2021 State Fair of Texas | Friday, September 24, 2021 – Sunday, October 17, 2021

Y’all, it’s fall – which to North Texans means pumpkin spice everything, football and the return of The State Fair of Texas! The time-honored tradition kicks off in all its Lone Star glory on Friday, September 24. 

Big Tex + Big Savings = Texas-Sized Fun. We’ve rounded up a comprehensive list of discount opportunities so you can save on admission (which could mean more corn dogs!). Check out the list below to see the many ways Fair Fans can save BIG this year!


BIG TEX INSIDER PROMO CODES – Sign up to become a Big Tex Insider and receive exclusive State Fair ticket and merchandise discounts and promo codes straight to your email inbox. Each Monday during the Fair, a special promo code will be released that provides Big Tex Insiders special access to $10 tickets good for Tuesdays and Thursdays.

SEASON PASSES – Trying to get the full State Fair experience can be quite hard to do in one day. With the season pass, however, you can enjoy a full 24 days of admission as well as VIP benefits for just $50.

GROUP TICKETS – Enjoy fun times at the fair with all of your friends or coworkers! When purchased in advance, groups of 25 or more can attend the State Fair for as little as $16 per person. Don’t forget to preload Midway game cards and food and ride coupons to any group ticket order. For assistance in purchasing group tickets, call in advance, 214-565-2979. 


MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY IS EVERY DAY – All active military, retired military, and veterans save $5 off on weekdays and $7 off on weekends when they present valid documentation of military service at the gate or online. Spouses of service men and women with a valid Military Spouse ID and accompanying children under the age of 18 also receive discounted admission. For information on how to obtain your Military ID Card before your visit to the Fair, contact your military branch or go to

FIRST RESPONDERS DAY IS EVERY DAY – All first responders can save $5 off on weekdays and $7 off on weekends when they present a valid badge or ID card from their department or organization at the gate or online, plus up to three discounted admission tickets for their family members. 


KROGER – Get $3 off premium one-day admission or $5 off season passes when you buy tickets in advance from your local Kroger. Purchases can be made at the checkout counter or service desk until October 17, 2021.

MCDONALD’S – Discount coupons can be found at any participating McDonald’s locations in the North Texas area. Present these coupons at the fair gates to save $5 off general admission tickets on weekdays and $7 off on weekends. One coupon per person. McDonald’s discounts may not be combined with any other offers. 

AFTER 5 P.M. – No matter your age, all adults pay child’s prices at the State Fair of Texas after 5 p.m. SAVE up to $7 on adult tickets when you arrive after 5 p.m. any day of the week.



NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK OPENING DAY – On opening day, bring two jars of peanut butter for the North Texas Food Bank and enjoy a discounted admission price of $10 at the gate. 


THRILLING TUESDAYS – Most rides are offered at a reduced price on Tuesdays.

DR PEPPER VALUE DAYS – Dr Pepper Value Days are every Tuesday and Thursday and $10 tickets can only be purchased online. Only Big Tex Insiders receive the promotion code for this exclusive savings so be sure to sign up now at


NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK, FEED THE NEED WEDNESDAYS – By bringing five canned food items, fairgoers will receive admission for only $5. All canned donations go to the North Texas Food Bank, which helps feed members of the community. $5 admission tickets can only be purchased at the gate on Wednesdays with a canned-food donation.  


THRIFTY THURSDAY FOOD SPECIALS – Thursdays are the best day of the week for foodies, thrifty families, or anyone who can’t get enough fair food! Featured items include State Fair classics like corn dogs, cotton candy and funnel cakes. Participating food vendors also offer one of their signature menu items at a reduced price, ranging from mini versions to regular-size items.

DR PEPPER VALUE DAYS – Dr Pepper Value Days are every Tuesday and Thursday and $10 tickets can only be purchased online. Only Big Tex Insiders receive the promotion code for this exclusive savings so be sure to sign up now at

SENIOR DAYS – Every Thursday, anyone age 60 and older gets into the Fair for only $5. $5 admission tickets can only be purchased at the gate on Thursdays. Seniors must present ID to receive the discount.

For more information on this year’s State Fair of Texas, visit All discounts for the State Fair of Texas will be posted to

Special thanks to Ebby Halliday Companies Core Services Team for providing the research for this post.

Photo credits: Kevin Brown/State Fair of Texas

Fresh Listing Friday: Mediterranean Marvel


Happy Friday, everyone! You may recognize this week’s Fresh Listing Friday from our post earlier this week or from our Facebook page, but we felt you deserved a more in depth look at this marvel. This home, located in Bluffview at 8545 Midway Rd., in Dallas is absolutely stunning.

Fresh Listing Friday: Mediterranean Marvel

Imagine a home with all the space and tranquility of a private estate but located in the heart of the city. It sits on 1.26 acres, has five bedrooms, five baths, two half-baths, a three-car garage, and 9,383 square feet of living space. With a price tag of $5.5 million, you know there is no shortage of amenities and features in this home. Let’s take a look!

Fresh Listing Friday: Mediterranean Marvel

You’re welcomed to the home through a circle driveway that leads you to an opening in a privacy wall. This wall surrounds the front of the home, which offers a gorgeous courtyard with a fountain and highlights the home’s unique iron door that swivels on its middle. A two-story entrance bordered by a curving staircase is the perfect place to take in the formal living room.

Fresh Listing Friday: Mediterranean Marvel

This room has three sets of French doors, gorgeous views of the seemingly-endless backyard, hand scraped hardwood flooring, an the first of the homes five stunning fireplaces. This fireplace, like some of the others in the home, is a two-way fireplace, that provides heat and ambiance to this room and the adjoining formal dining room. Before we go too far, we want to give you a visual of the layout. To the left of the living room is a wet bar, an in-home theater complete with a projector screen and three TV’s, and also the main access to the first floor master suite. To the right, the formal dining room as three more sets of French doors, with the same stunning views and flooring.

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To the right of the dining room are the home’s kitchen and main living an dining areas. The kitchen is incredible. The island is oversized, perfect for entertaining, and the countertop is made up of square marble samples, making this island one of the most unique we’ve seen. There are two refrigerators, a professional-grade stovetop and oven, a beautiful copper hood, and an entire separate space designated as the “caterer’s kitchen.” Of course, this room is filled with light like the rest of the home and has more of the great backyard views. It is also open to the casual dining room and living area. A wine room, a study, and two baths, and a large laundry/mudroom also make up the first floor.

Fresh Listing Friday: Mediterranean MarvelFresh Listing Friday: Mediterranean Marvel

Back down to the left of the home, we have the private master suite retreat. This room is immaculately done, with it’s own living room, another two-way fireplace, enormous dual closets with soaring ceilings, and a bathroom that would make even the most avid spa-goer jealous. It has a freestanding solid stone tub, a separate rain shower with detailed tile work, dual vanities and sinks, and access to the backyard. The remaining bedrooms and baths are upstairs, along with a spacious game room.

Fresh Listing Friday: Mediterranean MarvelFresh Listing Friday: Mediterranean Marvel

Let’s go outside now to this backyard oasis. There’s a pool with an infinity edge, a large spa, a huge yard, a sport court, covered and open patio space, incredible terraced landscaping, a large garden, and even a chicken coop. Let’s just say that if you’ve ever had a dream about the ideal place to host a backyard summer pool party and grill out, this is it, hands down.


Plain and simple, this home has it all. If you’ve got the finances to make this one yours, we’d suggest you hurry because gems like this don’t come on the market often!


To see all the wonderful new homes that were new to the market this week, click here. Have a wonderful weekend, y’all. We hope everyone has the chance to enjoy the gorgeous weather!