Woohoo — it is almost time for the annual State Fair of Texas! If you want to take your family at the lowest cost possible, be sure and check out our savings guide below. We share the inside scoop on how to save a bundle on admission, rides, food and more!
Texas State Fair Events Begin This Friday, September 25
(Runs September 25 to October 18, 2015)
This year’s line up of events and talent is as extensive as ever. 24 free concerts (with admission) include: Craig Wayne Boyd – finalist of NBC’s “The Voice”, The Beach Boys, Lecrae, Mercy Me, and more great bands. There is so much to see and do. Check out the line up of concerts here, the list of celebrity chef demonstrations here (including one of our favorites this Saturday — Chef Keith Hicks of Buttons), and the full schedule of events here.
Save with Daily Specials on Tickets, Food, Rides, and More
General admission fair tickets are normally $18/person. Plan ahead, and you can enjoy your day at a deep discount (or even attend for FREE) with one of the many ways to save on admission tickets, rides, and food. Please note, discounts may not be combined with any offers.
Here’s a roundup of our TOP 15 daily discounts for 2015’s fair:
1. September 25, Opening Day $9 Admission with a Food Donation to the North Texas Food Bank ~ Bring a full 20 oz. bottle of Dasani water (or any Coca-Cola product) for donation to the North Texas Food Bank containers at Fair admission gates and get in for HALF PRICE on opening day (September 25, 2015). One donation per person. Discount may not be combined with any offers.
2. Tuesdays, Dr Pepper Day: $5 Admission & 6 Coupon Rides ~ On Tuesdays, bring an empty Dr Pepper can to the admission gate and enter for $5. Most rides (excluding the Thrillway and the Texas Star) are discounted to 6 coupons as well. One can per person.
3. Wednesdays, North Texas Food Bank Food Drive: 4 Cans for $4 Admission ~ Bring 4 cans of food for donation to the N. 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.
4. Thursdays, Coke Day: $6 Admission ~ Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of a Coca-Cola product and receive a coupon for a $6 admission ticket to the State Fair. One bottle per person.
5. Thursdays, Seniors Day: FREE Admission ~ Senior Citizens 60 years and older get into the State Fair FREE each Thursday.
6. Thursdays, NEW “Thrifty Thursdays” Discounted Food ~ Participating food vendors are offering special pricing on signature menu items with Thrifty Thursdays! Featured items include State Fair classics like cotton candy and funnel cakes, plus many more. Special pricing available each Thursday of the 2015 Fair. Find a list of all the Thrifty Thursday food specials here.
7. Fridays, $5 OFF with KISS-FM coupon ~ Download and print a coupon from the KISS-FM website (here) to get $13 admission with the coupon. Discount is off of general admission only, when purchased at a State Fair of Texas admission gate with coupon
8. Fridays, 50% OFF Tickets with Fort Worth Star Telegram Press Pass Savings ~ Present the special State Fair of Texas coupon (found in the Star-Telegram on 9/18, 9/20, 9/25, 10/02, 10/09, 10/16) and your valid Press Pass at any State Fair of Texas ticket booth to receive a 50% discount off the regular general admission price of $18. Valid for up to two discounted admissions per cardholder. Offer good any Friday during the 2015 State Fair of Texas and cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
9. Friday, October 2, Fort Worth Star Telegram Gold Press Pass Savings: 2 FREE ADMISSION Tickets ~ Present the special State Fair of Texas coupon (found in the Star-Telegram on 9/18, 9/20, 9/25, 10/02, 10/09, 10/16) and your valid GOLD Press Pass at any State Fair of Texas ticket booth to receive up to two (2) FREE general admission tickets. Offer good on Friday, October 2 only during the 2015 State Fair of Texas and cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer expires October 2, 2015.
10. Any Day After 5pm, Dr Pepper Day: $9 Admission ~ Bring an empty Dr Pepper can 5 p.m. each day to get half price admission ($9). One can per person.
11. Any Day $2 Off, Dart GoPass ~ Buy discounted tickets to the State Fair right from your DART GoPass app. Adult 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.
12. Any Day, $3 Off with McDonald’s coupon ~ McDonald’s offers $3 off General Admission with one of their State Fair coupons (available on tray liner or bag stuffer) any day of the Fair. A $6 child ticket (with purchase of general admission) coupon is also distributed by McDonald’s.
13. Any Day, Ticket Discounts at Kroger ~ Kroger is the official site for advanced discount ticket purchases. We do recommend calling the Kroger service desk before stopping by to purchase tickets, as not all locations offer these tickets:
Advance General Admission: $16.50 Valid for any one-day admission.
Advance Season Pass: $34.95. This is only sold at Kroger, and not available at the State Fair admission gates. This is a great deal if you are going to make multiple visits during the fair. This season pass includes: unlimited visits for 2015 and a one-day companion ticket (good Monday-Friday).
14. Any Day, $10 Off a Season Pass with Sonic Promo Code ~ Stop by Sonic for complete details on how to SAVE $10 off a Season Pass. Valid online through 10/11/2015.
15. Save up to 30% With the State Fair’s Season Passes or Ticket & Coupon Combo Packages (Only available to prepurchase online here): If you plan on attending multiple times or plan to bring a family, this is an easy way to save a nice bundle. This year’s ticket and coupon packages include:
|Ticket / Coupon Package Type
|2 Season Passes and 120 Coupons
|4 General Admission Tickets and 100 Coupons
|4 General Admission Tickets and 320 Coupons
|2 General Admission Tickets and 100 Coupons
:: Learn more about the State Fair of Texas here.
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