Fall Festivities Abound in Central Oklahoma - Central Oklahoma Frontier Country

Fall Festivities Abound in Central Oklahoma

Posted by Katie Puckett, Public Relations Manager on 09/30/2010


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.

“With 12 counties full of events and festivities, Central Oklahoma Frontier Country is the perfect place to plan getaways this fall,” said Sherri Rogers, executive director of Frontier Country Marketing Association. “Frontier Country is also ideally located for those quick trips on fall break.”

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.

Halloween Events

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.

The Boo on Bell Fall Family Festival is a fun Shawnee tradition. Boo on Bell is Shawnee’s second largest event and will take place Saturday, October 23 in historic downtown Shawnee. Throughout the day families can enjoy a variety of activities on Bell Street including live music, car show, costume contests, carnival games, hayrides, parade, ghost tours, trick-or-treating and more! For more information: visitshawnee.com.

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!

To get a complete list of fall events, visit the "calendar" portion of our website.