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 in OKC and beyond 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 is generously sponsored by Arcadia Lake. Their annual Storybook Forest event kicks off Oct. 23 and continues through Oct. 30, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Enjoy a fun, not-scary trail filled with roaming characters and lots of treats. Families can also go on a hayride, play carnival-style games, roast marshmallows over a campfire and warm up with hot chocolate while listening to a story. Tickets are $12 per trick-or-treater on weekdays and $15 on weekends. Save $2 by purchasing tickets before Oct. 23. Buy your advanced tickets at any of the Lake Fee Collection Stations or at the MAC building at Mitch Park.
(This guide was last updated Oct. 18, 2019. 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. 21 – Oct. 27
Pumpkin Patch at Kenny Farms (205562 E County Rd 40, Woodward) features pumpkins, a petting farm, corn pit, pony rides, pumpkin barrel train, pumpkin sling shots, pedal cars, yard games, bounce house, tractor play set and more. Admission is $10. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. Kiddie Days offer half price admission on Tuesdays & Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 714-3453
Sept. 21 – Nov. 2
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! $8-$12. Tuesday & Wednesday, by appointment only; Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. 580-716-3608
Sept. 28 – Nov. 3
Chester’s Pumpkin Patch at Chester’s Party Barn & Farm (5201 Cimarron Rd, Piedmont) features a petting zoo, giant slide, pony rides, hay rides, 3-acre mystery maze, games and more. Admission includes one pumpkin per paid guest while supplies last. Annual memberships are available. Ages 1-10, $10; ages 11 – 64, $6. Infants 11 months & under and seniors ages 65 & older are free. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. 373-1595
Weekly in October
RIVERSCREAM & The Splice at RIVERSPORT Adventures (800 Riversport Dr). Zombies have taken over RIVERSPORT Adventures. Climb the six stories of the SandRidge Sky Trail, maneuvering around obstacles and dodging zombies. The Splice is Oklahoma City’s newest, most terrifying haunted attraction, presented by The Sanctuary. Prices vary. Fridays & Saturdays, 8 – 11 p.m. Also open on Halloween night.
Oct. 11 – 27
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. Visitors can enjoy riding the Pumpkinville Express Train on Saturdays and Sundays, paint a pumpkin, twirl around on Mo’s Carousel, explore harvest-themed vendors and other activities. Members, FREE; non-members, $8. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Oct. 14 – 19
FREE Fall Y’all Family Fun at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1400 Classen Dr) features fun activities for the whole family including story time, crafts, movies, Oklahoma Hall of Famers and special activities with community partners. Each day has a special themed planned. 10:30 a.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, story time and a campfire for roasting marshmallows. Weekdays, $12; weekends, $15. 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 24 – 26
Boo on Bell in Downtown Shawnee (Main St & Bell Ave, Shawnee) features trick-or-treating, live music, costume contests, family activities, parade and more. Free to attend; participation prices vary. 6 – 10 p.m.
Scary Tales at the Henry Overholser Mansion (405 NW 15th St). Visitors will hear spooky stories about Oklahoma history and get a rare glimpse inside the Overholser Mansion after dark. 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.
FREE Itty-Bitty Dance Party at the Midwest City Library (8143 E Reno Ave) features a dance party for kids ages 1 – 5. 10 – 11 a.m.
FREE Urban Legends: Fact Or Fiction at the Norman East Library (3051 Alameda St, Norman). Learn more about Urban Legends and use critical thinking to debunk some famous myths. For ages 12 & up. 5-6:30pm.
FREE Fall Festival at the Church of the Servant (14343 N MacArthur) features trunk-or-treat activities, carnival games, inflatables, face painting, balloon animals, a cake walk, a bake sale and more. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display. Dress up encouraged, but no scary costumes please. In case of rain, all activities will move indoors. 6 – 8 p.m.
Pumpkinville Party at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features food, drink, dancing, a costume contest, a DJ, lawn games, spiked cider tastings for adults and complimentary samples of delicious fall desserts from our participating vendors. All ages welcome. Member, $10; nonmember, $12. 6 – 8 p.m.
Halloween Forensic Night at SKELETONS Museum of Osteology (10301 S Sunnylane Rd). Explore what law enforcement, doctors and anthropologists can learn by examining human skeletons and enjoy some Halloween sweets & treats. Costumes encouraged. Best suited for ages 16 & up. $35, 6 – 8 p.m.
FREE Not-Too-Spooky Halloween Party at Unpluggits Paint & Play (575 Enterprise Dr, Edmond) features games, crafts, face painting and more. The event will be in partnership with Mad Science. Food trucks will also be on site. Wear your costume and be entered into a drawing. 6 – 9 p.m.
FREE 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.
FREE Not-Too-Spooky Halloween Block Party at Unpluggits Paint & Play (575 Enterprise Dr, Edmond) features games, crafts, face painting and more. The event will be in partnership with Mad Science. Food trucks will also be on site. Wear your costume and be entered into a drawing. 6 – 9 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. 25 & 26
Edmond Historic Ghost Tours in Downtown Edmond (19 N Broadway, Edmond) features 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. Other activities include horse drawn wagon rides and s’mores. $7; kids (10 & under), free. 6 – 8 p.m.
