Online: Purchase advance tickets ONLINE until Tuesday, June 12 at midnight.
By phone: Call 1-866-500-FAIR (3247) (advance tickets available by phone until Tuesday, June 12 at 5 p.m.)
At the door: Tickets are ALWAYS available Fair days at the box office / ticket sales tent.
In-person advance: In person ticket information for 2018 will be posted by March. If you are local to the Columbus area, advance tickets will be available for purchase at the Ohio History Connection Gift Shop (Call 800-204-7801 for gift shop hours.)
10am to 5pm each day (rain or shine!) Early Bird Ticket Holders enter at 8:30 on Fri. & Sat.
|Ticket type||At the door||Advance|
|3 Day Weekend Pass||$25||$15|
|Early Bird 3 Day Wknd Pass- 8:30 entry on Fri. & Sat.||$40||$40|
|Make & Take Workshops||$20-$30 if available||$20-$30|
Plan Ahead – check out sale merchandise from previous Fairs (CL branded t-shirts and totes along with some of our favorite author’s books) to buy along with your tickets now to pick-up at the Fair! Save time and money, click here for sale items
Online discount advance tickets are available until midnight of the Tuesday of the show week. However, we stop mailing tickets, book and workshop vouchers 10 days prior to the Fair. Tickets ordered less than 10 days prior will be held at Will Call by last name in the Ticket Sales Tent.
Children under 16 free if accompanied by an adult.
Regular parking fees apply (in 2017, it was $5 per car per day).
Advance Ticket orders by phone or online have a $5 processing fee per order, not per ticket
Tickets, books, fees, workshops are nonrefundable whether they are used or not
Pets are not permitted at any time except for service/guide animals for guests with disabilities. Guide animals must have proper identification and proof of rabies vaccination.
Motorized Scooters will not be available to rent at the Fair this year. We apologize for the inconvenience.