The Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns go head to head this weekend at one of the most highly-anticipated college football games in the nation: the 112th Annual Red River Rivalry at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas Fair Park. This year, fans can take advantage of ample festivities throughout the weekend. Whether you bleed crimson and cream of the Sooners or burnt orange and white of the Longhorns, follow our playbook of recommendations to make this weekend one for the books.
KICK-START THE WEEKEND
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RED RIVER CELEBRITY SOFTBALL GAME:
Kick off your sports weekend on Thursday by watching notable graduates from both schools (like Toby Keith of OU and Roger Clemens of UT) at the inaugural Red River Celebrity Softball Game at Frisco’s Dr Pepper Ballpark.
In DFW we take Halloween seriously. And no one does it better than Six Flags Over Texas Fright Night—named the best Texas theme park Halloween event by USA TODAY. Go Friday evening or after the game Saturday to get your thrill on.
The Gaylord Texan Resort: Situated on Lake Grapevine, this Texas-sized hotel can’t be beat with a water park, eight restaurants, and a great sports bar and nightclub. Plus it’s adjacent to Cowboys Golf Club.
Anyone who’s ever been to the Red River Showdown can attest to the atmosphere that’s nothing short of incredible: where the stands are split between the crimson and cream of the Sooners and the burnt orange and white of the Longhorns. Kick-off is at 2:30 p.m.