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When you think about a killer crime at the famed Southfork Ranch, people immediately ask, “Who shot J.R.?” But the scion of the Ewing clan isn’t the only one in trouble at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 when Southfork Ranch hosts its first Murder Mystery Dinner.


For one night only, Southfork Ranch becomes the estate of Sir Warren Peace. And while dining there, guests will be thrown into a night of mystery, intrigue and murder they will never forget. Anyone could be the murderer, and of course anyone could be the next victim. To play along, guests can bribe suspects for clues and gather information to uncover the unhinged guest who is whacking all the invitees. Although not required, everyone is encouraged to dress in evening finery for this classy crime scene. There will be a costume contest for the best dressed, and the winner will receive an overnight stay in the famed Southfork Ranch mansion.*

While they are sleuthing, guests will enjoy a three-course meal. The evening’s menu includes:


Sweet spring greens, praline pecans, Granny Smith apples, cherry tomatoes and blue cheese served with pomegranate vinaigrette


Entrees (Guests will select their choice of entrée upon reservation)

Grilled marinated Angus beef kebobs with Lyonnaise potatoes and oven-roasted root vegetables  


Ginger habanero-glazed chicken breast with a roasted pineapple and mango chutney, garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans



Peach pie or chocolate lava cake


Dinner includes a glass of red or white wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Additional wine or cocktails are available for purchase.

Tickets for the Murder Mystery Dinner are $85 per person and must be purchased advance at


*Mansion stay must be completed by 12/30/23. Blackout dates include Nov. 23, Dec. 24 and Dec. 25.



WHAT:                Murder Mystery Dinner – “Best Laid Plans”


WHERE:              Southfork Ranch, 3700 Hogge Dr., Parker, TX 75002. Enter Gate 3.


WHEN:               Thursday, Oct. 26

                             6 p.m. arrival

                             7-10 p.m. dinner and show


TICKETS:             $85 per person