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.
For more family fun, find pumpkin patches, fall festivals, Halloween activities and more on this Fall Fun guide from our Sponsors or check out all our fall guides highlighting costume events, hayrides and more.
(This guide was last updated Oct. 22, 2018. 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. 22 – Oct. 31
Chester’s Pumpkin Patchat 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.
Sept. 22 – Oct. 4
Rustic Roots Pumpkin Patch (105340 Greer Rd, Lamont) features pumpkins and fall decor as well as a corn maze, petting zoo, corn cannon, hay maze, jump pad, hay fort, concessions and more. The corn maze is haunted after dark! $7-$12. Tuesday & Wednesday, by appointment only; Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. 580-716-3608
Sept. 25 – Oct. 31
Wizarding World of Tiger Safari at Tiger Safari Zoological Park (963-S Frisco Rd, Tuttle) features up-close encounters with animals, themed photo stations, pumpkins and hay rides. Guests are encouraged to come in costume. $15 per person. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m
Sept. 28 – Oct. 21
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. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. 242-4646
Sept. 29 – Oct. 28
The Patch at Silver Wind Farm (16315 N MacArthur Blvd, Edmond) features farm games, story time in the farmyard, real tortoise and hare races, inflatables, pony rides, costume contests for people and pets, as well as pumpkin painting and carving contests. Some activities not included in general admission. 3 & up, $10.FREE adult ticket with the purchase of a child admission. Friday, 4 – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 – 6 p.m. 834-0411
Sept. 29 – Oct. 31
Pumpkin Patch at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) features an on-site pumpkin patch where guests of all ages can shop and select from the Zoo’s plethora of pumpkins. Benefits the Oklahoma City Zoo and conservation efforts. Open daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Weekly on October
RIVERSCREAM at RIVERSPORT Adventures (800 Riversport Dr). Zombies have taken over RIVERSPORT Adventures. In addition to the regular activities with a spooky twist, enjoy a Pirate Zone for guest 7 & under. Prices vary. Fridays & Saturdays, 5 – 11 p.m.
Oct. 19 – 27
Night of the Living Dead at Oklahoma Children’s Theatre (2501 N Blackwelder Ave) features a 1968 black and white, B-movie horror classic brought to life on stage. This co-production with Young Company is full of thrills, chills and dark satire not suitable for young children. Recommended for ages 10 & up. $10. 7 – 8 p.m.
Oct. 23 – 30
Storybook Forest at Arcadia Lake (7200 # 15th St, Edmond) features a fun, not-scary trail filled with roaming characters. Additional activities include hayrides, games and a campfire for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. Weekdays, $8; weekends, $10. 5:30 – 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 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 Fall Carnival at Crossings Community Church (14600 North Portland Ave) features inflatables, a trackless train, food trucks, a jitterbug swing, a mega cakewalk, face painting, tattoos, games, candy and more. Family friendly costumes are encouraged. 6 – 9 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.
Halloween Carnival at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School (5000 N Grove St, Warr Acres) features carnival games, haunted house and food. All activities take place indoors. Free to attend. 6 – 9 p.m.
Halloween Forensic Night at Skeletons: Museum of Osteology (10301 S Sunnylane Rd) features hands-on activities to learn to "read" the features of a human skull to determine: age, sex, physical trauma and/or illness. Detective costumes encouraged. All Forensic activities involve replica human skulls cast from real trauma cases. Personal discretion is advised. $35. 6 – 9 p.m.
Oct. 26 & 27
Edmond Historic Ghost Tours in Downtown Edmond (19 North Broadway, Edmond). 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. Tickets available for purchase at Silver Leaf Gems, 15 West Campbell St. $7. 6 – 8 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. $10. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 26 – 28
Macabret: A Spooktacular Halloween Revue at UCO Jazz Lab (100 E 5th St, Edmond) features a musical theatre’s fundraiser with some of your favorite spooky characters and tunes. Reservations strongly recommended. $22. Friday & Saturday, 6:30 & 9 p.m.; Sunday, 5 & 8 p.m.
