State Fair of Texas: Ways to Save on Admission and more

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2013 State Fair of Texas Discounts and Deals #discounts #savings #dallas #texas

The State Fair of Texas is a fun place to venture around with your friends and family. Doors are open from September 27th til October 20th. The only problem is, if you’re not careful you can break the bank. Ticket prices rise each year and frankly, it’s a waste of money to full price when you can save.  We’ve gathered ways for you to save at the fair from going on certain days of the week to wearing certain clothes. Take advantage of these deals and spread the word. Don’t pay full retail for your ticket.

2013 State Fair of Texas Discounts and Deals

Opening Day Savings: On opening day (September 27th) 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 $6 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!) Also, if you plan on visiting the State Fair more than once this year, look into buying a season pass for only $39.95.

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. If you know someone who won’t be using theirs, you can always ask for it. 

Dickie’s Day: On Thursday, October 3rd 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 10/03/13).

McDonald’s Deals: McDonald’s offers $3 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!

Senior Citizen Discount: Grab your granny and take her to the State Fair on Thursday! Senior Citizens (anyone 60 and over) get in for FREE on every Thursday that the fair is open. 

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.

Dr. Pepper $8 admission after 5pmAny day after 5 p.m. Bring an empty Dr Pepper can and enter for $8.

Dr. Pepper Tuesdays: Every Tuesday, bring an empty Dr Pepper can and enter for $5. 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 (or your pantry) for some canned goods. Each visitor who brings 3 cans of food for the North Texas Food Bank will pay $3 admission.

Coca Cola Thursdays: Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of a Coca-Cola product and enter the Fair for $6 admission on Thursdays.

KISS Fridays Download and print a coupon from the KISS-FM website. Admission is $12 with the coupon. Discount is off of general admission only – when purchased at a State Fair of Texas admission gate with coupon.

From September 27th til October 6th, enjoy free samples of the thicker and heartier Wolf Brand Chili recipe and redeem couponing.

From October 11th – October 13th, Enjoy Wolf Chili paired with seasonal craft beers at the Magnolia Beer Garden.


State Fair Ticket Giveaway

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Chevrolet has given us a pair of tickets to the State Fair to share with you! What’s better than a discounted ticket… TWO FREE TICKETS! The Silverado is making a big mark at the State Fair of Texas this year with the Silverado Main Stage that has live music every single day that the fair is open.  Big names such as Emblem 3 and Cory Morrow will be performing, so be sure to check the schedule so you don’t miss a beat.

While you are at the fair, stop at the auto show to see the newest Chevy models, sit in the front seat and explore everything they have to offer.

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  1. Dallas_Socials says

    No problem! No reason not to save on admission, especially when there are tons of fried foods to buy inside.

    Btw, I just checked out your blog and LOVE it!

  2. Marcia Hackett says

    A friend passed this info on to me. I know some you already have listed:

    • $3 Tuesdays: Every Tuesday of the Fair, bring in an empty Dr. Pepper and enter for only $3.
    • $2 Wednesdays: For every person that brings 3 cans of food (which is donated to food banks in the area) and enter for only $2.
    • $4 Thursdays: Bring an empty 20 oz bottle of a Coke product and enter for $4.
    • Like movies? Have a ticket stub from Cinemark? Use it to get in Free on Thursdays.
    • Senior citizens over the age of 60 also get in free on Thursdays – sponsored by Mature Texas Magazine.
    • Kiss FM Fridays at the Fair: Hop on over to Kiss FM’s site and print off a coupon for 1/2 price admission and 1/2 price rides after 5pm on Fridays.
    • Members of the Museum of Nature and Science get in FREE. You should have received your vouchers already, if not give them a ring. You can still join to reap the benefits of free admission.
    • Neighbors GO is giving away FREE tickets, all you have to do is register. You’re able to register every day to increase your chances. Each winner will win a family 4-pack valid all days of the fair.
    • Participate in the “Cease The Grease” campaign taking place at Two Podners Restaurant. Drop off 1 liter or more of used grease or oil and receive 2 FREE tickets. (Only the Robert B. Cullum location is participating). – Examiner
    • Every year, school districts in the area send children home with FREE admission tickets. Be sure to use and take advantage of them.

  3. Monika says

    For the Cinemark stub is there any specification as to WHICH type of Cinemark stub will work? The regular priced theatre or the dollar theatre?

  4. says

    I wonder if the DCTA connects with the Dart. If so, that would save on gas and parking. It's been a long time since I went to the fair. Last time I was there the tickets per item were very high.

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