Fall is always an exciting time in Tulsa as the weather cools down and the outdoors beckons us with football games, cool breezes, pumpkin patches and Oktoberfest. Memories are made when you embrace the events going on around town. Looking back it was always a big deal to load up the van and take the kids to pick out their pumpkins. It was fun to see which pumpkin was chosen that was going to make the perfect jack-o-lantern; short and squatty, tall or perfectly round. Then the creativity began with choosing a pattern to carve and making the masterpieces of the season. This was all followed by the traditional baking of the pumpkin seeds and sewing of the costumes. Football also has lots of good memories. Between us, we had two boys playing and three girls on Pom, Dance Team and Cheer. Running from one event to the next made for a busy decade but I always looked forward to the high school football games where we had the same seats every year and got to visit with everyone we knew.

Oktoberfest in Tulsa is one of the largest events of the year and rated one of the top Oktoberfests in America. You get to celebrate an authentic Bavarian culture in the heart of Oklahoma, much like the Oktoberfest Munich in Bavaria, Germany. Since we celebrate Oktoberfest this month we thought we would also celebrate the multitude of craft breweries in the Tulsa area. Beer can also lead to some good times and lasting memories. My first experience with beer was working the German Alps Festival every summer during high school at Hunter Mountain in the Catskills. That experience led to my fondness of dark beer and a love for Clydesdale Horses.

Enjoy this months stories, start off the month with a visit to the Tulsa State Fair, enjoy the football games, have fun at Oktoberfest, visit the Halloween Festival at the Castle, and have a safe and wonderful Halloween.