In 2016, the State Fair of Texas runs from Friday, September 26 through Sunday, October 18. Get ready for deep-fried food and deep discounts if you plan your trip right. General admission to the 2014 State Fair of Texas is $17. It's $13 for Seniors ages 60 and up (but free for seniors on Thursdays). Admission for children age 3 up to 48” in height is $13. Children age 2 and under are free.
But you don't have to break into your child's piggy bank to go to the 2016 State Fair of Texas.
There are some great discounts and deals that will save you some cash on admission. You can save on admission and help area food banks on certain days too. Save a few bucks with these special offers and then you can spend it on midway games and all that great fried food.
Many fair goers just can't get enough of the annual event and end up purchasing a Season Pass. That's a smart thing to do if you are addicted to corny dogs, fried latte or you didn't pop enough balloons to win a ginormous stuffed Bevo and you want another shot.
But with all the cool concerts, serious shopping and fan-tastic football, who can get enough of the State Fair of Texas?! Here are the 2014 discounts and deals. Govern yourselves accordingly.
Save Money So You Can Spend It on the Midway!
From 2016: Dasani Opening Day September 26: Bring a full 20 oz. bottle of Dasani water (or any Coca-Cola product) for donation to the North Texas Food Bank containers at Fair admission gates and get in for $6 per (per donation) per person.
Kroger Advanced General Admission / Season Passes: Advance purchase General Admission tickets are $15.50. A Season Pass is $34.95. They may be purchased at the check-out counter or at the service desk. The season pass includes a one-day companion ticket (good Monday-Friday).
Kroger Can Food Drive Any Wednesday: Admission (any Wednesday) is $3 for each visitor bringing 3 cans of food for area food banks.
Senior Day presented by Genworth Financial – Any Thursday: Senior Citizens 60 years and older get in to the State Fair FREE each Thursday. Sponsored by Genworth Financial, Inc.
McDonald's Any Day Discount: McDonald’s offers $3 off General Admission with one of their State Fair coupons (available on tray liner or bag stuffer) any day of the Fair. A $6 child ticket (with purchase of general admission) coupon is also distributed by McDonald’s. Discount may not be combined with any other offer.
Dr Pepper $5 Any Tuesday: Bring an empty Dr Pepper can and enter for $5. Most rides (excluding the Thrillway and the Texas Star) are 6 coupons.
Dr Pepper $8 after 5 – Any day after 5 p.m.: Bring an empty Dr Pepper can and enter for $8 after 5 p.m.
Coke $6 Thursday: Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of a Coca-Cola product and enter the Fair for $6 admission.
KISS-FM Fridays – Any Friday: Download and print a coupon from the KISS-FM website. Admission is $12 with the coupon. Discount is off of general admission only – when purchased at a State Fair of Texas admission gate with coupon.
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