The Ultimate Guide to Fall and Halloween in Wichita

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Autumn doesn’t officially begin until September 22nd, but the decorations have already hit stores (we’re looking at you, Hobby Lobby and Target!), and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are just around the corner! Because Wichita offers so many Fall Festivals, Trunk-or-Treats and other Halloween events we’re bringing you our Ultimate Guide to Fall and Halloween in Wichita a bit early this year!

We’ve compiled events and created posts to help you find exactly what you are looking for. From pumpkin patches and corn mazes to orchards and adult events, this will be your BEST resource for all things Fall and Halloween in and around the Wichita area!

Fall Family Outings in Wichita

Fun for kids, parents, and even grandparents! Plan an apple-picking trip or find the perfect pumpkin.

Pumpkin Patches

Check out our comprehensive guide to Pumpkin Patches in Wichita for family fun for all ages!

Wichita pumpkin patchesWichita Area Orchards

Our list of Wichita Area Orchards will make planning your apple-picking trip a cinch!

Apple Picking in Wichita

Fall Festivals

Who doesn’t love funnel cakes and Ferris wheels? Here’s a list of 2016 Fall Festivals around Wichita!

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Trunk or Treats in Wichita

Safe and fun treats without the spooky tricks! Dress up and collect candy without all the “scary” stuff.

Summit Church Fall Festival

October 1st, 3:00-11:00 pm
Summit Church

WLCC Trunk-o-Treat

October 28th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Woodland Lakes Community Church

Trunk-or-Treat 2016

October 29th, 5:00-7:00 pm
Mending Place at South City

East Point’s Trunk or Treat

October 29th, 5:00-7:00 pm
East Point Church of Christ

Trunk or Treat

October 29th, 3:00-6:00 pm
Woodlawn United Methodist Church

Trunk or Treat

October 29th, 6:00-8:00 pm
West Ridge Community Church

Trunk or Treat

October 29th, 1:00-3:00 pm
Midwest Kia

Eastminster Trunk or Treat

October 30th, 4:30-6:30 pm
Eastminster Church

Trunk or Treat Hutch

October 31st, 6:30-8:30 pm
Downtown Hutchinson

Trick or Treat with Main Street

October 31st, 4:00-7:00 pm
El Dorado Main Street

3rd Annual Antique Trick-or-Treat Street

October 31st, 4:00-7:00 pm
Derby Antique Market LLC


Family-Friendly Events in Wichita

Wichita is jam-packed with so much fun for the kids this fall!

Autumn and Art

September 16th-18th, times vary by day
Cost: FREE
Location: Bradley Fair, 2000 N Rock Rd.

Clearwater Fall Festival

September 17th, 10:00 am
Cost: FREE
Location: Parade begins at Clearwater Intermediate School, Clearwater, KS

Cox Farm Scarecrow Contest

September 18th, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cost: FREE to enter contest
Location: Cox Farm Wichita, 6059 S. Seneca

Wagon Master’s Chili Cookoff

September 24th, 12:00pm
Cost: $5
Location: 600 block of E Douglas

Valley Center Fall Festival

September 24th, 10:00am
Cost: FREE
Location: Main Street, Valley Center, KS

Colwich Heritage Festival

September 24th, 8:00 am-10:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: 53rd St and Colorado, Colwich, KS

Greater Andover Days

September 29th-October 2nd, times vary by day
Cost: $3 per button
Location: 1609 E. Central Ave, Andover, KS

Goddard Fall Festival: Hometown Heroes

September 30th-October 1st, times vary by day
Cost: FREE
Location: 9 Argon Drive, Goddard, KS

Wicked Island at OJ Watson Park

Opens September 30th, Fridays and Saturdays through Halloween, 8:00 pm-10:30 pm
Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under
Location: OJ Watson Park, 3022 S. Maclean

Family Night at Museum of World Treasures

October 6th, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Cost: $5, Children under 4 are free
Location: Museum of World Treasures, 835 E. 1st St N

BOOtanica

October 8th, 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: $8 General Admission, $6 Members
Location: Botanica, The Wichita Gardens

Wellington Fall Festival

October 8th, 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Cost: $2 per person
Location: Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce, 208 N. Washington, Wellington, KS

Maize Fall Festival

October 14th-15th, time varies by day
Cost: FREE
Location: Wichita State University West, 3801 N. Walker Ave, Maize, KS

Stearman Field’s Annual Pumpkin Drop

October 15th, 2:00pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Stearman Field, 14789 SW 30th St, Benton, KS

Guts: Creative Carving Wishes

October 15th, 11:00am-4:00pm
Cost: FREE to attend, register for the carving competition
Location: The Alley Indoor Entertainment, 11413 E 13th Street

2016 Bel Aire Fall Festival

October 15th, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: 5251 N. 48th St.

Hutch-O-Ween

October 20th, 5:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Downtown Hutchinson

Evergreen Fall Festival

October 21st, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Evergreen Park Recreation Center, 2700 N. Woodland St.

