Just in case you like terrifying yourself, here are some Halloween events and attractions for the older or more scare-proof crowd – not for the little kiddos. (See the list of kid-friendly Halloween events here.) Wichita has haunted houses, scary tree farms, wicked islands, and wicked woods, and more.
You’ll also want to scroll down to see the list of Haunted Happenings in the Wichita area – aka Halloween events that adults and older teens will love.
You might also like our roundup of Scary Movies and Halloween Film Screenings in Wichita
Have I missed any haunted houses or haunted Halloween events? Please let me know in the comments section below!
Wichita Haunted Houses and Haunted Attractions
Popular haunted houses in Wichita and Halloween activities for this year.
The popular haunted island at O.J. Watson Park is open again this year. (The Wicked Woods attraction is now combined with Wicked Island.)
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under, who must be accompanied by an adult. Fast Passes are $35. There’s an escape room experience too; save your escape room ticket stub for a discount on the haunted forest. Open every Friday and Saturday night in October from 7:30-11:30 p.m., with a special opening on Halloween night. The Wicked Island is at 3022 S. Mclean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67217.
Field of Screams at Scary Prairie Pines
Field of Screams at Scary Prairie Pines is another very popular haunted attraction here in Wichita. They go over and beyond with the scary and gory storyline, and this is definitely not a good choice for young kids – which is one reason why older kids and adults really like it.
Field of Screams and its companion attraction Clown Town will be open Friday through Sunday nights during the 2019 season, starting Friday, Sept. 27, and ending Saturday, Nov. 2. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the field opens at dark.
Prices range from $15 to $25, based on the evening. Cheapest nights, priced $15, are Sundays in October. Peak nights, at $25, are Saturdays in October. All tickets for 2019, whether purchased online or at the door, will be timed tickets, starting at the top of the hour (7 p.m.) and running every 30 minutes after that.
Operators advise purchasing tickets in advance to reserve the time slot you want; some time slots have already sold out. Large group discounts (25+) available. The Escape Shack requires separate tickets, depending on group sizes of 1-3 people or 4-6 people.
Location: 4055 N. Tyler Road, Maize, KS, (316) 303-2037
For more info: https://scaryprairiepines.com/
The Haunted Cannery and Lunatic Asylum
Hidden in the fields behind the bucolic and family-friendly Walter’s Pumpkin Patch is a sinister place of fear and lunacy. Although I don’t know why you would want to take the risk, if you feel the need to investigate this madhouse, take the haunted hayride or get a RIP ticket. But be very afraid – madness lurks in this country farm north of El Dorado!
Open Friday and Saturday nights in October, starting Oct. 4, for a total of eight nights, from 8-11 p.m.
Cost is $20 general admission, $30 for a combo package with the flashlight corn maze, $40 for a RIP pass which gets you a fast pass ride on the “hell bound” ambulance and closed casket ride for speedier access to the attraction. If you’d rather not get too frightened, you can buy a “Scaredy Pants” upgrade ($3) so actors know to leave you alone. If you want a more immersive experience, wear clothes that can get messy and purchase the “Make Me Messy & All Bloody” upgrade ($10). Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
Location: 10001 NW US Highway 77, El Dorado, KS
For more info: (316) 530-2226 https://www.hauntedcannery.com/
Tanganyika Zombie Laser Hunt, Cage Maze of Doom, and Escape Rooms
Tanganyika’s annual Pumpkins at the Park is well known for being a large, family-friendly Halloween event for kids, but lurking in the shadows are ZOMBIES that need to be stopped. Teens and adults are called upon to enlist in the Zombie Task Force to hold off the encroaching attack, or to find your way through the Cage Maze of Doom.
Pumpkin at the Park happens 6-9:30 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, Oct. 18-20 and 25-27, for the 2019 season. Admission is $15 ages 3 and older, $7 for 2 and younger with discounts for season pass holders.
