Fall Festivals 2023

Categories: In Our Communities
3rd Annual Greenwood Film Festival
August 2-6

Based in the historic home of Black Wall Street, the festival remembers and keeps alive the lessons learned from the rise and fall of the Greenwood District. Designed to build up, nurture and equip the next generation of storytellers, creatives and visionaries, the festival invites audiences to experience the riveting films that will leave a deep lasting impression. Visit the website for the schedule and more information.

OSU-Tulsa, 700 N. Greenwood, Tulsa, eat0@eau0eav0eaw0

Taste of Summer Ice Cream Festival
August 5, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Taste of Summer event in Central Park is considered a summer staple in Broken Arrow. This ice cream festival invites guests to enjoy a family fun zone with inflatables and face painting, a car show, art vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, a steak cook-off and all-you-can-eat Blue Bell ice cream. Broken Arrow is home to legendary Blue Bell Creamery, and this event packs a lot of fun into one day. Enjoy a festival atmosphere surrounded by scoops of your favorite Blue Bell flavors. This hometown event boasts big fun for the whole family.

Central Park, 1500 S Main Street, Broken Arrow, 918-251-1518, www.tasteofsummerba.com

Water Lantern Festival
August 5, 5:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.

The Water Lantern Festival has been voted one of the best cultural festivals in the county by USA Today! You are invited to enjoy the beauty of thousands of lanterns reflecting off the beautiful waterways. A ticket to the event also includes a floating lantern kit, an LED candle, a commemorative drawstring bag, a marker, playing cards and games. Many games, food choices, music makes this an event not to be missed!

21101 E. 101st Street, Broken Arrow

Light the Way Music Festival
August 11-12

This two-day music festival is full of music, music and more music! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, pillows and sunscreen and settle in to enjoy. For more information and event schedule, visit the website.

Events Park, 21101 E. 101st Street, Broken Arrow, 417-319-1338, www.lightthewayministry.com

Illuminate Arts Festival: Tracing Our Roots
August 12, 5:00p.m.

Arthouse Tulsa and Tulsa Global District’s second art festival! Featuring live murals, vendors, activities, performances and more.

1801 S. Garnett Road, Tulsa, OK 74128, www.arthousetulsa.com

Jazz on the Green
August 19, 5:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.

Save the date! Jazz on the Green will be back with the fourth annual show! Artist lineup is Fred Smith, Grady Nichols, Michael Fields Jr., and Kim Scott & Funk Factory.

Guthrie Green, 111 Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, www.guthriegreen.com

Lake Life Festival
August 19, 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

We will have a kid’s fishing derby to kid’s games and activities. Canoe races. We have lots of family fun for the day and a variety of entertainment including music and a fishing tournament.

1955 Basin Road, Mannford, www.mannfordchamber.com

2023 Tulsa Summer Reptile Show
August 20, 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

The Tulsa Summer Reptile Show will feature a wide range of reptiles, amphibians, turtles, supplies, invertebrates, cages, bedding, feeders, cage supplies and feeders; exotic animals, tanks, decorative items, toys, and much more. In addition, there will be kids’ activities, an educational area and much more.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Warren Place, 5110 S. Yale Avenue, Tulsa, www.coldbloodedexpos.com/reptile-show/the-oklahoma-reptile-show-28

Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning
August 25-27

The Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning 3 day event will feature tethered balloon rides, food trucks, helicopter rides, children’s activities, live music, a 5-k run, parachute jumpers and much more. Highlights of the event include nightly balloon glows, morning flights and a fireworks finale on Sunday night. Daily admission is $10 per car, and all ages are welcome!

640 S. 40th Street, Muskogee, 918-684-6302

2023 Mayes County Fair, Pryor
September 6-11

The Mayes County Fair will feature 4-H/FFA shows and exhibits, livestock show and sale, entertainment, tractor driving contest, carnival, pedal pull contest, beef fitting contest, pet show, vendors, great food, and more!

2200 NE 1st Street, Pryor, (918)825-3241, www.mayescountyfair.com

2023 Tulsa Gun Show
September 9-30

The 2023 Tulsa Gun Show will feature a wide range of guns, ammo, accessories, and other related items. Hours: Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 5:00pm. and Sunday, 10:00a.m - 4:00p.m.

Tulsa Fairgrounds, 4145 E. 21st Street, Tulsa, www.oklahomagunshows.com

Pioneer Day Festival
September 21-23

Pioneer Day Festival starts with “Chalk the Walk” and the Color Run; the Pioneer Day Parade starts at 9:00a.m. The midway will have food vendors, amusement rides, carnival games, talent competition, petting zoo, kid’s fishing derby, chalk art contest, rodeo, live music, and more. The parking lot of the West Rogers Campus of First Baptist Church will feature a Fantasy on Wheels car show.

