July 24 - August 4, 2013
Future Fair dates
- 2014 Ohio State Fair - July 23 through Aug. 3
- 2015 Ohio State Fair - July 22 through Aug. 2
- 2016 Ohio State Fair - July 27 through Aug. 7
Hours of Operation
Admission gates – 9 am – 10 pm, except August 4 until 8 pm
Gate Admission Prices
Adults (ages 13-59) $10
Youth (ages 5-12) $8
Senior (ages 60+) $8
Children (under five) Free
Discounts on Admissions and Ride Wristbands
Save on gate admission prices with $6 tickets available through August 4 at Kroger, participating AAA locations with AAA membership and Ticketmaster outlets. Purchase ride-all-day wristband vouchers (to be redeemed at the Fair for a wristband) for only $20 at Kroger stores and Ticketmaster outlets through July 23 only.
For a complete list of special days and discounts, please see the "Discounts & Promotions" page.
$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.
Conditions for Admission
The safety of our fairgoers, exhibitors and employees is our number one priority. In an effort to ensure the highest level of safety and security, please do not bring any illegal weapons or substances to the Fair.
-Prior to entry, you will be asked to walk through a magnetometer.
-Purses, backpacks, book bags, coolers, strollers, etc. are permitted, but are subject to search. You may bring your own food and beverages.
$5 per vehicle. Easy access to AAA Parking Lots from I-71 at the 17th Avenue exit and the Hudson Street exit at Silver Drive. Handicapped parking available. Ride the complimentary shuttle to and from the main entrance gate and your vehicle.
Stroller, Wagon, Wheelchair and Locker Rentals
Available only at the Cardinal and OHIO Gates. Stroller: $10/day; wagon: $15/day; manual wheelchair: $15/day; electric cart: $50/day, $35 after 5 pm; lockers: $1/day. Supplies are limited and available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis.