Spooky and Family-Friendly Halloween Events Abound in Oklahoma
With Halloween just a few days away, various places around the state are welcoming visitors for events ranging from family-friendly to spooky.
- The Oklahoma City Zoo is hosting its Haunt the Zoo event every night through October 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets to the event cost $7 for trick-or-treaters and $4 for non-trick-or-treaters.
- The Tulsa Zoo is also hosting a trick-or-treating event, HalloZOOeen. This event also runs through October 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will also be a carousel and a haunted train ride, each for an additional cost.
Both events are family-friendly and encourage participants to wear costumes.
- PBar Farms near Weatherford has its haunted corn maze and haunted barn through the end of October. Tickets to explore both the barn and the maze are $15, and for an additional $5 visitors can experience Zombie Lazer Tag. Loren Liebscher, the owner of the farm, said the zombie lazer tag initially started out as an event for kids, but is popular with visitors of all ages. While the maze includes surprises around ever corner, Liebscher says it's not too scary for families.
- For Halloween fans looking for something a little scarier, the Oklahoma Paranormal Association is hosting a Zombie Ball and ghost tour in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The ball will include a costume contest, snacks and dancing, and tickets are $15 a person. The ghost tour will take participants through various haunted locations in Guthrie, and Tanya McCoy, the founder of the association, said each tour is different. She says some nights, the group experiences attacks from spirits while other nights the tours are calmer.
More information on Halloween events across Oklahoma can be found at travelok.com.