Kid-Friendly Fall Events in Wichita | Halloween 2021

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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 17th-19th
Cost: FREE
Location: Bradley Fair, 2000 N. Rock Road

Join Autumn & Art online to celebrate the 11th festival and shop the artists you’ve come to know and love. Visit with the artists via video chat, see their works, and buy! Enjoy entertainment, artist demos, tutorials, fun for kids and more throughout the weekend.

Goddard Fall Festival

September 30th – October 3rd, times vary by day
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!.” 

Family Movie & Game Night

October 8th, 7-9:30pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Naftzger Park, 601 E. Douglas

Fun for the whole family! This free event will have yard games setup and ready to play at 7 pm, with Hocus Pocus starting at 7:45. Snow Jonzin will be onsite with delicious treats! Remember to grab your blankets and lawn chairs. Masks and social distancing recommended.

BOOtanica

October 9th, 11am-3pm
Cost: $12 adults/$9 members and children
Location: Botanica, 701 Amidon

This year, to help family’s safely socially distance while having a blast, the entire 20 acres of gardens will be transformed into 25+ awesome activity stations spread out all across the garden. Come hungry for food trucks and Buffalo Brew selling specialty drinks. As you stroll the gardens music will be provided by The Dance Man – Ronny Choy!  Costumes are encouraged but not required. All tickets must be purchased in advance.

Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular

October 13-16th, 6:30-9pm
Cost: $12 adults/$9 members and children
Location: Botanica, 701 Amidon

Enjoy everything there is to love about fall while strolling through Botanica during four fun-filled nights at Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular! Carved by volunteer groups in the Wichita community, find more than 1,000 unique pumpkins lit up for everyone to see. Pumpkin sculptures are also on display and fire pits are set up for s’mores. If you dare, wander through the Haunted Woodland Walk! Listen to live music on the Grand Lawn stage and grab a cocktail from Bar on Demand. Purchase food from local restaurants and food trucks. This is a family-friendly event, perfect for all ages!

Free Movie in the Park: Nightmare Before Christmas

October 16th, 7-9:30pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Capitol Federal Amphitheater, 1607 E. Central, Andover

Get in the Halloween Spirit by bringing your chairs, blankets, and favorite movie snacks.

Halloween Hullabaloo

October 16th, 10am-1pm
Cost: FREE
Location: High Park, 2801 E. James, Derby

There will be games, Bounce Houses, costume contests, zombie hunting range, hay rack rides and more!

Stearman Field’s Annual Pumpkin Drop

October 23rd, 2pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Stearman Field, 14789 SW 30th St, Benton

Lots of fun for the whole family.  Haven’t heard of it?  Well, pilots drop pumpkins from their aircraft to the target below.  Closest one to the target wins trophy, gift certificate to Stearman Bar & Grill and, of course, pride.  Costume contests for kids around 3:30pm.

Hay, Hooves and Halloween

October 23rd-24th, 2-8pm
Cost: $5
Location: Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd.

There’s no place spookier than Cowtown during Halloween. The Headless Horseman rides the streets, zombie cowboys fight it out in an undead gunfight, ghosts haunt the historic houses, and of course, there’s candy!

5k Pumpkin Run and 1k Little Pumpkin Fun Run

October 23rd
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!

Boos and Bonfire Halloween Bash

October 29th, 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: FREE
Location: McAdams Park, 1329 E. Fairmont

McAdams Recreation Center (1329 E 16th) is hosting a FREE, family-friendly bonfire & Halloween party in McAdams Park on Friday, Oct. 29. Stop by for candy, bonfires, s’mores, games, a DJ and more!

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