12 Days of Christmas Books

Did you know in Iceland books are exchanged as Christmas Eve presents? After opening their presents they spend the rest of the evening in bed reading and eating chocolate!

Well, I couldn’t pick just one book to share with you, so I have narrowed it down to 12.  One book for each night for the kids to unwrap and read.  By the time Christmas Eve arrives they will have a quite a stack to read through. Each year you can  re- wrap the same books or you can add new books to your Christmas collection.

 Room for a Little One  

“The story of Jesus’ birth in that Bethlehem manager is told in this sweet tale from the perspective of the animals.”

Age Range 2-8 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Classic Seuss) by [Dr. Seuss]

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

“No Christmas season is complete without the Grinch and all of the Whos in Whoville who help him find the true meaning of Christmas.”

Age Range 5-9 

Christmas Love Letters from God 

“The book includes seven stories, beginning with Isaiah’s prophecy and ending with the visit of the wise men. Following each story, the child will find his or her own letter from God, folded into a small envelope attached to the page.”

Age Range 4-8

Sam’s Christmas Wish

“Sam’s Christmas Wish is a story of love, service, and sacrifice. It is one man’s realization that Christmas is not just an event, but a spirit that can transform the lives of many.”

Age Range  8 +

 

Tale of Three Trees (Board Book)

The Tale of the Three Trees

“For those who want to stress that Jesus is the reason for the Christmas season, The Tale of Three Trees is a perfect pick.”

Age Range 3-5

 

The Gift Giver

“The book brings you the story of how Santa came to be. A wonderful way to teach my children that Santa Clause and Christmas is more than expecting the next big toy. If you are a fan of The Polar Express, and T’was the Night Before Christmas, you will love The Gift Giver.”

Age Range 4+

 

God Gave Us Christmas

“This enchanting tale provides the perfect opportunity to help young children celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and to discover how very much God loves them.”

Age Range 3-7

 

The Polar Express

“It tells the tale of one boy who is whisked away by Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.”

Age Range 4+

 

“We’ve all heard the story of the three wise men who brought their gifts to Baby Jesus. But what about the camels who carried them?  It tells the story of the birth of Jesus with humor and a sense of wonder and awe.”

Age Range 4+
A Wish to Be A Christmas Tree by [Monroe, Colleen]

A Wish to Be A Christmas Tree

 “An old pine tree never gets selected by families at the Christmas tree farm and all he wants is to be someone’s special tree. It is a wonderful story of acceptance, love. kindness, friendship, and JOY. “

Age Range 0-6

 

The Legend of the Candy Cane: The Inspirational Story of Our Favorite Christmas Candy by [Walburg, Lori]

“Adorable story about what’s boy dreams snowmen do to celebrate Christmas while we are sleeping.”
Age Range 3-7
 “Because Joshua couldn’t go with his friends, “he was the first to welcome Jesus into the world.” He gave Jesus an incredible comforting gift – you have to read it to found out what!”
Age Range 3-7
This tradition is super fun the kids really looking forward to opening one book each day leading up the Christmas Day!
My husband and I do not have any “little ones” at home anymore, but I have decided to start a “Christmas Book Basket”. I plan to buy 3 of each Christmas book, one to keep at our house, one for daughter’s family and  and one for our son’s future family.
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What are some of your favorite children’s Christmas books?

Weekend Open Houses in Edmond

Brenton Hills Open House Saturday & Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00.
AMAZING VALUE!!!!!

$495,000

Wonderful 5 bedroom home situated on a beautiful green belt lot!

 

Swing by Fairfax Estates Sunday, December 8th, 2:00 – 4:00.

$434,777

This home is a must see! The kitchen offers freshly painted cabinets that opens to the living room with abundant natural light and a vaulted ceiling.

If you interested in these home and can not make it out to the Open House, call us!  We would love to schedule a private showing for you!

