State Fair to Host First Responders Day

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.

16_frd_policeThe 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 14, 2016. First Responders Day includes free admission to the 2016 State Fair of Texas for all first responders 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 14, 2016.

“First responders put their own lives on the line every single day to ensure our safety,” says State Fair President Mitchell Glieber. “Honoring these brave men and women with a special day at the State Fair of Texas is the least we can do to say thank you for the sacrifices they make for our communities.”

Big Tex is honoring our first responders, too – throughout the run of the Fair, the cowboy will be donning a ribbon in memory of the DART and Dallas Police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty on July 7, 2016.

Ticket prices for the 2016 Fair remain the same as last year. Priced at $18, general admission to the Fair includes hundreds of daily shows, concerts, activities and exhibits, all at no extra cost. The Fair offers $14 admission for children up to 48 inches in height and seniors age 60 and older, with free admission for children age two and under. State Fair of Texas Season Passes are available for purchase online through September 25 for only $39.95, which include 24-day admission as well as a variety of special pass holder benefits. In addition, visitors can purchase Season Passes at the gate through the last day of the Fair, October 23.

For a full list of 2016 discounts, visit

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