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Fall Festivals in Oklahoma

Red Earth FallFest, photo by Michael Griffin, Comanche

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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.

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

[Editor’s Note: This guide was last updated on Aug. 14, 2023. If you know of a festival you’d like to see included, please email the details to calendar@metrofamilymagazine.com]

Sept. 7-10

FREE Cleveland County Free Fair at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds (615 E Robinson St, Norman) features a midway with carnival rides and games,  live entertainment, livestock exhibits, petting zoo, wiener dog races, baby crawl races, car & motorcycle show and more. See website for a complete schedule.

Sept. 8

FREE Busker Street Fair at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features street performers, fair foods and locally made merchandise for sale. 5-8 p.m.

Sept. 8 & 9

FREE Mustang Western Days at Wild Horse Park (1201 N Mustang Rd, Mustang) features a fun run, rodeo, parade, best-dressed cowboy & cowgirl contest, pet show, car show, live music, gunfighters, covered wagon rides, games and more. Some activities are at other locations. Free to attend. Friday, 5-10pm; Saturday, 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sept. 9

Piedmont Founders Day in Olde Town (Piedmont & Jackson, Piedmont) features a vintage, boutique & craft sale, parade, 5K, inflatables, games and more. Free to attend. 7am-4pm

Harrah Day at Heritage Park (1374 N Church Ave, Harrah) features a parade, live music, corn hole tournament, a car show, vendor booths, food trucks, activities for kids, fireworks show and more. 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sept. 10

India Food & Arts Festival at Scissortail Park (300 SW 7th St) features food, clothing, jewelry, live performances and cultural stalls from different regions of India. Free to attend. 3-9 p.m.

Sept. 12

FREE Cherokee Cultural Celebration at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) features a variety of activities related to 19th-century Cherokee culture and lifestyle, including games, art demonstrations, storytelling and more. Preregister. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sept. 14-17

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.

Sept. 14-24

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, $15; kids (6-11), $10; kids (5 & under), free. See website for a schedule of events.

Sept. 15-16

FREE Cherokee Strip Celebration in downtown Enid (various locations) features food, arts & craft show, live entertainment, parade, gunfight reenactments and more. Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.

Sept. 15-17

Scotsfest at Broken Arrow Events Park (21101 E 101st St, Broken Arrow) features food, crafts, live Celtic music, highland games, Scottish and Irish dance demonstrations, a Celtic dog parade and genealogy & family history sessions. $15 & up. Friday, 5-11 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sept. 16

FREE Cherokee Strip Celebration in Downtown Perry (various locations) features a 5k, parade, Mock gunfights, live entertainment, food, exhibitors and more. 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Sept. 16-17

OKC Brick Convention at Oklahoma City Convention Center (100 Mick Cornett Dr) features hands-on LEGO building and experiences for all ages. Each session offers the same exhibits and activities. 15 online; $18 at the door; kids (2 & under), free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m.

Sept. 21-23

Pioneer Day Festival in Skiatook (Hwy. 20 & S. Locust St, Skiatook) features a parade, carnival rides, arts & craft vendors, food trucks, fishing derby, car show and more. Free to attend. See website for schedule.

Sept. 23

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.

VegFest OKC at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features food demonstrations, wellness coaches, a tailgate party and more. Free to attend. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sept. 24

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 28-Oct. 8

Tulsa State Fair at Expo Square (4145 E 21st St, Tulsa) features carnival rides, attractions, concerts, creative arts, food, livestock competitions & more. Adults, $15; military & seniors(62+), $8; kids(5-12), $10; Kids (under5), free. Open most days at 10 a.m.

Sept. 29-30

Chalk It Up An Art Festival in Downtown Broken Arrow (1st & Main St, Broken Arrow) features a chalk art competition, live music, street performers and more. Free to attend. Friday, 5-9 p.m. & Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sample Oklahoma Festival at Shoppes at Northpark (12100 N May Ave) features a broad range of local products and an array of raffle prizes from local artisans, vendors and crafters. Free to attend. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sept. 29-Oct. 1

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. Free to attend; parking, $10. See website for a schedule of events.

Rock Island Arts Festival at Rock Island Depot (100 Chickasha Ave, Chickasha) features fine art displays, craft booths, live music & entertainment as well as a children’s creation station, bounce houses, a giant sand pile and more. Free to attend. Friday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.

Sept. 29-Oct. 22

WINGS Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch (13700 N Eastern, Edmond) features a petting zoo, yard games, hayrides, inflatables, photo-ops and pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, plus other fall decor. $7; family 4-pack, $25; kids (2 & under), free. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

Sept. 30

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. Past parades have included marching bands, Native American dress, tractors, bikes, vehicles, floats and horses. 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Down Syndrome Festival & 5K at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features an awareness walk, festival activities, 1-mile fun run and a 5k. The festival at Myriad Gardens will feature raffles, moon bounces, face painters, carnival games, music and more. 5K, $50; walk & festival, free to attend. 8 a.m.-noon.

FREE Monarch Festival at Mollie Spencer Farm (1001 Garth Brooks Blvd, Yukon) features monarch-related crafts for kids, a seed ball-making station, face painting and more. Local gardening experts will be available to answer all your questions about planting a garden that attracts and supports monarch butterflies. Preregister. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

FREE Tinkerfest at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl) features a celebration of curiosity and creativity. Enjoy FREE hands-on activities hosted by SMO staff and community partners. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

FREE Monarch Festival at Martin Park Nature Center (5000 W Memorial Rd) features games, interactive activities and educational opportunities to learn about the monarch’s life cycle, their migration journey and their role in our ecosystem. 10 a.m.-noon.

