October’s Top 5 around town
Where else in Oklahoma can one find a mountain made of hay, a colorful carousel, train rides and countless other family-friendly activities at a picturesque farm? The Orr Family Farm offers a seasonal experience in an outdoor, safe environment fit for the whole family.
It’s trick-or-treating with a twist at the Oklahoma City Zoo’s 37 annual Haunt the Zoo event. Discover 27 booths along a themed trick-or-treat trail as families show off their Halloween costumes to all the animals along the way. Open every weekend in October. Reserve tickets ahead to ensure social distancing.
You don’t have to wait for the Peanuts’ Halloween special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” to see spectacular pumpkin displays. At The Great Pumpkin Patch at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, spectators can see six large-scale pumpkin mosaics capturing images of Oklahoma greatness. People also may also select and decorate pumpkins, play in corn stalk mazes and plenty more.
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is not exclusively about history; sometimes, like with the Steampunk Fall Celebration, the focus is on the retro-future. Steampunk – a science fiction subgenre pairing modern technology with Victorian-era aesthetics – is the theme of the event Oct. 24 that will allow visitors to dress in their best top hat and goggles while creating miniature robots, designing thaumatropes and even learning a few dances.
Frights frolic in the night at the Wicked Forest of Terror in Oklahoma City every weekend in October. Not for the faint of heart and not recommended for people 13 or younger, this terrifying trip is guaranteed to tap into your primal fear as you walk through the darkened forest path awaiting anything to pounce from the shadows.