Tulsa starts Halloween activities early this year
BY NOUR HABIB World Scene Writer
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
10/30/12 at 3:09 PM
This story had an incorrect date for the NSU-BA Fall Festival. It was 7 to 11 p.m. Monday.
For more information: Find more Halloween activities, as well as a list of haunted attractions and pumpkin patches in Thursdays Weekend Magazine here.
With Halloween just around the corner, numerous celebratory activities are scheduled through the week, including Brookside’s BooHaha parade on Sunday.
The Brookside Business Association decided to move the event to Sunday this year to avoid interfering with the businesses’ busiest shopping day, which is generally on Saturdays, said event planner Lisa Hardin.
The new scheduling also gives people who participate in Saturday’s Tulsa Run more time to prepare their floats for the BooHaha parade, Hardin said.
More than 16,000 people attend the event each year.
“It’s something that the whole family can do together,” Hardin said.
About 150 vehicles from 75 entries will be in the parade, which will begin at 3 p.m. The parade will go down Peoria Avenue, starting at 49th Street and ending at 33rd Street. A kids zone and trick-or-treating will also be part of this event, which begins at noon.
Here are numerous other Halloween activities, from trick-or-treating events to ghost stories.
3131 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa
Clary Sage College is hosting its sixth free community Halloween event, featuring a carnival and spook tour. The carnival will include kids games, craft activities, face painting, trick-or-treat candy, a bounce house, light snacks, music and entertainment.
The haunted house, Hollywood Horror, will feature attractions based on popular “haunted” movies. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in Halloween costumes.
Hours: 6-10 p.m. Thursday
3100 E. New Orleans, Broken Arrow
Northeastern State University’s Broken Arrow campus will host its Fall Festival in the Administrative Services Building. This year’s theme, “Hawk’s Pumpkin Patch,” features free food, carnival games and an outdoor hayride.
This event is free and children are encouraged to participate dressed in their Halloween costumes.
For more information, contact the NSU-BA student affairs office at 918-449-6140.
Hours: 5-8 p.m. Thursday
Ghost Walk 2012 Begins at Hilton Garden Inn, 205 S.W. Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville
Ghost Walk 2012 will take people on a tour through downtown Bartlesville, all the while telling spooky tales. Tour participants will also enjoy street entertainers along the way.
Hours: 6-9 p.m. Thursday
‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’
Will Rogers Auditorium at Rogers State University, 1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore
Just in time for Halloween, the Rogers State University Theatre Program will present “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” an adaption of Washington Irving’s famous short story. The production is written by RSU students Josh Gammon and David Prock, and is a collaborative effort between departments within the School of Liberal Arts.
For more information, call the RSU Theatre box office at 918-343-6882.
Performances: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Nov. 1-3; and 11 p.m. Wednesday.
Hallow Marine 300 Aquarium Drive, Jenks; 918-296-3474
The Oklahoma Aquarium celebrates Halloween with costumes, trick-or-treating and carnival games. All regular exhibits will be open, too.
Hours: 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday-Wednesday
Hallowzooeen 6421 E. 36th St. North, Tulsa; 918-669-6600
Trick-or-treating, carnival-style games and a haunted train ride will be among the activities at the Tulsa Zoo for this Halloween event.
Hours: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday-Wednesday
A Night at the Museum
Nine E. Broadway, Sand Springs
The Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum presents “A Night At The Museum, an event featuring a Halloween costume contest, ghost stories and a fortune teller.
Hours: 5-8 p.m. Saturday
Museum admission: $10
Boo ‘n Bark at Green Acres
Market Seventh and Main streets, Jenks
This event includes free hay rides, live music, face painting, costume contests, giveaways, a “Slightly Spooky Story Circle,” and a scavenger hunt for kids. Area animal rescue groups will be at the event, and free dog nail clippings and all-natural treats for pets will be available.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday
Derby of the Dead Between First and Second streets on Elgin Avenue, Tulsa
The Fraternal Order of Police, City Councilor Blake Ewing, and Roughneck Roller Derby are presenting this free family-friendly Halloween event. Live music from local bands, face-painting, “Trunk-or-Treat” with the Fraternal Order of Police, caramel apples, a monster dance-off and costume contest are all part of this event. A live roller derby match on Elgin Avenue will take place at 8:45 p.m. between The Roller Ghouls and a team of zombies.