Kim Spencer 405-474-4774

Kiley Spencer Hendley 405-410-9696

Terra Spencer Myers 405-474-4242

Tips & Tricks for Guests Over the Holidays

Whether you’re hosting a couple of friends for a dinner party or your parents are coming to stay for a week, holiday cleaning is a chore that seems to sneak up on us. After many hours of Christmas shopping and office parties, the last thing on your mind is to prep your house for guests.  Here are some tips to make your life easier for when guests arrive. 

1. Try to have plenty of the necessities your guests may need (extra blankets, towels, etc.) to prevent them from having to ask.

2. Allow guests to help themselves.  For extended house guests show them where everything is and let them know they can make themselves at home.

3. Make sure you keep them in the loop (what time dinner will be ready, when you will be away from the house, etc) so they don’t feel like they are in the way of things.

4. Have some coffee ready in the mornings, or a coffee station available for your guests to make their own when they wake up.

5. Give your guests their privacy because everyone needs some alone time.

6. A little decor goes a long way. Have your Christmas decorations put out and your guests are sure to feel right at home.

And don’t forget to call The RED Team when you or someone you know is ready to buy a home or get their home SOLD! 405-474-4242 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a special time to be grateful for loving family, great friends, supportive communities, and all the gifts of life we’re all blessed to have. Thanksgiving is a day to thank God, not just a time to feel grateful while stuffing our faces with turkey. Gratitude will improve your life. It enhances our experience of life’s good things, allowing us to enjoy them more thoroughly. Gratitude always provides us with dignity, perhaps even with laughter, to survive the hard things in life. But we don’t just have to be thankful around Thanksgiving! Lets be thankful all year long!

We are truly thankful for YOU, our clients! Thanks for the support of The RED Team over the many years! We appreciate you! Now, go enjoy some time off and eat lots of yummy food!

Fun Thanksgiving Facts

As you spend this 4th Thursday of November celebrating Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends consuming delicious food, we thought we would provide you with some fun facts to Wow your guests with.

The History Facts:

  • The Settlers of the Plymouth Colony celebrated the 1st Thanksgiving in 1621 with 50 Pilgrims, 90 Pilgrims that lasted over 3 days, and only 5 women are believed to have been present.
  • Sarah Josepha Hale, who wrote the poem “Mary Had a Little Lamb” campaigned 17 years and finally convinced President Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.
  • President George H.W. Bush is the one who formalized the turnkey pardoning tradition in 1989. 2 turkeys are sent to the White House each year.

The Fun Fact:

  • There are towns in the U.S. named “Turkey”. Turkey, Arizona / Turkey, Louisiana Turkey, North Carolina /Turkey, Texas.
  • 1876, year the Thanksgiving football tradition began with Yale playing Princeton.
  • 1920, year the 1st NFL games were played on Thanksgiving Day.
  • The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have played every Thanksgiving since 1966.
  • It takes 10 hours and 33 mins to burn off the average 4,500 calories the average American consumes during Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers.
  • Over 8,000 participants walk in the 2.65 mile route of the Macy’s Day Parade that has over 3.5 million spectators attending and over 50 million television viewers.
  • Over 32 million people begin Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving Day, with the average 5 day spending to be above $300.00.

November 16th & 17th Open Houses

4100 Cedar Creek Drive Edmond

Open House Saturday & Sunday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come on out and see the new carpet and hardwood floors that have just been  installed.  They are beautiful!

This home has so much potential with multiple living areas ample windows for natural light, new paint and some new light fixtures. The kitchen has new stainless steel appliances, great cabinet storage, a walk-in pantry, an island, bar seating and plenty of prep space.  The spacious master suite offers a large sitting area surrounded by windows and a large master bath with double vanities, jetted tub, shower,  and walk in closet with built ins. The secondary bedrooms share the hall walk thru bathroom, with a tub and a shower & double vanities. The fourth bedroom has built ins and could be used as a study.  Enclosed sun room  has large, picturesque windows of the beautiful wooded lot, that also plenty of space to run and play.  The fenced are  in the backyard has a storage shed with electricity. A two car extended garage is attached, along with a third side entry garage  that offers a heated and cooled workshop with built in cabinet storage).  This incredible, wooded acreage is waiting for you to call home.

