2016 Special Offers

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


Discounts on Admission and Ride Wristbands

Save on gate admission prices with $6 tickets available through Aug. 7 at Kroger, participating Ohio O’Reilly Auto Parts retail stores, 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 26 only.

Fourth Grade Agriculture is Cool Program

Exiting fourth grade students (2015-2016 academic year) and one chaperone can attend the Fair for free any one day to enjoy the interactive Ag is Cool program by presenting a valid report card at the entrance gates.


Want to save some serious green on delicious Fair food or shopping this year? Download these printer-friendly coupons to help you save! Please note that coupons must be printed and provided to the vendor at the time of service; digital coupons shown on your phone or device cannot be accepted. 

2016 Ohio State Fair Coupon Sheet

Special days

Wednesday, July 27

WSYX/WTTE Opening Day
$3 admission until 3 pm

Thursday, July 28

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.

Join WOSU Public Media from 10 am – 3 pm in Central Park for a chance to meet your favorite PBS KIDS® characters including Daniel Tiger, Peg + Cat, Super Why and more! Enjoy family-friendly activities and check out a live radio broadcast.

Saturday, July 30

Molina Healthcare Day
Proudly providing affordable and quality healthcare to families and individuals covered by government programs for over 30 years, Molina Healthcare, welcomes its employees and their families, its members and all other guests to the Fair today.

Sunday, July 31

811 Day sponsored by Marathon Pipe Line LLC
Marathon Pipe Line LLC proudly welcomes everyone to the Fair today and reminds them to ALWAYS call 811 before digging!

Veterans & Military Day
Veterans and active military are given free admission with appropriate identification.

Monday, Aug. 1

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, Aug. 2

National Church Residences’ Senior Day
Seniors ages 60 and up can enjoy reduced admission of just $4 at the gate all day long. In addition, all fairgoers are invited to enjoy a free performance of That Mancini Magic! paying tribute to the timeless music of Henry Mancini, featuring Mac Frampton, Cecil Welch and The Moon River Orchestra in the WCOL Celeste Center at Noon.

Wednesday, Aug. 3

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., August 3 only.

Thursday, Aug. 4

AAA Member 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. 5

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. 6

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. 7

Pepsi Day
Bring any empty Pepsi product to a booth outside the entrance gates for a $3 admission voucher for every member in your party before 3 pm.