Editor's Picks: OKC Fall Fun
Our Editor's Picks for the best pumpkin patches, hay rides and fall festivals happening in the OKC metro area:
Check out all our fall guides to find costume events, haunted houses, fall break camps and more!
(This guide was last updated Oct. 2, 2017. This is a working list so please check back often for updates. If you know of an event or festival you'd like to see included, please email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pumpkin Patches & Hay Rides
Saturdays and Sundays in Oct. & Nov.
Fall Family Wagon Rides and Cookouts at Honey Lee Ranch (7201 N. Douglas Blvd., Jones) . Choose either a 6:30 or 7:00 p.m. ride. Enjoy a wagon ride to a remote site to roast hot dogs and make s’mores. Ages 12 and up are $12; ages 6-11 are $6; no charge for younger children who can ride in parents’ laps.
Through Oct. 15
WINGS: A Special Needs Community Fall Harvest Pumpkin Patch (13700 N Eastern, Edmond) features pumpkins, pony rides, a pumpkin train, hay rides, hay slide, corn maze, bounce houses, games and more. $5; kids (3 & under), free. Operating hours are Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 - 7 p.m. 242-4646.
October 17 - 31
FREE Pumpkin Patch at Gate Church (7700 N Council Rd) features a variety of fall fun including pumpkins, photo areas, games, train rides and more. Admission and activities are free. Pumpkins available for purchase (price varies by size). Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m - 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 - 6 p.m. 728-7700
Through Oct. 31
St. Matthew United Methodist Church Annual Pumpkin Patch (300 N Air Depot, Midwest City) features story time, garden shop, pumpkins of all sizes and picture opportunities. Proceeds benefit local missions and non-profits. Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 14. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon - 8 p.m. 732-6831.
Through Nov. 1
Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch (720 Henney, Arcadia) includes hay rides, a cornfield maze, fun fort, petting zoo, flower maze, pumpkin maze, pony rides, fire pits for roasting, picnic areas and more. Cash or check only. $8 general admission, $7 Thursday admission, 2 and under are free. Thursday, 1-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 1-6 p.m. 315-7392
Through Nov. 4
The Pumpkin Patch at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (10928 SW 15th St, Yukon) has pumpkins for sale, benefiting the Children's Ministries. Free weekly story time on Tuesdays in October from 11 - 11:30 a.m. Prices vary. 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. 324-1900
Through Nov. 5
Chester’s Pumpkin Patch at Chester's Party Barn & Farm (5201 Cimarron Rd, Piedmont) features unlimited pony rides, hay rides, 3-acre mystery maze, games, free pumpkin with admission and more. Annual memberships are available. Admission is $10 for children 1-10, $6 for ages 11-64. Infants 11 months & younger and seniors ages 65 & older are free. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 - 6 p.m. 373-1595.
Sunshine Shelly's Pumpkin Patch (7110 N Harrison, Shawnee) features 15 acres of pumpkins and ornamental gourds for sale, four-acre corn maze, hay rides, games for kids, a kiddie train, corn cannon, haunted maze, fire pits and picnic areas. Adults, $7; seniors (65 & up) kids (2-12), $5; kids (1 & under), free. Some activities require an additional fee. See website for hours of operation.
Through Nov. 11
The Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western) features hay rides, a pumpkin patch, corn maze and fun fall activities. Some activities may require additional fees like the Zombie Apocalypse Paintball, offered on select days. $10.50 per person plus tax on weekdays, $13.50 per person plus tax on weekends. Kids age 2 and under are free. Packages and season passes available. See website for hours of operation. 799-3276
Top Fall Festivals & Events
Oct. 5 – 7
Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival at Cottonwood Flats (212 W Oklahoma Ave, Guthrie) features three days of live bluegrass music from acclaimed local and national artists and a kids tent with crafts, activities and youth music. $15 & up. Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Oct. 6 - 22
Pumpkinville at Myriad Botanical Gardens (301 W Reno) is a celebration of all things fall featuring crafts, games, imaginative displays, lots of pumpkins and more. Members, free; non-members, kids, $6, adults, $4. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fall Festivities Fireworks at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western Ave). Enjoy a fireworks show every Friday and Saturday in October. Farm attractions close at 8:45 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Free with admission.
Prague Pumpkin Festival in Downtown Prague (Jim Thorpe Blvd, Prague) features live music, kids’ crafts, inflatables, a pie eating contest, chili cook-off, pumpkin decorating, hay rides and more. Free to attend. 1 - 8 p.m.
FREE Things That Go Bump in the Night at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd) features a daytime presentation about the nighttime happenings of Oklahoma’s nocturnal creatures and why, for some animals, life is better when the lights are turned out. Preregister. For ages 6 & up. 3 - 3:45 p.m.
Oct. 10 - 14 & 17 - 21
FREE Fall Y'All Family Fun at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features fun, themed activities for the whole family including story time, crafts, movies and a community art project. 10:30 a.m. Each day has a special themed planned.
Pumpkin Chomp & Stomp at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) is a Halloween-themed animal enrichment event. Zookeepers prepare fun, festive food for the animals to enjoy. Free with admission. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Trail of Fears at Little River Park (700 SW 4th St, Moore) features a haunted trail through the woods of Little River Park with terror lurking around each corner. Best suited for kids 12 and up. Children 11 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $7.50. 8 – 11 p.m.
