October 16, 2011

Fall events calendar (Oct. 16)

Halloween happenings

Cambridge Market Fall Festival Trunk-or-Treat, noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Cambridge Market, 9747 E. 21st St. Trick-or-treat out of decorated vehicle trunks. A $200 cash prize for best decorated trunk. All ages. Free. Information, 316-636-1277.

Trunk or Treat and Chili Cook-off, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at East Heights United Methodist Church, 4407 E. Douglas. Trick-or-treat in costume, fun and games. Decorate your trunk and hand out candy. Chili cook-off with prizes. All ages. Free, $5 donation for chili tasting. Information,

Pumpkin painting, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Rockwell Public Library, 5939 E. Ninth St. Bring your own pumpkin to decorate a masterpiece. Ages 5-12. Registration is required and begins Wednesday. Call 316-688-9361.

Make-and-take jack-o’-lantern, 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Orchard Park Branch Library, 4808 E. Ninth St. Create your own paper jack-o’-lantern. Ages 4 to 10. Free. Information, 316-337-9084.

Night of the Living Zoo, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 W. Zoo Blvd. Games and displays. Costumes encouraged. All ages. Tickets available at QuikTrip, $6 in advance at gate for members, $8 for nonmembers. Children 2 and under free. Information at

Halloween Trick-or-Treating at Old Cowtown Museum, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. “Hay, Hooves and Halloween!” will offer trick-or-treating, costume contests with prizes, pumpkin decorating, stories and games in a family-friendly setting. $7.75 adults, $6.50 seniors (62 and older), $6 youth (12 to 17), $5.50 children (4 to 11), museum members and children under 4 free. Information, 316-219-1871.

Fall at the Ranch, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 29, Four Points Ranch, 2900 SW 80th in Augusta. $6 general admission or $12 for Kiddie Corral admission. Information,

Pie Spooktacular Run, 6 to 10 a.m. Oct. 29 at Walters Pumpkin Patch, 10001 NW Hwy. 77, El Dorado. 5 and 1K runs. All ages. $10 admittance. Information, 316-320-4150.

Tricks, Treats and Tales, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Lionel D. Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian. Storytelling with costumes. Ages 7 to 10. Free. Information, 316-337-9119.

Halloween Party for teens, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at Central Wichita Public Library, 223 S. Main. Dress up for a spooky Halloween party complete with tricks and treats. For ages 12-17. Information, 316-261-8500.

Boo & Brew Bash 10, 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Beech Activity Center, 9710 E. Central. Dress for Success Wichita’s largest fundraiser. Beer tastings, food and drink, silent auction, music by Lucky People, costume and dance contests. Attendees receive a commemorative mug. Ages 21 and up. Tickets $75 at or by phone at 316-945-8779.

Trick-or-Treat Street, shows at 7 p.m. Oct. 28; 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 29; and 2 and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Wichita Children’s Theatre and Dance Center, 201 S. Lulu St. Each show followed by trick-or-treat in costume, music, Soapy the Clown, games and entertainment. Kids 10 and under. Some shows include pizza. Tickets $5.50 to $7. Information 316-262-2282.

Hallelujah Party Trunk-or-Treat, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at WestSide Christian Church, 1819 W. Douglas. Trick-or-treat out of decorated vehicle trunks, games and crafts. Hot dogs for sale. All ages. Free. Information, 316-263-5269.

Boo at the Zoo, 4 p.m. Oct. 31 at Hutchinson Zoo, 6 Emerson Loop East, Hutchinson. Dress in costume and trick-or-treat at the zoo. All ages. Free. Information, 620-694-2693.

Haunted houses, etc.

* Fields of Fear, 7:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 30 at Cox Farm, 6059 S. Seneca. Includes a haunted corn maze, fair grounds and dark-side hayride. Admission is $13 for fairgrounds and hayride, $19 for all three events. For more information, call 316-733-8909 or 316-761-5029 or visit

* Field of Screams and Clown Town, 7 to 11:30 p.m. weekends Oct. 1 through Halloween at Prairie Pines, 4055 N. Tyler Road. Tours begin at sundown. Admission is $15 (one event), $20 (both events) or $25 and $30 for fast passes. For more information, call 316-303-2037 or visit

* Forest of Fear, weekend evenings through October, 7446 51st Road, Udall. Mile-long haunted pathway and ghost stories with marshmallows around the campfire. Admission is $13 for adults, $8 for children. for more information, visit

* Haunted Cannery, 7:30-11 p.m. weekends through Oct. 29 at Walters Pumpkin Patch, 10001 NW Hwy. 77, Burns. Tickets are $15 or $20 with the addition of a flashlight maze. For more information, call 316-320-4150.

