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What’s Going on in Oklahoma: October 28th- October 31st

Final weekend before Halloween!!! Still lots of pumpkin patches and haunted houses to visit this weekend. My favorite National Weather Festival is going on in Norman on Saturday, I’ll be there. Have fun this weekend and don’t get too spooked.

Haunt the Zoo: All Grown Up- Oklahoma City Zoo- Oct 28th

Norman Fall Fest- Norman- Oct 28th

OktoberWest- Oklahoma City National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum- Oct 28th

Wonders and Wisdom Expo- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- Oct 28th

Halloween Ball- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- Oct 28th

Spooky Strings Concert- Bartlesville Unity Square- Oct 28th

Spooks, Spirits, Fears, and Beers- Oklahoma City Angry Scotsman Brewing- Oct 28th

The Great Halloween Hunt- Tulsa Gathering Place- Oct 28th– 29th

Henryetta’s Main Street Halloween- Henryetta Downtown- Oct 28th

The Crafty Traveler Falling into Tahlequah- Tahlequah- Oct 28th– 29th

The Haunted Basement- Eufaula- Oct 28th– 29th

History & Haunts- Oklahoma City Overholser Mansion-  Oct 28th -29th

Soap Making- Norman Moore Lindsay Historical House Museum- Oct 28th– 29th

Halloween at the Museum- Edmond History Museum- Oct 29th

Spooksville- Yukon Community Center- Oct 29th

Smokin’ The Fort BBQ & Chili Cook Off- Fort Gibson- Oct 29th

Paranormal Fest- Oklahoma City Downtown Metropolitan Library- Oct 29th

Enchanted Treat Trail- Oklahoma City Scissortail Park- Oct 29th

Brazilian Ju Jitsu Oklahoma City Fall Championship- Oklahoma City Convention Center- Oct 29th

History Never Dies Halloween Carnival- Guthrie Oklahoma Territorial Museum- Oct 29th

Festival of Freaks- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- Oct 29th

Okie Grown Music Festival- Hinton Red Rock Canyon Adventure Park- Oct 29th

Pumpkin Float- Ardmore Kids Fishing Pond- Oct 29th

Comanche Fall Fest- Comanche- Oct 29th

Fallfest- Pauls Valley Downtown- Oct 29th

The Clubhouse Boo-Tacular- Ardmore- Oct 29th

Halloween on Main- Harrah- Oct 29th

Ghost Story Candlelight Tour- Pawnee Bill Ranch & Museum- Oct 29th

Barktoberfest- Eufaula- Oct 29th

Trunk-or-Treat- Tulsa Air & Space Museum- Oct 29th

Boo Review on Main Street- Duncan Main Street- Oct 29th

Halloween Carnival & Haunted Trail- Eufaula Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park- Oct 29th

Ghost Stories in the Park- Oklahoma City Martin Park Nature Center & Trail- Oct 29th

Farm Fest Chili Cook-Off- Altus Downtown- Oct 29th

Morrison Harvest Fest- Morrison- Oct 29th

Cruising Into Fall Car Show- Yale Jim Thorpe Park- Oct 29th

Fall Fun Fest- Moore Southgate Baptist Church- Oct 29th

PumpkinFest- Wynnewood City Park- Oct 29th

Haunted Hotel- Chickasha- Oct 29th

Halloween Carnival- Oklahoma City- Oct 29th

2022 National Weather Festival- Norman University of Oklahoma- Oct 29th

Dunagan Farms Family Farm Day- Guthrie- Oct 29th

Ghost Hunt- Anadarko Heritage Museum- Oct 29th

Walking Tour Southern Nazarene’s Modern Architecture- Bethany Southern Nazarene University- Oct 29th

Paranormal Investigations- Norman Moore Lindsay Historical House Museum- Oct 29th

Fear Fest- Inola Moore’s Flying M Ranch- Oct 28th– 29th

World Cup Finals of Team Roping- Guthrie Lazy E Arena- Now- 29th

Spook-A-Rama- Bartlesville Kiddie Park- Now- 29th

Chelsea Jamboree & Carnival- Chelsea- Now- Oct 29th

Fall Encampment- Altus Museum of the Great Plains- Oct 25th– Oct 29th

U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show- Tulsa Expo Square- Now- 29th

Turkey Mountain Haunted Trails & Fall Festival- Tulsa Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness- Now – 29th

OKC Painting Palooza- Midwest City Reed Conference Center- Now- 29th

Haunt the Zoo- Oklahoma City Zoo- Oct 29th– 30th

Halloween Train- Oklahoma City Oklahoma Railway Museum- Oct 29th– 30th

Oklahoma Mineral & Gen Society Gem & Mineral Show- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- Oct 29th– 30th

