Here comes the State Fair!

Yay! Our homeschool tickets have arrived and I was surprised to see that student tickets are now usable any day of the week, Monday through Friday.  I love the State Fair, especially when we get in for free and can go during the day and beat the crowds.  Our favorite day to go is on Thursday because many of the vendors offer food discounts or sell mini-versions and seniors get in for free so the grandparents can join us.  If you missed out on your free homeschool tickets or want to know additional discount opportunities the link below will help!

2017 State Fair of Texas Ticket Discounts

Also, did you know the State Fair has curriculum for teachers to use for grades K-12 and covers a variety of interests and topics?  If you would like to make your visit more educational, you can find the lesson here…

State Fair of Texas TEKS-Aligned Curriculum

Enjoy!

Christina

State Fair Homeschool Tickets

Hi everyone!  It’s that time of year to submit your requests for your FREE homeschool tickets to the State Fair in the fall.  Words of advice…follow the directions exactly, do it before the deadline, and just know they won’t come in the mail until right before the Fair starts.  In the past, homeschool days have been on Thursdays (which has usually been the half-price food days too) and your teacher ticket is good anytime.  🙂

2017 Home School Ticket Request Guidelines

***Please Note:  The deadline date for making your request has moved to the middle of May****

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

You can submit a request anytime between March 1, 2017 and May 12, 2017.

The program is for K thru 12th grade. To be eligible, Kindergarteners must be 5 by September 29, 2017. 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 29th, 2017. 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 12, 2017.  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

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 🙂

Need State Fair curriculum ideas?  Here’s the link!  http://bigtex.com/educators/

 

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