 

7321 Louisburg Dr Oklahoma City

Open House Sunday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Come by Sunday and see this cul de sac home across the street from beautiful Beacon Hill  neighborhood pond.

 

This home has a flexible floor plan and is absolutely adorable! As you walk through the front door, you’re greeted by a true entry way and on to the living room with it’s brick fireplace and all new carpet. The formal dining is open to kitchen so it could be used as study or play area. This home has a neutral palette throughout. The kitchen is partially open to the living room with a pantry, light Formica countertops with plenty of cabinet storage and ample work space. Master bedroom offers a ceiling fan, three windows, two closets and  a master bath with double vanities and a garden tub. Secondary bedrooms are separate from the master and share a guest bathroom. The serene backyard setting is ideal for outdoor entertaining as it features a covered patio, landscaping, and still allows room to run and play. A storm shelter and organization cabinetry are all in the 2 car attached garage. The Beacon Hill home is move in ready!

Now is a great time to buy or sell!  If you have any Real Estate needs please give us a call, were are always happy to help!

 

November Events in OKC

November is the start of the holiday season and Oklahoma City offers lots of events to help you entertain out of town guests and plan family time.

You’ll find plenty of holiday inspiration on this list below from Thanksgiving-related events and activities,  to tree lighting festivities and ice skating.

Nov. 8 

Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno Ave) opens for the 2018 season. $13 with skate rental, $8 without. See website for hours of operation and special events.  November 8th – February 2nd.

Mistletoe Market at the Cox Covention Center. Friday, November 8 – Sunday November 10th. Mistletoe Market is a three-day, one-stop holiday shopping extravaganza featuring unique merchandise from more than 100 vendors.

Nov. 13

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center (6420 SE 15th St, Midwest City) features the exquisite artistry of world-class Russian dancers, playful puppets and the unmatched splendor of hand crafted sets and costumes. $29 & up. 7 p.m.

Nov. 15 – Jan. 5

Edmond Outdoor Ice Rink opens at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features ice skating, a Christmas train ride, holiday music and food concessions. $12 with skate rental, $8 without, kids (under 5), $6. See website for hours of operation and special events.

Nov. 16

Pecan Festival in Luther (Main St, Luther) features local artists, artisans, musicians, food, contests, crafts, car show, an attempt to make the world’s largest pecan praline and more. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m

Nov. 16 – Dec. 24

FREE Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s (200 Bass Pro Dr & 1200 W Memorial Rd) features giveaways, crafts, activities and the chance to meet Santa. See website for a complete schedule of events.

Nov. 21 

Walk the Lights Holiday Lights Spectacular at Joe B. Barnes Regional Park (SE 15th & Century Dr). Stroll through the one-mile stretch of twinkling lights and animated displays before Holiday Lights Spectacular opens. Adults, $5; Kids under 12, free. 6 – 9 p.m.

Nov. 21 & 22

FREE Turkey Shoot at Oklahoma City Community Centers (select locations). Kids can compete in a basketball free throw contest to win a frozen turkey. Age groups are: 6-8, 9-12, 13-17 & 18+. 5 p.m.

Nov. 22

FREE Tree Lighting Ceremony at Stockyards City (1217 S Agnew) features a special holiday ceremony with Christmas carols. 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 23

FREE Apple Pie Time at the Bethany Library (3510 N Mueller Ave, Bethany). Kids can practice following directions, measuring ingredients and putting together a delicious pie to take home and bake.Preregister, space is limited. For ages 9 & up. 2 – 3 p.m.

The Santa Market at State Fair Park Oklahoma Pavilion (3001 General Pershing Blvd) features featuring over 100 vendors showcasing the hottest decor and fashion, handmade and unique items and the latest in direct sales. Proceeds from the show benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Oklahoma. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Craft Fair at Earlywine Park YMCA (11801 S May Ave) features vendors selling hand crafted items. Free to attend. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

FREE Lights on Broadway Holiday Open House in Automobile Alley (Broadway Ave between 4 & 10th St) features holiday window displays, children’s activities, carriage rides, a chance to meet Santa, a live entertainment and more. 4 – 8 p.m.

