There are countless ways to save on admission costs for the 2011 Oklahoma State Fair.
Schoolchildren, older adults, members of the military or simply someone with a Dr Pepper can obtain discount admission to the fair, which runs Sept. 15-25.
The discount opportunities begin on opening day of the fair.
Admission will be $2 on opening day, a savings of $7 off the regular $9 adult gate admission price.
The School Kids' Day promotion on Sept. 19 gives free admission to children through 12th grade.
Super Saver Tuesday on Sept. 20 offers $3 gate admission for everyone. Also on that day, Armed Forces Day, armed forces personnel and their spouses will be admitted free with military ID.
Senior Citizens' Day on Sept. 21, a popular day among older adults, offers free admission to people 55 and older.
Meanwhile, Dr Pepper Days will be on opening day, Sept. 15, and Sept. 22. On those days, fairgoers who bring a Dr Pepper can to the gate will receive $6 off the price of a carnival ride wristband. The wristbands will cost $19 with a Dr Pepper can and $25 without the soda can.
Other discounts and promotions are designed with families in mind, like the pay-one-price wristband for the rides in Li'l Partnerland. Monday through Thursday, the wristbands will be available at Li'l Partnerland ticket booths for $14 and $18 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Finally, a season pass may be the best bet for fairgoers who plan to attend fair activities on multiple days.
The season pass is $25, available at the State Fair Arena Box Office.
A season parking pass also is available, good for all 11 days, for $25.