The Big El Paso Fair is coming to Ascarate Park starting March 31 and below are ways to save on gate admission and ride wristbands.

The traveling amusement show is nearly two weeks of state fair midway rides and attractions, and entertainment for kids of all ages.

Going to a fair is a lot of fun, but like any event the costs can add up. But why break the bank when with a little planning you can save money?

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Ascarate Park Makeover

The last time a fair of this size came to Ascarate Park was the Sun City Fair in 2016 and 2017. Fair organizers passed on returning in 2018 citing at the time the condition of the county park and what they said was the county's unwillingness to pave the area where the fair was usually set up.

But that shouldn't be a problem this year.

According to The Big El Paso Fair organizers, El Paso County Parks and Recreation added "new concrete areas and lots of heavy new sod/grass to add comfort and cut down on dusty air."

Buy Online and at Walgreens and Save Money

Among the family-friendly activities that will be taking place are magic shows, adrenaline-pumping motorcycle stunt shows, and a Foam Zone. All entertainment is free with your gate admission.

To make it more affordable for families to attend on at least one of the nights, discounted ticket pricing is available and there will be special promotional nights weekly.

Save on Admission

50% gate admission ($7.50 per person) is on sale online through March 30 or at Walgreens from March 9 through the end of the fair.

Save on Ride Bracelet

Mega Passes for unlimited rides ($20 per wristband) can also be purchased online through March 30 or at Walgreens through the end of the fair.

Promotional Nights

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• Both Tuesdays, April 3 and 10, are 2 for Tuesdays on state fair rides
• Both Thursdays, April 6 and 13, are Dollar Days on state fair rides only
• Monday, April 10, show your military ID and gate admission is free

Dates and Times

• March 31 - April 16, 2023
• Monday - Friday: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
• Saturday and Sunday: 1 pm to midnight

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