Chill Your Cheeks 5K Run at Chisholm Trail Park (500 W Vandament, Yukon) features a 5K run that winds through the street of Yukon and ends amid 4 million twinkling Christmas lights. Activities also include train rides, pictures with Santa, refreshments, live Christmas music and games. Adults, $25; kids, $20. 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 27 – 29

Thanksgiving Break Family Skate Sessions at Skate Galaxy OKC (5800 NW 36th St). Admission $6 includes basic skate rental. Wednesday, 1-4 & 7-10 p.m.; Thursday, 7-10 p.m.; Friday, 1-4 p.m.

Nov. 28

Edmond Turkey Trot in Downtown Edmond (28 E Main St) is a 5K and one-mile Family Wobble on Thanksgiving. Costumes are encouraged and dogs on leashes are welcome. Preregister to receive a shirt. Prices vary. 8 – 10 a.m.

OKC Turkey Tracks 5K in Downtown Oklahoma City (5th  St & Harvey Ave) features a 5K and one-mile fun run on Thanksgiving Day. Strollers and dogs are welcome. Runners are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. $20-$35. 8:30 a.m.

Turkey Day 5K at Norman High School (911 W Main St, Norman) is a non-profit run on Thanksgiving Day benefiting Serve More. Strollers and dogs on leashes welcome. $25. 8:30 a.m. – noon.

FREE Edmond Community Thanksgiving Dinner at UCO’s Nigh University Center (100 N University Dr) is an annual holiday celebration open to all. The mission of the event is to provide food and fellowship to the entire Edmond community. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Nov. 29

Paycom HoliDazzle Coat Drive at Science Museum Oklahoma (2020 Remington Pl). Bring a new or gently used child- or adult-sized coat or cash donation to receive a complimentary photo with Santa, and $5 off that day’s admission to the museum.

Black Friday Black Out Skate at Skate Galaxy OKC (5800 NW 36th St) features a family fun skate night. $12. 7 p.m. – midnight.

On the next page, see holiday events happening Thankgiving weekend.

Holiday Activities and Events Happening Thanksgiving Weekend in OKC

Nov. 13

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center (6420 SE 15th St, Midwest City). Experience the exquisite artistry of world-class Russian dancers, playful puppets and the unmatched splendor of hand crafted sets and costumes. $29 & up. 7 p.m.

Nov. 29

FREE Bricktown Tree Lighting Festival at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (2 S Mickey Mantle Dr) features festive activities and photos with Santa. The mayor will light the Bricktown Christmas tree for the season. Friday, 5-7 p.m.

Nov. 29 – Jan. 5

Holiday in the Park at Frontier City Theme Park (11501 N I-35 Service Rd) features Christmas lights, visits with Santa Claus, rides, holiday shows and more every weekend during the holiday season. Open daily beginning Dec. 26. $47.99, online, $37.99. Friday & Saturday, 5 – 10 p.m.; Sunday, 5 – 9 p.m.

Nov. 30

A Territorial Christmas Celebration opens in Downtown Guthrie (212 W Oklahoma) features a parade, Victorian Christmas celebrations, live entertainment and the Territorial Christmas Tree lighting. 5 p.m.

Nov. 29 – Dec. 22

FREE Pop-Up Shops in Midtown (10th & Hudson) features local shops set up with holiday goods and gifts in geodesic domes in Midtown. Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

On the next page, see holiday light displays opening around the metro.

Holiday Light Display Openings around the OKC metro and beyond

Opening Nov. 22

FREE Midwest City Holiday Lights Spectacular at Joe B Barnes Regional Park (8700 E. Reno Ave) features a drive-thru display with more than one million holiday lights and a 118-foot Christmas tree lit. Sunday-Thursday, 6-10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 6-11 p.m. through Dec. 25.

Opening Nov. 23

FREE Luminance at Mitch Park (1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond) features a walk-thru display with over 50,000 LED lights, a 25-foot tunnel and 20 interactive, 3D light displays. Grand opening, 5 p.m.; open nightly thereafter, 5 – 10 p.m.

