2019 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. 4 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 23 only.
Wednesday, July 24
Pepsi presents WSYX/WTTE Opening Day
$3 admission until 3 pm.
Thursday, July 25
Telhio and 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 6pm: new packages of sandwich or snack baggies, kitchen trash bags, aluminum foil, plastic food wrap or canned food. All donations will support families at the 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, Katerina Kittycat, Buddy the dinosaur, Nature Cat and more! Enjoy family-friendly activities and check out a live radio broadcast.
Friday, July 26
Spend $100 on one receipt at Meijer between July 12 – July 25, 2019 and receive two free admission tickets by showing your dated receipt at a booth outside the entrance gates on this day only.
Saturday, July 27
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 Central Park!
Sunday, July 28
Buckeye Health Plan Day
Buckeye Health Plan is committed to transforming the health of the community, one person at a time through affordable and reliable healthcare plans. Join Buckeye from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. on this day at the Main Street Stage for a Kid’s Fitness Challenge! Participating kids will get fit and have a chance to win a bike and other fun prizes!
Veterans & Military Day
Veterans and active military are given free admission with appropriate identification.
Monday, July 29
NBC4 Family Discount Day
Until 6 p.m., 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 p.m. with a hand stamp. After 6 p.m., all riders will need either a wristband or vouchers to ride. Support NBC4’s Stuff the Backpack Drive for a deeper discount and to help a great cause! Each adult that brings a backpack stuffed with back-to-school supplies (like highlighters, pencils, crayons and paper) will get in for $4 – half of the already discounted rate!
Tuesday, July 30
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 John Denver Tribute featuring Ted Vigil in the WCOL Celeste Center at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31
Union Carpenters and Millwrights Day
All Indiana Kentucky Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters members who present their membership card to a booth outside the entrance gate will receive vouchers for each member in their family for discounted admission of $4 each.
Sensory-Friendly Morning presented by White Castle, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
We’ve turned down the lights and volume to make the Ohio State Fair more sensory-friendly in partnership with OCALI. Ride the rides with no flashing lights or music, visit the Fair’s many educational and sensory activities, take a break in a quiet room, or use our sensory accessibility guide to find a Fair opportunity that suits you.
Thursday, Aug. 1
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. 2
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. 3
811 Day sponsored by Marathon Pipe Line
Marathon Pipe Line proudly welcomes everyone to the Fair today and reminds them to ALWAYS call 811 before digging!
Want to save some serious green on delicious Fair food or shopping this year? Printer-friendly coupons for the 2019 Ohio State Fair will be available in July!
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.