The Patch at Glenpool
October 1, 2023 - October 31, 2023, 10:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.
Usher in the fall season with a family-friendly trip to The Patch in Glenpool. Open each October in Glenpool, The Patch offers fun for all ages, including adults. From hamster wheel and trike races to thrills on the mountain and mini slides, there's something for everyone in the family. Kittle ones can play safely in the Toddler Zone, while older visitors may enjoy the jumbo jumping pad, play a game of mega chess, compete in the water duck races and more. Admission includes unlimited day-use of all on-site activities. Stop by the petting zoo area to enjoy some hands-on play with adorable animals, then test your skills in the one-acre corn maze. Pony Rides are also available on weekends for an additional cost. Be sure to bring your camera for several cute photo ops set up around the farm. Make memories and take family photos throughout the day as you pick out pumpkins and experience all of the other great activities at The Patch in Glenpool.
Rose Kites over Broken Arrow
October 1, 2023, 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Rose Kites over Broken Arrow offers family-friendly fun to all. Watch as the Tulsa Wind Riders show off brilliant colors, awe-inspiring shapes and kite-flying tricks at Event Park. All ages are invited to pick up free kites and decorate them with roses before trying out newly learned kite-flying skills. Held in conjunction with the Broken Arrow Rose Festival and Chalk It Up Art Festival, guests are invited to celebrate the city where roses bloom during three days of Broken Arrow festival fun, with activities for all levels of rose enthusiasts.
The Rose Festival and Chalk It Up: An Art Festival!
October 1, 2023, 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
Once again for 2023, the Broken Arrow Rose Festival is joining forces with Chalk It Up! An Art Festival to provide a spectacular weekend full of free family-friendly fun. The Festival is a celebration of Broken Arrow’s return to its 1920-50’s history as The City of Roses and our city’s passion for roses and the arts. Friday evening Sept 29, 5-8:30 pm & Saturday, Sept 30, 9 am-6 pm, Broken Arrow invites you to its beautiful Rose District on Main Street, voted one of the nation’s top 50 Most Charming Main Streets by USA Today. Stop by The Rose Festival welcome booth for a free Rose Bracelet. Activities include Chalk It Up’s amazing chalk art competition and The Rose Festival’s Annual Rose Show. Garden experts will be on hand to answer your questions about roses, pollinators and Monarchs. The Rose Festival & Chalk It Up will combine to create an Art Contest with Art Exhibit in the Arts@302 Gallery. This year’s theme is “The Whimsey of the Garden.” Kids will find lots to do during the weekend festival with a big free KidZone with crafts and kite decoration on Friday evening & Saturday. Inspyral Circus returns with street performers and our very own stilt-walking Rose Prince & Princess. Enjoy their dazzling Glow Show at 8 pm Friday. The shops on Main Street will be open for festival-goers to shop and local artists will be showcasing their wares. Local restaurants and food trucks will be open to satisfy whatever your palate might desire. The Festival concludes Sunday, Oct 1st, 10 am-4 pm, with Rose Kites over Broken Arrow at the BA Event Park 21101 E 101st Street. Free kites to decorate with roses or whatever you like. Tulsa Wind Riders Kite Club will fly their large kites, have a Candy Drop, and demonstrate kite fighting! Also check out the huge Historical Kite Exhibit featuring kites from the 1800’s and World War II. Pack a picnic or enjoy the convenience of the food trucks and enjoy watching big, bigger & huge kites soar over the Broken Arrow sky. All events are free to the public. Please see the Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful or Chalk It Up Facebook pages for more details. Driving Directions: From Highway 51, exit south on Elm Street. Go east on 71st Street and then turn south on Main. The festival is in the Rose District, right in downtown Broken Arrow.
The Rose District, 302 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, Jennifer Deal, 918-688-5766, www.arts302.com
October 1, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00p.m.
BlackGold Days family-friendly festival is in its 45th year, and is located in BlackGold Park in Glenpool, Oklahoma. It runs from Sept. 28 through Oct. 1 with more than 10,000 attendees expected to experience the largest event of the year for the community. It also attracts vendors from all over Oklahoma and surrounding states. VIP Night is free for sponsors on Sept. 28; $1 carnival-ride night is Sept. 28; included in the festival is a KidZone, a pie-baking contest, a chili cook-off, a petting zoo, carnival rides and a beer garden. There is FREE admission; FREE parking, and FREE live entertainment.
BlackGold Park, 94 W. 154th Street South, Glenpool, OK, 918-322-3505, www.glenpoolchamber.org
Broken Arrow Fall Gun Show
October 1, 2023, 10:00a.m. - 4 :00p.m.
Held at Rhema Ninoiwski Recreation Center, this show will feature a wide range of guns, ammo, accessories, and other related items.
Rhema Ninoiwski Recreation Center,1367 E. 71st Street South, Broken Arrow, OK, Trish Wright, 918-955-1092, www.oklahomagunshows.com
Celebrity Attractions presents: Aladdin
October 1, 2023
Watch the classic tale of Aladdin unfold on stage at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center during this production of the Broadway musical "Aladdin." The musical retells the story of the classic Disney film with songs from the original movie and new music written by Academy Award-winner Alan Menken. Enjoy this extravagant spectacle of music, magic and comedy featuring incredible costumes and set design from a Tony Award-winning design team.