FREE Automobile Alley Lights on Broadway Ave (NW 4th to 10th St. on Broadway Ave.) features more than 180,000 colorful LED lights draping the buildings along eight city blocks in the historic district. Open dusk to dawn, through Jan. 11.

FREE Christmas in the Park at Chisholm Trail Park (500 W Vandament, Yukon) features drive-thru and walk-thru light displays with over 100 acres of twinkling lights. Open seven days a week from 6 – 10 p.m. through Dec 31.

FREE Festival of Light at Shannon Springs Park (2400 S 9th St, Chickasha) features drive-thru and walk-thru light displays, carriage rides and on select night a live nativity, camel rides, photos with Santa, a gift shop and concessions. Sunday-Thursday, 6 – 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 6 – 11 p.m. through Dec. 31.

Opening Nov. 27

ILLUMINATIONS: Night Lights in the Crystal Bridge Conservatory (301 W Reno Ave). New this year, professional designers using the latest lighting technology take the Bridge’s holiday display beyond strings of lights and into a northern lights experience. Members, $6; nonmembers, $8; kids (2 & under), free. 6 – 9 p.m. through Jan. 5.

Opening Nov. 28

FREE Downs Family Christmas Lights (2900 72nd Ave SE, Norman) is a light display set to music that features more than 18 miles of light strands. Bring a canned good or monetary donation to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Open through Jan. 2.

Opening Nov. 29

FREE Bricktown Canal Lights Display lines the canal with twinkling lights. Enjoy FREE water taxi rides certain nights of the week. Open at dusk through Jan. 1.

Opening Nov. 30

FREE A Territorial Christmas Celebration in Downtown Guthrie (112 E Oklahoma Ave, Guthrie) features a Victorian Christmas celebration, historic home tours and a lighted parade at dusk on November 30.

Opening Dec. 2

FREE Celebration of Lights at the Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Rd, Sulphur) features a beautiful drive-thru holiday light display. 6 – 9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31.

 

Quick & Easy Tips to save Money on your Home Energy Bills

Hopefully you have been enjoying the first few weeks of fall and the cooler temperatures.

Although the cooler temps feel great now, we will  be wearing extra layers and waiting as long as possible to flip the switch to heat, because as soon as we do, our utility bills will for sure go up.

I  thought I would share  a few ways I have found  to cut bills by making small affordable adjustments to our habits.

  1. Program the thermostat to go up or down a few degrees when you are not home.
  2. Change your air filters.  Dirty filters slow down air flow, making your furnace and AC work harder.  Filters should be changed every 3 months.
  3. Flush your hot water heater and insulate it to keep heat from escaping. Minerals and sediment can build up inside your tank. Flushing once or twice a year will allow the water heater to run more efficiently.
  4. Install low flow bath fixtures to reduce water usage.
  5. Run appliances like, dishwasher, clothes washer & dryer at night.  Electricity doesn’t always cost the same.  Avoiding the use of heavy energy appliances during peak times will help reduce your bill by hundreds of dollars a year.
  6. Wash your clothes in cold water, which gets them just as clean and uses half the energy of hot water.
  7. Don’t over stuff the dryer. Extra large dryer loads will not save you time and energy. Filling the dryer more than two-thirds full doesn’t leave enough room for the air to circulate, which causes  increased drying time and will make your bill go up.  Use dryer balls in a half full dryer instead of dryer sheets.  The sheets have a film that reduces the efficiency of the dryer, while dryer balls can speed up drying time.
  8. More efficient use of the dishwasher, like running it when it is full and at night will definitely save you money. Also, consider letting your dishes air dry,  If your dishwasher does not have an air dry setting, just prop the door open after the final rinse.
  9. Replace light bulbs, even if just a few, can be one of the easiest ways to cut down on your electric bill.  LED, CFL, and halogen incandescent bulbs can be a little more expensive, however they are cheaper over the life of the bulb.
  10. Plug your electronics into Smart Power Strips. Smart power strips work to reduce your power usage by shutting down power to products that go into standby mode.  If you use a regular power strip, just turn the strips off a night before you go to bed.

