The deadline to purchase discounted tickets to the 2012 State Fair of West Virginia is rapidly approaching. Gate admission discounts include an $8.25 adult ticket and a $7.25 youth ticket. Carnival discounts include a $20 Mega Pass, which is valid one weekday and includes 12 hours of unlimited rides. The $15 Big Pass includes six hours of unlimited rides and is valid one weekday. Gate admissions are sold separately from all carnival and concert tickets. Gate admission for children 5 years old and under is free. The last day to purchase discounted tickets online at www.statefairofwv.com, by calling ETIX at 800-514-3849, or from the State Fair Box Office is Aug. 3. Tickets purchased online and through ETIX are subject to a convenience fee. For questions, contact ticket manager at 304-645-1090.