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Toasty, Tasty Pumpkin Seeds

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As autumn rolls around, we offer a recipe that’s a favorite to generations of families. These toasted treats are simple to make. 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds 4 cups water 2 tbsp. salt 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 tbsp. Old Bay seasoning Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Separate seeds from flesh and strings by putting them in a colander, rinsing them...

Haunted House Hellions

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View the complete map of all our favorite Oklahoma Haunted Attractions Guthrie Haunted Scaregrounds 4524 Riverside Circle 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through October, plus Oct. 28-31 and Nov. 2-3 Admission: $20 This half-mile adventure introduces you to the insane, murderous employees of the Dead and Breakfast, quite possibly the scariest guest house in town. The tour takes about 30-40 minutes, and with a...

Carving Out Her Niche

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If you stare too long at the Russell Westbrook jack-o’-lantern Karrah Youngblood created in the Oklahoma Magazine studio, you might get a bit spooked at its striking likeness to the Thunder superstar … but that’s kind of the point. Youngblood, an Oklahoma native with a booming business dubbed Pumpkin Brains, discovered her passion for carving pumpkins through a curious combination of...

Spirited Affairs

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Many tours have words such as ghost and haunted in their titles, and people buying tickets want to hear about these spirits that go bump in the night. The spirit tours that happen every autumn across Oklahoma are also a good way to learn about the state’s history, because the stories are mostly about real people, organizers say. The Haunted History...

Treats, Not Tricks

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As ghosts and ghouls come out to roam this Halloween, make sure your celebrations are full of frightful fun instead of disaster. A hazardous mixture of youthful excitement, festive costumes and bustling streets can lull Oklahomans into letting their guards down. “We see an increase in traffic accidents around Halloween,” says Jeanne Mackenzie, public information officer with the Tulsa Police...

Behind the Haunting

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As the crisp fall air settles in, one occasion springs to the forefront of many minds: Halloween. With it come ghosts and ghouls, costumes and cauldrons, monsters and mystery, spooks and screams, and there’s no better place to indulge in all the terrifying tricks and treats than a haunted house. Long lines of people filled with a palpable mixture of...

Old School Halloween

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The older you become, the more you get used to things around you fading into other things. So one day you turn on the oldies radio station and realize that the Beach Boys and Paul Revere and the Raiders have given way to Guns N’ Roses and U2, and that these songs aren’t “oldies” anymore, but “classic rock.” You...

Cosplay Transcendence

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When you were a child, you may have dressed up and imagined that you were a princess, superhero, fairy, warrior or your favorite cartoon character. Sometimes it was for Halloween, other times it was fun with friends, or merely because you wanted to be that character. The idea of being something you aren’t in everyday life – like a...

Halloween Festival

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Thru Saturday, Oct. 31 - There will be thrills for the entire family at the Haunted Castle Festival in Muskogee. From the sinister, foggy forest, to the carnival atmosphere of Halloween Land, you will find performances and activities for ages eight and under. Kick off your Halloween adventure in the Haunted Village for food, drinks, ghost stories and more. The...

Halloween Symphony Spooktacular

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Saturday, Oct. 31 - The Tulsa Symphony launches its new Pops Series under the direction of Ron Spigelman with the Halloween Symphony Spooktacular, featuring classical music’s creepiest works. The evening includes trick-or-treating, a family fun house and a costume contest. For more information, please visit www.tulsasymphony.org.