Fall Oklahoma Festivals in 2016
The summer music festivals may be over but there are still plenty of things to do in Oklahoma this autumn. Be sure to add some of these amazing festivals to your fall calendar or you will regret it in December when you are stuck in your house! We already have dates for more than 20 events that will take place in 2015 and we expect to add a few more as the year progresses. You will find a diverse list of food, art and harvest festivals that will make you forget all about our list of the Oktoberfests in Oklahoma. So dust off your chili recipe, try some cheese, and play with pecans while you attend these fall festivals. If you know of other events this September and October near Oklahoma City or Tulsa, please let me know!
We hope you enjoyed last year’s list. We will be updating this information for 2016 over the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
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Backwoods Music Festival – Stroud, OK – Sept 1-5, 2016
Enjoy jam band, indie, folk, and electronic artists
Western Days – Mustang, OK – September 9-10, 2016.
This year’s theme is 40 Years: Celebrating Our Heritage.
Founder’s Day – Piedmont, OK – September 10, 2016
Parade, food & craft booths, junklahoma (vintage & antique dealers), kid’s activities (inflatables, pony rides, petting zoo)
Tulsa Greek Festival – Sept 15-17, 2016
Tulsa’s oldest ethnic festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.
Coweta Fall Festival – Coweta, OK – September 15-17, 2016
Parade, rides, 5K, pageant and more.
Arbuckle Mt Bluegrass Festival – Davis, OK – September 15-19, 2016
Rogers County Free Fair – Sept 15-19, 2016
Established in 1914. Carnival, chainsaw carvings, fair food, livestock and agricultural exhibits. Admission is free.
Oklahoma State Fair – Oklahoma City, OK – September 15-25, 2016
Carnival rides, family fun zone, wine & beer garden, barnyard birthing center, frontier experience and more.
Frontier Days – Tecumseh, OK – September 16-17, 2016
An annual event on the third Saturday of September.
I AM Yoga – Tulsa – Sept 16-18, 2016
Art + music festival.
Scotfest – Tulsa – Sept 16-18, 2016
Celtic music festival and Scottish Highland Games.
Pioneer Day Festival – Shiatook, OK – September 17, 2016
Greek Festival of OKC – Sept 23-25, 2016
Hosted by St. George Greek Orthodox Church.
International Festival – Lawton, OK – September 23-25, 2016
Parade of nations, music concerts and children’s area. Held at Elmer Thomas Park. No admission or parking fee.
Fin and Feather Fall Festival – Gore, OK – September 23-25, 2016
Plaza District Festival – Oklahoma City, OK – September 24, 2016
Wild West Festival – McAlester, OK – Sept. 30 – Oct 1, 2016
Chouteau Day – Salina, OK – October 8, 2016
Tulsa State Fair – Tulsa, OK – Sept. 29 – October 9, 2016
Livestock & horse shows, pageant, OK State Art Show, 5K, pickling and fiddling competitions.
Oklahoma Regatta Festival – Oklahoma City, OK – Sept 30 – October 2, 2016. A four day celebration of rowing, kayaking, dragon boating and family fun. Features kids area, fireworks, food, beer and wine garden.
Pelican Festival – Grove, OK – October 9-10, 2016
Watonga Cheese and Wine Festival – Watonga, OK – October 14-15, 2016
Wine tasting, parade, Great Rat Race (10K, 5K and fun run), Race the Rail (bicyclists), cheese food contest and cheese demonstrations. 2 day pass for ages 13+ is $5.
Poteau Balloon Fest – Poteau, OK – October 14-15, 2016
Held on the LeFlore County Fair Grounds. Carnival rides, tethered balloon rides, helicopter rides and monster truck rides. Pageant, pet contest, mud race and mud tug of war. Free parking.
Robbers Cave Fall Festival – Wilburton, OK – October 14-16, 2016
29th annual event attended by 65,000 to 70,000 over the three days. Enjoy the shores of Lake Carlton in the San Bois Mountains. Carnival, food, music and Fall Foliage Cruise car show, 5K run and 1 mile walk.
Talihina Fall Foliage Festival – Talihina, OK – October 29, 2016
Dickens on the Boulevard – Claremore – Nov 18-19, 2016
A Victorian-themed Christmas festival held annually on the weekend before Thanksgiving. Wagon rides, costume contest, living nativity, “Tales from the Top” tour, shopping and food. Admission is free.
Williams Route 66 Marathon – Tulsa, OK – Nov 19-20, 2015
Future Events – 2017
If we find the dates for a festival next fall (September or October 2017) which does not have an event in 2016, we will post them here.
We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!
Labor Day Carnival & Parade – Henryetta, OK – September 2015. A four day celebration featuring a car show, parade, BBQ dinner, games, live entertainment, beauty contest, gospel concert, and ending with fireworks. Activities throughout main street and at Cameron Field.
Oklahoma Indian Summer Festival – Bartlesville – Sept 17-20, 2015
Fine arts market, American Indian storytelling, Intertribal Powwow, gourd dancing and cultural demonstrations.
Gatesway Balloon Festival – Claremore, OK – September 18-19, 2015
Elk City Fall Festival – Elk City, OK – September 19-20, 2015. Ann annual event for 38 years feature crafts and fun from all over Oklahoma. See unique gifts, products and home décor. Admission is free. Hosted by Elk City Chamber of Commerce.
Route 66 Pecan & Fun Fest – Claremore, OK – October 17, 2015
Oklahoma Czech Festival – Yukon – Oct 3, 2015
49th annual event. Food, parade, dances and kolaches to celebrate Czechoslovakian culture annually on the first Saturday in October.
Soul Food Festival – Oklahoma, OK – October 3, 2015
A travelling music and food festival that attracts about 10,000 visitors per city. Internationally recognized artists. Ticket price depends on location. Options include early bird tickets, general admission, preferred viewing and VIP seating. Brought to you by the Kinfolks Foundation.
Fall Festival & Car Show – Holdenville – Oct 3-4, 2015
10 AM to 9 PM at the OKC Myriad Gardens. Live music, crafts and food to benefit Goodwill’s youth programs. General admission is free.
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