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Pumpkinville presented by OGE Energy Corp. @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm

Pumpkinville presented by OGE

Join us for our seventh annual Pumpkinville, in the Children’s Garden! Beginning October 5, bring your friends and family to one of the most treasured fall treats in Oklahoma City. Enjoy crafts, activities and imaginative displays in our New England Pumpkin Town that will get you in the spirit of the season. Each weekend families can enjoy activities and entertainment. It’s all just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!

Pumpkinville-related events

ONGOING

  • DAILY 11-11:30am Story Time.
  • DAILY 10am-5pm Face Painting.
  • DAILY 10am-5pm: Enjoy free rides on Mo’s Carousel at Myriad Gardens with Pumpkinville Admission.
  • FRIDAYS, 1-1:3pm Cider Press.
  • SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 1-5pm Pumpkinville Express Train. Last ticket sold at 4:30pm.
  • MONDAYS & TUESDAYS, 10am-12pm, Mommy and Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays.

Golden Hour Photography Sessions in Pumpkiville

Calling all photographers! We know that you love taking portraits inside Pumpkinville. Come shoot mini sessions and bring your clients to the Children’s Garden after hours to get your favorite shots with the best lighting. The $50 fee will allow you to bring clients in and out of the Children’s Garden throughout the golden hour. Contact Bekah Wade with questions at rwade@myriadgardens.org or (405) 445-7082. There are a limited number of spaces available on these Sunday evenings so please register by Friday, October 5.

Every day during Pumpkinville, 11:30am-Noon

  • Cider Press Demonstration and Tasting
  • Pumpkinville Program Tent
  • All ages welcome

Learn how cider is made as we try out our old-fashioned cider press each day during Pumpkinville. Join in on the cider making and enjoy a taste of this delicious juice at the end.

Sprouting Chefs: Pumpkin Seed Walkup

  • Friday, October 12, 2-4pm
  • Pumpkinville Program Tent
  • $4 per jar
  • All ages welcome

Learn how to make an easy, healthy, tasty golden treat from pumpkin seeds.  Kids will taste some already baked seeds and then get to mix up their own pumpkin seed spice mix – savory or sweet – to take home and bake.

Mandrake Madness and Other Plants of The Wizarding World

  • Saturday, October 13, 10am-Noon, come and go
  • Pumpkinville Program Tent
  • $5 per child
  • Walkups welcome
  • Best for ages 7 to 12

Stop by Professor Peppers Herbology class to learn about where the Magical and Muggle plant worlds meet. You’ll play a game to learn about plants found in the beloved Harry Potter series that have real-life counterparts. Then you’ll create your own magical mandrake root and pot up a seasonal seed to care for at home. House color attire encouraged.

Lifestyle Photography Class with Jessie Huff Photography

  • Sunday, October 14, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Pumpkinville Programming Tent
  • Best for adults
  • Member $40, Nonmember: $45
  • REGISTER HERE

Jessie Huff is a lifestyle wedding and portrait photographer with six years of experience. This course will teach participants how to take better photos technically and creatively using a DSLR camera. Dust that baby off and learn how to use your camera in manual mode while learning all about exposure-aperture, ISO, shutter speed, lenses, composition, directing your subjects and how to find great lighting. During this two hour course, Jessie will teach you to direct your subjects in a way to get genuine emotions and how to get the most out of your camera/ lens. She’ll even guide you through ways to take better photos with your cell phone! Participants will leave with lots of great information, a review of what was taught in the course and a new inspiration to document your life, whether that is your children or your pet! There are a limited number of spaces available so please register by Friday, October 12.

Autumn Wreath Making Class

  • Sunday, October 21, 1:30 – 3pm
  • Pumpkinville Programming Tent
  • Best for adults
  • Member: $30; Nonmember: $35
  • REGISTER HERE

Are you in search of a great autumn wreath for your front door, but can’t find anything you truly love? We have the solution to your problem—come create your own with Kenton Peters. This is a class for beginners. Our instructor is skilled with making beautiful wreaths out of willow and natural elements. Each participant will create a wreath to their own liking to take home with them. There are a limited number of spaces available so please register by Friday, October 19.

Spooky Pooch Parade Sponsored by Midtown Vets

  • Sunday, October 21, 2-3:30pm
  • The Devon Lawn and Band Shell
  • $10 per member dog
  • $12 per non-member dog
  • REGISTER HERE

Help us wind down the fall season by joining us for our Spooky Pooch Parade on The Devon Lawn. Enjoy spooky music by DJ Brian Smith, a performance by the OKC Disc Dogs, booths and our parade of pooches. Special guest judges will present prizes to the best and most creatively dressed pooches! You don’t have to register a dog to take part in the fun or even have a dog. Bring the family and be an observer and visit Pumpkinville.

Costume Contest Categories: Best Human and Dog Costume; Best Movie Character/Reference; Best Food or Drink Costume; Most Creative and Funniest Costume.