Oct. 20 – 21
Boo on Bell in downtown Shawnee offers three days of Halloween fun. Activities include car show, live music, trick-or-treating, ghost tours, boo bingo, old-fashion carnival with rides and games, pet costume contest & more. Free to attend, participation prices vary. See website for detailed schedule.
Turn the Town Upside Down at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features fantasy and imaginative, kid-friendly activities including sampling sarsaparilla in the Silver Dollar Saloon, visit the Fleming Mercantile for peppermint sticks and salt water taffy and more. Costumes encouraged. $5. Museum or Oklahoma Children’s Theatre’s members, free. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Also held: Oct. 28.
Oct. 21 & 22
Haunt the Zoo at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) features photo opportunities, fantasy-themed booths & trick-or-treating. Costumes encouraged. Adults can dress up too but nothing too scary, please. Trick-or-treat bags, $7; members, $6. Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Also held Oct. 28 & 29.
FREE Brick or Treat in Bricktown (Reno & Mickey Mantle) features trick or treating at more than 40 Bricktown businesses, a pumpkin-painting station and SNL photo booth. 4 - 7 p.m.
Haunt the Harn at Harn Homestead (1721 N Lincoln Blvd) features trick-or-treating and more. $5 in advance or $7 at the gate. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
FREE Fall Fest at Westminster Presbyterian Church (4400 N Shartel Ave) features Features trunk-or-treat, games, half-mile costume walk and food. In the event of rain, activities will be held in the basement of the church. Costume walk, $5. 5 – 7 p.m.
FREE Fall Festival at Crow's Corral at Lake Thunderbird State Park (13101 Alameda Dr, Norman) features face painting, games with prizes, popcorn, cotton candy and other treats. 5:30 – 7 p.m.
FREE Fall Festival at Church of the Servant (14343 N MacArthur) features trunk-or-treat and carnival games outdoors. Indoors, guests can enjoy inflatables, face painting, balloon animals, a cake walk, therapy dogs and a bake sale. Dress up encouraged, but no scary costumes please. Families are encouraged to bring donations of diapers or wipes for Infant Crisis Services. In case of rain, activities will move indoors. A hot dog dinner, cotton candy and popcorn will be available for minimal cost. 6 – 8 p.m.
FREE Annual Fall Fest in Downtown Norman (Main St, Norman) features trick-or-treating, costume contests for adults, kids and pets, moon bounces, activities and more. 6 - 9 p.m.
Run the Boolevard at Orvis Risner Elementary School (2801 S Rankin St, Edmond) features a 5K race, kids' fun run, bounce houses, food trucks, music and more. Family-friendly costumes are encouraged. Benefit school's PTA. 5K, $30; kids' fun run (12 & Under), $15. 8 a.m.
Gypsy Glam Roadshow Fall Festival at Tony’s Tree Plantation (3801 S Post Rd) features a family-friendly festival with food trucks, face painting, clowns, balloons, games, photo stations for children and pets, pumpkin decorating, animal rescues, pop-up shops, pet tags, trick-or-treating, make-&-take art, pooch parade and more. Admission and parking is free. Costumes encouraged for children and pets. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
FREE Fall Festival in Downtown Edmond (30 W First St, Edmond) features seasonal fun including games, crafts, activities and candy for children and families. Costumes are encouraged. 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 28 - 29
Haunt the Zoo at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) features photo opportunities, fantasy-themed booths & trick-or-treating. Costumes encouraged. Adults can dress up too but nothing too scary, please. Trick-or-treat bags, $7; members, $6. Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Halloween Train at the Oklahoma Railway Museum (3400 NE Grand Blvd) features a Halloween train ride, moon bounce and miniature golf. Smiley O’Riley from Dental Depot will be handing out goodie bags to all of the children. Costumes encouraged. Train rides: 13 & up, $12, kids (3-12), $5; kids (under 3), free. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Edmond Historic Ghost Tours in Downtown Edmond (various locations). Learn about the history of Edmond and take a tour of the Downtown Area where many founding fathers of the city lived and worked. Tour guides dressed in late 1800s and early 1900s period costumes will play the parts of deceased historical figures to bring them back to life. $7. 6 - 8 p.m.
FREE Day of the Dead Festival in the Plaza District (1745 NW 16th St) features a festive tribute to the Latino holiday. Activities include a parade, art, dancing, music, vendors, food, group art show, annual La Catrina Procession and more. 1 - 8 p.m.
FREE Magic Lantern Celebration in the Paseo Arts Distrtict (Paseo Ave). Children of all ages are invited to "come as they are" and transform themselves with the help of local artists and join in on a costume parade on the labyrinth painted on the street. 3 - 6:15 p.m.
FREE Haunt the Hill On Calle Dos Cinco in the Historic Capitol Hill District (SW 25th St between Hudson & Robinson) features safe trick-or treating including business booths offering free games and goodies. 5 - 8 p.m.
Halloween Bash at Skeletons Museum of Osteology (10301 South Sunnylane Rd) features a spooky, but not too spooky, adventure with scavenger hunts, Halloween-themed games, creepy crafts and trick or treating. $5. 6 - 9 p.m.