Ghost Stories at the Hunter’s Home (19479 E Murrell Home Rd, Park Hill) features storytellers in period costume sharing tales about the Murrell Home and the Cherokee Nation. Sessions will begin every 15 minutes. Best suited for kids ages 8 and older. Preregister; space is limited. $10. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 25 – 31
HallowMarine at the Oklahoma Aquarium (300 Aquarium Dr, Jenks) features an indoor trick-or-treat trail, a sweet and spooky play area with age-appropriate games, candy and prizes. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes. Kids (ages 3 – 12), $11; adults $15; 2 & under, free. 6:30 – 9 p.m.
FREE Spooktacular in Downtown El Reno (Main Street, El Reno) features a costume parade, trick or treating, prizes and more. Parade, 10 a.m.; trick or treating, 11 a.m. – noon.
Turn the Town Upside Down at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St) Prosperity Junction welcomes friends to a transformed town! Families can sample sarsaparilla in the Silver Dollar Saloon, create a spooky woven matt, make a lantern, color a trick-or-treat bag and more. Costumes encouraged. Costumes encouraged. $5; members, free. 10 a.m.- 2 p.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.
Halloween on the Green at Will Rogers Gardens (3400 NW 36th St) features a trick-or-treat trail, a sugar skull craft, face painting and more. Preregister. All ages welcome. $5. 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.
FREE Spooktacular Saturday at the Southern Oaks Library (6900 S Walker Ave) features a Halloween costume contest and fun activities. Preregister. Best suited for 9 & under. 10:30 a.m. – noon.
FREE Saturday Spooktacular at the Norman East Library (3051 Alameda St, Norman) features warm cider, family-friendly Halloween movies and spooky crafts. Costumes welcome. Preregister.10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Gypsy Glam Roadshow Fall Festival at Eldon Lyon Park (7400 NW 36th St, Bethany) features food trucks, trick or treating, face painting, a pooch parade, art activities, pumpkin decoring and more. This event is kid and pet-friendly. Free to attend. 11 a.m. – 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, to celebrate El Dia de los Muertos. Preregister. All supplies provided. For ages 12 & up. 2 – 3 p.m.
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; carnival tickets available for purchase. 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Spooky Pooch Parade at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features spooky music, pet booths and a parade of pooches. Preregister. Members, $5 per dog; nonmembers, $10 per dog. 3 – 4 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at Casady Square (9207 N Penn Ave) features truck or treating with area merchants in costume handing out candy and other giveaways. 3 – 5 p.m.
Spooksville at the Yukon Community Center (2200 S Holly Ave, Yukon) features a dog costume contest, kids costume contest, carnival area with games, clowns, magicians and lots of treats. Costumes encourages. Kids, $3; adults, free. 3 – 6 p.m.
Howloween Block Party at 9th Street Barking Lot: An Urban Dog Daycare (26 NE 9th St) features a festive, pet-friendly block party with treats for dogs, candy for the kids, doggie costume contest, photo booth, games and more. Free to attend. 3 – 7 p.m.
FREE Haunt Old Town in Moore (Broadway Ave, Moore) features trick or treating, food trucks, inflatables, games, music & candy. 4 – 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 – 8 p.m.
Historic Spirit Tours at the Historic Fort Reno (7107 W Cheyenne St, El Reno) features a tour of the fort. Hear stories of the restless spirits and how they align with some unsolved mysteries. It’s a spooky, fun and education evening with a special trick-or-treat night (Oct. 12 only). Preregister. Adults, $15; seniors, $14; kids, $7. 7 – 10 p.m.
Spook and Roll Halloween Party at Skate Galaxy (5800 NW 36th St) features a costume contest with prizes, games, festive decorations, music and more. Costumes encouraged. All ages welcome. $10; 1 – 5 p.m; $15, 7 p.m. – midnight.
Oct. 26 & 27
Halloween Train at the Oklahoma Railway Museum (3400 NE Grand Blvd) features a Halloween train ride, moon bounce, miniature golf, and treat for the kids. Smiley O’Riley from Dental Depot will be handing out goodie bags to all of the children. Costumes encouraged. 13 & up, $13-$15, kids (3-12), $5; kids (under 3), free. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Cheers & Beers Festival at Legacy Park (1898 Legacy Park Dr, Norman) features a variety of local breweries and wineries, live music from Banana Seat and Spinster and more as well as a costume contest, yard games, Bricks 4 Kidz, face painting and more. Free to attend; tastings, $25. Noon – 4:30 p.m.
Fun-O-Ween at Main Event Entertainment (1441 W Memorial Rd) features a costume contest with the chance to win laser tag for a year, trick-or-treating stations, FREE face painting and more. 1 – 4 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 Magic Lantern Celebration in the Paseo Arts District (Paseo Ave) features Children of all ages are invited to “come as they are” and transform themselves with the help of local artists and then join in on a costume parade on the labyrinth painted on the street. All children must be accompanied by adults.Costume making, 3 – 5:30 p.m; costume spin, 5:45 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 welcome. 3 – 5 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at Crown Heights Christian Church (4020 N Western Ave) features trunk or treating, bounce houses, treat walk, candy and more. 5 – 6:30 p.m.
FREE Fall Festival at Nichols Hills United Methodist Church (1212 Bedford Dr, Nichols Hills) features a chili cook-off, hay rides, games, s’mores and more. 5 – 7 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at First Baptist Church of Yukon (15 6th St, Yukon) features games, candy, free food, a cake walk, pony rides and more. 5 – 7 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at Regency Park Baptist Church (2001 N Janeway, Moore) features trunk or treating, games, inflatables, popcorn and cotton candy. 5 – 7 p.m.
