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Family Friendly Fall Festivals 2018




Starting September 22, visit Oklahoma Heritage Farm’s Annual Fall Festival, where guests can pick pumpkins, get lost—and found—in a giant corn maze, and enjoy over 30 other activities!

More will be added as information becomes available. If you know of a festival you think should be included on this list, please email information to tara.rittler@gmail.com

RENTIESVILLE BLUES FESTIVAL

  • When: August 31-Sept. 2, 5 p.m.-5 a.m. each night
  • Where: Rentiesville, Oklahoma

Enjoy over 35 bands, workshops, a kid's village and delicious bar-b-que in the hometown of Blues Legend D.C. Minner. Tickets are $18; kids 12 and under get in free. Learn more here


CHEROKEE NATIONAL HOLIDAY

  • When: August 31-Sept. 2 (Find schedule here)
  • Where: Tahlequah, OK

Osiyo! The Cherokee Nation invites you to join them for the Cherokee National Holiday, a celebration of Cherokee heritage, cultural awareness and reuniting families. Thousands of Cherokees and visitors from across the United States and abroad make the pilgrimage to the historic Cherokee Nation capital in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to renew friendships and celebrate the Cherokee spirit. The holiday has been observed annually since 1953 to commemorate the signing of the 1839 Cherokee Constitution and the Act of Union reuniting Cherokees both East and West after the Trail of Tears. With an exciting array of entertainment, cultural and athletic events, it has grown into one of the largest festivals in Oklahoma, attracting more than 100,000 visitors from across the world. Continue reading here

Events include live music, sports activities, vendors, museums highlighting Cherokee culture, a parade, storytelling, games and crafts for kids, and more. 


LABOR DAY CELEBRATION

  • When: Saturday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 2, 12-5 p.m.
  • Where: Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Dr., Sulphur

Spend Labor Day weekend at the Chickasaw Cultural Center for fun events including stomp dance demonstrations, cultural demonstrations and other activities in the living village. www.chickasawculturalcenter.com


POSTOAK WINE & JAZZ FESTIVAL

  • When: Saturday, Sept. 1, 4-10:30 p.m. (Gates open at 3 p.m.)
  • Where: POSTOAK Lodge & Retreat, 5323 W. 31st St. N.

This family friendly event is full of great live jazz performances, local wineries and delicious food trucks. This year’s headliner is Grady Nichols, featuring Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer! $10 General Admission. Additional festival days on August 31 and September 2, but Saturday’s concert is the most family friendly. www.postoaklodge.com


GREAT RAFT RACE

  • When: Monday, Sept. 3, 8 a.m.
  • Where: River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave.

Whether you jump on a raft for a ride or join as one of thousands of spectators at our finish line festival - Tulsa's Great Raft Race is a one-of-a-kind Labor Day tradition. www.tulsaraftrace.com


39th ANNUAL BLUEGRASS AND CHILI FESTIVAL

  • When: Friday, Sept. 7-Saturday, Sept. 8
  • Where: Wagoner, OK

The 39th Annual Bluegrass & Chili Festival is coming to Downtown Wagoner, Oklahoma! Two days of live music, a classic car show, chili cookoff, vendor booths, activities for the kids and more. www.bluegrasschilifest.com


LABAPALOOZA

  • When: Saturday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: Guthrie Green, 111 E. M.B. Brady

Lab Rescue OK’s annual adoption event also features a silent auction and raffle, food trucks, live music by Steve Liddell, Kevin Price and others, vendors, games and more. www.labrescue.net


SCOTFEST

  • When: Friday-Sunday, Sept. 14-16
  • Where: Broken Arrow Events Park, 21101 E. 101st

SCOTFEST is OKLAHOMA’S CELTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES, the flagship celebration of Celtic history, music and heritage that is the biggest and best in the region. The three day festival offers attractions for the entire family and is rapidly becoming a September Green Country. This fall will feature outstanding live Celtic musical entertainers, a great selection of Scottish food and beverages, Scottish heavy athletic competitions and more. www.okscotfest.com


SKIATOOK PIONEER DAYS

  • When: Saturday, Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Where: Skiatook Central Park, 110 N. Broadway St.

