County Fairs and State Fairs are definitely on my list of fun things for summer. I share four inexpensive ways your kids can enjoy the fair.
Six Ways to Save Money at the County Fair
1. Buy A Wristband or Family Fun Pack
Unlimited rides for a certain price.
Creates a time budget (usually good during certain hours).
Some packages include multiple unlimited ride tickets and a certain amount in food vendor credit.
2. Take Advantage of Free Gate Admission
If you are fortunate enough that your fair offers free gate admission, you can still have access to the food vendors, animal exhibits, musical concerts, and other forms of entertainment for free.
3. Check The Fair’s Website
You will find out the schedule, attractions, opening and closing dates, and special offer days & details.
4. Be Selective About Purchases
Eat dinner beforehand. Then, pick your favorites. Mine are funnel cake and candy apples. I have a budget of $10 to get my food and that’s it. You may allow the kids to each pick one treat. Bring drinks such as frozen 1/2 frozen bottles of water or juice with you.
5. Look for Coupons
Often newspapers, local businesses, and other organizations will offer coupons and discounted rates. It may be as simple as donating a canned good, dressing in a certain way, or attending on a particular day or during particular hours.
6. Purchase Advance Tickets
Local businesses and the hosting site may begin selling tickets before the fair opens. Buy early to take advantage of special rates.