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The countdown is on for this year's State Fair of Texas. Insider Saver Laura Thornquist has some deals that can help you plan your visit.


Ten days and counting before opening day for the State Fair of Texas. It starts on September 30.

The price of admission for adults is $16 and $12 for kids and seniors.

You can get a break if you order your tickets online or use anyone of these discounts.

  • Opening day, bring a bottle of Dasani water or any Coca-Cola product to the Fair admission gates for donation to the North Texas Food Bank and get in for $5 per donation, per person.
  • On Wednesdays, each visitor who brings 3 cans of food for the North Texas Food Bank will pay just $2 admission on Wednesdays.
  • Thursdays are Senior Free day. Senior Citizens age 60 and older receive free admission to the Fair on Thursdays.
  • If you present a Cinemark movie ticket stub and receive free admission on Thursdays.
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