Special days

Wednesday, July 29

Opening Day
$3 admission until 3 pm.

Thursday, July 30

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.

Friday, July 31

First Lady’s Day
Enjoy State Fair activities hosted by Ohio’s First Lady Karen Waldbillig Kasich! The day will spotlight events focused on women in agriculture and the First Lady’s commitment to health and wellness.

Sunday, Aug. 2

Veterans & Military Day
Veterans and active military are given free admission with appropriate identification.

Printers’ Day

Monday, Aug. 3

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. 4

Senior Day
Seniors ages 60 and up can enjoy reduced admission of just $4 at the gate all day long.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

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 5 only.

Thursday, Aug. 6

Throwback Thursday
It’s #throwbackthursday! We’re rolling back the prices – enjoy FREE parking and $1 small fountain sodas at select locations throughout the Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today only. Don’t miss tonight’s Hairapalooza concert featuring Great White, Vixen and Lynch Mob for just $20!

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. I scream, you scream, AAA members scream for free ice cream! Show your membership card at the AAA ice cream social tent in Central Park and receive one free scoop of ice cream from 2 – 4 pm.

Friday, Aug. 7
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. 8
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. 9
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.