Fall Festival at OSU-OKC Farmers Market (400 N Portland Ave) features a pie-baking contest, Thanksgiving basket giveaway, live music, food trucks, craft vendors, a scavenger hunt for children and a water well demonstration by the nonprofit, Water4. Free to attend. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
FREE OKC Dodgers Fall Festival at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 S Mickey Mantle Dr) features fall-themed activities including face painting, caramel apple and s'mores stations, pumpkin painting and a fall movie. 10 a.m. – 1 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.
Trick ORR Treat at the Farm at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western Ave) features trick or treating, a screening of The Great Pumpkin movie and bonfires in addition to the farm's attractions. Costumes encouraged. FREE with admission.10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
FREE Bethany Boo Bash at Bethany City Hall (6700 NW 36th St, Bethany) features live music, pumpkin decorating, a costume contest, trick or treating, and more. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Gypsy Glam Roadshow Fall Festival at Tony’s Tree Plantation (3801 S Post Rd) features trick-or-treating for children and dogs, a pooch parade with prizes, make and take art, cake walk, clowns, balloons, face painting, pumpkin decorating, games, prizes, animal rescues, food trucks and shopping with local Oklahoma businesses. Admission and parking is free. Costumes encouraged for children and pets. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
FREE Treats at the Square at Châtenay Square (10600 S Penn Ave) features trick-or-treating, bounce houses and face painting. Costumes welcome. 2 – 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; carnivaltickets available for purchase. 2 – 4:30 p.m.
FREE Kings & Queens Special Needs Fall Fun Night at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church (8140 NW 36th St, Bethany) features a sensory-friendly Bible walk, a sensory room, a glow in the dark room and other games. Costumes are welcome. Preregister. 3 – 5 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at Variety Care’s Britton Health Center (721 W Britton Rd) features decorated trunks along with games and refreshments. Family-friendly costumes are welcomed, and treat bags will be provided. 3 – 5 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 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 Family Fall Festival at Chick-fil-A (1210 E 2nd St, Edmond) features games, a costume contest and other pumpkin-themed activities. Kids with costumes receive a free cookie or ice cream. 5 – 7 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 Fall Fun Night at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church (8140 NW 36th St, Bethany) features a Bible Walk, trunk-or-treating, games and pumpkin chunkin. 6 – 7:30 p.m.
FREE Hall-o-ween Extravaganza at Central Presbyterian Church (5101 N May Ave) features a night of indoor trick-or-treating, Halloween games, and a FREE chili dinner, while supplies last. No scary costumes. 6 – 8 p.m.
Red Dirt Film Halloween Drive-In Extravaganza at Beason Drive-In (2404 S Division St, Guthrie) features the showing of Halloween movies on a huge 40’ movie screen, drive-in style. Attendees can also enjoy raffles, music, concessions, pre-movie activities, vendors, costumed actors and prizes. Benefits the 6th Annual Red Dirt Film Festival. $5 -$65. 7 – 10 p.m.
Spook N’ Roll Halloween Party at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) features a festive party with skating and a costume contest. $15. 7 p.m. – midnight.
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. 6:30-9p.m. nightly.
Oct. 27 – 28
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.
Inaugural Wine & Beer Festival at Legacy Park (1898 Legacy Park Dr, Norman) features food and spirits from local food trucks, local wineries, and local breweries. Kids can enjoy a performance by Sugar Free Allstars, face painting, yard games, trick-or-treating, a costume contest and more. Free to attend; beer & wine tasting, $20 in advance, $25 day of. Noon – 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 Winners Church (16000 N Western Ave, Edmond) features games for all ages, decorated trunks full of candy, costume contest, classic car show, music and giveaways. 4 – 6 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at Crown Heights Christian Church (4020 N Western Ave) features trunk or treating, candy, cake walk, bounce house and more. 5 – 6:30 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (10600 N Council Rd) features moon bounces, cupcake walk, police cars and fire trucks as well as trunks filled with treats. 5 – 7pm.
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.
