There is always something to do in Oklahoma—and this fall festival guide is your comprehensive list to family-friendly fun around the state! Whether you are looking for a large festival nearby in the Oklahoma City metro or an event with small-town charm, this guide can help you plan a full day of fall fun or a weekend trip in Oklahoma. If you’re looking for more fall fun, be sure to check out all our Fall Guides filled with events happening in the Oklahoma City metro and beyond.
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[Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, some of the following events and venues may have adjusted their hours, programming or safety protocols. Please check with each venue directly to verify. We encourage our readers to enjoy family fun responsibly. When around others, wear a mask, avoid crowded indoor spaces, remain socially distant, wash your hands often and stay home if you or a member of your household is feeling ill. Find more information about the coronavirus pandemic in Oklahoma at oklahoma.gov/covid19. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine clinic locations, visit vaxokc.com.
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Rogers County Free Fair at the Claremore Expo Center (400 S Veterans Pkwy, Claremore) features a horse show, car show, 4-H and FFA competitions, carnival rides, children’s area, midway games and more. Free to attend. See website for a schedule of events.
Oklahoma State Fair at State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd) features free concerts, food and shopping vendors, shows, exhibits, games, carnival rides and more. Adults, 12; kids (6-11), $6; kids (5 & under), free. See website for a schedule of events.
FREE Cherokee Strip Celebration in downtown Enid(various locations) features food, arts & craft show, live entertainment, parade, gunfight reenactments and more. See website for complete schedule.
FREE Cherokee Strip Celebration in Downtown Perry (various locations) features a 5k, parade, Mock gunfights, live entertainment, food, exhibitors and more. 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE Guatemalan Cultural Celebration at the Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr) features Guatemalan food from Pollo Campero, Guatemalan dance groups and a Mayan Art Exhibit featuring original art from four Mayan artists. 11 a.m.
Wild West Fest at the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum (1141 Pawnee Bill Rd, Pawnee) features an exhibition of acts from the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Shows. There will be historically accurate entertainment such as blacksmithing, gunfighters and sharpshooters, a medicine man show and musicians. Adults, $10; active military, veterans, seniors and kids (6-12), $8; kids (5 & under), free. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
FREE Family Day at the Ranch at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch (9501 E 380 Rd, Oologah) features hands-on activities and demonstrations about everyday life on the ranch during Will Roger’s childhood. September’s activities explore life in the early 1900s and include corn grinding, butter churning, 19th-century games, candle dipping, wool spinning, cornhusk dolls, and more. 1-3 p.m. Also held: Oct. 16.
Grand Opening of the First Americans Museum (659 First Americans Blvd) features a grand opening celebration with a tribal procession, special guest speakers, Native artists, live entertainment, tribal demonstrations, Native films, a community mural project, field games, fashion shows, storytelling and more. The FAM restaurant and cafe will be open and food trucks will also be onsite. $5; $10 parking off-site. Saturday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sept. 18 – Nov. 7
Rustic Roots Pumpkin Patch (105340 Greer Rd, Lamont) features pumpkins and fall décor as well as a 10-acre corn maze, a milo maze for littles, a petting zoo, corn cannon, giant slide fort, tractor tire playground, hayrides, yard games, jump pad, barrel train and concessions. On Oct. 16, families can enjoy a special fall festival with live music, food trucks, vendors and all of the farm activities. Pumpkin patch admission is $10. Tuesday-Thursday, 3-7 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. & Sunday, 1-7 p.m. Extended hours Oct. 14-17, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sept. 24 – Oct. 17
Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch at the WINGS: A Special Needs Community (13700 N Eastern, Edmond) features hayrides, food trucks, inflatables, great photo-ops, games, a maze and of course, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.. $7; family packs (for 4 people), $25; kids (2 & under), free. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m.
Down Syndrome Festival & 5k in Downtown Oklahoma City (301 W Reno Ave) features an awareness walk, festival activities and a 5k (in-person with virtual option). The 5k begins at 8 a.m at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The Awareness Walk will start at the intersection of Hudson Ave and Sheridan Ave at 9:30 a.m. Immediately following, the festival gets started with raffles, moon bounces, a petting zoo, games, music and more. 5K, $40; parade, free to attend. 9 a.m.
Mesta Festa at Perle Mesta Park (1900 N Shartel Ave) features live music, family activities, sand volleyball and artist, vendor pop-up booths and two urban beer gardens. Free to attend. Noon – 6 p.m.
Sept. 26 – Nov. 1
Chester’s Pumpkin Patch at Chester’s Party Barn & Farm (5201 Cimarron Rd, Piedmont) features unlimited pony rides (75 lb. weight limit), a petting zoo, pumpkin chunkin’, festive games, a pumpkin to take home (while supplies last) and more. There will also be live entertainment on the weekends. Ages 2-10, $10+tax; ages 11 – 64, $6. Kids 1 & under and seniors ages 65 & older are free. Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sunday, 1-6 p.m. 373-1595
Sept. 30 – Oct. 10
Tulsa State Fair at Expo Square (4145 E 21st St, Tulsa) features carnival rides, attractions, concerts, creative arts, food, livestock competitions & more. Adults, $12; military & seniors(62+), $8; kids(5-12), $8; Kids (under5), free. Open most days at 10 a.m.
