Septemberfest Set for September 9

Gov. Fallin and First Gentleman Wade Christensen will host Septemberfest on Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive.

“Welcoming Oklahoma families to the Governor’s Mansion and the Oklahoma History Center is one of our family’s favorite events every year,” Fallin said. “Celebrating our state’s history and culture is the perfect way to spend a fall day.”

Septemberfest celebrates what makes Oklahoma unique. The event was founded in 1997 by Friends of the Mansion, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to preserving and improving Oklahoma’s historic Governor’s Mansion as well as its grounds and furnishings. The Oklahoma History Center began co-hosting Septemberfest in 2004.

“Septemberfest is a gift passed from governor to governor for the people of Oklahoma, and it continues to grow each year,” said Studio Architecture President Jim Hasenbeck, who is in his 15th year as chairman of the event. “It’s exciting to welcome new generations to this fall tradition.”

The festival features more than 50 attractions for people of all ages. Activities include:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Bungee station
  • Clowns
  • Chuck wagon cooking
  • Face painting
  • Laser tag
  • Museum exhibits
  • Oklahoma musicians and performers
  • Pony rides
  • Square dancing
  • Storytime with Gov. Fallin

The Oklahoma History Center will be open and free to the public all day, while tours of the Governor’s Mansion will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Food vendors will be on site and families are encouraged to bring picnics to enjoy on the lawn.

Septemberfest is free and open to the public, with no registration or tickets required. For more information, visit or call (405) 557-0198.


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