Fall is for fun: October happenings in Oklahoma City


Different places around the Oklahoma City Metro are jumping on board with the changing weather and are hosting fall events. From outdoor pumpkin patches to haunted houses, there are so many things to do this season. So grab your comfiest sweater, your pumpkin spice latte, and get out to enjoy one of the best times of the year.

Here are a few of our favorite events that are happening this year:

Pumpkinville at Myriad Gardens

Pumpkinville is celebrating all things pumpkin and fall this season. On top of the imaginative displays, events are happening every weekend, such as crafts, story time, and a cider press.  This event continues until Oct. 22.

Pirate Island at Riversport Adventures

Pirate Island is a kid-friendly event that features inflatables, treasure hunting, and a youth adventure zone down by the Oklahoma River. This event is open weekends until Oct. 29. 

Fall Fun at Orr Family Farm

The Orr Family Farm is celebrating all things fall. Enjoy events like the corn maze, zombie paintball, fireworks, and so much more. This event is open weekends until Oct. 28. 

Trail of Fears: Voodoo in the Bayou

Head to the Little River Park for a fright when you walk through their haunted trail. This event is best suited for children ages 12 and up, younger children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is one night only, on Oct. 20. 

An Affair of the Heart

Make your way to the fairgrounds to see unique crafts, sample delicious foods, browse antiques, and more during the three-day shopping event.  An Affair of the Heart is held Oct. 20-22.

Haunt the Zoo

Dress up in costume as a family and head to the Oklahoma City Zoo for Haunt the Zoo. You will visit fantasy-themed booths, stop for photo ops, and trick-or-treating. Haunt the Zoo is on Oct. 21 & 22. 

Pooch Parade

On Oct. 22 at the Myriad Gardens, there will be a Pooch Parade. Dress your dog up and take him or her over to the park. Judges will pick the best costumes. 

Brick or Treat

More than 40 Bricktown businesses will be hosting Trick-or-Treating in downtown Oklahoma City. Dress-up in costume and visit for sweet treats, pumpkin painting, photo booths, and more.  The event to be held Oct. 24. 


If the weather gets too cold, take your trick-or-treating indoors at Penn Square Mall. Costumes are encouraged, but only during the event hours on Oct. 25.

Magic Lantern Celebration

The Paseo Arts District is celebrating with a Magic Lantern Celebration on Oct. 29. Children are invited to come as they are and transform themselves into something magical with the help of local artists. There will also be a costume parade and labyrinth painted on the streets. 


These are only a few of the many events happening in the Oklahoma City area. Don’t forget about haunted houses, trunk-or-treats, and pumpkin patches to liven up your October.

Post written by Deaven Cavnar, Digital Media Strategist.