OCTOBER

PUMPKINVILLE

Pumpkinville presented by OGE

  • Sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, E.L. & Thelma Gaylord Foundation, Tapstone Energy, Delta Dental and Goldfish Swim School
  • Children’s Garden
  • Friday, October 5 to Sunday, October 21, 10am-5pm daily
  • FREE for Myriad Garden Members and Children age 2 and under
  • Non-members $8 per person—includes carousel ride
  • Crystal Bridge and Pumpkinville Package $12 per person
  • Paint-A-Pumpkin $5 per pumpkin
  • Saturdays and Sundays Pumpkinville Express (train) running from 1-5pm, $2 per rider
  • Infants FREE

Join us for our seventh annual Pumpkinville, in the Children’s Garden! Beginning October 5, bring your friends and family to one of the most treasured fall treats in Oklahoma City. Enjoy crafts, activities and imaginative displays in our New England Pumpkin Town that will get you in the spirit of the season. Each weekend families can enjoy activities and entertainment. It’s all just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!

Pumpkinville-related events

Lifestyle Photography Class with Jessie Huff Photography

  • Sunday, October 14, 5:30-7:30
  • Pumpkinville Programming Tent
  • Best for adults
  • Member $40, Nonmember: $45
  • REGISTER HERE

Jessie Huff is a lifestyle wedding and portrait photographer with six years of experience. This course will teach participants how to take better photos technically and creatively using a DSLR camera. Dust that baby off and learn how to use your camera in manual mode while learning all about exposure-aperture, ISO, shutter speed, lenses, composition, directing your subjects and how to find great lighting. During this two hour course, Jessie will teach you to direct your subjects in a way to get genuine emotions and how to get the most out of your camera/ lens. She’ll even guide you through ways to take better photos with your cell phone! Participants will leave with lots of great information, a review of what was taught in the course and a new inspiration to document your life, whether that is your children or your pet! There are a limited number of spaces available so please register by Friday, October 12.

Painting in the Gardens: Wood Pumpkin Signs

  • Saturday, October 20, 11am-1pm
  • Pumpkinville Programming Tent
  • “Evette” on wood 11″x12″ size $15 members, $20 nonmembers
  • “Hallows Eve” on wood 16″x19″, $30 members, $35 nonmembers
  • REGISTER HERE

Join us outdoors this Autumn day for the love of all things pumpkin! This class is for adults and kids! Participants will be painting the Kids pumpkin “Evette” on wood 11″x12″ size ($20) or will be painting & personalizing with own initial the adult size pumpkin “Hallows Eve” on wood 16″x19″ size ($35). Our artist will guide you step by step to create your own Halloween Pumpkin Sign!

Autumn Wreath Making Class

  • Sunday, October 21, 1:30 – 3pm
  • Pumpkinville Programming Tent
  • Best for adults
  • Member: $30; Nonmember: $35
  • REGISTER HERE

Are you in search of a great autumn wreath for your front door, but can’t find anything you truly love? We have the solution to your problem—come create your own with Kenton Peters. This is a class for beginners. Our instructor is skilled with making beautiful wreaths out of willow and natural elements. Each participant will create a wreath to their own liking to take home with them. There are a limited number of spaces available so please register by Friday, October 19.

Spooky Pooch Parade Sponsored by Midtown Vets

  • Sunday, October 21, 2-3:30pm
  • The Devon Lawn and Band Shell
  • $10 per member dog
  • $12 per non-member dog
  • REGISTER HERE

Help us wind down the fall season by joining us for our Spooky Pooch Parade on The Devon Lawn. Enjoy spooky music by DJ Brian Smith, a performance by the OKC Disc Dogs, booths and our parade of pooches. Special guest judges will present prizes to the best and most creatively dressed pooches! You don’t have to register a dog to take part in the fun or even have a dog. Bring the family and be an observer and visit Pumpkinville.

Costume Contest Categories: Best Human and Dog Costume; Best Movie Character/Reference; Best Food or Drink Costume; Most Creative and Funniest Costume.

Golden Hour Photography Session in Pumpkiville

Calling all photographers! We know that you love taking portraits inside Pumpkinville. Come shoot mini sessions and bring your clients to the Children’s Garden after hours to get your favorite shots with the best lighting. The $50 fee will allow you to bring clients in and out of the Children’s Garden throughout the golden hour. Contact Bekah Wade with questions at rwade@myriadgardens.org or (405) 445-7082. There are a limited number of spaces available on these Sunday evenings so please register by Friday, October 19.

AFTER PUMPKINVILLE

Little Saplings

  • Tuesday, October 23, 10-11am
  • Other dates: November 6, 20; December 4, 18
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2 to 5
  • Register by Friday before Ronline at myriadgardens.org

Join us in the Children’s Garden for an hour of songs, games, and interactive nature fun. Toddlers (and parents!) will get to learn about the exciting world of gardens in an engaging and educational way. Each week features a new theme with corresponding activities and learning opportunities. Every Little Saplings event begins with a song, ends with a sensory bin, and includes a hands-on craft.

Guided Walking Tour

  • October 27, 10-11am
  • Last Saturday of Every Month
  • Garden Grounds
  • FREE

Expand your knowledge of Oklahoma plants and find inspiration for your own garden with our educational walking tours. Each month will feature different plants from our outdoor collection that make great choices for our region – from spring color to drought tolerant choices and more. Self-guided plant tour handouts are available in our north lobby.

Family Workshop: Seasonal Pumpkin Dioramas

  • Saturday, October 27, 10am-Noon
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Member $16; Nonmember $18
  • Jeanne Parkhurst, local educator and teaching artist
  • For families, best for ages 7 to 12
  • Register by Tuesday, October 23
  • REGISTER HERE

Create a festive scene inside of a craft pumpkin to display in your home just in time for Halloween! We will use signs of the season for inspiration to form a natural or spooky display. Kids and families can work together or alone, using their imagination and a variety of supplies and techniques offered by the instructor.