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Updated: Feb 17, 2023

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Did you know Big Tex's hometown is about an hour south of here in KERENS, TEXAS? In his former life, Big Tex used to be Santa Claus! 🎅🏼 I guess when you live in Texas, trading in a red fur hat for oversized-Stetson is the thing to do! 🤠

Big Tex is turning 70 and in honor of our favorite cowboy’s platinum birthday, Kim Woodul REALTOR has rounded up a comprehensive list of discount opportunities so you and your family can save on admission, games, rides and food – which could mean more corn dogs!

Big Tex Insider Promo Codes

Sign up to become a Big Tex Insider and receive exclusive State Fair ticket and merchandise discounts and promo codes straight to your email inbox. Each Monday during the Fair, a special promo code will be released that provides Big Tex Insiders special access to $10 tickets good for Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Season Passes

Trying to get the full State Fair experience can be quite hard to do in one day. With the season pass, however, you can enjoy a full 24 days of admission.

Group Tickets

When purchased in advance, groups of 25 or more can attend the State Fair at discounted prices. Don’t forget to preload Midway game cards and food and ride coupons to any group ticket order.

Military Appreciation Day is Every Day

All active military, retired military, and veterans save $5 off on weekdays and $7 off on weekends 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. For information on how to obtain your Military ID Card before your visit to the Fair, contact your military branch or go to

First Responder Day is Every Day

All first responders can save $5 off on weekdays and $7 off on weekends 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.


Purchase in advance at your local Kroger and get $3 off premium one-day admission tickets.


Discount coupons can be found at any participating McDonald’s locations in the North Texas area. Present these coupons at the fair gates to save $5 off general admission tickets on weekdays and $7 off on weekends. One coupon per person. McDonald’s discounts may not be combined with any other offers.

After 5 P.M.

No matter your age, all guests pay the child price after 5 p.m. any day of the week. Available at the gate and online.

North Texas Food Bank Opening Day

On opening day, bring two jars of peanut butter for the North Texas Food Bank and enjoy a discounted admission price of $10 at the gate.

Dr Pepper Value Days

Dr Pepper Value Days are every Tuesday and Thursday and $10 tickets can only be purchased online. Only Big Tex Insiders receive the promotion code for this exclusive savings so be sure to sign up now at

Thrilling Tuesdays

Most rides are offered at a reduced price on Tuesdays.

North Texas Food Bank, Feed the Need Wednesdays

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. $5 admission tickets can only be purchased at the gate on Wednesdays with a canned-food donation.

Thrifty Thursday Food Specials

Thursdays are the best day of the week for foodies, thrifty families, or anyone who can’t get enough fair food! Featured items include State Fair classics like corn dogs, cotton candy and funnel cakes. Participating food vendors also offer one of their signature menu items at a reduced price, ranging from mini versions to regular-size items.

Senior Days

Every Thursday, anyone age 60 and older gets into the Fair for only $5. $5 admission tickets can only be purchased at the gate on Thursdays. Seniors must present ID to receive the discount.

For more information on this year’s State Fair of Texas, visit All discounts for the State Fair of Texas will be posted to

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