Festivals Events

FREE Halloween Carnival

October 31st, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FREE Halloween Carnival at Regional Park, 7pm-9pm. Games & Prizes too. Haunted Forest. Fun for all ages.

Carter County Fair

September 4th, 2019 3:00 PM - September 7th, 2019 - 11:59 PM
The Carter County Free Fair has been a yearly event for over 100 years; it became incorporated on September 11th, 1942. This year is the 77th annual event. The Carter County Free Fair Board consists of nine Board of Directors who are elected through election governed by the Carter County Commissioners for a three-year term. It is the mission of the Carter County Free Fair, our county’s longest running event, to entertain and promote our county’s traditions, talents, diversity, vision and Agricultural Heritage, safely and to promote education for the youth of Carter County through exhibits and tours free of charge. The Pride of Texas Carnival is a family owned carnival from the Waco, Texas area. They bring an abundance of amusement rides, games and food to the Carter County Fair for lots a family fun and entertainment.


June 15th, 2019 All Day
Juneteenth Celebration

Festival of the Trees

December 8th, 2018 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
You are cordially invited to join us at The Goddard Center on Saturday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m. for our 26th Annual Festival of the Trees Dinner and Silent Auction. The soiree begins with cocktails and lively bidding on the ever popular silent auction parties and items.

Breakfast with Santa & Candy Cane Scramble

December 8th, 2018 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This special event includes an early visit from Santa, a plated breakfast, holiday crafts, festive music, a small gift for each child, and holiday fun! Christmas is the season for love and giving to others. Children will also have the opportunity to make a special gift for a loved one. Don’t forget our candy cane scramble! Hundreds of candy canes will be scattered all over our yard! Children will have the opportunity to grab as many candy canes as possible during our Candy Cane Scramble!


November 27th, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ardmore's beginning of the holiday season, this night parade is an exciting, sparkling event in the downtown Depot District!

Christmas Tree Lighting

November 27th, 2018 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Bring the family and join us at the Ardmore Parks and Recreation’s Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration! Our Christmas Market begins at 11:00a for all your holiday shopping needs. Food trucks, entertainment, and much more all centered around the beautiful Christmas Tree Lighting in Central Park. This will be an amazing celebration to start the Christmas season on November 27th. Entertainment begins at 4:30p. The lighting of the tree occurs at approximately 6:15p.

Carter County Arts and Crafts Festival & Food Fair

November 9th, 2018 9:00 AM - November 10th, 2018 - 5:00 PM
A fall tradition in Southern Oklahoma returns for its 47th season in 2018. It's the Carter County Arts and Crafts Festival & Food Fair. It takes place on Friday, November 9th and Saturday, November 10 at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Festival hours are from 9 am to 8 pm on Friday, November 9th and 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, November 10th. Admission to the festival is free and parking is $3 per car.

Ardmore Regional Haunted Forest

October 31st, 2018 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Join us for 7 nights of fright! The Hidden Hollows is a 1/8 mile trail for the faint of heart. Full of tricks and spooky beings to give your Halloween an extra scare. The Dead Acres is a 1/4 mile trail where evil comes out to play. Dead Acres brings nightmares to life and will leave you with a haunting experience. Brought to you by: Ardmore Parks and Recreation and the Ardmore Little Theater

Glen Rabe Motor's Trunk or Treat & Halloween Carnival

October 31st, 2018 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Looking for FREE fun for the family this Halloween? Come out to Glen Rabe Motors 220 Holiday Drive in Ardmore on October 31, 2018 from 5pm-8pm. We are going to have Trunk or Treat, Carnival games, contests for the best carved pumpkin, the best painted pumpkin and the best costume. There will also be booth spaces available for your business, free of charge (all that is required is that you set up a carnival style game with prizes and/or candy for trick or treaters) you can offer/advertise your services/products. You can Register to have your booth by calling/texting Andrew @ (405) 331-4909 or by emailing [email protected] Registration will need to be completed by October 25th.