Fall Family Festivals

 

Written by Bethany Schwarz in the October 2017 Issue

Fall Family Festivals

The weather is changing along with the leaves. Pumpkin spice lattes, football games and fall décor fill our homes. Edmond is such a great place for fall family fun. Here are some attractions in and around the metro to check out this season. Plus, you spend the money on those Halloween costumes, so now you have lots of reasons to dress those kids up and show off your/their creativity!

 

OK Regatta Festival

Boathouse District, OKC, Oct. 5-8

If you are looking for something a bit adventurous, check out this festival. Right on the river, your family can enjoy watersports and races in the beautiful weather. Check out http://www.riversportokc.org/events/oklahoma-regatta-festival/ for more information on this 4-day celebration! You can be a spectator or a participant…whichever your family would prefer.

 

EdFest

Downtown Edmond, Oct. 6, 6-10 pm

Food? Yes. Drinks? Yes. Music? Yes. A local event and good cause? Yes, and yes! Gather the troops and head to Downtown Edmond for EdFest 2017. All proceeds of this family friendly event go to Edmond Mobile Meals delivering food to seniors in our community. There’ll be games for kids, all local live musicians, food and drinks.

 

Pumpkinville

Myriad Botanical Gardens, Oct. 6-22, 10 am-5 pm daily

This downtown OKC shindig is a beautiful and interactive fall classic. In its sixth pumpkin season, Pumpkinville really aims to please all members of the family...even the family dog.

 

Old Timer’s Day

Jones, OK, Oct. 7

Downtown Jones knows how to put on a party. Start the day with a parade and enjoy classic competitions: cake and pie contests, cutest pet, cutest baby, lawnmower racing, arm wrestling, even some good old fashioned pig kissing to name a few. Enjoy live entertainment all day as well as several local arts and crafts vendors. Your kids will thank you.

 

Scary Tales

Overholser Mansion, OKC, Oct. 19-20

This is the ONLY time the Overholser mansion is open at night. Feel the excitement of the tour discussing myths and legends of Oklahoma in addition to supposed ghost stories at the mansion itself. My kids will have a hard time containing themselves...won’t yours?!?

 

Edmond Historic Ghost Tours

Downtown Edmond, Oct. 27 and 28, 6-9 pm

Watch the history of Edmond unfold downtown with these guided tours. Tour guides will be in costume to bring the past to life as they play the roles of historical figures in our community. Kids and adults alike find this fascinating.

 

Downtown Edmond Old Fashioned Fall Festival

Downtown Edmond, Oct. 28

The festival kicks off at 3:30 pm and will provide hours of entertainment for the whole family. Like the name says, the old-fashioned atmosphere with yard games and fire trucks, plus (modern fun with) bounce houses, couldn’t be more precious but when you add Halloween costumes to the mix…it becomes a family favorite.

Grab your kids and your friends, head outside to enjoy the beautiful fall weather! Let the kids burn off the sugar from the candy and enjoy some time in your community. There are so many family friendly options, I bet you can’t just pick one!

 

Bethany SchwarzBethany Schwarz is the mother of 3 active children (6, 5, and 18m). She is in pursuit of building community while getting to know her neighbors through story and shared experience.

 

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