2018 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. 5 online at Ticketmaster, or at retail outlets including Kroger and participating AAA locations with AAA membership. Purchase ride-all-day wristband vouchers (to be redeemed at the Fair for a wristband) for $20 at Kroger stores through July 24 only.
Fourth Grade Agriculture is Cool Program
Exiting fourth grade students (2017-2018 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 or valid homeschool form at the entrance gates.
Want to save some serious green on delicious Fair food or shopping this year? Check back later for coupons for the 2018 Ohio State Fair!
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.
Wednesday, July 25
WSYX/WTTE Opening Day
$3 admission until 3 pm.
Thursday, July 26
Telhio & Ronald McDonald House Charities Day
When you bring one of the following “wish list” items per person to a booth outside the gates, you’ll receive a voucher good for $3 admission before 6 pm: new packages of sandwich or snack baggies, kitchen trash bags, aluminum foil, plastic food wrap or canned food. All donations will support families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.
WOSU Kids Day
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.
Friday, July 27
Spend $100 at Meijer between July 13 – July 27, 2018 and receive two free admission tickets by showing your dated receipt at a booth outside the entrance gates on this day only.
Saturday, July 28
Molina Healthcare Day
Proudly providing affordable and quality healthcare to families and individuals covered by government programs for over 30 years.
Sunday, July 29
Buckeye Health Plan Day
Buckeye Health Plan is committed to improving the health of the community one person at a time through affordable and reliable health care plans. Visit our Community Partners Tent, near the Lausche Youth Center shuttle stop, to meet some of our agency partners and receive fun giveaways!
Veterans & Military Day
Veterans and active military are given free admission with appropriate identification.
Monday, July 30
NBC4 Family Discount 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 31
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 The Rat Pack is Back in the WCOL Celeste Center at 12:30 pm.
Thursday, Aug. 2
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. 3
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. 4
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. 5
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.