Not-Too-Spooky Halloween Party at Unpluggits Paint & Play (575 Enterprise Dr, Edmond). Enjoy regular Unpluggits activities plus games, crafts, slime and color lab, face painting and prizes. Costumes encouraged. $5 at the door; current passholder, free. 4 – 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 Trunk or Treat at Lake Overholser Church of the Nazarene (3900 E Overholser Dr) features decorated cars, games, inflatables, popcorn, candy and more. 6 – 8 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 Trunk or Treat at St. Matthew United Methodist Church (300 N Air Depot Blvd, Midwest City) features trick-or-treating, story time in the pumpkin patch and more. 6 – 8 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." $4 in advance; $5 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 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 Trunk or Treat at J.D. McCarty Center (2002 E Robinson St, Norman) features a free trunk-or-treat event with cool cars. Costumes are encouraged. 6 – 8 p.m.
FREE Spooktacular at Norman North High School (1809 Stubbeman, Norman) features indoor trick-or-treating in 50-plus decorated rooms for kids up to 10 years old. Costumes welcome. 6:30 – 8 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at Norman Parks & Recreation (201 W Gray St Bldg C, Norman) features a family fun night of trunk-or-treating, food trucks and more. 6:30 – 8 p.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 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 – 7:30 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center (12716 NE 36th St) features a trunk-or-treat outside and haunted house inside. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at Wickline Church (417 Mid-America Blvd, Midwest City) features decorated trunks and treats. 6 – 7:30 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.
FREE Fall Festival Hallelujah Party at Lincoln Park Senior Center (4712 Martin Luther King Ave) features an indoor event with games, prizes, giveaways, food, cakes, a moon bounce, face painting, music and candy. All ages welcome. 6 – 8 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at McLoud Connect Church (1129 W Broadway Ave, McLoud) features trunk-or-treating with decorated cars and lots of candy. Costumes welcome. 6 – 8 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church (14700 N May Ave) features an evening of trunk-or-treating. Attendees can also enjoy hotdogs, chips, & drinks.6:30 – 8 p.m.
Halloween Shindig at Skeletons Museum of Osteology (10301 S Sunnylane Rd) features a spooky, but not too spooky party with scavenger hunts, owl pellet dissection station, Halloween-themed crafts, live animals and trick-or-treating stations. The Oklahoma City Zoo will be at the museum from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Costumes encouraged. $6; disection kits, $5. 6 – 9 p.m.
See events happening in November on the next page.
FREE Dia de los muertos Celebration at UCO NUC Ballrooms (100 N University Dr, Edmond) features FREE food, arts & crafts, a skull decorating contest and live performances. 6 – 9 p.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.
FREE Family Fall Festival at Chick-fil-A (1210 E 2nd St, Edmond) features games, a costume contest and other pumpkin-themed activities. Wear your best costume and you just might win a prize. 5 – 7 p.m.
FREE Lantern Walk at Pat Murphy Park (4500 W Hefner Rd) features traditional songs, lighted lanterns and an evening walk. Attendees are invited to make a lantern at home or bring a camping lantern, flashlight, or other portable light source. Best suited for ages 2-8, but family members of all ages are welcome to attend. Preregister. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
FREEEdmond 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.
Nov. 24 & 25
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.
For more family fun, find pumpkin patches, fall festivals, Halloween activities and more on this Fall Fun guide from our Sponsors or check out all our fall guides highlighting costume events, hayrides and more.
On the following pages, you'll find events that have already happened this year.
Sept.5 – 8
FREE Potawatomie County Free Fair atHeart 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 complete schedule.
Sept.6 – 8
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 – 11p.m.; Saturday, 11a.m. –11 p.m.
Sept 6 – 9
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 complete schedule.
Sept. 7 & 8
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. – 5 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.
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. 10a.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.
Sept.13 – 16
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.See website for complete schedule.
Sept.13 – 23
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. Adults, $12; kids (6-11), $6; kids (5 & under), free. See website for complete schedule.
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, gunfight reenactments and more. See website for complete schedule.
Sept. 14 – 16
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.Adults, $10; kids (6-12), $5; kids (6 & under), free. See website for complete schedule.
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.