Vintage Market Days- Norman Cleveland County Fairgrounds- Oct 28th– 30th

OKC Festival Vida y Muerte- Oklahoma City Scissortail Park- Oct 30th

Bixby’s Hallow(themed) Party- Bixby- Oct 30th

Boo at Case Park- Sand Springs Case Community Park- Oct 30th

Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity- Ardmore Hardy Murphy Coliseum- Now- 30th

Arcadia Route 66 Neonfest- Arcadia- Oct 28th– 30th

Storybook Forest- Edmond Spring Creek Park Arcadia Lake- Now- 30th

HalloZooeen- Tulsa Zoo- Now- 30th

HallowMarine- Jenks Oklahoma Aquarium- Now- Oct 31st

Scare on the Square- Okmulgee- Oct 31st

Happy Halloween Trick-or-Treating- Eufaula Main Street- Oct 31st

Trick-or-Treat & Touch-the-Truck- Ardmore Main Street- Oct 31st

Safe Streets Trick-or-Treat- Anadarko Main Street- Oct 31st

Oklahoma Senior Games- Oklahoma City- Now- Nov 5th

American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show- Oklahoma City State Fair Park- Oct 27th– Nov 19th

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibit- Oklahoma City- Now- Dec 4th

October Pumpkin Patches and Haunted Houses

OKC Ghost Tour- Oklahoma City- Now- Oct 28th

Muskogee’s Haunted History Tours- Muskogee Three Rivers Museum- Oct 14th– 28th

Newcastle Nightmare- Newcastle- Now- Oct 29th

Psycho Path Haunted Attraction- Sperry- Now- Oct 29th

Happy Day Farms Pumpkin Patch- Terral- Now- Oct 29th

Downtown Norman Ghost Tour- Norman- Now- Oct 29th

Haunted Castle Halloween Festival- Muskogee Castle of Muskogee- Now- Oct 29th

The Haunted Basement- Eufaula- Now- Oct 29th

Nightmare Warehouse- Enid- Now- Oct 29th

DCP Haunted Trail- Yukon- Now- Oct 29th

Trail of Terror & Haunted Barn- El Reno- Now- Oct 29th

Nightmare in the Country Scream Park- Woodward- Now- Oct 29th

Lost Creek Safari Pumpkin Patch- Stillwater- Now- Oct 30th

Annabelle’s Fun Farm- Welch- Now- Oct 30th

Cross Timbers Farm Pumpkin Patch- Harrah- Now- Oct 30th

The Barn at Country Club Pumpkin Patch- Newcastle- Now- Oct 30th

Lil Gladys’ Farm & Pumpkin Patch- Stigler- Now- Oct 30th

Fright Fest- Oklahoma City Frontier City- Now- Oct 30th

Snider Family Exotics Pumpkin Patch- Sterling- Now- Oct 30th

The Country Bumpkin Pumpkin Patch- Bartlesville- Now- Oct 30th

Hugo Pumpkin Festival- Hugo Endangered Ark Foundation- Now- Oct 30th

Oh My Gourd Pumpkin Patch- Glencoe- Now- Oct 31st

Trail of Fear Haunted Scream Park- Lawton- Now- Oct 31st

The Patch at Glenpool- Mounds- Now- Oct 31st

Cornerstone Kids Ranch Pumpkin Patch- Ada- Now- Oct 31st

The Patch at Sand Springs- Sand Springs- Now- Oct 31st

Pleasant Valley Farms Pumpkin Patch- Sand Springs- Now- Oct 31st

Wicked Forest of Terror- Oklahoma City- Now- Oct 31st

Noble Scaregrounds- Noble- Now- Oct 31st

Haunted Sale Barn- Tonkawa Old Sale Barn- Oct 13th– Oct 31st

The Hex House- Tulsa- Now- Oct 31st

Pumpkin Patch- Stillwater- Now- Oct 31st

Chester’s Pumpkin Patch- Piedmont Chester’s Party Barn & Farm- Now- Oct 31st

Jahn’s Pumpkin Hill- Cyril- Now- Oct 31st

Carmichael’s Pumpkin Patch- Bixby- Now- Oct 31st

Oklahoma Heritage Farm Fall Festival, Maze, & Pumpkin Patch- Ramona- Now- Oct 31st

Pumpkin Town Farms- Tulsa- Now- Oct 31st

Sunshine Shelly’s Pumpkin Patch- Shawnee- Now- Oct 31st

P-Bar Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch- Hydro- Now- Oct 31st

Pumpkin Festival at Shepherd’s Cross- Claremore Shepherd’s Cross- Now- Nov 5th

Lexington Zombie Farm- Lexington- Now- Nov 5th

Guthrie Haunts- Guthrie- Now- Nov 5th

Rustic Roots Pumpkin Patch- Lamont- Now- Nov 6th

Fall Festival at the Orr Family Farm- Oklahoma City Orr Family Farm- Now- Nov 12th

Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch- Arcadia- Now- Nov 13th

Daze in a Maze- Marshall- Now- Nov 27th

Miss Mae at the National Weather Festival in 2010

Food Friday: Route 66 Donuts

There are donut shops all over the OKC metro, one of my favorites is Route 66 Donuts, between Council Road and Lake Overholser. Located at the end of a small strip mall right on Route 66, it’s quick and easy to get in and out.

