Get your costume ready because we’ve rounded up the best ways to celebrate Halloween in the Modern Frontier. Whether you’re looking to spend spooky season with your family, friends or even dogs; we’ll point you in the right direction.
There’s plenty of kid-friendly Halloween events to explore this October in our state’s capital!
Kicking off spooky season is OKC’s Haunt the Zoo. With 13 candy locations and 20 Halloween-themed booths, children can enjoy the wonders of the zoo and Halloween simultaneously. The 39th edition of this October attraction opens October 8 and will conclude October 30.
For a blend of history and Halloween, head over to the historic Harn Homestead Museum on October 20 for Haunt the Harn. This Land Run settlement’s special event wraps face-painting, a cupcake walk and pumpkin bowling into a unique history-rich celebration.
Pumpkinville at Myriad Botanical Gardens features homemade games, a pumpkin mosaic, pumpkin decorating, carousel rides and much more. This Oklahoma fall staple has picked up a "Witches and Wizards" theme for 2022 and will be open October 7-23.
If your family has a sweet tooth, come down to Bricktown on October 24 for the district’s 8th annual Brick-or-Treat, where children 13 and under are invited to wear their costume and celebrate with music, candy, pictures and all the other Halloween classics.
Still aiming to score some sweets? Visit Scissortail Park on October 29 for the annual Enchanted Treat Trail. The Hansel and Gretel-themed, interactive walking path guides children through the park, gathering treats along the way.
With more than 25 activities, Orr Family Farm will keep your kiddos occupied all day! Cannon blasters, super slides, giant jumping pillows, tube rollers and gemstone mines are just a few of the unique October attractions offered by the local farm. On October 29-30, Orr Family Farm will host Trick Orr Treat, where children can dress in costume and experience trick-or-treating around the farm.
For some hands-on fun, stop by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum on October 29 for the Steampunk Festival; where kids can create costume accessories and build mini robots out of everyday materials. Be sure to keep an eye out for penny-farthing and quick-draw target practice while you’re there.
For ages 16 and up, the Museum of Osteology is hosting a “Halloween Forensic Night” on October 24. Participants will receive a brief introduction to real-world forensic practices by examining a human skull.
Looking for something a little more frightening? You’re in luck!
Open September 24 through October 31, OKC’s Wicked Forest of Terror tabs itself as “Oklahoma’s most intense haunted forest.” Terrifying characters lurking in the shadows of the mile-long trek through the eerie west OKC woods show participants exactly what it’s like to live in a real-life horror movie. In 2019, The Wicked Forest of Terror was voted a Top 30 Haunted Attraction Nationally by scurryface.com. This attraction is recommended for ages 13 and older.
Frontier City’s Fright Fest shifts the amusement park’s thrill from daytime rollercoasters to nighttime haunted houses. In addition to horrifying haunted houses, Fright Fest includes spooktacular shows to keep guests entertained with a variety of activities. Frontier City’s special Halloween event operates from September 24-October 30.
From October 14-29, you can celebrate Halloween on a boat. Oklahoma River Cruises will briefly transform its classic ambiance to a Halloween-themed boat featuring decorations, food, Halloween music and a cash bar. The excursion lasts an hour and a half and is open to those 21 and older.
On October 21, those older than 21 can visit Science Museum Oklahoma for an evening of monsters and mutations. Guests will be given drinks and asked to help uncover some of the secrets of this suspicious scientific lab.
Man’s best friend
Do your dogs enjoy the spooky festivities? Well, we’ve got something for them too!
Bring your pup to Myriad Gardens on October 16 for the Spooky Pooch Parade. Show off your dog’s heart-melting costume in a prized canine costume contest or just come enjoy the cutest Halloween celebration you’ll find.