A visit to the fair can quickly get expensive - concerts, coneys, rides, keepsakes, etc. Luckily there are a few ways to do the fair on the cheap:
Buying fair tickets ahead and pay $6 per ticket when you purchase them from Kroger, AAA locations and Ticketmaster. Be aware that Ticketmaster may charge a convenience fee when ordering online.
Like to ride? Buy a "ride-all-day" wristband voucher for $19 from Kroger stores and Ticketmaster outlets through July 24. This will save a mint for the riders in your crew as average ride price is $1 - $3 per ride.
Wednesday, July 25Rams Truck Day
WBNS 10 TV & ONN Opening Day
$3 admission until 3 pm.
Thursday, July 26Kroger Day
Kroger Plus card members: Present card at entrance gates to receive $4 admission vouchers for every member in your party.
Friday, July 27Feed Ohio Day
Ohio Lottery Day Present a non-winning Ohio Lottery ticket at a booth outside entrance gates to receive a $4 admission voucher. 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.
Saturday, July 28AEP Ohio Day
AEP Ohio customers present a bill at entrance gates to receive $5 admission before 5 pm.
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Sunday, July 29Veterans & Military Day
Free admission for veterans and active military with appropriate identification.
Monday, July 30NBC4 Family Value Day
Until 6 pm, adults will be admitted for $8, and kids 12 and under will be admitted free.
Also, buy one wristband, a second rider can ride free until 6 pm with a hand stamp.
Wednesday, August 1Mattress Firm Day
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 through the state and receive one free admission with the purchase of one $5 admission on Wed., Aug. 1 only.
Thursday, August 2AAA “Show Your Card and Save” 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. O’Reilly Auto Parts Discount Day 1
Present a receipt for any purchase from O'Reilly Auto Parts at a booth outside the entrance gates to receive a voucher for one $5 admission.
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Friday, August 5Meijer Day
Purchase two pairs of Falls Creek Jeans at Meijer and receive a Catalina coupon in-store good for admission for up to two people on Meijer Day, Friday, Aug. 3 only. Offer available in-store July 15 through Aug. 3. Not valid with any other offers. O’Reilly Auto Parts Discount Day 2
Present a receipt for any purchase from O'Reilly Auto Parts at a booth outside the entrance gates to receive a voucher for one $5 admission
Sunday, August 7Pepsi-Cola Day
Bring your specially-marked Pepsi-Cola can or any Pepsi-Cola product to a booth outside the entrance gates for a $3 admission voucher for every member in your party before 3 p.m.
Cost Cutting Coupons & Food Notes
There's nothing extreme about these coupons. Print out your fair coupons before you hit the festivities and save on things like a free large drink with meal purchase from JP's BBQ or $1 off a Caricature Artist's Fun Factory design.
Other food tips:
-Pack a lunch or cooler. The fair allows you to bring outside food.
-Check out the all day refill drink stations. These vendors will refill specially marked cups for free all day!
-Dollar hot dogs! There is a hot dog stand near the giant slide that has $1 hotdogs and $2 corn dogs. Easily the cheapest food at the fair.
Social Networking and the Ohio State Fair
The fair has gone social! Be sure to text "Fair" to 82672 to receive daily schedules, use the "Fair Food Finder" and receive coupons directly to your phone!