Fall is a wonderful time to explore Enid and embrace the spirit of the season. From markets to spooky tales, there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy. Here are 10 must-do activities for a memorable fall experience in Enid.
1. Red Bird Farm Harvest Market:
Experience the charm of Enid’s agritourism destination, Red Bird Farm. This one-day festival offers an array of pumpkins, squash, flower bulbs, mums, sweet potatoes, pecans, corn stalks, and hay bales. Shop inside the red barn and 70 plus vendors outside, enjoy delicious food from food trucks, spend some time with farm animals, and get lost in a corn maze. Admission is free, and the event takes place on Saturday, September 30 from 9 am to 5 pm.
2. Family Farm Day:
Celebrate Enid’s agricultural heritage at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. Participate in hands-on activities like grinding corn, churning butter, and decorating pumpkins. This fun-filled day offers a glimpse into the proud farming history of Northwest Oklahoma. Family Farm Day is Saturday, October 7 from 11 am to 3 pm.
3. Tombstone Tales:
Embark on a wagon ride through the historic Enid Cemetery on a moonlit evening. Re-enactment characters bring the cemetery to life as they share intriguing stories of Enid’s past. Tombstone Tales is on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7. Purchase your tickets in advance at the Enid Welcome Center.
4. First Friday Oktoberfest:
Don’t miss out on this incredible event on October 6! Join Main Street Enid for First Friday Oktoberfest and experience a night filled with shopping, dining, entertainment, Oktoberfest games, a costume contest, food trucks, beer tents, live music, and so much more!
5. Watch a Show at the Stride Bank Center:
Stride Bank Center has some awesome events coming up this fall, including Roots & Boots, Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sara Evans and a free showing of Hocus Pocus! Purchase your tickets in advance online at stridebankcenter.com or at the administration office at Stride Bank Center.
6. Nightmare Warehouse Haunted House:
For those seeking a thrilling experience, venture into the Nightmare Warehouse Haunted House. Brace yourself as you navigate through dark corridors and encounter terrifying creatures lurking in every corner. Open 7:30-10 pm Thursdays and 7:30-11:30 pm Friday and Saturdays during the month of October.
7. Catch a show at Gaslight Theatre:
Immerse yourself in the world of live theater at Gaslight Theatre. “The Book of Will” by Lauren Gunderson is a heartwarming and witty play that pays tribute to the efforts of John Hemmings and Henry Condell, who preserved Shakespeare’s works for future generations. Join Gaslight Theatre as they bring this tale of friendship, dedication, and literary legacy to life on stage.
8. Enjoy a Concert at Enid Symphony Center:
Guitarist Matthew Denman will be preforming the Concierto de Aranjuez of Joaquin Rodrigo in a program of stirring music with a Latin flavor. You don’t want to miss this concert on October 21.
9. Attend the Halloween Food Truck Festival:
Celebrate Halloween at the Halloween Food Truck Festival in downtown. This event brings together a variety of food trucks and vendors. Enjoy the lively atmosphere with live entertainment, participate in costume contests, and carve a jack-o’-lantern. With an array of vendors and activities, this festival promises a spooktacular time for all ages.
10. Haunted Tales with Tammy Wilson at The Farm on Norman:
Gather around the campfire with friends and listen as local author Tammy Wilson shares haunted tales about Enid at The Farm on Norman. Enjoy delicious hot apple cider, roast marshmallows for s’mores, and immerse yourself in the eerie ambiance of the evening. This spooky event takes places Friday, October 7 from 8-10 pm.
Embrace the spirit of the season and make the most of your fall in Enid by immersing yourself in these thrilling and entertaining activities that promise to create lasting memories.