Leave the tricks at home, you’re in for a treat! Below we have compiled the full list of all of the great places to take your family this October for a Halloween to remember for years to come! With traditional door-to-door trick or treating becoming less popular, Wichita has gained some really fun new options for a safe and enjoyable Halloween experience that the kids will love and the parents will too!
Be sure to also check out our full list of Fall Festivals, Pumpkins Patches, and Orchard Picking for a fall full of fun for your family! (Try saying that 10x, fast!)
In this Article we have:
- Tick or Treating
- Fall Fun
- Truck or Treating
- Halloween Lights & Haunted Displays
Dinosaurs After Dark
Fridays and Saturdays, Sep 30th – Oct.29th
7pm every 30 min. – Last ticket purchase at 8:15pm
Field Station Dinosaurs | 2999 N. Rock Rd. in Derby, KS
Explore the trails of the Field Station at dark as you come across popular movie monsters and your favorite halloween characters. This experience is a spooky-not-scary, festive night of songs, activities and, of course, treats!
Admission: Back by popular demand, Field Station has brought back ‘Pay Your Age’ pricing with a $12 maximum for non-members and a $10 maximum for members.
Pumpkins in the Park
Saturdays in October
6pm – 10:30pm
Tanganyika Wildlife Park, 1000 S. Hawkins Lane, Goddard
Tanganika’s Pumpkins at the Park appears to be Wichita’s largest Halloween event with 15 treat stations, tons of large blow ups for photo opps, ghoulish games with prizes, and creepy crafts. The fun doesn’t stop there! Kids can also jump on inflatables, pick from the ‘pumpkin patch’ (extra cost), and kids of all ages can interact with creepy crawlers such as snakes and lizards. The park hasn’t forgotten about the older crowd with several teen activities and brews & ‘potions’ for the adults.
Admission: $20 per person (Ages 3+) DISCOUNT DAY Oct. 1 at $10 per person
5:30pm – 9:30pm
Botanica Wichita, 701 Amidon St, Wichita, KS 67203
Visit Botanica for 4 fun-filled nights where the gardens have been transformed to an autumn spectacular. Find more than 1,000 unique pumpkins lit up for everyone to see carved by volunteer groups in the Wichita community. Also included in the spectacle are pumpkin sculptures, aerial acrobatics and fire dancing performances. There will also be a petting zoo and fire pits set up for s’mores! If you dare, wander through the Haunted Woodland Walk (not suitable for small children). This Wichita garden hasn’t forgotten about the adults in the group with music by DJ Carbon on the Grand Lawn stage and several cash bar locations. Local food trucks will also be on-site in the Grand Lawn.
Hay, Hooves and Halloween
October 22nd and 23rd
Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd.
Cowtown is the perfect backdrop for a spooky Halloween experience for the whole family! Kids will shriek in excitement as the Headless Horseman rides the streets, zombie cowboys do a sundown shootout, and ghosts haunt the historic houses. There’s also dancing, and of course, lots of candy!
Admission: $5 per person. Cowtown members and kids 4 and under get in FREE!
Thursday, October 27, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Museum of World Treasures | 835 E. 1st Street, Wichita, Kansas 67202
Visit the museum after hours for a spooktacular time! The facility’s first floor will be transformed with spooky, family-friendly displays throughout for all Halloween-lovers. The kids will enjoy multiple candy stations for a unique trick-or-treating experience. Costumes are optional but encouraged.
Admission: $6 per person at the door
5k Pumpkin Run and 1k Little Pumpkin Fun Run
October 22nd at 9am
Shocker Hall, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260
Time to lace up those sneakers and get that blood pumping with 2 race options, a 5k or a 1k for the little ones. All Pumpkin Run participants will receive an event shirt and a finisher medal. Run in costume for extra fun!
