2018 Information

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General admission prices

Reentry is permitted each day with a hand stamp during the hours the gates are open. 

Ride prices

  • $25 – Ride-All-Day Wristband Vouchers
  • $20 – Advanced Sale Wristbands (available through July 24 only)
  • $1 coupons – select kiddie rides require one coupon; super kiddie and spectacular rides require two coupons; super spectacular rides require three coupons. Special ride-all-day wristbands are available for $25; advance-sale ride-all-day wristband vouchers are available for $20 through July 24 only (see above).

Rides are operational 10 am – 11 pm (open until midnight Fridays and Saturdays). Vouchers must be purchased by July 12 for mail to home and July 25 for mobile or print at home; advance-sale Midway ride-all-day vouchers will no longer be available beginning the first day of the Fair, July 25. 


  • $5 per vehicle (easy access to AAA Parking Lots from I-71 at the 17th Avenue exit and the Hudson Street exit at Silver Drive. Handicapped parking available. Ride the complimentary AAA Courtesy Shuttles to and from the main entrance gate and your vehicle.)

Advance-sale tickets: discounts on admission and rides when you buy early! 

  • Get your tickets in person at a retail outlet – Kroger and AAA (details below)
    • Admission – $6 each (through Aug. 5) – Save on gate admission prices with tickets by picking up your tickets at one of our preferred retail outlets including Kroger and participating AAA locations with AAA membership.
    • Midway ride-all-day wristbands – $20 each (through July 24 only) – purchase a voucher to be redeemed at the Fair at Kroger stores
  • Onlinewww.ticketmaster.com/ohiostatefair
    • Get your print-at-home or mobile-delivery $6 admission tickets (through Aug. 5) and your $20 ride-all-day wristbands (through July 24 only) with no order processing fees at ticketmaster.com/ohiostatefair.*

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*Tickets ordered online to be delivered by mail will have a mail delivery fee. A nominal credit card processing fee applies to all orders.


Discounts and Deals

For a complete list of special days and discounts, please see the “Discounts & Promotions” page.