FREE Wiggle Out Loud Family Music Festival at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features Kindie Rock bands, food trucks and fun movement and creative activities. 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 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 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.
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 & Festival 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. Festival activities will include craft stations, butterfly tagging and garden tours, all free with zoo admission. Adults, $40; kids (3-12), $30. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hometown Heroes Day at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western). Police, firefighters and EMTs are invited to the Farm for FREE (with valid ID) and their family members at a 20 percent admission discount. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sept. 22 – 24
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 –10p.m.; Saturday, 11a.m. –10 p.m.; Sunday, noon –5 p.m.
Mesta Festa 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.
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.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.
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.
Sept. 28 – 30
FREE 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, 9a.m. –6 p.m.; Sunday, 9a.m. –5 p.m.
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 forall the racing. Free to attend. Thursday & Friday, 6 – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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.
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.
Character Day at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western Ave). Meet princesses and super heroes and enjoy the farm's attractions. Super hero or princess costumes encouraged. Free with admission. 10 a.m –1 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 children's games. 4 – 10 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 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 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.
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 and more. Food will be available for purchase as well as a fall bake sale. Benefits the Quail Community Foundation Beautification Project. Prices vary. 4 – 6 p.m.
Oct. 1 – 7
Pumpkin Driveat the Oklahoma CityZoo (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. Purchase your pumpkins at the Zoo and support conservation too. Pumpkins will be available for purchase Oct 1-31.
Oct. 4 – 6
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, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 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. Preregister, space is limited. Siblings welcome. Members, $10; nonmembers, $12; adults, FREE. 6 – 8 p.m.
Oct. 5 & 6
Tombstone Tales in Enid (201 W Owen K Garriott, Enid) features a tractor-drawn hayride tour through the Enid Cemetery. Characters who once lived in Oklahoma will appear from behind tombstones to share the tales of their historical journeys. $15. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 – 21
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.
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.
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.
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 more. Free to attend. Participation prices vary. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FREE Saturdays for Kids at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St). Attendees can learn how to create leatherwork and make ropes. Activities available while supplies last. For ages 4 – 12. Free for children and accompanying adult. 10 a.m. – noon.
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.
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 – 4 p.m.
FREE Pumpkin Princess Pageant at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western Ave). Little princesses from 2 to 10 years old can come to the Farm dressed in their best princess costumes and compete in the annual pageant. Three different age groups will have the chance to win a pumpkin princess goody basket. Pumpkin-themed dress is not required, though it may influence the judge’s final decision. 2 – 4 p.m.
FREE Rock A Block in Downtown El Reno (Main St, El Reno) features games, food trucks, music and more. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
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.
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.
Oct. 12 & 13
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.
Lupus Walk a Maze at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western Ave) features a walk to support the Oklahoma Lupus Foundation. Preregister; includes admission to the Farm for the day. Registration, free; fundraising encouraged. 8 – 9 a.m.
OK Kids Korral 5k and A Mile in Their Boots Walk at Andy Alligator’s (3300 Market Pl, Norman) features a USATF sanctioned and timed race and kids’ boot dash. Dress up is encouraged. $25-$35. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Moore Arts and Crafts Marketplace at Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features local vendors selling arts and crafts. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pumpkin Festival at St. Matthew United Methodist Church (300 N Air Depot Blvd, Midwest City) features a variety of fall fun including a bake shop, country kitchen, book nook, crafters, a silent auction, Christmas decor shop, kids' craft, outdoor games and live entertainment. Benefits local ministries. 9 a.m. – 4 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. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Creative Kids Show at The Sewcial Club (953 S Cornwell, Yukon) features a kid-focus craft show with products made by local kids. Shop handmade fishing lures, doggie couture, unique jewelry and more all made by kids. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
French Pétanque Festival at UCO’s Plunkett Park (100 N University Dr, Edmond) features French games, activities, food, music and move. From 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., OKC’s Crepe Brewers will be serving authentic French crepes from their famous vintage Airstream trailer. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 4 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.
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.
