2017 Fall Fun Guide
Cooler temperatures beckon Oklahoma families outside for fall fun. Whether strolling a pumpkin patch with a cup of warm cider or trying your hand at a nostalgic carnival game at a fall festival, embrace the season with a fun fall outing from our Fall Fun Guide.
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(This guide was last updated Sept. 13, 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)
Sept 1 – 9
Oktoberfest at Choctaw Creek Park (Harper Rd, Choctaw) features homemade German food & continuous live entertainment for all ages, plus German dance groups, crafts & activities for children. Adults, $5; kids (under 12), free. See website for schedule of events.
Sept 5 – 10
Cleveland County Free Fair at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds (615 E Robinson St, Norman) features carnival rides, tasty fair food, Celebrity Cow Milking Contest, 4H, FFA and OHCE exhibits and more. See website for a schedule of events.
Sept. 6 - 9
FREE Potawatomie County Free Fair at Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center (1700 W Independence, Shawnee) features arts and crafts, vendor and educational booths, fair food, old-fashioned midway games, live entertainment and evening carnival rides. Daily livestock shows and exhibitions will include poultry, goats, cattle, rabbits, sheep and more. See website for schedule of events.
Sept. 7 - 10
FREE Cleveland County Fair at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds (615 E Robinson, Norman) features livestock shows, carnival rides, Celebrity Cow Milking Contest, tractor pulls, kiddie pedal pulls, petting zoo & more.
Sept. 7 - 9
FREE Annual Bluegrass & Chili Festival at the Expo Center (400 S Veterans Pkwy, Claremore) features chili-cook off, children’s activities, car show, vendors, concessions and live music. Thursday & Friday, 4 - 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sept. 8 & 9
FREE Open House, Fly-in & Family Festival at OU Westheimer Airport (1700 Lexington, Norman) features aircraft static displays, tours of the control tower and a children's activities area sponsored by Sooner Flight Academy. See website for a complete schedule of events.
FREE Western Days Festival at Mustang Town Center & Wild Horse Park (1201 N Mustang Rd, Mustang) features a chili cook-off, chuck wagon cook-off, a best dressed cowboy & cowgirl contest, gospel music concert, Western Stampede Run, pancake breakfast, car show, carnival, pet show, parade, rodeo and more. Participation prices vary based on activity. Friday, 10 a.m. -10 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Old Chicken Farm Vintage Barn Sale in Jones (12699 E Britton Rd, Jones) features vintage furniture, decor, handmade treasures, repurposed possessions and more. Adults, $5, kids (13&under), FREE. Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. & Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Piedmont Founders Day in Olde Town Piedmont (Piedmont & Jackon, Piedmont) features a vintage, boutique & craft sale, parade, 5K, inflatables, kids’ obstacle course, train rides, pony rides, a petting zoo and more. Free to attend. 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fall Into the Holidays Craft Show at Payne County Expo Center (4518 Expo Cir E, Stillwater) features more than 120 booths with handmade items and various crafts on display from vendors from the tri-state area. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE Harrah Day at Harrah Heritage Park (1374 N Church Ave, Harrah) features a parade, live music, a car show, hot dog eating contest, tractor pull, fishing derby, 5K walk/run, health fair, fireworks show and more. 9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
FREE Septemberfest at the Governor’s Mansion (820 NE 23rd St) explores Oklahoma's rich heritage and diversity through crafts, music, storytelling, historical re-reenactments, exhibits. Attendees can also enjoy FREE admission to the Oklahoma History Center. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
JUNKLAHOMA at The Old Store (100 Monroe NW, Piedmont) features a shopping experience with a wide variety of junk, vintage, antique, handmade and boutique style vendors. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE Public Pond & Garden Tour (various locations) features a variety of local water gardens and pond available for viewing including pondless waterfalls, bubbling rock features, container water gardens and more. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m.
FREE Blessing of the Animals at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features ecumenical ceremony to bless pets, Extreme Animals petting area, OKC Animal Shelter pet adoptions, and a remembrance tree. 3 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 12 - 18
FREE Rogers County Fair at the Claremore Expo Center in Claremore features made in Oklahoma products, arts and crafts, baked goods, livestock exhibits, children’s area, carnival and food.
Sept. 14 - 24
Oklahoma State Fair at State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd) features a large carnival, a variety of Midway rides and games, 5 exhibit buildings, unique shopping opportunities, concerts, arts, livestock competitions and Disney on Ice.
Sept. 15 &16
FREE Cherokee Strip Celebration in downtown Enid is a three-day celebration commemorating when people flocked to Enid to stake their claim. The festivities include food, arts & craft show, live entertainment, parade and more.