If you are ready to find a new home that is more energy efficient, please let us know; we would be happy to assist you in your search!

The RED Team – Kim, Terra & Kiley
Keller Williams Central Oklahoma
10 E Campbell
Edmond, OK 73034
Office: 405.330.2626 l Cell: 405.474.4242 l Fax: 405.330.2627
www.realestateinedmond.com

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Spooky Sales Tips to Market Homes at Halloween

Spooky Sales Tips to Market Homes at Halloween

 

If you are selling your home this Halloween season, you can attract potential buyers by capitalizing on increased holiday traffic in your neighborhood. It’s also an excellent opportunity to talk with your neighbors about friends who are interested in moving into your neighborhood.

Be generous with the candy and use the following techniques to market:

  1. Distribute treats & info – Children love the treats that Halloween brings. Be prepared to hand out candy to kids along with passing out water bottles or adult beverages to parents. At the curb and near your front door, have fliers about the house along with information on any “open house” events you plan to host.
  2. Be conservative with décor – Don’t go overboard when it comes to Halloween decorations. A few festive touches are fine but leave the inflatables and over-the-top décor for another time. A Halloween wreath and mums and pumpkins on the porch are some great ideas.
  3. Remove decorations in a timely manner – Once Halloween is over, make sure to take your decorations down promptly. Leaving decorations up for weeks after Halloween could devalue your home and make it look unkept.

Ask Terra Myers with The RED Team for more marketing tips! She will be more than happy to offer advice on staging your home to make the most of the Halloween season. If you are interested in purchasing a home or refinancing, call me to discuss your financing options.

Taylor Ortiz
Sr. Loan Officer
OK# MLO10171
Phone: (405) 509-1064

2575 Kelley Pointe Pkwy., Suite 180
Edmond, OK 73013
https://taylorortiz.net/

   
 
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OKC 2019 Fall Fun Guide

Pumpkin Patches & Fall Farms

Now – Oct. 31

Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch (720 Henney, Arcadia) features hay rides, a cornfield maze, fun fort, petting zoo, hay rides, pony rides, fire pits for roasting, picnic areas and more. Cash or check only. General admission, $9; Thursdays, $8; kids (2 and under), free. Cash or check only. Thursday, 1-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 1-6 p.m. 315-7392

Now – Nov. 4

Sunshine Shelly’s Pumpkin Patch (7110 N Harrison, Shawnee) features u-pick-em pumpkins and ornamental gourds for sale, four-acre corn maze, hay rides, a kiddie train, corn cannon, haunted maze on the weekends, small petting zoo, rubber duck races, fire pits, picnic areas and more. Adults, $7; seniors (65 & up); kids (2-12), $5; kids (1 & under), free. Some activities require an additional fee. No admission charged to pick pumpkins. See website for hours of operation.

Now – Oct. 31

Wizarding World of Tiger Safari at Tiger Safari Zoological Park (963-S Frisco Rd, Tuttle) features up-close encounters with animals, themed photo stations, pumpkins and hay rides. Guests are encouraged to come in costume. Prices vary. Tuesday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Now – Oct. 13

WINGS: A Special Needs Community Fall Harvest Pumpkin Patch (13700 N Eastern, Edmond) features pumpkins, pony rides, a pumpkin train, hay rides, hay slide, corn maze, bounce houses, games and more. $5; kids (2 & under), free. Operating hours are Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. 242-4646


Now – Oct. 27

Pumpkin Patch at Kenny Farms (205562 E County Rd 40, Woodward) features pumpkins, a petting farm, corn pit, pony rides, pumpkin barrel train, pumpkin sling shots, pedal cars, yard games, bounce house, tractor play set and more. Admission is $10. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. Kiddie Days offer half price admission on Tuesdays & Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 714-3453


Now – Nov. 2

Rustic Roots Pumpkin Patch (105340 Greer Rd, Lamont) features pumpkins and fall decor as well as a corn maze, petting zoo, corn cannon, hay maze, jump pad, hay fort, concessions and more. The corn maze is haunted after dark! $8-$12. Tuesday & Wednesday, by appointment only; Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. 580-716-3608