Hours: 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday
at Pawnee Bill Ranch Half a mile west of Pawnee on U.S. 64
Storytellers in the various rooms of the Pawnee Bill Ranch mansion will entertain visitors with scary tales. Stories will be told every 15 minutes, and visitors will move through the house to hear tale after tale. The event is family friendly, but children under age 8 are not encouraged to attend. Story tours are $3 per person and reservations are required because seating is limited. For reservations, call 918-762-2513.
Hours: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday
Halloween carnival Will Rogers Downs, three miles east of Claremore on Highway 20
A barbecue cook-off, family activities, horse racing and a free concert by country star Mark Chesnutt are all part of this day-long event at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs.
Purchase a $5 taster kit to try barbecue from numerous teams; let the children enjoy face-painting, pony-riding, inflatable games and a 7 p.m. costume contest; watch some horse racing at noon; or listen to Chesnutt perform at the Dog Iron Saloon at 10:30 p.m. For more information, call 918-283-8800.
Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
BooHaha on Brookside
31st to 41st streets on Peoria Avenue, Tulsa; 918-960-8758
Hours: Find trick-or-treating at noon, children’s costume contest at 1 p.m., pet costume contest at 2 p.m., and the parade at 3 p.m.
Hours: Noon-3 p.m. Sunday
Ghouls on the Green 111 E. Brady St., Tulsa
During this week’s Guthrie Green Sunday Market, bring the family for some trick-or-treating. Come in costume to participate in the “Greatest Ghoul on the Green” costume competition, or visit the Tulsa Children’s Museum face-painting station.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
Witch and Moan 5K Turkey Mountain, 68th and Elwood Ave., Tulsa
This family-friendly event includes a 5k and 1-mile fun run, a costume contest, carnival games and trick-or-treating. Participants can also explore Turkey Mountain in the dark, or watch the scary movies being shown on the large, inflatable movie screen. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets.
Hours: 6-9 p.m. Sunday
Haunted Halloween Precinct
7515 Riverside Drive, Tulsa
Officers from the Tulsa Police Department’s Riverside Division are hosting the third annual Haunted Halloween Precinct. Families can look at police equipment and visit with the officers, and children ages 12 and younger can play games and receive safe treats at the event.
Hours: 5-7 p.m. Monday
Halloween Party at The Campbell Hotel 2636 E. 11th St., Tulsa
Parents looking for a safe, fun alternative to trick-or-treating can bring their kiddos The Campbell Hotel for a free Halloween party. The event will include snacks and sweets, Halloween-themed lighting, face painting, games and a visit from a clown. Costumes are encouraged. For kids ages 12 and younger.
Hours: 5-8 p.m. Wednesday
Mall-O-Ween at Tulsa Promenade
4107 S. Yale Ave., Tulsa
Promenade Mall invites children and their parents to this annual mall-wide trick-or-treating event. A children’s costume contest will be held at 7 p.m. in the Center Court. Bring a canned food to donate to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
Hours: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday
Zombie Run Chandler Park, 6500 W. 21st St., Tulsa
Enjoy a 2.5-mile obstacle run while dressed as a zombie, ghost, vampire or other scary creature. Avoid the “authorities” trying to capture you throughout the race. A 1-mile fun run is available individuals 16 and younger. Registration is $55 for adults and $35 for those 16 and under. To register or for more information, visit tulsaworld.com/zombierun or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hours: 1-5:30 p.m. Nov. 3
Molly Holman, 2, climbs over a pumpkin pile at Carmichael's Pumpkin Patch in Bixby on Sunday. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World