But you don't have to break into your child's piggy bank to go to the 2013 State Fair of Texas. There are some great discounts and deals that will save you some cash on admission. You can save on admission and help area food banks on certain days too. Save a few bucks with these special offers and then you can spend it on midway games and all that great fried food.
Opening Day 2013: Bring a full 20 oz. bottle of Dasani water (or any Coca-Cola product) for donation to the North Texas Food Bank containers at Fair admission gates and get in for $6 per (per donation) per person.
Purchase Advance Tickets at Kroger: Avoid standing in line by purchasing your advance tickets when you're out grocery shopping at Kroger. Advance purchase General Admission tickets are $16. A Season Pass is $34.95. They may be purchased at the check-out counter or at the service desk. The season pass includes a one-day companion ticket (good Monday-Friday) and one Cinemark ticket.
Kroger Can Food Drive: Any Wednesday in 2013. Admission is $3 for each visitor bringing 3 cans of food for area food banks.
Senior Day: FREE Thursdays--Senior Citizens 60 years and older get in to the State Fair FREE each Thursday.
Any Day: McDonald's offers $3 off General Admission with one of their State Fair coupons (available on tray liner or bag stuffer) any day of the Fair. A half price child (with purchase of general admission) coupon is also distributed by McDonald’s. Offer may not be combined with any other offer.
Dr Pepper $5 Tuesdays: Any Tuesday, bring an empty Dr Pepper can and enter for $5. Most rides (excluding the Thrillway and the Texas Star) are 6 coupons.
Dr Pepper $8 after 5: Any day after 5 p.m. Bring an empty Dr Pepper can and enter for $8 after 5 p.m.
Coke $6 Thursday: Bring an empty 20 oz. bottle of a Coca-Cola product and enter the Fair for $6 admission.
Dickies Day is Thursday, Oct. 3 Only: Anyone wearing a Dickies logo clothing item will receive a free voucher for admission to the Fair on October 3, 2013.
Cinemark Thursdays: Present Cinemark Movie Theatre ticket stub and receive free admission on any Thursday.
KISS Fridays: Download and print a coupon from the KISS-FM website. Admission is $12 with the coupon. Discount is off of general admission only – when purchased at a State Fair of Texas admission gate with coupon.
Reduced Admission on Midway Rides on Tuesdays: The kids will want to go to the State Fair any day -- but there's a special offer on Tuesdays. Most rides in the Midway are reduced to only 6 coupons as part of the Dr Pepper promotion on Tuesdays. Thrill rides and the Texas Star are not included. But you can ride Winky the Whale for only 6 coupons on Tuesdays. Enjoy!