Want a day full of family fun, but on a budget? With just a little bit of planning, we’re here to help your family of four enjoy the Ohio State Fair for just $50! Let the savings begin on NBC4 Family Discount Day, Monday, July 29. On this day, kids 12 and under enjoy free admission to the fair and ride-all-day wristbands have a buy-one-get-one deal until 6 p.m.

The deals get better, parents can plan ahead and buy two advance gate admission tickets for $6 and one advance ride-all-day wristband voucher for $20. Once at the fair, the wristband voucher can be redeemed and a second rider can ride free with a hand stamp until 6 p.m.

Enjoy all the fair has to offer, but why break the bank? Parents can save on food and beverages by bringing their own cooler filled with the snacks they desire. Save some room in your stomach to indulge in Fair favorites. Corndogs can be found for just $2 in Meijer Kiddieland near the Giant Slide, and the whole family can delight themselves in sharing a $5 funnel cake. Take advantage of “Taste of The Fair” this year and treat your family in trying a variety of food items in smaller portions for a great price. You can find all participating vendors on our website at www.ohiostatefair.com/food.

You don’t have to pay a dime to have a good time, enjoy free entertainment all day long. Check out the Main Street and Gazebo stages for free musical performers, magicians, comedy and more. Stop by the many arts and crafts exhibits, discover strolling entertainers and enjoy free fishing and kayaking in the Natural Resources Park. Families can find new friends at the Petting Zoo or watch the world famous racing pigs.

See how we calculated fun for a family of four for $50

The Ohio State Fair provides endless opportunities for family fun. We’ve calculated the perfect day for a family of four for just $50:

  • Two Advance Gate Admission tickets – $12
  • Two children under 12 – Free on NBC4 Family Discount Day
  • Parking – $5
  • One ride–all-day wristband with one free rider until 6 p.m. – $20
  • Four corndogs – $8
  • One funnel cake to share – $5
  • Strolling and musical entertainment – free
  • Petting Zoo – free
  • Family day of fun – Priceless memories

Total = $50

How to get your tickets in advance

Plan ahead and purchase discounted advance gate admission tickets for $6 online with no order processing fees or at one of our retail outlets including Kroger and participating AAA locations with AAA membership. Save with discounted advance ride-all-day wristbands for $20 online through July 23 only at Ticketmaster with no order processing fees or by purchasing a voucher to be redeemed at the Fair at Kroger stores.

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