Pioneer Day 2018 at the Skiatook Central Park will offer a great family friendly site with a wonderful “park atmosphere” that encourages folks to hang around all day. There will be food trucks, vendors, contests, and a carnival all day long. You won't want to miss out! www.cityofskiatook.com


BIG OM AT HOME YOGA FESTIVAL

  • When: Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Where: Central Center in Centennial Park, 1028 E. 6th St.

The Big Om at Home Yoga Festival will feature a variety of entertainment, including a vendor market, live music and performers (aerial silks acrobatics, juggling, fire dancing, etc.), yoga classes, a kids area and more. Special events include Inspyral Entertainment's juggling, acro yoga and hula-hooping performance at 9:15 a.m., a Family Yoga class at 11 a.m., Yoga for Children at 2:30 p.m., and Yoga for Social and Emotional Learning at 4:15 p.m. These yoga classes will be lead by Recess+. Other activities for kids include hula-hoop and bubble stations, and sidewalk chalk art.

Admission to the festival, including family yoga classes and performances, is free. Workshops, which will take place both Saturday and Sunday, are $60-75 depending on when you register. Get the complete schedule here


TULSA PEARL FESTIVAL

  • When: Saturday, Sept. 15, 12 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • Where: Tulsa Pearl District, 1028 E. 6th St.

The Neighborhood Team, in association with Be Love Yoga Studio Tulsa, is excited to present the Tulsa Pearl Fest: A unifying experience of business, art and culture that showcases the Pearl District, local business, and the community. Come enjoy a day of drinks, brews, art, food, music, and shopping, organized in tandem with the neighboring Big Om at Home Yoga Festival located at Centennial Park. End the night with an all inclusive music festival.


MISFEST 2018

  • When: Saturday, Sept. 15, 1-10 p.m.
  • Where: River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave.

MisFEST is a celebration of local female artists. This year’s event will feature an all-new lineup, live art installations, interactive art, games and food trucks! www.misfest.com


MEDICINE STONE MUSIC FESTIVAL

  • When: Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 20-22
  • Where: Diamondhead Resort, 12801 Oklahoma 10, Tahlequah

The 6th Annual Medicine Stone Music Festival, located along the Illinois River in Tahlequah, is a celebration of Red Dirt music.


TULSA GREEK FESTIVAL

  • When: Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 20-23
  • Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1222 S. Guthrie Ave.

Opa!Homa: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church’s annual celebration of Greek culture features delicious Greek food, cultural demonstrations including dancing and live music, church tours, a kids zone and more. www.htgotulsa.org


MONARCHS ON THE MOUNTAIN

  • When: Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Where: Turkey Mountain, 6850 S. Elwood Ave.

Monarchs on the Mountain will be a day filled with fun and educational activities highlighting the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly, the Great Monarch Migration and the habitat of Turkey Mountain which supports a myriad of wildlife. Information will be available and plants may be purchased to help establish your own Monarch Waystation. Visitors can even make a seed ball to plant this fall. Monarch tagging will be demonstrated and butterflies will be released to join the southward migration to the Oyamel fir forests of Central Mexico. This free festival will appeal to all ages and food trucks will be on site. www.turkeymt.com


WOOFSTOCK

  • When: September 22
  • Where: Jenks Riverwalk, 300 Riverwalk Terrace, Jenks

Oklahoma Alliance for Animals' popular Woofstock event is returning this year to the Jenks Riverwalk. Learn more here


FESTIVAL AMERICAS

  • When: September 22, 5-11 p.m.
  • Where: Guthrie Green, 111 E. M.B. Brady St.

