Gov. John Kasich, along with his wife and daughters, cut the ceremonial ribbon on the 2013 Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, kicking off 12 days devoted to livestock, concerts, rides, fried food and more in northern Columbus.
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Ohio State Fair
When: July 24 through Aug. 4
Where: Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave.
Hours of operation
Admission gates: 9 am – 10 pm (Except Aug. 4, until 8 pm)
Commercial exhibit buildings: 10 am – 9 pm*
Youth Center: 9 am – 8 pm*
Janis Center: 8 am – 6 pm
Other exhibit buildings: 9 am – 9 pm*
Rides: 10 am - 11 pm (open until midnight Fridays and Saturdays)
*Some buildings have reduced hours on Aug. 4.
General admission prices
$10 - Adults 13-59
$8 - Seniors 60+
$8 - Children 5-12
Free - Children under 5
$6 - Advance sale tickets
$23 - Ride-All-Day Wristband Vouchers
$20 - Advanced Sale Ride-All-Day Wristband Vouchers (available through July 23 only)
$5 - Parking
Discounts on admission and ride wristbands
Save up to $4 off gate admission prices with $6 tickets available through August 4 at Kroger, participating AAA locations, participating Ticketmaster outlets. Purchase ride-all-day wristband vouchers (to be redeemed at the Fair for a wristband) for only $20 at Ticketmaster outlets through July 23 only.
$1 coupons. Most 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 $23 each day of the Fair.