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Save Big at the 2022 State Fair of Texas

By Tricia White 

There are endless ways for you to save throughout the run of the 2022 State Fair of Texas, with a wide variety of discounts. One of the best ways to save is by purchasing a State Fair of Texas Season Pass. Seeing and experiencing everything at the State Fair in one day is nearly impossible – but here is the perfect solution. 2022 Season Passes are now available to purchase online at BigTex.com for only $50, which includes 24-day admission as well as a variety of special VIP benefits. A season pass is just one of many ways to save big this year – fairgoers can get the best value for their ticket by attending the State Fair of Texas on a weekday for only $15. Not to mention, we offer several different ways to receive our best discount opportunity of just $5 admission. It’s also time to dig up those old food and ride coupons from Fairs past – food and ride coupons never expire and can be used at future Fairs. 

  • 2022 Season Pass – Enjoy all 24 days of the State Fair for one low price!
    • 24-day admission to the 2022 State Fair of Texas for only $50.
    • One FREE single-day bring-a-friend ticket (valid Monday-Friday only.)
    • Access to all FREE headlining concerts on the Chevrolet Main Stage and 24 days of live music throughout the grounds.
    • FREE State Fair reusable bag (available to the first 5,000 season pass holders to redeem.)
    • Buy one bucket, get one bucket FREE at the Ring Toss Game on the Midway
    • One 10% OFF coupon on State Fair gear at official merchandise stores located on the fairgrounds.
    • $5 off coupon for the 2022 State Fair Cookbook.
    • Available for purchase online at BigTex.com or at the gate.
  •  Premium One-day Admission – Valid any day of the State Fair, choose the day you want to attend! ​
    • One-day admission for any date of your choosing for only $24.
    • Our most flexible ticket option is available for purchase online at BigTex.com and available at select local Kroger stores.
    • Two-pack and four-pack combos for premium tickets with food and ride coupons are also available, starting at less than $100! Head to BigTex.com/Tickets for more information.
  • Save BIG Monday through Thursday – Enjoy all the fun of the Fair at a discounted price on weekdays!
    • Adult daily one-day admission tickets are available for only $15. 
    • Senior and child daily one-day admission tickets are available for only $10.
    • Tickets may be purchased online or at the gate.
    • Tickets are only valid for a pre-selected date.
  • Opening Day – Friday, September 30
    • Bring two jars of peanut butter to donate to the North Texas Food Bank for a special promotion and receive $10 admission at the gate.
  • Dr Pepper Value Days – Every Tuesday and Thursday of the Fair
    • Purchase your admission ticket online for a reduced price of only $10 on Dr Pepper Value Days. Fairgoers must be a Big Tex Insider to receive the promotion code, sign up now at BigTex.com/Insider.
  • North Texas Food Bank, Feed the Need – Every Wednesday of the Fair
    • Visitors have the best discount opportunity to save big AND give back to the community. 
    • By bringing five canned food items, fairgoers will receive admission for only $5. All canned donations go to the North Texas Food Bank, which helps feed members of the community. 
    • In 2021, nearly 200,000 pounds of food equating to more than 235,000 meals were donated through this program, making it North Texas Food Bank’s largest canned food drive of the year.
    • Don’t forget, every Wednesday morning at the Fair is Sensory-Friendly – learn more at BigTex.com.
  • Senior Day – Every Thursday of the Fair
    • Every Thursday, Senior citizens 60 years and older receive half-price admission to the Fair, for only $5.
  • ANY day of the Fair
    • On ANY night of the week, visitors receive reduced general admission after 5 p.m., thanks to Oncor. Everyone is a kid at night at the Fair! No matter your age, all guests pay the child price after 5 p.m.
    • Discount coupons are available at participating McDonald’s locations throughout North Texas on tray liners and inside their meal bags. With this coupon, any fairgoer can save $5 off on weekdays (Monday-Friday) and $7 off on weekends (Saturday-Sunday.)
    • Military Appreciation Day – all active military, retired military, and veterans save $5 off on weekdays (Monday-Friday) and $7 off on weekends (Saturday-Sunday) when they present valid documentation of military service at the gate or online. Spouses of service men and women with a valid Military Spouse ID and accompanying children under the age of 18 also receive discounted admission.* 
  • The State Fair would like to thank our country’s first responders with a day honoring our various active and retired public law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, and other emergency services agencies. All first responders can save $5 off on weekdays (Monday-Friday) and $7 off on weekends (Saturday-Sunday) when they present a valid badge or ID card from their department or organization at the gate or online, plus up to three discounted admission tickets for their family members.
  • Discounts extend to the Midway for Thrilling Tuesdays, with most rides offered at a reduced price on Tuesdays
  • Thrifty Thursdays presented by Cricket Wireless – guests can save while snacking during Thrifty Thursdays, where participating food vendors offer one of their signature menu items at a reduced price, ranging from mini versions to regular-size items. 

