The Ohio State Fair is ready to begin and discounts are available! A sour economy doesn’t mean families have to miss out on the Ohio State Fair.
Thanks to various sponsors, Columbus families can save money on fair admissions and midway ride bracelets. Additionally, several vendors offer discount coupons via this PDF file at the official Ohio State Fair website. The food and drink discounts can be found on pages 4 and 5 and offer free drinks with food purchases or discounted meal prices.
Ticket holders for Ohio State Fair paid concerts receive free admission on the day of the show if they buy their tickets before arriving. Throughout the run of the fair, discount tickets are available at Kroger, AAA and Ticketmaster for $6 each.
With regular Ohio State Fair admission prices ranging from $8 for kids and $12 for adults and ride-all-day wristbands priced at $22, many families might find the cost of the fair prohibitive. Individual ride tickets start at $1. Kiddie rides cost one ticket, super-kiddie and spectacular rides need 2 tickets and super-spectacular rides require 3 tickets. Parking is still $5.
Discount admission to the Ohio State Fair has been underwritten by the following sponsors:
Opening Day, July 28, 2010 – Ohio Lottery Day
WBNS-10TV and ONN – Special Ohio State Fair admission of only $3 for everyone until 3:00 PM
Thursday July 29, 2010 – Kroger Day
Present your Kroger Plus card at the booth outside the admission gates to receive vouchers for $4 admission for your entire family.
Friday July 30, 2010 – Ohio Lottery Day
Special booths outside the admission gates will collect losing Ohio Lottery tickets in exchange for $4 fair admission vouchers.
Sunday August 1, 2010 – Time-Warner Cable Day
Veterans and Military Day – With appropriate ID, all active service personnel and veterans will receive free admission to the Ohio State Fair.
Monday August 2, 2010 – NBC4 Family Value Day
Parents receive the child’s price of admission at $8 and all children under 12 are admitted free until 6:00 PM. A better value is the ride discount – with the purchase of one wristband, a second rider will receive a hand stamp good until 6:00 PM. After 6:00, all riders will need a wristband or vouchers.
Wednesday August 4, 2010 – QFM96 Fair Attitude Wednesday
Ohio State Fair attendees will receive $5 admission all day.
Thursday August 5, 2010 – AAA Show Your Card & Save
AAA members can present their card at the booth outside the admission gate for $4 admission vouchers.
Friday August 6, 2010 – Meijer Day
Your back to school shopping can pay off with a discount from Meijer. Purchase $25 of Falls Creek Merchandise between July 22 and August 5 and receive a voucher for $4 gate admission.
Sunday August 8, 2010 – Pepsi Day
Bring a Pepsi product to the booth outside the admission gates and exchange it for $3 admission vouchers for everyone until 3:00 PM
Columbus families should plan their Ohio State Fair visit to take advantage of the great deals provided by these generous sponsors. Don’t forget to clip your food and drink coupons and check out the free concerts at the 2010 Ohio State Fair!
Sources: Ohio State Fair Official Website