This is a truly epic #DFWWeekend. Not only does the State Fair of Texas (the largest state fair in the country) open, there are no fewer that FIVE big-time football games to choose from…AND…there’s also an array of fun fall festivals. To help you get the most out of this jam-packed #DFWWeekend, we’ve assembled an itinerary playbook of top recommendations.
Courtesy: Fort Worth Oktoberfest
OKTOBERFEST FORT WORTH (Thursday – Saturday):
What better way to kick off a weekend of football and fair-going than to celebrate Bavaria’s contribution to food and drink…and to stadium food. Plus, Panther Island is a great location to enjoy a cool fall evening.
If you’re looking for a place to watch ALL college football games and be within walking distance of AT&T stadium, Texas LIVE! is your place. There are more screens than there are football games. And there’s almost as many food options.
My favorite time to go to the fair is at night. The lights are amazing. And…the selection of unique Texas food delicacies is endless. Here’s a list of this year’s Big Tex Awards for food. Pro tip: dining on a turkey leg is an iconic fair selfie opportunity.
The Texas A&M Aggies were recently named the most valuable college football team. The reason? Going to an A&M game is a life-changing experience, and doing it at AT&T Stadium is a football cathedral. Even if you don’t like football, this is for your bucket list.
GET YOUR THRILL ON AT SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS IN ARLINGTON:
Fall means Halloween, and Six Flags Over Texas celebrates it with the annual Fright Fest. Jump start your heart on a superhero-inspired thrill ride or get jarred to life by a wandering ghoul. You won’t need coffee for a week.
BRUCE MACMILLAN is a pacific northwest transplant who loves The Beatles, Marvel Comics and the Dallas Cowboys. His ideal dinner gathering would include his wife, Judy, Jesus Christ, John Lennon, Roger Staubach and Margaret Atwood.