Sept. 15 - 17
Scotfest at the River West Festival Park (2100 S. Jackson Ave, Tulsa) is Oklahoma's flagship celebration of Celtic history and heritage, with food, crafts, live Celtic music, highland games, Scottish and Irish dance demonstrations, a Celtic dog parade and genealogy & family history sessions.
FREE Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning (6300 N May Ave) features a Autumn Flowers Wreath craft activity. For kids ages 3 and up. No reservations necessary. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
FREE Tree Masks Hike & Art Making at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd). Explore the Martin Park woods to see the "personalities" of park trees, and then join a local artist in making masks that embrace the characteristics of each tree. Masks will be on display through October. Preregister. For ages 6 & up. 1 – 4 p.m.
The Lights Fest at The Black Hawk Casino (420008 Westech Rd, Shawnee) features music, food trucks and thousands of sky lanterns. Tickets include a sky lantern supply packet. $25-$55. 4 – 9 p.m.
Wiggle Out Loud! Music Festival at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features Kindie Rock bands, food trucks and fun movement and creative activities. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE Fiestas Patrias OKC at Plaza Mayor (7000 Crossroads Blvd) features a concert by internationally known recording artists and a special ceremony called “El Grito de Independencia" as well as food, drinks, a business expo, activities for the kids and more. 1 -10 p.m.
FREE Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at the Downtown Library (300 Park Ave). Learn about the context and history of mariachi music and how it became one of the most universally identified forms of folk music throughout the world. 2 – 3 p.m.
FREE Asian Moon Festival at UCO’s Plunkett Park (100 N University Dr) features cultural entertainment, food, games, arts and crafts, live DJs and more to showcase the Asian cultures. The evening will end with a traditional lion dance. 6 p.m. 974-3588, www.uco.edu/student-life/
Sept. 22 - 24
FREE 46th Annual Fin & Feather Fall Festival Arts & Crafts Show near Lake Tenkiller in Gore features more than 200 exhibitors from several states showcasing their handmade items. Free admission. 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.
Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live (various locations). Over 1,000 participating museums across the country will open their doors for free.
Monarch Madness 5k & Fun Run at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) benefits local monarch butterfly conservation. The officially timed course simulates the 4,000k migration monarchs make from Canada to Mexico for the winter with themed water stops along the trail. Adults, $35; kids $25. 8 a.m.
Hometown Heroes Day & Teacher Appreciation Day at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western) provides all military, first responders and teachers FREE admission and their families a 20 percent discount on admission (with valid ID). 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Monarch Festival at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) features craft stations, butterfly tagging and garden tours. Wear butterfly costumes or accessories and receive free admission to the 2 p.m. sea lion presentation on the day of the event. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FREE Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at the Capitol Hill Library (330 SW 24th St). Learn about the context and history of mariachi music and how it became one of the most universally identified forms of folk music throughout the world. 2 – 3 p.m.
Mesta Festa 2017 at Perle Mesta Park (NW 18th & Shartel Ave) features a beer and wine garden, outdoor games like bocce ball and kubb, arts and crafts, live music and dance performances, sand volleyball, local artists, pop-up shopping booths and food trucks. Benefit the Mesta Park Neighborhood Association. Free to attend. Noon – 6 p.m.
FREE Open Streets Moore in Old Town Moore (101 N Main St, Moore) features a variety of healthy activities and community organizations. The street will be closed to motorized traffic providing a space to walk, bike, play and socialize with neighbors. 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
MetroFamily's Sunday Funday at the Oklahoma State Fair (3001 General Pershing Blvd) features family entertainment including a concert by the Grammy award-winning duo, Sugar Free Allstars. Bring a new or gently-used book and you’ll be entered to win a fun contest. Free with fair admission. 1 – 5 p.m.
FREE Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at various Metropolitan Libraries (various locations). Learn about the context and history of mariachi music and how it became one of the most universally identified forms of folk music throughout the world. See website for times and locations.
Sept. 27 – 30
National Cavalry Competition at Historic Fort Reno (7107 W Cheyenne St, El Reno) features mounted saber, mounted pistol, military horsemanship and military field jumping demonstrations by re-enactors, active and reserve mounted color guards and mounted police. Adults, $8; kids, $5; seniors & military, $7. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sept. 28 – Oct. 8
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.
