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Ah, the State Fair of Texas. For many families, attending this annual event is an important tradition. You chow down on fried food, wander around the Midway, and hesitantly try a few of the carnival rides after taking some photos with Big Tex. 

The entrance fee can be a little pricey, but luckily, there are several ways to lower your cost of admission! 

Take Advantage of Opening Day Deals

If you bring a full 20 oz bottle of Dasani water or Coca-Cola product to donate on September 29, you can get in for just $10! Also, Military Appreciation Day offers free admission for all active military members, retired military members, and veterans, as well as their family members. 

Look Into a Season Pass

Season passes for one person are $39.95, and a combo pack is only $95. Plus, the combo pack comes with 100 food/ride tickets which can be worth $50! If you plan on going to the fair multiple times, a season pass is definitely the way to go. 

Down a Few Dr. Peppers 

If you bring an empty Dr. Pepper can with you on any Tuesday, you can score $6 off your admission! You can also get half-priced tickets after 5:00 PM on any day of the week. 

Donate on North Texas Food Bank Wednesdays 

Bring at least four cans of food to donate and you can get in for just $4. Plus, you're doing a good deed! 

Buy Tickets in Advance 

If you go to BigTex.com or purchase your tickets through the DART's GoPass app, you can get a few dollars off. 

Seniors Get in Free 

If you're over the age of 60, then you can get in every day for just $4! Even better? You get in for free on Thursdays! 

Bring a Coca Cola Bottle on Thursdays 

Snag an empty 30 oz bottle of Coca Cola and get in for just $7 on any Thursday. Also, there are deals on various food items in the park on Thursdays! 

Grab Some McDonald's Coupons 

If you stop by a McDonald's on your way, you can find coupons for up to $5 off. Plus, there are coupons that offer half-price tickets for kids if an adult pays full price. 

Utilize Group Tickets 

If you're going with a group of at least 20 people, then each person can get in for $12. If you have more than 250 people in your group, then each ticket is only $10. 

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