Don’t be sad that Halloween falls on a Wednesday in 2018! That’s great news, not bad, because that means not all the fall, trick-or-treat, trunk-or-treat, or other Halloween events in Wichita happen on the same day! You’ll even find trunk-or-treats on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night of Halloween week.
You’re going to be so busy filling up your bag with treats you’ll need an assistant to help you carry it all.
Here’s our Wichita Halloween events list for 2018! This is where to find safe and not-so-scary trick-or-treating opportunities and other fun Halloween/fall events this year in Wichita.
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Don’t miss our roundup of Halloween Food Freebies & Deals.
Ooh, and also there are going to be sooo many opportunities for kids to wear those super-cute DIY Halloween costumes!
The events in this list are family-oriented. If you want to see Halloween events for the big kids (i.e. scarier), check out these:
Would you like your event listed? Let me know!
2018 Wichita Trick-or-Treating/Fall/Halloween Events
Please note: I’ve done my best to provide accurate information, but *do* click on the blue links to go directly to the source in case anything changes. Some of these events do charge a modest admission fee, although many are free.
Be sure to check back, because we’ll be adding new events as we find them. Enjoy!
Ongoing: Halloween Light Display! Lights on David Street is a popular Christmas lights attraction, but you can also enjoy this festive house in west Wichita during the Halloween season. Launched on October 13, the light display will continue through Halloween evening, October 31. Just drive north from Par Ln. on David Street until you reach 409 N. David.
September 15 & 16 Opening weekend at Walters Pumpkin Patch Admission is discounted to just $7 per person for all ages. Fun things to do for the kids.
September 15 & 16 Opening weekend of Klausmeyer Dairy Farm and Pumpkin Patch Wear a farm hat or bandanna for National Farm Safety Week and receive $1 off admission (making it $6)!
October 6 Cookie Decorating Class 9:30-11:30 a.m. This one will be great for those Halloween-themed parties. $15 to $35 depending on how much decorating you want them to do for you. At Cake Stuff, 8909 W. Central. For ages 5 and up.
October 10-12 Jack O’lantern Spectacular 6-9 p.m. at Botanica. Stroll through the gardens to see 500 lit-up pumpkins carved by volunteer groups and individuals. Live music, craft beer and food available for purchase. Non-member admission is $9; Botanica members pay $6.
October 12 Free Oudoor Movie Night: Hocus Pocus 6-9 p.m. at Mulvane Public Library. Before the main feature, enjoy food trucks and a trunk show fundraiser for the Friends of the Library. at 7 p.m., the library will show Winnie the Pooh’s Halloween, followed by Hocus Pocus at 7:30 p.m. Free popcorn while supplies last, but be sure to bring spending money for food trucks, as well as lawn chairs and blankets.
October 12 Movie in the Park: Hotel Transylvania 3 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Linear Park Pavilion 121 E. Santa Fe Goddard, KS. Enjoy a free movie and free chili while supplies last. Bring your blankets, sleeping bags and lawn chairs.
October 13 Halloween Hullabaloo at High Park 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join Derby Recreation Commission for its annual Halloween Hullabaloo. Hay rack rides, costume contests, pumpkin chunkin’ (with purchase of $3 pumpkin), a DJ, food, and much more! Rain or shine.
October 13 Bootanica 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A day filled with all kinds of activities for kids, including petting zoo, face-painting, bounce house, The Bug Lady, and much, much more. $9 per person (all ages); $6 for Botanica members.
October 13 Hocus Pocus Movie Night at Klausmeyer Pumpkin Patch. Two showings, one at 7:30 p.m. and then again at 9:30 p.m. Bring your blankets and folding chairs and all the kids. Spooky fun activities before the show, concessions available during both movie times, and all the other Saturday night Fall Farm Fun events. FREE event; might fill up fast, so be there early.
October 19 Fall Festival at Evergreen Rec Center 6-8 p.m. A family event with multiple activities. Costumes encouraged! For kids ages 4-12. Free.
October 19 Pumpkins at the Park 6-9:30 p.m. at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. “…the largest family-friendly Halloween event in the Wichita area.” Kid-friendly activities, characters, inflatables, a 3-D maze, and stage show with animals. $15 per person (kids and adults).
October 19 Movie Night at the Pop-Up Park 7:30-9:30 p.m. The feature film will be “Hocus Pocus” and food will be available for purchase from local food trucks. Bring your lawn chairs and a blanket along with the entire family for a fun night downtown.