The event includes some events that are suitable for younger kids, like the 3D house, while the Cage Maze of Doom is for kids older than 12 and adults. The Zombie Task Force laser tag experience is also suitable for kids 12 and older, and costs an extra $10. It’s recommended you buy tickets online. Specially named adult beverages, or potions, are available at two bars to quench your thirst after zombie-hunting.
Location: 1000 S. Hawkins Lane, Goddard, KS
For more info: (316) 794-8954 or http://www.pumpkinsatthepark.com/
‘Catacomb’ at The Safehouse Escape: Wichita
Halloween is prime time for ghosts and you can step into the role of a paranormal researcher with the “Catacomb” escape room scenario at The Safehouse Escape: Wichita (formerly Art of Escape ICT). The caretaker of Cemetery Eterna has gone insane and you’re going to investigate if there are spirits about. The room is rated medium difficulty and has a 45% completion rate in under an hour. This room is more suited for those ages 12 and up, said one of the company’s operators. No strangers or other parties are combined in rooms.
Go online to see the times and dates for bookings. You can make a booking online or call for a reservation.
Cost is $23 per person for 1-4 players, $20 for 5-8 players. 20% military discount available. Ask for discounts for larger groups. If you’re unsure of how many will be in your group, it’s recommended that you call and make a reservation for at least two people for a time slot and then pay for your entire group at arrival. If you are booking online and unsure about your group numbers, make a reservation for at least two people and have the others pay at arrival.
Location: 3540 W. Douglas Ave. #4, Wichita, KS
For more info: (316 768-2588 https://www.thesafehousewichita.com/
Kansas Zombie Hunters and Woods of Horror
Take a short drive north to Newton where a colony of zombies has been discovered. These undead need to go back where they belong, and that’s where you come in! Ride through the fields of corn and keep alert as they show themselves. You’ll fire flesh-eating paintballs that glow in the dark to confirm your target has been destroyed. Don’t let the zombies scare you – you’re the one with the paintball gun so fire away!
The attraction is open Friday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Nov. 3, for the 2019 season. Hours are 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays and 6:30 p.m.-midnight Saturdays and Sundays. You will book your hunt for a specific time slot in 30-minute intervals; it’s recommended to purchase tickets online to guarantee your slot and not be disappointed if you just show up. Waiver forms required of all hunters are available online, as well.
Kansas Zombie Hunters cost is $20 for 100 rounds, with additional rounds for purchase. Season pass of $50 allows one hunt per evening.
If you want to start or end your zombie hunt with a trek through the Woods of Horror (including an enclosed haunted house), cost is $5. For Woods of Horror only, cost is $10. There is also a daytime zombie hunt called Zombie Busters that is booked by appointment/reservation only.
Location: 7727 NE 36th St., Newton, KS
For more info: (316) 804-8450 https://kansaszombiehunters.com/
Klausmeyer Farm Barn of Fear and Zombie Paintball
Do you dare enter the Barn of Fear or shoot glow-in-the-dark globs of paint at advancing zombies or find your way through a corn maze in the dark? If you do, then Klausmeyer Farm needs you!
The haunted evening activities are 7-10 p.m. Saturdays only Sept. 28-Nov. 2, and Wednesday and Friday nights by appointment/reservation only. Pay $10 for 100 zombie paintball only or get the haunted combo package of zombie paintball, the Barn of Fear and corn maze for $20. Note: 2.7% convenience fee added when paying by card.
Location: 8135 S. 119th St. West, Clearwater KS
For more info: (316) 706-5391, http://klausmeyerdairyfarms.com/
Warehouse of Terrors in Milton, KS
Find your way through the maze of corridors and passageways and watch out for zombies, clowns, and other frights!
The Warehouse of Terrors pen 8-11 p.m. Saturdays in October for a total of four nights. Last admission is 10:30 p.m. Cost is $25; get $10 off with the password “RON.” Tickets available at the door only.
Location: 23 minutes southwest of Wichita at 1690 W 140th Ave. N., Milton, KS (K-42 Hwy. & Argonia Rd.)