Admission: Pumpkin Run 5K: $30 Little Pumpkin Fun Run 1k: $17 *Prices increase after Sept. 30th
Boos and Bonfire Halloween Bash
October 29th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
McAdams Park, 1329 E 16th St N
Bring the family and enjoy this FREE Halloween party with festivities including a bonfire, door prizes, snacks, candy for the kids and more! Costumes encouraged.
Klausmeyer Farm Costume Contest & Trick-or-Treat
October 30th & 31st, 10am-7pm
Klausmeyer Farm and Pumpkin Patch, 8135 S. 119th, Clearwater
Bring your kids to one of the area’s best pumpkin patches for a Halloween to remember! Dress the kiddos in their best costume for a chance to walk across their “stage” during any of the pig race times and show everyone their awesome attire. On top of all of the standard pumpkin patch activities, the trick-or-treating will take place in multiple festive stations throughout the farm.
Admission: $10 per person
Fall Fest + Malloween Trick or Treating
Saturday, October 29th from 2-6pm
Town East Square |7700 E Kellogg Dr, Wichita, KS 67207
East parking lot off Rock Rd
Head over to the mall for an afternoon of Halloween fun! Kids will love the activities from 2-4pm including a bounce house, petting zoo, face painting, and a visit from a special princess and superhero!
Don’t miss out on Mall-O-Ween immediately after the Fall Fest from 4-6pm! Children can sport their best Halloween costume to haunt Towne East Square in search of candy.
What else is happening this Fall near you?
Empower Trunk or Treat East and West
October 15th from 5-7pm
Empower Martial Arts East, 314 N. Rock Road
or Empower Martial Arts West, 13303 W. Maple
This truck-or-treat is great for the karate kids in your family! Enjoy martial art demos, candy, costume contests, and games.
Stearman Field’s Airplane Trunk or Treat
October 22nd, 3:30pm
Stearman Field, 14789 SW 30th St, Benton
Enjoy this aviation themed location for a fun and easy trunk-or-treat experience. Dress to impress with a costume contest at 3:30, and live music from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.
October 28th, 6pm
Immanuel Baptist Church, 1415 S. Topeka
Join this local church for a fun night of trunk or treating with lots of candy, fun, creative trunk displays and food trucks.
Saint Joseph Truck-Or-Treat
October 29th, 6pm
St. Joseph Catholic Church, 139 S. Millwood
Located near the Delano District in Wichita Ks, the parking lot of St. Joseph Catholic Church is transformed into a festive trunk-or-treat for local children’s delight.
Treats, Not Tricks
Saturday, October 29 from 2 pm – 4 pm
Countryside Christian Church, 1919 S. Rock rd. Wichita KS
Collect tons of candy as you walk through Countryside’s fun, outdoor trick-or-treating path, then stay and enjoy inflatables, refreshments and games! This is a FREE community event so invite all your family and friends!
Rock Regional Truck-or-Treat
Saturday, October 29 from 4pm – 6pm
Rock Regional Hospital, 3251 N. Rock Rd, Wichita KS
Stop by the hospital’s parking lot for food trucks, candy and family friendly fun! Open FREE to the public.
East Point Trunk or Treat
October 29th, 5-7pm
East Point Church of Christ, 747 N 127th St E
Visit their Facebook page for upcoming event details
Wichita First Kids Trunk-or-Treat
October 30th, 3pm
Wichita First Church of the Nazarene, 1400 E Kellogg
This trunk or treat will be a free event of fun for the whole family. There will be candy, food, games, music, & more!
Halloween Lights and Haunted Displays in Wichita
The best Halloween displays are famously in the College Hill district in Wichita. Surprise the kids, grab some hot chocolate, and take a stroll through the street of College Hill for a chance to see these impressive displays up-close!
Lights on Oceio 6726 W. Ocieo St. Fun Halloween music, fog, props, and light show. Should run nightly during the week following up to Halloween.
Lights on Brummet St. 3721 S. Brummett Fun Halloween display on October 31.
Lights on David 409 N. David St. Should run nightly during the week following up to Halloween.
What else is happening this Fall near you?