FREE Fall Fun Festival at Southgate Baptist Church (740 SW 4th St, Moore) features games, candy, prizes, inflatables, a cake walk and more. Costumes encouraged. Activities held indoors. 5:30 – 7 p.m.
FREE Destiny Fun Fest at Destiny Christian Center (3801 SE 29th St) features inflatables, costume contests, music, family photo opportunities and trunk or treating with tons of candy and carnival games. Concessions will be available for minimal cost. In case of rain, all activities will move indoors. 5:30 – 8 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at Lake Overholser Church of the Nazarene (3900 E Overholser Dr, Bethany) features decorated cars, candy, inflatables, popcorn, hot chocolate and apple cider. All ages welcome. 6 – 8 p.m.
FREE Fall Festival at First Southern Kids Ministry (6400 S Sooner Rd) features carnival-style games, mazesm inflatables, petting zoo and food. Costumes encouraged. Activities held indoors. 6 – 8 p.m.
FREE Halloween Toddler Dance at Southern Oaks Library (6900 S Walker Ave) features dancing, singing and slightly spooky tunes. Costumes welcome. Preregister. For ages 5 & under. 10:30 – 11:30 a.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 Critter Fest at the Southwest Oklahoma City Zoo (2201 SW 134th St) features an amphibian, reptile and invertebrate exploration with the Oklahoma City Herpetological and Invertebrate Society. See snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises, frogs, toads, salamanders, and all kinds of bugs. Costumes welcome. 5 – 6:30 p.m.
FREE Haunted House at the Capitol Hill Library (327 SW 27th St) features a creepy Haunted House, best suited for ages 10 & up. 5:30 – 7:30 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.
Spooktacular Halloween Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Edmond Historical Society & Museum (431 S Boulevard, Edmond) features crafts, games, story time and more. Costumes or pjs welcome. Preregister. $5 per stuffed animal. 6 – 8 p.m.
FREE Halloween Story Time at the Moore Library (225 S Howard Ave, Moore) features themed songs, stories, crafts, music and more. Costumes welcome. Best suited for ages 5 & under. 10 – 11 a.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at the J.D. McCarty Center (2002 E Robinson St, Norman) features cool cars, activities and candy. Costumes encouraged. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
FREE Itty Bitty Dress Up Dance Party at the Northwest Library (5600 NW 122nd St) features a dance party for toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers. Costumes welcome. 10 – 11 a.m.
FREE Halloween Story & Craft Time at the Edmond Library (10 S Boulevard, Edmond) features story time, games, music and crafts. Costumes welcome. 3 – 4:30 p.m.
FREE Mission: Explore NASA at the Belle Isle Library (5501 N Villa Ave). Make craters on the moon, build rockets and learn to make robots like they use at the Space station. This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. 4 – 5 p.m.
FREE Fall Festival of Treats at St. Luke’s Edmond (900 N Sooner Rd, Edmond) features inflatables, trunk-or-treating, candy and indoor/outdoor playgrounds. All ages welcome. 6 – 7:30 p.m.
FREE Fall Festival of Treats at St. Luke’s Edmond (900 N Sooner Rd, Edmond) features inflatables, trunk-or-treating, candy and indoor/outdoor playgrounds. All ages welcome. 6 – 7:30 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at Wickline Church (417 Mid-America Blvd, Midwest City) features trunk or treating, food and lots of candy. Activities will move indoor if rain. 6 – 7:30 p.m.
FREE Festifall at Southmoore Baptist Church (3801 S Broadway St, Moore) features games, prizes and hot dogs for the first 100 guests. Costumes welcome. 6 – 8 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at Christ’s Church of Yukon (620 Vandament Ave, Yukon) features trunk or treating, hot dogs and a chili cookoff. 6 – 8 p.m.
FREE Halloween 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. Please, no scary costumes. 6 – 8 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church (14700 N May Ave) features giant inflatalbes, dinner, candy, prizes for best costumes and trunk or treating. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
FREE Halloween Story Time & Play Time at the Belle Isle Library (5501 N Villa Ave) features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and more. Costume welcome. For ages 5 & up. 10 – 10:30 a.m.
FREE Spooktacular Storytime and Parade at the Downtown Library (300 Park Ave) features story time and a costume parade. Preregister. Best suited for age 5 & under. 10 – 11 a.m.
FREE Special Needs Trick or Treat City at the Nick Harroz Community Center (200 N Midwest Blvd, Midwest City) features trick or treating, play games and dress up for kids with special needs. Two sessions to choose from: 10:30 a.m. – noon & 1 – 2:30 p.m.
FREE Trick or Treat at The Shoppes at Northpark (122nd & N May) features trick or treating. Select stores will be handing out candy on Halloween. Costumes welcome. 3 -5:30 p.m.
FREE Haunt The Hill on Calle Dos Cinco (SW 25th St between Hudson & Robinson) features a costume contest and safe trick-or treating, games and goodies. 5 – 7 p.m.
FREE Community Haunted House at Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center (12716 Ne 36th St) features a free family-friendly haunted house, activities for all ages and candy. 5:30 – 7 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. A certified art instructor will be present. Costumes encouraged. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
FREE Cartoon Palooza Trunk or Treat at Edmond First Baptist Church (1300 E 33rd St, Edmond) features a family-friendly night of fall fun including carnival games, decorated tables and trick-or-treating. Costumes encouraged but not required. Activities held indoor if inclement weather occurs. 6 – 7:30 p.m.
