Tuesday, October 2, 2012 , Updated 2:02 p.m., October 2, 2012
State Fair’s pricey Chinese Lantern Festival now costs less
It’s now $14 instead of $19 for adults to see the exhibit at night.
FAIR PARK The colorful Chinese Lantern Festival at the State Fair of Texas is now more affordable. As of Tuesday, October 2, the price dropped from $19 to $14 for adults to see the installation in the evenings.
The Chinese Lantern Festival requires admission on top of regular State Fair gate admission, and State Fair spokesperson Sue Gooding said the prices were reduced so more people could see the exhibition. Previously, a ticket to the lantern festival was more than a full-price ticket into the fair.
“This will make it much more accessible,” she said. “We had not had experience with admission on top of admission before.”
The exhibition is truly stunning, but the high dollar value kept some fairgoers away. For a family of four (two adults, two children) to pay for access into the fair on and the Chinese Lantern Festival on a weekend in the evening, it would have cost $132.
Tickets are now $14 for adults in the evening, $9 for kids; or $5 for adults in the daytime, $3 for kids. Coupons are available online.
Here's a sneak peek:
Shannon Sutlief contributed to this story. Video by Michael Ainsworth; editing by Ahna Hubnik.
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