A trip to the Ohio State Fair doesn’t have to break the bank. With advance-sale tickets, special discounts on admission prices every day, coupons and more, there are plenty of ways to save money at the Fair this year. We hope that you enjoy the remainder of the Ohio State Fair. 

Free Entertainment / Activities:

For a complete list of free entertainment and live music times and locations, check out the daily schedules on ohiostatefair.com. From R&B and country to pop and folk, the Fair has music that is sure to suit your ears.

There are plenty of other 

free entertainment opportunities including a free petting zoo, performances by strolling entertainers, kayaking, archery, educational activities, a birthing center for farm animals and much more. 

Special Days: Not valid with any other offer

  • Wednesday, July 23 – WBNS 10 TV Opening Day. Fairgoers receive $3 admission until 3 pm.
  • Thursday, July 24Kroger Feeds Ohio Day. Bring two canned food items per person to receive a voucher for $3 admission before 4 pm. All food donations benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
  • Friday, July 25Meijer Day. Purchase two pairs of Falls Creek jeans at Meijer and receive a printable Catalina coupon for free admission for up to two people. Offer only available in-store July 6 – July 25.
  • Saturday, July 26AEP Ohio Day. AEP Ohio customers can present a bill at the gate to receive $5 admission vouchers for everyone in your party before 5 pm.
  • Sunday, July 27Veterans & Military Day. Veterans and active military are granted free admission with appropriate identification.
  • Monday, July 28NBC4 Family Value Day. Until 6 pm, adults will be admitted for the kids’ admission price of $8, and kinds 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.
  • Tuesday, July 29 Senior Day. Seniors ages 60 and up can enjoy $4 admission at the gate all day long.
  • Wednesday, July 30QFM 96 Fair Attitude Wednesday. All fairgoers receive $5 admission all day. It’s also Mattress Firm Day – 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 Wednesday, July 30 only.
  • Thursday, July 31 AAA “Show Your Card and Save” Day. AAA members can show a current membership card at the gate to receive a $4 admission voucher for each member in your party. Show your card at the AAA ice cream social tent in Central Park and receive one free scoop of ice cream from 2 – 4 pm.
  • Friday, Aug. 1 Ohio Lottery Day. Fairgoers 18 and over may present a non-winning Ohio Lottery ticket at the gate to receive one $4 admission voucher.
  • Saturday, Aug. 2Ohio 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 a voucher from Ohio Soybean News magazine.
  • Sunday, Aug. 3Pepsi-Cola Day. Bring any empty Pepsi-Cola brand product at the gate for a $3 admission voucher for every member in your party before 3 pm. 

Advance Ticket Sales:

Advance sale tickets are $6 at Kroger, participating AAA locations with AAA membership and Ticketmaster outlets through Aug. 3, 2014. 

Printer-Friendly Coupons:
Printer-friendly vendor coupons can be downloaded prior to visiting the Fair for discounts on food and merchandise.

Ag is Cool:
There are also plenty of free educational activities at the Fair. Families can visit Ag is Cool interactive education stations where they are able to milk a real cow, compare their weight to animals, spin wool and much more! Additionally, exiting fourth grade students and one chaperone can attend the Fair free any one day July 23 – Aug. 3 by presenting a valid report card or Ag is Cool voucher at the entrance gate. 

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