Fright Night Fun
Halloween is here, and there’s so much to do.
Thursday, Oct. 31
If last weekend’s Halloween parties and festivals didn’t contain your enthusiasm for costumes and candy, then get ready for these ghoulish happenings on the big night.
If you’re looking for an ideal, safe place for trick-or-treat, Oklahoma City Zoo has Haunt the Zoo for Halloween with plenty of themed booths to pick up treats (www.okczoo.com). Tulsa Zoo also opens its doors to little heroes and monsters with carnival games and more for HallowZOOeen (www.tulsazoo.org). In south Tulsa, try a visit to the Oklahoma Aquarium for HallowMarine, where kids visit with friendly pirates and the aquarium’s inhabitants while collecting some sweet loot (www.okaquarium.org).
If you're not so much a child as a child-at-heart, the Castle in Muskogee's Halloween Festival may be the place for you with attractions suitable for little ones as well as teens and grown-ups who want more of a fright (www.okcastle.com). The Maize (www.tulsamaize.com) in Broken Arrow also has activities for all ages. In downtown Tulsa’s Brady District, it’s Halloween on the Green, featuring readings of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Raven” plus a screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (www.guthriegreen.org).
Want more creepers than peepers? Try Sperry’s Psycho Path 2013, a walk and ride through the forest that’s not so serene (www.psychopathhaunt.com), or try the Tulsa Hex House and Rise of the Living Dead attraction located in south Tulsa, packed with so many horror-laden surprises, you’ll think you’ve landed in an episode of “The Walking Dead” (www.tulsahexhouse.com). Drumright’s Scream Country Haunted Forest (www.screamcountry.com) is back, too, with a hayride you’ll never forget and the splatter-ific “Evil Dead: The Musical.”
And, if you’re in Oklahoma City, you’ll want to investigate the Sanctuary, a four-story adventure into chaos with plenty of startling effects (www.thesanctuaryokc.com), and the Bricktown Haunted Warehouse, a longtime OKC tradition boasting “over 20,000 square feet of pure terror (www.bricktownokc.com). Go ahead: Scream!