Now – Nov. 9

Orr Family Farm (14400 S Western) features hay rides, a pumpkin patch, corn maze and fun fall activities. Some activities may require additional fees like the Zombie Apocalypse Paintball, offered on select days. New this year, Farm After Dark is a fun, new way to experience Farm activities.Weekdays, $11.95; weekends, $15.95. Kids age 2 and under are free. Packages and season passes available. See website for hours of operation. 799-3276

Now – Nov. 1

The Busy Bee Pumpkin  Patch (10005 US 77, Lexington) features a variety of pumpkins for sale while supplies last. Families can explore the farm, browse the selection of gourds and snap a few photos. Free admission. Open seven day a week, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Now – Nov. 2

Wild Things Farm (700 Beaty Ave, Pocola) features a corn maze, flashlight maze, petting zoo, pony rides, jumping pillow and pumpkin patch. $12-$15; kids (under 18 mos), free. Thursday & Friday 2 – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 6 p.m. Night Maze open select days. 918-626-4053.


Now – Nov. 3

 at Chester’s Party Barn & Farm (5201 Cimarron Rd, Piedmont) features a petting zoo, giant slide, pony rides, hay rides, 3-acre mystery maze, games and more. Admission includes one pumpkin per paid guest while supplies last. Annual memberships are available. Ages 1-10, $10; ages 11 – 64, $6. Infants 11 months & under and seniors ages 65 & older are free. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. 373-1595


Now – Oct. 31

St. Matthew United Methodist Church Annual Pumpkin Patch (300 N Air Depot, Midwest City) features story time, garden shop, pumpkins of all sizes and picture opportunities. Proceeds benefit local missions and non-profits. Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 13. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 8 p.m. 732-6831.

Now – Oct. 30

The Pumpkin Patch at Woodbine Farms (5109 Kings Rd, Ardmore) features pick-your-own pumpkin patch, animals, tractor-pulled hay ride, duck races, and more. $7 for ages 2 & up.  Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 12:30 – 5 p.m. 580-226-4052.

TG Farms Newcastle (1580 NW Highway 37, Newcastle) features tractor-drawn hay rides, petting zoo, hay maze, hay jump and slide, corn maze, tricycle race track, duck pond, pony rides, pick-your-own pumpkin patch, concession stand, general store and more. $10 per person plus tax on weekdays and $12 per person plus tax after 3 p.m. and on weekends. Kids under walking age are free. Season passes available. Open daily, 9 a.m.-dark. 387-3276. Additional location at 4335 W Highway 9 in Norman.

Now – Oct. 31

Hay Maze at Brown Ranch (Hwy 77, Ardmore) features a hay maze, campfires for roasting, kiddie cow train, an educational hay ride, hay slides and a kid’s corral with pedal cars, scooters, diggers, playhouses and more. $10; kids (3 & under), free. Thursdays & Fridays, 5 – 9 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 2 – 9 p.m.

Now – Nov. 2

The Patch at Silver Wind Farm (16315 N MacArthur Blvd, Edmond) features farm games, petting zoo, tortoise & hare races, inflatables, pony rides, pop-up shops, pumpkins and more. Some activities not included in general admission.  3 & up, $10. FREE adult ticket with the purchase of a child admission. Friday, 4 – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, 4 – 7 p.m. 834-0411


Now – Oct. 27

 at the Myriad Gardens (301 W Reno) celebrates pumpkins and all things fall. Thousands of pumpkins are on display along with scarecrows and a variety of activities. Free admission for members and kids 2 & under. Non-members, $8. Open daily, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. 445-7080


Now –  Oct. 31

Pumpkin Patch at Gate Church (7700 N Council Rd) features a variety of fall fun including pumpkins, photo areas, games and more. Admission and activities are free. Pumpkins available for purchase (price varies by size). Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m – 7 p.m.; Sunday 2 – 6 p.m. 728-7700, www.thegatechurch.tv