Although still not known nationally for its brilliant fall colors, Oklahoma is right up there with Colorado and New England when it comes to putting on a show in the fall.
The Sooner State's autumn foliage peaks around Halloween and stretches into early November, That's when Oklahoma is ablaze with yellows, reds and oranges at such popular fall foliage hotspots as Talimena Scenic Drive, the Ouachita National Forest, and the Chickasaw National Recreational Area.
See for yourself why Oklahoma deserves a place on the map for fall foliage. It's more than OK -- it's breathtaking.
Enjoy the whole day, or the entire weekend, during Oklahoma fall festival season. Have fun!
There's an "above the ordinary" experience
at the Poteau Balloon Fest in October..
October 14, 2023 -- Cordell Pumpkin Festival Cordell --
If you'd like a side helping of small town charm with your fall foliage, check out art & craft booths, pumpkin carving demonstratios, a classic car show and lots more.
Mid-October 2023 -- Robbers Cave Fall Festival Wilburton -- There are handmade arts and crafts, live entertainment and amusement rides for the kids, a classic car show, plus the Fall Foliage Cruise held on Saturday.
Mid-October, 2023 -- Poteau Balloon Fest Poteau --
The hot air balloon rides would be enough, but also buckle up for carnival rides, great festival food, live concerts and monster truck rides at one of Oklahoma's most popular fall happenings.
October 19 - October 20, 2023 -- Tulsa Oktoberfest Tulsa -- Enjoy the fall with brews and brats, live entertainment, carnival rides, beer pong competitions and the ever-popular weiner dog races!
Fall Foliage & Festivals - Find complete driving tours through 14 state parks and scenic drives statewide plus related feature stories and downloadable brochures for more information on fun Oklahoma fall activities.
Scenic Byways - Get maps,
photos & directions for taking in the famous Talimena Scenic Drive with additional
information on Mountain Gateway Scenic Drive & Mountain Pass Scenic Drive.