state fair of texas discount tickets

The State Fair of Texas opens Friday, September 27 in Fair Park! It runs through October 20 and is sure to be one of the best things to do in DFW during that time. With daily tickets running as much as $15 per person, enjoying the fair can get really expensive. Never fear – we’ve come up with a great list of ways to save money at the State Fair of Texas!

Here is our Guide to State Fair of Texas Discount Tickets:



Buying on the fair’s ticket website will save you a little green – tickets are $1.50 off when you purchase online. Plus, you get to skip the line!

General Admission is $16.50 per person for adults when you purchase in advance, $12.50 for kids aged 3 – 12.


If you plan on visiting the fair more than once, you’ll definitely want to purchase a Season Pass for just $45 per person and get in to the fair every single day! That is a savings of $350!


Bring a full, unopened bottle of Dasani for donation on Opening Day and get in for just $9 per person! You can also bring any Coca Cola product for the same deal.


Every Tuesday of the fair {October 1, 8, and 15} you can bring an empty can of Dr. Pepper and get discount tickets for just $9 per person. Most rides are also discounted on Tuesdays!


Every Wednesday of the Fair {October 2, 9, 16} you can bring 4 cans of nonperishable food for donation and your admission is just $4. One discount per person for every 4 cans.


You can also bring an empty 20 ounce can of a Coca Cola product and get State Fair of Texas discount tickets for just $9 per person on Thursdays. Signature food items will also be on sale!

Seniors are also totally free on Thursdays! 


If you’re a first responder (active/retired law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, etc.), the State Fair of Texas is offering free admission for you and up to 3 family members on October 11. Make sure you have a valid badge or identification with you to get this discount.


Stop by your local North Texas McDonald’s and pay attention to your tray liner (if you dine in) or bag stuffer (for to go orders) as they’ll be giving out $5 off State Fair of Texas coupons.


Do you know of any other ways to get State Fair of Texas coupons? Tell us how you get those discounts by leaving a comment below: