Tulsa State Fair kicks fall fun off in Oklahoma

Published: 09/26/2019, 8:08 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) As the summer heat gives way to the cooler temperatures of fall, Oklahoma gears up for the season with numerous fairs, delicious food festivals and outdoor events set among ever-changing fall foliage. If you're searching for something to make your autumn dreams come alive, look no further than Oklahoma's wide and varied October event calendar.  Tulsa State Fair Tulsa / September 26 - October 6 Tulsa’s largest annual event is an entertainment bonanza with free concerts held each day, exhibitions, stage shows and so much more. Bring the kids along for this year’s Disney on Ice performance and also bring a healthy appetite for all your favorite grilled, smoked, fried or frozen fair delicacies. Honobia Bigfoot Festival & Conference Honobia / October 4-5 Whether you’re a passionate Bigfoot believer or a confirmed Sasquatch skeptic, there’s plenty to see and do at this fun and fascinating annual event. Browse unique crafts, go on a nature walk, ride on the ATV trails and hear thrilling (and chilling) Bigfoot tales around the nighttime campfire.   Woolaroc Fall Traders Encampment Bartlesville / October 4-5 Step back in time to when the West was young and experience the rugged pioneer life firsthand at this two-day event. Visitors will learn about the men and women who trapped and traded during the mid-1800s in Indian Territory. Oklahoma Regatta Festival Oklahoma City / October 4-6 Bring the whole family to OKC’s Boathouse District to celebrate rowing, kayaking, dragon boating and stand-up paddle boarding at this three-day event. There will also be live music, a children's area and food from some of Oklahoma City's best restaurants.   Oklahoma Czech Festival Yukon / October 5 Bring the entire family out to the largest free outdoor festival in Oklahoma this October. Celebrate Yukon’s deep-rooted Czech heritage with thrilling carnival rides, scrumptious, authentic Czech dishes, and plenty of traditional music and dancing at this hugely popular event.   National Indian Taco Championship Pawhuska / October 5 Come hungry for some of the best Indian tacos and fry bread you’ll ever taste at this fun and delicious annual competition. Bring the whole family along to charming Pawhuska for Native American dancing and crafts, loads of kids’ games, and to see who walks away with the coveted top prize. Watonga Cheese Festival Watonga / October 11-12 The second week in October brings thousands of visitors to Watonga for this tasty and fun-filled festival. Sample local cheeses and wines from Oklahoma vineyards, see impressive arts, crafts and quilt displays, and even get a quick workout during the invigorating Great Rat Race fun run. Heavener Runestone Viking Festival Heavener / October 12-13 Costumes, folk music and gorgeous scenery abound at this annual festival held at beautiful Heavener Runestone Park. Come out to enjoy delicious food, a children’s area, unique shopping and more. Poteau Balloon Fest Poteau / October 18-19 Watch the sky over Poteau fill with brightly colored hot-air balloons at this spectacular event. Go for an exciting tethered balloon ride or test your mettle in the annual mud pit race. Stick around until evening and watch the balloons themselves put on a thrilling glow show.   Robbers Cave Fall Festival Wilburton / October 18-20 If you love gorgeous autumnal woods, classic cars and good times, head to Robbers Cave for this popular fall event. With hundreds of arts, crafts and food vendors, live entertainment and the Fall Foliage Cruise featuring over 500 of the finest hot rods around, this festival has something everyone can enjoy.


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