A Day Out With Thomas at the Oklahoma Railway Museum (3400 NE Grand Blvd) features 25-minute ride on a train car pulled by a 15-ton replica of Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series as well as storytelling, music, arts & crafts, miniature golf, model train layouts, inflatables and more. Friday, $16; Saturday & Sunday, $18; Children (2&under), FREE. Friday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FREE Hispanic Heritage Festival at the Purcell Library (919 N 9th St, Purcell) features games, door prizes, music and family friendly activities including a salsa making contest and bilingual story times. 6 – 9 p.m.
FREE Fiestas de las Americas in the Historic Capitol Hill District (SW 25th St. between Harvey and Robinson) is a celebration of Oklahoma’s rich multicultural heritage featuring a the colorful Parade of the Americas, food, games, music, art and more. Kids area, $5 wristband. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
FREE Mid-America Street Fest at Charles J. Johnson Central Park (SE 29th St & Mid-America Blvd, Midwest City) features carnival games and rides, children’s craft tent, mobile petting zoo, a Monkey Bridge, shopping and food vendors, live entertainment and more. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
FREE Plaza District Festival (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. Noon – 10 p.m.
FREE Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at the Warr Acres Library (5901 NW 63rd St). Learn about the context and history of mariachi music and how it became one of the most universally identified forms of folk music throughout the world. 2 – 3 p.m.
Zombie Escape at Griffin Park Disc Golf Course (1001 E Robinson St, Norman) features a Zombie-filled, one-mile course. Participants attempt to ‘survive’ the course with two flags still attached to their belts. For ages 8 & up. $15. 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Sept. 30 – Oct. 1
Guthrie Escape Art Festival in Downtown Guthrie (Oklahoma Ave, Guthrie) features artists, wine tasting, live music, festival foods and a children’s art experience. Free to attend. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sept. 30 - Nov. 5
Chester’s Pumpkin Patch at Chester's Party Barn & Farm (5201 Cimarron Rd, Piedmont) features unlimited pony rides, hayrides, 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.
Grape Stomp Festival at the Candian River Vineyards & Winery (7050 Slaugtherville Rd, Slaughterville) features a grape stomp, live music, food, shopping and children’s activities. Free to attend. Noon – 5 p.m.
Fall Festival at Quail Creek Park (11032 Quail Creek Rd Ste 211) features games, prizes, face painting, a photo booth, pumpkin painting, bake sale and more. Benefits the Quail Community Foundation Beautification Project. Wristband, $20. 3 - 6 p.m.
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. 5 – 8
Oklahoma Regatta Festival in the Boathouse District (725 S Lincoln Blvd) features rowing, kayaking, dragon boating and a family festival with a children’s area, fireworks, food trucks, a beer garden and a front row seat for all the racing. Free to attend. 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Oct. 5 - 15
Pumpkin Drive at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) features free admission when you bring a pumpkin larger than your head. The donated pumpkins will be used to decorate the Haunt the Zoo trail.
FREE EdFest at the Edmond Farmers’ Market Pavilion (25 W 3rd St, Edmond) features local beer and food, live music and kids’ activities including a jump house, face painting, games, character photos and more. Benefits Edmond Mobile Meals. Wristbands, $5. 6 - 10 p.m.
Camp Fired-UP! at Camp DaKaNi (3309 E Hefner Rd) a family fun & outdoor movie night. Activities include a rock wall, face painting and inflatables as well as a hot dog dinner with s’mores for dessert. Adults, $7; kids (5-12), $3. 6 – 10 p.m.
Oct. 6 – 8
Rock Island Arts Festival at 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.
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.
FREE Fishing Days in Oklahoma City (various locations). The City of Oklahoma City offers FREE fishing on the first Saturday of each month. No city permit is required, however a State license is for anyone 16 and older.
Old Timers Day in Downtown Jones (Main St, Jones) features a parade, cake & pie eating contests, live entertainment, hay bale throw, lawnmower races and more. Food trucks and craft vendors will be on site as well. Free to attend. 9 a.m. - noon.
FREE Old Settler’s Day in Downtown Perkins (Main St, Perkins) features parade, vendor alley, kid zone, baking contest and auction, hot dog eating contest and live entertainment. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Moore Arts and Crafts Festival at Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features local vendors selling arts and crafts. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Industry Flea in Midtown (10th & Hudson Ave) features an open-air market featuring food trucks, live music and a variety of artisans and shops offering vintage clothing, furniture, art, locally-made food and more. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Monarchs in the Park at Lions Park (SW 7th St & Madison Ave, Blanchard) features butterfly displays, education, art, face painting, a butterfly plant sale, free seeds and the gardens teeming with different butterflies during the fall migration. Dress as a butterfly, caterpillar or flower, and join the annual Parade of Butterflies. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Market in the Park at Harrah Heritage Park (1374 N Church, Harrah) features a craft show, Pig in the Park BBQ cook off, bluegrass festival, pumpkin patch, kids' area and a 5k color run. Free to attend. Participation prices vary. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
FREE Saturdays for Kids: Dia de los Muertos at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features festive crafts including sugar skulls, paper flowers and face painting. Preregister. Designed for children ages 4 – 12. Free for children and accompanying adult. 10 a.m. - noon.
