2012 CASTLE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL, 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and 20-27, The Castle of Muskogee. Expect some different twists, turns and surprises. Tickets must be purchased for events and prices range from $2 to $10. Advanced tickets may be purchased any non-festival day up to Oct. 25. Go to www.okcastle.com to check out discount tickets and combos. Everyone under 21 must have a picture I.D., to enter. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Halloween Village is the place where everyone experiences the very best of Halloween — ghost stories, hot and cold food and drinks, games and dancing to great music in the DJ Tent. Parking and admission to The Halloween Village is free.
HALLOWEEN FALL FESTIVAL, 10 a.m. Oct. 20, Tenkiller State Park. Day starts by creating your own pumpkin masterpiece. A limited number of pumpkins will be provided for carving, but you must bring your own carving tools. Starting at 7 p.m., there will be face painting, autumn crafts, trunk-or-treat, a candy-in-a-hay-stack, musical chairs, and more. Cost: Adults, $3; children 4-12, $2; children 3 and under, free.
FROST ON THE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 9 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10, First United Methodist Church, 600 E. Okmulgee. Festival features arts and crafts. No admission. Lunch and snacks available for purchase. Information: (918) 869-6210.
ILLINOIS RIVER ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL, Nov. 9-11, Northeastern State University’s University Center, Tahlequah. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11. Event is open to the public and admission and parking are free. Information: (918) 444-2530.
FESTIVAL OF CHOIRS, 5 p.m. Dec. 1, following the Downtown Muskogee Christmas Parade, Roxy Theater. Choirs from across the city join together to present Christmas music. The event will end with a community singalong of favorite Christmas carols. Choir directors should contact email@example.com to participate.