October 20 Halloween Super Hero Toddler Time 9-11 a.m. Kids 6 and under can meet and greet with Spiderman, Wonder Woman, and Batman, skate, ride cars and tricycles, play with big bouncy balls, dance to Disney and Kids Bop and get their faces painted. Kids who wear their Halloween costumes will get a free prize. $10 per person for everyone who attends. Purchase tickets online in advance; event may sell out.
October 20 Bel Aire Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plenty of family-friendly fall fun, including trunk or treating and lots of activities for kids.
October 20 Spooky Science at Exploration Place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Scare up some ghostly fun with activities for the whole family. Wear your favorite Halloween costume. Included with general museum admission.
October 20 Scare in the Air at Kansas Aviation Museum Noon to 4 p.m. A fun and not-so-scary Halloween event for ghouls and boys. Kids in costume get in FREE and admission for one accompanying adult is only $5. Regular admission rates apply for all others. Activities include candy stations for trick-or-treating, various games and crafts. Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 20 Kansas Oil Museum Spooky Spectacular Noon to 4 p.m. Come in costume (or not!) to enjoy free crafts, activities, candy, and more! Free family event.
October 20 Cabelas Halloween Event Noon to 5 p.m. free photo, free cute Frankenstein-like monster craft, free pumpkin toss. The first 75 kids to get their photo taken each day with Peanuts Gang will receive 1 trick-or-treat bag.
October 20 Shocker Halloween SCREAMage 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Eck Stadium. Meet WuShock, decorate pumpkins and play Halloween games along the concourse before watching a Shocker baseball costume scrimmage. After the scrimmage, different WSU student athlete groups will be handing out candy on the field. Admission is free.
October 20 Wichita Sports Forum Trunk R Treat 1-3 p.m. Admission is $13. Enjoy 1 hour of jumping at Aviate and 1 hour of trick-or-treating fun.
October 20 Halloween Lesson and Open House 1-4 p.m. at Guitar Center. Fun, all-ages event. Free beginner guitar workshop at 1 p.m., trick-or-treating at 2 p.m., and hand drum circle at 3 p.m.
October 20 WSU Trunk or Treat Hosted 1-4 p.m. by the Student Activities Council, everyone is welcome to the Trunk or Treat just south of Koch Arena on the WSU campus. Admission is free but they’ll have inexpensive tickets for some activities.
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October 20 Stearman Field Annual Pumpkin Drop / Halloween Bash 2 p.m. Watch airplanes drop pumpkins from their planes onto the target below. Kids’ costume contest at approximately 3:30 p.m. Music that evening from 7-11 p.m. and adult costume contest at approximately 10 p.m. Limited menu available all day; beer garden and concession stand outside. No coolers allowed.
October 20 Howl-loween at GPNC 4-7 p.m. Free spook-tacular family fun! Costume contest with prizes, games, snacks, and more.
October 20 Spooky Swim 5:30-7:15 p.m. at Derby Rec Center pool, 801 E. Market Street, Derby, Kansas 67037. $7 per family of four, plus $1 each additional person. Swim among the glowing hands, Wibit obstacle course. Parents must be in the water with any children under 8 years old.
October 20 Haunted Stroll from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland 5:30-9 p.m. at Starwoods Outdoor Recreation Center in Clearwater, Kansas. Early bird tickets $8; otherwise, $10.
October 20 Pumpkins at the Park 6-9:30 p.m. at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. “…the largest family-friendly Halloween event in the Wichita area.” Kid-friendly activities, characters, inflatables, a 3-D maze, and stage show with animals. $15 per person (kids and adults).
October 20 Clifton Square Ghost Hunt for Kids 4-6 p.m. at Paint the Town in Clifton Square, 3700 E. Douglas. “Clifton Square will be hosting a “ghost hunt” for kids! It will be a scavenger hunt style search. The first 200 kids to complete the hunt will get a free Pumpkin drawstring bag and other goodies from some of the businesses.
No rsvp’s. First come, first served. Feel free to dress in costume!”
October 21 Cabelas Halloween Event Noon to 5 p.m. free photo, free cute Frankenstein-like monster craft, free pumpkin toss. The first 75 kids to get their photo taken each day with Peanuts Gang will receive 1 trick-or-treat bag.
October 21 Pumpkins at the Park 6-9:30 p.m. at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. “…the largest family-friendly Halloween event in the Wichita area.” Kid-friendly activities, characters, inflatables, a 3-D maze, and stage show with animals. $15 per person (kids and adults).
