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As the scorching summer heat gives way to the cool breeze and vibrant colors of autumn, Oklahoma City comes alive with a plethora of exciting events and activities. Whether you're a local looking for something fun to do or a visitor exploring the city, you're in for a treat. Here's our list of the top 10 things to do in OKC this fall, starting from 10 and working our way down to the number one must-see event of the season!


Top 10 Things to do This Fall in OKC - 2023

Team at Verbode
Sep 12 5 minutes read

#10. Automobile Alley's Art of Beer

Kicking off our list is the Art of Beer festival in the historic Automobile Alley. This annual event celebrates the craft beer scene with tastings, live music, and local art. Sip on some of the finest brews while enjoying the artsy vibes of this unique district.

Date: October 8, 2023

Time: 12pm - 6pm

Location: Automobile Alley

#9. Red Earth FallFest and Parade

Experience the rich Native American heritage of Oklahoma at the Red Earth FallFest and Parade. Witness colorful tribal dances, admire intricate beadwork, and savor traditional cuisine. The parade featuring Native American dancers in vibrant regalia is a sight to behold.

Date: October 14, 2023

Time: 10am - 5pm

Location: Myriad Botanical Gardens

#8. Frontier City Fright Fest

If you're a thrill-seeker, head to Frontier City for their spine-tingling Fright Fest. The amusement park transforms into a spooky wonderland with haunted houses, scare zones, and thrilling rides. It's the perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit!

Dates: September 23 - October 29, 2023

Location: Frontier City

#7. Mesta Festa

Mesta Park, one of OKC's most charming neighborhoods, hosts the annual Mesta Festa. This family-friendly event features live music, food trucks, and a diverse array of local vendors. It's a great opportunity to support local businesses and enjoy a day out with your loved ones.

Date: September 24, 2023

Time: 12pm - 6pm

Location: Perle Mesta Park

#6. Uptown Outside

Hosted in the historic Uptown 23rd district, Uptown Outside is a block party style event where all of OKC can come out and enjoy food, fun and community. Verbode is excited to be a sponsor of this year's Uptown Outside!

Date: September 23, 2023

Time: 4pm - 10pm

Location: Uptown 23rd District

#5. Haunt the Zoo

For a unique twist on a traditional visit to the zoo, check out Haunt the Zoo. This Halloween-themed event allows you to explore the Oklahoma City Zoo after dark, complete with festive decorations, trick-or-treating, and encounters with nocturnal animals.

Dates: October 7 - 29, 2023 | Saturdays + Sundays 

Times: 9am - 4pm

Location: OKC Zoo

#4. ORR Family Farm

Just south of central OKC, ORR Family Farm offers a quintessential fall experience. Get lost in their corn maze, pick pumpkins, take a hayride, and enjoy a variety of farm-themed activities. It's a perfect outing for families and kids of all ages.

Dates: September 23 - November 11, 2023

Location: ORR Family Farm

#3. Plaza Fest

Plaza District is known for its eclectic mix of art, music, and culture, and Plaza Fest brings it all together. This free, all-ages festival features local artists, musicians, and food vendors. Stroll down the vibrant streets, shop for unique gifts, and enjoy the creative energy of the district.

Dates: September 30, 2023

Times: 12pm - 10pm

Location: Plaza District

#2. Pumpkinville

Pumpkinville at the Myriad Botanical Gardens is a fall wonderland. The gardens are adorned with thousands of pumpkins, gourds, and seasonal decorations. Kids can enjoy the pumpkin patch and various themed activities, making it a must-visit for families.

Dates: October 6 - 22, 2023

Location: Myriad Botanical Gardens

#1. OK State Fair

Taking the top spot on our list is the Oklahoma State Fair, the ultimate fall event in OKC. This beloved tradition offers a delightful mix of carnival rides, live entertainment, mouthwatering fair food, and agricultural exhibits. It's an experience you won't want to miss!

Dates: September 14 - 24, 2023

Location: OKC Fairgrounds

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