Weekly Events Calendar October 5-11, 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.

Monarch butterflies will pour into Frederick during the Monarch Butterly Watch.

Monarch butterflies will pour into Frederick during the Monarch Butterly Watch.

Migrating Magic

Fans of nature are invited to participate in Frederick’s Monarch Butterfly Watch, a tagging project studying the butterflies' migration patterns, at Hackberry Flat Center. Visitors can participate in tagging the butterflies starting at 9 a.m. October 5-6 and 9-10, and watch the insects glide into their roost sites by the hundreds starting at 6:30 p.m. October 3-5 and 9. Admission is free, but participants are required to register over email prior to the event. October 5-6 and 9-10. Admission, Free. (405) 990-4977 or wildlifedepartment.com.

Fall In for Fun

Ramona’s Fall Festival at Oklahoma Heritage Farm promises seasonal fun for the whole family with an 11-acre maze, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, Nerf football toss, cow train rides, duck races, face painting, and more than thirty different activities and games. Most activities are included in admission, but some cost an extra fee, like face painting for $1. The farm’s country store will be open and concessions will be available for purchase. October 5-November1. Admission, Free-$8. (918) 371-7887 or okheritagefarm.com.

Set eyes on a pod of White American Pelicans at Grand Lake's Pelican Festival.

Set eyes on a pod of White American Pelicans at Grand Lake's Pelican Festival.

Grand Ole Time

Grove’s thirty-seventh annual celebration of the American White Pelicans migration to Grand Lake promises a party that can’t be missed. The three-day Pelican Festival at Wolf Creek Park will offer a parade, carnival, live entertainment, food trucks, daily pelican viewing tours aboard the Cherokee Queen, and more. Whether you enjoy the majestic waters or participate in family-friendly activities—the trip promises to be enjoyable just the same. October 8-11. Admission, Free. (918) 786-2289 or pelicanfestok.com.

Wooded Races

For avid outdoors folks, Hulbert invites running buddies of all skill levels to race through four miles of Sequoyah State Park’s beautiful woods. The park’s Trail Run is not officially timed, allowing participants to start at their leisure anytime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will be an unmanned water stop so small groups can social distance and hydrate. Participants will be eligible to win a one-year Oklahoma State Park parking pass. October 10. Admission, $53. (918) 772-2046 or runsignup.com.

Head to Lexington if you'd like to get your hands (and feet) on some grapes.

Head to Lexington if you'd like to get your hands (and feet) on some grapes.

Everybody Stomp Now

Canadian River Vineyards and Winery’s Grape Stomp Festival in Lexington promises to be full of family-friendly festivities ranging from kids' activities, live music, and vendors to wine tastings and tours of the vineyard. The event is limited, with only two hundred and seventy-five spots available, so those interested in attending are encouraged to make reservations by responding on the festival’s Facebook event page. October 11. Admission, Free. (405) 426-7070 or facebook.com.

Written By
Abigail Hall

Abigail Hall is Oklahoma Today's fall editorial intern.

Abigail Hall
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