Kid-Friendly Fall Events in Wichita | Halloween 2023

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 15th-17th
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 stroll the parkway, enjoy art-inspired activities lakeside and shop for the latest addition to their art collection while enjoying first-class entertainment, wine, beer, soft drinks and food from local eateries.

6th Annual Movie at the Farm

Sept 23, 7-10pm
Cost: Free
Location: Klausmeyer Pumpkin Patch, 8135 S. 119th Street, Clearwater

Our Annual FREE Movie Night at the Farm Event, featuring HOCUS POCUS! Gates open at 7:00pm movie starts at 8:00pm! Plenty of time to grab our farm favorite KETTLE CORN and enjoy a movie on our lawn at the farm. We have plenty of outdoor space! BRING:
Lawn Chairs, Blankets, Air up Mattress, Pillows. No seating will be provided so please bring your own. We will have our Zombie Paintball, Haunted Barn, and Flashlight Maze open too!

22nd Annual Fall Great Plains Renaissance and Scottish Festival

Sept 30 – Oct 1, 10am-6pm
Cost: $5-19
Location: Sedgwick County Park, 6501 W. 21st Street N

Hail and well met! Join us for the Annual Spring Great Plains Renaissance Festival, September 30th & October 1st, 2023. There’ll be jousts and jests, knights and knaves, bagpipes and blacksmiths, fire breathers, pirates, fairies, and more! Come one, come all to the Great Plains Renaissance Festival! HUZZAH!

Wichita Wagonmaster Chili Cook-Off

September 30, 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.

Jack O’Lantern Spectacular

October 5-7 and 13-14, 5:30-10pm
Cost: $5
Location: Botanica//701 Amidon

Celebrate the spooky season at Botanica’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular! Join us the first two weekends of October to marvel at over 1,000 Jack-o-lanterns carved by volunteer groups in the Wichita community. Each evening, family and friends will be captivated by talented aerial acrobatics and have their pulse race during the Haunted Woodland Walk. DJ Carbon will keep the beats pumping and food trucks will be available for an evening snack. Kids will enjoy a petting zoo, carousel rides and so much more at this family-friendly event. Ranging from spooky to fun, everyone will find something to enjoy!

Pumpkins in the Park

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

That’s right – Pumpkins at the Park, Wichita’s largest Halloween event, returns this year for a spooky good time for the entire family EVERY Saturday in October, 6-10:00PM, and September 30th as a Members-Only night 50% off! The nights in October are the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. This year we will ALSO be having an adults-only night! This will be on Friday 20th. Come celebrate the fall season and get into the Halloween spirit with us. With four nights of fun, you’ll have more days to fit into your busy schedule! 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, haunted hayride, Forbidden Forest, stage show, cage maze, laser tag, crafts, candy stations and games, and more.

Family Jam Fest

Oct 7th, 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.

Goddard Fall Festival

Oct. 7
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!.” 

Hay, Hooves and Halloween

October 21st and 22nd
Location: Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd.

Enjoy a truly safe family trick or treating family Halloween at Old Cowtown! The Headless Horseman rides the streets, dancing, costumes, zombie cowboys, ghosts haunting the historic houses, and of course, lots of candy for the kids!

5k Pumpkin Run and 1k Little Pumpkin Fun Run

October 21st
Cost: $17-$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!

7th Annual Costume and Trick or Treat

October 28th and 29th
Location: Klausmeyer Farm and Pumpkin Patch, 631 Elaine Ave, Clearwater

Bring your kids to the patch dressed in their Halloween Costumes! They will get a chance to walk across our “stage” during any of our pig race times and show everyone their awesome costumes. Parents can enter their child’s name into a drawing for a chance to win a quilt. The winner will be announced Sunday evening. We will also have trick or treating set up around the farm!

Dia de los Muertos

October 28th, 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 Kansas 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 28th from 11 am to 10pm Learn about our amazing Traditions culture.  Dia de los Muertos is a tradition of memories of our passed loved ones. Enjoy our Traditional altars, our silent walk in loving memory of our family and friends. Let’s celebrate life!

Halloween Costume Party

October 28th, 1:30-4pm
Cost: $8
Location: Skateland Family Fun Center, Hutchinson

Halloween Costume Party, $150.00 Prize Money for Best Costumes

Applejack Halloween Celebration

October 29th, 12-6pm
Location: Applejack Pumpkin Patch, 10007 SW Indianola, Augusta

Last day to play! Join us on our last Sunday at the Pumpkin Patch for Halloween festivities.
Bring your treat bag! We will be firing our Candy Cannon at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Oct 29th ONLY. Get $1 off admission with Halloween costume. Enjoy: Pumpkin smashing out in the field. Applejack Pumpkin Patch activities. Concessions available at additional cost.

Haysville Recreation Halloween Spooktacular

October 29th, 3-5pm
Location: Dorner Park, 1253 S. Ward Parkway, Haysville

Come enjoy our fun Halloween Spooktacular event! The event will be held at Dorner Park on Sunday, October 29th from 3pm-5pm.

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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