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.)
Have I missed any events or attractions? Please let me know in the comments section below!
October 2 Opening of the 31st Annual Horrorfest
October 6 Delano Campfire Ghost Stories & S’mores Gather round the campfire in Delano for true stories of the real Chisholm Trail cowboys, early Wichita citizens who walked the streets of Delano – and some might say still do! Hot dogs, hamburgers, s’mores, soft drinks and hot drinks will be available. Bring a chair. This event is part of the Delano Fall Fair, and appropriate for all ages.
Friday, October 13 Exploration Place Museum of the Undead 5 For ages 21+. A masked maniac will be lurking during this Camp Crystal Lake/Friday the 13th-themed party! Casual camp attire is encouraged. Tickets are only $15 in advance, but jump to a scary $25 if you wait too late!
October 20-21 Historic Hauntings at Cowtown The Wichita Paranormal Research Society will be at Wichita’s Old Cowtown Museum for a night of ghost stories, tours, and fun. Friday night at 7 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $15 per person.
October 20-21 Nighttime Zombie Hunt in Newton (my Groupon affiliate link)
October 20-21 & 27-28 The River’s End Interactive Zombie Campaign Do you have what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse? Teams of 4 compete with the undead from dark until midnight. Admission is $12 per person. 321 N. 4th St. in Clearwater, KS. Teachers, school employees save $2 on the 20th with ID; ladies receive $2 off on the 21st.
October 20-22 & 27-29 Zombie Task Force Paintball Experience Stop the spread of the undead virus before it reaches the rare and endangered species at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in this tactical laser tag experience. $10 per person.
October 20-22 & 27-29 Cage Maze of Doom is a scary experience included with admission to Pumpkins in the Park.
October 21 Ghosts in the Museum: A Paranormal Event at the Kansas Aviation Museum Kansas White Noise Paranormal has been investigating the Kansas Aviation Museum to see whether it’s haunted. (Do you think they found anything?) Find out what their investigations have uncovered at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for this event.
October 28 Monster Murder Mystery is a less-scary Halloween whodunit that you get to solve. Part of Cowtown’s family-friendly Hay, Hooves, and Halloween event but appropriate for teens and adults.
October 31 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!
Keep scrolling to see the list of Wichita Haunted Houses
Wichita Haunted Houses and Haunted Attractions
Wichita has haunted houses, scary tree farms, wicked islands, and wicked woods, and more.
Wicked Island 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. Click here for a $1 off coupon. This year there’s an escape room experience too; save your escape room ticket stub for a discount on the haunted forest. Open weekends Sept. 29 to Oct. 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight, with a special opening on Halloween night. The Wicked Island is at 3022 S. Mclean Blvd., Wichita, KS 67217.
All Hallows Eve Haunted Escape Room at The Art of Escape ICT. Fend off murderous spirits as you make your way to the cemetery to unearth great treasures and escape before the witching hour has come! Open by reservation from October 07 to November 15. The Art of Escape is at 3540 W. Douglas Ave. in Wichita, next to Douglas Storage. $25 per person. Use coupon code WOTC2017 for 10% off!
Field of Screams at Scary Prairie Pines. This is a very popular haunted attraction here in Wichita. Tickets range from $15 to $45 and include Clown Town. (Sunday nights are the least expensive.) A new attraction this year is the Escape Shack with separate tickets. Open on weekends Sept. 22 to Oct. 29 with extra open nights Oct. 30 & 31, 2017. Gates open at 7 p.m.; fields open at dark. Field of Screams is at 4055 N. Tyler Road, Maize, KS 67101.
Udall Forest of Fear Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 9 and under. Mention their website for $1 off admission. No checks. FastPass is $25 for adults/$15 for children 9 and under. Open Friday-Saturday beginning Sept. 29; Fri-Sat-Sun beginning October 15. Also open on Halloween night, Monday, October 31. Forest of Fear is at 7446 51st Rd., Udall, KS 67149.
The Haunted Cannery Tickets range from $20 to $40 for the closed casket R.I.P. experience. Combo pack is $25 and includes a non-haunted flashlight corn maze at Walters Pumpkin Patch plus the Haunted Cannery. Open Fridays and Saturdays in October. The Haunted Cannery is at 10001 NW US Hwy 77, El Dorado, KS 66840.
McPherson Museum Haunted House Enter if you dare! Entrance frees are $12 in advance, $15 at the door; only $10 for McPherson Museum members. Open October 20, 21, 27, and 28 from 8-11 p.m. and on Halloween night, October 31, from 8-10 p.m. 1111 E. Kansas Ave., McPherson, KS 67460