2017 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. 6 at Kroger, participating Ohio O’Reilly Auto Parts retail stores, 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 25 only.

Fourth Grade Agriculture is Cool Program

Exiting fourth grade students (2016-2017 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 and print 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. 

Special days

Wednesday, July 26

WSYX/WTTE & Allegiant Opening Day
$3 admission until 3 pm.

Thursday, July 27

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.

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, Katerina Kittycat, Super Why, Nature Cat, Buddy (Dinosaur Train), Clifford, and Sid the Science Kid! Enjoy family-friendly activities and check out a live radio broadcast.

Friday, July 28

Meijer Day
Spend $100 on any one trip to Meijer between July 14 – July 28, 2017 and receive two free admission tickets by showing your dated receipt at a booth outside the entrance gates on July 28 only.

Saturday, July 29

Molina Healthcare Day
Proudly providing affordable and quality healthcare to families and individuals covered by government programs for over 30 years. Check out the Molina Healthcare Kid Zone on this day in Cardinal Hall A!

Sunday, July 30

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, just south of the Taste of Ohio Cafe, 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 31

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. 1

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 a tribute to The Carpenters in the WCOL Celeste Center at 1 pm.

Wednesday, Aug. 2

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 2 only.

Thursday, Aug. 3

AAA Member Day
AAA members: Show your current membership card at a booth outside the entrance gates to receive $4 admission vouchers for each member in your party.

Friday, Aug. 4

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. 5

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. 6

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.