The online polling website YouGov reports fall is the favorite season for most Americans, so it’s no surprise fall brings tons of new activities and events to the Oklahoma City metro. Pumpkin patches, hayrides, fall festivals and trick-or-treating events are just a few of the many exciting things happening throughout the metro this month. Whatever you do and wherever you go, have fun this fall!
Through Oct. 21
13700 N. Eastern Ave, Edmond
Hayrides, pumpkin train rides, corn maze, hay slide, bounce houses, pony rides, petting zoo, carnival games and much more! Pumpkins are available for purchase. All proceeds go to Wings, a special needs community that exists to enhance the lives of adults with developmental disabilities through social, vocational and residential programs guided by Biblical principals. Touch-a-truck hosted on Oct. 13 and 20. $5 per person for ages 3 and older; ages 2 and under are free. Open Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 1 – 6 p.m.
Through Oct. 28
16315 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Pick out a pumpkin, ride a pony and participate in contests for amazing prizes. The petting zoo features adorable animals, informational demonstrations and story time in the fairytale-themed barnyard. Food trucks, pop-up shops and inflatables are just a few of the activities available. Open Fridays 4 – 7 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sundays 2 – 6 p.m. and available for private events. $10 for 3 & up, adults free with youth ticket purchase. Most activities inside are free, but additional activities range from $1-$10.
Through Oct. 31
963-S Frisco Rd., Tuttle
Tiger Safari Zoological Park comes alive for fall with close animal encounters, pumpkins, hayrides and more. Check out their Harry Potter themed photo opportunity with authentic costumes and their live owl, Hedwig (extra fee required). Guests are encouraged to come in costume. $15 per person. Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Through Oct. 31
5201 Cimarron Rd., Piedmont
Celebrate fall at Chester’s Party Barn with unlimited pony rides, hayrides, a three-acre mystery maze, games, free pumpkin with admission and more. Annual memberships are available. Admission is $10 for children ages 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.
Through Nov. 4
105340 Greer Rd., Lamont
Rustic Roots Pumpkin Patch 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. Admission is $7-$12. Open Tuesday & Wednesday by appointment only; Thursday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m.
Myriad Gardens, 301 W. Reno
Pumpkinville is a celebration of pumpkins, harvest and all things fall. Thousands of pumpkins will fill the Children’s Garden along with crafts, games, imaginative displays, a party and more. Visitors can ride the Pumpkinville Express Train on Saturdays and Sundays, Paint-A-Pumpkin, enjoy harvest-themed vendors and other activities that are held onsite as part of the festivities. Admission includes rides on the new Mo's Carousel. Members & kids 2 & under are free; non-members, $8.
Oct. 9 – 13 & 16 – 20, 10:30 a.m.
1400 Classen Dr.
Welcome fall with the whole family at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame’s Fall Y’all celebration. Enjoy activities like story times, crafts, movies and special activities with community partners. Daily themes include Bedlam Day, Candy Land Day, Throwback Thursday and more. Admission is free.
Oct. 13 – Jan. 6; Open Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive
Take a break from the typical fall events to enjoy a beautiful and educational art exhibit at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art with your kids. The exhibit explores the art of young, rebellious artists and designers who in the second half of the nineteenth century revolutionized the visual arts In Britain by engaging and challenging the new industrial world around them. These artists deeply influenced visual culture in Britain and beyond. The exhibit is free with admission to the museum. $12 adults and $10 for children over 5 (under age 5 are free).
Oct. 23-30, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
7200 E. 15th St., Edmond
Fairytales come to life on a fun, not-scary trail filled with roaming characters at Spring Creek Park. Additional activities include hayrides, games and a campfire for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. A $2 discount is available for tickets purchased before Oct. 23. Weekdays, $8; weekends, $10.
Oct. 13 & 27, 7 – 10 p.m.
Historic Fort El Reno, 7107 W Cheyenne St, El Reno
By lantern’s light, hear the stories of the restless spirits of the old military post and how they align with some of the unsolved mysteries that have occurred at Fort Reno. Walk the same hallowed grounds as U.S. Army Soldiers dating back as far as 1874. Dinner will be served before tour begins so reservations are required. Admission is $15 for adults and $7 for kids. Families can also enjoy Downtown El Reno’s FREE Spooktacular on Oct. 27 from 9 – 11 a.m. Take part in a costume contest, trick-or-treating and more!
