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Ohio State Fair to return this summer


The Ohio State Fair will return this year from July 27 to August 7 and is expected to welcome back all public visitors for the first time since 2019.

In 2020 the fair was canceled entirely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, state officials limited fair activities to those involved with agricultural and educational competitions.

State officials say with vaccinations now available and lower infection rates, it is highly unlikely that any particular restrictions will be in effect.

In 2019, nearly 935,000 people attended the state fair during its 12-day run. The event contributes nearly $75 million to the state economy.

Debbie Holmes has worked at WOSU News since 2009. She has hosted All Things Considered, since May 2021. Prior to that she was the host of Morning Edition and a reporter.