ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Travel and Places»
  • Travel Activities & Ideas

Autumn Colors and Oklahoma Festivals

Updated on November 1, 2009

More than a dust bowl.

Oklahoma is often referred to as the 'dust bowl,' and conjures up ideas of a barren, dusty, wasteland. Admittedly, there are many acres void of healthy green grass and trees, but lush mountains and farmland also thrives in Oklahoma.

The months of October and November, in Oklahoma, are filled with color as the leaves turn red, yellow and orange. The time just before the falling leaves become faded in contrast to the glow of Christmas decorations and lights.

Some of the best areas to view the best of what Oklahoma has to offer in the autumn are available by taking road trips that wind around those areas blazing with color.

Early November the plains, in western Oklahoma, compliment the reds and golds of prairie grasses and become a showy landscape.

The Wichita Mountains, in southwestern Oklahoma, offer an alluring autumn detour on the way to many fall festivals. In this part of the State there are festivals that celebrate cotton harvesting, ginning, spinning and weaving. There are several areas that sport amazing fall colors, such as Hackberry Flat Wildlife Refuge, and the nearby Great Plains State Park.

Mid-November the Beavers Bend Folk Festival and Craft Show celebrates arts and crafts from simpler times. Music from twanging banjos, fiddles, dulcimers and guitars echo throughout the hills and valleys. Kettle korn, funnel cakes, fresh apple cider and homemade root beer are available, among the crafters who demonstrate soap making, candle making, and wood turning skills.

Lake Murray, in south-central Oklahoma, provides scenic views of bright red and orange leaves of old Oak trees. Here, too, arts and craft shows can be found around the countryside. The lake is a favorite stomping-ground for many a fisherman, but the sparkling waterfalls and fall scenery is reason enough to go.

By the end of November, the bright autumn colors will fade to brown, and most leaves have fallen. But, this does not mean the landscape has gone drab and barren. Christmas light displays around the state are ablaze, welcoming the Christmas season.

Just because the Thanksgiving dinner passes, a drive to take in the beautiful decorated streets and parks of local towns can be an feed the senses and refresh the spirit.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • ivori profile image
      Author

      Barbara Eisenberg 8 years ago from Titusville

      Thank you very much, creativeone59!

    • creativeone59 profile image

      benny Faye Douglass 8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you for a well written hub on Autumn colors and Oklahoma festivals, thank you also sharing the autumn colors and all with me. blessings to you. creativeone59

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)