Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

717 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211

(614) 644-3247



Situated just off of I-71 and 17th Avenue in the heart of Columbus, the Ohio Expo Center is a versatile, 360-acre complex that can host almost any kind and size of event. From a small meeting to a large convention, from a sporting event to a concert, and from a horse show to a black-tie celebration, the Ohio Expo Center is perfectly accommodating. With more than 1 million sq. ft. of event space under roof, on-site parking for 12,000 vehicles, seating for 20,000 people and ties for 2,000 cattle, the Ohio Expo Center is one of the most flexible and accommodating sites available. The campus includes more than 20 unique buildings including historic turn-of-the-century pavilions, modern livestock facilities, dynamic multi-purpose buildings, a basketball court, an ice rink and a 10,000-seat arena. The complex features paved, and controlled lighted parking to handle the large crowds. You'll also find one of the region's best service and support groups for entertainment, sound, lighting, food and decorations. In addition to being home to the annual Ohio State Fair and the Columbus Crew, a Major League Soccer team, more than 185 events are proud to call the Ohio Expo Center home. Events of all types, from sporting events (such as the Ohio Roller Girls Roller Derby, Buckeye Classic gymnastics show, and Ohio Central District Basketball Tournaments), consumer shows (including the Central Ohio Home and Garden Show, Boat & RV Show and Scott Antique Market), banquets, weddings, meetings and conferences are held at the facility each year. Visit the Ohio Expo Center websiteto take a virtual tour of the facility today. View floor plans.


  • Distance to Airport (Miles): 7.9
  • Distance to Convention Center (Miles): 3

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
  • Largest Room 155000
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1000000
  • Theatre Capacity 6000
  • Max Capacity 7250
  • Banquet Capacity 7250