Registering for the Ohio State Fair is easy for members of the media, with three easy options:
1. Email a list of staff members who will cover the Fair to email@example.com OR
2. Fax (on letterhead) a list of staff members covering the Fair to 614-644-4031 OR
3. Complete the credential registration form at www.ohiostatefair.com/media-registration
Media Center Check-in Procedures
The Ohio State Fair Media Center will be operational 7 a.m.–8 p.m., daily, July 25–Aug. 5 (except for Aug. 5, when it closes at 7 p.m. along with the Fair’s admission gates), or by appointment. All members of the media should check in at the Media Center to receive parking and admission credentials before entering the Fair. No parking or admission passes for working media will be mailed in advance.
Media Center Location
As in the past, the Media Center will be located on 11th Avenue, just west of the OHIO Gate. All working news media and promotions personnel should register and park at this location upon arriving at the Fair. For your convenience, the Media Center will provide a phone, Internet access and an air-conditioned room for you to work in or relax. For assistance in obtaining day-of interviews at the Dean’s Charity Steer Show, see Sherrie Whaley, media relations coordinator for Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at the Voinovich Center or call her cell at 614-582-6111.
Approximately 25 parking spots are available for use by working media at the Media Center. In addition, we will provide some overflow parking in the Pavilion Lot (Gate 9), located east of the Voinovich Center. Please note, parking is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. If all media spots are full, you will be routed to the North Lot (off of 17th Avenue).
A few golf carts will be kept at the media center and can be used for transportation of equipment on a first-come, first-served basis. For liability reasons, carts can only be driven by Ohio State Fair employees. Access to the Fair on carts is limited to the golf cart path, which travels the Fair’s perimeter. No carts are allowed in pedestrian areas. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will enforce this policy.