Stockyards Stampede in Stockyard City (1305 S Agnew) features Chuck wagons, dutch-oven cooking samples, gunfight re-enactments, live entertainment, a kids’ zone, food trucks, black smith demonstrations and more. Free to attend. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Character Day at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western Ave). Meet real fantasy characters and enjoy the farm's attractions. Super hero or princess costumes encouraged. Free with admission. 10 a.m - 9 p.m.
FREE Planes, Trains & Automobiles at the Pottawatomie County Oklahoma Museum & Historical Society (614 E Main St, Shawnee) features an air show, mini train rides, pony rides, petting zoo, historical illustrations and enactments, live music, classic cars, motorcycles and tractors. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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, hayrides and more. Free to attend. 1 - 8 p.m.
FREE Duct Tape Style Trick-or Treat Bag Craft at the Norman West Library (300 Norman Center Ct, Norman). Learn how to create treat bags using duct tape. All materials provided. Preregister. For ages 8 - 14. 2 – 4 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.
Cool Autumn Nights Car Show in the Incredible Pizza parking lot (5833 NW Expressway) features fine automobiles and food. Free to attend. 3 – 9 p.m.
FREE Lunar Moon Festival at Military Park (Classen & NW 24th St) features dragon dances and other traditional dance performances, food trucks, shopping and games. 4 – 10 p.m.
Urban Camping at RIVERSPORT Adventures (725 S Lincoln Blvd) features classic camping favorites like stargazing and outdoor games, just steps away from modern conveniences including indoor restrooms. Preregister. $10 per tent. 7 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Oct. 7 – 15
Pumpkin Drive at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St). Bring a pumpkin larger than your head and receive FREE same-day admission to the Zoo. The donated pumpkins will be used to decorate the Haunt the Zoo trail. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Painted Pumpkins Craft Class at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond). Paint a pumpkin to take home to add to your Halloween decor. For ages 2-5. $10. 10 – 11 a.m.
Oct. 10 – 21
FREE Fall Break Family Fun at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum (1400 Classen Dr) features story time, crafts, movies and a community art project. 10:30 a.m.
FREE Day of the Dead Calavera Craft at Almonte Library (2914 SW 59th St). Paint and decorate paper mache skulls in the style of the traditional sugar skulls used to celebrate the Day of the Dead. For ages 12 & up. 5 – 7 p.m.
Tallgrass Prairie and Pioneer Woman Mercantile Field Trip begins at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a behind-the-scenes tour of how things work at the preserve and a stop at the Pioneer Woman Mercantile. Members, $40; nonmembers, $75. 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sensory Night at Pumpkinville at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a welcoming environment to experience the fall festival with no loud music and smaller crowds. Attendees can enjoy festive booths, crafts and activities. A light snack will be provided for registered participants. Preregister, space is limited. Siblings welcome. Members, $10; nonmembers, $12; adults, FREE. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 13 & 14
Watonga Cheese and Wine Festival in Downtown Watonga and at the Armory (Main St, Watonga) features the annual Great Rat Race, a parade, live music, crafts, an art show, a quilt show, food and beverage options, wine tastings and, of course, a wide-range of cheese-related activities, including tastings and cooking contests. Participation prices vary. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
FREE Pumpkin Festival in Prague (Jim Thorpe Blvd, Prague) features live entertainmen, kids' crafts, inflatables, a pie eating contest, chili & pumpkin pie cook-off, pumpkin decorating, hayrides and more. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FREE See You Saturdays at Gaylord-Pickens Museum (1400 Classen Dr) features themed experiences and learning opportunities for families to enjoy together including crafts and guided tours. All ages welcome. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Touch-a-Tractor Day at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western Ave) features a tractor show by P & K Equipment. Free with admission. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
FREE Family Make + Take at Oklahoma Contemporary (3000 General Pershing Blvd) features an art-making project inspired by works of art on view at the museum. Projects are designed to be accessible and fun for visitors of all ages and all levels of art-making experience. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 1 – 4 p.m.
FREE Masquerade Trivia for Teens at the Bethany Library (7941 NW 23rd St, Bethany). Make masks and play Halloween-themed trivia and other word games. Prizes will be awarded for the best mask and the trivia champion. Preregister. For ages 12 & up. 2 – 4 p.m.
