Giant Ferris wheels, football, and fried everything? Uh, please and thank you! Let’s upgrade your autumn with a Texas-sized twist.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

In Dallas, fall colors don’t just whisper, they holler. Dressed in the vibrant reds, dazzling golds, and fiery oranges of seasonal foliage, our Arboretum puts on a fall fashion show that’d blow away any runway. Don’t stop at the colors – the Arboretum’s also home to the wildly popular Autumn at the Arboretum and the Pumpkin Village, a local tradition and lifetime memory for every visitor. A full calendar of seasonal events, concerts, family days, and exhibitions will add even more color to your fall getaway. Pack an impromptu picnic or enjoy complimentary ‘Daily Tastings’ in A Tasteful Place with samplings of fresh flavors pulled straight from our gardens.

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State Fair of Texas

Hang onto your oversized turkey legs, this is the stuff of fair food legend. If you want to experience the best of Dallas’ creative fried delicacies, you’d better beeline out to Fair Park for the State Fair of Texas. Follow every mouthwatering whim through a fairground filled with deep-fried PB&Js, fried soul food egg rolls, the iconic Fletcher’s corny dogs, and much, much more.

Take a ride on the 212-foot Texas Star Ferris Wheel or kick back with Big Tex himself. Catch big-time headliner music acts, wildly creative circus performers, even more wildly competitive pig races and other entertainment taking center stage across the fair for three only-in-Dallas weeks.

Margarita Mile

We think margaritas taste better by the mile. And what pairs better with gorgeous fall weather than a meandering margarita adventure in the heart of downtown Dallas? With over 30 bars and restaurants participating, the Margarita Mile is shaking, stirring and blending up a digital, self-guided tour of Dallas’s best and brightest margaritas. Garnish your drinks with a stroll through Dallas’ premier arts district, or window shop the boutiques and galleries of Deep Ellum and Knox-Henderson neighborhoods.

Football Season

Break out your face paint and super-sized foam cowboy hats, football season’s back. If the Cowboys are playing, you best hightail it over to AT&T Stadium to watch America’s Team. The cheers are bigger, the roars are louder, and the fun is off the charts.

Our stadium’s pretty big, but even it can’t fit all our game day spirit. Packed sports bars & pubs serve drink specials and football fever to a city full of hometown energy. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a bandwagoner, in Dallas, everyone can be a cowboy for a day.

So, there you have it, folks. Fall in Dallas is not just a season; it’s a time for big thrills, bold flavors, and a generous helping of Texan hospitality. From its stunning arboretum colors to the infectious energy of State Fair and Cowboys crowds, Dallas in autumn offers endless ways to dive headfirst into fall.

Gather your crew, pack your bags, and buckle up to make some memories. Dallas serves autumn with an extra dollop of everything – it’s bold and it’s brimming with energy. Think you can keep up? Plan your visit at