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!
Last Major Update:
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.
Backwoods Music Festival – Stroud, OK – Sept 4-6, 2015
Enjoy jam band, indie, folk, and electronic artists
Arts Festival Oklahoma – Oklahoma City, OK – September 5-7, 2015
One of the top juried fine art and craft shows in the Southwest and a Labor Day favorite in Oklahoma. Over 25,000 attend over the weekend. Original artwork available for purchase. Free admission.
Founder’s Day – Piedmont, OK – September 12, 2015
Parade, food & craft booths, junklahoma (vintage & antique dealers), kid’s activities (inflatables, pony rides, petting zoo)
Coweta Fall Festival – Coweta, OK – September 17-19, 2015
Parade, rides, 5K, pageant and more.
Rogers County Free Fair – Sept 17-21, 2015
Established in 1914. Carnival, chainsaw carvings, fair food, livestock and agricultural exhibits. Admission is free.
Western Days – Mustang, OK – September 11-12, 2015.
Arbuckle Mt Bluegrass Festival – Davis, OK – September 13-19, 2015
Oklahoma State Fair – Oklahoma City, OK – September 17-27, 2015
Disney on Ice, Xtreme Bulls, carnival rides, family fun zone, wine & beer garden, barnyard birthing center, frontier experience and more.
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
Pioneer Day Festival – Shiatook, OK – September 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.
International Festival – Lawton, OK – September 25-27, 2015
Parade of nations, music concerts and children’s area. Held at Elmer Thomas Park. No admission or parking fee.
National Hook ‘N’ Cook-off – Grand Lake, OK – September 26, 2015. Cooking teams compete for best fish, hush puppies, and coleslaw. Public voting determines the winners. Also live music. Event held at South Grand Lake Municipal Airport.
Pelican Festival – Grove, OK – September 26-27, 2015.
Fin and Feather Fall Festival – Gore, OK – September 25-27, 2015
Plaza District Festival – Oklahoma City, OK – September 26, 2015
Oklahoma Regatta Festival – Oklahoma City, OK – October 1-4, 2015. A four day celebration of rowing, kayaking, dragon boating and family fun. Features kids area, fireworks, food, beer and wine garden.
Wild West Festival – McAlester, OK – Oct 2-3, 2015
Chouteau Day – Salina, OK – October 17, 2015
Talihina Fall Foliage Festival – Talihina, OK – October 31, 2015
Route 66 Pecan & Fun Fest – Claremore, OK – October 17, 2015
Tulsa State Fair – Tulsa, OK – October 1-11, 2015
Disney on Ice Frozen, livestock & horse shows, pageant, OK State Art Show, 5K, pickling and fiddling competitions.
Oklahoma Regatta Festival – Oct 1-4, 2015
Four days of rowing, kayaking and dragon boating. Family friendly event with children’s activities, fireworks, food from local restaurants, and beer & wine garden.
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.
Poteau Balloon Fest – Poteau, OK – October 16-17, 2015
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 16-18, 2015
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.
Peace Love & Goodwill Festival – Oct 18, 2015
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.
Watonga Cheese and Wine Festival – Watonga, OK – October 9-10, 2015
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.
Dickens on the Boulevard – Claremore – Nov 20-21, 2015
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 21-22, 2015
Holiday River Parade – Oklahoma City – Nov 27, 2015
Last Year’s Events:
Frontier Days – Tecumseh, OK – September 19-20, 2014
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