FREE Bigfoot, and Werewolves, and Chupacabras, Oh My! at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd). Discover the most likely truth behind popular wildlife myths as we sort the creature from the tale. Preregister. For ages 6 & up. 3 - 3:45 p.m.
Mummy & Son Costume Party at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features a night of dancing, games, snacks and a costume contest. For ages 4 – 12. Preregister by Oct. 6. $30 per couple, $10 each additional boy. 5 – 8 p.m.
DogFest Walk n’ Roll OKC at Earlywine Park (3033 SW 119th St) features a family and dog friendly walk benefiting Canine Companions for Independence. Activities include vendors, music and a short walk with your pooch. Free to attend; fundraising encouraged. Noon – 3 p.m.
FREE Harvest Hustle 5K at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (8700 E Reno Ave, Midwest City) features a non-competitive 5K run & walk for all fitness levels and an interactive wellness expo before the race. Preregister. Expo begins at 1 p.m.; run; 3 p.m.
Oct. 16 – 20
Fall Break Activities at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (1700 NW 63rd St) features daily make-and-take activities including candle lanterns, bandannas and foil art. FREE with admission. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m
Painted Pumpkins Craft Class at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond). Paint a pumpkin to take home to add to your Halloween decor. For ages 2-5. $10. 5 - 6:30 p.m.
FREE Screening of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone at the Moore Library (225 S Howard, Moore). Enjoy the first movie in the Harry Potter series. 2 – 4 p.m.
FREE Clue LIVE at the Warr Acres Library (5901 NW 63rd St). Put sleuthing skills to the test as participants explore different areas of the library to find evidence in this live game of Clue. For ages 12 & up. 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Mysteries of the Overholser Mansion Tour at the Henry Overholser Mansion (405 NW 15th St) features an extended tour of the mansion at night. Guests can examine archival materials an hear some amazing stories. $20. 7 - 8 p.m.
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.
FREE Teen & Tween Quidditch at the Moore Public Library (225 S Howard Ave, Moore). Learn the basics of how to play the game the muggle way. Preregister. Space is limited. Grades 3rd-5th; 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.; 6th-12th, 5 – 6 p.m.
Light the Night Walk at Devon Boathouse (725 S Lincoln Blvd) features food, entertainment, illuminated lanterns and goodies. Free to attend; fundraising encouraged. Benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 5 – 9 p.m.
FREE Mix on Main Street Festival at Carriage Plaza (Main St between 24th Ave NW & Mercedes, Norman) features live music, food trucks and outdoor family fun activities including glow golf and more. 6 – 9 p.m.
Mustang Mummy & Son Masquerade Ball at Mustang Town Center (1501 N Mustang Rd, Mustang) features a costume-themed dance for mothers and sons, ages 4 and up, including crafts, games and refreshments. Preregister, space is limited. $7. 7 – 9 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.
Oct. 20 - 22
An Affair of the Heart at State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd) is a three-day shopping event featuring art, clothing, antiques, collectibles, gourmet food and more. Three-day pass, $8. Friday & Saturday, 9am -6pm; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
FREE National Weather Festival at the National Weather Center (120 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman) features many weather-related organizations and activities including hourly weather balloon launches with local TV meteorologists, emergency response vehicle and equipment displays, weather-themed superheroes. Visitors can view the National Weather Center’s premier facilities including National Weather Service forecast operation areas. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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.
Family Farm Day at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (507 S 4th St, Enid) features antique tractors, a pie auction, pumpkin decorating, leather working and hands-on agriculture including plowing a garden, shelling corn, grinding wheat and more. Free with admission. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
FREE Rural Heritage Festival at the Cherokee Strip Museum (2617 First St, Perry) features a variety of re-enactors depicting early Oklahoma life, crafts, demonstrations and more. Museum admission included. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
FREE Fall Festival at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial, Sulphur) features cultural and language demonstrations, traditional games, storytelling, food arbors and stomp dance demonstrations. Admission required for the exhibit center. 10 a.m - 5 p.m.
WANDERLUST Pop Up Shops at the Wheeler Ferris Wheel (1701 S Western Ave) features an outdoor market with artists, hand crafted artisans, boutiques and local businesses offering repurposed, vintage and unique products. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Family Farm Day at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center (507 S 4th St, Enid) features antique tractors, a pie auction, and hands-on agriculture including plowing a garden, shelling corn, grinding wheat and more. FREE with admission. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
FREE Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse at the Moore Library (225 S Howard Ave, Moore). Learn about how to prepare for and survive zombies, natural disasters and more with Gayland Kitch, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Moore. 2 – 3 p.m.