Pumpkins at the Park

October 21st-22nd, 28th-29th, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Cost: $12
Location: Tanganyika Wildlife Park, 1000 S. Hawkins Lane, Goddard

5k Pumpkin Run and 1k Little Pumpkin Fun Run

October 22nd, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Cost: $15-$25
Location: Shocker Hall, 1845 Fairmount

3rd Annual Spooky Science

October 22nd, 10:00 am-5:00 pm and 23rd, 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Cost: FREE with membership, regular admission rates apply
Location: Exploration Place, 300 N. Maclean

Spooky Swim

October 22nd, 5:30 pm-7:15 pm
Cost: $7 for family of 4, $1 for each additional family member
Location: Derby Recreation Commission, 801 E. Market St, Derby

Torchlight Tour of the Museum

October 28th, 6:00-9:00pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main

Hay, Hooves, and Halloween

October 29th-30th, 4:00-8:00pm
Cost: $5.00
Location: Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd

Children’s Halloween Party

October 29th, 1:00-3:00pm
Cost: $2.00
Location: Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca

Seventh Annual Pumpkinaries

October 30th, 3:00-5:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Eagle Radio, 825 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS

Family Halloween Dance

October 30th, 5:00-9:00 pm
Cost: $22 per family (2 adults and 1 child), additional children $8 each
Location: Abode Venue, 11306 W. Carr Ct.

Downtown Halloween

October 31st, 5:00-8:00pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Downtown Clearwater

 


ICT After Dark

Halloween isn’t just for kids – leave the little ones at home and indulge in some spooky grown-up fun!

Spots Party Bus Tour of Terror

October 5th – October 31st
{Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays}
$45/person with a minimum of 15 people

Gather a group of friends for  a 3.5 hour bus ride and V.I.P. access to 2 haunted houses, while watching scary movies on the bus in between houses. A fun and unique night on the town sans kiddos!

Wichita Moms Blog Mummies’ Night Out

October 27th, 7-9:30 pm
Wichita Boathouse {Downtown Wichita}
Tickets on sale September 29th at 8 pm (set your alarms because our events sell out in hours!)

Join WMB for a Halloween chic moms night out for bites, drinks, music, shopping, and mingling with moms and our favorite businesses!

Field of Screams

Prairie Pines {4055 N. Tyler Road}
Weekends beginning September 18th
Tickets range from $15-$40 depending on day

Your trip will take you through towering sorghum fields, unruly forests, dark twisting trenches, terrifying tunnels, and the horrifying Spurlock workshop where the most unspeakable acts were carried out.  

Wichita Ghost Tour

Skaer Veterinary Clinic  {404 S Edgemoor}
October 1st
Adults: $17.50

Ghost Tours of Kansas presents the Wichita Ghost tour! Take a riding tour through the downtown area of Wichita to hear the history of our city’s past and the stories of the hauntings that continue today. You’ll also hear some of the real evidence that your tour guides, who are real paranormal investigators, have caught over the years!

The Forest of Terror

Forest of Terror {5059 N. Ridge Road}
Weekends beginning October 2nd
Adults: $17

The Forest of Terror, also known as the haunted forest, is well known in Wichita for delivering true value to thrill seekers looking to get the blood pumping. It’s been reported to be one of the scariest and most thrilling in Kansas. Follow the trail to your doom.

Ghost Stories of Historic Delano

Lawrence-Dumont Stadium  {300 S Sycamore}
October 6th, 6:00pm
Adults: Free

Enjoy this spooky self-guided tour through four historic sites in the Delano District – if you dare!

Fall Ballet

Sebits Auditorium, Friends University {2100 W. University St.}
October 7th-9th, times vary by day
$16 adults; $13 seniors; $13 students

All new contemporary ballets with guest choreographers Felice Lesser and James Wallace.

ICT Blocktoberfest

Union Station {701 E. Douglas}
Saturday, October 8th, 12:00pm-11:00pm
FREE

Bloktoberfest will have food, music, a “SAUSAGE CONTEST” where local businesses will compete for the crown of KING WIENER, and of course the best in local and seasonal October beers, all within a one block radius!

Tallgrass Film Festival

Orpheum Theatre {200 N. Broadway}
October 12th-16th, times vary by day
VIP Tallpass: $190.00

The 13th annual Tallgrass Film Festival features more than 100 of the best independent films from 35 countries around the world.

Exploration Place: Museum of the Undead

Exploration Place {Downtown Wichita}
Friday, October 14th, 7-11 pm
In advance: $15
Day of event: Member: $20/Nonmember: $25

Exploration Place isn’t just for the kiddos. Check their website for more details on this spooky event that is back by popular demand!

Orpheum Screening of Carrie

The Orpheum Theatre {200 N. Broadway}
October 20th, 7:00pm
$5 adults; $4 seniors, students and military

Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King’s 1974 novel of the same name. This screening celebrates the 40th anniversary of the film’s release.

