2017 Information

General admission prices

  • $10 – Adults 13-59
  • $8 – Seniors 60+
  • $8 – Children 5-12
  • Free – Children under 5
  • $6 – Advance sale admission tickets

Ride prices

  • $25 – Ride-All-Day Wristband Vouchers
  • $20 – Advanced Sale Wristbands (available through July 25 only)
  • $1 coupons – select 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 $25; advance-sale ride-all-day wristband vouchers are available for $20 through July 25 only (see above).

Rides are operational 10 am – 11 pm (open until midnight Fridays and Saturdays). 


  • $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 AAA Courtesy Shuttles to and from the main entrance gate and your vehicle.)

Advance-sale tickets: discounts on admission and rides when you buy early! 

  • Get your tickets in person at a retail outlet – Kroger, O’Reilly and AAA (details below)
    • Admission – $6 each (through Aug. 6) – Save on gate admission prices with tickets by picking up your tickets at one of our preferred retail outlets including Kroger, participating Ohio O’Reilly Auto Parts stores, participating AAA locations with AAA membership.
    • Midway ride-all-day wristbands – $20 each (through July 25 only) – purchase a voucher to be redeemed at the Fair at Kroger stores
  • Onlinewww.ticketmaster.com/ohiostatefair beginning June 1
    • New this year, get your print-at-home or mobile-delivery $6 admission tickets (through Aug. 6) and your $20 ride-all-day wristbands (through July 25 only) with no order processing fees at ticketmaster.com/ohiostatefair.*
*Tickets ordered online to be delivered by mail will have a mail delivery fee. A nominal credit card processing fee (2.4%) applies to all orders.


Discounts and Deals

For a complete list of special days and discounts, please see the “Discounts & Promotions” page.