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 E. 2nd Street, Tulsa, OK 74103, 918-596-7111, www.tulsapac.com, eat4@eau4eav4eaw4, www.celebrityattractions.com/shows/10087/Disney39s-ALADDIN/Tulsa/2023
Tulsa State Fair
October 1 – October 8, 2023
Since 1903, the Tulsa State Fair has been an annual tradition! It is an event based upon heritage, family values and quality entertainment for all ages. Rides, games, livestock, exciting competitions, vendors and so much more make the Tulsa State Fair Oklahoma’s premier event. Visit the website for more info, tickets, Mega Ride Passes, admission and hours.
Tulsa Fairgrounds, 4145 E. 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114, www.tulsastatefair.com
The Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee
October 1 – October 28, 2023, 5:30 – 10:00p.m.
The Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee The Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee will be open each Friday & Saturday during October 2023. Gates will be open from 5:30pm until 10pm. Outdoor Haunts begin at dark & indoor haunts open after the Monster Dance at 6pm. Ticket sales will end at 10pm. The haunts will stay open after 10pm in order to allow onsite ticket holders to use their remaining haunt tickets.
The Country Bumpkin Pumpkin Patch
October 1 – October 29, 2023, 11:00a.m – 7:00p.m.
Create new family memories with a trip to the Country Bumpkin Pumpkin Patch in Bartlesville each fall. Open seasonally from late September through the end of October, the Country Bumpkin is more than just a pumpkin patch. Tucked away in beautiful countryside, visitors will also find a variety of activities for children and adults alike. Let the little ones discover and learn in the play area's play kitchen and garden shed, water pump duck races and more. Test your skills in the corn maze or find your way through a panel maze. Go on a tractor-pulled hayride, make a “corn angel” in the kernel bin and pick up goodies at the gift shop. Stop by the Snack Shack for a yummy caramel apple and hot cider or simply relax around the fire pit and roast your own marshmallows for a tasty s'more treat. The Country Bumpkin Pumpkin Patch also has barrel train rides, slides, and tons of games. Climb up the round bale tower, launch a pumpkin or two and don’t forget to take the perfect pumpkin home to remember your fun day spent on the farm.
18500 N. 4030 Road, Bartlesville,OK 74006, 918-214-3448m Email: eat8@eau8eav8eaw8
Tulsa Vegan Chef Challenge
October 1 – October 31, 2023, 6:00a.m. – 11:00p.m.
Join us October 1-31, 2023 for an entire month of BRAND-NEW vegan options all over Tulsa, OK! During this time, restaurants throughout the Tulsa area will feature special vegan menu items. Diners have the opportunity to go out, enjoy meals, vote, comment, and post photos of the delicious vegan meals they have ordered. This Vegan Chef Challenge is organized by nonprofits Vegan Outreach and Tulsa Vegan Guide. More info at veganchefchallenge.org/Tulsa.
The Hex House
October 1 – October 21, 2023, 7:00p.m. – 11:00p.m.
Travel to Tulsa for The Hex House, northeast Oklahoma's extreme haunted attraction. The Hex House is an intense, multi-element, walk-through haunted house attraction themed around a dark chapter in Tulsa's haunted past. The original Hex House was involved in a 1944 police investigation surrounding a small casket buried in the backyard of a Tulsa house and two young women who had been under hypnotic or occult control for seven years. The investigation was nicknamed the "Hex House" case since it had all the spooky elements of a Halloween story. The original Hex House become a favorite site for young Tulsans to visit on Halloween for years after the case was settled. Now, The Hex House is back, ready to bring your most terrifying fears to life this Halloween season. Do not come to The Hex House if you expect movie scenes or goofy props. Instead, The Hex House will submerge you and your friends into an altered reality that is much darker and less predictable than anything you've seen in the movies. Come to The Hex House and make your way through flickering hallways and eerie rooms that will transport you into an intense nightmare you won't soon forget. This haunted house is meant to entertain as well as to produce sheer terror in its victims. The Hex House is not meant for children age 12 or under. The Hex House features a second twisted tale for your Halloween enjoyment. If you survive The Hex House, take on Rise of the Living Dead, an extreme haunted attraction that presents a zombie nightmare. Gruesome, horrifying zombies are on the prowl, faster than ever. Experience twice the terror, twice the screams and twice the panic at this year's Hex House. Combo tickets will be available.
Sand Springs Pumpkin Patch
October 1 – October 31
Pick out the family pumpkin and hang around to enjoy all kinds of fun activities at the Sand Springs Pumpkin Patch. Open during the month of October in the Tulsa suburb of Sand Springs, this seasonal attraction has something for children of all ages. The Kids Activity Pass allows unlimited fun for a day, with access to giant inflatables, water duck races and a kid-sized hay maze, in addition to a dedicated toddler zone. Pony rides are also available on weekends, so bring the camera along and capture some precious memories that your family can treasure for years to come at the Sand Springs Pumpkin Patch.
17516 W. 8th Street, Sand Springs, OK 74063, 918-640-1869, Email: eat0@eau0eav0eaw0
Oklahoma Heritage Farm Fall Festival
October 1 – October 31, 2023
Celebrate autumn with a trip to the Oklahoma Heritage Farm Fall Festival in Ramona. Visitors can will enjoy more than thirty acres covered with games, rides, activities, animals and entertainment. At this annual event, a real working farm transforms into a great family outdoor adventure for six weeks every fall. Plan to make it a full day with picnic shelters, fire pits, shopping, concessions, country store shopping and entertainment on the grounds. Conclude your visit with a run through a 10-acre maze designed for the real maze enthusiast and a mini-maze for the younger children. Be sure to stop by the pumpkin patch for the perfect seasonal photo ops and a selection of gourds to bring home. Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.; Friday - Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 7:00p.m.
Pumpkin Town Farms
October 1 – October 31, 2023, 10:00a.m. – 8:00p.m.
Come on down to Pumpkin Town Farms in Tulsa for an array of family-friendly fall activities. At this family-owned pumpkin patch and five-acre maze, you'll find various sizes of pumpkins, gourds and squash as well as hay and cornstalks. Families will have a blast at Pumpkin Town Farms, where they can enjoy a corn maze, giant slide rides, two trains, a giant jumping pillow, petting zoo, treasure dig, tire swing carousel, tiny town, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin checkers, face painting, and so much more. Pumpkin Town Farms also offers pony and camel rides, a pumpkin blaster, critter paintball and a horse-drawn hayride (Friday-Sunday only).
6060 S. Garnett Road, Tulsa, OK 74146, 918-640-6586, Email: eat18@eau18eav18eaw18
Rose District Farmers Market
October 3, 10,17 & 24, 2023, 4:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.
The Rose District’s Farmer’s Market was founded in 2003. Fresh food, over 50 vendors offering locally grown and hand-crafted products, live music and informative demonstrations such as cooking and gardening, a kid’s craft area and petting zoo and live radio broadcasts all contribute to a very enjoyable late afternoon and evening!
Rose District Plaza, 418 S. Main Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012, www.brokenarrow.gov
Food Truck Tuesday: Manila Ice
October 3, 2023, 11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
Switch up your lunch hour at OSU-Tulsa's Food Truck Tuesday! There will be a food truck on campus during the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 11 AM -2 PM. Manila Ice will be on campus this week! Parking Lot E (free parking) Open to the public.
Pumpkin Festival at Shepherd’s Cross & Heart of the Shepherd
October 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, & 30-31, 2023; 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Pumpkin Festival at Shepherd’s Cross & Heart of the Shepherd September 26 – November 4, 2023 Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm Open Monday, October 30th Join Shepherd’s Cross and Heart of the Shepherd for their annual Pumpkin Festival. Enjoy a peaceful day in the country at an authentic working sheep farm, located just north of Claremore off Route 66. Filled with family-friendly activities with no scares. Loads of pumpkins in all shapes, sizes, and colors for purchase, starting at $1.50 each. Admission and parking are free. The only pay-for activity is the Wagon Ride. Enjoy a tractor-pulled wagon ride on a ramp-loading trailer through the hay meadow. Wagon ride tickets are available for $6.50 per person; 2 and under are free. Wagon rides are every 30 minutes. There are over 60 free activities to enjoy on the farm. Explore the walk-through Pumpkin Patch with Hay Maze and Game Area. Pet sheep, goats, horses, donkeys, and alpacas in the Farm Animal Barn petting area. Walk the Bible Garden and see pumpkins growing on the vine surrounded by sunflowers and fall flowers. All new this year is our QR Code Scavenger Hunt. Look around the farm for QR codes to scan and watch short videos about farming and shepherding. Pumpkin Packages are available to purchase, which include a pumpkin (size of pumpkin varies with type of package), wagon ride, and a take-home craft or bring some old clothes to make your own scarecrow. Packages start at $9.50 per person. Inside the Amish-built barn browse the gift shop with handmade décor, gifts, and wares from 60 local consignors as well as local honey, meat, and eggs; explore the Farm Museum and Silo with the all-new animated Percy the Perfect Pumpkin story time, and watch fiber demonstrations in the Wool Mill. There are modern indoor restrooms. Shepherd’s Cross is an accredited Agritourism facility, a Made in Oklahoma Company, and a Grass-Fed, Grass-Finished Animal Welfare Approved farm. Heart of the Shepherd is the non-profit organization (501-C3) that operates at the farm. Heart of the Shepherd teaches Biblical references to the harvest, the animals, farming, and gardening. Because of their generosity, admission to Pumpkin Festival is free and operates by donations. Suggested donation is $5 per person; suggested, not required. All donations benefit Heart of the Shepherd’s international and local mission outreach programs.
October 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2023, 8:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.
Tulsa Community College Presents Medusa Undone by Bella Poynton Tulsa Community College Theatre presents Medusa Undone (The Untold Story of the World’s Famous Monster)by Bella Poynton and directed by Mark Frank October 5, 6,7 at 8pm and October 8th at 2pm in the PACE Studio Theatre, Southeast Campus. For Tickets call 918-595-7777 or go to http://pacetickets.tulsacc.edu/events Medusa Undone is a theatrical retelling of the little-known Medusa origin story. Before she was one of the greatest mythical monsters of all time, Medusa was a kind, beautiful sea-nymph in Athena's service. Unparalleled in both her beauty and devotion to the Gods, Medusa catches the eye of the charming but narcissistic Poseidon. Interested only in the passions of the spirit, and not the flesh, Medusa feels she has no choice but to reject the greedy God. For this, she not only suffers violence at the hand of Poseidon, but also incites a deep-seated jealousy in Athena, with horrific and disturbing consequences. Medusa Undone explores how rape culture reverberates through the ages, and calls attention to the great injustice suffered by female victims of abuse. Warning, Medusa Undone contains discussions and depictions of sexual assault. Medusa Undone was the winner of the 8th Annual New Play Festival at Pandora Productions.
October 5, 2023 - October 8, 2023
This annual event celebrates the fall migration of the American White Pelicans that return to the waters of northeast Oklahoma’s beautiful Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees. Activities at this year’s Pelican Festival will include a Miss Pelican Festival pageant, a parade, a car show and arts and crafts plus food vendors. Bring the kids and enjoy the Pelican Festival’s carnival and stick around for live entertainment. Come to the 40th Annual Grand Lake Pelican Festival and marvel at the sight of boats on the shimmering waters of Grand Lake as majestic pelicans fly overhead.
Tallgrass Music Festival
October 6, 2023 - October 7, 2023
The annual Tallgrass Music Festival in Skiatook is a fun-filled family event that features top-notch bluegrass music. Join hundreds of visitors that descend upon the Tallgrass Music Festival, previously known as the Skiatook Bluegrass Festival. Festival-goers are encouraged to stay and camp while listening to the lively sounds of traditional bluegrass. Talented bluegrass artists will take the main stage Friday and Saturday to entertain crowds with original tunes, fiddle competitions and more. The 2023 lineup includes the Finley River Boys, The Bazemores, Midnight Hollow, The Roving Gamblers and Springstreet. Multiple food and craft vendors will be set up, so make your way to the Tallgrass Music Festival and plan to stay awhile. The grounds include shaded seating, as well as water and electric hookups. Children's activities will also be available, so bring the whole family and prepare to be entertained. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy a great band lineup at annual Skiatook festival.
2967 W 133rd Street North, Skiatook, OK 74070, 918-261-3443, www.skiatooktallgrassfestival.com
Woolaroc Fall Traders Encampment
October 6 - October 7, 2023
Experience living history at its best with approximately 125 tents and teepees set up for this annual Western heritage event. Spend the weekend at Woolaroc in Bartlesville and join participants from all over the United States as they recreate the rugged pioneer life of the men and women who trapped and traded throughout 1820s and 1840s-era Indian Territory. Step back in time at this Woolaroc Fall Traders Encampment and observe their lifestyle, learn about their backgrounds and interests, watch their craft demonstrations and check out their wares. The public is invited to browse through the Woolaroc Fall Traders Encampment, formerly known as the Fall Mountain Man Encampment, while enjoying food and living history demonstrations.
First Friday Art Crawl
October 6, 2023, 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Since 2007, the Tulsa Arts District has presented the community with rotating art displays as part of the monthly First Friday Art Crawl events. Every first Friday of the month, visitors can explore artwork inside galleries, studios and museums and catch a few live music performances or even an exciting fireworks display. As an added bonus, art crawlers can take advantage of free museum and gallery admission while shopping later than normal business hours would allow. Hit the district early for dinner, or stay a little later for a craft cocktail best enjoyed on an outdoor patio.
Various locations in Tulsa Arts District, Tulsa, OK 74103, 918-527-8170, 918-492-7477, www.thetulsaartsdistrict.org/first-friday-art-crawl/, Email: eat30@eau30eav30eaw30
Mannford Fall Craft Show
October 7, 2023, 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
The Mannford Fall Craft Show will feature vendors selling unique home decor, seasonal decor, repurposed furniture, gifts and much more.
Mannford High School Commons, 219 Evans Avenue, Mannford, OK 74044, www.mannfordchamber.com
Sapulpa Fall Arts & Crafts Show
October 7, 2023, 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
This show will have something for everyone! Adult clothing and accessories, ceramics and pottery, Christmas items, doll clothing/accessories, candles and potpourri, fabric and crafts, floral, home decor, kids clothing and accessories, kitchen wares, jewelry, pet items, soaps and lotions, pet items, and so much more!
OK Mozart Festival Oktoberfest
October 7, 2023, 3:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Dress up in Bavarian folklore clothing and head to the OK Mozart Festival Oktoberfest to experience all the flair and flavors of this traditional German festival. Bartlesville guests get a taste of Germany through on-hand food trucks delivering authentic eats, as well as hot dogs, cupcakes and strudel. Cocktails and wine will be served alongside the festival staple of plenty of Oktoberfest beers. The kids will have a blast too, with entertaining games like Torwand, a traditional soccer game. Children can also decorate cookies, join in the kazoo parade and get their faces painted.
Hops, Bops, & Bites
October 7, 2023, 5:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.
The City of Broken Arrow in partnership with the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the return of the wildly successful New Orleans Square event: Hops, Bops, & Bites! This event is a celebration of local music, beer, wine, and food! Entry to the event is free and open to the public.
Gathering at the Roc
October 7, 2023, 10a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Check out one-of-a-kind hot rods at the Gathering at the Roc in Bartlesville this October. Held at the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, this laid-back auto show is a car enthusiast's dream come true. Guests will have the opportunity to cruise back roads from the comfort of the unique vehicles on site and experience the area's outdoors like never before. Marvel at over 200 classic custom cars during the Gathering at the Roc this October.
Oklahoma Buckskin Horse Show
October 7, 2023
Oklahoma Buckskin Horse Association is a fun family environment for horse lovers to show their horses in challenging competitions. There will be several all-breed divisions in youth, walk trot, loping and ranch classes; bring friends and family and join in the fun!
Trey Lewis Live at The Tumbleweed
October 7, 2023, 8:00p.m. – 11:55p.m.
Trey Lewis will be LIVE at The Tumbleweed on Saturday, October 7th!!! Tickets are on sale NOW at www.calffry.com. Doors at 8, event at 9:30.
Tulsa Artist Picnic
October 8, 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Join us on the lawn after hours and let us celebrate all the artists and art workers that bring so much to our community. Free and open to all local artists. Enjoy food by et.al./Prism Café, beer from Heirloom Rustic Ales, tunes, a pickup game, campfire and special edition swag from Flash Flood Printing. Bring your creative spirit, an appetite and a blanket. Presented by Philbrook and Tulsa Artist Fellowship.
Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-748-5300, www.philbrook.org
The Rubber Chicken Factory Improvisational Comedy Troupe
October 9, 2023, 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Live audience participation improvisational "on the spot" comedy. Short form improv games with suggestions from the audience. Warning this show may contain adult language and themes.
Auditions for The Play that Goes Wrong
October 10 – October 11, 2023, 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
The Play That Goes Wrong by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer presents a theatre troupe's ambitious 1920s whodunit has everything you never want in a show: falling props, collapsing scenery, an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can't play dead, and actors who trip over everything… including their lines. How will this eager ensemble battle against all of the disastrous odds? CASTING 5 Males and 2 Females and Extra's NOTE *The Role of Inspector Chris Carter has been pre-cast and will be played by guest artist, Mark Frank For more information, contact the production director, eat44@eau44eav44eaw44
Sensitive Pumpkin Painting
October 10, 2023, 3:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.
The Rose District is once again partnering with Autism Oklahoma to provide a space in the Rose District for neurodiverse individuals to enjoy the holidays! Come to the Rose District and paint your own pumpkin! Feel free to come dressed in your Halloween costume.
Writing Unforgettable Characters Workshop
October 11, 18 & 25, 2023, 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Writing Unforgettable Characters | 4-week workshop Starts October 11 from 7-9 p.m. and meets weekly through November 1 Registration required at https://bit.ly/3qMpCHi In this workshop we’ll practice techniques from the world of improv, sketch writing, and acting that are helpful for writing unique characters into scripts and sketches, or for use in such stage formats as a one-person show, stand-up, drag, impressions, etc. There will be a focus on persona and POV. You’ll end our time together having received feedback on at least one character that will bring something special to your project, leaving readers and audiences eager to read and see more. Registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 9. A limited number of scholarships are occasionally available for those with financial need. The scholarship application is available at http://bit.ly/cpwworkshopscholarship.
Writers on Greenwood with Jamelle Bouie
October 12, 2023, 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Join us for our annual Writers on Greenwood event with this year's special guest, writer and journalist Jamelle Bouie! This moderated conversation will address important and timely topics such as the spread of disinformation, the value of learning history, the American value of free expression, and the work of public writers and intellectuals. This event is free and open to the public. Stay tuned for details, including special guests to be announced soon. Reserve a spot. Brought to you by the Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa, the OSU Center for Africana Studies, the OSU Department of History, PEN America, and Greenwood Rising.
October 12, 2023
Head to Collinsville on the second Thursday of every month (April through August) for Summerfest. Located just a short drive north of Tulsa on US-169, Collinsville is a friendly small town where you can visit with old friends and make new ones. This close-knit community comes together to offer a vendor fair and food trucks in the downtown area, with a free movie night to follow. Save the date for Summerfest (April-August) and movie nights (June-August) on Collinsville's Main Street.
Tulsa Ballet Presents: Jack & the Beanstalk
October 13 - October 14, 2023
Discover the magic of Jack and the Beanstalk at the Tulsa Ballet this October. This tale of friendship told through imaginative choreography is perfect for the whole family. Bring the kids to the ballet and watch the dancers leap across the stage in colorful costumes against beautiful sets. With narration, music and dancing, this captivating performance is one you'll want to see.
Studio K, 1212 E. 45th Place, Tulsa, OK 74105, 918-596-7111, www.tulsaballet.org/event/jack-and-the-beanstalk-2023/, Email: eat55@eau55eav55eaw55
Art Crawl on 66
October 13, 2023, 6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Experience art up close during the Art Crawl on 66 in Tulsa as artists bring imagination to life at local businesses. On the second Friday of the month from April to December, musicians, performers and visual artists will inspire patrons as they browse businesses and vendor booths. Kick the weekend off with a tour of historic places along The Mother Road, enjoying local restaurants and taking in the sights and sounds of Tulsa's art scene.
Various Locations, Tulsa, OK 74107, 918-445-4457, www.route66mainstreet.com/events
Nanyehi, Beloved Woman of the Cherokee Musical
October 13 - October 14, 2023, 7:30p.m.
An original musical based on the life of one of the most influential women in Cherokee history is coming to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Held at The Joint, “Nanyehi – Beloved Woman of the Cherokee" is the story of Nancy Ward, a legendary woman who was first honored in the 18th century as a Cherokee war woman, but then as a peacemaker during the American Revolution. The stirring compositions, riveting dialogue and modern choreography make this a must-see piece of musical theater.
The Million Man March Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show
October 13 - October 15, 2023
This October, head to the historic Greenwood District in Tulsa for the Million Man March Motorcycle Rally & Bike Show. Celebrating the first Million Man March that took place in 1995 which promoted African-American unity and family values, this event will be full of educational and engaging activities. It all gets started on Friday with a meet and greet featuring Black leaders including former director of the NAACP, Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. Later, join the fun at the official kick-off featuring live entertainment from DJ Phatkat. On Saturday, the Black Towns Bike tour will guide you through important areas of Oklahoma's history before having more fun at the event's street party. It all concludes on Sunday with the Community Peace Rally and Bike shower, where they'll see incredible and unique vehicles. Don't miss a moment of this informative and fun event in Tulsa this October. Hours: Friday, 4:00p.m. - 11:00p.m.; Saturday, 8:00a.m. - 11:00p.m.; Sunday, 8:00a.m. - 8:00p.m.
131 N. Greenwood Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74120, 918-585-2084, Email: eat59@eau59eav59eaw59
Kendall Whittier Art Festival
October 14, 2023, 10a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Celebrate the vibrant art scene of Tulsa at the Kendall Whittier Art Festival. Held within the Kendall Whittier District, this Tulsa area will transform into an art lover's haven. Wander through the area as Admiral Boulevard comes alive for a weekend street festival, featuring dozens of local artist booths on the street, pop-up shops with even more local artists and more. While noshing on tasty food-truck fares, be sure to enjoy the live music from local artists as the kids let out their newfound energy at the inflatable obstacle course and chalk art area. Gather your friends to join the community at the Kendall Whittier Art Festival.
Cherokee Art Market
October 14, 2023 - October 15, 2023
The annual Cherokee Art Market will feature over 150 elite First American artists nationwide. Representing 47 federally-recognized tribes, these artists converge in the Sequoyah Grand Ballroom of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa to showcase their talents. See fine First American artwork on display and for sale, including beadwork, pottery, painting, basketry, sculptures and textiles. 20 different categories will be judged and a total of $75,000 will be awarded to winning artists. A youth competition featuring the artwork of 6th through 12th-grade students is also scheduled. Visitors will also enjoy cultural demonstrations such as flint knapping, basket weaving and storytelling.
October 14, 2023, 9:30a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Celebrate the fall season at Vinita’s 36th annual Oktoberfest. Pay tribute to the season and German culture with dancing, kid’s activities and authentic German, Asian, Native American, Mexican and American food at this seasonal event. Find something tasty at the church bake sale or place a bid on one of the unique baskets at the Spectacular Silent Auction. The festival will also have dozens of craft vendors, so stop by their booths and browse the variety of handmade wares for sale. When you’re ready to relax, head to the Entertainment Tent and enjoy live music featuring the Blaskapelle Band from Tulsa and the German American Society Dancers. Bring the kids along for the festival’s many child-friendly activities. The Kids’ Tent features crafts, face painting and balloon art for the little ones or kids can head outside to participate in pony rides and a petting zoo. With so many booths and activities, there’s fun for the whole family at this vibrant fall festival.
Brush Creek Bazaar
October 14 – October 18, 2023
The Brush Creek Bazaar is an annual Tulsa event that boasts fun for everyone in the scenic Brush Creek area. Over a two-day period, enjoy shopping, entertainment and carnival activities in a family environment. The outdoor festival features exhibits from wood and metal craftsmen as well as vendor booths with everything from decor and soap to candles and clothing. Shop row after row of craft supplies and locally-made art from unique and exceptional artists while your children play in the kid zone. Complete with pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting and a swan pond, your children will never want to leave. Take a break from shopping to enjoy some quality time with the family over some live music and fair food. The annual event has been hosted in Tulsa since the 1980s and has been featuring top-notch live entertainment throughout that time.
McNellie’s Harvest Beer Festival
October 14, 2023, 2:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Head to downtown Tulsa for a celebration of craft beer at the McNellie's Harvest Beer Festival. More than 20 different breweries will be on hand to present some of the best beer around, with many Oklahoma breweries represented. Battered Boar, Big Sky, CHOC, Flying Dog, Mustang, Rogue and Sierra Nevada are some of the great breweries that will take part in this event. Visit each brewery tent at the McNellie's Harvest Beer Festival to check out what's new and enjoy the crisp fall weather with a delicious beer in hand. Reserve your spot for the festival today.
The Woolaroc Retrospective Exhibit & Sale
October 14, 2023 - December 31, 2023
If you love art or just have a great appreciation for wildlife and nature, you won't want to miss out on this exciting exhibit on display at Bartlesville's Woolaroc Museum this fall. Bringing together eleven acclaimed landscape and wildlife artists from across the country, "The Woolaroc Retrospective Exhibit" will feature an impressive array of works. As you tour this collection, you'll see the stirring works of painters William Alther, Thomas Blackshear II, Tom Browning, Scott Burdick, Glenn Dean, Jane DeDecker, Ralph Ober, Dan Ostermiller, Roseta Santiago, Mian Situ and Daniel Sprick. Art collectors will be able to purchase a wide range of original works as well. Bring the family along for this unique experience where art and nature collide.
Second Saturday Architecture Tour: Haunted Tulsa - The Arts District
October 14, 2023, 10:00a.m.
Take a fun and educational walking tour through downtown Tulsa and other historical local sites during Second Saturday Architecture Tours, hosted by the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture. These monthly walking tours will give you an insightful look into the exciting architecture and prestigious collections that you may pass by every day. Sites include various Art Deco buildings, Will Rogers High School, the Tulsa Underground, University of Tulsa and The Blue Dome District. This month's tour will focus on several historic buildings in Tulsa that are tied to local ghost stories.
Various Locations, Tulsa, OK 74103, 918-583-5550, www.tulsaarchitecture.org/programs/haunted-tulsa/?post=4780, Email: eat73@eau73eav73eaw73
Owasso Harvest Festival & Pet Festival
Oct 14, 2023, 11:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
The Owasso Harvest Festival takes place at Redbud Festival Park and is free and open to the public. Come have fun with family-friendly activities including rides, inflatables, live music, a petting zoo and more. Kids will love getting their face painted and having a balloon artist make them a custom creation. Browse through dozens of vendors with a wide variety of items, or sign up for Owasso's Junior Showcase where you can show off your vocal abilities. When you get hungry, stop by a food truck for a tasty bite to eat from one of the area's many mobile restaurants. Guests are also welcome to bring their leashed dogs to this one-day fall festival. This year, celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog month in October during the Pet Festival held in conjunction with the Harvest Festival. Several pets will be available for adoption during the event and local veterinarians will be in attendance to offer discounted vaccines, microchipping and heartworm testing.
Pleasant Valley Farms Fall Festival
October 14, 2023 – October 15, 2023, 11:00a.m – 9:00p.m.
Pleasant Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch in Sand Springs grows one of the largest variety of pumpkins and winter squash in Oklahoma. With over 90 varieties from 13 countries, the farm also provides information on each variety's use, including baking, pies, jams or decoration. Nearly two dozen vendors and craftsmen will be on-site with an array of items to purchase at the festival. Browse through handmade soaps, tasty jellies and much more, or pick a traditional orange pumpkin to take home. Craftsmen will also demonstrate their skills for crowds, including chainsaw wood carving. Buy a ticket to ride the horse-drawn wagon ride, pet barnyard animals at the petting barn, try the "punkin' chunkin'" cannon and grab a bite to eat at the concession stand. Visitors can snap fall-themed photos or shop in the gift shop. Navigate the 15-acre corn maze, play a round of mini golf or try your luck at pumpkin bowling. Kids also love the duck races and stationary calf roping. For some Halloween fun, walk through the haunted house and try not to scream as ghouls make surprise appearances. Come and enjoy a day at a real farm-grown pumpkin patch. Hang around and make sweet s'mores at the fire-pits, dance to live bluegrass music and experience all of the wholesome family entertainment this charming fall festival offers.
Philbrook Harvest Dinner 2023
October 15, 2023 5:30p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Dine al fresco at this farm-to-table dinner paired with Philbrook Wine Experience wines. The meal will be inspired by and created with fresh produce from the Philbrook Gardens.
Monster Truck Fall Nationals
October 15 – October 15, 2023
The Monster Truck Summer Heat Fall Nationals is an event for the whole family! Featuring a great new superstar lineup of monster trucks, there will be two shows on the same day – a matinee show at 1:00p.m. and an evening show at 7:00p.m. There will be a kids Fun Zone, and an opportunity to get up close to the huge monster trucks.
Food Truck Tuesday: Andolini’s Pizza
October 17, 2023, 11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
Switch up your lunch hour at OSU-Tulsa's Food Truck Tuesday! There will be a food truck on campus during the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 11 AM -2 PM. Andolini's Pizza will be on campus this week! Parking Lot E (free parking) Open to the public.
OSU-Tulsa Parking Lot E, 700 N. Greenwood Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74106, Candace Jackson, eat20@eau20eav20eaw20
TAAS Monthly Member Meeting
October 17, 2023, 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.
The Tulsa Area Azalea Society meets every third Tuesday of the month in the Outdoor Classroom at Woodward Park building. We are currently welcoming new members and would love to have you join! Each month we discuss gardening tips and topics for azaleas, community outreach opportunities, and answer questions from the general public on how best they can care for their azaleas.
October 19, 2023, 7:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Multi-platinum selling Grammy winners Casting Crowns will take their powerful live performances on the road this fall with The Casting Crowns 20th Anniversary Tour: A Live Symphony Experience. Featuring hit songs from the band’s current chart-topping Healer album (“Scars In Heaven,” “Crazy People”), concert goers will also experience a night of worship like no other celebrating an incredible 20-year repertoire of songs like “Only Jesus,” “Nobody,” “Praise You In This Storm,” “East To West” and many more. For the first time ever, Casting Crowns will be joined by a live symphony on this special anniversary tour. With more than 12 million albums sold and multiple Grammy, Dove and American Music Awards to their name, Casting Crowns might be best known for their fan-favorite live concert events – and The Casting Crowns 20th Anniversary Tour promises to be no different.
Lederhosen Lauf at Oktoberfest Tulsa
October 19, 2023, 7:15p.m.
Kick off your Tulsa Oktoberfest with the Lederhosen Lauf three-mile race. Participants in this race will lace up their tennis shoes and tighten their lederhosen before taking off through the Tulsa West Festival Park. Run alongside your friends as you race to the finish line. Winners of the race will receive the festival's famous chicken hat, a hat shaped like a chicken complete with ear flaps. All tickets to the race include a half-liter stein, a drink token to fill the stein, a T-shirt and free admission to Oktoberfest. Celebrate your hard work by filling up the stein with your favorite beer and relaxing with some live entertainment.
Tulsa Riverparks River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74107, 918-492-3338, www.runsignup.com/Race/OK/Tulsa/LederhosenLaufatLindeOktoberfestTulsa, Email: eat87@eau87eav87eaw87
October 19 - October 22, 2023
Tulsa’s annual celebration of authentic Bavarian culture is one of the most popular festivals in the Tulsa metro area! Enjoy international and local German bands, Bavarian food and beer, arts, crafts, games, competitions and kids activities - fun for the whole family. Tulsa Oktoberfest will be held on the beautiful grounds of River West Festival Park. Visit the website for hours and more information.
River West Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74107, 918-596-2007, www.tulsaoktoberfest.org
Turkey Mountain Haunted Trails & Fall Festival
October 19 – October 21, 2023, 7:00p.m. – 10:30p.m.
Take a spooky stroll you won't soon forget on the Turkey Mountain Haunted Trails. Enter the ¾-mile-long trail full of twisted cedar, cobwebs, creepy-crawly bugs and gnarled oaks. Guests will experience the trails of this dark walk-through attraction filled with terrifying live actors, fun special effects and ghastly scenes that fully immerse customers into the spooky side of Turkey Mountain. Follow trail guides in small groups through 10-12 scare stations that focus on creating an extremely eerie and spooky atmosphere rather than the gruesome scenes of other haunted houses. Each tour is approximately 30 spine-chilling minutes and begins at Turkey Mountain’s main parking lot. This experience is not recommended for children under 12, the faint of heart or those with mobility issues. In addition to the Haunted Trails, this year's event will include a non-spooky fall festival for younger participants. The festival will include a petting zoo, bounce houses, carnival games and other family-friendly activities. Whether you prefer shocks and scares or fall carnival fun, there is something for everyone at Turkey Mountain this October.
U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show
October 19 – October 28, 2023, starts 8:15a.m. daily
The U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, held annually at Tulsa's Expo Square, is the most prestigious Arabian horse show in North America. This nine-day show will feature nearly 1,800 Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses, as well as both amateur and professional riders competing in a number of different disciplines. Riders and handlers will compete in several events including halter, working cow, cutting, sidesaddle, driving and English, reigning and much more. Visit Tulsa for this exciting event and browse tons of vendors, check out elaborate barn decorations and view the magnificent animals up close. Also, make sure to visit the mini-museum to increase your knowledge about the incredible Arabian horse.
Tulsa Fair Grounds, 4145 E. 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114, 918-744-1113, www.arabianhorses.org/competition/national-events/us-nationals/, Email: eat91@eau91eav91eaw91
Broken Arrow Playhouse Presents: The Girl on the Train
October 20 – October 29, 2023
Get tickets to see the thrilling play "The Girl on the Train" presented by the Broken Arrow Community Playhouse this October. Based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins, the play follows the life of Rachel Watkins, a woman who has been secretly watching a stranger at the train station, jealous of the stranger's life. When the stranger suddenly vanishes, Rachel seeks to uncover the truth behind her disappearance and becomes caught up in a mystery larger than she could have imagined.