Halloween Inspired Events Abound in Frontier Country - Central Oklahoma Frontier Country

Halloween Inspired Events Abound in Frontier Country

Posted by Lauren Lorenzen, public relations manager on 10/13/2009

Halloween Inspired Events Abound in Frontier Country

 

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country is packed full of festivals, safe trick-or-treating events, haunted corn mazes and more this Halloween. Take your pick from one of the pumpkin patches or specialty performances and let the whole family enjoy.

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.

            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 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.

            “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.”

            In Oklahoma City, visit 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 now through Oct. 31.

Haunted Attractions

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

            Historic Fort Reno in El Reno presents the Ghosts of Fort Reno Tour Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. Reserve your spot to attend this paranormal experience.

            If you dare, visit The Haunted Barn in El Reno Oct. 23-24 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. and Oct. 29-31 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. The Haunted Barn is guaranteed to be scary and entertaining.

Performances

            Lyric Theatre presents Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street Oct. 22- Nov. 1 at the “Lyric at the Plaza” in Oklahoma City. Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning classic musical thriller about the vengeful Sweeney Todd, sinister Mrs. Lovett, madness and bloody murder is the perfect companion to the Halloween season.            

            Frankenstein is presented by the Oklahoma City University Theatre Department along with local actors in the Burg Theatre in the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center on the OCU campus in Oklahoma City Oct. 30-Nov. 8. This play blends brooding terror and shock with questions of morality and the dangers of unrestrained scientific inquiry.

Festivals

            Take your ghosts and goblins to downtown Shawnee Oct. 24 for the annual Boo on Bell Family Festival. Play carnival games, trick or treat and participate in a costume contest.

            Visit the Myriad Botanical Gardens Oct. 24 for Creepy ConservaStory. Exotic creatures from around the world, creepy story-telling, children’s activities and the tropical trick or treat trail are just part of the fun.

            Yukon presents Spooksville Oct. 24 at the Yukon Community Center. Play carnival games, go through the Spookhouse and make sure to wear your costume.

            The 26th Annual Haunt the Zoo for Halloween is Oct. 26-31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly. Tickets are $7 per child and trick or treat bags are provided.

            The Harn Homestead in Oklahoma City presents Haunt the Harn Oct. 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 in advance or $5 at the door for children. Trick-or-treat through the historic buildings, take a hay ride, play games and roast marshmallows.

            The City of Moore hosts the 27th Annual Halloween Festival Oct. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Moore Community Center and Moore Public Library. Play bingo, explore the haunted room and enter the costume contest.

Other Safe Trick-or-Treat Opportunities

            Wear your costumes and collect candy at the following events:

  • Oct. 23-31  Storybook Forest, Spring Creek Park at Arcadia Lake in Edmond.      

                                    5:30-8:30 p.m. For more information call 405-216-7740.

 

  • Oct. 24       Fall Family Night, Festival Market Place in Edmond.

                           5:30-8:30 p.m. For more information call 405-359-4630

 

  • Oct. 27       Stillwater Halloween Festival

                           4:30-9:30 p.m. For more information call 405-742-8359.

 

  • Oct. 31       Trick or Treat City, Joe B. Barnes Regional Park in Midwest City.

                           2-4:30 p.m. For more information call 405-739-1288.

 

  • Oct. 31       Haunt the Old Town, Old Town Downtown Moore

                           4:30-6 p.m. For more information call 405-793-4332.

 

  • Oct. 31      Trick or Treat on the Street, Festival Market Place in Edmond.

                          5-7 p.m. For more information call 405-249-9391.

 

  • Oct. 31      Trick or Treat at Kickingbird Square, Danforth and Bryant in Edmond.

                          4-6 p.m. For more information call 405-340-9202.

 

            For more information about any of these events, visit www.oktourism.com or call 800-FUN-OKLA.

            Frontier Country Marketing Association, a 501 c-6 organization, promotes the economic growth of the tourism industry in the 12 central counties of Oklahoma. 

 

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For Immediate Release: October 13, 2009                                                                        

Contact: Lauren Lorenzen, Public Relations Manager

Telephone: 405-232-6552

E-mail: [email protected]