Oct. 20, 4 p.m.
1501 W. Covell Rd., Edmond
Pitch your tent at Mitch Park for an event benefiting The Pine Pantry Food Bank. Enjoy fishing, outdoor games, story time, s'mores, a hot dog dinner and an outdoor movie. Monetary donations, canned goods and household items will be accepted during the event. $25 per campsite; tent rental, $35. Preregister, space is limited.
Oct. 25, 6-8 p.m.
Harn Homestead, 1721 N Lincoln Blvd.
Head to the historic Harn Homestead for old fashioned Halloween fun including trick-or-treating, face painting, pumpkin bowling, a cupcake walk, hay ride and more. $5 in advance; $7 at the gate. Best suited for ages 5-10 years old. Those accompanying trick-or-treaters do not have to pay admission.
Oct. 26, 5 – 7 p.m.
4400 N. Shartel Ave.
Enjoy trunk-or-treating, games, a half-mile costume walk and festive fall foods. In the event of rain, Fall Fest will be held in the basement of the church. Free to attend; costume walk is $5.
Oct. 26, 6 – 8 p.m.
14343 N. MacArthur
Enjoy a celebration of all things fall including carnival games, trunk-or-treating, a costume contest, face painting, inflatables, balloon animals and more. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display. Admission is free but a hot dog dinner, cotton candy and popcorn will be available for minimal cost. Children should bring treat bags to collect candy and prizes. Non-scary costumes are welcome. Bring donations of diapers or wipes for Infant Crisis Services. In case of rain, all activities will move indoors.
Oct. 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
1700 N.E. 63rd St.
Fun and fantasy abound when the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and Oklahoma Children's Theatre welcome friends to the transformed Prosperity Junction Western town on Oct. 27. Begin Halloween with imaginative, kid-friendly activities. Families can sample sarsaparilla in the Silver Dollar Saloon, create a lantern, decorate pumpkins, make and name a wand, sample peppermint sticks and saltwater taffy, take home an autograph journal and more. Costumes encouraged. $5 per person; free to adult members of either the Oklahoma Children's Theatre or National Cowboy Museum. No reservations required. This program is supported, in part, by Allied Arts. $5 per person
Oct. 28, 5 – 7 p.m.
1212 Bedford Dr.
Enjoy all your favorite things about fall in a single event. This Fall Festival features a chili cook-off, hay rides, games, s’mores and more. Admission is free.
Oct. 28, 6 – 8 p.m.
2700 S. Boulevard, Edmond
Decorated trunks, tons of candy, games, inflatables, music and free food await at New Covenant United Methodist Church’s annual Trunk or Treat. Non-scary costumes are encouraged and admission is free.
Oct. 29, 4 – 7 p.m.
Bricktown, S. Mickey Mantle Dr.
Parents and guardians are invited to bring their children to Bricktown to trick-or-treat at participating businesses. The central hub of the event will take place at the Mickey Mantle Plaza at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark where attendees can pick up an event map. There will also be a free pumpkin-painting station, free photos from The SNL Booth, mascots from local teams and lots of great costumes. This event is free and open to the public, and trick-or-treaters must be under the age of 14 and be in costume to receive free gifts or candy.
Oct. 31, 6 – 9 p.m.
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, 10301 S. Sunnylane Rd.
Enjoy a spooky, but not too spooky celebration with scavengers hunts, an owl pellet dissection station, Halloween-themed crafts and trick-or-treating stations. The Oklahoma City Zoo will bring some of their animals to join in on the party from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Costumes are encouraged and admission is $6. Owl dissection kits will be available for $5. Looking for a spooky date night idea? Skeletons will host a Halloween Forensic Night on Oct. 26 from 6 – 9 p.m.
Nov. 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1200 Lakeshore Dr., Yukon
Yukon’s Dale Robertson Center comes alive with fall spirit featuring more than 45 booths from across Oklahoma selling candles, wood crafts, needlework, Christmas ornaments, handmade soaps, jewelry, home decor and more. There will also be Indian Tacos for sale along with a bake sale with proceeds going towards Friends of the Park. Admission is free.
About the author: Born and raised in the Oklahoma City metro and a graduate of the Gaylord College of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma, Lindsay Cuomo has worked for MetroFamily since 2014 covering local stories, people and events. Lindsay is a mom to three school-aged boys and calls Moore, Oklahoma home.