Save Money on Texas State Fair Admission


The Texas State Fair opens Friday. Before you go, consumer journalist Steve Noviello shows you ways to save money every day of the week.

The fair has many discounts and offers for people who want to visit without breaking the bank. The most important include discounts for large groups and season pass offers.

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On opening day, you can also bring two jars of peanut butter to the North Texas Food Bank and enter for just $ 10.

After that, buy your tickets for the fair in advance at your local Kroger store and get $ 3 off one-day premium entry or $ 5 off a season pass.

McDonalds has coupons on their tray liners that will save you up to $ 7 on admission.

And all active and retired military and veterans can save up to $ 7 on admission with valid military ID. Their spouses and minor children can also save with a military spouse ID.

First responders get up to $ 7 off and up to three discounted tickets for their family with valid ID.

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Every night of the week you can enter the fair after 5 p.m. and pay the entrance fee for children on that day, regardless of your age.

On Wednesdays, bring five canned foods to the North Texas Food Bank and get in for just $ 5.

Every Thursday, everyone aged 60 and over enters the fair for just $ 5.

Dr. Pepper’s Value Days are every Tuesday and Thursday. Admission is $ 10 for those who sign up to be a Big Tex Insider.

Finally, you will save money just by visiting the fair from Monday to Thursday. Regular adult admission is only $ 15 on weekdays compared to $ 25 on weekends.

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