Central Oklahoma Full of Fall Happenings
Central Oklahoma Frontier Country Full of Fall Happenings
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – Situated at the crossroads of I-35, I-40 and I-44 the 12 central counties of Oklahoma, known as Frontier Country, offer an abundance of events, attractions and destinations to entertain the whole family this fall.
“Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country is the perfect place to plan getaways this fall with all of the events we have going on,” said Sherri Rogers, executive director of Frontier Country Marketing Association. “Frontier Country is also ideally located for those quick trips on fall break.”
Choctaw’s 20th Annual Oktoberfest Sept. 8-11 is a celebration of German tradition complete with traditional folk dancing, singing, authentic costumes and a variety of beers and German food prepared by Old Germany Restaurant. The family-friendly festival at Choctaw Creek Park features a variety of entertainment for those of all ages. For more information visit choctawfestival.org/oktoberfest.
The annual Oklahoma Czech Festival is Oct. 2 in Downtown Yukon. Beginning at 9 a.m., Yukon celebrates their Czech heritage with this free, one-day festival featuring numerous activities including a parade, carnival, crafts, Czech dancing and food. The finale of the festival is a dance at Czech Hall. Visit cityofyukonok.gov for more information.
Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes
The Mikles Family Farm in Shawnee offers plenty of activities for an entire day at the farm. The five-acre corn maze of thick, tall stalks features more than two miles of walking trails to trek through in daylight or dark. Other activities include an old-fashioned hayride, farm animals, campfire and a pumpkin patch with more than 25 varieties of pumpkins, gourds and ornamental squash still on the vine. The Mikles Family Farm is open weekends from Sept. 18 through Nov. 13. For more information visit miklesfamilyfarm.com.
In Oklahoma City near Moore, Orr Family Farm has a variety of fall activities to entertain the family including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, train rides, fishing pond, pony rides and more. The Orr Family Farm corn maze is open late September through October. For more information visit orrfamilyfarm.com.
Located near Marshall in the northwest corner of central Oklahoma Frontier Country, Daze in a Maze provides fall family fun from Labor Day through Thanksgiving weekend. Daze in a Maze features a six-acre hay bale maze, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, picnic and play areas along with a number of corn mazes, one that covers more than 300,000 square feet. The farm is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays and also weekdays by appointment. For more information visit dazeinamaze.com.
Chickasha’s Reding Farm offers The Maize, Oklahoma’s largest corn maze covering 35 acres. Open September through October, Reding Farm is complete with hayrides, pumpkin patch, train rides, campfire and a large sand box. At night, experience the Haunted Maize: Harvest of Fear open from Oct.1-Oct.30. Visit chickashachamber.com for more information.
Experience Frontier City’s FrightFest throughout October with festivities for all ages. Open on weekends from Oct. 8-31, FrightFest features the kid-friendly BooVille including the Trick-or-Treat Trail, pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, story telling, face painting and more. For the brave at heart, stop by the House of Screams, an inferno-themed haunted house. For more information visit frontiercity.com.
Oklahoma City Zoo hosts its annual Haunt the Zoo for Halloween Oct. 26-31. Haunt the Zoo, one of Oklahoma’s largest Halloween celebration, offers six nights of family-friendly trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo grounds. Visit okczoo.com for more information.
Haunt the Harn at the Harn Homestead &1889ers Museum is October 28 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to trick-or-treat at each of the historic buildings on the Homestead grounds and participate in games and crafts. Other activities include a hayride and marshmallow roasting around a campfire. Admission per child is $3 in advance and $5 at the door. Parents accompanying children are free. For more information visit harnhomestead.com.
Other Can’t-Miss Fall Events
The $400,000 Oklahoma Derby Day Oct. 10 is Remington Park’s biggest day during their Thoroughbred racing season. The first Remington Park race on Oklahoma Derby Day is set for 1:30 p.m. with plenty of other activities for the whole family taking place throughout the day. Thoroughbred racing season continues through Dec. 11. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.
Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country features Route 66 sights, world-class museums, amazing art displays and performances, exciting sporting events and hundreds of family-friendly events and special exhibits that can’t be missed this fall.
Frontier Country Marketing Association, a 501-c6 organization, promotes the economic growth of the tourism industry in the 12 central counties of Oklahoma. For more information about Central Oklahoma Frontier Country or to request literature and coupons, visit oktourism.com or call (800) 386-6552.
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Katie Puckett, Public Relations Manager