The 2021 State Fair of Texas is Back!

Big Tex State Fair of Texas

Howdy Folks! It’s September and that means that it’s State Fair of Texas Time!

This year’s State Fair is packed full of all the things you love. fried foods, the Texas Auto Show, and great live music on the Chevy Mainstage. Don’t miss all of the fun and entertainment of the biggest and one of the most popular events in North Texas. The 2021 exposition, themed “Howdy, Folks!,” runs September 24 through October 17 in Fair Park.

Save BIG at This Year’s State Fair

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 2021, starting at just $20.

State Fair of Texas Season Pass: There are endless ways for you to save at the 2021 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. Experienced fair-goers know that it’s is nearly impossible to see and eat everything at the State Fair in one day. But the 2021 Season Pass, which includes 24-day admission as well as a variety of special VIP benefits. You can order it online at for only $50!

Season Pass VIP Beneifits

  • 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.)
  • One FREE Flip-a-Chick game on the Midway.
  • One 10% OFF coupon on State Fair gear at official merchandise stores located on the fairgrounds.
  • $5 off coupon when you purchase both a 2020 State Fair Cookbook and Best of Show Cookbook.

Other State Fair Discounts

Weekday General Admission – $15
(Monday through Thursday, adult daily one-day admission ticketsSENIOR AND CHILD daily one-day admission tickets – $10.

If you still have old food and ride coupons from Fairs past. All old coupons will be honored at the new $1 value. With efforts to be more sustainable for the 2021 Fair, the previous 50-cent coupon increment will now change to a $1 increment.

Opening Day Discount: Bring two (2) jars of peanut butter to donate to the North Texas Food Bank and receive $10 admission at the gate.

Dr. Pepper Value Days (Every Tuesday and Thursday): Order your admission tickets online for ONLY $10. 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 (Wednesdays) – Bring 5 canned food items, and pay only $5.00 for general admission. All canned donations go to the North Texas Food Bank, which helps feed members of the community.

Senior Day Discount (Every Thursday) –  Fairgoers, 60 years and older receive half-price admission to the Fair, for ONLY $5.

Evenings, after 5 pm – Everyone is a kid at night at the Fair! No matter your age, all fairgoers pay the child price after 5 p.m.

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 ID of military service at the gate or online. Spouses of servicemen and women with a valid Military Spouse ID and accompanying children under the age of 18 also receive discounted admission.

First Responders Day – $5 off on Weekdays (Monday-Friday) and $7 off on Saturday & Sunday
Honoring our active and retired public law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, and other emergency services agencies. All first responders must 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.

Visit to purchase tickets and for more information.

*Photos by Kevin Brown/State Fair of Texas