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Wichita-area fall fun

  • Published Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at 7:43 a.m.

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Submit your fall listing or attraction — haunted houses, fall community festivals, Oktoberfest shindigs, etc. — to be considered for our autumn events listing. You can do so for free on our GO! Events searchable calendar at events.kansas.com.

Be sure to select “Holiday” as your main category.

Please include as much information about the event as possible. Missing information will cause the event to be considered incomplete.

Pumpkin patches and more

Applejack Pumpkin Patch, corn maze, zip line, pumpkins, petting zoo, concessions and more, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30. Admission $7, discounts and group rates available. Information, 316-733-8909 or applejackpumpkinpatch.com.

Bergmann Corn Maze, 15-acre maze, trailer rides, inflatables, carnival games, other activities. 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, 6-11 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays through October, 8401 S. Meridian. Rates vary by activity and group size. Information, 316-524-1790 or bergmanncornmaze.com.

Bethany Lutheran Church and School pumpkin patch, games, barrel train, baked goodies, other events. 3:30-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, 3:30-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays through October, 1000 W. 26th St. South. Free admission, pumpkins 50 cents and up. Information, 316-265-7415 or bethanylutheranwichita.org.

Klausmeyer Dairy Farm Tours and Pumpkin Patch, pig races, hayrack rides, pumpkin included with admission, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October, weekdays by appointment, 8135 S. 119th St. West, Clearwater. Admission $6. Information, 316-706-5391 or klausmeyerdairyfarms.com.

Mr. Gourdman’s Pumpkin Patch, tractor, boat and horse rides; hay maze and other activities; pumpkins and more for sale. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through October, 3750 S. Dusty Road, Derby. Admission $5. Information, 316-733-1887 or wichitaspumpkinpatch.com.

Halloween happenings

Boo and Brew Bash, benefit for Dress for Success, music by Lucky People, costume and dance contests, auction. 7 p.m. Sat., Beech Activity Center, 9710 E. Central. $75 or $800 for a table for eight. Information, 316-945-8779 or booandbrew.org.

Blocktober Fest, carnival games, inflatables, live music, trick-or-treating and food, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 26, GracePoint Church, 9035 W. Central. Free. Information, gracepointchurch.tv.

Late-Night Ghost Tour, highlighting Wichita’s most-haunted locations, 10-11:45 p.m. Oct. 26, meet at Caffe Moderne, 300 N. Mead. $20. Tickets and information, 785-851-0856 or ghosttoursofkansas.com.

Night of the Living Zoo, not-too-scary activities and candy, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 26-28, Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 W. Zoo Blvd. Tickets $6 at scz.org or area QuikTrips.

Trick or Treat Street, costumed trick-or-treat, original musical performance. 7 p.m. Oct. 26, 10 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 27, 2 and 4 p.m. Oct. 28, Wichita Children’s Theatre and Dance Center, 201 S. Lulu. $6; some performances have pizza available before the show for $1.50 more. Details and tickets, 316-262-2282 or wctdc.com.

Halloween at the Crown Uptown, live band, costume contest, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, with additional food and drink for sale, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Crown Uptown Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. $25. Information, 316-612-7696 or crownuptown.com.

Hay, Hooves and Halloween, trick-or-treating, crafts and games, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. $7.75 adults, $6 ages 12-17, $5.50 ages 4-11, free under 4. Information, 316-350-3323 or oldcowtown.org.

Halloween party, costumes, games, treats, all-ages fun, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 27, Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, 6000 E. Harry. Free.

Boo at the Zoo, trick-or-treating, concessions, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 27, Hutchinson Zoo, 6 Emerson Loop East, Hutchinson. Free. Information, 620-694-2693 or hutchgov.com/zoo.

Dead End Zone Haunted Forest, 19 attractions, benefits Andale High School Booster Club, opens Friday 10 p.m.-1 a.m., following Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m.-1 a.m., 7-10 p.m. Sundays, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 31, 700 S. Eighth St., Colwich. Information, deadendzone.com.

Bethany Lutheran Church and School Trunk or Treat, decorated trunk and carved pumpkin contests, games, concessions. 1000 W. 26th St. South. Free. Information, 316-265-7415 or bethanylutheranwichita.org.

YMCA Monster Bash 5K Dash and 1-Mile Trick or Trot, race with candy stations along route, costume prizes, carnival games and chili meal, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27, North Branch YMCA, 3330 N. Woodlawn. 5K $30 through Oct. 15 or $50 after, 1-mile $15. Information, www.ymcawichita.org.

Halloween Tailgate at Trunk-or-Treat, parking lot trick-or-treating, hayrack and pony rides, inflatable ride, concessions, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 7901 W. 21st St. Free. Information, 316-722-8504 or aldersgatechurch.org.

Newton Zombie Fest, stage shows, fire dancers, brain eating contest, more, 5-10 p.m. Oct. 28, Newton Athletic Park, 700 W. First St. $5. Information, kansaszombiefest.com.

Malloween, activities in Sears Court and trick-or-treating, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31, Towne East Square, 7700 E. Kellogg. Free. Information, 316-686-4849.

Trunk or Treat at Eastminster, parking lot trick-or-treating, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 N. Webb Road. Free. Information, 316-634-0337 or eastminster.org.

Spooky theater

“Blythe Spirit,” classic and spooky comedy, 7 p.m. Fri.-Oct. 21, 2 p.m. Oct. 20-21, Wichita Children’s Theatre and Dance Center, 201 S. Lulu. Tickets $8.50-$12.50, teens and up. Information, 316-262-2282 or wctdc.com.

Additional holiday events

Holiday Tables Preview Party, libations, heavy hors d’oeuvres, runway show and preview of 2012 Holiday Tables, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 7, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. $75. Information, 316-634-2787 or wcfta.com.

Holiday Tables, collection of table settings, holiday and home shopping, baked goods, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. $10, Tea Room Luncheon (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) $12. Information, 316-634-2787 or wcfta.com.

Gingerbread Village, build your own gingerbread house to take home, view original houses, shop for homemade goodies, 2-8 p.m. Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10, 12:30-5 p.m. Nov. 11, Beech Activity Center, 9710 E. Central. $8 in advance, $9 at door. Information, assistanceleaguewichita.org.

The Jingle, cocktail party hosted by Ronald McDonald House Charities, live entertainment by artist Mike Potts and Randy Fields Jazz, appetizers and drinks, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 9, Botanica, 701 N. Amidon. $80. Information, 316-269-4182 or rmhcwichita.org.

Home for the Holidays shopping, 25 booths of handmade items and home-based businesses, prize drawings, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10, Cheney Recreation Commission Building, 223 E. South Ave., Cheney. Free.

Say Grace Thanksgiving Day 5K Race, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 22, GraceMed Health Clinic, 1122 N. Topeka. Registration, $25-$30 at bit.ly/RXEg0C.

Katie Lohrenz

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