October 25 Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Event at the Orpheum Theater. Get your tickets early because this might sell out. Watch the Sanderson Sisters in the historic Wichita Orpheum Theater. Tickets are $7 per person.
October 26 Carriage Parkway Trunk or Treat hosted by Great Plains Dental 4-7 p.m. at 650 N. Carriage Pkwy, Wichita, KS 67208 Bring the whole family in your best costumes to enjoy trunk or treating, games, activities, prizes, raffles, fire trucks, and more. Food available to purchase from El Corral (cash only).
October 26 Cabelas Halloween Event 5-7 p.m. free photo, free cute bat craft. The first 75 kids to get their photo taken each day with Peanuts Gang will receive 1 trick-or-treat bag.
October 26 Fall Festival Open House at Compass Star Montessori School 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free activities and crafts for children, including making your own candle! A hot dog supper will be available for $3. Teachers and parents of current students will give tours and answer questions about the school’s program, open to ages 5-12. Costumes are welcome.
October 26 Grade School Halloween Party at Linwood Rec Center 6-8 p.m. Halloween fun including carnival games, prizes, and candy for kids in grades K-5. Free.
October 26 McAdams Recreation Center Fall Festival 6-8 p.m. Candy bags, hot dogs, chips, drinks, popcorn, cotton candy, game booth, prizes. Fun, safe, and FREE fall entertainment. 1329 E. 16th St. N, Wichita, KS 67214
October 26 Immanuel Baptist Church Fall Festival 6-8:30 p.m. Children in 6th grade and younger will receive a free hot dog and drink; other food will be available to purchase. They’ll have inflatables, carnival games, a room just for preschoolers with their own bounce house and inflatable maze, candy, prizes, and face-painting. WayFM and the Chick-fil-A cow will be there too! 1415 S. Topeka St., Wichita, KS 67211 Free admission, but save time by registering in advance at ibcwichita.com (look for the fall festival banner).
October 26 Pumpkins at the Park 6-9:30 p.m. at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. “…the largest family-friendly Halloween event in the Wichita area.” Kid-friendly activities, characters, inflatables, a 3-D maze, and stage show with animals. $15 per person (kids and adults).
October 26 Delano Safe Treat 6-9 p.m. Join Delano District businesses for a night of trick-or-treating along the Douglas shopping district (from McLean to Vine). They’ll have their doors open for you and the kids.
October 26 Torchlight Tour at the Historical Museum 6-9 p.m. Free to attend and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. Fun flashlight tour of the museum.
October 26 Halloween in the Park 6-9 p.m. at Edgemoor Park. Free family-friendly event and fun for all ages.
October 26 Night of the Living Zoo 6:30-8:30 p.m. $7 in advance or $9 at the gate.
October 27 Wizards Asylum: Halloween Comicfest 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free Halloween comics will be available as well as a costume contest. Free admission. More info.
October 27 Family ArtVenture: The Little Read at the Wichita Art Museum 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families are invited to attend this event that brings the joy of reading and art together. The Big Read Youth Companion Book, Last Kids on Earth, is a hilarious graphic novel with monsters, zombies, and madcap zaniness. A very limited number of complimentary copies (one book per family only, please) will be given out. Free. More info
October 27 Halloween Comicfest 1-4:30 p.m. at WSU’s Ablah Library. All-ages event with activities, costume contest, a kids’ zone, free comics, and more.
October 27 Cabelas Halloween Event Noon to 5 p.m. free photo, free craft, free pumpkin toss. FREE glow-in-the-dark mug for the first 150 kids to have a photo taken on Oct. 27. From 3-5 p.m., trick-or-treat around the store; participate in a costume parade at 4 p.m.
October 27 & 28 Hay, Hooves, and Halloween 2-8 p.m. Two evenings of costumes, candy, and games. Admission is only $5 per person; Cowtown members get in FREE.
October 27 Midwest Kia Trunk or Treat with costume contest. 4-6 p.m. at Midwest Kia, 8725 W. Kellogg Dr., Wichita, KS 67209. Come prepared for a spooktacular time playing games, coloring, and filling up your candy bags from their fun, decorated vehicles. Enter into the costume contest up until 8 p.m on the 27th. Voting will be held on Facebook and open until October 30 at 8 p.m. Winners will be announced on October 31. Free admission.
October 27 BOO! Baboon Halloween Spooktacular 5-8 p.m. at Blue Baboon Books. There will be face painting, crafts, lots of games, spooky snacks and a goody bag for each child.
