State Fair of Texas Discounts 2011 Deals new updates!

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The State Fair of Texas opens September 30th, 2011 and runs through October 23rd, 2011. Here is what you need to know to obtain a discount admission ticket to the 125th State Fair of Texas 2011 .

Big Tex Welcomes Everyone to the State Fair of TexasKroger’s is the retail outlet for advance purchase discount tickets for the State Fair of Texas. The discount price for a general admission ticket if you buy it at Kroger’s is $14.50 ($16.00 if you buy it at the fair), Kids tickets (under 48 inches tall) are $10.95 at Kroger ($12 at the fair) and senior age 60 and over are also $10.95 at Kroger ($12 at the fair.)

If you want to attend on opening day, September 30th, 2011 for $4 just bring an unopened 20 ounce or larger Dansani Water or any other Coca Cola product to the gate.  Or save even more money by attending the fair on a Wednesday.  Bring 3 canned food items to the gate on Wednesday Oct 05, 12th or 19th for a special admission ticket of only $2.

Dr Pepper days are Tuesdays. Bring an empty Dr Pepper can to the gate for a $4 admission ticket. Any day after 5PM an empty Dr Pepper can will get you in for $5.

Thursdays are Coca Cola days. Bring an empty 20 ounce bottle of coke or a Coca Cola product for $5 admission.

Thursdays are also Cinemark Movie days. Bring a Cinemark movie ticket stub for free admission.

Every day is McDonalds Day. Pick up a voucher on your food tray or stuffed in your food bag in any McDonalds and receive a $4 discount off your general admission ticket at the fair.

Thursday, October 6th is Dickies Day. On that day only you will be admitted to the fair for free if you are sporting Dickies Logo clothing.

Also, seniors age 60 and over will be granted free admission to the fair on Thursdays. (October 6, 13th and 20th.)

Children under 2 years of age are free every day.

A season pass is available for purchase at the fair for $29.95. It allow for unlimited visits for the pass holder, one buddy pass for one visit Monday thru Friday only and one cinemark movie pass valid Sunday thru Thursday that must be used by October 31st, 2011.

Food and ride coupons are sold in a sheet of 20 for $10. (.50 per cpn) These are discounted at the fair on Tuesday’s.

A Dart combo ticket sold at Kroger cost $17. It includes a general admission ticket to the fair and a round trip same day ticket on Dart.

The Fall Garden Getaway price is $19. It includes one general admission ticket for any day to the fair and one ticket to the Dallas Arboretum and Cinderella’s Pumpkin Village to be used by November 23rd.

If you buy a ticket to the West Side Story performance at the on-site Music Hall it will include a same-day fair admission. 214-565-9931

Parking in an official fair lot is $15.

The State Fair of Texas is open from 10AM-9PM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 10AM-10PM all other days. The largest attendance occurs on the day of the Texas vs Oklahoma football game, Saturday, October 8th.  Columbus Day, Monday, October 10th is also heavily attended. Dallas ISD fair days are Friday, October 7th (elementary) and Friday, October 14th (High School.) You will find the lightest crowds on a Tuesday or Thursday. 214-565-9931

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49 Responses to State Fair of Texas Discounts 2011 Deals new updates!

  1. Lisa says:

    Do you know if the State Fair will offer free admission with a Cinemark stub again this year?

  2. Sarah says:

    Any word on the Dickies or Dr Pepper discounts they have run in the past? The Dr Pepper one included ride discounts.

  3. Valerie says:

    I was wondering, what is the discounted deal for Friday?

  4. joanie7 says:

    Not finding any deals for Friday’s at this time.

  5. joanie7 says:

    Dickies and Dr Pepper discount info now posted.

  6. Julie says:

    is there handicap parking?

  7. joanie7 says:

    Yes, limited handicap parking. Arrive early!

  8. Cindy says:

    Thank you!!! I’m so looking forward to going to the fair, this year 🙂

  9. Danny says:

    My understanding of the McDonalds deal is that it is $4 OFF the admission price, not actually $4 admission.

  10. TeeJay says:

    I think the McDonalds discount is for $4 dollars off admission, not $4 dollars for admission. I could be wrong though!

  11. joanie7 says:

    You are both correct on the McDonald’s discount. Thank you so much for pointing that out. I have updated the information

  12. Sara says:

    Thanks a lot for posting this. I think I found you last year, too. Really appreciate it as I can’t seem to find this info on the Fair site.
    Please don’t share my email addy. Thanks!

  13. joanie7 says:

    Thanks for reading my blog Sara!
    E-mail addresses always confidential and not shared.

  14. joanie7 says:

    Free admission with cinemark ticket stub now posted.

  15. LINDA says:

    is there any discount 4 military familys at fair this year?

  16. joanie7 says:

    The answer is no, but hopefully you will find a good deal from those offered. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country and all of us.

  17. Mark H says:

    Just found your blog. Great info on the State Fair…things you can’t find on their official website!

  18. carlos says:

    Are there any deals for saturdays

  19. joanie7 says:

    Thank you for reading my blog Mark. Hope you found a deal you can use!

  20. joanie7 says:

    Just the $4 off general admission price on a Saturday with a McDonald’s coupon.

  21. Carol Hankins says:

    How much of a discount do you receive on food coupons on Tuesdays?

  22. joanie7 says:

    The coupons sell for .50 cents each. Rides normally take 5 coupons each. On Tuesday’s most rides will take 4 coupons. There are exceptions to the discount including the Texas Star ferris wheel.

  23. Captain says:

    This really is one of the best sources of info on the State Fair! Thank you! 😀

  24. Loretta S says:

    Are there any discounts on Mondays, besides the McDonald’s $4 off?

  25. joanie7 says:

    Your welcome and thank you for reading my blog!

  26. joanie7 says:

    The answer is no, only the McDonald’s.

  27. Chris says:

    Does the getting in after 5pm with a Dr Pepper can for $5 including Saturdays?

  28. Kay says:

    Thanks so much for the info! Very informative.

  29. joanie7 says:

    You are welcome Kay. Thank you for reading my blog.

  30. charlie king says:

    Does it matter what price your Cinemark Theatre tkt has on it for the free Thursday?

  31. cookie says:

    How current does the cinemark ticket stub have to be? I have stubs from August would they work?

  32. Caroline says:

    This FULL off GREAT DEALS!! Thanks soooo much!! I am EXCITED for the Fair like always. Going on Thursday with my empty 20 oz Coke =)

  33. joanie7 says:

    August this year should work just fine.

  34. joanie7 says:

    Have a great time at the fair Caroline. Thank you for reading my blog.

  35. David1 says:

    Is the any day after 5 for $5.00 admission with an empty Dr. Pepper can include Saturday?

  36. Junior celis says:

    Are the rides cheap only on tuesadays or another day?? I really want to know

  37. denise saldivar says:

    are the food concessions on sale on tuesdays also or just the rides?

  38. joanie7 says:

    Only Tuesdays!

  39. joanie7 says:

    Discounts are just for the rides.

  40. Jessica says:

    So I can bring an empty Dr. Pepper can on Sunday after 5 & get in for $5?!

  41. Cindy says:

    Can the can be any dr. pepper product, or just the original, regular Dr. Pepper?

  42. joanie7 says:

    Any Dr Pepper product will work.

  43. Angela says:

    To my understanding any day of the week after 5pm I can bring in an empty Dr. Pepper can and get in for $5, is this correct?

  44. joanie7 says:

    You are correct!

  45. Miss Coko says:

    Are there going to be any additional discounts for the last day of the fair?

  46. joanie7 says:

    No, haven’t seen any discounts for the last day of the fair.

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