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Date: July 25, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

We’ve turned down the lights and volume to make the Ohio State Fair more sensory-friendly and fun for everyone. Ride the rides with no flashing lights or music, visit the fair’s many educational and sensory activities, and take a break in Natural Resources Park or our soothing quiet room. Refer to the Ohio State Fair accessibility guide or the Accessibility page of their website to find a Fair opportunity that suits you!

Be sure to check out these sensory-friendly activities:

  • Accessible Play Area: Natural Resources Park, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Kayak Pond: Natural Resources Park: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Smokey Bear: Natural Resources Park, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Kids’ Fishing Pond: Natural Resources Park, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Little Farmers: Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center Farm, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Game Area: Lausche Youth Exploration Space, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Tiny Town kids play area: Lausche Youth Exploration Space, 10 a.m.-8p.m.
  • Library Reading Nook: Lausche Youth Exploration Space, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Touch-a-Truck: Lausche Youth Exploration Space Lawn, 10 aa.m.-8p.m.
  • LEGOLAND: Lausche Youth Exploration Space, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • COSI – Space Heartland: Lausche Youth Exploration Space, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Petting Zoo: Kiddieland, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Fine Arts Exhibition: Cox Fine Arts Center, 9 a.m.-9p.m.
  • Youth Coloring Activity and Seek & Find: Cox Fine Arts Center, 10 a.m.-9p.m.
  • NASA Journey to Tomorrow: Near Land & Living Building, 10 a.m.-9p.m.

Accessible parking will be available for Sensory-Friendly Morning. Parking passes with instructions to access the designated lot can be downloaded prior to the Fair. Visit the OCALI website for:

  • Accessible Parking Permit
  • Social narratives
  • First-Then board
  • Wait Card/turn-taking support
  • More!

To view all accessibility features the fair has to offer, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) Accessible Ohio initiative, visit https://www.ohiostatefair.com/p/visit/accessibility

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