Skip to comments.Options for reduced price admission to the State Fair of Texas
Posted on 09/29/2012 6:53:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The 125th annual State Fair of Texas has several options for saving money on admittance fees so more money can be spent on food, rides and with vendors. The fair will run from Friday, September 28 thru Sunday, October 21 at the historic grounds of Fair Park just east of downtown Dallas.
This article will give you everything needed to know which days have admission specials and if it's okay to carry a gun on the annual pilgrimage to visit Big Tex. Here is a break down of how to get into the fair with a special promotion or, in some cases, completely free:
Advance tickets online
Purchase single day tickets - or Season Passes - in advance of Friday and save at this link: https://your-ticket-order.com/statefairoftexas/
Free ways to get into the fair
Senior Citizens get in for free on Thursdays. On Thursday, October 11, anyone wearing Dickies will get in for free....
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I love the miniature donkey rodeo!
“An empty Dr Pepper can will let you in for $5,” - I know a Coke can that can sneak you under the fence for $4.
I’d like to get in on October 11, but I’m not sure I want to show anybody my dickies.
Another way to save money is not parking at make-shift home parking lots. A few years ago a little racket was going on where homeowners would charge x amount to allow parking, then call a towing company to remove the cars, thus freeing up more parking. In a nutshell, the fairgrounds are in a horrible part of town, but you are guaranteed to be solicited to buy an Obama Tshirt before you enter the grounds.
Why do Senior Citizens get in for free on Thursday? Do they have to show their dickies? Kind of hard to whip out the old dickies when you’re blasting through in your scooter chair.
Yeah, our state fair has that, too. On Wednesdays, Norwegians get in for free. It’s to the parking lot, but they think it’s the fair.
“Uff Da, Ma! It’s the bumper cars!”
“Where’s da fish-on-a-stick?”
Had our McDonald’s coupons and headed off to the Fair today, figuring the rain would likely stop soon. The closer we got, the harder the rain fell. Finally, we said, “Forget it,” and went to the mall instead for shopping and a movie (”Looper.”) Six hours later, we leave the mall — and it’s STILL pouring down rain. Just as well we skipped the fair today, but a big disappointment nonetheless. And next weekend is Texas-OU Weekend, another good time to avoid.
Biggest disappointment about missing the fair today: the free concert at the Chevy Main Stage was Kevin Costner’s band, Modern West. I love singing celebrity bands. They always start out with a huge crowd, then you can gradually move closer and closer as people satisfy their curiosity and wander off to do something more entertaining, until around song #10, you can stand right up front. That was also my experience seeing Lisa Marie Presley at the Fair a few years back. Except with her, even I had to leave after five or six songs. She must’ve inherited her musical talent from Priscilla.
I’m not going to write anything in stone...but I think Tx-OU is Oct. 11. Grambling is next weeekend..I think.
Any any case...two good Satudays to avoid the fair.
How much is it to get into the Texas State Fair? The NYS Fair was $10.
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