Ohio State Fair discounts and deals

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – It’s opening day of the Ohio State Fair. Here’s what you need to know to keep as much money in your wallet as possible.

Regular adult admission is $10, but you can get a $6 ticket at any Kroger, participating O’Reilly Auto Parts stores, AAA locations and Ticketmaster outlets.

Students who just exited 4th grade and a chaperone can attend the fair for free on any one day for the ‘Agriculture is cool’program.

There are several special days, each with its own special discount, including NBC4 Family Value Day on August 1.

Special days:

  • Wednesday, July 27
    Opening Day
    $3 admission until 3 pm
  • Thursday, July 28
    Kroger Feeds Ohio Day
    Bring two 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.
  • Sunday, July 31
    Veterans & Military Day
    Veterans and active military are given free admission with appropriate identification.
  • Monday, August 1
    NBC4 Family Value Day
    Until 6pm, 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, August 2
    National Church Residences’ Senior Day
    Seniors ages 60 and up can enjoy reduced admission of just $4 at the gate all day long.
  • Wednesday, August 3
    QFM 96 Fair Attitude Wednesday
    Fairgoers will enjoy $5 admission all day.
    Mattress Firm Day
    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 3 only.
  • Thursday, August 4
    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, August 5
    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.

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