FREE Fall Festival Hallelujah Night at the YMCA Lincoln Park Senior Center (4712 N Martin Luther King Blvd) features a safe, fun alternative for your kids with candy, games, a moon bounce, prizes, cakes, music, singing and more. Preregister to be eligible to win prizes. 6 – 8 p.m.
Bone Chilling Halloween Event at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology (10301 S Sunnylane Rd) features trick-or-treating stations, candy, raffles, games, owl pellet dissections and more. Costumes encouraged. $8; face painting & disection kits, $5. 6 – 9 p.m.
FREE Pumpkin Harvest Craft Festival at Dale Robertson Center (1200 Lakeshore Dr, Yukon) features a variety of vendors from across the state offering candles, wood crafts, needle work, home décor, holiday decorations and more. There will also be Indian Tacos for sale along with a bake sale with proceeds going towards Friends of the Park. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Native American Heritage Day at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Dr, Sulphur) features language demonstrations, social stickball games and cultural demonstrations from the Chickasaw and other Native tribes. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Orr’s Gourd Wild: Pumpkin Festival at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western Ave). Bring your old pumpkins to the farm to smash or destroy the unsold pumpkins at the farm in unique ways. Free with admission; $15.95. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
FREE Kids Take Over the Cowboy at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St). Make your own tipi and personalize it with symbols that are meaningful to you. For ages 4 – 12. Free for children and accompanying adults. Activities available while supplies last. 10 a.m. – noon.
FREE Día De Los Muertos event at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (555 Elm Ave, Norman) features family-friendly activities including make-your-own ofrenda, sugar skull masks and papel picada decorations. Attendees can also visit the Menagerie installation and enjoy light refreshments to celebrate Latin American culture. 1 – 4 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.
The following events have already happening in 2019:
Sept. 4 – 7
Pottawatomie County Free Fair at Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center (1700 W Independence, Shawnee) features livestock competitions, arts and crafts, commercial vendor and educational booths, fair food, old-fashioned midway games, live entertainment and evening carnival rides. See website for complete schedule.
Sept 5 – 8
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.
FREE Deep Deuce Director’s Cut at the Deep Deuce Grill (320 NE 2nd St) features an outdoor screening of the beloved 1987 film, “The Princess Bride.” Guests are invited to come dressed as their favorite character. Attendees can also enjoy a photo booth, movie snacks and drinks. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. 8 p.m.
Sept. 6 & 7
FREE Bluegrass & Chili Festival at the Claremore Expo Center (400 S Veterans Pkwy, Claremore) features live music, the Mid America Regional Chili Cook-off, a car & tractor show, junior showcase, Kiddie Korral, shopping and more. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
FREE Western Days Festival at Mustang Town Center & Wild Horse Park (1201 N Mustang Rd, Mustang) features a parade, best-dressed cowboy and cowgirl contest, art show, gunfighters, coloring contest, games and activities at Wild Horse Park, corn hole tournament, live music and more. Most events are free to attend, 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.
Sept 6 – 8
Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center (6808 S 107th E Ave, Tulsa) features dozens of celebrities and industry professionals as well as live entertainment, gaming, exclusive Q&A sessions, movie screenings, anime, a kids’ zone and more. $34.95 and up; kids (10 & under), free. Friday, 4 – 9 p m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Piedmont Founders Day in Olde Town Piedmont (Piedmont & Jackon, Piedmont) features a parade, 5K, inflatables, kids’ obstacle course, train rides, pony rides, a petting zoo and more. Free to attend. 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE Midwest City Kiwanis Club Fishing Clinic at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (8700 E Reno Ave, Midwest City). Boys and girls ages 6 – 15 can learn how to cast, knot tying, outdoor ethics and more. A limited amount of poles will be available for use. 8 – 11 a.m.
FREE VegFestOKC at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features food demonstrations, wellness coaches, fitness tips and a tailgate party co-hosted by a local brewery. 9 a.m – 5 p.m.
FREE Saturday for Kids at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St). Many modern games have Native American roots. Explore traditional games like Game of Grace, ring toss and more. For ages 4 – 12. 10 a.m. – noon.
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.
Story Time with Author Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail at the 99s Museum of Women Pilots (4300 Amelia Earhart Dr, Ste A). Danielle will read her book Alis the Aviator: An ABC Aviation Adventure. Free with admission. Adults, $7; students, $4; kids (5 & under), free. 11 a.m.
DogFest Walk N’ Roll OKC at Earlywine Park (3033 SW 119th St) features a family-friendly, dog-friendly walk and festival benefiting Canine Companions for Independence. Activities include vendors, music and a short walk with your pooch. Free to attend; fundraising encouraged. Noon – 3 p.m.
Garden Tea Party at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a stroll around the Children’s Garden to observe the herbs that are growing, followed by an afternoon herbal tea, lemonade and a snack. Each participant will also be able to plant an herb seed to take home and grow for their next tea party. For ages 6 – 10. Members, $8; nonmembers, $10. 1 – 2 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. $20. 3 – 4:302
Sept 7 & 8
Grandparent’s Celebration at Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Dr, Sulphur) features a special celebration including discounts in the Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center, the Aachompa’ gift shops and the Aaimpa’ Cafe for grandparents. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.