Guests are encouraged to wear costumes, but nothing too scary since this is a family-friendly event. The cost for this event is $9.50 per child. Adults are free with a paying child. Space is limited so get your tickets early.
October 27 Trunk or Treat: All Things Midwest 6-8 p.m. at Cross Road Church, 2139 S. Maize Rd, Wichita, KS. A trick or treat alternative! Kids and families are welcome to come and collect candy from decorated trunks from the safety of our parking lot. Families can enjoy free games, inflatables, and face-painting. Concessions also available for sale including hot cocoa, cinnamon rolls, hot dogs, and more.
October 27 Pumpkins at the Park 6-9:30 p.m. at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. “…the largest family-friendly Halloween event in the Wichita area.” Kid-friendly activities, characters, inflatables, a 3-D maze, and stage show with animals. $15 per person (kids and adults).
October 27 Night of the Living Zoo 6:30-8:30 p.m. $7 in advance or $9 at the gate.
October 27, 2018 Trick or Treat at the Ball Park 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame (west side Athletic Field) hosted by the City of Wichita Department of Parks and Recreation. Kids ages 5-12 can play games and win candy/prizes, enjoy a candy hunt in the dark at 8:15 p.m. Bring a flashlight for the candy hunt! Food trucks will be there! 571 N. McClean Blvd., Wichita KS 67203 Free admission.
October 27, 2018 Halloween Family Fun Night at El Dorado State Park 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5 per person; kids 3 and under free. Join everyone at the Walnut River beach area for hay rack rides, campfires, hot dogs, “witches brew” and s’mores. You’ll go trick or treating for candy, enjoy live music and movies, face painting and more. Fun night at the lake!
October 28 Cabelas Halloween Event Noon to 5 p.m. free photo, free cute bat craft, free pumpkin toss. The first 75 kids to get their photo taken each day with Peanuts Gang will receive 1 trick-or-treat bag.
October 27 & 28 Hay, Hooves, and Halloween 2-8 p.m. Two evenings of costumes, candy, and games. Admission is only $5 per person; Cowtown members get in FREE.
October 28 South YMCA Trunk or Treat 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the South Y. Free, safe and fun community event offering a night of “trunk” or treating. Enjoy games, contests, sweet treats and much more!
October 28 Trunk or Treat 2018 4-6 p.m. Chapel Hill UMC, 1550 N. Chapel Hill St., Wichita, Kansas 67206 Non-scary fun for the whole family. Kids can dress up in costume and trick or treat while members of the congregation pass out candy from decorated car trunks. The youth group will have games for kids and families. Candy donations are welcome (peanut-free).
October 28 Haysville Rec Halloween Spooktacular 4-6 p.m. at Haysville Recreation, 523 Sarah Lane, Haysville, KS. Games, hot dogs, dancing, costumes, hayrack rides, moonwalk, haunted tunnel, mascots, big trucks, and more.
October 28 Haysville Rec Hocus Pocus Free Movie Showing 6:30-8 p.m., following the Haysville Rec Spooktacular will be a free showing of Hocus Pocus outside the HAC. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. 523 Sarah Lane, Haysville, KS.
October 28 Aldersgate Trunk-or-Treat & Halloween Tailgate 5-7 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 7901 W 21st St N. There will be “…FREE fun including a trunk-or-treat, hayrack rides, pony rides, petting zoo, spooky trailer, bounce house and more. Also features $1 concessions (caramel apples, hot dogs, nachos, pickles and pop).”
October 28 Pumpkins at the Park 6-9:30 p.m. at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. “…the largest family-friendly Halloween event in the Wichita area.” Kid-friendly activities, characters, inflatables, a 3-D maze, and stage show with animals. $15 per person (kids and adults).
Monday, October 29 Cheer Eclipse Trunk or Treat 6:30-8:00 p.m. For children 13 years old and younger. Open to the public. Free Admission. Rain or Shine in the Cheer Eclipse Parking Lot, 1441 N Ridge Rd, Wichita, KS 67212. A fun-filled evening enjoying safe, fun trick-or-treating, games and face painting.
Monday, October 29 Cabelas Halloween Event 5-7 p.m. free photo, free cute bat craft. The first 75 kids to get their photo taken each day with Peanuts Gang will receive 1 trick-or-treat bag.
Tuesday, October 30 Cabelas Halloween Event 5-7 p.m. free photo, free cute bat craft. The first 75 kids to get their photo taken each day with Peanuts Gang will receive 1 trick-or-treat bag.
