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
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
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
Location: Douglas and St Francis
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
Location: Tanganyika Wildlife Park, 1000 S. Hawkins Lane, Goddard
Family Jam Fest
Oct 8th, 3-7pm
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
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
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
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
Location: Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th Street N.
Stearman Field’s Airplane Trunk or Treat
October 22nd, 3:30pm
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
Location: Andover Central Park, 1607 E. Central Ave, Andover
Hay, Hooves and Halloween
October 22nd and 23rd
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
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
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!
October 27th, 5-8pm
Location: Museum of World Treasures, 835 E. 1st
Boos and Bonfire Halloween Bash
Location: McAdams Park, 1329 E 16th St N
Dia de los Muertos
October 29th, 11am
Location: Nomar International Market, 204 E. 21st Street N
Hay, Hooves, and Halloween at Cowtown is October 28 and October 29.
The Barnyard Indoor Playground is hosting Halloween Spooktakular from 10-2 pm with costumes, play, crafts, prizes and trick or treating!
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Derby Recreation has their Halloween Hullaballo event at High Park, October 16th from 10:00-1:00pm.
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