Opening Day at the Ohio State Fair

The 157th Ohio State Fair will celebrate Opening Day on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 with great savings. Experience all the traditional Fair favorites along with plenty of new attractions and exhibits.

“We are always excited to see friends and families come out to the Fair for opening day,” said Virgil Strickler, general manager. Annually the Fair begins with an Opening Day Ceremony to kick off the start of another Ohio State Fair.

The 2010 Opening Day Ceremony will take place at 9 am in front of the Cardinal Gate. Gov. Ted Strickland will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the official opening of the 157th Ohio State Fair. The All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir will also perform.

A ceremony will be held at 11:30 am on Opening Day at which the Coliseum will be dedicated to former Ohio Gov. Bob Taft.

Value is a key component of this year’s Fair and fairgoers can enjoy admission for only $3 until 3 pm on WBNS 10 TV & ONN Opening Day and Ohio Lottery Day. Be the first to enjoy the attractions, exhibits, rides and food the Fair has to offer.

Visitors can also take advantage of even more values throughout the Fair, including other specially sponsored days and discount coupons. Discount coupons can be printed at

Save on gate admission prices with $6 tickets available through Aug. 8 at Kroger, participating AAA locations and Ticketmaster outlets.  Purchase ride-all-day wristband vouchers (to be redeemed at the Fair for a wristband) for only $19 at Kroger Stores and Ticketmaster outlets through July 27 only.

For more information about the 2010 Ohio State Fair, call 1-888-OHO-EXPO or 1-614-644-FAIR.  On the Web, visit us at 
The Ohio Expo Center is proud to host the Ohio State Fair.  With a spectacular midway, big-name entertainment, hundreds of exhibits and one of the largest junior fair shows in the nation, the 2010 Ohio State Fair will run July 28 – Aug. 8.

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