The 105th Franklin County Fair begins July 18 in Hilliard
A team of nimble and skilled individuals are to present “The Ninja Experience”, a new daily attraction at the 2022 Franklin County Fairgrounds.
The 105th Franklin County Fair is scheduled to open July 18 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, 4100 Columbia St. in Hilliard.
The seven-day fair runs July 18-24 and is open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. July 18-21, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. July 22-23, and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 23.
The rides don’t start until noon each day, except at 11 a.m. on July 20.
Daily admission tickets are $10. Children 2 and under do not need a ticket.
Advance tickets for $9 can be purchased from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through July 17 at the Fairgrounds Business Office.
Parking is free in the lots adjacent to gates three, four and five, next to Northwest Parkway.
Gary Fellure, president of the Franklin County Agriculture Society, said fair organizers strive to plan a fair with events that appeal to the broad spectrum of customers who visit each year.
“Our Franklin County Fair is a reflection of the wonderful and diverse communities that make up our county. From agriculture to art, from entertainment to education, this year’s fair showcases it all,” said Fellure. “Our volunteer board of directors have worked tirelessly to create a safe, family-friendly event with attractions that appeal to all ages and interests.”
These attractions include the Ninja Experience, a new daily attraction “where parkour meets ninja warrior in a high-flying scenic experience,” said Franklin County Fair spokeswoman Stephanie Rauschenbach.
The attraction, with two shows on July 18-21 and 24 and three shows on July 22 and 23, is free with admission to the fair.
Other free daily attractions include a live fishing experience, magician David Anthony, and ride shows by Max Power and Nitro.
Other entertainment, including grandstand entertainment, requires the purchase of an additional ticket and includes Harness Racing on July 18, KOI Dirt Drag Racing on July 19, Central Ohio Truck Pull Circuit and Central Ohio Tractor Pullers Association on July 21, MTRL’s Monster Truck Thrill Show on July 22, and Smash It Demolition Derby on July 23.
Midway rides require the purchase of an unlimited ride wristband for $20.
Wristbands are $15 on July 20, Family Fun Day, and the last day of the fair, July 24.
July 21 is Military Appreciation Day. Active military, veterans, and people with government ID are admitted free and given a transportation wristband.
For a complete show schedule, additional ticketing information, and other attraction and event information, download the new Franklin County Fair mobile app or visitfcfair.org