FREE Boo at Belle Isle at EarthWise Pet Supply (1710-G Belle Isle Blvd) features a pet costume contest, a photo booth, games, raffle, face painting and food trucks. Pet adoptions will also be available. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE Paranormal Fest at the Downtown Library (300 Park Ave). Learn about the paranormal with guest experts and fun activities includingan all-ages haunted escape room, paranormal story time, face painting, creepy crawlies from the OKC Zoo and more. Noon – 4 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.
Junior Forensic Night at Skeletons: Museum of Osteology (10301 S Sunnylane Rd) features hands-on activities to learn to "read" the features of a human skull to determine: age, sex, physical trauma and/or illness. Detective costumes encouraged. All Forensic activities involve replica human skulls cast from real trauma cases. Personal discretion is advised. $35. 3 – 4:30 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, bouncy house, henna tattoos, the PLS Mobile Maker and more. 4 – 7 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.
Oct. 13 & 14
St. James Fall Festival at St. James Catholic Church (4201 S McKinley Ave) features a multicultural festival with live music, food, carnival games, inflatables, raffle prizes and more. All ages welcome. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 7 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. 15 – 21
Fall Break Drop-in Activities at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (1700 NW 63rd St) features daily make-and-take activities using a variety of mediums including clay, hand-printing, foil art and more. Free with admission. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Oct. 9 – 13 & 16 – 20
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.
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 and hear some amazing stories. $20. 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 18 & 19
Fall Break Day Skate Sessions at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St). Admission $6 includes basic skate rental. 1 – 4 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.
Bethany Fall Festival in Downtown Bethany (NW 39th Expressway & College St, Bethany) features crafts, carnival games, snacks, story book princesses, super heroes, face painting, cake walk and a dump tank. 5 – 8 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.
Oct. 18 – 20
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. 19 – 21
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, $10. Friday & Saturday, 9am -6pm; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bethany Fall Classic 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run in Bethany’s 23rd Street District (7600 NW 23rd St, Bethany) features an all-ages race through Bethany's 23rd street district. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital's campaign for a new therapy pool. $25. 8 – 11 a.m.
FREE Scorpions with Dr. Gaffin 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. 10 – 11 a.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.
Stockyards Stampede in Stockyard City (1305 S Agnew) features chuck wagons, blacksmiths, gunfighters, carriage rides, food trucks and a children’s educational area with commodity trailers, tractors, straw mazes and games. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 4 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.
Fall Festival at Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum (1141 Pawnee Bill Rd, Pawnee) features blacksmithing demonstrations, children's crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, a children's pumpkin patch, a hay maze, tractor-pulled hayride and more. Free with admission. 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 Fall Fest at Crown Heights Nazarene Church (920 NW 46th St) features carnival games, food, prizes, candy, cupcake walk and face painting. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
All Night Skate at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) features an all-night stay at the rink. $20. 8 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Oct. 20 & 21
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. Zoo admission is required. Trick-or-treat bags, $7; members, $6. Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Also held Oct. 27 & 28.
Spooky 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 – 3:30 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 Fall Bash at SpringHill Suites (3201 W Memorial Rd) features trunk-or-treating and activities for kids as well as an art show. 5:30 – 7:30 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 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 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 Trick or Treat at Oklahoma City University’s Walker Hall (1829 Noble Dr) features a free indoor trick-or-treat alternative. 6 – 8 p.m.
Haunt the Harn at Harn Homestead (1721 N Lincoln Blvd) features trick-or-treating, games, hay rides and more. $5 in advance or $7 at the gate. 6 – 8 p.m.
OSU Symphony Orchestra's Halloween Pops Concert at The Seretean Center for the Performing Arts (132 Seretean Center for the Performing Arts, Stillwater) features music from Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean and Wicked. Attendees can also enjoy an instrument petting zoo and a costume contest. $10; students & seniors: $7. 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 25 & 26
Scary Tales at the Henry Overholser Mansion (405 NW 15th St) features spooky stories about Oklahoma history. This tour also explores areas of the mansion not typically open during daily tours. This event is family-friendly, but ghost stories will be told. $25. 7 – 9 p.m.