The Ohio State Fair is just around the corner from July 24 – August 4, 2013! Gates are open from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day except August 4th until 8 p.m. As one of the largest state fairs in the United States, the Ohio State Fair is sure to have all of the food, competitions, games, animals, vendors, ride, exhibitions, activities, concerts, and fun that you can handle. Let’s not forget the fried everything to eat. Literally everything.
Click here to see the concerts and entertainment scheduled for the fair, including Ladies’ Night Out Tour featuring Eric Benet, K’Jon and Noel Gourdin, Martina McBride, Styx/REO Speedwagon, Carly Rae Jepson, Steve Miller Band, The Oak Ridge Boys / Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers / Crystal Gayle, and more.
There are several ways to get discounted Ohio State Fair admission tickets. You can purchase $6 tickets (save $4) through August 4 at Kroger, Ticketmaster Outlets, and participating AAA locations (with AAA membership). Purchase ride-all-day wristband vouchers (to be redeemed at the Fair for a wristband) for only $20 at Ticketmaster outlets through July 23 only.
DISCOUNT DAYS at the fair:
Wednesday, July 24
WBNS 10TV Opening Day – $3 admission until 3 pm.
Thursday, July 25
Kroger Feeds Ohio Day – Just remember 2-3-4: When you bring two canned food items per person to a special redemption center outside the gates, you’ll receive a voucher good for $3 admission before 4 pm. All food donations will go to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
Friday, July 26
Meijer Day – Purchase two pairs of Falls Creek jeans at Meijer and receive a Catalina coupon printed after your in-store purchase good for free admission for up to two people on Meijer Day, Friday July 26 only. Offer available in-store July 8 through July 26. Not valid with other offers.
Saturday, July 27
AEP Ohio Day – AEP Ohio customers present a bill at a booth outside entrance gates to receive $5 admission vouchers for everyone in your party before 5 pm.
Sunday, July 28
Veterans & Military Day – Free admission for veterans and active military with appropriate identification.
Monday, July 29
NBC4 Family Value Day – Until 6 pm, adults will be admitted for the kids’ admission price of $8, and kids 12 and under will be admitted free. With the purchase of one wristband, a second rider can ride free until 6 pm with a hand stamp. After 6 pm, all riders will need either a wristband or vouchers to ride.
Wednesday, July 31
QFM 96 Fair Attitude Wednesday – Fairgoers will enjoy $5 admission all day.
Mattress Firm Day – Double your deal! Pick up a voucher at any participating Mattress Firm store through the state and receive one free admission with the purchase of one $5 admission on Wed., July 31 only.
Thursday, Aug. 1
AAA “Show Your Card and Save” Day – AAA members: Show your current membership card at a booth outside entrance gates to receive $4 admission vouchers for each member in your party.
Friday, Aug. 2
Ohio Lottery Day – Present a non-winning Ohio Lottery ticket at a booth outside entrance gates to receive a $4 admission voucher. Note: details to be determined.
First Lady’s Day
Enjoy State Fair activities hosted by Ohio’s First Lady Karen Waldbillig Kasich! The day will spotlight events focused on women in agriculture and the First Lady’s commitment to health and wellness.
Saturday, Aug. 3
Ohio Soybean Day – One Ohio Soybean Farmer or Ohio Soybean Association member will be given free Fair admission, with each member in their party receiving $4 admission with a voucher from Ohio Soybean magazine.
Sunday, Aug. 4
Pepsi-Cola Day – Bring any empty Pepsi-Cola brand product to a booth outside the entrance gates for a $3 admission voucher for every member in your party before 3 pm.
Text “FAIR” to 88588 for exclusive text-only discounts.
Fourth Grade “Ag is Cool” Program
Exiting fourth grade students (2012-2013 academic year) and one chaperone can attend the Fair for free any one day July 24 – Aug. 4 to enjoy the interactive Ag is Cool program by presenting a valid report card at the entrance gates. Fourth grade teachers can get a free admission voucher by registering at www.ohioagriculture.gov/AgisCool.
Tickets at the gate are as follows:
Adults (ages 13-59) $10
Youth (ages 5-12) $8
Senior (ages 60+) $8
Children (under five) Free
Ride-All-Day Wristband Vouchers – $23
Advanced Sale Admission – $6 (Kroger, AAA, Ticketmaster outlets)
Advanced Sale Wristbands (available through July 26 only) – $20 at Ticketmaster Outlets
Parking – $5