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September 27 – October 20, 2019

Save BIG at the 2018 State Fair of Texas

Posted in: Big Tex Blog, News and Information, Press Releases.

DALLAS, TEXAS – June 1, 2018 – With a wide variety of discounts available throughout the run of the 2018 State Fair of Texas, there are endless ways to save. One of the best ways to save is by purchasing a State Fair of Texas Season Pass. Seeing and experiencing everything at the State Fair in one day is nearly impossible. What is the perfect solution? 2018 Season Passes are now available to purchase online at for only $45, which includes 24-day admission as well as a variety of special VIP benefits.

  • 2018 Season Pass – Enjoy all 24 days of the State Fair for one low price!
    • 24-day admission to the 2018 State Fair of Texas for only $45.
    • One FREE single-day bring-a-friend ticket (valid Monday-Friday only).
    • FREE State Fair reusable bag (available to the first 8,000 season pass holders to redeem).
    • One FREE Midway race game (water, derby, balloon, or roll-a-ball).
    • One 10% OFF coupon on State Fair gear at official merchandise stores located on the fairgrounds.
    • $5 discount on the State Fair of Texas Cookbook. 
  • 2018 Season Pass Two-Pack
    • Includes two (2) season passes for only $65.
    • Only available online at Not available at the gate.
  • 2018 Season Pass Combo Pack
    • Includes two (2) season passes and $50 in food and ride coupons for $115 ($140 retail value). A $25 SAVINGS!
    • Only available online at Not available at the gate.
    • Use promo code 18JuneSP10 to save an additional $10 on a season pass combo pack through July 15, 2018.
  • Opening Day – Friday, September 28
    • 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 pay HALF-PRICE general admission of $9.
    • Military Appreciation Day – 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.* 
  • Every Tuesday of the Fair
    • Bring an empty Dr Pepper can and receive HALF-PRICE general admission – $9 admission.
    • Discounts extend to the Midway for Thrilling Tuesdays, with most rides offered at a reduced price on Tuesdays.
  • Every Wednesday of the Fair, visitors have the best discount opportunity to save big AND give back to the community.
    • By bringing four canned food items, fairgoers will receive admission for only $4. All canned donations go to the North Texas Food Bank, which helps feed members of the community.
    • Last year, more than 221,000 pounds of food were donated through this program, making it North Texas Food Bank’s largest canned food drive of the year.
  • Thursdays mean BIG savings at the Fair.
    • Senior citizens 60 years and older receive FREE admission every Thursday.
    • Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of any Coca-Cola product and receive HALF-PRICE general admission of $9.
    • Coca-Cola Thrifty Thursdays – guests can save while snacking during Thrifty Thursdays, where participating food vendors offer one of their signature menu items at a reduced price, ranging from mini versions to regular-size items.
  • First Responders Day – Friday, October 12
    • The State Fair would also like to thank our country’s first responders with a day honoring our various active and retired public law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, and other emergency services agencies. All first responders will receive FREE admission when they present a valid badge or ID card from their department or organization at the gate, plus up to three admission tickets for their family members. 
  • ANY day of the Fair.
    • On ANY night of the week, visitors receive HALF-PRICE general admission when you bring an empty Dr Pepper can after 5 p.m.
    • Discount coupons are available at participating McDonald’s locations throughout North Texas on tray liners and inside their meal bags. With this coupon, any fairgoer can save $5 off a general admission ticket or get HALF OFF a children’s ticket with the purchase of a regular-priced general admission ticket.
    • Starting September 10, visitors can receive discounted tickets by downloading the free DART GoPass app on their mobile devices. When purchased through the app, tickets are $16 for general admission and $12 for children and seniors. The GoPass app allows users to purchase tickets and download them right to their phones, which will then be scanned at the gate. To make a trip to the Fair even more convenient, users can purchase a DART pass on the app and take the DART to one of two stations, both located right next to fairground entrances.

General admission ticket prices at the gate for the 2018 Fair remain the same as last year. Priced at $18, general admission to the Fair includes more than 100 of daily shows, concerts, activities, and exhibits, all at no extra cost. The Fair offers $14 admission for children under 48 inches in height and seniors age 60 and older, with free admission for children age two and under. The 2018 exposition, themed “Celebrating Texas Innovation” runs September 28 through October 21 in Fair Park. Visit for more information.

Mission Statement

The State Fair of Texas celebrates all things Texan by promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement through quality entertainment in a family-friendly environment.

The State Fair of Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Mailing Address

P.O. Box 150009
Dallas, TX 75315



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