Skiatook Central Park, Corner of Hwy 20 & Locust Street, Skiatook, www.skiatookchamber.com

Gore Fin and Feather Fall Festival
September 22-24, Friday and Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 6:00pm. and Sunday, 9::00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

The Gore Fin and Feather Fall Festival will host 170 exhibitors will be showcasing and selling their unique handiwork! It is one of the most popular annual traditional festivals in the state, so don’t miss out! 

Fin and Feather Resort, 445889 Highway 10-A, Gore, 918-487-5148, www.finandfeatherresort.com

Tulsa State Fair
September 28-October 8

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, www.tulsastatefair.com

BlackGold Days
September 28-October 1, Hours: Thursday and Friday, 4:00p.m. - 11:00; Saturday, 10:00a.m. - 11:00pm.; Sunday, 10:00a.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. 918-322-3505, www.glenpoolchamber.org

Broken Arrow Fall Gun Show
September 30- October 1, Hours: Saturday, 9:00.m. - 5:00p.m and Sunday, 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 S., Broken Arrow Trish Wright, 918-955-1092,  www.oklahomagunshows.com

Mannford Fall Craft Show
October 7, 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, www.mannfordchamber.com

Sapulpa Fall Arts & Crafts Show
October 7, 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!

Sapulpa Methodist Church, 1401 E. Taft Avenue, Sapulpa, Contact: Cheryl Cox, 918-409-7997, www.sapulpafumc.org

Tulsa Oktoberfest
October 19-22

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, 918-596-2007, www.tulsaoktoberfest.org

Autumn Leaves Quilt Show
October 20-21, Hours: Friday, 9:00a.m. - 5:00pm., Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

The Autumn Leaves Quilt Show will include judged and non-judged quilt categories, donation quilt, demonstrations, prize baskets, small quilt auction, apron auction, crafts, autumn themed bed turnings, vendors, food concession and more. Admission: $5, free for children under 12. 

Claremore Community Center, 2301 N. Sioux Avenue, Claremore, 918-638-9777

Broken Arrow Gun Show
October 21-22, Hours: Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 5:00pm. and Sunday, 10:00a.m. -4:00p.m.

This show will feature a wide range of guns, ammo, accessories, and other related items. 

Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, 200 W. Albany Street, Broken Arrow, www.oklahomagunshows.com

Route 66 Pecan and Music Festival
October 28-29, Hours: Saturday, 10:00a.m. - 8:00a.m. and Sunday, 10:00.m. - 6:00p.m.

Also known as the Route 66 Pecan and Fun Festival! Head to the Nut Hut for live music, a car show, pecan pie-eating contests, craft show and kids games, camel and pony rides, hay rides, face painting and activities.  Free admission.

26677 S. Highway 66, Claremore

Tulsa Fall Home Expo
November 3-5, Hours: Friday, 12:00p.m. - 7:00pm., Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 7:00p.m. and Sunday, 11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

The Tulsa Fall Home Expo is wonderful opportunity to meet a great selection of home professionals who will be offering their services and products to plan everything for your home projects.

River Spirit Expo at Expo Square, Tulsa Fairgrounds, 4145 E. 21st Street, Tulsa. 918-605-5480, Email: eat1@eau1eav1eaw1, www.fallhomeexpo.com

Broken Arrow Craft Show
November 4, 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Come by and visit a varied array of crafters and vendors selling their wares!

First United Methodist Church, 112 E. College, Broken Arrow

South Tulsa Arts and Crafts Expo
November 4, 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit many local artists and crafters selling uniquely created items. Don’t forget to bid on a Silent Auction Basket!

South Tulsa Baptist Church, 10310 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa, 918-299-0904, www.southtulsa.org

Afton Craft and Vendor Fair
November 4, 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

The Afton Craft and Vendor Fair will offer a rich assortment of crafters and vendors selling their wares.

Afton Community Center, 21965 Bison Street, Afton, 918-257-4304

Sand Springs Harvest Christmas Craft Show
November 11, 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Start your holiday shopping early! This show will feature a car show, unique gifts, stocking stuffers and more.

1601 W. 4th Street, Sand Springs

Sapulpa Holiday Bazaaar
November 11, 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Enjoy shopping handcrafted items, jewelry, holiday fits and homemade foods at the Sapulpa Holiday Bazaar. Breakfast and lunch will be served at the Good Shepherd Cafe. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome!

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1420 E. Dewey Avenue, Sapulpa, 918-224-5144

Tulsa Fall Arms Show
November 11-12, 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

The 2023 Tulsa Gun Show will feature a wide range of guns, ammo, accessories, and other related items.

Tulsa Fairgrounds, 4145 E. 21st Street, Tulsa, www.oklahomagunshows.com

Affair of the Heart
November 17-19, Hours: Friday and Saturday, 9:00a.m. - 6:00p.m and Sunday, 11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

The Affair of the Heart expo will showcase all of our favorite Athleisure Wear and accessories, handpicked just for you! Come shop with us and all of the wonderful vendors at this awesome shopping event! 

River Spirit Expo, Tulsa Fairgrounds, 4145 E. 21st Street, Tulsa, www.aaoth.com


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