Magical Monarch Migration at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). Learn about marvelous monarchs with crafts and games and find out about a few ways we can help them arrive safely in Mexico. Preregister. For ages 7 – 10. Members, $5; nonmembers, $6. 6 – 7 p.m.
Sept 12 – 16
Disney on Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party at Jim Norick Arena (333 Gordon Cooper Blvd) features a brand-new adventure starring popular characters, filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts. See website for performance times.
FREE Movie Night in the Park at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features an outdoor screening of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” Concessions available for purchase. Movie begins at dark.
Sept 13 & 14
FREE Harrah Day at Harrah Heritage Park (1374 N Church Ave, Harrah) features carnival rides, games, a parade, food, shopping, live music and fireworks. Free to attend; participation prices vary. Friday, 6 – 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sept. 13 & 14
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.
Sept. 13 – 15
Scotfest at the River West Festival Park (2100 S. Jackson Ave, Tulsa) features 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 (5 & under), free.
Sept. 13 – 16
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. See website for complete schedule of events.
FREE Harrah Day at Harrah Heritage Park (1374 N Church Ave, Harrah) features carnival rides and games, a parade, food and retail vendors, live music and fireworks show. Carnival & concert will run Friday, Sept. 13, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. & Saturday, Sept. 14, 9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
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.
Monarch Madness 5K & Festival at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) features a 5K & one-mile fun run benefiting local monarch butterfly conservation. The officially timed course simulating the epic journey monarchs take from Canada to Mexico with themed stops along the way. Festival activities include craft stations and more designed to educate Zoo guests about the decline of monarchs and to inspire them to take action to save them. Festival: free with admission; run: 5K, $30-$40; fun run, $25-$30. 7:30 a.m. – noon.
Monarch Butterfly Watch at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Dr, Sulphur) features hands-on outdoor classrooms, take-home crafts, games and more. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE See You Saturdays at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (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.
Super Saturdays at Sam Noble Museum (2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman) features animal-themed yoga, crafts, learning stations, scavenger hunts and more. Free with admission. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Patio Parties in the Uptown 23rd Street District (various locations) features live music, art, kids’ activities, beer gardens, tailgate parties and more. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 4 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 – 10:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 – 22
Oklahoma State Fair at State Fair Park (3001 General Pershing Blvd) features fair food, midway games and rides, five exhibit halls, concerts, livestock competitions and more. Adults, $12; kids (6-11), $6; kids (5 & under), free. See website for complete schedule.
Sept 13 & 20
FREE Monarch Tagging Walk-Ups at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). Take part in a quick demonstration about how and why Monarchs are tagged at the Gardens. Fridays, 2 – 3 p.m.
Sept. 20 – Oct. 13
Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch at the WINGS: A Special Needs Community (13700 N Eastern, Edmond) features pumpkins, pony rides, a pumpkin train, hay rides, hay slide, corn maze, bounce houses, games and more. $5; kids (2 & under), free. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 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. 5 – 10 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) features a 5K & one-mile fun run benefiting local monarch butterfly conservation. Festival activities will include craft stations and other fun activities designed to educate Zoo guests about the decline of monarchs. Festival: free with admission; run: 5K, $30-$40; fun run, $25-$30. 7:30 a.m. – noon.
FREE Aviation Festival at the OU Westheimer Airport (1700 Lexington, Norman) features aircraft displays, workshops, R/C model aircrafts in action, a children’s activities area sponsored by Sooner Flight Academy and tours of the control tower. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FREE Oklahoma Book Festival in the Boathouse District (732 Riversport Dr) features authors, illustrators, presentations, panel discussions, live entertainment, book vendors, costumed characters, story time and crafts for kids and more. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sprouting Chefs: Pumpkins and Apples and Fall at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). Learn about fall fruits and make a few easy and creative recipes using them, including how to spice up your pancakes. Preregister. For ages 5 & up. Members, $10; nonmembers, $12. 10 – 11 a.m.
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live at Chesapeake Energy Arena (100 W Reno Ave) features Hot Wheels™ Monster Trucks, the high-flying talents of freestyle motocross performers Josh Headford, Cody Elkins and Brody Wilson and the fan-favorite Megasaurus, a fire-breathing, car-eating, transforming robot. Adults, $25-$40; kids, $8. 12:30 & 7:30 p.m.
FREE Big Wheel Nationals at Moore’s Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features Kids ages 4 to 8 years old can test their pedal speeds and race on a sponsored Big Wheel. Spectators and racers can also enjoy inflatables, giveaways, food trucks and more. Preregister. For ages 4 – 8. 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Family Fun Night at Kickingbird Golf Club (1600 E Danforth Rd, Edmond). Play 9-holes with the family with special junior tees set up and put around on the FREE putting course. $8 green fee; $8 carts. 5 p.m.
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. 5 – 10 p.m.
Historic Spirit Tour at Fort El Reno (7107 W Cheyenne St, El Reno) features a lantern-lit tour to 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. Adults, $15; seniors, $14; kids, $7. 6 – 10 p.m.