FREE Fall Foliage and Flavors Fest at the Norman East Library (3051 Alameda, Norman) features a cookbook sale, cookbook swap, storytime and children’s craft, kitchen a la cart food samples, wreath making adult craft, Autumn plants in Oklahoma education presentation, family-friendly outdoor games, a festive photo opp area, and more. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Rock Island Arts Festival at Rock Island Depot (100 Chickasha Ave, Chickasha) features fine art displays, crafter booths, live music & entertainment as well as children’s creation station, bounce houses, a giant sand pile and more. Free to attend. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.
Oklahoma Regatta Festival in the Boathouse District (725 S Lincoln Blvd) features a three-day celebration of rowing, kayaking, dragon boating, whitewater rafting and family fun. See website for a schedule of events.
Broken Arrow Rose Festival & ArtsOK’s Chalk It Up An Art Festival in Downtown Broken Arrow & Events Park (1st & Main St, 21101 E 101st St, Broken Arrow) features art, kites, music, a chalk art competition, rose show, garden groups, a free kid zone, live performers, a marketplace and food trucks. On Sunday, 1000 free kites will be available to decorate. Attendees can fly their kites with the Tulsa Wind Riders Kite Club. Free to attend. Friday evening (5-9 p.m.) & Saturday (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.) in the Rose District, Sunday (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) at Event Park.
Oklahoma Czech Festival in Downtown Yukon & Yukon Czech Hall (Main St & 205 N Czech Hall Rd, Yukon) features a parade, polka music, dancing, carnival rides, a petting zoo and a craft show with more than 150 booths. Free to attend. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pioneer Library System Touch-a-Truck at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds (615 E Robinson, Norman). Children are free to climb aboard their favorite large vehicles. Drivers and experts will be on hand to answer questions attendees have about the equipment. Free to attend; donations encouraged.Quiet hour: 9 – 10 a.m.; engines on, 10 a.m. – noon
FREE OU Westheimer Aviation Festival at Max Westheimer Airport (1700 Lexington Ave, Norman) features aircraft displays, a children’s area with community guests and STEM activities and tours of the control tower. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FREE Plaza District Festival (1700 block of NW 16th St) features live music, food trucks, visual art exhibitions, children’s activities and more to celebrate the spirit and diversity of the neighborhood. This year’s headliner will be Lincka, a bilingual pop band fronted by Lincka Elizondo. 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Meeker Pumpkin Festival in Downtown Meeker (HWY 62, Meeker) features live entertainment, parade, gunfighter shows, corn-hole tournament, a kids zone and more. Free to attend. 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
FREE Fiestas de las Americas in the Historic Capitol Hill District (SW 25th St. between Harvey and Robinson) features a celebration of Oklahoma’s rich multicultural heritage with the Parade of the Americas, family activities and live entertainment. Noon – 8 p.m.
FREE Monarch Watch at Hackberry Flat Center (22468 CR EW 189, Frederick). See the migration of the monarch butterfly, watch monarchs roost and help tag monarchs. Preregister. See website for times.
Pumpkin Patch at Kenny Farms (205562 E County Rd 40, Woodward) features pumpkins, a petting farm, corn pit, pony rides, pumpkin barrel train, pumpkin slingshots, pedal cars, yard games, a bounce house, tractor playset and more. Admission is $10. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m.
FREE Hispanic Fiesta at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features live music, dancing, merchandise, and food in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. 5-10 p.m.
Watonga Cheese and Wine Festival (Main St, Watonga) features 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. Free to attend. Friday, 11 a.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.
Tombstone Tales at the Enid Cemetery (212 W Willow, Enid) features a tractor-drawn hayride tour through the cemetery to see unusual characters that once lived in Oklahoma. $15. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
FREE Arcadia Route 66 Neonfest (E Old Highway 66, Arcadia) features neon displays neon campfires on Friday and Saturday night, a film festival and more. Sunday morning features a homemade breakfast. Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Pumpkinville at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a mini-village made out of pumpkins, gourds, haystacks, cornstalks and mums and enjoy hand-crafted games, activities, entertainment, unlimited rides on Mo’s Carousel and special treats. This year’s theme is the Wizard of Oz – “There’s no place like Pumpkinville.” $8; members & kids (2 & under), free. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE Old Settler’s Day in Perkins (Main St, Perkins) features a parade, vendor alley, kids zone, hot dog eating contest and more. The parade will begin along Main Street at 9 am. This year’s theme is The Greatest Show on Earth. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Guthrie Wine Festival in Downtown Guthrie (W Harrison between 1st & 2nd St, Guthrie) features a family-friendly event with wine, beer, crafts, art, food and more. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Festival of the Wichitas at Sonrise Adult & Teen Challenge (19792 NW Cache Rd, Cache) features live music, art, games, hayrides, a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, bounce houses and more. Free to attend. Noon-8 p.m.
