Travel + Leisure has named Oklahoma City a top most affordable destination for fall travel, and there's never been a better time to make the trip! Whether you're in town for an OU or OSU football game, taking advantage of a cool weather weekend in the city or seeking the thrills and chills of Halloween, here's your guide to all things autumn in OKC.
Fall means football in Oklahoma, and the action and adrenaline of our college sports don't stop in Stillwater or Norman. Catch the big game at one of OKC's sports bars, like Chalk or Bricktown Brewery, or get in the spirit at a craft brewery taproom. You can celebrate a "win" afterward with a boozy milkshake at Kong's Tavern in Midtown (which will help if the day ends in a loss, too).
Fall Fairs & Festivals
While the unofficial start to fall in OKC is the Oklahoma State Fair, the long-awaited festivities of the season certainly don't end there. Enjoy the sights and sounds of local artists and musicians at the annual Plaza District Festival, or make your way to one of the largest craft shows in the Southwest – An Affair of the Heart.
Halloween Fun & Frights
For monster-free fun that's perfect for young boys and ghouls, head to Pumpkinville at Myriad Gardens or Haunt the Zoo, back for its 36th year in 2019. Looking a more frightful experience? The state's largest Halloween event, Fright Fest, takes place each year at Frontier City. Prepare for the scare with haunted houses, spooky shows and horrors lurking around every coaster.
Wanting to channel real fear? Book a ghost tour with Destination Oklahoma where you'll visit famously haunted and iconic buildings in downtown OKC.