Fall is here, which means it's time for the State Fair of Texas! Whether it's the food (mmm...funnel cake), games, rides, or any of the other fun activities, there's something at the fair that everyone can love.
A day at the fair can get pricey, so it’s best to use discounts if you can find them. Thanks to Brittany McMahon at City Love List, you don’t have to go searching for them! The original article is linked below.
Here are your 15 discount opportunities!
1. $15 TICKETS MONDAY-THURSDAY
Attending the fair during the week? If you visit Monday-Thursday, an adult one-day admission ticket is only $15 and kids and seniors are only $10! *Note these are only valid on pre-selected dates*
2. GET A $50 SEASON PASS
Can’t get enough of the fair? Unlock 24 days of admission and special VIP benefits when you purchase a season pass!
3. GROUP RATES
Have lots of friends to bring? Save up to 55% when you buy your tickets with 25 or more people.
4. GET $ OFF WHEN YOU PURCHASE AT KROGER
Buy your tickets in advance at Kroger and receive $3 off premium one-day admission tickets or $5 off your season passes.
5. CHECK YOUR MCDONALDS MEAL BAGS FOR FAIR COUPONS
Get your Big Mac fill and save some money in the process! Order from a North Texas McDonalds throughout fair season and you may be pleasantly surprised to find fair coupons on your tray liners or inside your meal bag! You could find $5 off weekdays and $7 off weekends!
6. MILITARY DISCOUNTS
Any and all active military, retired military, and veterans save $5 on weekdays and $7 on weekends! Just make sure to bring documentation when purchasing your tickets. Military spouses and children also will receive a discounted admission!
7. FIRST RESPONDER DISCOUNTS
First responders, make sure to bring your badge or ID card when purchasing tickets to receive $5 off weekday admission and $7 off weekend admission. (Plus, up to 3 family members will also get a discounted ticket!)
8. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EVENING RATES
Save a few bucks when you hit the fair on a weekday after 5 pm. You will receive a child’s price for your ticket- no matter your age!
9. VISIT THE FAIR ON A TUESDAY OR THURSDAY
Dr. Pepper value days are every Tuesday and Thursday where you can get an admission ticket for ONLY $10! You have to be a Big Tex Insider to get this discount — sign up HERE.
10. DONATE PEANUT BUTTER
Get your admission ticket for only $10 at the gate when you bring 2 jars of peanut butter to donate to the North Texas Food Bank! Giving to a good cause and a good discount? Yes please!
11. BRING YOUR CANS ON WEDNESDAYS
Get your admission ticket for only $5 when you bring FIVE cans to donate to North Texas Food Bank on Wednesdays!
12. SENIORS GET $5 ADMISSIONS ON THURSDAYS
Thursday is the day for Senior Discounts, and a great day for the family to go.
13. ASK YOUR KIDS
Makes sure to double-check with your kids before heading to the fair! Some schools give out free admission tickets.
14. TAKE THE DART
Forget parking fees when you take the Dart! You can get off at either the Fair Park Station or the MLK Jr. Station.
15. TAKE PART IN THRIFTY THURSDAYS
During Thrifty Thursdays, select vendors have their signature menu items at a reduced price so you can enjoy all the fabulous food the fair has to offer on a budget!
For more info on the fair, visit https://bigtex.com/