Monday, 2 October 2017

Fall Fun in OKC

Fall is officially here! And with any change of season comes holidays and activities. The OKC metro has so many wonderful opportunities to take in Autumn and enjoy the holidays. From picking out the perfect pumpkin, to festivals and trick-or-treating, we’ve got a wonderful guide to Fall Fun in OKC.

Pumpkin Fun

The Orr Family Farm located at 14400 S. Western Ave. is perfect for the family. Fall festivities include a pumpkin patch, hayrides, games, and a corn maze. Children even receive a free sugar pie pumpkin. Admission ranges from $10.50 to $34.50 and don’t forget to stay for the fireworks on Fridays and Saturdays.

Another pumpkin patch that is located further North is Chester’s at 5201 Cimarron Rd. in Piedmont. There are pumpkins to purchase for your home displays, places to take a family photo, or challenge yourself with their corn maze. Chester’s also has giant slides and pony rides. Admission ranges from free to $10.

Starting October 6th and running through October 22nd, more photo opportunities are at Pumpkinville. The beautifully decorated display at the Myriad Botanical Gardens will have over 16,000 pumpkins in this year’s attraction and it’s a sight to be seen. While Pumpkinville may not be a pumpkin patch, you can paint your own pumpkin for just $5 and there are daily activities.

Festival Fun

Fall in OKC is also the time for fun festivals celebrating traditions with the German and Czech cultures.
Oktoberfest is October 6th and 7th. The festival will be held at the OKC Farmers Public Market, 311 S. Klein Ave. Lively music for dancing, food trucks, and a large selection of American craft and Bavarian imported beers, make for a popular event.

Another celebration is the Czech festival in Yukon on October 7th. Get there early to grab a spot for the annual parade along Main Street. Then enjoy the traditional fare of sausages and kolaches in the Czech Building while being entertained by folk dancers and the best polka music in the state.

Costume Fun

Halloween for the entire family can be found at the OKC Zoo. Everyone can dress up and enjoy Haunt the Zoo October 26-31. Collect treats from themed booths as you wind through a festive zoo of jack-o-lanterns, props, and characters.
And speaking of animals, don’t forget about the family pooch! Registration has begun for the Pooch Parade Oct. 22nd at the Myriad Botanical Gardens 2-3pm. Friendly dogs that love to dress up are welcome to participate. There will even be prizes for the Best and Most Creatively Dressed!