FINAL DAYS! Pumpkinville Fall Festival closes Sunday, October 24

FINAL DAYS! Pumpkinville Fall Festival closes Sunday, October 24

 

Sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation, Delta Dental of Oklahoma, Devon Energy, Goldfish Swim School – Edmond, and Tinker Federal Credit Union

Pumpkinville, one of the most treasured fall traditions in Oklahoma City, celebrates pumpkins, mums and everything fall. This year families can explore the Land of Oz and enjoy imaginative displays created in the Children’s Garden with pumpkins, gourds, haystacks, cornstalks and mums. Play hand-crafted games, participate in activities, and enjoy unlimited rides on Mo’s Carousel and special treats.

EVENTS

Activities

  • Story Time, weekdays, 11am
    • Reading with Glinda the Good Witch on Saturdays, 11am
  • Free Crafts
  • Pre-registered crafts Monday-Friday at 1pm
  • Paint-A-Pumpkin, $5
  • Face Painting daily, $5-$8
  • Free rides on Mo’s Carousel with admission
  • Ride the Pumpkinville Express every Saturday and Sunday during Pumpkinville from 1pm-5pm. $3 per rider.

Sensory Night 

Sponsored by Bank of Oklahoma

  • Tuesday, October 19, 5:30-7pm
  • $8 per child member child; $12 nonmember child
  • Children 2 and under FREE
  • Accompanying adults FREE
  • Pre-registration encouraged
  • REGISTER HERE

An event for families and their children with sensory needs, join us inside Pumpkinville for an evening of fall festivities! This event provides a more controlled environment to experience our fall festival. No loud music and smaller crowds. Your entry fee includes complimentary rides on Mo’s Carousel.

Pumpkinville Happy Hour 

  • Friday, October 22, 6–8 pm
  • Children’s Garden
  • $10 member; $15 nonmember
  • Space is limited, pre-registration encouraged
  • REGISTER HERE

Enjoy a night out at Pumpkinville with your partner or friends! Grab a drink and food, stroll through the décor, take pictures, and revel in the fall atmosphere. With limited capacity, this is a great way to enjoy Pumpkinville without all the hustle and bustle.

Trick or Treat and Costume Contest

  • Saturday, October 23. 6–8 pm
  • Children’s Garden
  • $8 for members, $13 for nonmembers
  • Space is limited, pre-registration encouraged
  • REGISTER HERE

Looking for a safe, fun, and unique way to Trick or Treat with your kids? Look no further. The full cast of Wizard of Oz, along with staff and volunteers, will be positioned throughout the Children’s Garden to pass out candy. You will remember this magical night for many years to come.

Classes @ Pumpkinville

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 1-2pm
Pre-registration preferred, Walkups welcome
Member $5, Nonmember $15
Includes entrance into Pumpkinville
 
Crabby Apples | Monday, October 18
From seed to tree to fruit, learn all about this delicious fall crop and how they grow! We will dissect an apple to learn more about this delicious fruit and talk all about the science and history behind them. We will press our own apples for an apple cider tasting and enjoy an apple-themed craft.
 
Scarecrow’s Pumpkins | Tuesday, October 19
Explore the inside of a pumpkin and learn all about this fall staple. Prepare for ooey-gooey fun as we dissect our pumpkins. We will finish off by making our own scarecrow and harvesting our own bags of seeds to take home to roast!
 
Tinman Tin Can Planters | Wednesday, October 20
Learn about our favorite cool-weather flower, the pansy, and fall vegetables such as lettuce, greens, and more! We will design and decorate our own Tin Man tin can planters and pot them up with your choice of pansies or lettuce seed for your own little piece of Fall magic.
 
The Cowardly Lion Learns to be Brave | Thursday, October 14 
The garden is home to critters galore that may seem scary but are actually very helpful! From spiders to bees to snakes, they all play an important part in our local ecosystems. We will read stories, learn about these creatures, and make our very own creepy crawlies to take home. Let’s get acquainted with these friends and earn our badge of bravery!
Full Moon Bike Rides presented by OU Health, FINAL RIDE Oct. 20

Full Moon Bike Rides presented by OU Health, FINAL RIDE Oct. 20

#FullMoonOKC Bike Ride

Presented by OU Health

Sponsored by Geico – OKC Southwest & OKC Vet Campus

  • Wednesday, October 20, leaves at 7pm
  • Meet at the Seasonal Plaza on the east side of the Gardens, off Ron Norick Blvd. (Robinson)
  • Suggested $5 per person donation
  • Route announced that night at the meetup by race coordinator Steve Schlegel
    • This is a non-competitive, leisure ride under the full moon in downtown
  • SAVE TIME! Fill out your wavier in advance here.

Bring your bike for a one-hour, 6-to 8-mile leisurely ride through the downtown Oklahoma City area under the light of the full moon. Meet up at the bandshell stage on the Devon Lawn. Route announced that night at the meetup by race coordinator Steve Schlegel.

It’s free however the Myriad Gardens asks for a $5 donation, which goes towards the nonprofit foundation that runs the Gardens. 

Routes are specially planned by bicycle enthusiast Steve Schlegel from Schlegel’s Home Inspections.

Don’t have a bike? Bike Rental Options:

  • Rent a bike from Spokies. Cost for the 3-hour pass is only $4.50 with the promo code, “FullMoon21” here.
  • Ride OKC Bike Tours offers family friendly bike rentals including helmets and blinky lights. Space is limited, reserve in advance and receive the discounted $10 price by entering promo code “THRILLER” here.

Please be aware of the OKC Streetcar Rails

We ask that participants in the Full Moon Bike Rides be aware of the OKC Streetcar rails. While the routes are geared away from the rides’ routes, if you park and ride to the Full Moon Rides please know in advance where the rails are located.

Download the map of the rails here.

Bicycle Riders Safety

  • Plan your trip ahead of time to avoid streetcar tracks when possible.
  • To avoid getting slender bike tires stuck in tracks, turn across at a 90-degree angle.
  • Don’t lean into turns when crossing tracks.
  • Cross a curved track at a 60-to-90-degree angle.
  • Change lanes next to the track at a 60-to-90-degree angle.
  • Helmets and protective gear are strongly recommended when riding.
  • Always be predictable.
  • Ride defensively.
  • Follow signs, signals and road markings.
  • Know your limitations – use streets and routes that are suited to your individual skills.

 

As a venue supporting health and wellness, Myriad Botanical Gardens strongly urges all visitors are vaccinated for their health and health of our community.
 
Vaccinations are free and to find a location near you, visit VaxOKC.
 
The Gardens has ample room for all to maintain social distance at all times in all areas.
 
When social distancing is not possible, please wear a mask.
 
Thank you.