Fall in Stillwater is filled with America’s Brightest Orange and fun for everyone. Enjoy rich OSU Cowboy traditions, pumpkins galore, and so much more in America’s Friendliest College Town!

As the temperatures begin to drop and the leaves start to change, find your way to local pumpkin patches, grab locally grown mums, and explore fall fun designed with the whole family in mind!

Mum & Pumpkin Sale at the Botanic Garden at OSU

A variety of mums and pumpkins will be available starting Friday, September 29, and will continue every day until sold out.

Saturday, September 30 take in Gardenfest at The Botanic Garden at OSU with food trucks, vendors, games, and the beautiful landscapes of the garden from 9 am – 2 pm.  Make it a family event and enjoy a stroll around the Gardens!

September 29 and recurring daily until sold out: 8 am – 5 pm

Botanic Garden Mums

Stillwater Noon Lions Club Pumpkin Patch at Highland Park United Methodist Church

Enjoy the 9th annual Pumpkin Patch co-sponsored by the Stillwater Noon Lions Club and Highland Park United Methodist Church, which will take place daily at the church - 524 N. Stallard.

Daily pumpkin, gourd, and straw bale sale times – September 23 - October 31, 2023:

Monday – Friday: 1 pm – 7 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm

Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm


Special Event Days:
September 23, Opening Day
September 24, Neighborhood Cookout, 5 - 7 pm
September 30, Carriage Rides, 3 - 5 pm
October 7, Pancake Breakfast & Bake Sale, 8 - 11 am
October 21, Vision Screening 2 - 5 pm & Kids Carnival/Carriage Rides, 3 - 5 pm
October 29, Pumpkin Catapult, 3 - 5 pm
October 31, Trick or Treat at the Patch, 5:30 - 7:30 pm  

Pumpkin Patch Blog

Octoberfest in Downtown Stillwater!

Get into the fall spirit and explore Octoberfest on September 30! Join Historic Downtown Stillwater for food trucks, vendors, live music, and local businesses celebrating everything falls from 1 – 7 p.m.

Stonecloud Cooler


United Methodist Women’s Fall Festival at First United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Women's Fall Festival will be in the lower parking lot of First United Methodist Church by the Family Life Center on Duck and 7th. There will be decorated pumpkins and baked goods for sale, children's games, face painting, and a cake walk! Plenty of parking will be available in the lot by the side of the Family Life Center.

September 30: 10 am – 1 pm

pumpkin cookies

Homecoming Harvest Carnival at the Payne County Expo Center

The Harvest Carnival, created just for kids, is coordinated every year by the OSU student body including Greek houses, residential halls, and student organizations at the Payne County Expo Center. It includes games, prizes, music, and a wide variety of other activities!

Admission is one canned good donation per person; however, additional canned good donations are encouraged as part of the Harvest II food drive. No tickets will be needed to play games.

October 24: 6 pm – 8 pm

Homecoming Blog 2

Downtown Stillwater Halloween Festival

Head to Historic Downtown Stillwater in your spookiest or most creative costume. Trick or treat with downtown businesses, enjoy games and crafts, and enter the costume contest! This is an evening filled will fun for the whole family.

October 24: 5 pm – 8 pm

Halloween Festival