Camp Out OKC at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). The Devon Lawn will be transformed into an urban campground for families. Learn camping basics and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including an outdoor showing of The Jungle Book, s’more making and ghost stories. Reservations include breakfast. Space is limited, preregister. $65 per family of 4 plus $10 per additional person. 6 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Uptown Fun(5)K in the historic Mesta Park and Heritage Hills Neighborhoods (various locations) features fun run through the tree-lined streets. Benefits the Uptown 23rd District Association. $30 & up. 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Mesta Festa at Perle Mesta Park (NW 18th & Shartel) features a beer and wine garden, outdoor games, arts and crafts, live music and dance performances, sand volleyball, local artists and pop-up shopping booths, as well as food trucks. Benefits the Mesta Park Neighborhood Association. Free to attend. Noon – 6 p.m.
Studio Sunday at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features an art-making time for families inspired by the museum’s collections, exhibitions and special occasions. All ages welcome, no registration required. Free with admission. 1 – 4 p.m.
Sept. 25 – 28
National Cavalry Competition at Historic Fort Reno (7107 W Cheyenne St, El Reno) features competitions including mounted saber and pistol courses, wagons and unit demonstration with a final Pass in Review on Saturday. Adults, $8; kids, $5; seniors & military, $7. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Homeschool Day at the 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse (124 E 2nd St, Edmond). Experience a day in the life of an early Edmond student. Preregister. $5. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sept 26 – Oct 6
Tulsa State Fair at Expo Square (4145 E 21st St, Tulsa) features family entertainment including 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. See website for hours of operation.
Sept. 26 – Oct. 6
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 a ride with Thomas, the railway controller Sir Topham Hatt, authentic engines, model trains, photo opportunities, a bounce house, live music, miniature golf and more. Friday, $16; Saturday & Sunday, $18; Children (2 & under), free. Friday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sept. 27 – 29
FREE International Festival at Elmer Thomas Park (3rd & NW Ferris, Lawton) features concerts, food, children’s activities, demonstration artists, a parade, vendors & multi-cultural entertainment. Friday, 5 – 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.
FREE Tinkerfest at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl) features makers, artists, crafters, engineers, and educators to showcase how their diverse skills converge. Guests of all ages will have the opportunity to get hands-on with a variety of activities. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wings Over Weatherford at the Stafford Air & Space Museum (3000 Logan Rd, Weatherford) features historic aircraft flights, a kids’ zone and food trucks. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet pilots, tour select aircraft and more. Museum admission is included. Flights in historical bombers and biplanes will be available for purchase during event. Adults, $5; kids (12&under), $3; members, free. 10 a.m. -4 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. Free to attend. 11 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 more. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
India Food Festival at the Multipurpose Pavilion & Amphitheater at Moore’s Central Park (700 S Broadway Ave, Moore) features a celebration of food, dance, art and tourism from the country of India. Attendees can enjoy foods from a variety of vendors from different regions of India, face painting, balloon twisting, mehandi, jewelry sales and more. Free to attend. 3 – 9 p.m.
Sept. 28 & 29
FREE Oklahoma Wildlife Expo at Lazy E Arena (9600 Lazy E Dr, Guthrie) features a variety of activities to celebrate our state’s natural diversity and opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and newcomers. Learn about camping, shooting sports, fishing, bird watching, mountain biking and more. All ages welcome. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Grape Stomp Festival at the Canadian River Vineyards & Winery (7050 Slaugtherville Rd, Slaughterville) features family-friendly activities, wine tastings, a grape stomp, live music and shopping.. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mesta Festa at Perle Mesta Park (NW 18th & Shartel Ave) features a beer and wine garden, outdoor games, arts and crafts, live music and dance performances, sand volleyball, local artists and pop-up shopping booths, as well as food trucks. Benefit the Mesta Park Neighborhood Association. Free to attend. Noon – 6 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. 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 – 6
Pumpkin Drive at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St). Bring a pumpkin larger than your head and receive FREE same-day admission to the Zoo. The donated pumpkins will be used to decorate the Haunt the Zoo trail. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Oct. 3 – 5
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.
EdFest at the Downtown Edmond Festival Marketplace (26 W 1st St, Edmond) features food trucks, local breweries and live music. Activities for kids include inflatables, face painting by Silly Lily, balloon animals, temporary tattoos, carnival games, character photos and more. Free to attend; kids zone wristbands, $5. 6 – 10 p.m.
Oct. 4 – 6
Antique Agriculture Festival at Hunter’s Home (19479 E Murrell Home Rd, Park Hill) features nineteenth-century agriculture and heritage farming on a historic 1850s farm. Enjoy demonstrations, entertainment, food, shopping, and more. Adults, $7; students, $4; kids (5 & under), free. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 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 face painting, storytelling, inflatables and more. Free to attend. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 4 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 and music. $16, meal included. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 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, food trucks and a beer garden. Friday, 5 – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday 7 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; State license required for anyone 16 & older. Regular fishing regulations apply.
Down Syndrome Festival & 5K at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features a 5k and an Awareness Walk as well as games, inflatables, a petting zoo, an animal exhibit and more. 5K, $35/person & up; festival & awareness walk, free. 8 a.m. – noon.
Oklahoma Czech Festival at Yukon Czech Hall (205 N Czech Hall Rd, Yukon) features a parade, live music, dancing, carnival rides, a petting zoo, Czech foods and a craft show. Free to attend. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pioneer Library System Touch-a-Truck at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds (615 E Robinson St). 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. $2 suggested donation per child. Benefits the PLS Cleveland County locations. Quiet hour: 9 – 10 a.m.; engines on, 10 a.m. – noon.
