State Fair of Texas Deals: Freebies, Discounts

The State Fair of Texas opens Friday at Fair Park in Dallas. General admission is $16.50, but there are a number of discounts available that will allow you to spend more money on food and other items.


Friday is Military Appreciation Day at the State Fair of Texas. All active military, retired military and veterans get in free with valid documentation. But that's not all: they can also bring their spouses and kids younger than 18 for free.

Oct. 13 is First Responders' Day. Law enforcement officers, firefighters and paramedics get in free with a valid ID. And they get up to 3 extra tickets for family.

State Fair of Texas Adds More Food to Lineup

Anyone 60 years old and older can get into the fair for free every Thursday.


On Friday, if you bring a 20-ounce bottle of Dasani water or any 20-ounce Coca-Cola product, you'll get in for only $10. Your donation is going to the North Texas Food Bank.

Every Tuesday, you can bring an empty Dr. Pepper can and your admission is just $6!

The State Fair of Texas offers plenty of food options beyond corny dogs, including sweets like candy and caramel apples and fried options like catfish on a stick and deep fried collard greens.

On Wednesdays, you can get in for just $4 if you bring 4 cans of food.

Every Thursday, you'll get in for $7 if you bring an empty 20-ounce Coca Cola product.

If you eat at McDonald's, check your bag before throwing it out.  The food chain's takeout bags and tray liners have coupons for $5 off and half off children's tickets.  They can be used any day!

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If you want to hit the fair at night, bring an empty Dr. Pepper can for half price admission after 5 p.m.

And consider buying your tickets online that will save you a little money, too.

General admission for the state fair is $16.50. So all of these discounts should allow you to spend more money on food!

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