The State Fair of Texas is always fun but if you’re not careful you can break the bank. Ticket prices rise each year and frankly, it’s a waste of money. We’ve gathered ways for you to save at the fair. Don’t pay full retail for your ticket. Check out savings below:
Opening Day Savings: On opening day (September 30th) bring a bottle of Dasani water or any coke product to the fair admission gates for donation to the North Texas Food Bank and get in for $5 per donation, per person.
Advanced Ticket Sales Online: Why wait in line or wait til the last minute to purchase your ticket? Buy your ticket in advance online and save a few bucks. (You can even buy Food & Ride Coupons early!)
School Tickets: Every year, school districts in the area send children home with FREE admission tickets. Be sure to use and take advantage of them.
Dickie’s Day: On Thursday, October 6, wear and show your Dickies logo clothing item at the staffed tent outside the gate and receive a voucher for free admission (only valid on 10/06/11).
Museum of Nature and Science members: You should receive your free vouchers in the mail (mine came last week). Your voucher is good for two free adult tickets and up to four children tickets.
McDonald’s Deals: McDonald’s offers $4 off general admission with their State Fair coupons (you can find these on tray liner or bag stuffers) any day of the fair. A free child ticket (with purchase of general admission) coupon is also distributed by McDonald’s.
Ride the Dart: Parking at the State Fair costs $15! Don’t waste your money on parking, that $15 could go towards some yummy fried food!
Dr. Pepper Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, bring an empty Dr Pepper can and enter for $4. Most rides on those Tuesdays (excluding the Thrillway, Texas Star, and selected other attractions) are just 5 coupons.
Canned Food Wednesday: Make a quick trip to the store for some canned goods. Each visitor who brings 4 cans of food for the North Texas Food Bank will pay $2 admission.
Senior Citizen Discount: Grab your granny and take her to the State Fair on Thursday! Senior Citizens get in for FREE on every Thursday that the fair is open. (Oct. 6, Oct. 13 & Oct. 20)
Movie Theater Freebie: No, don’t throw away your movie stub! Save it and Present a Cinemark movie theater ticket stub on Thursday and receive FREE admission.
Coca Cola Thursdays: Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of a Coca-Cola product and enter the Fair for $5 admission on Thursdays.