With Halloween just around the corner, candy will be up for grabs in abundance in and around Wichita through Wednesday. Take a look at planned events — from family-friendly to frightening, some of which offer hayrack rides, live music and spooky elements. Find fun at local venues — including the Sedgwick County Zoo, Crown Uptown and Old Cowtown Museum — as well as area churches and more. Some events benefit local charities. Events are listed chronologically.
Zombie Mob Walk at Wichita State University, Halloween event to collect food for Kansas Food Bank. 6 p.m. Fri., activities begin at 4 p.m., Heskett Center, 1845 Fairmount.
Fall Festival at The Journey Church, games, hayrack ride, prizes and more. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., 9999 E. Harry. Free. Information, www.journeywichita.com.
Trunk or Treat, games, crafts, trunk-or-treating, hot dog dinner available. 5-8 p.m. Sun., West Side Christian Church, 1819 W. Douglas.
Zombie Crawl to Benefit Wichita’s Homeless at Old Town Warren, showing of “Dawn of the Dead,” zombie attire encouraged. 7 p.m. Mon., Warren Old Town Theater and Grill, 353 N. Mead. Teens and up. $5, additional donations benefit Mosaic Wichita’s homeless program. Information, 316-807-8034 or www.mosaicwichita.com.
Trunk or Treat, collect candy or purchase hot dog, drink and chips for $1. 5:30-7 p.m. Wed., Metropolitan Baptist Church, 525 W. Douglas. Information, metrobaptist.com.
Pumpkin patches and more
Walters’ Pumpkin Patch, pick-your-own pumpkins, graveyard golf, pumpkin cannon, concessions, shopping and more. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sat. and Mon.-Wed., 1-7 p.m. Sun., 10001 Northwest U.S. Highway 77, Burns. $8-$10. Information, walterspumpkinpatch.com.
Additional holiday events
Wreath Festival, exhibits of miniature Christmas trees and vintage Santas, baked goods sale, holiday gifts and wreaths for sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 15-16, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. Lunch served 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $14. Reservations, 316-265-9314. Information, wichitahistory.org.
Lights of Love, lighting of 30-foot Christmas tree, free horse-drawn carriage rides, photos with Santa, visits with Ronald McDonald. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17, Bradley Fair, Rock Road and 21st Street. Information, www.rmhcwichita.org.
Lights on St. Paul, drive-through light display with more than 1 million lights synchronized to music. Santa photos available Fri.-Sun. for a $5 donation. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 22-Dec. 28, Arc of Sedgwick County, 2919 W. Second St. Free, donations accepted. Information, www.arc-sedgwickcounty.org.