Friday, September 15, 2017

All The Ways To Save At The State Fair Of Texas!!!

Alright folks, it IS that time of year again...time for The State Fair of Texas.  "Howdy Y'all!" Time to visit Big Tex and our beloved Fair Park, (by the way, Dallas's Fair Park is an Art Deco gem and worth a visit during the year on its own merits.  This urbanmama is kind of in love with Fair Park and its lovely architecture, history and charm.  Check it out when The State Fair is long gone, you will not be sorry,).

Hall of State
Fair Park Dallas
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This year, The Fair will be open from daily from September 29th-October 22nd, gates open at 7am, but concessions and exhibits are open from 10am-9pm Sunday-Thursday and 10am-10pm Friday and Saturday. Regular price tickets are $18 for general admission, $14 for seniors and kids under 48 inches tall.  Now that we have THAT info established, here are your money-saving tips:

Texas Star
The State Fair of Texas
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  • The Season Pass- For those planning on attending The Fair on numerous occasions. $39.95 online or $34.95 at participating Kroger Stores. 
  • The Season Pass Combo Pack- For $95, you will receive two season passes and 100 food/ride tickets (which is worth $50 on its own), OR you can select two season passes for $49.95 sans food/ride tickets.  Both deals are only available online at 
  • Big Tex Insider- sign up with your email and you will receive the latest discounts in your inbox, and in advance.
Specific Day Deals-
  • 9/29/17- Opening Day- Bring in a full 20 ounce bottle of Dasani water or Coca-Cola product for donation the the North Texas Food Bank on Opening Day, and you will get into The Fair for $10. 
  • 9/29/17- Military Appreciation Day- All active, retired military and Veterans will receive FREE admission with valid documentation of service. Spouses with Spouse Military ID, and accompanying children under 18 of Military members will also get in FREE
  • 10/13/17- First Responders Day- Active or retired first responders and up to three family members get in FREE with valid badge or ID from their department or organization.
Big Tex
The State Fair of Texas
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Rotating Day Discounts
  • Dr. Pepper- TWO ways to save with Dr. Pepper, see Everyday Discounts, on rotating days and everyday.  See Everyday Discounts, as well. 
    • Dr. Pepper Tuesdays, save $6 per ticket with an empty Dr. Pepper can every Tuesday
  • North Texas Food Bank Wednesdays -Bring in at least four cans of food and you can get into the fair for $4 per ticket on Wednesdays. 
  • Senior Steals- Two Ways to save, see Everyday Discounts, on rotating days and everyday.  See Everyday Discounts, as well. 
    • Seniors get in for FREE on Thursdays!! 
  • Thrifty Thursdays- Bring your empty Coca-Cola cans, 20 ounce or larger, and you can get in for just $7 every Thursday!
    • Bonus Thursday discount, over 60 Fair food items are discounted by half price or better!!  Check out Thrifty Thursdays link for a list of discounted food items and their location for more information. 
  • Discounted Midway Rides- Tuesdays are your day for this great offer!  You can save on your admission ticket with Dr. Pepper Tuesday promotion, AND, Midway Rides, (except thrill rides and the Texas Star), are discounted. Great for those that love the Midway!
The Midway
The State Fair of Texas
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Everyday Discounts
  • Buy Tickets Online- Save $1.50 per ticket when you purchase in advance AND online.
  • Dr. Pepper- Half-price tickets after 5pm everyday WITH an empty Dr. Pepper can.
  • McDonald's Coupons- Trayliners at McDonald's will have a $5 off general admission tickets, there are also trayliners that offer half-price child tickets, when and adult pays full price.
  • Senior Steals- Seniors, 60 and over, can get into The Fair for $14 every day.
  • DART Go Pass- you can purchase your fair ticket within your DART Go Pass App. Adult General Admission is $16 and children/seniors are $12, best of all, your tickets are right there on your phone!  No need to print!
  • Kroger- A variety of options can be purchased at the check out, with general admission for adults at $16.50. 
  • AdPages Giveaway- AdPages is giving away 500 tickets in family four packs.  Go to to enter. 
  • Group Tickets- for groups as small as 20 people and prices can be as low as $12 per ticket.
The State Fair of Texas
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There are SO many options to make The GREAT State Fair of Texas more affordable for you and your family.  For more information on The Fair and the above discounts, check out the discount page for The State Fair of Texas.

Have a great time y'all!  Remember, TEAM-PRZADA has YOUR back on real estate AND life in North Texas!  Check out our website for more information!  

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