BEAUMONT, Texas — Tuesday, March 26th is "Education First Family Fun Night" at the YMBL South Texas State Fair. Fair-goers can enter the fair for free with a coupon available on the Education First website. 

Quantities of coupons are limited and are only available on a first come first serve basis. Coupon holders are eligible to purchase an unlimited carnival ride wristband for $20.00, and patrons without a coupon can purchase them for $35.00 until 9.00 p.m.. 

Patrons without a coupon may enter the fair at regular price-

  • Kids age 2 and under: Free
  • Youth ages 3-12 and Senior Citizens 65 and over: $4
  • Adults 13-64: $8  

The "Kids Fun Zone," offers carnival rides for both younger and older kids, games, food and entertainment with the "Dana Kunze World Class High Dive Show." 

Double R Exotics Petting Zoo and Camel Rides is also located at the kids fun zone. The petting zoo features everything from different types of typical farm animals, to the most exotic. Entry to the petting zoo is free, and carrots can be purchased to feed the animals for a dollar. 

They also offer camel and pony rides for $6 dollars and photos of the ride for $6. Kids 2 and up can ride, with a weight limit of around 250 pounds. They have hand-sanitizing stations located just outside the petting zoo.