With so many wonderful ways to get
up to mischief, what’s a busy, spooky fiend to do? Although talented,
not even they can accomplish the task of being in more than one place at
many choices, we’ve done some of the legwork for you. Be you a wee
hellion, a family of bogeymen or a bona fide grown-up growly monster, we
found options sure to bring shivers of delight.
expect to see you all at the Gazette Parade, of course, but here are
some other unearthly choices the city has to offer sure to please merry
tricksters of all stripes, horns or feather, complete with an age
So, dress to thrill and have a frighteningly chilling time:
- Haunt the Harn Homestead
6-9 p.m. Saturday
1721 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Perfect for a family of beasts, this costume-required event is sure to have something for big and small. Festivities include bobbing for apples, marshmallow roasting by the fire, a safe environment for young trick-or-treaters and more. All Ages/kids
- Haunted Halloween Train Ride
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
Oklahoma City Railway Museum
3400 NE Grand Blvd.
The museum invites costumed revelers big and small on a freakish trip aboard the Halloween Train. Costumes are encouraged. All ages/kids
- Magic Lantern Festival in the Paseo
3-7:30 p.m. Sunday
The Paseo District
30th and Paseo Drive
In this evening celebrating a “night of light, not a night of fright,” studio spaces in the Paseo District serve as creative laboratories where industrious little tricksters can transform by using their imaginations. The fruits of their labors will be showcased in the “Spin and Sparkle Costume Parade” directly following. All ages/kids
- Storybook Forest
5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday
7200 E. 15th St., Edmond
Young trick-or-treaters may walk through a not-so-scary forest and meet their favorite storybook characters. They might come across Humpty-Dumpty sitting calmly on his wall, or perhaps canoodle with Goldilocks as she explains what makes a perfect bowl of porridge. Young ones are encouraged to collect candy from their favorites, sip on hot cocoa during story time, roast marshmallows then take a hayride. Adults get in free when accompanied by their little specters. All ages/kids
- Trick-Orr-Treating and Costume Contest
10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday
Orr Family Farm
14400 S. Western Ave.
Little ghouls in costume are invited for a variety of activities, including hay rides, a pumpkin patch, pony rides, train rides, a costume contest and trick-or-treating on the farm grounds. All ages/kids
- Haunt the Zoo
6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31
Oklahoma City Zoo
2101 NE 50th St.
Back for its 30th year, Haunt the Zoo is a far more exotic location to trick or treat than your neighborhood. Costumed ghouls of all shapes and sizes explore on pumpkin-lined paths to gather treats (and maybe some tricks) from volunteers along the way. Adults are admitted free with young monsters in tow. All ages/kids
- Haunt the River
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday
725 S. Lincoln Blvd.
Try your luck at “punkin’ chunkin’” from the Zombie Zip. Is the Ghost Bounce more your style? How about the Bat Launch? Perhaps relaxing in the fog is how you chill. Take the plunge into the Rumble Drop, then maybe go screaming down the 72-foot Sky Slide. Local food trucks also will be on-hand to help you scare away bloodthirsty hunger pangs. All ages
- Trail of Fears
8 p.m. Saturday
Little River Park
700 S. 4th St., Moore
The park hosts a movie night and a Jack-O-Lantern contest jump-starts the festivities, but beware! When night falls around Little River Park, the trails surrounding you become a sinister playground for grumps and bumps who are up to no good. Creatures lurk, waiting to pounce on the unwitting visitor who has strayed too far from the lantern-lit path. 12 years old and up
- Haunted River Cruises
7:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday
Oklahoma River Cruises
1503 Exchange Ave.
A frightfully decorated ship, spooky tunes, scary-good finger food and eerie tunes all await you when you join other revelers aboard one of Oklahoma River Cruises for a floating costume party you won’t soon forget. 21 years old and up
- The Sanctuary and Voodoo Lounge
8 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday through Nov. 2; 18-28
530 S. Broadway
Experience the asylum built by the altruistic Dr. Charles Labrie first as a visitor, then as a patient and finally, a victim of the cruel and demented Dr. Hammond. Hold on to your mind, or you might never leave. Or recover your sanity and your nerves with some devilishly good concoctions at the Voodoo Lounge after. 21 years old and up
- Guthrie Haunts Scaregrounds
7 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday-Saturday through Oct. 31
4524 Riverside Circle, Guthrie
One of the metro’s newest haunted house attractions came screaming onto the scene in 2011, and has since consistently been ranked at the top of the horror list by independent reviewers. Last year it landed in the “Top Ten Haunted Attractions” by the Oklahoma Haunted House Review. According to Guthrie Haunts founder John Pagonis, this year’s spectacle is bigger and more spine-chilling than ever. Previously spanning more than 5,000 square feet of haunts, the attraction offers twice the blood-curdling shock for those who dare to explore it.
For the first time, they also will offer an attraction for the younger set, Spooky’s Mishap Manor with pumpkin painting and a kiddy haunt appropriate for ages 3-10. Guthrie Haunts will donate 10 percent of proceeds to Guthrie Schools arts and drama programs. All ages
- Terror on 10th Street
7-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday through Nov. 2
2005 NW 10th St.
Take a guided tour through this house of horrors led by the crazy lady who lives there alone. Or does she? All ages/kids accompanied by an adult