How to Tailgate Like a Local in Fort Worth

Home of the TCU Horned Frogs, Fort Worth bleeds purple. And whether you’re a longtime local, newcomer, or visitor to the Fort, we’ve rounded up everything you need to tailgate like a local – from what to wear to what to bring – no football knowledge necessary!

Heading out of town for a game? Don’t forget to check out The Ultimate Guide to Tailgating in Scouted Cities!


Whether you’re a die-hard TCU fan or just dress the part, we’ve scouted our favorite game day-approved styles from our favorite local boutiques for the upcoming season. From sequined shirts to needlepoint flasks – and every purple style for littles in between – here are our favorite local finds!

Stanley Eisenman Shoes will be releasing a luxe sneaker in TCU purple suede for men and women. Find a sneak peak here and mark your calendars for a September 15th release date! When you stop in, make sure to pick up one of their adorable bracelets in collaboration with Little Words Projects! Follow for more details…


A game day must is this wings recipe by My Sweet Roots. It has a sweet teriyaki glaze that is to die for! Here’s how to replicate her fan-favorite recipe!

Teriyaki Wing Sauce: Add soy sauce, honey, fresh ginger zest, mirin and Worcestershire, a drop of sesame oil to a sauce pan. Simmer down to a thick sauce and then garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

You can use fresh store bought chicken wings, toss in potato starch seasoned w salt and pepper. Bake on a rack in oven at 425 until crispy. Coat in teriyaki sauce and serve!

P.S. The Letter has all our favorite tailgating essentials, whether we’re hosting stadium-side or at home. For more elevated experiences, we’re opting for this purple-hued stemware. Have something casual planned? Opt for their TCU-themed cocktail napkins! Preview the selection…

Righteous Foods’s is a must for game day food. Order Fajita Boxes and drink kits (margaritas, ranch waters, sangrias, and more!) for pickup or delivery from Eat Fajitas! Order online…

Worth Noting Designs has the must-have for tailgating, TCU styrofoam and stadium cups! Hosting a special tailgate? Tap the Worth Noting Ladies for customized event branding! Learn more…


Pure Barre is celebrating football season with “Go Purple Friday,” which will 10% off retail items.

Keep checking back! We’ll be updating our Scouted Happenings section as we learn of more local events and opportunities!

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