FREE Day of the Dead Ceramic Skulls at the Norman West Library (300 Norman Center Ct, Norman) Commemorate the Day of the Dead with a hand decorated ceramic skull. All materials will be provided. Preregister. For ages 12 & up. 2 – 4 p.m.
Garden Monster Bash at Pumpkinville at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features ghoulish garden games, eerie entertainment and devilishly good treats, all more friendly than frightening. Costumes encouraged. Preregister, space is limited. Members: kids, $8; adults, $10; nonmembers, kids, $13; adults, $11. 6 – 8 p.m.
Oct. 21 & 22
Haunt the Zoo at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) features photo opportunities, 21 fantasy-themed booths & trick-or-treating. Costumes encouraged. Adults can dress up too but nothing too scary, please. Kids, $7; adults without candy bag, $4. Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Also held Oct. 28 & 29.
FREE Family Day at Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm Ave, Norman). Explore art in the museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, and enjoy a variety of hands-on art activities for the entire family. 1 – 4 p.m.
Pooch Parade at Myriad Botancial Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features spooky music and a parade of pooches. Judges will present prizes to the best dressed pooch. Preregister. Members, $10 per dog; nonmembers, $12 per dog. 2 – 3 p.m.
FREE Art in the Park at Chitwood Park (712 W 1st St, Edmond) features nature-inspired art making with natural items. Preregister. For ages 2 – 12. 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Paint Away Class at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features a basic social painting class for ages 13 - 17. $12. 1 – 3 p.m.
Yukon’s Mummy & Son Masquerade at the Jackie Cooper Gym (1024 E Main, Yukon) features carnival games, costume contest, hot dogs, spooky music and lots of candy for boys ages 4-12 & their "mummies." $3 in advance; $4 the day of the event. 6-8 p.m.
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.
FREE Kings and Queens Family Fall Fun Night at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church (8140 NW 36th St, Bethany) features a Bible walk with sensory items as prizes, glow games, sensory activities and more. Costumes are welcome. Preregister online by Oct. 18. 6 – 8 p.m.
FREE Autumn Art & Science at the Edmond Library (10 S Boulevard, Edmond). Explore the science behind some of the exciting changes that unfold during Autumn. Preregister. For ages 5 - 12. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
“Halloween at the Movies” Kilgen Organ Performance at Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr). Organist Clark Wilson will provide musical accompaniment while attendees enjoy a screening of the silent horror film, Nosferatu (1922). Members, $10; nonmembers, $20. 7 - 8:30 p.m.
FREE Mall-O-Ween at Penn Square Mall (1900 NW Expressway) features mall-wide, indoor trick-or-treating at participating retailers and a festive photo area. Costumes are welcome but only during event hours. 6 - 8 p.m.
FREE Fall Fun Night at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church (8140 NW 36th St, Bethany) features glow games, a Bible Walk, punkin chunkin, and other fun activities including trunk-or-treat. Costumes welcome. 6:30 – 8 p.m.
FREE Spike's Spooktacular Fall Festival at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman). Explore the galleries while hunting for prizes, snap a photo with props at the photo booth, get your face painted or create the perfect fall craft. Kid-friendly costumes are encouraged. 4-7 p.m.
FREE Life-sized Candy Land at the Southwest OKC Library (2201 SW 134th St). Travel through the Gumdrop Mountains all the way to the Peppermint Forest. This is a come and go event for all ages. No registration required. Costumes are encouraged. 4:30 – 6 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 Spooky Stories at the Northwest Library (5600 NW 122nd St). Enjoy spooky stories around a "campfire." For ages 12 & up. 7 – 8 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 Tractors & Treats at First Southern Baptist Church (6400 S Sooner Rd) features a treat trail for the whole family with candy, prizes and costumes. Costumes encouraged. Activities with take place indoors. 6 – 8 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.
Mummy & Son Masquerade Ball at Norman Recreation Center (1701 12th Ave NE, Norman) features a special night for mothers and sons to celebrate Halloween. Preregister. $8. Two dances: 6-7:30 p.m. and 8-9:30 p.m.
Moore Mummy & Son Dance at The Station at Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features a Halloween-themed dance for mothers & sons ages 4-14 with a haunted room and treats. Costumes encouraged. $10 in advance; $15 day of. 7 – 9 p.m.