This free multi-cultural festival will celebrate the rich culture of the Americas with live music, dance performances, outdoor art gallery, food trucks, tequila garden, art market, and much more! www.guthriegreen.com


OKLAHOMA HERITAGE FARM’S ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL

  • When: September 22-October 31; Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m.
  • Where: 38512 US 75 Hwy., Ramona

Oklahoma Heritage Farm is a working farm that invites the community for six weeks of fun every year! This year’s theme is “So God Made a Farmer.” Activities include an 11-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, a country store, games, a “cow train” and more. www.facebook.com/OKheritagefarm


TULSA STATE FAIR

  • When: September 27-October 7
  • Where: Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.

Whoo-hoo! The Tulsa State Fair is back, with its livestock exhibits, petting zoo, kid’s activities, amusement rides, vendor halls and of course—fantastic, fried fair food. Get all the information about this year’s fair at www.tulsastatefair.com


HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL AT CASTLE OF MUSKOGEE

  • When: Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 28-Oct. 27, 6-10 p.m. (gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
  • Where: Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd., Muskogee

Castle of Muskogee's annual Halloween Festival has attractions for people of every age and desired scare level. Kids can enjoy Halloweenland, the Enchanted Boardwalk, a Halloween Train and more, while those who can't get enough make-believe horror can sign up for Domus Horrificus, Casa Morte and the Trail of Blood. Plus, you can purchase Halloween decor and costumes on-site as well as food and beverages. Learn more at www.okcastle.com


OKLAHOMA'S INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

  • When: October 4-6
  • Where: Guthrie, Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s Intl. Bluegrass Festival has been bringing great bluegrass, traditional, western swing, Americana & other music to Guthrie, a historic town in the heart of Central Oklahoma, since 1996.  Set in Cottonwood Flats where there’s plenty of room for camping and lots of jam sessions, the first full weekend of each October has brought superb entertainers from the US and around the world to Guthrie for a weekend of great music. In addition to camping, jamming and all the great stage performances, festival-goers can enjoy workshops, chow down at the food trucks, shop for a new instrument or event shirt or hat in the merchandise tent, or bid for a fine instrument at the auction, where all proceeds go to youth scholarships. Learn more at www.oibf.com


WINE, JAZZ & WORLD FÊTE

  • When: October 5-6
  • Where: Guthrie Green and other downtown venues

The greatest jazz & world artists, fine wines, delicious culinary offerings, performance art, kids & family activities. Join Tulsa Roots Music for the inaugural celebration FREE on Guthrie Green and at Tulsa’s new Duet jazz club. There’s music everywhere…enjoy. Get the full schedule here.


FALL TRADERS ENCAMPMENT

  • When: October 5-6
  • Where: Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Rd., Oologah

Woolaroc will once again host the Fall Trader's Encampment on Friday and Saturday at the Mountain Man Camp at Woolaroc. Nestled near the shore of Crystal Lake, this camp is one of the most beautiful of its kind and is the perfect setting for a weekend of historical retreat.

Hosted by Woolaroc's Mountain Men, Wes & Roger Butcher, the camp has quickly become a favorite for traders and re-enactors from across the country. The camp will be historically accurate, recreating what a settlement of this type would have looked like in the 1840s.

The Trader's Encampment is open to the public and guests are encouraged to park and walk through the camp. There is no additional admission required; regular admission at the gate includes the Spring Trader's Camp. Many of the campers will set up their tents or tipis and have period crafts for the public to view and purchase


GREEN COUNTRY ROOTS FESTIVAL

  • When: October 6, 10 a.m.-12 a.m. 
  • Where: NSU Event Center, 1041 N. Grand Ave. 

 This October, celebrate the arts during the Green Country Roots Festival in Tahlequah. This family-friendly festival brings together an amazing array of regional bands, artisans, comedians, dancers, poets and filmmakers to spotlight the area’s distinct artistic voice.

Presented by the CBIHP Foundation and held at Northeastern State University, this festival also features several children’s activity areas along with a great variety of food and drink vendors.


35th ANNUAL PELICAN FESTIVAL

  • When: October 10-13
  • Where: Wolf Creek Park, 963 16th St., Grove

Enjoy pelican sightseeing boat tours, a carnival, arts and crafts vendors and other entertainment. 


