Events

Everything You Have to Do in Dallas This Fall

Updated On 09/13/2017 at 04:57PM EST Updated On 09/13/2017 at 04:57PM EST
Addison Oktoberfest
Addison Oktoberfest | Visit Addison
September
State Fair of Texas
State Fair of Texas | Dorti/Shutterstock.com

September

Thursday - Sunday
Sep 14-17
Addison Circle Park
Fans of tubas, folk dancing, women dressed like the St. Pauli girl and (most importantly) beer need to make this a priority. Missing this sounds like the wurst idea you’ve had this year.
Cost: Single-day admission is $10, but entry is free Thursday and Sunday.
Friday
Sep 15
Stoneleigh Hotel Penthouse
DJs Sober and Blake Ward throw down this theme party as a nod to the days of the Ewings from Dallas: big hair, floor length furs and Cadillacs with horns on the hood. Feather that hair, and feather it good.
Cost: $5-$10
Friday
Sep 15
Downtown Dallas
For one day a year, downtown Dallas hands its parking spots over to its most creative citizens, turning street parking into beautification projects to encourage civic engagement.
Cost: Free
Saturday
Sep 16
The Foundry
For one day only, Thrillist will host a Taco Takeover at The Foundry. In its courtyard you can enjoy as many margaritas, beer, churros, tequila samples, and tacos as your stomach can take. There will also be a live mariachi band and a nacho-eating contest, if you dare. Join us.
Cost: $45
Saturday
Sep 16
Texas Theatre
The Wild Detectives will celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Oak Cliff with a trippy cumbia dance party featuring Adan Jodorowsky. It’s sure to get delightfully bizarre in the best kind of way.
Cost: $20
Friday
Sep 22
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
At the Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs calendar launch party, you get a pint glass and beer plus you can get photo booth time with the hunks from Dallas DogRRR’s fundraising beefcake calendar. Hunks and puppies, do you really need to know more?
Cost: $20
Saturday
Sep 23
Deep Ellum Art Company
Jazz phenom Thaddeus Ford and his six-piece jazz band will provide trumpeting sounds accompanied by breathtaking visuals -- including a light show and modern dance. A truly eye- and ear-opening experience is guaranteed.
Cost: Free
Friday - Sunday
Sep 29-Oct 22
Fair Park
Come on, you know the drill. Get some coupons, eat your bodyweight in fried novelty foods and try to win a giant stuffed animal. It’s your civic duty.
Cost: $18 for general admission
October
Sur La Table
Sur La Table | Sur La Table

October

Friday
Oct 6
Cutting Edge Haunted House
This Fort Worth Halloween staple is the holder of two Guinness World Records for World’s Largest Haunted Attraction and Largest Walk Through Haunted House. It technically opens in September, but its first open weekend in October is the perfect time to get your fright going ahead of Halloween season. Wear comfortable shoes and prepare to be scared.
Cost: $33 + fees
Friday - Wednesday
Sep 1-Nov 1
Sur La Table
With cooking classes covering everything from what to do with all those pumpkins to perfecting the fanciest of French dishes, Sur La Table can turn you into a straight up gourmand, and their schedule for the season is filled out through November. Did we mention that they have one class called “Cooking with Wine?"
Cost: Classes start at $49
Saturday
Oct 14
Kessler Theater
What better place to see the finest in flashy flamenco dancing battle each other for the championship title than in the heart of Oak Cliff? You’ll leave doing the dance of joy.
Cost: $25
Sunday - Tuesday
Oct 1-31
Dallas Comedy House
It's always a good time for improv comedy, and Dallas Comedy House's October schedule is set. Come see ensembles like Friends University, The Rift, and The Cult show you the magic of the Harold. Bring your A-game when it comes to location suggestions for the show.
Cost: Shows start at $5
Saturday
Oct 14
Cotton Bowl
It’s Texas/OU weekend, and as fans of both teams will swarm into town and act a fool. But regardless of which team you support, if any, witnessing the Red River Shootout at the Cotton Bowl once in your life is bucket list material.
Cost: Tickets start at $150, but parking (and, thus, tailgating) costs extra
Saturday
Oct 21
Kessler Theater
Jen Kirkman, of Drunk History fame, brings her clever and slightly filthy standup comedy to this beloved Oak Cliff venue. Beware that very hot opinions will be expressed, and that’s what makes her the best.
Cost: $20
Tuesday
Oct 31
The Bomb Factory
Anyone who is familiar with the cult band Ween knows that their fans are known for Grateful Dead-levels of rabid adoration. So a Halloween concert by Ween should be one for the ages, if even for the people-watching alone.
Cost: $55
November
AT&T Stadium
AT&T Stadium | Flickr/Anthony Roderman

November

Saturday - Sunday
Nov 11-12
Majestic Theatre
The much-beloved true crime podcast, hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, has a two-night run at the stately Majestic Theatre. Get those hometown murders ready.
Cost: $35
Sunday
Nov 19
AT&T Stadium
This rivalry has been contentious since the days of Eagles fans pelting the Cowboys with snowballs stuffed with D batteries. A Cowboys-Eagles matchup is always full of football tension in the best possible way.
Cost: $147