State Fair Homeschool Tickets

It’s almost time to send out the requests for your 2016 State Fair Homeschool tickets.  This will be our 4th year to take the benefits this offers to our family.  Each HS student (K-12) is eligible for a ticket and the family will receive 1 free teacher ticket.  They host homeschool days on Thursdays, which also happens to be Senior Discount day which is a great time to bring the grandparents.  Oh, and did I mention it’s not crowded?!

Here’s the info and be sure you follow it precisely or you won’t get them AND FYI they aren’t mailed until right before the fair starts.  It’s a long time to wait and my first year I thought they weren’t coming, but they do, at the last moment, every year 🙂

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2016 Home School Ticket Request Guidelines

***Please Note: Requests must be submitted between March 1st and before the deadline date of May 15th, 2016.

All requests must be made in writing. No requests made by phone or e-mail will be accepted.

The program is for K thru 12th grade. To be eligible, Kindergarteners must be 5 by September 30, 2016. We do not have a ticket program for children younger than Kindergarten/age 5. 

 The program is for families living in Texas within a 100 mile radius of the Fairgrounds. Each family must submit individually to avoid duplicate requests.  We do not accept requests from home school groups or associations.

Your request letter should include your name, mailing address, email address and phone number(s). The letter should be computer printed or neatly hand written for clarity. Including an email address and daytime phone number is necessary for us to contact you in the event you neglect to include all required information.

Include BOTH the ages and grade levels of each student as they will be when the Fair opens on September 30th, 2016. Name of student is not necessary. Requests without this information will be returned unfilled.

We can send one teacher ticket per family. If you would like a teacher ticket, please include that request in your letter. There is no such thing as a principal ticket.

Include a business size (#10– measures 4 1/8” X 9 ½”) envelope with one first class stamp ($0.49 postage). Please DO NOT address the envelope in any way as we will print address labels. The envelope must be business size because of the length of the tickets.

All requests must be POSTMARKED AND COMPLETE by the deadline date of Friday, May 15, 2016.  Incomplete requests and requests arriving after this date will be returned unfilled.

Mail your request to:

 State Fair of Texas
Attn: Lisa Boubel
PO Box 150009
Dallas, TX  75315

If you have any further questions, please contact Lisa Boubel at 214-421-8737 or by e-mail at specialevents@bigtex.com

6 thoughts on “State Fair Homeschool Tickets

  1. KTraylor April 5, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Is this zip code correct? Every other year it has been 75315.

    • admin April 11, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      Hi there! I called the State Fair and it is supposed to be 75315. I was just sent the wrong info. Thanks for pointing that out 🙂

  2. Carolyn May 3, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Can you tell us when homeschool day is, do my husband can request that day off?

    • admin May 4, 2016 at 11:28 am

      Hi there. In the past, the homeschool student tickets are good any Thursday of the State Fair and the teacher ticket can be used anytime. It should be the same this year. The exact dates will be printed on your tickets. The deadline is quickly approaching, don’t forget to send off your request! 🙂 ~ Christina

  3. Christy May 23, 2016 at 11:46 am

    This used to run through the entire month of May, is there any way I can still participate if I mail the request in today?

    • admin May 23, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      Hi there. I’m not sure how lenient they are on the date. Worst case scenario you would be out the cost of stamps if you send it in and you could always try!

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