5 Reasons to Visit Dallas in the Fall

5 Reasons to Visit Dallas in the Fall

The Weather is Beautiful in Dallas in the Fall

Fall is my favorite time of year in Dallas. We finally get a reprieve from the summer heat, the evenings develop a hint of crispness, and the daytime temps are just downright pleasant. We spend summers hiding from the heat in the air-conditioning or the pools, and in the fall you can finally enjoy all of the outdoors.


footballIf you haven’t experienced football in Texas, you must.  We take our football seriously, but it’s all about having a good time.  And there are choices for every price range.  If you’re feeling flush, you can check out a Dallas Cowboy’s game at the amazing AT&T Stadium.

There are also plenty of college football options. TCU, SMU, and UNT are all located in the area, and other schools often play games here–like the Red River Showdown between UT and OU that takes place in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas every year and the Texas Tech v. Baylor game at AT&T Stadium.

Want an even more budget-friendly option?  Check out a local high school game-and get a real feel for Texas football.  Some of our high school stadiums rival college stadiums.  Football, marching bands, and nachos make for a pretty darn good Friday night.

The State Fair of Texas

fiarGet your corny dog on! The State Fair of Texas is a fair like none other. There is no food that Texans can’t deep fry like chicken noodle soup, Froot Loops, sheet cake. It’s always fun to try some of the wacky creations.

And, of course, there’s a midway, daily concerts, animal shows, arts and handicrafts, and more vendor booths that you can ever manage to visit.

The State Fair of Texas runs for three weeks–from late September to mid-October.



Fall is a great time for festivals. Since the weather is finally tolerable, it’s nice to get outdoors and enjoy food, music, and fun. Some of our favorites are Grapefest in Grapevine, Texas,  Oktoberfest in Addison, Texas and the Cottonwood Art Festival in Richardson, Texas.


There is nothing better than enjoying a drink on a patio on a perfect fall day, and Dallas has plenty of patioed venues to choose from. The Truck Yard is always a fun, kid-friendly choice, with a selection of food trucks, live music,  adult beverages.  Mudhen is another awesome patio option. It’s got a huge patio, and it’s located at the Dallas Farmer’s Market, so you can you can browse the kitschy shops and pick up some fresh veggies, too.


I am a 40-something lawyer and mom of 3 teenage girls. I love exploring new places, and when I can't be on the road, I'm planning my next trip. Over the years, I've learned a lot about how to travel in a pack of five. Our trips range from budget-friendly road trips with the family, to more luxurious trips for work, either solo or with my husband, Kenny.

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