The State Fair of Texas kicks off this weekend! For those planning a trip (or a few trips), these money-saving opportunities are available Friday, September 27 to Sunday, October 20.
State Fair Savings
Save time and money by purchasing tickets online. Online tickets are $1.50 less than tickets purchased in person.
Going to the State Fair of Texas for one day is definitely not enough time to get the full experience. Get a season pass, enjoy all the attractions and save money. Season passes are now available for $45, which includes 24-day admission and a variety of special VIP benefits.
Discounted Group Tickets
Going to the fair with a group of friends or coworkers? Well you’re in luck! Groups as small as 20 can get through the gates for as low as $10 per person (a savings of more than 55%).
Any Day Discounts
Through the Dart GoPass app, you can buy discounted tickets to the State Fair of Texas. General admission tickets are $16, while child and senior tickets are $12.
Get your tickets in advance at your local Kroger. General admission is $16.50 and season passes are $39.95. Tickets can be purchased at the checkout counter or service desk up until October 20, 2019.
Bring an empty Dr Pepper can to the State Fair gates after 5 p.m. any day of the week and get general admission for half price.
Discount coupons are available at participating McDonald’s locations throughout North Texas. Bring your coupon to the State Fair gate any day and save $5 off general admission or half off a children’s ticket (with purchase of general admission).
Opening Day – Friday, September 27
Military Appreciation Day
All active military, retired military, and veterans receive free admission when they present valid documentation of military service. Spouses of service men and women with a valid Military Spouse ID, as well as children under the age of 18, also receive free admission.
Bring a full 20 oz. bottle of Dasani water (or any 20 oz. Coca-Cola product) for donation to the North Texas Food Bank and get in for $9 on Opening Day.
Every Tuesday – October 1, 8 & 15
Bring an empty Dr Pepper can any Tuesday and receive $9 admission.
Discounts extended to the Midway with most rides offered at a reduced price on Tuesdays.
Every Wednesday – October 2, 9 & 16
North Texas Food Bank
Bring four cans of food as a donation to the North Texas Food Bank and receive $4 admission.
Every Thursday – October 3, 10 & 17
Senior citizens 60 years and better get into the fair for free.
Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of any Coca-Cola product and receive $9 admission.
Coca-Cola Thrifty Thursdays
Every Thursday of the fair you can save while snacking with participating food vendors offering one of their signature menu items at a reduced price.
Friday, October 11
First Responders Day
All first responders, including active and retired public law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency service agencies, will receive free admission when they present a valid badge or ID from their department or organization. In addition, up to three admission tickets will be available for their family members.
For more information on this year’s State Fair of Texas, visit bigtex.com.