General information - quick links
- Ohio State Fair dates
- General admission prices
- Discounts on admission and ride wristbands
- Group ticket purchasing
- Pet policy
- AEP Ohio On-Grounds Energy Express Shuttle
- First aid
- Facilities and services for the disabled
- Banking services
- Guest Information Services booths
- Recycling at the Fair
- WCOL Celeste Center - paid show policy
- WCOL Celeste Center - free show policy
- 2013 - July 24 through Aug. 4
- 2014 - July 23 through Aug. 3.
- 2015 - July 22 through Aug. 2
- 2016 - July 27 through Aug. 7
- $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 Wristbands (available through July 26 only)
- $5 - Parking
Save up to $4 off gate admission prices with $6 tickets available through August 4 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 23 only.
For a complete list of special days and discounts, please see the "Discounts & Promotions" page.
The Ohio State Fair offers discounted ticket prices for groups visiting the Fair. Tickets are available when group coordinators fill out the appropriate forms below for either general group purchasing or for Senior Day group purchasing. All orders must be received no later than 4 pm on Friday, July 12.
- Group purchase information and order form
- Senior Day (July 30) information and order form
- Corporate consignment information and order form
$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.
Pets are not permitted on the grounds during the Fair with the exception of service dogs or animals approved as part of an exhibition or competition (such as livestock and 4-H events). Service animals are those that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.
Makes frequent stops around the perimeter of the grounds, 10 am - 8 pm (Sunday - Thursday) and 10 am - 10 pm Fridays and Saturdays, for free.
Located on the east side of the Nationwide Donahey Ag & Hort Building presented by the Ohio Farm Bureau; basic first aid is provided. Hours are 10 am - 11 pm weekdays, 10 am - midnight Fridays and Saturdays.
The Ohio State Fair provides a number of facilities and accommodations so fairgoers with disabilities can have a comfortable and enjoyable visit. Buildings and most restrooms are handicap accessible. Both motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs can be rented near the main entrances of the Fair. ASL signed interpretation is provided upon request (subject to artist's approval) at WCOL Celeste Center concerts. To request ASL signed interpretation, please call 888-OHO-EXPO (888-646-3976) at least one week prior to show date. Assisted listening devices are available for use free of charge at the WCOL Celeste Center, Main Street Stage and Gazebo Stage. Visitors must leave a photo ID.
ATMs are located throughout the Fair for your convenience. Please refer to the Fair map for specific locations.
Ask for directions or information and pick up a copy of the daily schedule and map at various locations around the grounds.
Please look for specially marked recycling containers to deposit your recyclable plastic bottles, cans, cardboard and clean paper.
Tickets for paid shows include Fair admission when purchased before arriving at the Fair. Tickets for paid shows may be purchased through all Ticketmaster outlets including all Central Ohio Kroger stores. Or charge your tickets on Ticketmaster.com/OhioStateFair. Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
There is a limit of eight tickets per person, per show on the first day of sale for each paid show.
Concert hotline: 614-644-FAIR or 1-888-OHO-EXPO
General rules: The use of recording devices, laser pointers, and professional cameras is not permitted.
All free events held in the WCOL Celeste Center are non-ticketed, meaning that tickets are not required for these events.