FREE Old Settler’s Day in Downtown Perkins (Main St, Perkins) features a parade, vendor alley, kids zone, baking contest and auction, hot dog eating contest, safari petting zoo and plenty of entertainment. 9 a.m. – 1 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.
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.
FREE Saturdays for Kids at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (1700 NE 63rd St). Put on your favorite cowboy gear and join in on stick horse barrel races, roping and more at the Little Buckaroos Round-Up. 10 a.m. – noon.
FREE Fall Festival at First Presbyterian Church (1001 NW 25th St) features pumpkin carving, chili cook-off, arts & crafts, exotic animals, games, inflatables, hot dogs, chips, popcorn, storytelling and more. This is a free event open to the public and is a pet-friendly event. All ages welcome. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
WANDERLUST Pop-Up Shops at Wheeler Ferris Wheel (701 W Sheridan Ave) features an outdoor market with artists, hand-crafted artisans, boutiques and local businesses offering re-purposed, vintage and unique products. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mid-America Street Fest at Charles J. Johnson Central Park & Town Center Plaza (SE 29th St. and Mid-America Blvd, Midwest City) features live music from local bands, food trucks, carnival rides and games, pony rides, a petting zoo, art show, crafts and more. Free to attend. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FREE Santa Fe Homecomeing Event at Pottawatomie County Oklahoma Museum & Historical Society & Shawnee Regional Airport (614 E Main St, Shawnee) features model trains, a real engine on the tracks, vintage automobiles, stagecoach rides, a petting zoo and more. The Indian Territory Regulator gunfighters will perform at Centennial Park in front of the depot. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
FREE Let’s Get Midwest City Moving Free 5K Walk/Run 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. 1 – 6 p.m.
FREE Pumpkin Princess Pageant at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western Ave). Little princesses ages 2 – 10 years old can come 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, but may influence the judge’s final decision. 2 – 4 p.m.
Not So Spooky Spectacular at the Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center (3400 NW 36th St) features special appearances and performances by Jack, Sally, The Sanderson Sisters and more. Attendees can enjoy a dance, character meet & greets, refreshments, trick-or-treat stations, crafts and carnival games. For ages 4-12. $45 (1 adult, 1 kid); kids (1 & under), free. 2 – 4 p.m.
Little Sapling Series at the Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) features songs, games and interactive fun to learn about nature. For ages 2 – 5. Members, $3; nonmembers, $4. 10-11am. Also held: Oct. 22.
Fishing 101 at Mitch Park Pond (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features an introduction to pond fishing including how to set up tackle, bait a hook and more. Preregister. For ages 8 & up. $20. 5:30 – 7 p.m.
3D Archery at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond). Learn how to shoot a compound safely at 3D targets from varying heights and distances. Preregister. For ages 8 & up. $8. 5:30 – 7 p.m.
FREE Monster Makeup at Southern Oaks Library (6900 S Walker Ave). Learn how to create creepy scars and wounds with makeup, liquid latex and common household supplies. Preregister. For ages 12 – 18. 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Oct. 10 – 12
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. Thursday, 6 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.
Sensory Night at Pumpkinville at the Myriad Garden’s Children Garden (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. $10; adults, free. 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 11 & 12
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 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.
Uptown 23rd Patio Parties in the Uptown 23rd Street District (various locations) features programming and discounts from local businesses, children’s activities, tailgate parties, live music and more. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
FREE Fire Building & Camp Fire Cooking at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond). Learn how to build a fire and some basic campfire dishes. All supplies provided. Preregister. For ages 8 & up. 5:30 – 7 p.m.
FREE Prague Pumpkin Festival in Downtown Prague (Main Street, Prague) features pumpkin decorating, local entertainment, pie eating contest, a kids’s craft area, clowns, a health fair, games, inflatables and more. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FREE Paranormal Fest at the Downtown Library (300 Park Ave). Learn about all things paranormal with presentations by our guest experts. Take part in a variety of activities. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mummy & Son Costume Party at the MAC at Mitch Park (2733 Marilyn Williams Dr, Edmond) features a night of dancing, games, snack food and a costume contest. Preregister. For ages 4 – 12 and a caregiver. $30 per couple, $10 each additional boy. 5 – 8 p.m.
Girls Day Out at OKC Farmers Market (311 S Klein Ave) features a day of shopping at the OKC Farmers Market with local vendors of handmade items and boutiques. Cash bar available. Benefits Infant Crisis Services. $5, kids (12 & under), free. Noon – 5:30 p.m.
MetroFamily’s Cover Kids Search at Park House Event Center (301 W Reno Ave). MetroFamily is searching for local kids with big smiles and bright personalities to grace our 2020 covers! The first 100 entering families in the project will receive a swag bag AND tickets to visit Pumpkinville, a $26 value for a family of four. $25 per entry, not to exceed $50 per family. 1 – 4 p.m.
OKC Energy Vs Rio Grande Valley FC at Taft Stadium (2501 N May Ave). ttendees can enjoy a variety of fanfare including an autograph session following the game. Kids 12 & under eat free. $11 & up. 6 p.m
FREE Halloween Town at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center (1700 W Indpendence St, Shawnee) features an indoor, trick-or-treating event with a pumpkin carving contest, inflatables, photo booth and more. Costumes welcome. All ages welcome. 4 – 8 p.m.
