Events (Sept. 20)

09/20/2013 7:09 AM

09/20/2013 7:10 AM

Great Plains Renaissance Festival this weekend

The 14th annual fall edition of the Great Plains Renaissance Festival is this weekend in Sedgwick County Park, 6300 W. 13th St.

Among the attractions visitors will find from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday will be jousters, fire breathing daredevils, mermaids, live birds of prey, puppets, belly dancers, pirates, dancing bears and more. They also can hear Celtic and medieval music, eat giant turkey legs and shop in a medieval art market.

New this year is a medieval costume contest, which comes with a $100 cash price for the person dressed as the best barbarian, elf, fairy, wizard, troll or knight. Would-be participants must register at www.greatplainsrenfest.com under “special events.”

Tickets at the gate are are $11 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets purchased in advance online at www.greatplainsrenfest.com are $8.50 for adults, who can get one free kid’s ticket per online adult purchase. The deal is also good when tickets are purchased in advance at ticket sellers around town. Adult weekend passes are $15 online and include one free ticket for a child age 12 or under.

For a full schedule and a list of advance ticket sellers, visit www.greatplainsrenfest.com.

Submit your Halloween events

Fall officially starts on Sunday, but the Halloween season official begins now.

This weekend marks the season opening of two popular Halloween attractions. Prairie Pines Field of Screams at 4055 N. Tyler Road ( www.scaryprairiepines.com) opens on Friday, and the Walters Pumpkin Patch ( www.walterspumpkinpatch.com) in Burns opens on Saturday. Other area haunted houses and pumpkin patches aren’t far behind.

The Eagle is working on a comprehensive list of pumpkin patches, haunted houses and Halloween parties in and around Wichita. To get yours included, visit events.kansas.com and enter the information. Please use the keyword “Halloween.”

Denise Neil

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