Priced from $15-$25, adult daily one-day admission to the Fair has never been more affordable! Your ticket includes access to more than 200 daily shows, concerts, activities, and exhibits, all at no extra cost. The Fair offers $10-$18 daily one-day admission for children ages 3 to 12 and seniors ages 60 and older, with free admission for children ages two and younger. Parking prices remain the same for 2022, starting at just $20. The 2022 exposition, themed “Treats of Texas,” runs September 30 through October 23 in Fair Park. Visit BigTex.com for more information.        

2022 State Fair of Texas Admission & Discounts Summary

2022 State Fair of Texas Admission & Discounts Summary

2022 Ticket Pricing
Admission TypeWeekdays(Monday – Thursday)FridaysWeekends(Saturday – Sunday)Where to Buy
Premium One-day AdmissionValid any one day of the Fair$24$24$24Online Only
Adult Daily One-day AdmissionValid day listed on ticket only$15$20$25Any SFT Gate or BigTex.com
Child Daily One-day AdmissionAges 3-12Valid day listed on ticket only$10$15$18Any SFT Gate or BigTex.com
Child Daily One-day AdmissionAges 2 & youngerFREEFREEFREEFREE
Senior Daily One-day AdmissionAges 60 & olderValid day listed on ticket only$10$15$18Any SFT Gate or BigTex.com
2022 Season PassValid all 24 days of the Fair$50.00$50.00$50.00Any SFT Gate or BigTex.com

Don’t wait for the gate! In addition to saving money when buying tickets online, the Fair offers multiple ways to redeem online ticket purchases that will also save time waiting in line at the gate. Premium one-day admission tickets go on sale Monday, August 1, 2022, and daily one-day admission tickets go on sale Monday, September 12, 2022. Order your tickets today at BigTex.com.

Daily Deals Each Week
Admission TypeDr Pepper Value Tuesday Online OnlyNorth Texas Food Bank“It’s a Fair Deal” Wednesdays Must bring 5 canned food items for donationSenior ThursdaysMust present valid IDDr Pepper Value Thursdays Online Only
Adult Daily One-day AdmissionValid day listed on ticket only$10.00 $5.00 N/A$10.00 
Child Daily One-day AdmissionAges 3-12Valid day listed on ticket only$10.00 $5.00 N/A$10.00 
Senior Daily One-day AdmissionAges 60 & olderValid day listed on ticket only$10.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 
  Any Day of the Fair
Admission TypeAvailable at the gate or online at BigTex.comMcDonald’sMust presentvalid couponMilitary Appreciation DayMust present valid military ID*First Responders DayMust present valid badge or IDOncorAfter 5 p.m.
WeekdaysMonday-Thursday$5.00-$7.00 off$5.00-$7.00 off$5.00-$7.00 off$10.00
Fridays$5.00-$7.00 off$5.00-$7.00 off$5.00-$7.00 off$15.00
WeekendsSaturday-Sunday$5.00-$7.00 off$5.00-$7.00 off$5.00-$7.00 off$18.00

 *Valid documentation of military service must be presented at the gate and includes valid Military ID Cards and Military Spouse ID Cards. For information on how to obtain your Military ID Card before your visit to the Fair, contact your military branch or go to www.cac.mil.

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