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State Fair of Texas

Big Tex arrives each year for the highly anticipated State Fair of Texas. The event is held at Fair Park for 3 weeks beginning at the end of September and running through the 2nd or 3rd week of October. Each day is filled with great entertainment which often includes Broadway performances, daily musical performances, the Red River Rivalry, the State Fair Auto Show, Children’s Barnyard, contests, races, and more! Just be sure to check the calendar of events ahead of time to make sure you don’t miss anything this year! Now before you go about get your tickets, be sure to read the tips and suggestions below. They should help you save a little extra money off the total cost of your total admission costs and other activities there at the state fair.

Tips & Coupons

  1. If you purchase your tickets online then be sure to check for promotional codes. You should notice a promotional code box at the top right of the checkout page. Just enter your coupon here and click apply and you should see your discount appear in the ticket prices.
  2. If you are going to visit the State Fair of Texas on several occasions then go ahead and get a season pass to the state fair. It actually pays for itself in just 3 visits.
  3. Purchase your State Fair of Texas general admission tickets in advance through Big Tex and save an additional cost on your admission.
  4. If you are a senior then be sure to mention this when purchasing your ticket and you can save up to $4 on your admission.
  5. Be sure to sign up for the email newsletter or follow Big Tex on Facebook and Twitter. He will keep you informed of the latest news, promotions, and sometimes even exclusive coupons for the State Fair of Texas.
  6. Visit the State Fair of Texas on opening day and Coca-Cola or Dasani product with you and you can get up to 50% off your admission.
  7. Visit on any Wednesday or Thursday night of the fair for an extra discount on your admission ticket.
  8. Stop by your local Kroger grocery store and you can also purchase discounted tickets to the State Fair of Texas.
  9. Purchase a ticket for a performance at the Music Hall at Fair Park and you will get free admission to the State Fair of Texas as well.
  10. Purchase your fair tickets from DART and ride DART to the fair for an extra discount on admission.