Hours & Admission

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Ohio State Fair dates

  • 2014 - July 23 through Aug. 3.

Hours of operation

  • Admission gates: 9 am – 10 pm (Except Aug. 3, until 8 pm)
  • Commercial exhibit buildings: 10 am – 9 pm*
  • Youth Center: 9 am – 8 pm*
  • Janis Center: 8 am – 6 pm
  • Other exhibit buildings: 9 am – 9 pm*
  • Rides: 10 am - 11 pm (open until midnight Fridays and Saturdays)

*Some buildings have reduced hours on Aug. 3. 

General admission prices

  • $10 - Adults 13-59
  • $8 - Seniors 60+
  • $8 - Children 5-12
  • Free - Children under 5
  • $6 - Advance sale tickets
  • $23 - Ride-All-Day Wristband Vouchers
  • $20 - Advanced Sale Ride-All-Day Wristband Vouchers (available through July 22 only)
  • $5 - Parking

Discounts on admission and ride wristbands

Save up to $4 off gate admission prices with $6 tickets available through August 3 at Kroger, participating AAA locations, participating Ticketmaster outlets. Purchase ride-all-day wristband vouchers (to be redeemed at the Fair for a wristband) for only $20 at Ticketmaster outlets through July 22 only.

For a complete list of special days and discounts, please see the "Discounts & Promotions" page.

Rides

$1 coupons. Most kiddie rides require one coupon, super kiddie and spectacular rides require two coupons, super spectacular rides require three coupons. Special ride-all-day wristbands are available for $23 each day of the Fair.