Fall has arrived and we’re ready to celebrate all things pumpkin and harvest these days. The Oklahoma summer heat is gone and the weather is perfect to get outdoors. The city is filled with events and attractions for your family to explore. I’ve put together my list of the best outdoor things to do in Oklahoma City this fall.
Things to Do In Oklahoma City This Fall
Head Downtown and Explore Pumpkinville
For two weeks every October, Myriad Garden’s Children Garden is transformed into Pumpkinville. This section of the park is filled with thousands of pumpkins and harvest themed displays. You will enjoy the creative crafts, stories in the park, pop-up shops, pumpkin painting, and special activities. This annual event is in its sixth year and is a local family favorite you don’t want to miss. October 6-22 10am-5pm.
Get Lost in a Corn Maze
Orr Family Farm has been a family favorite for years. From the hay ride and barnyard to the pumpkin patch, it’s fun for all ages. It’s also one of the few places in the city where you can find a corn maze. This year the theme is “Curious George: Celebrating 75 Years”. Find your way as you play games and decipher clues.
Take a ride on the Wheeler Ferris Wheel, then stay awhile.
The area around Wheeler Ferris Wheel is fun for everyone. During the day you can hang out in one of the hammocks, play a game of ping pong or football, or just walk along the Oklahoma aRiver. At night, the food trucks come out and you can enjoy the area in other ways that you’ll just have to go down and see for yourself.
Get Back to Nature at Martin Nature Park
In NW Oklahoma City, stroll along the park’s 2.5 miles of wooded trails, take a guided hike, or attend one of their educational programs. During the fall months, see the season’s changing colors as you stroll along the path. Tuesday through Sunday at 9:30am you can follow a park ranger on a guided hike to learn about the area wildlife, fauna, and other topics.
Get Outdoors in October at the Boathouse District.
Every weekend in October, the Boathouse District is offering different ways to get outdoors. From the annual Oklahoma Regatta Festival to Urban Camping and Craft Beer Saturday, you will find a fun filled way to spend the day. These special weekend events are in addition to all the fun you can have at the Riversport Adventures.