Ghosts of the Kansas Aviation Museum

Kansas Aviation Museum {3350 S. George Washington Blvd}
October 20th, 8:00pm
$9.50 adults; $8.50 seniors

For years legends have arisen of ghosts that inhabit the historic Wichita Air Terminal and now Kansas Aviation Museum. Are they true? Executive Director Lon Smith will share his personal story of unusual happenings in and around the terminal building.

ICT SOS Barn Bash

Murfin Stables – 14515 E. 13th, Wichita, KS
October 22nd, 6:00-10:00pm
$50 per person/$450 per table

Brush off your boots, grab your favorite two-step partner and come on out for a night of boot scootin’ fun under the twinkly lights of the beautiful Murfin Stables stone barn! ICT SOS celebrates five years of service in Wichita with live music, dinner & drinks, a silent auction and more!

Spoooktacular: Wine, Cupcake Decorating, and Costumes

Unicorn Lane Studios, LLC {1425 W. Douglas}
Saturday, October 22nd, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
$28 per person

Enjoy wine while you decorate spooky Halloween cupcakes with instructions from The Cakery. There will be a costume contest for a prize and raffle for prize.

Little Shops of Horror

Love of Character {3200 E. Douglas}
Saturday, October 22nd, 5:00 – 10:00 pm
FREE

Peruse then purchase unique goods from our curation of Local Little Shops.We promise to keep the Boo’s and Booze flowing. Snap photos with your friends in our Photo booth and snack on local sweets and treats.

Cemetery Tour

Augusta Historical Society and Museum {303 State St, Augusta}
Saturday, October 22nd, 3:30-6:00 pm
Ticket Info to Come

Take a guided tour around the cemetery for a spooky adventure.

Newport Grill Jazz on the Patio

Newport Grill {1900 N. Rock Road}
October 27th, 6:00-10:00pm
Free to listen, patio is reserved for diners

Join us on the patio for a very special performance by Henry Walker & The Regents.

A Taste of Derby Monster Mash

Madison Avenue Central Park {Derby}
Thursday, October 27th, 6:30 – 10:00 pm
$40 per person, or $300 for 8 people

Come join us for an evening that will feature area restaurants, caterers and local businesses complete with incredible food, cocktails, and “Silent as the Grave” (Silent Auction) and “The Living” (Live Auction)!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Orpheum Theatre {200 N. Broadway}
Friday, October 28, 10:30 pm – 1:30 am
$10

Must be 17 years of age or accompanied by an adult. This notorious horror parody, a fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock ‘n’ roll, among other things tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). The film, a bizarre musical co-starring Meat Loaf and Richard O’Brien, bombed in its initial release but later gained a cult following at midnight showings. Remember to come dressed as Brad, Janet, Frankie or your favorite Transylvanian! Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

FRIGHT NIGHT Movie: Halloween

Botanica, The Wichita Gardens {701 N. Amidon}
Friday, October 28, 7:00 pm
$25

For 21 and older only, if you dare. Your $25 Admission for the outdoor movie and haunted walk through the garden includes a brat, chips, popcorn and s’mores. You are welcome to bring other snacks and adult beverages. You may also borrow one of our 300 Coleman Company outdoor blankets. No lawn chairs, please.


Thank you to Spot’s Spot's Party Bus Christmas Light TourParty Bus for partnering with us on this guide. Be sure to Book your Spot’s Party Bus Christmas Light Tour soon as dates are already filling up. Call 316-444-0607 to reserve your Spot or if you just have questions. Whether it’s a family groupa bunch of friends, or your entire office, they will pick you up from your location and take you on a two hour tour of some of Wichita’s most impressive Christmas light displays.

 

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6 Responses to The Ultimate Guide to Fall and Halloween in Wichita

  1. Jason Walton October 12, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

    Don’t forget about the Delano Safety s inspiring to see local businesses step forward to give the kids in our city safety without sacrifice for a fun night of treating! Hold the tricks…

    https://nextdoor.com/events/ks/wichita/delano-safety-treat-859590?i=kkvjukzkrmvwkqceuush&utm_campaign=events&utm_source=link&utm_medium=u-web

  2. Dawn Easley October 24, 2016 at 8:53 am #

    Sandpiper Healthcare and Rehab Center is having a Trunk or Treat on Saturday October 29th 2016 from 5 – 8 pm. We will have bounce houses, face painting, games, candy & prizes. The Median Shines “Krazy Klowns” will be here. This event in FREE to all!! We are located at 5808 W 8th St Wichita, KS 67212 near the Central and 235 Exit. Please join us for this FUN and SAFE event!!

    • Angela
      Angela October 24, 2016 at 11:39 am #

      Wonderful – thank you for letting us know!

  3. Joey McLaughlin October 24, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

    And Wichita State Baseball has their screamage!

    Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 PM at Eck Stadium.
    Players in costumes, pumpkin carving, candy, and more!
    FREE entry!

  4. Betsy Michael October 28, 2016 at 8:11 am #

    Trunk or Treat Oct 28th 6:30pm at Community Life Church K96 & Greenwich (behind Star Lumber.) Trunks, games, popcorn, hot chocolate, Target Card giveaway. FREE

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