From Pumpkin Patches To Haunted Houses: Fun Fall/Halloween Activities In OK
OKLAHOMA CITY - It feels more and more like fall as temperatures begin to drop around the state. From pumpkin patches, haunted houses, to costume parties and music festivals, there are plenty of events around Oklahoma to get you into the fall and Halloween spirit.
Take a look. We have compiled a list of some of the most popular destinations around the state.
What better way to admire the changing of the seasons than taking a fall foliage tour? In Oklahoma, there are many routes you can take. TravelOK suggests the following:
9 Fall Foliage Routes
- Boiling Springs State Park. 207745 Boiling Springs Rd. in Woodward.
- Chickasaw National Recreation Area. 901 W 1st St., Sulphur.
- Great Salt Plains State Park. OK-38, Jet.
- Lake Murray State Park. Park Office: 13528 Scenic Hwy 779, Ardmore.
- Oologah Reservoir
- Osage Hills State Park. 2131 Osage Hill Park Road, Pawhuska.
- Red Rock Canyon State Park. 116 Red Rock Canyon Rd, Hinton.
- Robbers Cave State Park. 2300 Park Cabins Rd, Wilburton.
- Roman Nose State Park. 3236 OK-8A, Watonga.
Pumpkin pies, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin-scented candles, and who can forget carving a Jack-O-Lantern? No fall is complete without a pumpkin. You can pick out the perfect one at one of Oklahoma’s family-friendly pumpkin patches.
Many farms offer more than just picking up a pumpkin. They also have their own corn mazes.
Here are some of the most popular pumpkin patches in Oklahoma,
- Daze In A Maze near Enid, Oklahoma. Located 11 miles South of Covington on Highway 74 or two miles North of Highway 51 & 74 Junction.
- Orr Family Farm in Oklahoma City. 14400 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City.
- Chickasha Reding Farm. 614 Reding Road, Chickasha.
- Chester's Party Barn & Farm in Piedmont. 5201 Cimarron Rd NW, Piedmont.
- P Bar Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch. Rte 66, Hydro.
- Large Hay bale maze at at the Menagerie: Bradt's Mammals and More. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thurs., Fri. and Sat. nights for the flashlight maze.
Family-Friendly Halloween Attractions
For those with children, besides going trick-or-treating in your neighborhood, there are many attractions you and your family will all enjoy around the state.
- FrightFest at Frontier City in Oklahoma City. Oct. 2 - Oct. 31.
- Pumpkinville at Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City. Oct. 9 - Oct. 25
- OKC’s Halloween Parade & Costume Party. It takes place at 7 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 31. at Automobile Alley. The parade will have a more family-friendly feel this year with children invited to participate in the parade. Candy will be handed out by parade participants as they make their way down Automobile Alley.
- Boo On Bell in Shawnee. Central Oklahoma’s Largest Family Halloween Festival returns for its 17th year this October. The festival will begin on Thursday evening, October 22 and continue through Saturday, October 24.
- Storybook Forest at Arcadia Lake. Oct. 23 - Oct. 30
- Downtown Edmond Old Fashioned Fall Festival. 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Festival Marketplace, 30 West 1st Street, Edmond
- Magic Lantern Celebration on Paseo. 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Paseo Arts District NW 30th and Dewey.
- Haunt The OKC Zoo For Halloween. Oct. 26 –Oct. 31.
Halloween Festivals, Events, And Costume Parties
There are plenty of events around the state that will get you in the Halloween spirit. If you are looking for a place where you can show off your awesome Halloween costume and maybe earn a prize, here is a list of hot spots around the state.
- Elektrik Prairie Music Experience in Stillwater, featuring Carnage, Cazzette. Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31.
- Halloween Biker Bash in Sparks, Oklahoma. Oct. 22 – Oct. 25.
- Adult Haunt the River Cruise at the Oklahoma River. Departs Exchange Landing at 8 p.m. Saturdays (Oct 10 - Oct 31), Fridays (Oct. 23 & 30).
- Zombies Ball at Top Golf OKC. 9 p.m. to close, Oct. 30 & Oct. 31. There will be a costume and dance contest with live music provided by DJ Saad.
- Mad Scientist Costume Ball at Club One15 in Bricktown. Friday, Oct. 30. Said to be Oklahoma’s largest costume contest with a $3,000 prize, this event features special guests, including Rocking the Decks and The Rock-It Scientists.
- Zombie Burlesque at Dollhouse in Bricktown. Oct. 31. Featuring Halloween inspired performances, aerial shows, and costume contests with cash prizes.
- Spell Bound-Cosmopolitan Halloween Exclusive. At Cosmopolitan OKC in Bricktown. Oct. 29 through Oct. 31.
- Valley Of The Dolls at Coyote Ugly Saloon in Oklahoma City, featuring giveaways, cash costume contest prizes and more.
- Trick Or Treat Bash at Candy Nightclub in Bricktown, featuring costume contest with $1,000 cash prize.
Haunted House Attractions
For many, Halloween is not complete until you get scared by those "spooky creatures" inside haunted houses! Here are nine popular haunted house attractions around the state:
- The Sanctuary, located at 12101 N. I-35 Service Rd. Oklahoma City. According to Travel OK, The Sanctuary in Oklahoma City has a unique backstory and covers four stories with all kinds of incredible scenes.
- Bricktown Haunted Warehouse. 2 S. Mickey Mantle Drive. Open Nightly, October 21 – 31. Doors open at 7 p.m.
- Terror on 10th Street Haunted House. 2005 N.W. 10th Street.
- Trail Of Terror, 2701 W 10th St / E1060 Rd. in El Reno .
- KATT’s Haunted Forest October 1 – November 1 at 3501 N.E. 10th, Oklahoma City.
- Haunted Castle Halloween Festival at 3400 W Fern Mtn Rd. in Muskogee.
- Nightmare in the Country at 38368 S County Rd 195 in Woodward.
- Harvest Of Fear Haunted Maize at Reding Farm, 614 Reding Rd. in Chickasha
- Lexington Zombie Farm at 10101 144th St., Lexington.
These are just a few of the events and activities happening around the state. To see a full list, visit TravelOK.
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