The State Fair of Texas offers homeschool students and their teachers FREE tickets to the fair. In the past we have had to send a letter and a self-addressed stamped envelope to request our tickets. But this year, the Fair has made it easier than ever. Now you just have to fill out an online form before the May 15th deadline!
Here's the link: State Fair of Texas Free Homeschool Tickets
As usual, the tickets are only good for pre-k through 12th grade and you must be located within 100 miles of Fair Park, Dallas. Historically, we have only been able to get one teacher ticket but the webform has an option for two teacher tickets so I requested two so our math teacher (Daddy) can come too. A few days after I submitted my request I received an email confirming that my tickets had been approved.
The State Fair of Texas will be at Fair Park from September 28 - October 21, 2018. You don't want to miss it, especially with free tickets! It is so fun and educational! Food is expensive so bring your own lunch but maybe splurge on one crazy food like fried Oreos or something equally intriguing. Everything is paid for with coupons so plan ahead and grab some before you wait in line for food or a ride. We don't ride many of the rides because that gets too expensive. There are enough free activities that my kids don't mind too much. We ride the DART train to get to the fair so I tell the kids that this is their ride so enjoy it! That worked when they were little but now they just roll their eyes at me....
I found the post from our first trip to the State Fair of Texas. It was a long time ago so my kids were really little.