First and foremost, September ushers in a beloved Oklahoma tradition: the state fair! You can enjoy the festivities in Oklahoma City from Sept. 15-25 at the State Fair Park, and in Tulsa at Expo Square from Sept. 29-Oct. 9. Food, fun, rides, competitions, prizes – you don’t want to miss it. 

In Tulsa, visit 100 E. Second St. on Sept. 10 for the monthly Second Saturday Architecture Tour. This month, the group explores Old Town Tulsa. At Broken Arrow’s Event Park, ScotFest returns Sept. 16-18, celebrating Celtic history and heritage. And Tulsa Botanic Garden is abuzz with Autumn in the Garden, running Sept. 22-Oct. 30, with pumpkin sales, scarecrow contests and hay mazes. 

Both Tulsa and OKC’s town halls offer speakers this month: you can see Jeff Struecker on Sept. 15 at OKC Town Hall and Theresa Payton on Sept. 23 at the Tulsa PAC.

Music enthusiasts have a couple of fun festivals to visit in Pryor this month: Rocklahoma Sept. 2-4 and the Born and Raised Music Festival on Sept. 16-18. Lastly, try your hand at horse riding at the Woolaroc Fall Trail Ride, Sept. 17 at Bartlesville’s Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve.