Sutphen Corporation Safety Services Day

Photo Op with Smokey the Bear, sponsored by ODNR 
10am – 3pm

Safety Services Activities

Noon - 8:30 PM
o   Police and Fire Rescue Boat Display
o   Drone Demonstration from Hilliard Police Department
o   Fire Extinguisher Demonstrations
o   Fire Safety Houses from Washington and Jackson Townships
o   Sparky the Fire Dog and Patches & Pumper appearances
o   Bounce House from Norwich Township


Draft Horse Pull by Buckeye Horse Pullers Association of Ohio

7pm

Thursday, July 20: Presented by USO of Central and Southern Ohio, sponsored by Military Veterans Resource Center

Military Activities, sponsored by the USO

Truck Pull by Central Ohio Truck Pull Circuit
7pm (Cost is $5)

The Southern Rock Band

 7:30pm