Discounts & Promotions

2014 Special Offers

All special days and discounts are not valid with other offers. 

Special offers

Discounts on admission and ride-all-day wristbands

Save on gate admission prices with $6 tickets available through Aug. 3 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 $20 at Kroger stores and Ticketmaster outlets through July 22 only.

Fourth Grade “Ag is Cool” Program

Exiting fourth grade students (2013-2014 academic year) and one chaperone can attend the Fair for free any one day July 23 - Aug. 3 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 online.

Special days

Wednesday, July 23
WBNS 10 TV Opening Day
$3 admission until 3 pm.

Thursday, July 24
Kroger Feeds Ohio Day
Just remember 2-3-4: When you bring 2 canned food items per person to a booth 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 25
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 25 only. Offer available in-store July 6 through July 25. Not valid with other offers.

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, July 26
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 27
Veterans & Military Day
Veterans and active military are given free admission with appropriate identification.

Printers’ Day

Monday, July 28
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.

Tuesday, July 29
Senior Day
Seniors ages 60 and up can enjoy reduced admission of just $4 at the gate all day long.

Wednesday, July 30
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 throughout the state and receive one free admission with the purchase of one $5 admission on Wed., July 30 only.

Thursday, July 31
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. 1
Ohio Lottery Day
Patrons 18 and over may present a non-winning Ohio Lottery ticket at a booth outside entrance gates to receive one $4 admission voucher.

Saturday, Aug. 2
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 voucher from Ohio Soybean News magazine.

Sunday, Aug. 3
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.

All special days and discounts are not valid with other offers.