I’m not lying when I tell you that they have the best apple fritters in the Oklahoma City metro, I have never had an apple fritter with so much apple. Has to be at least half an apple in each one. Not too much cinnamon or glaze, these are seriously the best fritters in town. I also love their donuts, just regular light fluffy donuts with different toppings. The chocolate and maple are always favorites. And not to leave out their sausage rolls. The small ones are breakfast sausage sized with dough wrapped around them. The larger ones are sausage patties with cheese and the dough wrapped around it all. I like both but feel there is just too much dough for my liking in a breakfast food.

Service is always great and the employees are always friendly. I recommend stopping by and trying those apple fritters. I will give them 5 strips of bacon.

Address: 8368 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany.

Food Friday: Stray Dog Café

Bethany doesn’t seem like a big town even though it’s surrounded by Oklahoma City.  On old Route 66 you can still find a small downtown area that is thriving with small shops and local businesses.  You can also find the Stray Dog Café, a great place to enjoy breakfast or lunch.

This is a small café- not much room, so it gets full quickly.  We try to visit on off days, tried once to go on a Saturday- no, too many people.  Usually we seat ourselves and the wait staff is quick to bring menus and a dog dish filled with fresh popcorn.  Seems a bit odd but it follows the theme.  I’m always too late for breakfast (can’t get up that early) but the menu items look good.  All I’ve had is their lunch menu- burgers and hot dogs.  I’ve tried several of the burgers and liked them all.  The fries are good as are the onion rings.  My favorites are the hot dogs- Mae always gets the mac and cheese dog.  Yes it is smothered in extra cheesy mac and cheese and just for fun you can get it with a side of mac and cheese (yes Mae did that one visit).  I had a bite, it was good I really liked the extra cheese melted on top.  My go-to hot dog is wrapped in bacon and deep-fried.  Really is as good as it sounds.

The staff is always friendly and attentive.  I’ve never had a long wait for food.  The only problem is the location on Route 66 (or NW 39th St, which ever you want to use) is hard to get in and out of if you park in front.  So just go around the block and you’ll find a huge parking lot with an entrance on the back of the café as well.  Also check their Facebook page, the hours change with them closing early some nights and staying open later on others.

Address: 6722 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK

Food Friday: Aloha Shave Ice and Coffee Shoppe

Aloha sign

For a few years now I had driven past the cute little blue and yellow building on the southwest corner of NW 39th Expressway and Council Road.  If you went by there during the summer, you couldn’t help but notice all the cars in the parking lot and families eating shaved ice.  It took me a while to finally work up the nerve to stop, I picked a nice hot day this past summer and we got to enjoy some of the best shaved ice I’ve ever eaten.

They have over 50 single flavors and at least that many custom mixes.  But the real treat is to have the shaved ice made “Hawaiian Style”, this is where they add cream to the shaved ice.  All is served in a flower shaped cup, with the ice in a huge mound on top.  We were totally addicted to them after the first visit and now go back as often as possible, trying different flavors every time.

purple snowcone

My Bethany Broncos shaved ice.

In late August, they were closed for a few weeks to move into a new permanent building at the same location.  And with that move they have introduced not only coffee but real breakfast and lunch options.  It is a nice building with a cozy interior and much better parking.  They don’t have a big menu for the food but they do serve breakfast all day, which is a big plus for me.  A few weeks ago I tried the breakfast sandwich; egg, with your choice of cheese and meats on a warm croissant.   Truthfully, it was the best breakfast sandwich I’ve ever had from a restaurant.  Mae had her favorite, mac and cheese, served extra cheesy so she gave it her approval.

As good as the food is the main reason to go is the shaved ice, and spend the extra money to get it “Hawaiian Style”.  I give Aloha five strips of bacon.

Address: 8000 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK.

Hours: Monday- Friday 7am- 9pm; Saturday 8am- 9pm; Sunday 1pm- 9pm.


Outside of Aloha, Bethany, OK 2015.

inside Aloha

Inside of Aloha, Bethany, OK, 2015.

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