October 28, 2012

Wichita-area Halloween fun

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.

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.

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

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.

Trick or Treat Street, costumed trick-or-treat, original musical performance. 7 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Sat., 2 and 4 p.m. Sun., 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.

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

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. Fri., Crown Uptown Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. $25. Information, 316-612-7696 or crownuptown.com.

The Haunted Cannery, hay wagon ride and trek through abandoned four-story grain elevator. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 10001 Highway 77, Burns. $15-$30. Information, www.thehauntedcannery.com.

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

Hay, Hooves and Halloween, trick-or-treating, crafts and games, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat., 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. Sat., Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, 6000 E. Harry. Free.

Boo at the Zoo, trick-or-treating, concessions, 4-6 p.m. Sat., 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, 7 p.m.-midnight Fri. and Sat., 7-10 p.m. Sun. and Wed., 700 S. Eighth St., Colwich. Information, deadendzone.com.

Bethany Lutheran Church and School Trunk or Treat, decorated trunk and carved pumpkin contests, games, concessions. 5-7 p.m. Sat., 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. Sat., North Branch YMCA, 3330 N. Woodlawn. 5K $50, 1-mile $15. Information, www.ymcawichita.org.

Trunk or Treat, games, crafts, trunk-or-treating, hot dog dinner available. 5-8 p.m. Sun., West Side Christian Church, 1819 W. Douglas.

Halloween Tailgate at Trunk-or-Treat, parking lot trick-or-treating, hayrack and pony rides, inflatable ride, concessions, 5-7 p.m. Sun., 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. Sun., Newton Athletic Park, 700 W. First St. $5. Information, kansaszombiefest.com.

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.

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

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.

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

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. Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun. 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.

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

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.

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.

Christmas on the Prairie, Christmas chuckwagon supper, Prairie Rose Rangers show and holiday events. Horse-drawn wagon rides, classic cowboy movies and Silver Screen Cowboy Museum. 5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. in November beginning Nov. 17, Thu.-Sat. in December through Dec. 22. Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper, 15231 SW Parallel St., Benton. Information, www.prairierosechuckwagon.com.

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.

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.

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.

Heartspring’s Lights on the Lake, drive-through light display, photos with Santa available. 6-10 p.m., Nov. 22-Dec. 25, Heartspring, 8700 E. 29th St. North. Free, donations accepted. Information, 316-634-8761 or www.lightsonthelake.org.

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