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Botanica’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

This is a community favorite Halloween event in Wichita for 2022. Botanica will be hosting the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular again this year from October 12 through 15. 

There’s even a way you can get in FREE to this  event if you want to volunteer during the event. They have indoor and outdoor options along with helping the in the Haunted Woodland walk if you want to dress up.  

For four days this October, Botanica will be transformed into a family-friendly Halloween haunt, complete with 1600 lighted jack-o-lanterns, a haunted woodland walk, DJ Carbon, food trucks, fire pits for s’mores, and pumpkin sculptures. 

Some cool new additions this year is aerial acrobatics and fire dancing. Wow, that will be cool with the 1,600 uniquely carved pumpkins lining the pathways. 

This will be a fun fall activity – break out those sweaters, boots, and scarves. The information on the Botanica website says the event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each evening. 

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Activities at Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

This is a family-friendly event that can be enjoyed by all ages. They will have 1600 jack-o-lanterns lighting up the gardens all caved by community partners including schools and local businesses! You can find our more info on their Facebook page Click Here

There will even be a Haunted Woodland Walk. Whether or not it’s suited for kids is up to each parents’ discretion; you may want to steer your sensitive or younger kids in another direction, but older kids might enjoy the spooky scenes. 

Listen to DJ Carbon on the newer Grand Lawn stage near the Carousel Garden and grab a cocktail or food from local restaurants and food & drink trucks onsite. 

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Admission to Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Admission to Botanica’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is just $12 for adults; $9 for kids (Kids 2 and under are FREE) make sure to visit their website to prepurchase tickets. Get your tickets HERE

A way you might be able to get FREE tickets to Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular:

Botanica does need help from volunteers to put on this event, including delivering pumpkins to carvers, helping to set up, working during the event, and taking the pumpkins to the compost pile afterwards. If you’re inclined to help out contact:  Kristi Conkle at 316.264.0448 ext. 103

Participants will receive a free ticket to Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. So get your group involved or signup on your own to meet some new friends!

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