Kid-Friendly Fall Events in Wichita | Halloween 2022

Wichita is jam-packed with kid-friendly fun this fall  – get those calendars ready! For more family fun this autumn, don’t forget to check out our Ultimate Guide to Fall Fun & Halloween Events in Wichita!

Autumn and Art

September 16th-18th
Cost: FREE
Location: Bradley Fair, 2000 N. Rock Road

Autumn & Art is free and open to the public. Art lovers will have the opportunity to shop for art and grab a bite to eat and drink from booths representing local restaurants and bars. This 13th annual event is happening September 16–18, 2022, from 6–9 PM Friday, 10 AM – 7 PM Saturday, and 10 AM – 5 PM Sunday.

Tunes and Blooms

Sept. 24th, 5:30-11pm
Cost: $20
Location: Botanica, 701 Amidon

Join Botanica for fall fun – a fun run, cornhole and cooking competitions, clowns and a concert!

Wichita Wagonmaster Chili Cook-Off

October 1st, Noon
Cost: $5
Location: Douglas and St Francis

Come and enjoy the Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cook off to support the Wagonmaster Good Life Grants. $5 tasting kits!! 50/50 Raffle, beer, pop, water, live music from Epic.

Fall Fridays Family Movie Night in October

This new outdoor fall movie series showcases a different fall-themed flick on the Bradley Fair Plaza the first three Fridays of the month in anticipation of Halloween.

Join us on The Plaza before each movie for face painting, character appearances, crafts, snacks, pumpkin patch photo ops and more. These activities will begin at 6 p.m. with the following movies airing at sunset, weather permitting.

  • Friday, October 7: Hotel Transylvania
  • Friday, October 14: Coco
  • Friday, October 21: Hocus Pocus

Tickets can be reserved online on the Bradley Fair website.

Pumpkins in the Park

Saturdays in October, 6-10:30pm
Cost: $20
Location: Tanganyika Wildlife Park, 1000 S. Hawkins Lane, Goddard

Pumpkins at the Park, Wichita’s largest Halloween event, returns this year for a spooky good time for the entire family. Come celebrate the fall season and get into the Halloween spirit with us. From toddlers to grandparents and everyone in between, we’ve got fun for everyone this Halloween! You can expect to revisit most of your favorite epic Pumpkins at the Park experiences and features this year. These include escape rooms, creepy crawlers, bounce house, haunted hayride, Isle of Intrigue, stage show, cage maze, laser tag, crafts, candy stations and games, and more. BUT WAIT, that’s not all. Keep an eye out for some big-time brand-new NEVER BEFORE SEEN surprises that are expected to make Pumpkins at the Park 2022 the most spectacular yet. You and your family won’t want to miss this!

Family Jam Fest

Oct 8th, 3-7pm
Cost: $15
Location: Capitol Federal Amphitheater, Andover

Family Jam Fest is a family-friendly, mini music festival for families with young children. We have clowns/entertainers, musical acts, food trucks, and booths for local businesses and vendors with Koo Koo Kanga Roo as the closing act. Our goal is to raise awareness about the importance of quality early care and education for all children.

22nd Annual Fall Great Plains Renaissance and Scottish Festival

Oct 8-9th
Cost: $5-14
Location: Sedgwick County Park, 6501 W. 21st Street N

Come one, come all to the 22nd Annual Fall Great Plains Renaissance and Scottish Festival! Wichita’s long standing fall tradition returns October 8th and 9th, 2022 in Sedgwick County Park. Aye, there’ll be jests and jousts, falconry and fire breathing, damsels and daredevils, bagpipes and belly dancers, singing pirates, The Wichita Highland Games, Celtic music, kings and queens, Vikings and vagabonds, Kansas Authors Pavilion/renaissance in reading, fairies and fairy tales, fantastic artists, the siege engine competition marvelous merchants and much, much more!

Goddard Fall Festival

Oct. 21-23
Cost: FREE
Location: 9 Argon Drive, Goddard, KS

The Goddard Fall Festival is an annual event held the first weekend in October and includes a carnival, games, vendors, great food and entertainment for all ages.  The carnival and some games open Friday evening in Linear Park.  The main events kick off with a parade Saturday morning along Main Street where most activities take place.  The festival has been a long standing tradition of “festive fun” for the community.  We hope you will join us for this year’s festival “The Roarin’ 20’s!.” 

