One word to describe October? Jam-packed!
First and foremost, don’t miss Tulsa Oktoberfest, running Oct. 20-23 at River West Festival Park. Fun rides, delicious food, authentic music and entertainment, plus beer and competitions comprise one of the city’s most beloved traditions.
For something a bit spooky, try the Haunted Castle Halloween Festival, running from Oct. 7- 28 at the beloved Castle of Muskogee. And if you want to stay in the fall mood, swing by the Tulsa Botanic Garden for Autumn in the Garden, running through Oct. 30. Fall fun for the whole family can be found at Pumpkin Town Farms on 61st and Garnett, replete with hayrides, pumpkin patches, games and more. And don’t forget – the Tulsa State Fair runs through Oct. 9 at Expo Square.
In OKC, Pumpkinville at Myriad Botanical Gardens kicks off Oct. 7, running through the 23rd. Another can’t-miss cultural event is the Red Earth Parade and Fallfest Powwow, also at the gardens on Oct. 15. Make the short trip to Norman to enjoy the National Weather Festival on Oct. 29 on the National Weather Center grounds.
Birders can descend upon Wolf Creek Park in Grove for the Pelican Festival, which celebrates the fall migration of the American white pelicans, running Oct. 6-9. Other goodies include the Poteau Balloon Fest from Oct. 14-15 at the LeFlore County Fairgrounds and the Robbers Cave Fall Festival from Oct. 14-16 at Wilburton’s Robbers Cave State Park.