Fall Events for Teens and Adults in Wichita


Halloween isn’t just for kids – leave the little ones at home and indulge in some spooky grown-up fun! For more family fun this autumn, don’t forget to check out our Ultimate Guide to Fall & Halloween Events in Wichita!

Air Capital Bacon, Bourbon and Brews

Hartman Arena {81851 N. Hartman Arena Dr, Park City}
September 19th
Tickets: $30

Expect 75+ beer varieties, bacon samples prepared from local restaurants, bacon eating contest – winner gets one year of free bacon from Hormel!, mechanical pig riding, live entertainment, voting for best beer and best bacon dish and upgrades available for premium bourbon tasting (Upgrades are $5 in advance, $10 on day of event).

Fall Dried Flower Wreath Workshop

Love of Character {3200 E. Douglas Ave.}
September 24th
Tickets: $55

Enjoy some socially distanced fun and take home a beautiful fall wreath. First, we kick it off by making your own apple cider margarita. You will definitely want to make these again! Then the fall wreath tutorial will walk you through how to create your own unique dried flower wreath. Limited Spots Available!

Rocky Horror Picture Show 45th Anniversary Showing

Starlite Drive-In {3900 S. Hydraulic St.}
September 25th, 8pm
Tickets: $10

The 45th Anniversary of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, second feature to the 1986 classic, Little Shop of Horrors. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)(PG-13) at 8:30 PM with The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) at 10:30 PM.

21st Annual Fall Great Plains Renaissance & Scottish Festival

Sedgwick County Park {6501 W. 21st St}
September 26-27th
Tickets: $12

The spring Great Plains Renaissance and Scottish Festival originally scheduled for April 18th and 19th has been postponed until September 26th and 27th, 2020. This is being done in accordance with the temporary ban of public events of more than 50 people enacted by Sedgwick County leadership and the governor of the State of Kansas. The safety, security, and health of our patrons, performers, vendors, staff, and volunteers will always be of the utmost importance and concern to us. We appreciate your patience, support and understanding regarding this situation. We will look forward to seeing everyone in the fall September 26th and 27th, 2020. Huzzah!

Apparition: Spook Easy in Wichita

Apparition Table Top Java Shop {2120 N. Woodlawn St.}
October 1-31, Thurs-Sat only

The Dead have taken over Table Top Java Shop! What once was an idyllic paradise of board gaming is currently a rift between the world of the living and the dead. The good news is the dead love to drink. This October, you are personally invited to cross the threshold and drink amongst the dead at this one of a kind pop up cocktail bar. Featuring 13 Craft Cocktails designed by the Apparition Apothecary to thrill and terrify the senses. But be careful – the realm of the dead is not for the feint of heart and this rift will not last forever! Be warned that the bar will disappear after October 31st – so make sure to drink with the dead before they dissipate!

ICT Bloktoberfest

Wichita Boathouse {515 S. Wichita St.}
October 2-3
$40 GA, $60 VIP for Beer Fest, admission is free to event grounds

It’s a party for EVERYONE! Free admission on Friday and Saturday to the event grounds, with plenty to see and do. (Friday’s Beer Fest- tickets sold separately). Wichita Boathouse will be transformed into a GIANT Biergarten (beer garden) and taken over by music, food, games, and of course lots of Beer! Grab a stein and come find your new favorite brew! 

Orpheum Screening of The Shining

The Orpheum Theatre {200 N. Broadway}
Thursday, October 8th, 7:00pm
$7 adults; $6 seniors, students and military

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Relive Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of a Stephen King classic on the big screen in The Shining.

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

Tallgrass Film Festival

Orpheum Theatre {200 N. Broadway}
October 16th-25th
Tickets: $25-$250

The Tallgrass Film Association has announced that the 18th Annual Tallgrass Film Festival will go virtual this October, with extended dates and online film screenings, Q&As, parties, and other events.  The original five-day event will be expanded to ten days from October 16 to 25, 2020. The popular all-access TALLPass will return, offering unprecedented VIP access to more than 100 films plus exclusive happy hours and gala parties. Through August 15, it can be purchased on the Tallgrass website for the sale price of $150.  After that, the price of a TALLPass will go up to $175. In addition to film screening and social events, Tallgrass will continue to offer educational roundtables and industry panels, which will be available free to the public.  More detailed information about the festival, including the films to be screened, special guests, and full pricing packages will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Rocky Horror Show

Crown Uptown Theatre {3207 E. Douglas}
October 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 8pm

Enjoy this live stage production – participation bags available for purchase, costumes encouraged and full bar available.

Find The Wine

Walter’s Pumpkin Patch {10001 NW US Highway 77, El Dorado}
November 7th

Come find the wine at our stations planted around the farm and especially in the corn maze! You’ll get 10 tickets with your $30 admission to give to our different guest wineries for a sample of their wine! Fourth year for this event and it’s been a success every year! Online or at the door pricing…remember your ID because this is for 21 + yr old only!

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Meaghan Koci
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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