Tulsa is home to approximately 135 parks. Many of which feature mature trees with beautiful copper orange and fiery red foliage. The days begin with cool mornings that host gorgeous sunrises and the nights end with a subtle breeze. I may sound bias, but during the fall months Tulsa is one of the prettiest places in all of Oklahoma. Fall is the perfect time to get out and make memories with the family.
Here are several fun, family-friendly options in Tulsa and the surrounding areas.
Trip to the fair
In my opinion a fair is the unofficial start to the fall. The smell of fried foods and smoked meat float through the air. The sounds of laughter and games ring around everywhere. It feels so good to be outdoors. The Tulsa State Fair begins Sept. 29th and runs through Oct. 9th. There are fairs in surrounding areas, like the Oklahoma Heritage Farm Annual Fall Festival in Ramona and Black Gold Days in Glenpool. There’s also Oktoberfest in Tulsa October 20th thru 23rd.
Pumpkin Patch Hopping
I’m sure you can find a pumpkin at your local grocery store in their fall display. However, pumpkin patches and farms have created an exciting environment to find pumpkins and gourds. Pumpkin Town Farms in Tulsa features hay rides, photo ops, and of course pumpkins! Pleasant Valley Farms in Sand Springs, and the Tulsa Botanical Gardens are also great spots for pumpkin themed fun.
Whether you like fairies and kitty costumes or grotesque and knarley masks, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy Halloween during fall. The Halloween Festival at The Castle of Muskogee is a staple in northeastern Oklahoma and they are open every Friday and Saturday in October. Tulsa’s newest attraction, The Gathering Place, hosts The Great Halloween Hunt which is for one weekend only but sure to be enjoyable.
Fall is an awesome time to create wonderful and lasting memories with your family. Take the time to get out there and have some much needed fun.