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Thursday, July 27, 2023

Telhio and Ronald McDonald House Charities Day

When one of the following “wish list” items is brought to a booth outside the admission gates, each donating participant will receive a voucher good for a BOGO free admission ticket before 6 p.m.: Canned chicken or vegetable, disposable plates or silverware, napkins, paper towels, or condiments (mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, ranch dressing). All donations will support families at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

Friday, July 28, 2023

RecoveryOhio’s Mental Health Day

Governor Mike DeWine created the RecoveryOhio initiative to address substance use disorders and mental illness by coordinating the work of state departments, boards, and commissions and investing in the health and well-being of Ohioans. On July 28, you will find behavioral health resources at state agency booths throughout the fair to help make prevention, treatment, and recovery supports more visible and accessible to all Ohioans.

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Buckeye Health Plan Day

Join Buckeye Health at the Cardinal Gate for fun giveaways and health information on Buckeye Day, Sunday, July 30. Visit between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. to spin the wheel and win a free prize! Bring kids to our fitness challenge at the Main Street Stage from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fitness Challenge participants will have the chance to win one of six free bikes! Providing great health information and fun fitness activities is just one way that Buckeye is transforming the health of our community, one person at a time. Learn more at ChooseBuckeye.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023

Senior Day

Seniors ages 60 and up can enjoy free admission, Aug. 1 only, all day long! In addition, all fairgoers are invited to enjoy the free 1964 The Tribute (Beatles Tribute) concert in the WCOL Celeste Center at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023

Sensory-Friendly Morning, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

We’ve turned down the lights and volume to make the Ohio State Fair more sensory-friendly in partnership with OCALI. Ride the rides with no flashing lights or music, visit the Fair’s many educational and sensory activities, take a break in a quiet room, or use our sensory accessibility guide to find a Fair opportunity that suits you. Print social narratives, a first-then board, wait cards, and a permit that will allow you to park in a special area on the OCALI website at ocali.org.

Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023

Donate Life Ohio Day

Donate Life Ohio is dedicated to educating Ohioans about the need for organ, eye, and tissue donation and inspiring them to register their donation decision in the Ohio Donor Registry. Say “yes!” to organ and tissue donation and be sure to stop by the Donate Life Ohio booth to learn more.

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