ART OFF THE HILL

  • When: October 12-13
  • Where: Ne-Mar Center, 1000 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore

RSU Claremore's Art On the Hill Festival has been revised and revamped and this year, they're bringing it OFF the hill and to the people! Artist's Booths, Art Demos, Children's Art Tent, Wearable Art Contest, Live Entertainment, Cash Prizes. Benefits RSU Art Scholarships. Happening at the Nemar Center. Event is FREE and open to the public.


BRUSH CREEK BAZAAR

  • When: October 12-14
  • Where: The Barn, 10900 S. Louisville

The Brush Creek Bazaar is an outdoor festival that has something for everyone. It is an "arts paradise" showcasing more than 80 craft vendors. We will have artists of wood, home decor, soap, jewelry, outdoor decor, metal, clothing, candles & much, much more.

This 3 day event also features live music of all genres from bluegrass & jazz, to contemporary & country, as well as clogging & other dance styles.

There is a "kidzone extravaganza" awaiting all children with face-painting, a pumpkin patch, as  well as other specialty activities for the children to enjoy!


PLEASANT VALLEY FARMS 8th ANNUAL WINTER SQUASH AND PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

  • When: October 13-14
  • Where: Pleasant Valley Farms OK, 22350 W. 71st St., Sand Springs

Pleasant Valley Farms' 8th Annual Winter Squash and Pumpkin Festival features all your autumnal favorites, including hayrides, a 15-acre corn maze, a kiddie corn maze, live bluegrass music, and of course, a pumpkin patch! 


SHALOMFEST

  • When: October 14, 12-4 p.m.
  • Where: Temple Israel, 2004 E. 22nd Pl. 

This is Temple Israel (Tulsa)'s 25th annual celebration of Jewish food, music, art, and culture! You will want to be here for falafel, Klezmer, hummus, Jewish religious rituals, & great people! There will be all manner of fun stuff for the kiddos and for the grown folks to enjoy. www.templetulsa.com/shalomfest 


LINDE OKTOBERFEST

  • When: October 18-21
  • Where: River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave. 

Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa celebrates its 40th year as an authentic Bavarian cultural festival in the heart of Oklahoma. Scheduled for October 18-21, with a private, Corporate Night evening on Wednesday, October 17, Oktoberfest presents international German bands, Bavarian delicacies, authentic arts and crafts as well as games and competitions for the entire family. Entering its 40th year, you’ll enjoy große (huge) quantities of bratwurst, German beers, Bavarian cheesecake, great music and thousands of your friends together at one place at the new River West Festival Park with 116,000 square feet of new tents, stages and more. www.tulsaoktoberfest.org


FALL FESTIVAL AT CHICKASAW CULTURAL CENTER

  • When: October 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Dr., Sulphur

The fall season is a grand event at the Chickasaw Cultural Center! Festivities include cultural demonstrations, traditional games, storytelling, a pumpkin patch, food arbors, stomp dance demonstrations and more!


KIEFER MEDIEVAL FAIRE, A FAIRY TALE OUT OF TIME

  • When: October 26-28
  • Where: Kiefer Municipal Park, Indiana Ave. and N. A St. 

The Kiefer Medieval Faire, A Fairy Tale Out Of Time takes it's theme from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court. King Harold will be back to knight "yankee" kids and "rebel" kids alike! With many activities for the young and young at heart, fabulous feasting, music and more, why not come and spend some time with the fairies? Might meet a scallywag pirate? And who knows who may show up?


ROUTE 66 PUNKIN' CHUNKIN' FESTIVAL

  • When: October 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Where: John's Tractor Works, 444934 E HWY 60, Vinita

​Teams from four states bring their catapults, trebuchets, and air cannons to see who can launch pumpkins the farthest. It is more than a high-flying competition. It’s a fun-filled festival including food trucks, a chili cook-off, arts and crafts, games, and activities for the entire family.


10th ANNUAL PECAN FESTIVAL

  • When: October 27-28
  • Where: The Nut House, 26677 S. Highway 66 Unit A, Claremore

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