* House of Terrors, haunted house featuring more than 35,000 square feet of “screams, blood, gore and surprises,” 2350 N. Maize Road. Open 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays as well as some Thursdays and Sundays through October. Also open on Halloween. $28 VIP “fast pass” or $22 general admission. A $5 coupon is available at area Spangles. For teens and older. For more information, call 316-794-7575 or visit

* Isle of Screams and haunted train or hayrack ride, 7 to 11 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 7 to 11:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays during October at Watson Park, 3022 S. McLean Blvd. Walk through a 25-minute-long haunted park. Admission is $15 (includes hayrack ride), $18 (includes train ride), $22 (fast pass and train ride). For more information, call 316-303-2037 or visit

Pumpkin patches/mazes

* Applejack Pumpkin Patch, 10007 SW Indianola Road, Augusta. Includes pumpkin picking, hayrack rides, mazes, a petting zoo, children’s activities, pumpkin cannon and concessions. Open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through October. Admission $6, children 2 and under free. For more information, call 316-733-8909 or 316-761-5029, online at

* Bergmann Corn Maze, 8401 S. Meridian, Haysville. Open through Nov. 5. from 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Sundays. Offers a 15-acre maze, pumpkin picking, trailer rides, inflatables, tricycle races, movies and concessions. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for children ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and under. For more information, visit

* Cox Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze: 6059 S. Seneca. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Halloween. Admission is $6 Mondays through Fridays, $8 Saturdays and Sundays, $10 for the maze only, $12 for both pumpkin patch and maze. For more information, call 316-524-8062 or visit

* Kansas Maze, 13209 E. 82nd Ave., Buhler. Open 10 p.m. Fridays, 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30 at Gaeddert and Martisko Farms. Attendees can go through 5-acre corn maze and pick pumpkins, enjoy hayrack rides and more. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for kids ages 4-10, under 4 free. Tickets for activities $1 for one, $9 for 10 and $22 for 25. For more information, call 620-543-3073 or visit

* Munchkin Pumpkin Patch, 1031 N. Hoover Road, Peck: Fall Festival and Halloween pumpkins, Munchkin Pumpkin Patch and Fun Farm. 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 30. Includes a pumpkin patch, wagon rides, farm animals, games, pumpkin slingshot, hay bale maze, mini-golf, concessions and picnic area. Admission is $8 and includes one pumpkin and most activities. Information, and 316-209- 6378.

* Walters Pumpkin Patch, 10001 NW Hwy. 77, Burns. Open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 1 to 7 p.m. on Sundays, and includes pumpkin picking, food, a corn maze, games and special events. Tickets are $8 Mondays through Fridays, $10 Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, visit or call 316-320-4150.

* Walters Pumpkin Patch, 10001 NW Hwy. 77, Burns. Information, 316-320-4150. Special events, all ages, tickets $10 each: Pickin' at the Patch with 37 Mile Band, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Concert, pumpkin picking and games. All you can carry pumpkins, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Help yourself to pumpkins, squashes and gourds for $15. Pickin' at the Patch with Jeff Davidson, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 22. Davidson sings and gives Kansas history talks, in addition to pumpkin picking and games.

* Bethany Lutheran School's pumpkin patch, Oct. 16 through Oct. 31, opens at 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. on weekends, Bethany Lutheran School, 1000 W. 26th St. South. Pumpkins for sale, story time, barrel train, tethered hot air balloon rides. Free.

Theater/fine arts

"The Devil Wore Wranglers" and "Halloween Spooktacular," 6:15 p.m. on weekends through Oct. 29 at Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Musical comedy, $26 for dinner and show. $16 for show only. Discounts available. All ages. Reservations, 316-263-0222.

"Evil Dead: The Musical," 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Oct. 29 with final 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, Halloween show. Cabaret Oldtown, 412 1/2 E. Douglas. Spoof of three horror flicks. Doors open at 7. Mature audience only. Tickets $19 call 316-265-4400. Visit to read more about this show.

Hutchinson Spooktacular Symphony Concert, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Hutchinson Fox Theatre, 18 E. First Ave., Hutchinson. Classical and contemporary music including selections from Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars. Costumes encouraged. All ages. $20 for adults, $5 for children 18 and under. Tickets, 620-663-1981.

"Musical Comedy Murders of 1940," 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 through Nov. 6 at Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. All ages. Tickets are $12 and $10 for military/seniors/students. $8 on opening night. Reservations, 316-686-1282.

"The Woman in Black," 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 30 at Kechi Playhouse, 100 E. Kechi Road, Kechi. Performance of a classic ghost story. All ages. Tickets $10 Thursday and Sunday, $11 Friday and Saturday. Information, 316-744-2152.

Other events

Day of the Dead and memorial ceremonies, 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 at Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca. Learn how American Indian tribes honor their dead. All ages. Free. Information, 316-350- 3340.

Peek-A-Boo Burlesque Review, 9 p.m. Oct. 29 at Lizard Lounge, 300 S. Greenwich. Costume contest with cash prizes, date auction, karaoke and performances. 21 and up. $3 admittance fee. Information, 785-844-2036.

Triple Feature Horrorfest, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28-30 at Augusta Theater, 523 State St., Augusta. Watch "Plan 9 from Outer Space," "Night of the Living Dead" and "Darkness." Proceeds go to Kansas Food Bank. Tickets $5. Information 316-775- 2900.

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