DEALS AND STEALS
Deals can be found galore when coming to the Kansas State Fair. No matter the size of your family or your budget, there are a wide variety of ways to save throughout the run of the Fair.
Best Deal of the Fair – the Season Pass
One of the best-kept secrets of the fair: the Season Pass! Each pass gives you 10 gate entries on a credit-card style card. You can use 1 entry each day of the Fair, 10 entries all at once, or in any increment.
Season Passes are $40 (a $100 value). Limited quantities available through Sept. 5: http://bit.ly/AdvanceGate
Dillons Dollar Day
Admission on Monday, Sept. 10, is only $1 for everyone. However, it is FREE if you show your Dillons card. Note, each physical card gains one free admission, and you must have the plastic card with you — mobile devices do not count. All carnival rides are also just 1 ticket all day, as well.
Friday Free Morning
The Fair kicks off Sept. 6, and you can get in free if you enter the grounds before 11 a.m.
Family, couples and kids packages
Ticket packs are fantastic deals. Packs must be purchase by Sept. 5, but they usually sell out before the Fair — when they’re gone they’re gone!
- Family packs are $75 ($135 value) and have 4 adult gate admission tickets, $20 in food tickets, 2 midway sheets of 20 ride tickets and 2 of the 4-ride punch cards good for 1 ride each for the following: State Fair Railroad, Ye Old Mill, Boat Ride on Lake Talbott and the Giant Slide.
- Kids packs are $20 ($31 value) and have 1 child gate admission ticket, $10 in food tickets, 1 coupon for a ride on the Midway and one of the 4-Ride Punch Cards good for 1 ride each for the following: State Fair Railroad, Ye Old Mill, Boat Ride on Lake Talbott and the Giant Yellow Slide.
- Couples packs are $40 ($75 value) and have 2 adult gate admission tickets, $20 in food tickets, 1 midway sheet of 20 ride tickets and 2 roundtrip Sky Ride tickets.
Wristbands are $30 and get you unlimited rides on the following days -- Sept. 6, 10, 11, 12,13 and 15. As a comparison, ride sheets with 20 tickets are $20 and most rides take 2-4 tickets (except on Dillons Dollar Day, when all rides are 1 ticket).
$2 Tasting Tuesday
Pro tip, skip Dollar Day and go to the Fair on Tuesday instead. Always wanted to try a deep-fried Oreo? Every State Fair food vendor on the grounds will have $2 mini portions of select items all day on Sept. 10.