2018 Guide to Family-Friendly Fall Festivals




Pumpkinville by Carl Shortt Jr

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There is always something to do in Oklahoma—and this festival guide is your comprehensive list to family-friendly fun around the state! Whether you are looking for a large festival in the Oklahoma City metro or an event with small-town charm, this guide can help you plan day and weekend trips in Oklahoma. There is family fun waiting to be explored in every corner of our state, so enjoy exploring with your family! If you're looking for more fall fun, be sure to check out all our Fall Guides

Want to see the festivals and fairs happening year-round in Oklahoma? Check out our festival guides for all seasons

[Editor's Note: This is a working list last updated Aug. 16, 2018, so check back often for new listings. If you know of a festival or activity that you think should be included, please email the listing information to calendar@metrofamilymagazine.com or leave a comment below.

Sept. 21

FREE Asian Moon Festival at UCO Plunkett Park (100 N University Dr, Edmond) features games, arts and crafts, live entertainment, Asian food and more. The evening will end with a traditional lion dance and children will be able to volunteer on stage to help tell the story of the Moon.6 – 11 p.m.

Sept. 26 - 29

National Cavalry Competition at Historic Fort Reno (7107 West Cheyenne St, El Reno) features equestrian competitions including mounted saber and pistol courses, wagons and unit demonstrations. Adults, $8; kids, $5; seniors & military, $7. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sept. 28 – 30

Fin & Feather Fall Festival  at the Fin and Feather Resort (445889 Hwy 10 A, Gore) features more than 200 exhibitors from several states showcasing their handmade items. Free to attend. Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

FREE Annual International Festival at Elmer Thomas Park (3rd & NW Ferris, Lawton) promotes awareness and appreciation of Lawton’s diverse heritage through a parade, concerts, food, children’s activities, demonstration artists, vendors and multi-cultural entertainment. Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 

Sept. 29

Annual Down Syndrome Festival & 5k at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 S Mickey Mantle Dr) features a 5k and an Awareness Walk as well as games, inflatables, a petting zoo, an animal exhibit and more. Awareness walk & festival, free. 5K, $35 & up. 8 a.m. – noon.

Sept. 28 - 30

Day Out with Thomas at the Oklahoma Railway Museum (3400 NE Grand Blvd). Take a ride with Thomas, meet the railway controller Sir Topham Hatt, have fun in the Imagination Station, see authentic engines and more. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended for train rides. $16-$18. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Also held 10/6-7.

Rock Island Arts Festival at the Rock Island Depot (100 Chickasha Ave, Chickasha) features fine art displays, live music & entertainment as well as face painting, storytelling, crafts and inflatables. Free to attend. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon - 4 p.m.

Oklahoma Regatta Festival at the Oklahoma River (725 S Lincoln Blvd) is a four-day celebration of rowing, kayaking and dragon boating with a family festival, children’s area, fireworks, food trucks, a beer garden and a front row seat for all the racing. Free to attend. Friday, 6 - 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sept. 27 - Oct. 7

Tulsa State Fair at Expo Square (4145 E 21st St, Tulsa) is Tulsa's largest annual event featuring carnival rides, midway games, attractions, free concerts, creative arts, food, livestock competitions and more. See website for ticket pricing and hours of operation.

Sept. 29

FREE Old Settler's Day in Perkins (Main St, Perkins) features a parade, vendor alley, kids zone, baking contest and auction, hot dog eating contest and plenty of entertainment 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

FREE Plaza District Festival in the Plaza Arts District (1700 Block NW 16th St) features live music, food trucks, visual art exhibitions, children’s activities and fun to celebrate the spirit and diversity of the neighborhood. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

FREE Fiestas de las Americas in the Historic Capitol Hill District (SW 25th St. between Harvey and Robinson) features a celebration of Oklahoma’s rich multicultural heritage featuring the colorful Parade of the Americas, food, games, music, art and more. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sept. 30

Grape Stomp Festival at Canadian River Vineyards & Winery (7050 Slaughterville Rd, Slaughterville) features family friendly activities, pumpkin patch, wine tastings, a grape stomp, live music and shopping. Free to attend. Noon – 5 p.m.

See events happening in October on the next page.

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