16 Must-Do Fall Festivities in Oklahoma

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October is just around the corner everyone! Fall in Oklahoma is one of the most beautiful places to be, so what can you do to celebrate? We’ve created a comprehensive list of the sixteen most-do fall festivities in Oklahoma that are affordable, family-friendly, and fun!

  1. Honobia Bigfoot Festival 
  • Date: Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7
  • Location: Honobia, Oklahoma
  • Admission: FREE

Listen to the great myths behind the legendary Bigfoot! Kal definitely might be there; he likes these kinds of soirees! This festival has plenty of fun fall activities including arts, crafts, archery booths, face painters, and street performers. This year, the festival will even be having helicopter rides for the very first time! The helicopter rides cost $20 per peron, 2 person minimum and 3 person max. Who knows if you might catch a glipse of Bigfoot Kal from the skies!

2. Robbers Cave Fall Festival 

  • Date: October 20-22
  • Location: Wilburton, OK
  • Admission: FREE

Celebrate the autumnal equinox at this enchanting festival! This year will be the 31st year for the festival’s operations and there’s always plenty to do there. There’s an abundance of delicious food, lively music playing, a carnival for the kids, and an amazing car show featuring sweet rides that are a blast from the past. Fun Fact: around 65 to 70 thousand people visit this fall festival every year over the three day-event.

3. Cordell’s Pumpkin Festival 

  • Date: Saturday, October 14
  • Location: Cordell, OK
  • Admission: FREE

If you’re wanting a great day of family-fun, this awesome festival is one of the best places to go! Begin your mornings with a pumpkin pancake breakfast and spend the rest of the day playing games, pumpkin carving, and watching the downtown costume parade!

4. Wewoka Sorghum Festival

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 28 from 8 am to 5 pm
  • Location: Wewoka, OK
  • Admission: FREE

This award-winning fall festival is known for its premier attractions that draw in thousands of visitors each year from around the U.S. Enjoy Indian Tacos, fresh fried pies and traditional Seminole foods including side meat and grape dumplings while listening to live music. It’s a treat the whole family can enjoy!

5. Boo on Bell Fall Festival 

  • Date: Oct. 19-21, 2017
  • Location: Shawnee, OK
  • Admission: FREE

“This annual fall festival in Shawnee celebrates the autumn season with family-friendly activities galore. There’s something for everybody at this festival from ghost stories and games to a car show and carnival rides.”

6. Halloween Festival at the Castle 

  • Date: Open Fridays and Saturdays, Saturday 29th – October 28th: 6 pm – 10pm
  • Location: Muskogee, OK
  • Admission: $15-$30

Celebrate Halloween a tad bit early this year! An ideal destination for the best costumes, guests can find “over 30 merchants, a collection of crafty creations, home decor and eccentric gifts.” The Castle offers complimentary parking and gate admission. There are 11 different haunt attractions that you can choose from that guests will have to purchase tickets for. You can check out the celebrations in the Village area, listen to Fireside tales near the Castle’s clocktower, and explore the scarier side of Castleton’s Haunted Village.

7. Trail of Fear Haunted Scream Park 

  • Date: Weekends in October + Halloween
  • Location: Lawton, OK
  • Admission: $15-$30, various activities ranging from $1-$3

If you’re looking for something to chill your bones, this attraction is the place to get it! This Scream Park is Oklahoma’s largest haunted attraction and has been ranked in the “top 31 haunted attractions in the USA.” Apart from getting so scared you’ll jump out of your skin, you can also participate in the many horrifying activities including the Trail of Fear Halloween Midway and see the magical powers of the great Ron Wilson. It’s definitely worth checking out!

8. Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival 

  • Date: October 5-7
  • Location: Guthrie, OK
  • Admission: $32-$86

“This fall music festival has been bringing great bluegrass, traditional, Western swing, Americana and other music to Guthrie since 1996. In addition to camping, jamming and all the great stage performances, festival-goers can enjoy workshops, chow down at the food trucks, shop for a new instrument or event shirt or hat in the merchandise tent, or bid for a fine instrument at the auction, where all proceeds go to youth scholarships.” You know where we’ll be to jam out!

