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Central Oklahoma Frontier Country Full of Halloween Happenings
By Tourism Industry Partner
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 a variety of events, attractions and festivals to entertain the whole family this Halloween.
Festivals and Events
Experience Frontier City’s FrightFest for festivities for all ages. Open on weekends through Oct. 30, FrightFest features the kid-friendly Booville including the Trick-or-Treat Trail, pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, storytelling, face painting and more. For the brave at heart, stop by the haunted house.
Haunt the River with Oklahoma River Cruises on Friday and Saturday nights through Oct. 29. The adult cruises begin at 8 p.m. departing from Regatta Park Landing. Enjoy ghoulish hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, costume prizes, fortune tellers and frightful fun. The cruise is $35 per adult and reservations are required. Family-friendly haunted cruises are available on public service.
The Storybook Forest at Arcadia Lake’s Spring Creek Park Oct. 24-31 features a walking trick-or-treat trail with storybook characters and scenes from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly. Other activities include hayrides, game area and campfire. Cost is $5 Monday-Thursday and $7 Friday-Sunday.
Downtown Stillwater hosts their annual Halloween Festival Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. This year's theme is Our Haunted Circus. Enjoy free family-friendly activities including trick-or-treating, games, live entertainment and a costume contest.
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 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly. Admission is $7 per child at the door.
Haunt the Harn at the Harn Homestead &1889ers Museum Oct. 27 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. Also take a hayride or roast marshmallows around a campfire. Admission per child is $3 in advance, $5 at the door.
The Boo on Bell Fall Family Festival, Shawnee’s second largest event, is Oct. 28-29 on Bell Street in downtown Shawnee. Throughout the two days, families can enjoy a variety of free activities on Bell Street including a car show, live music, costume contests, carnival games, hayrides, parade, ghost tours, trick-or-treating and more.
Yukon’s annual Spooksville Halloween event is Oct. 29 at the Yukon Community Center. Beginning at 2 p.m. take part in the Mutt Masquerade or kids costume contests. From 3 to 6 p.m. enjoy the Spook House and a carnival featuring games, crafts treats and more. Admission is $2 for children and adults.
Join El Reno Main Street, The Centre Theatre and the El Reno CVB for Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 29 in downtown El Reno. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and include trick-or-treating at downtown businesses, parade and costume contest at Centre Theatre.
Haunt Old Town in Moore Oct. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. with trick-or-treating, hayrides, inflatables, food vendors and live entertainment. Moore will also have its 29th Annual Halloween Festival at the Moore Community Center from 4 to 7 p.m. All ages can enjoy games, costume contest, clowns, candy and a haunted room.
The Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma City hosts their Halloween Bash Oct. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. with prizes, candy and a special museum admission price of $3 per person.
Take a Halloween Train Ride in costume at the Oklahoma Railway Museum in Oklahoma City Oct. 29. The train leaves Oakwood Depot at the museum at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary.
Pumpkin Patches/Corn Mazes
Located near Marshall in the northwest corner of Central Oklahoma Frontier Country, Daze in a Maze provides fall family fun through Thanksgiving weekend with a six-acre hay bale maze, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, picnic and play areas along with a number of corn mazes. Daze in a Maze is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays and also weekdays by appointment.
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, pumpkin patch and more. The Mikles Family Farm is open weekends through Nov. 5.
In Oklahoma City, 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, zip line and more. The Orr Family Farm fall season is open through Nov. 5. Trick-or-treating and a costume contest will be held Oct. 29.
Chickasha’s Reding Farm offers The Maize, Oklahoma’s largest corn maze covering 35 acres. Open through Nov. 13, 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 through Oct. 29.
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 see a full calendar of events and get literature and coupons, visit oktourism.com or call (800) 386-6552.
Public Relations Manager
Frontier Country Marketing Association
822 N. Broadway Ave. | Oklahoma City, OK 73102
405.232.6552 | 800.386.6552 | fax: 405.232.6556