Fall festivities are taking place all season long in downtown OKC. From family-friendly pumpkin patches to haunted Halloween experiences, you’re sure to find something for everyone this season. With all the hustle and bustle, we compiled some of the city’s must-see adventures and placed them here, just for you!
Pumpkinville, one of the most treasured fall traditions in Oklahoma City, celebrates pumpkins, mums and everything fall at Myriad Botanical Gardens from October 8 through October 24. The experience will be open daily from 10am to 5pm. This year families can explore the Land of Oz and enjoy imaginative displays created in the Children’s Garden. For only $8 kids can play hand-crafted games, participate in activities, and enjoy live entertainment, unlimited rides on Mo’s Carousel, and special treats.
Also taking place this season at the Myriad Botanical Gardens is a night to ‘Meet the Land of Oz Characters’ inside Pumpkinville on Saturday, October 9. Then, on Tuesday, October 12 the Garden’s are hosting a ‘Sensory Night at Pumpkinville’ for families and children with sensory needs. Don’t miss ‘Toto’s Spooky Pooch Parade’ on Sunday, October 17 where your pup could have the chance to win best dressed in the PUPkinville dog costume contest. Closeout the season in the Gardens with the ‘Trick or Treat Costume Contest’ on Saturday, October 23.
Looking for something a little more spooky? Take a stroll on the Haunted Ghost Tour with Ride OKC where you’ll enjoy a fun and lighthearted bike tour of some of downtown’s spookiest spots. Rides have limited availability and are offered on October 10 and October 21. If you’re feeling brave, face the Bricktown Haunted Warehouse during opening weekend on October 15-17 where you’ll find a frenzy of thrilling fun.
For those wanting a more active Fall, you’ll find just that with Red Coyote’s Runtoberfest 5K and Beer Bash hosted outside of Fassler Hall in Midtown. There will be running, beer, awesome race medals, and one of the best post-race parties in OKC! Get registered now, the race will take place on Sunday, October 17.
Round out the season at Scissortail Park’s Treat Trail on Saturday, October 30 where kids in costume can collect candy throughout the park and find plenty of play spots and photo ops. Then, on Halloween evening, make plans to hang out on 9th Street in Automobile Alley with Factory Obscura. They’ll be celebrating this spooky holiday with a costume contest, prizes, and a procession throughout the district.
Originally published in What’s Up Downtown E-Newsletter №144: Fall Festivities in Downtown