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Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in Entertainment | 0 comments

How to Save Money at the Texas State Fair

There are several ways to save on admission to the State Fair of Texas. There are different prices. General admission is one price, then there is a lower price for seniors and kids under 48 inches tall. In years past, I have found that has all of the details on how to save a ton. There are four ways to save online:

  • Online Tickets are about $2 LESS than tickets purchased at the State Fair gate.
  • Season Pass Combo Packs (includes 2 Season Passes and 100 food & ride coupons) are just $95 – that is a $35 SAVINGS!
  • $99 Family 4-Pack (includes 4 general admission tickets and 100 food & ride coupons.) A $23 SAVINGS!
  • Attending the Fair with 20 of your closest friends? Buy discounted group tickets online and SAVE up to $7 per ticket.

Here are a few other discounts:

Dart Go Pass: Buy discounted tickets to the State Fair of Texas right from your DART GoPass app. General Admission tickets are just $16 and child/senior tickets are $12. You can also buy a DART pass to the Fair. Both your DART pass and your Fair tickets will be right there on your phone and scanned at the gates. Tickets go on sale in September 2017.

Kroger: Advance purchase General Admission tickets are $16.50. A Season Pass is $34.95. They may be purchased at the check-out counter or at the service desk. A State Fair season pass includes a one-day companion ticket (good Monday-Friday). Tickets go on sale September 1, 2017.

Dr. Pepper: Enjoy all the State Fair has to offer after 5 p.m. and save. Bring an empty Dr. Pepper can after 5 p.m. each day and admission is HALF PRICE. One can per person. Discount may not be combined with any other offers.  Dr. Pepper $6 Tuesdays – Any Tuesday (Oct. 3, 10 and 17, 2017). Bring an empty Dr. Pepper can and receive a $6 admission voucher to the State Fair. One can per person. Discount may not be combined with any other offers. Tuesday Savings extent to the Midway – most rides are a reduced price on Tuesdays. Midway discounts exclude the Thrillway and the Texas Star.

McDonalds: Discount coupons are available at McDonald’s locations throughout North Texas on tray liners and bag stuffers. Bring coupon to the gate and SAVE $5 off general admission tickets or HALF OFF a children’s tickets (with the purchase of general admission). One coupon per person. Discount may not be combined with any other offers.

$4 Admission- Any Wednesday (Oct. 4, 11 and 18, 2017)
Bring 4 cans of food for donation to the North Texas Food Bank any Wednesday of the Fair and receive a coupon for a $4 admission ticket. Enjoy the Fair for just $4 and help stock the North Texas Food Bank. One (4 can) donation per person. Discount may not be combined with any other offers.

Save on great Fair food with the Thrifty Thursday Program.
Every Thursday of the Fair, save on everything from cotton candy to funnel cakes. Ranging from mini version to regular-size items, most items are between two and seven coupons.

Senior Days FREE Admnission– Any Thursday (Oct. 5, 12, and 19, 2017)
Senior citizens 60 years and better get into the Fair FREE every Thursday of the State Fair. Discount may mot be combined with any other offers.

Courtney Solstad is a DealPro and founder of the savings blog, She loves to blog about ways to save time, energy and money to live a fuller life.

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