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Posted: March 07, 2017

Tickets going quickly for some of these big-name acts at Ohio State Fair this week

Lineup also includes Alabama, Joe, for KING & COUNTRY, Gabriel Iglesias, Kidz Bop, 38 Special and more acts in store during fair that runs July 26 - Aug. 6.

Rascal Flatts: Rhythm & Roots Tour will include a show at the Ohio State Fair on Thursday, August 3, 2017. CONTRIBUTED

By Michelle Fong

It’s state fair week! And some of the best concerts are summer are part of the fun.

The Ohio State Fair entertainment lineup includes something for everyone with country stars — veterans and up-and-comers — kid-focused entertainment, comedy, pop, a cappella and more.

But tickets are selling fast for some of these, so don’t wait too long. 

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The 2017 Ohio State Fair will run July 26 - Aug. 6. Plan a quick escape around one of these top music events.

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Hometown Sounds featuring McGuffey Lane and Ohio-born musicians

Wednesday, July 26, 7 p.m.

Free (no tickets required) 


The KIDZ BOP Kids: Best Time Ever Tour 

Thursday, July 27, 6:30 p.m.


Buy tickets here.


BWB Jazz Jam starring Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown 

Friday, July 28, 7:30 p.m.


Buy tickets here



Saturday, July 29, 7 p.m. 


Buy tickets here.


All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir Concert 

Sunday, July 30, 1 p.m. 

Free (no tickets required) 


Gabriel Iglesias FluffyMania: 20 Years of Comedy Tour 

Sunday, July 30, 7:30 p.m. 


Buy tickets here

for KING & COUNTRY with special guest Zach Williams 

Monday, July 31, 7 p.m. 


Buy tickets here

The Carpenters Tribute featuring Michelle Whited* 

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 1 p.m. 

Free (no tickets required) 


Cole Swindell 

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 7:30 p.m. 


Buy tickets here.


George Thorogood and The Destroyers / 38 Special 

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 7 p.m. 


Buy tickets here.


Rascal Flatts: Rhythm & Roots Tour 

Thursday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m. 


Buy tickets here.


Joe with special guests Ro James and Kevin Ross 

Friday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. 


Buy tickets here.


Pentatonix — SOLD OUT

Saturday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m. 


Buy tickets here.


Sale of Champions Livestock Auction – 50th Anniversary 

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m. 

Free (no tickets required) 

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The following options are available to purchase tickets: 

1. Ticketmaster online: Visit 

2. Ticketmaster phone centers: Call 1-800-745-3000 

Concert tickets purchased before arriving at the Fair include Fair admission. Unless otherwise noted, there is a limit of eight tickets per person, per show on the first day of sale. Please note that Ticketmaster no longer offers retail outlets. 


For more information, call 1-888-OHO-EXPO or 1-614-644-FAIR. On the Web, visit us at

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