Tuesday, October 30 Eddy’s Toyota Trunk or Treat 5-8 p.m. Flying pancakes from Chris Cakes of Wichita, face painting with Embellished Fun, balloons, pumpkin decorating, festive arts & crafts for the kids, costume contest, wicked giveaways, candy. 7333 E Kellogg Dr, Wichita, Kansas 67207 Free.
Wichita events on Halloween night
Wednesday, October 31, 2018!
Halloween Storytime at Blue Baboon 10:30-11:30 a.m. Kids can wear their costumes and listen to Room on the Broom, a rollicking, rhyming read-aloud for the youngest listeners. Free. Also, there will be candy! 9428 W. Central, Wichita, Kansas 67212
Andover Safe Halloween 4-6 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 123 N. Andover Rd. Trick or treat in the parking lot of the church. Hosted by Andover Area Chamber of Commerce.
Trick or Treat Down Main Street El Dorado 4-6 p.m. Local businesses hand out candy on Halloween! As always, the event is free and all ages are welcome.
Cabelas Halloween Event 4-8 p.m. free photo, free cute scarecrow craft, free pumpkin toss. Free cookie decorating from 5-7 p.m., trick-or-treating from 5-8 p.m. and costume parade begins at 6 p.m. The first 75 kids to get their photo taken each day with Peanuts Gang will receive 1 trick-or-treat bag.
Trick or Treat on Main Street in Haysville 4:30-6:30 p.m. More than 40 businesses and civic groups will provide a safe and fun trick-or-treat event. Free hot dogs and chips while supplies last; free outdoor concert from Tequila Ridge at The Passage Salon parking lot, 240 N. Main Street, Haysville.
1st Annual Trunk or Treat 5-6:30 p.m. in the DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt parking lot across from Hyde Park and Central Standard Brewing. Fun for the kiddos. 201 S. Hydraulic. They’ll also be accepting toy donations for the 2018 Toy Run.
Trunk or Treat at the Augusta, KS Church of Christ from 5-7 p.m. Free event, free candy.
Mulvane Safe Treat Night 5:30-7:30 p.m. Trick-or-treating in downtown Mulvane, KS.
New Life Trunk or Treat 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Hughes Metroplex parking lot, 5015 East 29th St. N, Wichita, KS 67220. A safe and family-friendly event. Costumes are encouraged! Plenty of candy, games, a bounce house, and much more. You can even decorate your own candy bag. Non-food prizes available for those with food allergies. Guess the pumpkin’s weight and have a chance to win $100. Photographer onsite. Everyone is welcome.
Trunk ‘R Treat 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wichita First Church of the Nazarene 1400 E. Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67211 Free and open to the public. Games, food, drinks, bouncy houses, and trunks full of candy.
Christ Life Ministries Fall Celebration 6-8 p.m. Weather permitting all will be outside. There will be free candy and free chili and hot dogs. This event is for everyone. 4907 W. St. Louis in Wichita. Free.
Trunk or Treat at The Center 6-8 p.m. Free, safe alternative to door-t0-door trick-or-treating. 1914 E. 11th St. Building B, Wichita, KS 67214
Trunk or Treat at Don Hattan Dealerships 6-8 p.m. At the Derby location and at the Don Hattan Chevrolet and Ford locations too. Fun and safe Halloween with trunks full of candy and a photo booth for pictures.
Treats, Not Tricks 6:30-8 p.m. at Countryside Christian Church, 1919 S. Rock Road in Derby, KS. Fun for the whole family: safe trick-or-treating, inflatables, food trucks, a hay ride, refreshments, and door prizes.
October 31, 2018 Cemetery of Fright! This house at 3040 S. Gordon Street in Wichita will be decked out with Halloween displays and ready to scare trick-or-treaters. Stop by for selfies with the Terminator and other scary props. They’ll have candy for the kids, of course!
Trick or Treat Open House at Goddard UMC 6-8 p.m. Drop by for fun games, spooky music and tons of candy. 300 N. Cedar St., Goddard, Kansas 67052
Ark Church Trunk or Treat 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Free event for the entire family. Dress up in friendly costumes (please nothing scary or gory) and enjoy a night of trunk-or-treating in a safe, well-lit, and fun environment. Inflatables, Barrel Brothers BBQ food truck. 5501 N. Maize Rd. Free.
Note: I’ll continue to update this list throughout the month, up until Halloween if necessary.
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