Frugal Friday: October 12

This weekend is full of Halloween haunts. Everything from free costumes to free fall festivals… even the celebration of a local nut (no, not Lance West, the kind you eat).

OKC Zoo Halloween Haunts 

Getting the kids ready for Halloween on a budget? 

Then head to the OKC Zoo Saturday for the free costume swap. 

Bring the gently used costumes your kids wore last year and swap them with other families for a free new look. 

Also, bring a pumpkin larger than your head and get into the zoo free.

Prague Pumpkin Festival 

Get in the fall spirit and take the family to Prague for pumpkin celebration Saturday. 

The Prague Pumpkin Festival has a full day of family-friendly activities including Halloween costume contests, a seed spitting competition, hay rides and a chili cook off. 

They will be broadcasting the OU/Texas game so all you Sooner fans can enjoy the festivities too!

The pumpkin party begins at 9 a.m and admission is free.

Meeker Pecan Festival 

Meeker Pecan Festival - Courtesy:  Teri Jo McMillan

Meeker Pecan Festival – Courtesy: Teri Jo McMillan

Nuts and nut lovers, the Oklahoma home of the pecan is celebrating its history with the Meeker Pecan Festival Saturday.  

Start with the parade and then join in other traditions like the bed races and carnival rides. 

Show your culinary skills in the baking contest and chili cook-off. 

Enjoy live music and don’t miss the pumpkin carving.  

Rally Around the Pits 

Courtesy: Rally Around the Pits Facebook page

Courtesy: Rally Around the Pits Facebook page

And how about an event for your and your pet… 

If you love motorcycles and pit bulls, Rally Around the Pits is perfect for you. 

This event is a family-friendly and pet-friendly motorcycle rally where you can not only adopt dogs but admire custom motorcycles. 

Check it out in Arcadia Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is free!

Pumpkinville at Myriad Botanical Gardens 

Myriad Botanical Gardens Pumpkinville

Myriad Botanical Gardens Pumpkinville

Embrace the chill in the air at the Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Pumpkinville starting Saturday. 

Find your way through a hay bale maze, decorate pumpkins and check out the pumpkin village and fairy houses. 

Don’t miss cider pressing, tasty treats and storytelling through the end of the month. 

It’s free for members. 

If you’re not a member, adults are $2.50 and children are $5.