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.  


Family Fun 

There’s plenty of kid-friendly Halloween events to explore this October in the Modern Frontier!  

Kicking off spooky season is OKC’s Pumpkinville at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. This event features homemade games, a pumpkin mosaic, pumpkin decorating, carousel rides and much more. This Oklahoma fall staple has picked a travel theme for 2023 and will be open October 6-22.  

At Haunt the Zoo, children can enjoy the wonders of the zoo and Halloween simultaneously. With 13 candy locations and 20 Halloween-themed booths, the 40th year of this October tradition opens October 7 and will conclude October 29.

For a blend of history and Halloween, head over to the historic Harn Homestead 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. 

If your family has a sweet tooth, come down to Bricktown on October 23 for the district’s 9th 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.  

For some hands-on fun, stop by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum on October 26 for HalloWest, where kids can do crafts and get their face painted.

Still aiming to score some sweets? Visit Scissortail Park on October 26-28 for the ScaryTale Park, a trick-or-treating fairy trail adventure. 

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 28, Orr Family Farm will host Trick Orr Treat, where children can dress in costume and experience trick-or-treating around the farm.  

Visit the Oklahoma Railway Museum for a Halloween train ride. On October 28 and 29, the whole family is invited to explore the museum grounds for a scavenger hunt, receive a candy gift bag and ride the Halloween Train.


Adult oriented   

For ages 16 and up, the Museum of Osteology is hosting a Forensic Night on October 26 and 27. Participants will receive a brief introduction to real-world forensic practices.

Looking for something a little more frightening? You’re in luck!  

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 16-October 29. 

From October 13-28, 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. Haunt the River lasts an hour and a half and is open to those 21 and older.  

At History & Haunts, visitors will hear the spooky stories of Oklahoma history and get a rare glimpse inside the Overholser Mansion after dark. Tours are every Saturday in October with an additional tour on October 29. 

One night only on October 31, Beer City Music Hall is hosting a Shrek Rave. Tickets start at $15, and the show starts at 9 p.m.


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 Saturday, October 28 at 2 p.m. for the Spooky Pooch Parade. Register ahead of time and 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.