October activity guide offers plenty of treats
Halloween dominates the autumn landscape, but you'll find more than just haunted houses to amuse you.
10/09/2011 9:11 AM
10/09/2011 9:11 AM
Get ready for fall fun with our seasonal guide to all things scary and sweet.
Cambridge Market Fall Festival Trunk-or-Treat, noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Cambridge Market, 9747 E. 21st St. North. Trick or treat out of decorated vehicle trunks. A $200 cash prize to best decorated trunk. All ages. Free. Information, 316-636-1277.
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 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Orchard Park Branch Library, 4808 E. 9th St. North. 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 www.scz.org.
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, www.fourpointspettingzoo.com.
Pie Spooktacular Run, 6 a.m. 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 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at Lionel D. Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian Ave. 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 booandbrew.org or by phone at 316-945-8779.
Hallelujah Party Trunk-or-Treat, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at WestSide Christian Church, 1819 W. Douglas Ave. 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.
Forest of Fear, weekend evenings through October, 7446 51st Road, Udall. Mile-long haunted pathway and ghost stories with marshmallows around the campfire. $13 adult, $8 child. Information, udallforestoffear.com.
Haunted Cannery, 7:30 p.m. weekends through Oct. 29 at Walters Pumpkin Patch, 10001 NW Hwy. 77, El Dorado. All ages. Tickets $15 or $20 with addition of flashlight maze. Information, 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. 7 p.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. $5 coupon available at area Spangles. For teens and older. Information, 316-794-7575 and www.thehouseofterrors.com.
Pumpkin patches/corn mazes
Bergmann Corn Maze, Open Fridays through Sundays — and occasional Mondays and Thursdays — through Nov. 5. 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturdays, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Sundays at 8401 S. Meridian, Haysville. Fifteen-acre maze, pumpkin picking, trailer rides, inflatables, tricycle races, movies and concessions. $9 adults, $7 kids 5-12, 4 and younger free. Discounts available. Information, bergmanncornmaze.com.
Kansas Maze, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 30 at Gaeddert and Martisko Farms, 13209 E. 82nd Ave., Buhler. Go through 5-acre corn maze and pick your own pumpkin, hayrack rides, jumping pillow and play area. All ages. Admission $8 for adults, $6 for kids 4-10, under 4 free. Tickets for events $1 for 1, $9 for 10 and $22 for 25. Information, 620-543-3073.
Munchkin Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival and Halloween pumpkins, through Oct. 30 at Munchkin Pumpkin Patch and Fun Farm, 1031 N. Hoover Road in Peck. Pumpkin patch, wagon rides, farm animals, games, pumpkin sling shot, hay bale maze, mini-golf, concessions, picnic area. $8 admission includes one pumpkin and most activities. Information, munchkinpumpkinpatch.com and 316-209-6378.
Walters Pumpkin Patch, 10001 NW Hwy. 77, El Dorado. 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.
"The Devil Wore Wranglers" and "Halloween Spooktacular," 6:15 p.m. on weekends through Oct. 29 at Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley St. 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 Ave. Spoof of three horror flicks. Doors open at 7. Mature audience only. Tickets $19 call 316-265-4400. Visit Kansas.com/entertainment 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 St. All ages. Tickets are $12 and $10 for military/senior/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 Rd. Kechi. Performance of a classic ghost story. All ages. Tickets $10 Thursday and Sunday, $11 Friday and Saturday. Information, 316-744-2152.
Day of the Dead and memorial ceremonies, 7 p.m. 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.
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