Weekly Events Calendar October 12-18, 2020

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Each week, Oklahoma Today staffers comb through their calendars to find a handful of great events happening across the state. Get out! See Oklahoma! And be sure to let us know what you find, either here or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @oklahomatoday.

Grab your steins and taste the delicious German goodness in Fort Sill this week.

Grab your steins and taste the delicious German goodness in Fort Sill this week.

A Bavarian Oktober

There's October and then there's Oktober. And it wouldn’t be Oktober without this German celebration. Fort Sill’s Oktoberfest and Volksmarch is sure to entertain and nourish. The festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. with a 5K Volksmarch, followed by music performances, a ceremonial keg tapping, Bavarian games and door prizes, and a traditional boxed German meal at the Patriot Club Amphitheater. Each boxed meal costs $25 and includes bratwurst or schnitzel served with brotchen, sauerkraut, German potato salad, and Black Forest cake. Those ordering food are asked to pre-order by phone starting October 14. Dine-in eating is only available for three hundred people, but curbside pickup is also available. Masks are required unless eating or drinking. October 16. Admission, Free-$25. (580) 442-5300 or sill.armymwr.com.

Campin’ Blues

Bluegrass music fans won’t want to miss Skiatook’s annual Tallgrass Music Festival. The two-day outdoor festival originally slated for June offers family fun, sounds of traditional bluegrass, food and craft vendors, kids activities, and more. Participants are invited to camp for $10 a night and use the grounds’ water and electric hookups. Festival-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to lounge in while enjoying the entertaining musical lineup. October 16-17. Admission, Free-$10. (918) 261-3443 or tallgrassmusicfestival.com.

Skiatook is the place to be for banjos and bluegrass. Photo by dpexcel

Skiatook is the place to be for banjos and bluegrass. Photo by dpexcel

High-Caber Fun

The Scottish Highlands are coming to Oklahoma with Yukon’s Iron Thistle Scottish Heritage Festival and Highland Games at Mollie Spencer Family Farm. The annual three-day festival will offer traditional Scottish competitions of strength and skill, including caber toss, hammer throw, and weight over bar events, as well as on-site food trucks. Participants are required to sign a COVID-19 waiver and are encouraged to wear a mask. October 16-18. Admission, Free. (405) 471-3971 or unitedscotsok.com.

Pleasant Pumpkins

Pumpkin drawing, mini golf, horse-drawn wagons, and a 15-acre corn maze are just a few of the festivities promised at Sand Springs’ Winter Squash and Pumpkin Festival at Pleasant Valley Farms. The two-day event promises more than ninety varieties of pumpkins and winter squash, two dozen vendors selling crafts and showing off skills like chainsaw wood carving, live music, duck races, and a real farm-grown pumpkin patch, as well as more seasonal family-fun activities than could fit in this blog. October 17-18. Admission, Free. (918) 248-5647 or pleasantvalleyfarmsok.com.

Pump(kin) up the jams at Pleasant Valley Farms' Winter Squash and Pumpkin Festival in Sand Springs.

Pump(kin) up the jams at Pleasant Valley Farms' Winter Squash and Pumpkin Festival in Sand Springs.

Spooky Safari

Traditional trick-or-treating might take a backseat this year, but that doesn’t mean your Halloween has to be candy-less. Oklahoma City Zoo’s 37th annual Haunt the Zoo returns this year with a contact-free candy trail with twenty-seven themed booths. Spooky season fans can join in on free activities like a hay maze and giant pumpkin patch, and pay a small fee for additional activities like the Bewitched ChooChoo Train for $3. Zoo daily admission and official trick-or-treat bags are required to participate and can be purchased online. October 12. Admission, $16-$19. (405) 424-3344 or okczoo.com.

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Abigail Hall

Abigail Hall is Oklahoma Today's fall editorial intern.

Abigail Hall
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