The air is getting crisp, the leaves are starting to change color … and is that pumpkin spice we smell?!? Autumn adventures: we are ready for you!
From pumpkin patches and farm fun to trick-or-treat events and fall festivals, plan your family’s perfect season with our advertisers in this guide of things to do this fall in OKC and beyond. Check out all our fall guides online at metrofamilymagazine.com/fall.
Families are invited to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs and enjoy family-friendly movies and pre-movie activities at OKC parks across the metro. The series includes six movie nights and will feature: Sonic the Hedgehog, Encanto, The Nightmare Before Christmas, School of Rock, Spider-man: No Way Home and The Princess and the Frog. Find park locations and event updates at facebook.com/OKCParks.
Since 1907, the Oklahoma State Fair has been a fall tradition of amusement and entertainment with concerts, shows, exciting rides, tasty food, lively competitions and more. Save money on admission by purchasing advanced tickets or visit on a discount day, like Thrifty Thursday when admission is $5.
Find pumpkins and fun at The Patch at Chisholm Creek, a premier entertainment district in north Oklahoma City. Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday, in partnership with Wind Drift Orchards, The Patch features pumpkins of all shapes and sizes and, on select days throughout the season, families can also enjoy festive fun including outdoor movies, a petting zoo and even a Halloween party. Find all the details on Chisholm Creek’s Facebook or Instagram.
Celebrate the grand opening of the newly-completed lower portion of Scissortail Park, which will feature basketball courts, pickleball courts, a soccer field and futsal court as well as a nature playground. During opening weekend, take part in guided tours, children’s programming, a concert by OKC Philharmonic, health and wellness activities and expo games with professional athletes. Many programs will be offered in both English and Spanish.
Pumpkins, hayrides and a mystery maze, oh my! Fall fun abounds at Chester’s Pumpkin Patch where admission includes unlimited pony rides (75 lb weight limit), a petting zoo, pumpkin chunkin’, festive games, a pie pumpkin to take home (while supplies last) and more. There will also be live entertainment on the weekends. Admission is $12 + tax for ages 2-10; $6 + tax for ages 11-64. Kids 1 & under and seniors 65+ are free. The patch is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sunday, 1-6 p.m.
Rustic Roots Pumpkin Patch features pumpkins and fall décor as well as a 10-acre corn maze, a 5-acre sunflower maze, a petting zoo, corn cannon, giant slide fort, tractor tire playground, hayrides, yard games, jump pad, barrel train and concessions. On Oct. 15, families can enjoy a special fall festival with live music, food trucks, vendors and all of the farm activities. Pumpkin patch admission is $12 for ages 2-64 and $5 for ages 65+. Tuesday-Thursday, 3-6pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 1-6pm.
Wings’ four-weekend pumpkin patch welcomes families to enjoy hayrides, inflatables, games, a petting zoo and more, plus shop for pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Each Saturday will also feature additional special activities such as Thunder Day and touch-a-truck. The play patch is open Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 1-6 p.m. Play patch admission is $7 for ages 3 & up. Families can purchase a 4-pack of play patch wristbands for $25. Mention the ad in MetroFamily to save $1! Proceeds benefit the programs at Wings that enhance the lives of adults with developmental disabilities.
Pumpkinville, a treasured fall tradition, celebrates everything fall. This year’s theme is Witches and Wizards. Families can engage with festive displays in the Children’s Garden and play hand-crafted games, participate in themed activities and enjoy unlimited rides on Mo’s Carousel. Pumpkinville is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $9. Members and kids ages 2 & under get in free.
The Oklahoma City Zoo is celebrating its 39th year of Haunt the Zoo! Along the trail, candy will be distributed at 13 candy locations and families can discover 20 themed booths, perfect for unique photo opportunities. Haunt the Zoo is held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; zoo admission and official Haunt the Zoo bags are required to participate. Families can also bundle experiences such as Haunt the Zoo and BRICKLIVE.
Welcome fall with the whole family at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame’s Fall Y’all celebration. Enjoy games, art activities, crafts and story time, plus a special movie night on Saturday. Activities vary each day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Museum admission is free throughout the day.
Fairytales come to life on a fun, not-scary trail filled with life-size scenes from classic storybooks at Spring Creek Park. Activities include story time, carnival games, hay rides and a campfire for roasting hot dogs and s’mores (available for purchase). Tickets are $12 per child and $5 per adult and must be purchased in advance. The trail is open nightly from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Tinkerfest is a FREE celebration of curiosity and creativity. Families can get hands-on with a variety of activities from using raw materials and tools to launching rockets and exploring art, plus numerous crafting and building options.
Join OKC Parks and Recreation for a spot of tea during a brand-new, interactive garden tea party at the Ed Lycan Conservatory, the crown jewel of the gardens. There will be sing-a-longs and photo opportunities with princesses! Pre-registration is required and will close on Sept. 30 at noon. Tickets are $25 per parent/child couple and $10 for each additional child.
Yukon’s Chisholm Trail Festival
Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mollie Spencer Farm, 1001 Garth Brooks Blvd, Yukon
Celebrate the famous Chisholm Trail at the annual Chisholm Trail Festival, where history and family fun collide. Watch living history enactors, Civil War demonstrations, gunfights, live entertainment and more. Kids can enjoy crafts, pony rides, a Kids Korral and a petting zoo. Admission and parking are free.
Tentober Family Camping Weekend
Mitch Park, 2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond
Edmond Parks and Recreation invites families to enjoy an evening in Edmond’s backyard during their annual Tentober Family Camping Weekend at Mitch Park. Activities include campfires, s’mores, fishing, kayaking, a mountain bike course and more. Registration is $60 and includes a tent for 4-6 people, plus dinner and breakfast. Additional tents are available for $30.
Family Discovery Series concerts are geared to excite and engage children of all ages. This October, the Philharmonia Fantastique explores the making of the orchestra with a short film, and OKC Phil will perform the soundtrack live. Preconcert fun includes an instrument playground, crafts, dance and games. Single concert tickets are $9 and a three-concert subscription is $24.
Haunt the Harn at Harn Homestead
Oct. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
1721 N Lincoln Blvd, OKC
Get your tickets early for this popular outdoor trick-or-treating event. Old-fashioned games and crafts add to the fun. Friendly costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Find more details on Harn Homestead’s social media.
Steampunk Festival at The Cowboy
Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St, OKC
Fun and fantasy abound at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, especially during the Steampunk Festival, the museum’s fall celebration. Create your own Steampunk accessories and explore a Design-a-Robot maker space, while supplies last. Then, try your hand at fast-draw target practice, look out for a penny-farthing and learn a dance or two. Activities are free with museum admission. In addition, families can enjoy special activities at the museum during Fall Break: drop in Oct. 10-14 to create your own masterpieces from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Explore Scissortail Park at your leisure on an Enchanted Treat Trail that follows the tale of Hansel and Gretel. Magical activities will happen throughout the park. Admission is $10 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. Kids ages 2 & under are free.
Yukon’s Jackie Cooper Gym comes alive with fall festivities, featuring more than 40 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. Admission to the craft festival is free.
For even more fall fun, check out our fall guides filled with family-friendly things to do this fall in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, Moore, Yukon and beyond.