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Fall and Halloween Festivities

October is here and it’s time for fall festivals, pumpkin patches, and Halloween festivities. Here is a comprehensive list of activities and events going on in Tulsa that will get you in the autumn mood.

Pumpkins & Fall Fun at Livesay Orchards

The Family Fun begins the minute you arrive at the Pumpkin Patch at Livesay Orchards. Everyone boards the wagon for a hayride out to the pumpkin patch, where you and yours can take as long as you want to find the perfect pumpkins! Pumpkin Playland has all sorts of things to see and do including, a Kids Play Area, Hay Bale Maze, Bean Bag Tosses, Pumpkin Bowling, Ring Toss, and an Observation Bee Hive.
When: Every weekend in October – Saturdays, 10 AM to 5 PM and Sundays, 1 PM to 4 PM
More Info: Visit www.livesayorchards.com

Pumpkin Town

Aptly named, Pumpkin Town has plenty of piles of pumpkins to pick. But, wait, there’s more! Your child will love the pony and train rides, parties, pumpkins, straw, corn stalks, and gourds that await you at Pumpkin Town. Great photo opportunities with the kids, too!
When: Now thru October 31
Location: 81st & Mingo

St. Stephen’s Pumpkin Patch

It just wouldn’t be fall without an old fashioned pumpkin patch. Quite of few of them are set up across Green Country, but the St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church has one of the biggest. St. Stephen’s pumpkin patch also features a petting zoo, storytelling, games and of course hundreds of pumpkins. All profits from the pumpkin patch go to support mission and outreach programs of the church.
When: Open seven days a week and runs through October 31st.
Location: St. Stephen’s UMC is located at 400 W. New Orleans in Broken Arrow.

Bass Pro Shops Fall Harvest Festival

This year Bass Pro Shops is holding its first ever Fall Harvest Festival. Vendors will bring local homegrown and homemade items made just for you at Bass Pro Shops and available to “pick your own” and purchase. Kids can pick their favorite pumpkin, Guess how much the largest pumpkin weighs for a grand prize, play the bean bag toss, ring toss, and even Shoot a pumpkin with a bow and arrow. Enjoy food sampling from Turkey Demos to Dutch Oven Cooking with Miss Camping Kate and also Cookin’ Carolyn’s Funnel Cakes.
When: October 3-12
Location: 101 Bass Pro Drive in Broken Arrow, OK

Tulsa Corn Maize

The Tulsa Maize is a Broken Arrow corn field transformed into a crop-circle-pattern maze last fall. The Haunted maze will be open at dark on Fridays, Saturdays, and Fall Break as well as Halloween and haunting will end at 10 p.m. They also have a paintball shooting range, camp fires, cow train, hay ride, corn box and rubber ducky races that you can participate in.
When: Now thru November 2
More Info: www.tulsamaize.com

Scream Country & Boo Country

Scream Country Haunted Forest is a Halloween experience like no other. It is located deep in the woods and haunts over forty acres of dark twisting forest. In its 11th year Scream Country is all new for 2008 and features new haunted attractions including a haunted walking trail of the undead over one mile length and the nightmarish Haunted House. Boo Country is a not too scary Halloween western town for all your little monsters. Take a seat on a hay bale and enjoy the show at the Pumpkin Patch Stage featuring spooky Ghost storytellers. On Halloween night, we invite all boys and girls under age 11 to come dressed in costume and enjoy trick or treating, fall food and fun. It also features the Black Bat Bakery & Cafe where you can purchase sweet treats like their homemade Carmel Apple Sundaes, Hockey Mask sugar cookies, and fall flavored coffees.
Location: 2 miles NE of Drumright, OK
When: Every weekend in October
More Info: Visit www.screamcountry.com

The Hex House

The Hex House is a multi-element haunted attraction located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is a walkthrough attraction featuring tight hallways, dimly lit rooms, live actors and more. The house is designed to scare you…it isn’t the kind of haunted house where you walk aimlessly from room to room in the dark with the occasional skull popping up. The goal is to make an altered reality in which you will be submerged for the duration of the walkthrough.
Cost: Tickets are $10
Location: 415 N Main in Tulsa next to Cain’s Ballroom
When: Open every weekend in October and October 28-November 1
More Info: Visit www.darktulsa.com

The Nightmare

Nightmare is the dramatic, reality-based walk through presentation that runs every October. The Nightmare graphically exposes the top killers among young people today followed by the solution: Jesus Christ. Each year, the Nightmare attracts over thirty thousand people making it one of the largest special events in Oklahoma. Due to the graphic content you must be at least 12 years of age to enter.
When: October 2-November 1 on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 6pm.
More Info: Visit www.gutschurch.com

The Haunted Castle

Just a 35-minute drive from Tulsa, The Haunted Castle features nine different attractions on 60 acres of land. From Halloween Land, a carnival atmosphere with nothing too scary lurking around the corner, to Domus Horrificus, featuring the monsters you’d normally find in the horror section of the video store, The Haunted Castle promises an eye-widening, hair-curling experience.
Location: 3400 W. Fern Mountain Dr. in Muskogee
When: Fridays and Saturdays in October, Thursday, October 30 and Saturday, November 1
More Info: Call 918-687-3625 or visit www.okcastle.com

