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. 2018 tickets prices and discounts will be announced soon so stay tuned; better yet become a Big Tex Insider and be the first to hear all the exciting news from the State Fair of Texas.

SAVE When You Buy Tickets Online

You can save time and money by buying your tickets before you arrive at the gate. Online tickets are $1.50 less than tickets purchased at the State Fair gate.

Remember, when you buy online, you skip the lines at the ticket booth and go straight to the fun.

Buy Tickets Online

Discounted Group Tickets 

Want to get a group of friends or your company together for a day at the 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: or call 214-565-2917.

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Purchase Discount Tickets From
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 in September 2017.



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 one single-day, Bring-a-Friend ticket (good Monday-Friday). Tickets go on sale September 1, 2017.


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. 



McDonald’s – Any Day Discount

Discount coupons are available at McDonald’s locations throughout North Texas on tray liners and bag stuffers.  Bring your coupon to the gate and SAVE $5 off a general admission ticket 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

Military Appreciation Day, Sept. 29

The State Fair is kicking off its 2017 event with Military Appreciation Day, in partnership with Texas Lottery Commission. On Opening Day of the Fair – Friday, September 29, 2017 – 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 Offer and ticket valid only September 29, 2017.

Dasani – $10 Opening Day, Sept. 29

Bring a full 20 oz. bottle of Dasani water (or any 20 oz. Coca-Cola product) for donation to the North Texas Food Bank and in for only $10 on Opening Day (September 29, 2017). One donation per person. Discount may not be combined with any other offers. 




First Responders Day – Friday, Oct. 13

As a special tribute to their public service and dedication, the Fair will host a special day recognizing the various organizations of first responders and their contribution to the community. The State Fair of Texas would like to honor all active and retired public law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency services agencies on First Responders Day – Friday, October 13, 2017. All first responders will receive FREE admission to the Fair when they present a valid badge or ID card from their department or organization, plus up to three admission tickets for their family members. Valid documentation must be presented at the gate. Offer and ticket valid only Friday, October 13, 2017.




drpepperDr Pepper $6 Tuesdays – Any Tuesday (Oct. 3, 10 and 17, 2017)

Bring an empty Dr Pepper can and receive $6 admission 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 reduced price on Tuesdays.

Midway discounts exclude the Thrillway and the Texas Star. 



$4 Admission- Any Wednesday (Oct. 4, 11 and 18, 2017)

Bring 4 cans of food to any State Fair of Texas gate as a donation towards the North Texas Food Bank on any Wednesday during the Fair and receive a $4 admission ticket. Enjoy the Fair for just $4 and help support the North Texas Food Bank. One (4 can) donation per person. Discount may not be combined with any other offers. 




Senior Days FREE Admission – Any Thursday (Oct. 5, 12 and 19, 2017)

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_cocacola Coca-Cola $7 Thursdays – Any Thursday (Oct. 5, 12 and 19, 2017)

Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of any Coca-Cola product and receive $7 admission to the State Fair.  One bottle per person. Discount may not be combined with any other offers. 



Save on great Fair food with the Coca-Cola 
Thrifty Thursdays Program

Every Thursday of the Fair, save on everything from cotton candy to funnel cakes.  Ranging from mini versions to regular-size items, most items are between two and seven coupons.