State Fair of Texas

Your old State Fair of Texas coupons work in 2021 — and they’ve doubled in value


Counting your coupons at the State Fair of Texas will be only a tad bit simpler, beginning in 2021. Without precedent for reasonable history, coupons will cost $1. Already, fairgoers paid 50 pennies for each coupon. State Fair of Texas President Mitchell Glieber takes note that costs for things at the reasons have not multiplied. (Some reasonable costs have gone up, similar to affirmation tickets on Saturdays and Sundays. In any case, those are not paid for in coupons. Peruse more with regards to reasonable ticket evaluating and limits here.)

Consistently, there are a lot of new food sources, attractions, and occasions at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. The current year’s reasonable is no exemption.


Yet, with a state reasonable that has been around for over a century, there is a lot of history that certain individuals probably won’t think about.

At the point when the main state reasonable was proposed in 1886, the nearby pioneers and chiefs couldn’t choose where the occasion should occur. Thus, there were two fairs. The Dallas State Fair occurred on 80 sections of land where it is held today – at Fair Park. There was additionally the Texas State Fair, which occurred close to introduction day North Dallas High School. The different sides in the long run met up and settled on Fair Park as the area for one reason, which is the place where it is held today. It was before long that participation and public acknowledgment began to rise. In 1905, another record 300,000 individuals went to the reasonable. President William Howard Taft visited in 1909 and Woodrow Wilson in 1911. Participation beat the 1,000,000 imprints in 1916.

Up until 1930, there was a race track complex inside Fair Park. Notwithstanding, that year, it was destroyed to clear a path for a 46,000-seat Fair Park Stadium. Today, this arena has almost multiplied in limit… furthermore, is presently known as the Cotton Bowl.

This setting was utilized for football just as shows and shows, including one that exhibited a youthful Elvis Presley during the 1950s. VP Richard Nixon visited during this time frame. This was additionally the main appearance of Big Texas, the 52-foot cowpoke figure put in the focal point of the grounds.


“There is some disarray,” he notes: “[Some people] feel that something 6 coupons — or $3 previously — is currently going to be $6. That is not what that implies. It’s an adjustment of the group.”

Everything’s with regards to proficiency, he says.

“We don’t need to print close to as numerous coupons,” he says, which eliminates paper burn through and saves State Fair staff members time as they count and gauge tickets.

He likewise takes note that other significant state fairs in the nation have as of now changed from 50 pennies to $1.

Would I be able to in any case utilize my old, 50-penny coupons at the current year’s State Fair?

It’s obviously true’s that “vintage” State Fair of Texas tickets have consistently been usable at a future State Fair of Texas. It doesn’t make any difference what year they were printed.

Would you be able to utilize these State Fair of Texas coupons from 1988 to 2021 reasonable? Indeed, and every 50-penny coupon is presently worth $1.

Would you be able to utilize these State Fair of Texas coupons from 1988 to 2021 reasonable? Indeed, and every 50-penny coupon is presently worth $1.(Rose Baca/Staff Photographer)

To eliminate disarray counting old versus new coupons, all coupons from any extended period of the State Fair of Texas are presently worth $1.

As in: The coupons you paid 50 pennies for have multiplied in esteem.

“That is the genuine delight here,” Glieber says. Maybe it mellows the blow from the dropped reasonably in 2020.

It’s an ideal opportunity to go delving in your garbage cabinet to check whether you reserved any old tickets.

The State Fair of Texas runs Sept. 24, 2021, through Oct. 17, 2021, in Dallas’ Fair Park. See underneath for subtleties on tagging, food and the sky are the limit from there.

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