Macabret: A Spooktacular Halloween Review at UCO Jazz Lab (100 E 5th St, Edmond) features some of your favorites songs about vampires, zombies and werewolves including Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and "Only the Good Die Young.” Friday & Saturday, 6:30 & 9 p.m.; Sunday, 5:30 & 8 p.m.
Oct. 27 & 28
St. Elijah Food Festival & Bake Sale at St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church (15000 N May). Sample pastries, breads, cookies, cakes, pies and ethnic foods from around the world, made by the parishioners of St. Elijah, and tour the historical church. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 8 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 - 9 p.m.
Ghost Stories at the George M. Murrell Home (19479 E Murrell Home Rd, Park Hill) features storytellers in period costume spinning yarns about the "Hunter's Ghost" and other chilling accounts about the Murrell Home the Cherokee Nation and more. Sessions will begin every 15 minutes. Best suited for kids ages 8 & up. Preregister. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 27 - 31
HallowMarine at the Oklahoma Aquarium (300 Aquarium Dr, Jenks) features an indoor trick-or-treat trail, games, inflatables, PeeWee Pirate Zone, treasure hunt and mermaid and pirate dive shows plus, all the exhibits are open. Children (3-12), $7; adults, $10; kids (2 & under), FREE. 6:30-9 p.m. nightly.
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.
FREE Apple Pie Time Program at The Village Library (10307 N Penn). Kids practice following directions, measuring ingredients and putting together a delicious pie to take home and bake. Preregister, space is limited. Best suited for kids ages 5 - 12. 10 – 11 a.m.
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.
Trick ORR Treat at the Farm & Costume Contest at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western Ave) features trick or treating, a costume contest, a screening of The Great Pumpkin movie and bonfires in addition to the farm's attractions. Costumes encouraged. Contest begins at 3pm. FREE with admission.10 a.m. - 9 p.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 Paranormal Fest at the Downtown Library (300 Park Ave). Learn about the paranormal with guest experts including the Oklahoma City Metaphysical School, local author Jeff Provine, Insight Paranormal Investigations and more. Noon – 3 p.m.
FREE Sugar Skull Craft at the Bethany Library (7941 NW 23rd St, Bethany). Embellish a sugar skull with glitter, feathers, a hat and more. Preregister. All supplies provided. For ages 12 & up. 2 – 3 p.m.
FREE Spooktacular Saturday at Southern Oaks Library (6900 S Walker Ave) features Halloween activities including a costume contest. Costumes are encouraged. Preregister. For ages 5 -12. 2:30 – 4 p.m.
FREE Trick or Treat City at the Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (Reno Ave & Douglas Blvd, Midwest City) has a Candy Village and a carnival featuring crafts, games and inflatables. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. Candy Village, FREE; carnival tickets available for purchase. 2 - 4:30 p.m.
FREE Nighttime is the Right Time for Scorpions at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd). Learn about these ancient arachnids—the scary and the fun—and find out how these secretive and mysterious animals make their way through the environment. For ages 6 & up. Preregister. 3-4 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.
FREE Haunt the Library at the Moore Library (225 S Howard Ave, Moore) feature an exhibit from the Museum of Osteology, crafts, snow cones, photo booth, games and more. All ages welcome, costumes encouraged. 4 – 7 p.m.
FREE Haunt Old Town in Moore (Broadway Ave, Moore) features family fun activities including trick-or-treating, inflatables, games, music & candy. 4 – 7 p.m.
FREE Howl-o-ween Adventure at Big Water Grill (800 Riversport Dr) features a pet and child costume party with trunk-or-treat, pumpkin painting, photo opportunities and food trucks. The event is free and open to the public, and trick-or-treaters. Leashed dogs welcome. 4 – 8 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat in the Park at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features decorated vehicles and candy for kids in a safe & fun environment. Costumes encouraged. 5 – 7:30 p.m.
FREE Halloween Carnival at St. James the Greater Catholic School (401 S McKinley Ave) features games, kid-friendly haunted house, refreshments and more. All ages welcome, free to attend. Some activities require a ticket purchase. 6 – 9 p.m.
Oct. 28 - 29
Haunt the Zoo at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) features photo opportunities, 21 fantasy-themed booths & trick-or-treating. Costumes encouraged. Adults can dress up too but nothing too scary, please. Discount tickets available in advance for ZOOfriends members. Kids, $7; adults without candy bag, $4. Saturdays & Sundays, 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 Open Streets OKC in South Oklahoma City (S Robinson Ave) features local food trucks and wellness ideas and activities. A portion of Robinson Ave will close to motorized traffic to encourage active transportation such as biking or walking to promote healthier residents. Leashed pets welcome. 1 – 5 p.m.
