September 18, 2023
Sweater weather is on the way!
Say farewell to summer heat and hello to fall. We’ve had just a taste of fall this week with cooler temps and a little rain, so it’s time to start thinking pumpkins, leaves and fall festivals.
Here’s some festival fun happening around Tulsa in Sept. and Oct.
Green Festival • Sept. 21–23
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1222 S Guthrie Ave., Tulsa
Eat authentic Greek food, like gyros, Loukoumades and lamb dinners, while enjoying traditional dancing and live folk music.
Monarchs on the Mountain • Sept. 23 • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Chandler Park, 6500 W 21st St, Tulsa
“Monarchs on the Mountain” is an annual festival celebrating the vital role Eastern Oklahoma plays in Monarch butterfly migration. Educational booths and fun activities for the whole family.
Festival Americas • Sept. 30 • 2 p.m.
Guthrie Green, 111 E Reconciliation Way
Celebrate the rich culture of Tulsa’s Hispanic and Latino community. Live music, dance, interactive art exhibits and much more.
Autumn in the Botanic Garden • Sept. 21–Oct 31
Tulsa Botanic Garden, 3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr, Tulsa
Celebrate in fall with a pumpkin patch featuring numerous varieties for sale, a maze, weekly Thursday night concerts and their annual contest of scarecrows created by the community. Starting in Oct., families can visit BOO-tanical activities in the Children’s Discovery Garden Thursday nights (additional ticket required).
Tulsa State Fair • Sept. 28–Oct. 8
Expo Square, 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa
Livestock shows, Ford Family Food court, exhibits, rides and all the fun of a state fair!
Fall Fun Fest at Tulsa Trails West • Oct. 13–29
Tulsa Trails West, 3301 S 29th W Ave., Tulsa
The first-ever fall fun fest at Tulsa Trails West! Scenic wagon rides, ax throwing, a toddler zone, archery and more! Friday and Saturday nights offer the Tulsa Trails of Terror Zombie Paintball Ride/Experience.
Winter Squash & Pumpkin Festival • Oct. 14–15
Pleasant Valley Farms OK, 22350 W 71st St, Sand Springs
Live bluegrass music, hayrides, food vendors, a 15-acre corn maze and more!
Brush Creek Bazaar • Oct. 14–15
10900 S Louisville Ave., Tulsa
An event for the entire family! Live music, vendors and dining areas where the whole family can enjoy a beautiful fall weekend at South Tulsa’s premier arts and crafts event.
Tulsa Oktoberfest • Oct. 19–22
River West Festival Park, 2100 S Jackson Ave., Tulsa
Celebrate authentic Bavarian culture in the heart of Oklahoma, patterned after Oktoberfest Munich in Germany. Enjoy huge quantities of bratwurst, German beers, Bavarian cheesecake and great music.
And what’s fall without a trip to a pumpkin patch?! Tulsakids.com has put together a list of the best pumpkin patches in the area, all family-friendly and many with activities you’re sure to enjoy. Here’s the link: https://www.tulsakids.com/pumpkin-patches-in-tulsa/
Follow that same link to find out more about the family-friendly festivals listed above, creative pumpkin carving ideas and cooking with pumpkin. Happy fall, y'all!