State Fair of Texas Deals and Discounts 2012

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Hooray!  It’s opening day tomorrow! For more than 125 years, the State Fair of Texas has been a major source of entertainment for millions and a great showcase for Dallas, Texas.

Gates open on Friday, September 28, 2012, at 10 a.m. Midway hours and Museum hours vary.
Exhibit buildings open at 10 a.m. daily and close at 9 p.m. Sunday – Thursdays. Buildings remain open until 10 p.m. each Friday and Saturday.

General admission $16, Seniors (60 & over) and children (age 3 to 48″ tall) $12, children 2 & under are free. Senior Citizen Day (free admission for those 60 & over) is every Thursday during the Fair.

Take advantage of the 2012 State Fair of Texas Early Bird Specials, discount on tickets, food & ride coupons and more! You can check out the line up of concerts, celebrity chef demonstrations, and the full schedule of events.


Parking is available on official Fair lots at $15 per space used.

Purchase Advance Tickets at Kroger: Avoid standing in line by purchasing your advance tickets when you’re out grocery shopping at Kroger. GeneralAdmission tickets: $14.50. A Season Pass is $34.95. You can purchase tickets at the check-out counter or at the service desk.

Opening Day, Sept. 28, 2012: 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.

Kroger $2/Can Food Drive Wednesdays: Certain Wednesday’s admission is $2 for each visitor bringing 3 cans of food for area food banks.

McDonalds: $3 off general admission with one of their State Fair coupons.  Look for this coupon on their tray liners or stuffed in your to-go bag.

Any day after 5 pm: bring an empty Dr Pepper can to the State Fair and get in for only $8.  Or if you bring an empty can of Dr Pepper on Tuesdays, get in for only $5 – there are some ride restrictions on this ticket.

Cinemark Free Thursday Admission: Bring a Cinemark Theater ticket stub and get free admission on Thursdays.

Seniors Day: Senior citizens (age 60 and over) may enter for free every Thursday during the State Fair of Texas.

Dickies Day: Thursday, October 11, 2012 ONLY! Anyone wearing a Dickies logo clothing item will receive a free voucher for admission to the Fair on same day.

KISS Fridays: Download and print a coupon from KISS-FM.  Admission is $11 with the coupon. Discount is off of general admission only – when purchased at a State Fair of Texas admission gate with coupon.

Fridays, Fort Worth Star Telegram Press Pass Savings: Buy One Get One FREE: Buy one general admission ticket at full price and receive a second ticket free (Must present Fort Worth Star Telegram Press Pass Card and the BOGO coupon from the newspaper at admission gates).  Press Pass Gold Members can enjoy FREE admission on Friday, October 5 for 2 people with a Fort Worth Star Telegram Press Pass Gold Card (must present Gold Press Pass Card and coupon at admission gates). (Thanks Frugal in Fort Worth!)

Thanks for some of these deals!

3 Responses to “State Fair of Texas Deals and Discounts 2012”

  1. Katie says:

    Just wanted to clarify, that is Dickies, the brand that makes clothing, not Dickeys the restaurant right? We are looking to go on Thursday, and I want to make sure I don't show up in the wrong clothes and have to pay FULL PRICE!

  2. Jennifer O says:

    Some of the dates towards the end are 2011 dates?!?! FYI