2019 OKC Fall Fun Guide - MetroFamily Magazine
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2019 OKC Fall Fun Guide

By Arcadia Lake

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.

(This guide was last updated Aug. 28, 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 calendar@metrofamilymagazine.com)

 

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.

Sept. 6

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.

Sept. 7

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.

Sept 12

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. 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 & 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.

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. 14

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.

Sept. 15

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. 20 – Oct. 13

Fall Harvest 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.


Sept. 21

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.

Sept 22

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 the Historic Fort Reno (7107 W Cheyenne St, El Reno) features an equestrian competition including mounted saber and pistol courses, wagons and unit demonstrations. Adults, $8; kids, $5; seniors & military, $7. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sept 26

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. 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.

Sept. 21

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.

Sept. 22

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.

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.

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. 28

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.

Sept. 29

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.

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.

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. 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.

Oct. 4 – 6

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.

Oct. 5

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.

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.

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 Planes, Trains, & Automobiles at Pottawatomie County Oklahoma Museum & Historical Society & Shawnee Regional Airport (614 E Main St & 2202 Airport Dr, Shawnee) features a mini train rides, historical illustrations and enactments, live music, classic cars, motorcycles and tractors as well as carnival games, food trucks, helicopter rides and skydiving, a fly-in and living history demonstrations. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Oct. 5 – 21

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. 4

FREE EdFest at the Edmond Farmers’ Market Pavilion (25 W 3rd St, Edmond) features local local food trucks and breweries, live music and kids’ activities including inflatables, face painting, balloon animals, temporary tattoos, carnival games, character photos and more. Benefits Edmond Mobile Meals. Free to attend; wristbands, $5. 6 – 10 p.m.

Oct. 5

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 us for stick horse barrel races, roping, and more at the Little Buckaroos Round-Up. Activities available while supplies last. Free for children and accompanying adult. 10 a.m. – noon.

WANDERLUST Pop Up Shops at the Wheeler Ferris Wheel (1701 S Western Ave) features an outdoor market with artists, hand crafted artisans, boutiques and local businesses offering repurposed, 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 & Mid-America Blvd, Midwest City) features live music, food trucks, carnival rides, games, pony rides, a petting zoo, crafts and more. New this year, festivities will also include a Midwest ArtFest showcasing local artists. Free to attend; participation prices vary. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

FREE Planes, Trains & Automobiles at the Pottawatomie County Oklahoma Museum & Historical Society & Shawnee Regional Airport (614 E Main St, 2202 Airport Dr, Shawnee) features an air show, mini train rides, pony rides, petting zoo, historical illustrations and enactments, live music, classic cars, motorcycles and tractors and more. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Oct. 6

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.

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.

Oct. 12

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.

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.

Oct. 15 – 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. 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.

Oct. 19

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.

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.

Oct. 19

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.

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.

Oct. 20

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.


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 offers three days of Halloween fun. Activities include car show, live music, trick-or-treating, ghost tours, boo bingo, old-fashion carnival with rides and games, pet costume contest & more. Free to attend, participation prices vary. See website for detailed schedule.

Oct. 24

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.

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. $5 in advance or $7 at the gate. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Oct. 24 – 26

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.

Oct. 25

FREE Annual 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.

Oct. 26

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.

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.

Trick ORR Treat at the Farm at Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western Ave) features trick or treating in addition to the farm’s attractions. Costumes encouraged. Included with regular admission: $15.95.10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

FREE 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.

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.

Oct. 27

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.

Oct. 28

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.

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.
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.

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.