Fall Events You Can’t Miss in Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country - Central Oklahoma Frontier Country

Fall Events You Can’t Miss in Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country

Posted by Lauren Lorenzen, public relations manager on 09/21/2009

Fall Events You Can’t Miss in Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country


CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – Make your fall getaway plans now to experience everything from cruising the Oklahoma River and navigating a thrilling corn maze to exploring a new exhibit opening in central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country.

Sunset River Cruises

            Cruise along the Oklahoma River in downtown Oklahoma City starting every Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. through October. Experience a relaxing journey aboard a 65-foot cruiser while watching a picturesque sunset and enjoying light appetizers and drinks.

            For more information visit www.okrivercruises.com.

Corn Mazes

            Meander your way through one of Frontier Country’s corn mazes. Open now through Nov. 8, The Maize in Chickasha offers 40 acres of corn field mazes open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Also, take a hayride, shoot a pumpkin cannon, feed the farm animals and ride the cow train.

            For more information visit www.cornfieldmaze.com or call 405-222-0624.

            Visit the Mikles Family Farm in Shawnee to see the Shawnee Maze and Pumpkin Patch through Nov. 14. Open Friday from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., it takes approximately 45 minutes to find your way through the five-acre maze shaped like the Oklahoma City Thunder logo. After you have solved the maze, take a hayride, visit the pumpkin patch, try the mini maze, meet your favorite farm animals or fire the corn cannon then gather around the campfire for s’ mores.

            “We are very excited about yet another year of family fun at the Shawnee Maze. Each year more than 10,000 people visit the maze,” said Gordona Rowell, executive director of the Shawnee Convention & Visitors Bureau. “From the pumpkin patch to the hayrides to the campfires and haunted cornstalkers…the Shawnee Maze offers something for every age, bringing families together.”

            For more information visit www.miklesfamilyfarm.com or www.visitshawnee.com.

            For those in Oklahoma City, visit the Orr Family Farm’s Corn Maze. This year the adventure is themed “Salute to the American Soldier.” Use the clues, pictures and Maize-o-Vision along the way to help solve the multi-acre maze. The Corn Maze is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday evening from 6 p.m. to dark and Saturday from 10 a.m. to dark Sept. 25-Oct. 31. While you are there don’t miss out on the pumpkin patch, hayride or their new fabulous fudge and giant jumping pillows.

            For more information visit www.orrfamilyfarm.com.

Fort Reno’s Tombstone Tales

            Listen to costumed re-enactors portray various cemetery residents at the historic Fort Reno post cemetery Sept. 26. Performances start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. with a chuck wagon lunch served at noon.

            For more information visit www.fortreno.org or call 405-262-3987.


            Experience thrills and chills as Frontier City lets out all the ghosts and ghouls Oct. 2-31. From the House of Screams haunted house to the Booville Trick or Treat trail, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

            For more information visit www.frontiercity.com.

Orchids in October

            The Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory in Oklahoma City comes to life with exotic colors and fragrances Oct. 8-10. Orchids from around the world are displayed and are available for purchase.

            Visit www.myriadgardens.com or call 405-297-3903 for more information.

 Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

            The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman opens “Drawing the Motmot: an Artist’s View of Tropical Nature” and “Darwin at the Museum” Oct. 10. Both will be on display through Jan. 18, 2010. “Drawing the Motmot” takes visitors on an artistic rainforest adventure featuring art created in tropical rainforests. See field sketches, paintings and commentary of nature artist Deborah Kaspari.

            “‘Drawing the Motmot’ offers a unique glimpse into the life of a nature artist in the field,” said Linda Coldwell, public relations and marketing officer at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.  “The artwork is stunning, but the added elements of video, sound and photos of Debby working in the rainforest are what really bring this exhibit to life. You'll leave here wanting to grab a pencil and start sketching in your own backyard.” 

            “Darwin at the Museum” is a special exhibit showcasing a complete set of first-editions of Darwin’s works, plus maps and illustrations, hand-written manuscripts and letters by Darwin himself plus, specimens from museum collections.

            For more information visit www.snomnh.ou.edu or call 405-325-4712.

          Frontier Country Marketing Association, a 501 c-6 organization, promotes the economic growth of the tourism industry in the 12 central counties of Oklahoma. For more information about Frontier Country, visit www.oktourism.com or call 800-FUN-OKLA.







For Immediate Release: September 21, 2009                                                                   

Contact: Lauren Lorenzen, Public Relations Manager

Telephone: 405-232-6552

E-mail: [email protected]