The Norman Transcript

October 11, 2013

Norman Halloween events

by Hannah Cruz
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Get in the Halloween spirit with these local events and activities.

Haunted Houses:

Thunderbird Trail of Fear

Run from a family of cannibals at Thunderbird Trail of Fear Haunted Scream Park in the newly opened facilities at 14501 E. Etowah Rd. in Noble.

The park is open Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 24-27 and 31-Nov. 2 with the Hackensaw Haunted Hill, a haunted house where trespassers must escape the demented Hackensaw family, and several shows by the Crispy Family Carnival, an authentic troupe of sideshow performers.

Bob Wright, co-owner and co-creator, said the park is a safe way to enjoy some seasonal, spooky fun.

“We really attract people of all types. It really just depends on if you like to get scared and have a really good time,” he said. “Even though we’re a family-friendly event, that does not mean we’re not scary or gory. We just don’t do anything sacrilegious.”

General admission tickets are $15 and include the Hackensaw Haunted Hill and one of two carnival shows. An additional Crispy Family Carnival Show is available for $10 per person Friday and Saturday nights for ages 18 and up. Valid ID is required for the additional show.

The ticket booth is open nightly 6:30-10 p.m., with gates opening at 7 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online at trailoffear.com. Parking is free.

City of Moore’s Trail of Fears Haunted Trail

Beware of creatures lurking around every corner at the City of Moore’s Trail of Fears 8-11 p.m. Oct. 26 at Little River Park, 700 SW 4th in Moore.

The 1/3 mile course is designed for adults and children ages 12 and older. Children 11 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are $5 and must be pre-purchased at the Moore Community Center, 301 S. Howard Ave. in Moore.

There will also be a movie in the park, and a jack-o-lantern contest at 7 p.m.

For more information visit cityofmoore.com/trail-fears-haunted-trail.

Pumpkin Patches:

TG Farms Pumpkin Patch Experience

Tractor drawn hayrides, a petting zoo and hay and corn mazes are just some of the fun at TG Farms Annual Pumpkin Patches in both Norman, 4335 W. Highway 9, and Newcastle, 1580 NW Highway 37.

Other attractions include a giant hay jump and slide, tricycle race track, duck pond, pony rides and of course, a pumpkin patch to hand-select a pumpkin.

Admission is $8 per person during the day Monday-Friday (walking age and above), and $10 after 3 p.m. and weekends. The entry fee includes choice of a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.

For more information visit tgfarms.com.

Orr Family Farm

Wander the multi-acre corn maze at Orr Family Farm, 14400 S. Western in Oklahoma City, as a part of the farm’s Fall Festivities open through Nov. 16.

Other activities include a pumpkin patch and hayrides.

A Farm Pass is $10 Monday-Thursday and $12.50 Friday-Sunday and includes a hayride, pumpkin patch, train ride, animal barn, pedal cars, giant jumping pillows and slides, sand box, playground, carousel rides and more. Farm Pass Plus is $15 Monday-Thursday and $17.50 Friday-Sunday and includes all Farm Pass items plus entry into the Corn Maze.

Corn Maze tickets are $10 and include a hayride and visit to the pumpkin patch.

Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information visit orrfamilyfarm.com.

Sooner Bloomers

Pumpkins large and small are available at the Sooner Bloomers pumpkin patch in the Sooner Mall parking lot, 3301 W. Main St.

The patch is open 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through the end of October. Pumpkins range in price from $0.50-$45.

McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church

Get your pumpkins from McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, 419 S. University Blvd., 9:30 a.m. to dusk Monday-Saturday and 12:15 p.m. to dusk Sunday. Pumpkins will be sold through Oct. 30 or until pumpkins are sold out.

Pumpkins are sold by weight, with all funds going back to the church.

Trick-or-Treat events:

City of Moore’s Haunt Old Town

Walk the streets of Old Town Moore for safe trick-or-treating and a variety of activities during Haunt Old Town 4-7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Old Town Moore, 101 W. Main St. in Moore.

The free event includes food vendors, inflatables, face painting, carriage rides, candy and giveaways from Old Town and Moore businesses.

For more information visit cityofmoore.com/haunt-old-town-0.

Alameda Church Fall Festival

Enjoy a free evening of trunk-or-treat, candy, hot dogs/chips, carnival games, jumbo slide and more during the Alameda Church of Christ’s Fall Festival 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30 at 801 Alameda St. For more information visit alamedacofc.org.

McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church Fall Festival

Join McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, 419 S. University Blvd., 5-7 p.m. Oct. 27 for an evening of candy and costumes at the Fall Festival. Gently-used coats will be accepted for the winter coat closet.

NorthHaven Church Pumpkin Party

Get festive during NorthHaven Church’s Pumpkin Party 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at 4600 36th Ave. NW. The evening includes trunk-or-treat, pumpkin decorating, chili cook off and cake decorating contest. For more information visit northhavenchurch.net.

Other:

University of Oklahoma Ghost Tour

Learn about the ghosts that haunt the University of Oklahoma campus — and maybe even encounter a few — during OU’s Ghost Tour.

Freshman Programs Instructor Jeff Provine leads guests on 75-minute tours through OU’s campus sharing his ongoing research into OU’s many legends.

Two tours are scheduled for Oct. 12 and 19. Advance registration is required. Additional tour dates are announced monthly. The tours are free, but donations are accepted to benefit Children’s Advocacy Centers of Oklahoma

For more information visit ou.edu/content/visit/tours.html.

Mummy and Son dances

Dance the night away with mom during the City of Norman’s Mummy and Son Masquerade or the City of Moore’s Mummy and Son Dance, both on Oct. 25.

Two dances are scheduled in Norman 6-7:30 p.m. and 8-9:30 p.m. at the 12th Avenue Recreation Center. Tickets are $5 per person. For more information call 405-292-7275 or visit normanfun.com.

Two dances are scheduled in Moore 6-7:30 p.m. and 8-9:30 p.m. at the Moore Community Center. Tickets are $5 per person. For more information visit cityofmoore.com/mummy-and-son-dance-0.