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2016 State Fair of Texas Ticket Discounts

Saving on tickets to the State Fair of Texas has never been easier. No matter your budget or the size of your family, we want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy the full State Fair experience. We offer discounts through our partners that will help you save at the gate along with saving on your favorite attractions around the park.

4 Ways to SAVE When You Buy Tickets Online

You can save time and money by buying your tickets before you arrive at the gate. Below are four of our most popular online discounts and how you save with each of them. Purchase your admission tickets and ride coupons online and have them printed immediately or sent through the mail. Note: All ticket and coupon purchases being sent by mail require five to seven days for delivery.

  • Online Tickets are $2 less than tickets purchased at the State Fair gate.
  • Season Pass Combo Packs (includes 2 Season Passes and 100 food & ride coupons) are just $95 – that is a $35 savings.
  • $99 Family 4-Pack (includes 4 general admission tickets and 100 food & ride coupons) is a 26% savings.
  • Attending the Fair with 20 or more of your closest friends? Buy discounted group tickets online and save up to $7 per ticket.

 Remember, when you buy online you skip the lines at the ticket booth and go straight to the fun. Buy your tickets and coupons online and walk right through the gates with them in hand.

Buy Tickets Online

New for 2016 – Coupons Delivered to Your Mailbox

We’re offering new ticketing options for 2016. Purchase $50 worth of food/ride coupon packages online from June 6 through Sept. 25 and have them delivered to your home. Starting Aug. 1, you may purchase general admission tickets online and print them from home, or you can keep electronic tickets on your phone to have the barcode scanned at the gate!

Buy Coupons Online

Discounted Group Tickets 

Want to get a group of friends or your company together for a day at the 2016 State Fair of Texas? We offer discounted group tickets starting for groups as small as 20. We can get your group through the gates for as low as $12 per person, saving you 33% overall.

In addition to discounted tickets and coupons for groups, we also offer private reservations for rental space to host activities such as sales meetings, company gatherings, church picnics, family reunions, and outings for youth groups and other associations. If you’re interested in learning more about group hospitality options, please email: groupsales@bigtex.com or call 214-565-2917.

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Purchase Discount Tickets Through
State Fair Partners

dartDART GoPass – Any Day Discount

Buy discounted tickets to the State Fair of Texas right from your DART GoPass app. General Admission 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.  Tickets go on sale September 12, 2016.

15_spon_kroger2Kroger – Discounted General Admission / Season Passes

Advance purchase General Admission tickets are $16.50. A Season Pass is $34.95. They may be purchased at the check-out counter or at the service desk. A State Fair season pass includes a one-day companion ticket (good Monday-Friday). Tickets go on sale September 1, 2016.

Discounts Good ANY Day of the Fair

Opportunities for half-price admission tickets any day of the week.

drpepperDr Pepper HALF PRICE After 5 – Any day after 5 p.m.

Enjoy all the State Fair has to offer after 5 p.m. and save. Bring an empty Dr Pepper can after 5 p.m. each day and admission is HALF PRICEOne can per person. Discount may not be combined with any other offers. 

spon_mcdonaldsMcDonald’s – Any Day Discount

Discount coupons are available at McDonald’s locations throughout North Texas on tray liners and bag stuffers.  Bring coupon to the gate and SAVE $5 off general admission tickets or HALF OFF a children’s tickets (with purchase of general admission). One coupon per person. Discount may not be combined with any other offers. 

Day-Specific Discounts

onemainnewOneMain Financial – Military Appreciation Day, Sept. 30

The State Fair is kicking off its 2016 event with Military Appreciation Day, in partnership with OneMain Financial. On Opening Day of the Fair – Friday, September 30, 2016 – all active military, retired military and veterans receive FREE admission when they present valid documentation of military service at the gate. Spouses of service men and women with a valid Military Spouse ID and accompanying children under the age of 18 also receive FREE admission.

Valid documentation of military service must be presented at the gate and includes valid Military ID Cards and Military Spouse ID Cards. For information on how to obtain your Military ID Card before your visit to the Fair, contact your military branch or go to www.cac.mil. Offer and ticket valid only September 30, 2016.

Dasani – HALF-PRICE Opening Day, Sept. 30

Bring a full 20 oz. bottle of Dasani water (or any 20 oz. Coca-Cola product) for donation to the North Texas Food Bank to State Fair gates and get a coupon for HALF PRICE admission on opening day (September 30, 2016). One donation per person. Discount may not be combined with any other offers. 

drpepperDr Pepper $5 Tuesdays – Any Tuesday (Oct. 4, 11 and 18, 2016)

Bring an empty Dr Pepper can and receive a coupon for a $5 admission ticket to the State Fair.

One can per person. Discount may not be combined with any other offers. 

Tuesday Savings extend to the Midway – most rides are 6 coupons on Tuesdays.

Midway discounts exclude the Thrillway and the Texas Star. 

$4 Admission- Any Wednesday (Oct.5, 12 and 19, 2016)

Bring 4 cans of food for donation to State Fair gates 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. Discount may not be combined with any other offers. 

15_mediaptner_seniorificSenior Days FREE Admission – Any Thursday (Oct. 6, 13 and 20, 2016)

Senior citizens 60 years and better get into the Fair FREE every Thursday of the State Fair.  Discount may not be combined with any other offers. 

spon_cocacolaCoca-Cola $6 Thursdays – Any Thursday (Oct. 6, 13 and 20, 2016)

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. Discount may not be combined with any other offers. 

16_sponsor_logo_thriftySave on great Fair food with the Thrifty Thursday Program

Save on everything from cotton candy to funnel cakes.  Most items between two and seven coupons.


15_mediaptner_106.1kissKISS-FM Fridays – Any Friday (Oct. 7, 14 and 21, 2016)

SAVE $5 on general admission tickets to the State Fair on Fridays. Download and print a coupon from the KISS-FM website.  Bring the coupon to the gate and admission to the Fair is $13. One coupon per person. Discount may not be combined with any other offers.