For more info: (316) 371-4532 https://warehouseofterrorsk42.com/
Udall Forest of Fear
Udall Forest of Fear will not be open because of flood damage to the property. Forest of Fear is at 7446 51st Rd., Udall, KS 67149.
Keep scrolling to see the list of scary Wichita Halloween events. Or click here for family-friendly Halloween events.
Halloween Events for Adults or Teens
October 1-29: Horrorfest 2019 in Wichita happening Mondays and Tuesdays throughout October at the Warren Old Town Theatre featuring 11 horror films, including classics like “Poltergeist,” and even a film made in Wichita.
Oct. 3 Culture with Cocktails 6-8 p.m. at Museum of World Treasures Join a spooky flashlight tour of the museum and mummy hunt with beer and wine provided. $6 admission and $3 for museum members.
Oct. 7: The Exorcist (R-rated), 7 p.m. at the Crown Uptown; doors open 1 hour prior. Cost: $6
Oct. 10: Comedy horror film Young Frankenstein (Rated PG) at the Orpheum Theatre, 7 p.m., doors open 1 hour prior. $7 general admission, $6 students, seniors and military
Oct. 12 Halloween-themed Roller Derby from 5-9:30 p.m. at the Cotillion. $14 adults; free for kids 11 and younger.
Oct. 18-19 and 24-26: The Haunted House next door to the McPherson Museum, 8-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with $12 advance tickets, $15 at the door; special pricing on Thursday, October 24 from 7:30-9 p.m. with $10 tickets
Oct. 18-19: Historic Hauntings at Cowtown, 7-10:30 p.m. Members of the Wichita Paranormal Research Society will share the ghost stories they’ve discovered during ghost hunts at the living history museum. Tickets $15 at wichitatix.com
Oct. 19: Camp Cedar Creek Fall Fling for Adults 21+, 8 p.m.-midnight, $10 admission, campfires, s’mores, cash bar, cornhole and more for adults 21 and over.
Oct. 20 Spooky Sip & Shop at Wyldewood Cellars from 1-4 p.m. Vendors and wine sampling at their Peck, KS location, 951 E. 119th St. South. Free admission.
Oct. 24-26 & 31: The Rocky Horror Picture Show for ages 14+, 8 p.m. at Crown Uptown; doors open 1 hour prior. Cost: $15-25
Oct. 25-26 Haunted Forest Walk at Harvey County West Park in rural Burrton from dusk to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 – bring non-perishable, non-expired food item for $2 off. This year the event is named “Curse of the Traveling Carnival.” Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Not recommended for young children. Proceeds to Harvey County Parks for future events and Harvey County Food Bank.
Oct. 25: “Teen Halloween Spooktacular” at the Wichita Advanced Learning Library, 3:30-5:30 p.m., includes showing of The Others. Free.
Oct. 25: Funky Monkey Shaved Ice Halloween Party for adults 21+ from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 216 N. Washington. Dancing, prize for best costume, drinks and snacks available for purchase. No cover.
Oct. 25: The Rocky Horror Picture Show 11:59 p.m. at the Wichita Orpheum Theatre, doors open at 10:30 p.m.; Cost: $10 general admission, add-on: $5 participation kit.
Oct. 25-27: Haunted Acres at Lazy Bucks Ranch, 7:30 pm.-midnight. $10 per person with proceeds supporting the Wichita Children’s Home. Creatures come out to haunt the outdoor trail.
Oct. 26-Nov. 2: Romesburg Haunted Maze 2019, 810 E. Karla St., Haysville, 5:30-9:30 p.m., free with donations being accepted to benefit Little Moments, Big Dreams Celebrations. https://www.facebook.com/events/924972264525273/
Oct. 26: Camp Cedar Creek Fall Fling for Adults 21+, 8 p.m.-midnight, $10 admission, campfires, s’mores, cash bar, cornhole and more for adults 21 and over.
October 26-November 2 Romesburg Haunted Maze in Haysville All ages. Free, but they are collecting donations for Little Moments, Big Dreams.