Welcome to the Division of Amusement Ride Safety & Fairs
AMUSEMENT RIDE SAFETY WEB PORTAL FOR RIDE OWNERS:
AMUSEMENT RIDE SAFETY WEB PORTAL TRAINING VIDEO FOR RIDE OWNERS:
The Ohio Division of Amusement Ride Safety and fairs works to license and inspect all amusement rides before they operate to verify that rides are assembled, maintained and operated to manufacturer’s specifications and recommendations. In addition to amusement ride inspections, inspectors ensure that midway games of skill and side shows operating at all 94 county and independent agricultural fairs and the Ohio State Fair are skillful and properly operated. Annually, more than 7,000 concession inspections are conducted during these fairs.
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Information about the department's various programs as well as forms, applications and fact sheets can all be found in the resources section.
Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted Address Ohio Fairs, Honor Local Outstanding Fair Supporters
Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Interim Director Tracy Intihar addressed delegates from Ohio's 94 county and independent fairs at the 98th Ohio Fair Managers Association annual convention
2023 Ohio Fairs Schedule Now Available
The Paulding County Fair will kick off the 2023 fair season on June 12, and the season will wrap up on October 14 with the Fairfield County Fair.
Local Residents Honored for Support of Fairs
Honors were awarded to 48 individuals and organizations for outstanding service to their local fairs at the 97th Ohio Fair Managers Association annual convention at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Of this group, 16 received the Director’s Award for Innovation and Excellence for their progressive ideas and actions to improve and strengthen their fairs.
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