12 fall sporting events even non-sports fans will love


Whether it’s horses, cars, or players racing the field, this fall has some amazing sporting events for all tastes and interest levels. While the action is the focal point, the key to any big event is the atmosphere. It’s what takes outright fandom to an even higher level and allows those who may or may not know what’s going on to tolerate (and maybe even enjoy) this.

The fall sporting events below have an atmosphere in spades – history, fans, and most importantly, the tailgating scene. I don’t want to add up the hours of my life that I’ve spent in a hatchback, but in my experience, if you can fit a motorhome into the mix, it’s over.

The good news is that you don’t even need to own or be able to tow a trailer. RVshare has plenty of rentals to choose from, and many even deliver. I rented a motorhome when the Kansas City Chiefs hosted the AFC Championship game in January 2020. The only mistake we made was making it a day trip instead of ‘a full weekend. Take a look at the events below, block off a weekend or two this fall, and book your RV now for an experience even non-sports fans will want to join.

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Bristol Motor Circuit, NASCAR

September 18, 2021, Bristol, Tennessee

Go fast, turn left NASCAR distils in the simplest terms. However, until you are sitting in the stands, headphones on, listening to your favorite driver’s pit crew while chewing on a turkey leg, well, have you really lived?

Surrounded by the Tennessee Hills, the hatchback game in Bristol, Tennessee is loud, and you’ll want a motorhome for no other reason than traffic after the fall night run. The weekends are packed with activities, so arrive early and soak up all that this sporting event has to offer.


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Whistling Straits Clubhouse, home of the 2021 Ryder Cup
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Ryder Cup, Golf

September 24-26, 2021, Haven, Wisconsin

Probably the most scenic of all the events on our list, the 43rd Ryder Cup will take place on the shores of Lake Michigan in late September. The beautiful rolling hills of Whistling Straits in Haven, Wisconsin in the fall are worth a visit even when the world’s best golfers are not in town. This year, watch the United States take on Europe, then return to your campervan in the evening to taste bourbon and cigars by the fireside.


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Talladega Alabama Superspeedway
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Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR

October 3, 2021, Lincoln, Alabama

Channel the spirit of Ricky Bobby and head to Alabama’s running event of the year. It’s not just one race, but three on NASCAR’s longest oval. Family-friendly activities, a country concert hosted by Dustin Lynch, a garage experience, and all the anticipation that comes with a race in the middle of the NASCAR playoffs make this a perfect weekend for fans of all ages.


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Aerial view of Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots
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Buccaneers vs. Patriots, NFL

October 3, 2021, Foxboro, Massachusetts

The GOAT (aka Tom Brady) and his Super Bowl Bucs champion return this fall to the stage where he built a dynasty. Time will tell if this is one of the best NFL games of the year, but it will certainly be one of the most publicized. You will be so emotionally exhausted that you will need a comfortable place to prepare yourself and then relax after the game. Arrive early have a lot of installation time.

If you’re able to focus on something other than gambling, fall is one of the best times of year to visit New England, and the leaves in Foxboro should be near their peak.


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Aerial view of the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas
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October 9, 2021, Dallas, Texas

This rivalry game is on every college football fan’s must-see list. The Red River Showdown takes place on neutral ground at the Cotton Bowl with a gold hat in play. Pick a side or just wear something other than burnt orange or crimson and cheer on both. The stadium is located on the ground of the Texas State Fair, which a friend described as “a big deal”. You probably won’t be able to try all the fried foods available in a weekend, but you should definitely give it a try. There are several campgrounds nearby for those who want to connect with nature; or simply park your motorhome on the funfair for the weekend. The stadium is over 1 mile away, but shuttles are available.


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The University of Notre Dame football team takes the pitch in South Bend, IN
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October 23, 2021, South Bend, Indiana

When a school has a giant mural known as Touchdown Jesus, you begin to understand that there is greater power at work when you visit South Bend for a football experience (you can’t call it a game). ). Tailgating here is a religion that’s not just for campus. You will see lit gates in any relatively close lot. Plan to spend the weekend figuring out how much gold glitter is used to paint the dome, touring the cave, and touring the stadium to get a taste of what it’s like to ‘play like a champion today’ . Park your platform for match day here, or spend the weekend in a charming campsite in the region.


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Del Mar Race Track, home of the 2021 Breeders' Cup Classic
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Classic Breeders Cup

November 5-6, 2021, Del Mar, California

In early November, the biggest horse racing weekend will take place on the beautiful Del Mar Coast in Southern California. Prestige and a lot of money are at stake. Unlike the Triple Crown earlier in the year, the Breeders Cup is not just for 3 year old foals. This cup allows fans to see and bet on the best favorite racehorses of all ages from around the world. Dust off your derby hat or seersucker suit for the weekend.

Spend a few days before or after the races in one of the two beautiful California parks below. They are located along the coast and are the perfect places to relax.


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NASCAR Phoenix Circuit in Avondale, AZ
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Phoenix Racing Circuit, NASCAR

November 7, 2021, Avondale, Arizona

It all comes down to this. Phoenix Raceway hosts the NASCAR Cup Series championship when the weather is finally tolerable in south-central Arizona. It’s a weeklong party, and RV rental puts you right at the heart of it. Quiet hours only last from midnight to 6 a.m., so stock up on sleep before you arrive. You’ll have stories to tell after a memorable week in the desert – some that you might even be able to repeat.


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Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs football team
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Packers vs. Chiefs, NFL

November 7, 2021, Kansas City, Missouri

Fans of two of the NFL’s most legendary franchises will host a tailgating clinic in Kansas City in early November. This is an event not to be missed. Ribs vs. kids, potato salad vs. cheese potatoes; Isn’t everyone really a winner here? Oh, and there is also a football game! Motorhome parking spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis, and you must buy your pass in advance.

Enjoy cool fall weather for an entire weekend near Arrowhead Stadium at these RV resorts.


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Auburn University Football Stadium
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November 27, 2021, Auburn, Alabama

Once the tryptophan is gone from the turkey, it’s time for the favorite vacation of the year in Alabama. The Alabama / Auburn soccer game divides families but unites hookers in one of the best weekend vibes in all of college football. Tailgating actually starts on Friday for Saturday home games, if that gives you a sense of the experience. Park on a Friday and tailgate until Sunday on campus or enjoy an equally festive campsite near the stadium.


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November 27, 2021, Ann Arbor, Michigan

This more than 100-year-old rivalry rose to prominence as it determined the Big Ten Champion, and in turn the representative of the Rose Bowl, for decades starting in the 1970s. Ann Arbor is a lovely college town with several Picturesque RV parks in the area. RV pass on game days, plan four spaces, plenty of room for gatherings of all sizes, whatever the weather in Michigan in late November. Find your perfect starting point and get ready to sing “Go Big Blue” or learn what comes after OH.


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Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers
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Bear vs. Packers, NFL

December 12, 2021, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Watching a game at Lambeau Field is on every NFL fan’s list. Soaking up history while experiencing NFC North’s first rivalry in December can only be enhanced by the heat of an RV with a fantastic generator for your tailgate.

You’ll need more than a day to get the most out of your trip, and a stadium tour should definitely be on your itinerary. Reserve a place in one of the campsites below.

(You need to plan ahead for secure your parking if you plan to ride in a motorhome this weekend.)


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