Heavener Runestone Viking Festival at Heavener Runestone Park (18365 Runestone Rd, Heavener) features a variety of music, costumed Vikings, children’s activities, crafters and festival food. The Runestone Festival will also feature a fairy garden and living Viking encampment. Costumes encouraged. Adults, $8; kids (6&up), $6; kids (5 & under), free. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Oct. 9 – 31
Haunt the Zoo at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) features more treats, extended dates and new surprises. Trick-or-treating methods will be in place to ensure a safe and memorable experience for our guests, staff and volunteers. Costumes encouraged. Zoo admission is required, as trick-or-treaters can also explore the zoo. Zoo admission plus trick or treat bags: $7; members, $6. Saturdays & Sundays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE Fall Y’all Family Fun at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features a fall festival with special themed activities for families to enjoy together such as pumpkin painting, carnival games and storytime. Activities will vary each day. Wednedsay & Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5-7:30 p.m.
Robbers Cave Fall Festival at Robbers Cave State Park (4575 Northwest 1024th Ave, Wilburton) features arts & crafts, classic car show, food, carnival rides, entertainment & activities. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Oklahoma Highland Gathering at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (8700 E Reno Ave) features live entertainment, Highland Game demonstrations, Celtic-themed vendors, traditional Scottish foods, a fire festival and a ceilidh (an informal social gathering with folk music, singing, dancing and storytelling). Attractions include clan tents, genealogy research, crofters’ village and Gaelic lessons & readings. Free to attend. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fall Festival at Rustic Roots (105340 Greer Rd, Lamont) features live music, food trucks and more, in addition to the pumpkin patch and farm activities. Families can enjoy hayrides, a petting zoo, 10-acre corn maze, barrel train rides and a giant slide fort. $10. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
FREE Folklife Festival at the Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr) features a culturally rich festival with cultural practitioners, diverse communities and heritage professionals that spark curiosity, catalyze intercultural exchange and create participatory experiences. Museum admission is complimentary for festival guests. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Chisholm Trail Festival at Mollie Spencer Farm (1001 Garth Brooks Blvd, Yukon) features a family-oriented event celebrating the western history of the famous Chisholm Trail with living history re-enactors of the Old West, a variety of foods, live entertainment, contests, Civil War demonstrations, gunfights, vendors, craft booths, the Kids Korral, pony rides, and a petting zoo. Free to attend. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
FREE Midtown Walkabout in the Midtown District (Robinson Ave) features pop-up programming as well as specials, discounts and activities at local merchants. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Stockyards Stampede at Stockyard City (S Agnew Ave) features chuckwagons, equestrian activities, carriage rides, food trucks and a children’s educational area. Rodeo Cinema will be airing a free movie for kids and offering free popcorn. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lexington Fall Festival at Charlie McCown park (200 e Broadway, Lexington) features a talent show, chili cookoff, car show, pinewood derby, kids zone, food trucks, craft vendors and a pumpkin patch. Free to attend. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tentober Family Camping Weekend at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams, Edmond) features an overnight camping experience with campfires with s’mores supplies (free), fishing equipment, kayaking, a mountain biking course, camping gear demonstrations and more. There will also be a movie in the amphitheater and a campfire storytelling time after the movie. Preregister. $85 per family of up to six. 3 p.m.-10 a.m.
Cheers & Beers Festival at Legacy Park (1898 Legacy Dr, Norman) features a variety of local beer and wine as well as live music. Benefits the Norman Parks Foundation. Free to attend: tasting, $25. 2-4 p.m.
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.
Storybook Forest at Arcadia Lake (7200 # 15th St, Edmond) features a fun, not-scary trail filled with roaming characters. Additional activities include storytime, concessions and a campfire. $12. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 25 – 30
FREE National Weather Festival at the National Weather Center (120 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman) highlights the many weather-related organizations and activities in central Oklahoma. The event is going virtual this year with children’s activities, speakers and more.
OktoberWest at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features an evening of live music from AlpenMusikanten and games while savoring German specialty foods and beer. For ages 21 & up. $25. 6-10 p.m.
Steampunk Fall Celebration at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a variety of themed activities during the museum’s fall festival. Create your own Steampunk accessories, explore the Design-a-Robot maker space to create your own mini ‘bot out of everyday objects and more, while supplies last. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE Pumpkin Harvest Craft Festival at Jackie Cooper Gym (1024 E Main St, Yukon) features 45 booths from across Oklahoma selling candles, repurposed wood art, handmade soaps, home décor and more, plus a bake sale with proceeds benefiting Friends of the Park and the Pumpkin Patch Café Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Spook-A-Rama at Kiddie Park (201 S Cherokee Ave, Bartlesville) features a costume parade, live Mad Scientist Show, rides and a haunted house. Prices vary. 6 – 10 p.m.
Boo on Bell in Downtown Shawnee (Main St & Bell Ave, Shawnee) features a carnival, trick or treating, live entertainment and food. See website for detailed schedule.
For a complete list of family-friendly fall fun, see our guides to Fall Fun.