FREE Fly-in and Community Day at the El Reno Airport (6600 Mustang Field Rd, El Reno) features an air show, helicopter rides, inflatables, food trucks, car show and more. 10 a.m.-4 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. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

FREE Plaza District Festival (1700 block of NW 16th St) features a wide array of Oklahoma’s own performing artists, visual artists, live musicians and children’s activities.  Oklahoma City’s own Josh Fudge will headline the festival. noon- 10 p.m.

Vietnamese Lunar Moon Festival at World Fresh Int’l Market (10700 S Penn Ave) features lion dances and other traditional dance performances, food trucks, shopping and more. Free to attend. 5-11 p.m.

Oct. 1

Paddlemania at Riversport OKC (800 Riversport Dr) features competitions including whitewater kayak racing, Battle of the Paddles and community raft races. Free to attend, parking, $10. See website for schedule.

Oct. 6-22

Pumpkinville at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features pumpkins, gourds, haystacks, cornstalks and mums with imaginative displays, hand-crafted games, themed activities, local vendors, unlimited rides on Mo’s Carousel and more. $9; members & kids (2 & under), free. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Oct. 7

Market in the Park at Harrah Heritage Park (1374 N Church, Harrah) features a craft show, music, a kids’ area and more. Free to attend. Participation prices vary. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Foodie Fest at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features the culinary talents of culinarians of color throughout Oklahoma City Metro. The event will showcase Black, Indigenous, Latino, and Asian restaurants and chefs. Free to attend. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oct. 13-15

FREE Arcadia Route 66 Neonfest (E Old Highway 66, Arcadia) features neon displays, neon campfires, a film festival and more. Neon Campfire begins at 7:30 p.m. nightly. See website for schedule.

Southwest Street Rod Nationals at State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd) features Oklahoma’s largest gathering of pre-1984 automobiles and street rods with a street rod parade, swap meet, arts & crafts, children’s games and more. 13 & older, $19; kids 6-12, $6; 5 & under, free. Friday & Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Greek Festival at St. George Greek Orthodox Church (2101 Nw 145th St) features authentic Greek food such as gyros and baklava and live entertainment including dancing, music and more. Admission TBA. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Oct. 14

Pumpkin Festival at St. Matthew United Methodist Church (300 N Air Depot Blvd, Midwest City) features a variety of fall family fun including a bake shop, book & toy sale, crafters, a silent auction, Christmas decor shop, food, games, crafts and more. All profits are given to support local ministries. Free to attend. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Watonga Cheese and Wine Festival (Main St, Watonga) features a parade, live music, art & craft 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. Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 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. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

FREE Red Earth Parade and FallFest at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a parade, an arts market, and a youth Powwow, celebrating Oklahoma City’s Indigenous People’s Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Rose Rock Habitat for Humanity Family Disc Golf Festival at Cobblestone Creek Golf Course (1350 Cobblestone Creek Dr, Norman) features competitive play and family-friendly fun including a free concert. Prices vary. 10 a.m.-7 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, a 10-acre corn maze, barrel train rides and a giant slide fort. Ages 3-64, $12; 65& up, $5. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

FREE National Weather Festival at the National Weather Center (120 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman) features kids activities, food trucks, giveaways, local news personalities and weather balloon launches. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

FREE Dewey Western Heritage Day at Tom Mix Museum (721 N Delaware St, Dewey) features a parade of longhorn cattle, stagecoaches and trick roping, plus vendors, music, bounce houses, a petting zoo, a mechanical bull, a Western market, food trucks and more. Tom Mix Museum will be open and free to visit during the festival. Noon-11 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.

Oct. 20-22

Oklahoma Highland Gathering at Choctaw Creek Park (2001 N Harper Rd, Choctaw) features Highland games, pipes and drums, folk and modern Celtic bands, Scottish and Irish dancing, Gaelic lessons, Viking reenactments, clan tents and ancestry resources, food trucks, local breweries, whisky tastings, themed vendors, blacksmithing, lace tatting, sheep herding demonstrations, Highland cattle (hielan coos) and more.⁣⁣⁣ $12.50 & up; kids (under 12), free. Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 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. Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oct. 21

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.

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. 10 a.m.-3 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.

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 storytime, carnival games, hay rides, concessions and a campfire. $12 per child; $5 per adult. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Oct. 28

Sorghum Festival at Seminole Nation Museum & Downtown Wewoka (524 S Wewoka Ave, Wewoka) features historic re-enactors, Native American foods, children’s crafts, live entertainment, a parade, car show and pioneer and Native American living demonstrations. Free to attend. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Rolling Thunder Car Show and Fall Festival at Pawnee Bill Ranch (1141 Pawnee Bill Rd, Pawnee) features a car show, live music, pumpkin painting and more. $10 per car. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Oct. 28-30

FREE Arcadia Route 66 Neonfest (E Old Highway 66, Arcadia) features neon displays, neon campfires, a film festival and more. Neon Campfire begins at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Free to attend. Friday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 – 10 a.m.

Oct. 29

OKC Festival of Vida Muerte Day of the Dead Celebration at Scissortail Park (415 S Robinson Ave) features interactive activities, community ofrendas, authentic food, cultural market, art, music, dancing, dog parade and more. Free to attend. Noon-9 p.m.

Nov. 4

Pumpkin Harvest Craft Festival at Jackie Cooper Gym (1024 E Main St, Yukon) features 40 Oklahoma crafters 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.

 

 

 

 

For a complete list of family-friendly fall fun, see our guides to Fall Fun.

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