Boo at the Zoo

Oct. 22-23
Cost: General Admission/Free with Membership
Location: Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 W. Zoo Blvd.

Bring your ghouls and goblins to the Zoo! Wear your costumes, take lots of photos, and enjoy some spooky Halloween fun at the Sedgwick County Zoo!


October 22nd, 1-4pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th Street N.

Let’s get batty for this years Howl-oween! Have you ever wondered about the secret world of bats? Let’s dive into these peculiar mammal’s lives and figure out why they’re one of the most important organisms in Kansas. Howl-oween will have bat education, art, and activities to help you learn about these not-so-spooky insectivores. Most importantly, wear your finest costume because there is a costume contest and thrilling photo opportunities!
The costume contest will take place at 2pm. You won’t want to miss it! This is a free, come-and-go event for all ages and no registration is required.

Stearman Field’s Airplane Trunk or Treat

October 22nd, 3:30pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Stearman Field, 14789 SW 30th St, Benton

Lots of fun for the whole family. Costume Contest 3:30 p.m. Whitnie Means & band performing from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Movie in the Park: Casper

October 22nd
Cost: FREE
Location: Andover Central Park, 1607 E. Central Ave, Andover

Bring your favorite movie snacks, blankets, and lawn chairs, and join us in Central Park and the Capitol Federal Amphitheater® for Casper. Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume! We will have South Central Mental Health onsite with some special treats. This is a free event. All ages are welcome. Sponsored by Evergy.

Hay, Hooves and Halloween

October 22nd and 23rd
Cost: $5
Location: Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd.

There’s no place spookier than Cowtown during Halloween! A truly safe trick or treating family experience! The Headless Horseman rides the streets, zombie cowboys fight it out in an undead gunfight, ghosts haunt the historic houses, there’s dancing, and of course, the kids can get lots of candy! Admission is $5. Cowtown members and kids 4 and under get in FREE!

5k Pumpkin Run and 1k Little Pumpkin Fun Run

October 22nd
Cost: $15-$40
Location: Shocker Hall, 1845 Fairmount

As a Pumpkin Run participant you will receive a customized T-shirt and a finisher medal. Awards will be given to the top age group finishers and overall winners. Times will have to be verified prior to receiving an award. Run in costume for extra fun!

A Spirited Halloween

October 22nd, 4-8pm
Cost: $12
Location: Spirit Riding, 10010 E. 47th Street, Derby

Come explore the Spooky Spirit Maze and take a Spooky Spirited Ride. Admission includes horseback rides, a spooky maze, pony cart rides, face painting, pumpkin painting, and more!

Kids Halloween

October 27th, 5-8pm
Cost: $6
Location: Museum of World Treasures, 835 E. 1st 

Join us after hours on October 27 for a spooktacular time at the Museum! We will have our first floor transformed with spooky, family-friendly displays throughout for all Halloween-lovers along with candy. Costumes are optional but encouraged. You never know what could be lurking around the next corner!

Boos and Bonfire Halloween Bash

October 29th
Cost: FREE
Location: McAdams Park, 1329 E 16th St N

Saturday, Oct. 29, Brewer Community Center is hosting a FREE, family-friendly bonfire & Halloween party in McAdams Park! Stop by for candy, bonfires, door prizes for the kids and more! Free snacks: +S’mores +Candy +Hotdogs. Snacks available while supplies last. Costumes encouraged!

Dia de los Muertos

October 29th, 11am
Location: Nomar International Market, 204 E. 21st Street N

Come celebrate our event in honor of Dia de los Muertos! We’re hosting this event to invite Wichita and share Día de los Muertos and what it is all about. Will have traditional Mexican dances, vendors of all kind, live music, festivities, contests, food and more! Saturday October 29th from 11 am to 11pm. Learn about our amazing Traditions culture. Dia de los Muertos is a tradition of memories of our passed loved ones.

More Things To Do In & Around Wichita, Kansas This Fall 

Meaghan wears many hats throughout the day: wife to husband of fifteen years, Jeremy, mom to two incredible children, Jacob and Aliza, legal assistant, foster parent, and surrogate. A Wichita native, she met her husband at K-State (Go State!) and they moved from coast (Los Angeles, CA) to coast (Manchester, NH and Groton, CT) before settling back down in Kansas. She is a big fan of her crock pots, has read more than a novel a day for the last five years, and crochets in her “spare” time.


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