Basic Kayaking at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond). Learn the basic of kayaking. Preregister. For ages 8 & up. $6. 5:30 – 7 p.m.
FREE TLC (Touch, Learn, Create) – Pumpkins at the Southwest Oklahoma City Library (2201 SW 134th St) features themed sensory activity stations for kids ages 2 – 6. 10 – 11:30 a.m.
FREE Planter Pumpkins at the Moore Library (225 S Howard Ave, Moore). Participants will learn how to transform their pumpkins into biodegradable fall planters. Preregister. All supplies provided. 6 – 7 p.m.
Oct 17 – 20
Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa at River West Festival Park (2100 S Jackson Ave, Tulsa) features German bands, authentic European foods, arts & crafters, carnival and fun activities for the entire family. Adults, $7-$10; kids (12 & under), free. See website for schedule of events.
Oct. 17, 18 & 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, foil and more. Free with admission. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pumpkin Chomp & Stomp at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) features a Halloween-themed animal enrichment event. Free with admission. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Family Fall Dance at the Del City Community Center (4505 SE 15th St, Del City) features music, light refreshments, photo opportunities, giveaways, a candy bar buffet full of sweets and more. Family friendly costumes are welcome. $5 in advance, $10 at the door. 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Moonlight Masquerade Family Dance at 12th Ave Recreation Center (1701 12th Ave NE, Norman) features a live DJ, haunted house, pumpkin patch and more. Costumes encouraged and refreshments are included. Preregister. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $10. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Trail of Fears at Little River Park (700 SW 4th St, Moore) features a haunted trail through the woods of Little River Park with terror lurking around each corner. Best suited for kids 12 and up. Ages 11 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $5. 8 – 11 p.m.
Oct. 18 – 20
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.
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. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 5 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.
Industry Flea in Midtown (10th & Hudson Ave) features an open-air market with food trucks, live music and a variety of artisans and shops offering vintage clothing, furniture, art, locally-made food and more. Free to attend. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
FREE Fall Crafts At Warr Acres Library (5901 NW 63rd St, Warr Acres) features a come-&-go craft time to create fall-themed masterpieces. All ages welcome. 10:30am-12:30pm.
FREE Fall Festival at Ralph Ellison Library (2000 NE 23rd St) features a festival of learning and literary delights. Costumes welcome. 1 – 4 p.m.
FREE Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls at the Norman West Library (300 Norman Center Ct, Norman) features hand decorated ceramic skull. All materials will be provided. Preregister. 2 – 4 p.m.
FREE Midtown Walkabout (various locations) features specials, discounts, in-store activities and giveaways at area merchants as well as face painting, live art, kids’ crafts, a photo booth and more. 2 – 6 p.m.
Oct. 19 & 20
Haunt the Zoo at the Oklahoma City Zoo (2101 NE 50th St) features photo opportunities, fantasy-themed booths to trick-or-treat and more. 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. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Also held: Oct. 26 & 27.
Tenttober at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features a park camping event benefiting The Pine Pantry Food Bank. Enjoy fishing, outdoor games, story time, s’mores, dinner and an outdoor movie. Donation of money, canned goods and household items will be accepted during the event. Preregister, space is limited. $70 per campsite (includes food). 4 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 SONIC Drive-in Family Day at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (415 Couch Dr) features free Museum admission to the galleries and can take part in fun art-making activities. Noon – 5 p.m.
FREE Open Streets OKC in South Oklahoma City (S Robinson Ave) features local food trucks and wellness 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 – 5 p.m.
Fall Harvest Fest at Delmar Gardens (1225 SW 2nd St) features a community chili cook-off, live music, yard games, pumpkin carving, DIY caramel apple “nachos” and a pop-up farmers market. Money raised benefits OKC Beautiful programs. For 21 & up. $35. 2 – 5 p.m.
“The Phantom Of The Opera” Kilgen Organ Performance at the Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr) features organist Bernie Anderson and a screening a 1929 restored version of “The Phantom of the Opera.” Members, $10; nonmembers, $20. 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Tasty Tuesday: Apple Tasting & Cider Press Walk-Up at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave). Learn about different types of apples and how they can be used. Each participant will then get the chance to taste each variety of apple and take home a recipe for a delicious autumn apple treat. Free with admission to Pumpkinville. 1 – 2 p.m.
FREE Mall-o- Ween at Penn Square Mall (1900 NW Expressway) features a Halloween-themed Disney Junior play date with fun activities and indoor trick-or-treating at participating retailers and a costume contest. Costumes are welcome but only during event hours. The first 100 attendees will also receive an exclusive collectable Character Card. 5 – 8 p.m.
FREE Trunk or Treat at CrossPointe Church (2601 24th Ave SE, Norman) features decorated trunks, candy and more. Costumes encouraged. 7 – 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 Harry Potter Night: Wizards Unite at the Warr Acres Library (5901 NW 63rd St, Warr Acres) features themed snacks, treasure hunts, crafts and games. All ages welcome. 5 – 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 Walker Hall at Oklahoma City University (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 stations, game areas and other fun activities. Those accompanying trick-or-treaters do not have to pay. $7 in advance, $10 at the gate. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
FREE Special Effects Makeup for Teens at the Southwest Oklahoma City Library (2201 SW 134th St). Explore the art of special effects and learn how to use makeup and simple household ingredients to create a costume or persona. For ages 12& up. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.