Wichita on the Cheap

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Free Candy and Photos at Lowe’s Trick-or-Treat Tryouts

Lowe’s wants to give Halloween lovers an extra chance to dress up in costumes and get candy this Halloween. Families can visit Lowes.com/TrickorTreat to reserve a spot for Lowe’s Halloween experience at their local store, where they can show off their costumes and collect candy for FREE.  [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] Pre-registration is required. The Halloween […]

Wichita Halloween Freebies and Deals

Need something quick and easy for supper Halloween night? If you are thinking of going out, you may be happy to know that Wichita has plenty of Halloween restaurant specials – and other bargains – that should help make up for all that cash you spent on candy! There’s no bad luck for bargain hunters […]

Chipotle Boorito

chipotle boorito halloween offer

  Everyone’s favorite monster of a Halloween restaurant deal will be back again this year. Back in 2000, Chipotle Mexican Grill first celebrated its popular Boorito giveaway with a burrito-themed costume contest on Halloween night. In the following years, customers who showed up dressed in any costume on Oct. 31 received a discounted entrée. It […]

Valley Center Fall Festival 2021

carnival ferris wheel

The Valley Center Fall Festival is back on for 2021. This year’s fall festival in Valley Center is scheduled for September 24 – 25.  Traditionally held on the third weekend after Labor Day, at the Valley Center Fall Festival, you’ll enjoy good family fun with concerts, carnival rides and inflatables, a food court and other […]

Boo at the Zoo: a Sedgwick County Zoo event

Sedgwick County Zoo is hosting a family-friendly, not-so-scary Boo at the Zoo event! Bring your ghouls and goblins to the Zoo for some not-so-spooky fun! They can wear their costumes, and enjoy Halloween fun at the Sedgwick County Zoo! Regular Zoo admission applies and Members get in FREE with member ID! [sc name=”double-check-reminder” ] Boo […]

BOOtanica 2021

bootanica activities crafts

Bootanica, Botanica’s fun family-friendly fall festival, will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021! During BOOtanica the entire 20 acres of gardens will be transformed with fall activities for children of all ages. It’s an opportunity for kids to give their costumes a test drive, make some crafts, play, and enjoy Botanica in the fall. (Costumes […]

Scary Movie Mondays at the Starlite Drive-In 2021

If you don’t have to get up early on Tuesdays, here’s a fun way to spend Monday evenings.  Big Screen Wichita, Fast Print, T-95, World Studios ICT, and Dominion Halloween have teamed up with the Starlite Drive-In theater to present Scary Movie Mondays, a series filled with scary movies that will send shivers down your […]

Goddard Fall Festival 2021

The Goddard Fall Festival is back on for 2021! According to the website, it will begin on Friday, October 1 and continue through the weekend until Sunday, October 3, 2021.  This year’s theme will be “The Roarin’ 20’s!” The organizers promise it’s going to be unlike any fall fest in Goddard before it. I love […]

Taste of Newton and Bethel College Fall Festival 2021

Taste of Newton Bethel College Fall Festival

The fall festival in Newton combines two very popular and long-running events. Taste of Newton is September 30, and the Bethel College Fall Festival continues with special events during the weekend. Entry to Taste of Newton and to the fall festival is FREE. Taste of Newton The Taste of Newton event kicks off at 6 […]

Kechi Kite Festival and open house

Kite purchased from Wings of the Wind Toys and Kites in Wichita, KS

The Kechi Kite Festival and Open House is on for 2021! For several years now the city of Kechi, KS, has planned a day filled with fun on the third Saturday in September. It’s a Kite Festival, fall festival, outdoor antique market, arts fair, and small-business open house day all rolled into one. This year […]

Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff

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Who had the chili? It’s not just a block party, it’s a three-block party in downtown Wichita! Tasting kits for the Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cookoff are just $5 each. Public tasting begins at noon.

Clearwater Fall Festival 2021

Clearwater fall festival parade

A big welcome back to the Clearwater Fall Festival! Enjoy a weekend of homespun parades, carnivals, live music, and plenty of family fun that fits in the family budget. The town of Clearwater, Kansas, holds its annual Fall Festival the third weekend of September every year, complete with all the classic festival events. The Clearwater […]

Bel Aire Fall Festival 2021

Bel Aire is hosting its annual fall festival this year.  The fall fun day begins at 11 a.m., October 16, at the Bel Aire Recreation Center, 5251 East 48th St. North in Bel Aire, Kansas, with fun and activities for all ages. Costumes are welcomed! They’ll have a car show, music, vendor fair, family fun, […]