HallowMarine

Pirates and landlubbers alike are invited to the Oklahoma Aquarium’s HallowMarine. “The Haunted Pier 13” is overtaken by pirates, both friendly and frightening. Everyone can stock their booty bag with a stash of candy on the trick-or-treat trail, or enjoy the kids carnival. The bravest guests can walk through the Haunted Sunken Ship – if they dare! Safe trick-or-treating for the entire family at the Oklahoma Aquarium.
When: October 24-25, 29-31
Cost: $7 per youth, $10 per adult
More Info: Call 296-3474 or visit www.okaquarium.org
Location: 300 Aquarium Dr. | Jenks OK

HallowZOOeen

A Tulsa favorite, HallowZOOeen is five nights of Halloween fun at the Tulsa Zoo. Kids and their families can visit the Pumpkin Stops for treats, ride the train at night and navigate the haunted Hay Maze! Lots of safe entertainment and not-too-spooky fun for kids 12 and under and their families! HallowZOOeen benefits America’s Favorite Zoo.
Cost: $5 per person
When: October 27-31 from 6:30-8:30 PM
More Info: Visit www.tulsazoo.com

BooHaHa

BooHaHa will once again offer a day of activities that includes the Brookside Lions Club pancake breakfast, trick-or-treating among the merchants, several children’s carnivals, the Pet Costume Contest and the Children’s Costume Contest. And, of course, the annual parade, which starts at 3:00 p.m.
When: October 25
More Info: Visit www.brooksidetheplacetobe.com

Night Out Against Crime
The Broken Arrow Police Department and Main Street Merchants are bringing you and the family a night of fun and games on Main. Free activities, food, safety and crime prevention info. Clowns, ice cream, a jupiter jump, carnival games, petting zoo, pumpkin decorating contest, costume contect, and more.
Cost: Free
Location: Downtown Broken Arrow
When: Thursday, October 25 from 6-9 PM

Halloween at Woodland Hills
Bring out the kiddos for some fun and safe trick-or-treating at Woodland Hills Mall. Get there early as a large turn out is expected.
When: Friday, October 31 from 5:30-7:30 PM

Monster Bash
Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino hosts a costume contest, cash giveaways, and candy.
When: Tuesday, October 31 from 8:30-10 PM

Camp Cute and Spooky
Pumpkin painting, pony rides, Jupiter Jump, games activities and non-scary trick-or-treating for children ages 10 and under.
When: October 27-28, 30-31 from 7-9:30 PM
Cost: $6, children; $4, adults. $1 off coupon at QT.
Location: Discoveryland
More Info: Visit www.discoverylandtulsa.com

Fun at Crossroads
Crossroads Christian Center in Owasso is hosting a safe alternative to Trick-or-Treat called Crossroads Community Festival. Enjoy food, candy, clowns, inflatable toys, fire trucks, police cars, prize drawings and the company of friends and neighbors. No tricks. Just lots of treats and great family fun!
When: October 31 from 6 – 8 PM
Location: Crossroads Christian Church, Hwy. 169 & Hwy. 20 East
More Info: Call 371-2578 or visit www.crossroadschristiancenter.com

Fun Fest
The First United Methodist Church – Youth and Family Center invites everyone to their annual Family Fun Fest. Enjoy candy, giant inflatable games, Jupiter Jumps, carnival food, carnival games, crafts, face painting, and costumes (nothing scary please). Each child will be given 10 tickets for games upon entry. Additional tickets may be purchased for $.25 each at the door.
When: Tuesday October 31st from 6 – 9 PM
Location: The Youth and Family Center is located at 11th and Main just south of downtown.
More Info: Please call the YFC at 592-FUMC x302.

Carnival Spooktacular
Join us at McClure with all of the other goblins and ghosts for our annual carnival. Have fun in a safe environment. Ages 3 to 11. Tickets are 25 cents for each game. Participate in the free costume contest.
Location: McClure and Reed Parks
When: October 30 from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Halloween Carnival
Join the Chamberlain Park staff and community volunteers for a spook-tacular time. Little ghosts and gouls can participate in carnival games, get candy, and have fun. Ages 1 to 12 can come and enjoy all the fun. Cost: Free
Location: Chamberlain Park at 4940 N. Frankfort Ave.
When: October 31 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Spook Hunt for Candy
Join other kids for a candy hunt in the dark. The hunt won’t last long so be prepared with flashlight in hand and arrive by 8 p.m. Ages 8 to 11.
Cost: Free
Location: Hicks Park
When: October 28 from 8:00 PM-8:10 PM

Halloween Carnival
Join the ghosts and goblins at Whiteside for fun and a safe Halloween experience. $5 admission fee alllows kids ages 2-8 to play unlimited games. No charge for adults.
Location: Whiteside Park at 4009 S. Pittsburg Ave
When: October 27 from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Pumpkin Party & Parade
You are invited to a special Halloween party. We will have a parade, play games, and enjoy a few snacks with our friends. Ages 2½ to 5. All participants must be pre-enrolled.
Cost: $6
Location: Whiteside Park at 4009 S. Pittsburg Ave
When: October 31 from 9:30 AM-10:15 AM

Trick or Treat at Bass Pro Shops
Trick or Treat at Bass Pro Shops in the Camping, Hunting, Fishing and Marine departments.
When: October 28 from 5:00-10:00 PM

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