State Fair of Texas Discounts

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 runs from Friday, September 24 through Sunday, October 17.
We’ve rounded up a comprehensive list of discount opportunities so you can save on admission (which could mean more corny dogs!). Check out the list below to see the many ways Fair Fans can save BIG this year!
HOMETOWN HEROES
  • 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.
  • 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.
ANY-DAY DISCOUNTS
  • KROGER – Get $3 off premium one-day admission or $5 off season passes when you buy tickets in advance from your local Kroger.
  • 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.
  • AFTER 5 P.M. – No matter your age, all adults pay child’s prices at the State Fair of Texas after 5 p.m. any day of the week.
DISCOUNTS OF THE DAY
  • 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 – TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS – 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 bigtex.com/insider.
  • NORTH TEXAS FOOD BANK, FEED THE NEED WEDNESDAYS – By bringing five canned food items, fairgoers will receive admission for only $5 on Wednesdays. All canned donations go to the North Texas Food Bank, which helps feed members of the community.
  • 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 corny 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.
  • SENIOR DAYS – EVERY THURSDAY – Every Thursday, anyone age 60 and older gets into the Fair for only $5. Seniors must present ID to receive the discount.
For more information on this year’s State Fair of Texas, visit bigtex.com.
For more information on discount opportunities, visit bigtex.com/discounts.

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