Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Showers and thunderstorms are likely both days. Heavy rainfall and at least some risk of strong to severe storms will be present.
DALLAS (September 27, 2012)—The 126th annual State Fair of Texas opens Friday in Dallas and organizers have chosen "Big and Bright" as this year's theme.
A Chinese Lantern Festival is part of the activities at the fair, which runs through Oct. 21 at Fair Park.
Free concerts include Kevin Costner & Modern West on Saturday, Kansas on Oct. 14, Kellie Pickler on Oct. 19 and the Commodores on Oct. 20.
Grambling State will face Prairie View A&M on Oct. 6 at the Cotton Bowl and Oklahoma takes on Texas on Oct. 13 in the Red River Rivalry football matchup.
Fans of Fritos snacks can turn out Monday to see a huge chili pie marking the 80th anniversary of the corn chips.
Frito-Lay North America Inc. is based in nearby Plano.