Maize Fall Festival 2021

Maize Fall Festival parade

  The 2021 Maize Fall Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, September 17-18. Most festival events will be held at Maize City Park on Academy Ave.  The parade is set to start at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning near Khedive and Academy. Also Saturday, there will be games and activities, food vendors, arts and crafts […]

FREE Admission to Kansas State Parks

horseback riding gypsum hills in ks

The first weekend in May is Let’s Camp America! – an initiative to promote camping for first-time campers and outdoor enthusiasts. To celebrate, ALL Kansas State Parks are offering FREE park entrance on May 1, 2021. That’s a great deal! Kansas has 29 State Parks to choose from, including the newest state park, Little Jerusalem […]

Air Capital Fly-In: Wichita

Biplane photo taken by D Miller at Stearman Fly-In 2006

    The 58th Air Capital Fly-In is planned for September at the Colonel James Jabara Airport airport in Wichita. A day full of activities for adults and children is planned, including  free “Young Eagle Rides” for kids 8 to 17 years old, R/C aircraft, model rocket, and other displays, young builder activities and lots […]

Sonic Halloween corn dog deal

Move over pizza, there’s another option for a quick Halloween night meal. Sonic corn dogs will only be just 50 cents each all day on October 31. (Add-ons are extra.) There’s no limit, so all of the goblins can enjoy a corn dog or two. The scary good deal is valid at participating locations. For locations, […]

Howl-loween at the Great Plains Nature Center

Join the naturalists at the Great Plains Nature Center for a howling good evening of Halloween fun and FREE activities! Howl-loween is Friday, October 23, 2020 from 6:45 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Great Plains Nature Center which is located at 6232 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67220. This year they’re taking the event OUTSIDE! […]

Reminder: Free movie in Naftzger Park

free movies in the park downtown Wichita 2020

Enjoy a fun, FREE, and socially distanced activity in downtown Wichita at the newly-renovated Naftzger Park with Park and Recreation’s Movies in the Park events this fall. So far, two Movies in Naftzger Park are planned (see dates below). They’ll have social-distancing squares set up for families, and they ask that masks are worn when moving […]

Annual Pumpkin Drop at Stearman Field

Flyer for the 2020 Stearman Field Pumpkin Drop

Bring your family and some lawn chairs to enjoy the annual Pumpkin Drop at Stearman Field in Benton, KS on October 24, 2020.  It’s a fun, family-friendly Halloween event! The fun begins at 2 p.m. You get to watch airplanes as they fly in and drop pumpkins on the target below. Kids can wear their […]

Drive-Boo Trick-or-Treat at OJ Watson Park

If you are looking for the annual family-friendly Halloween event at Watson park, you’ve found it! Thanks to events like Drive-Boo at OJ Watson Park Halloween 2020 is not canceled. It’s one of many 2020 Wichita trick-or-treat events that are happening because organizations have found a way to keep the tradition alive. At the Watson […]

Krispy Kreme’s ‘Sweet-or-Treat’ Saturdays offers dozen doughnuts for $1

Can you make Halloween any sweeter? Well, Krispy Kreme is doing just that with its latest holiday offers. First, Krispy Kreme is introducing a new batch of monster doughnuts — available starting Oct. 5. The chain’s Scary Sweet Monster Doughnuts are a sweet take on three classic Halloween monsters, including: Frank Monster Doughnut — A doughnut filled […]

Dinosaurs After Dark – spooky fun at Field Station: Dinosaurs in Derby

Dinosaurs after Dark at Field Station: Dinosaurs in Derby, KS

Field Station: Dinosaurs is back this year with some spooky Halloween fun for the family. Its Dinosaurs After Dark event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings in October. Visitors are treated to a spooky-not-scary guided tour featuring recognizable movie monsters as they investigate ghostly activity happening at Field Station. Also included are songs, activities […]

Free dance production in the park

Bellydance classes and workshops in Wichita

Amira Dance Productions is putting on a Fall Festival in the Park at West Douglas Park, 3201 W. Douglas. Watch dance troupes performing various styles of dance, including various bellydance and fusion styles along with ballroom. As an outdoor event, this will offer an opportunity to be entertained by ADP’s colorful fun dancers with social […]

Pumpkin Fest Trunk or Treat

On October 10 and 11, 2020 Eastside Marketplace will put on a Pumpkin Fest Trunk-or-Treat! This Trunk or Treat in Wichita looks like it is going to be quite fun. [sc name=”double-check-reminder” ] The festival activity will last from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Trunk-or-Treat car show will last from 3 p.m. to 6 […]