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Pumpkinville Sensory Night @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pumpkinville Sensory Night

Sponsored by 

  • Children’s Garden
  • Friday, October 5, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Myriad Gardens Members $10 per participant, adults FREE
  • Non-Members $12 per participant, adults FREE
  • REGISTER HERE

An event tailored for families with children with special needs, join us inside Pumpkinville for an evening of fall festivities! This event, sponsored by Goldfish Swim School, provides a more controlled and welcoming environment to experience our fall festival. No loud music and smaller crowds. Siblings are welcome! We will have festive booths, crafts and activities for everyone to enjoy. A light snack will be provided for registered participants. Registered guests that need handicap accessible parking should contact Rebekah Wade at rwade@myriadgardens.org

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Herbal Medicine Kit Workshop
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Herbal Medicine Kit Workshop

  • Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10am-Noon
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • Members $15; Nonmembers $20
  • Stephanie Holiman, Founder of Huerto Hada Verde
  • Register by Thursday, October 4
  • REGISTER ONLINE HERE

Prepare your own herbal medicine kit by learning to make an immune boosting elderberry syrup; a natural vaporizing rub with eucalyptus, thyme and mint; and some appropriate herbs for colds and sore throats with a licorice root, echinacea and sage infusion.

Instructor Spotlight:

Stephanie Holiman – “I am an herbalist, organic gardener, and permaculture designer.  I grew up in Oklahoma and have been living the past two decades in Santiago, Chile where I started and directed my own company Huerto Hada Verde dedicated to educating others about organic gardening, herbal medicine, and sustainable living practices.”

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Golden Hour Photography Sessions in Pumpkiville
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Photo by Meredith Croak Photography

Golden Hour Photography Sessions in Pumpkiville

Calling all photographers! We know that you love taking portraits inside Pumpkinville. Come shoot mini sessions and bring your clients to the Children’s Garden after hours to get your favorite shots with the best lighting. The $50 fee will allow you to bring clients in and out of the Children’s Garden throughout the golden hour. Contact Bekah Wade with questions at rwade@myriadgardens.org or (405) 445-7082. There are a limited number of spaces available on these Sunday evenings so please register by Friday, October 5.

Photo by Meredith Croak Photography
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CANCELLED: barre3 in the Gardens @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FINAL Barre3 in the Gardens

  • Tonight’s class has been canceled. Monday, October 8, 6-7pm

See you in 2019. Thanks to barre3OKC for making it another great season.

 

Oct
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Yoga Tuesdays @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oct 9 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Yoga Tuesdays in the Gardens

Sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union and Stephenson Cancer Center
Giveaway Sponsor Athleta

  • Tuesdays, 5:45 p.m.
  • Late arrivals not accepted after 5:50 p.m.
  • Meet in the North Lobby for Check-In—location varies, you must collect a wristband from the North Lobby in order to participate
  • Myriad Gardens Members: $5
  • Non-Members: $10

This is a great, all-levels class. Class participants should bring a yoga mat and water. Class participants will meet in the north lobby for check-in each week. Drop in for a session or two or enjoy the entire series!

Oct
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Reading Wednesdays @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Reading Wednesdays

  • Every Wednesday, 10am
  • Meet at the Children’s Garden Porch
  • Starting October 2 moves to the Crystal Bridge (suggested $2 donation)
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your youngster for story time each Wednesday at 10am. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story. Join us the last Wednesday of the month for reading and craft time with the Downtown Library. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405) 835-6789.

 

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Day of the Girl presented by Athleta OKC @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Day of the Girl presented by Athleta OKC

  • Thursday, October 11, 11am
  • The Pavilion Lawn
  • FREE but registration required here 

October 11th is International Day of the Girl! We want to celebrate her and empower her to reach Her limitless potential! Join us at Myriad Botanical Gardens for a Girls Yoga Class taught by local fitness professional and yoga instructor, Amber Webster. Moms, dads, aunts, grandparents, sisters, brothers, mentors, etc. welcome to join in too. This event is during the annual Pumpkinville, so there will be fun for the whole family!

After class enjoy crafts and giveaways from Athleta. Pre-register for a free swag bag to take home here .

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CANCELLED: Native Seed Collecting @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

CANCELLED: Native Seed Collecting

  • Thursday, October 11, 6-7:30pm
  • Oklahoma Prairie Garden
  • Member $8; Nonmember $12
  • Bill Farris, Prairie Wind Nursery

 

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Sprouting Chefs: Pumpkin Seed Walkup @ Myriad Botanical Gardens
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sprouting Chefs: Pumpkin Seed Walkup

  • Friday, October 12, 2-4pm
  • Pumpkinville Program Tent
  • $4 per jar
  • All ages welcome

Learn how to make an easy, healthy, tasty golden treat from pumpkin seeds. Kids will taste some already baked seeds and then get to mix up their own pumpkin seed spice mix – savory or sweet – to take home and bake.