Monster Dash at Reeves Park (Jenkins & Constitution, Norman) features a race, arts & crafts, costume contests and fun for the whole family. Benefiting the Junior League of Norman’s community programs. $10-$30. 2 – 5 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 Fall Festival at Nichols Hills United Methodist Church (1212 Bedford Dr, Nichols Hills) features a Chili Cook-off, hayrides, games, s’mores and more. 5 – 7 p.m.
FREE Trunk-or-Treat at Crown Heights Christian Church (4020 N Western Ave) features truck-or-treating, a cake walk and bounces houses. Costumes encouraged. For ages 11 & under. 5 - 6:30 p.m.
FREE Trunk-or-Treat at St. Paul's Lutheran Church (10600 N Council Rd) features two inflatables, a cupcake walk, food and trunks to trick-or-treat. 5 – 7 p.m.
FREE Trunk-or-Treat at New Covenant United Methodist Church (2700 S Boulevard, Edmond) features a family friendly evening with plenty of candy, decorated trunks, games, inflatables, music and free food. Costumes encouraged. 6 – 8 p.m.
FREE Halloween Toddler Dance & Costume Parade at the Southern Oaks Library (6900 S Walker Ave) features an unstructured play time as toddlers and their caregivers dance along to kid-friendly and slightly spooky tunes. Costumes encouraged. Preregister. For ages 5 & under. 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
FREE Pumpkin and Pajama Party at the Northwest Library (5600 NW 122nd St) features a story time with age appropriate stories, activities and seasonal songs. Bring your teddy bear or favorite stuffed animal. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
FREE Halloween Story Time at the Moore Library (225 N Howard Ave) features themed songs, stories, crafts, music and more. Costume welcome. 10 – 11 a.m.
FREE Trick-or-Treat at Northpark Mall (122nd & N May). Select stores will be handing out candy. Costumes welcome. 3 – 5 p.m.
FREE Fall Carnival at the Schilling Recreation Center (539 SE 25th St) features a variety of carnival games and treats. 3:30 - 5:30 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.
FREE Halloween Arts Spectacular at The Station at Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features a Halloween-themed art making time including drawing, painting, candy and treats. Costumes encouraged. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. 5:30 - 8:30 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.
FREE Trunk-or-Treat at Western Hills Fellowship Church of God, Int'l (11501 N Western Ave) features games, a cupcake walk, candy and more. 6 – 8 p.m.
Nov. 3 & 4
Fall Craft Show at Southgate Baptist Church (740 SW 4th St) features over 50 vendors of home decor, crafts & jewelry, kettle corn, baked goods and more. Free to attend. 1 - 8 p.m.
Haunted Hike at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd). Learn about animals both friend and foe that have a spooky reputation including snakes, spiders, bats and more during a nighttime hike filled with Halloween treats. Preregister. For ages 6 & up. $10. 6:30 - 10 p.m.
Tree Craft Class at Will Rogers Gardens (3400 NW 36th St). Create original art with leaves and twigs collected on a trek through the Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum. Preregister. All ages welcome. $5. 10:30 - noon.
Harry Potter Festival in the Western Avenue District (Western Ave between 41st & 42nd St) features butterbeer, Quidditch, a sorting hat, potion-inspired shaved ice, a Triwizzard maze, shopping and more. Costumes are not required, but is strongly encouraged. Prizes will be award to the best-dressed witch, wizard or magical creature. All ages are welcome. 4 - 8 p.m.
Nov. 25 & 26
FREE Thanksgiving Celebration at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Dr, Sulphur) features holiday sales, children’s Christmas ornament workshop, Native American miniature ornament class, stomp dancing and living village activities. Admission required for exhibit center. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.
Edmond Turkey Trot in Downtown Edmond (28 E Main St) is a 5K and one-mile Family Wobble on Thanksgiving. Costumes are encouraged and dogs on leashes are welcome. Preregister to receive a shirt. Prices vary. 8 – 10 a.m.
OKC Turkey Tracks 5K in Downtown Oklahoma City (5th St & Harvey Ave) features a 5K and one-mile fun run on Thanksgiving Day. Strollers and dogs are welcome. Runners are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. $20-$35. 8:30 a.m.
Turkey Day 5K at Norman High School (911 W Main St, Norman) is a non-profit run on Thanksgiving Day benefiting Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity. Strollers and dogs on leashes welcome. $20-$35. 8:30 a.m.
FREE Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner at UCO's Nigh University Center (100 N University Dr) is an annual holiday celebration open to all. The mission of the event is to provide food and fellowship to the entire Edmond community. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.