9. Dogfest Walk n Roll 2017 

  • Date: Sunday, October 15th, 12 pm – 3pm
  • Location: Oklahoma City
  • Admission: FREE

Support a great cause this fall! “Dogfest OKC will include a 1.5 mile dog walk, followed by a celebration with dog and family-friendly activities. Enjoy this great festival with music, games, amazing dog demonstrations, graduate speakers, and more! Tails will definitely be wagging!”

10. Pumpkin Chomp & Stomp @ the Zoo 

  • Date: Friday, October 20th
  • Location: OKC Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City
  • Admission: TBA

OKC Zoopkeepers are putting on their chef hats this fall and letting their creative pumpkin juices flow, as they prepare “gourd” meat treats for the animals. Guests can enjoy Halloween-themed treats while having good fun with the animals! Admission and ticket prices are to be announced.

11. An Affair of the Heart 

  • Date: October 20-22, 2017
  • Location: Oklahoma State Fair Park – OKC
  • Admission: $8 per person

Preparing for the upcoming holiday season? This is the perfect one-stop shop to get everything you need! An Affair of the Heart is a show that includes quality arts, crafts, antiques, gourmet foods, and so much more from artisans, craftsman, and craft lovers from all over the world. It’s definitely a unique shopping experience if you’re wanting to find one-of-a-kind items this fall!

12. Brick or Treat in Bricktown 

  • Date: Tuesday, October 24, 4 pm – 7 pm
  • Location: Bricktown District in OKC
  • Admission: FREE

The Bricktown Association is hosting the fourth annual Brick-or-Treat this year! Parents/guardians are invited to bring their children to Bricktown for trick-or-treating at various businesses. After the event concludes, the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark will be open for a free showing of the movie Hocus Pocus. This is a great family-friendly fall activity if you’re wanting to celebrate the spooky season but are maintaining a budget as well. Did we mention that the showing of Hocus Pocus was free?  

13. Day of the Dead Festival

  • Date: Sunday, October 29 from 1 pm to 7 pm
  • Location: Plaza District – OKC
  • Admission: FREE

Celebrate Dia de Los Muertos at this beautiful fall festival in the Plaza District. Dress up in traditional attire and explore all of the food trucks, Hispanic artisans, face painters, music, traditional dance performances, live music, kids activities, a walking Catrina procession, and so much more.

14. Halloween Bash at Osteology Museum

  • Date: October 31, 2017 from 6 pm – 9 pm
  • Location: Museum of Osteology
  • Admission: $5

This spooky event features a scavenger hunt adventure, Halloween-themed games, creepy crafts and trick or treating. The whole family can enjoy all of these fun activities and explore the Museum’s beautiful collection of skeletons.

15. Final Heard on Hurd 

  • Date: October 21 from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Location: Downtown Edmond
  • Admission: FREE

Presented by Citizens Bank of Edmond, this event is a monthly street festival occurring every third Saturday from March through October. Enjoy delicious local food, live music from local talent and shop locally through downtown Edmond. This Heard on Hurd is the last one until March so be sure to stop there to check it out!

16. Activities at the Myriad Gardens 

  • Date: Throughout October 2017
  • Location: Myriad Botanical Gardens in OKC
  • Admission: Varies

The Myriad Botanical Gardens are an urban oasis filled with special gatherings and things to do. October is a very special time for the gardens: some of the events that are happening include Rumble Pumpkin CarvingPumpkinville, Autumn Wreath Making, and their annual Garden Monster Bash.

This is a great reference list of fun activities to do with your family this fall season. Admission/tickets to everything is affordable, some even free, and will create wonderful family memories.

What do you think of our list? What other activities would YOU do? Leave a comment below

 

Last modified: September 29, 2017

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