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Shawnee, Oklahoma USA is OPEN!
Oct 28, 2020

Gather your ghosts, ghouls and gal-pals and head to Shawnee! From Trick-or-Treating to grown-up late night Hallo-bashing, Shawnee has a long list of Halloween spooky fun.

This week, Shawnee experienced an extreme ice event; the earliest Oklahoma ice storm in history. This has caused a loss of electricity in many areas which is still being restored on Wednesday. Neighborhoods have many limbs down and may be treacherous due to unknown obstacles. Halloween events are changing parameters to work with this unexpected situation. All are doing their best to accommodate the unexpected in this most unexpected year! Your patience and flexibility are greatly appreciated.

The City of Shawnee, OK, USA has developed the following information on traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating for 2020. Shawnee has a mask ordinance in place until Nov 30. There are a number of social distanced and low-contact activities such as drive-in movies and family scavenger hunts, too.

Halloween hours are from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on October 31st.
  • Remember to be respectful and considerate of others
  • Safest precaution is to practice social distancing
  • Costume masks are no substitute for protective masks
  • Do not paint cloth masks!
  • Consider leaving candy available outside for kids to take
  • Wipe down packaged treats or let them sit out for a few days
  • Consider a scavenger hunt for your children if you are concerned about getting out
Is Shawnee Haunted?
You may visit....and never leave....

Shawnee is home to many pre-statehood buildings in the historic downtown. It was a major stop on the railroad, a stop on the cattle trails, and even a hiding spot for gangsters. A lot of people came and went through Shawnee, and some of them met less than peaceful ends; or grew to love it beyond being able to leave.

Oklahomans love a good story and this time of year, no story is better than a good ghost story.

Paranormal investigators from near and far have done extensive research on Shawnee's downtown, museums and historic neighborhoods. Some have gone so far as to claim it the "most haunted community in Oklahoma, possibly the US."

Do you believe?
For more paranormal research and videos on Shawnee and many area locations, visit our friends at Investigating Oklahoma's Paranormal (IOKP). Visit their website to join them on one of their investigations.

From July 27 - November 30, the City of Shawnee has implemented a mask ordinance. Masks are required when one is indoors in a public location. This would include concerts and stores. Masks are not required while you are eating - they are required while you wait. Masks are not required for outdoor activities like the Splash Park. Spectators at an indoor sporting event would require a mask, participants are not required to mask. The outdoor flea markets would be exempt from masks, unless required by the organizers. Masks are not required for people that are medically unable to wear masks or children under age 11. Many properties, such as tribal casinos or those outside of the City limits, previously implemented mask requirements. Click HERE for full text.

  • Pack your mask. Keep a mask handy in your purse or back-pocket.
  • When in doubt, wear your mask.
  • Keep an eye out for signage with further instructions.
  • You may experience modified hours of operation or reservations required.
  • If you have specific questions or concerns, contact the entity you are visiting directly by clicking the link to their website and contact information.