Cheesy in the best ways, the Oct. 11-12 Watonga Cheese Festival features parades, hayrides, a pumpkin patch and quirky contests.

Color fills the sky Oct. 18-19 at the Poteau Balloon Festival with tethered balloon rides, great eats and myriad entertainment.

Get festive aboard Oklahoma River Cruises’ Haunt the River rides, leaving from downtown OKC’s Exchange Landing from Oct. 11 to 26.

And Charlie Brown surely approves of Pumpkinville at OKC’s Myriad Botanical Gardens, held Oct. 11 to 27.