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■ 1 Million Cups at Groover Labs | October 27
1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Every Wednesday morning at 8:45 a.m., one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors.
■ Pumpkins at The PourHouse | October 27
It’s that time of year! We’ll have 40 pumpkins for all ages to come carve and decorate on our patio! Join us for fun drink specials, great beer and some all around family fun! No reservations. First come. first served. Once the 40 pumkins are gone, the event entry will come to a close. If weather is not permitting, we will move the event upstairs. Event is for paying customers only.
■ Wild Lights at the Sedgwick County Zoo | October 27-31
Wild Lights will be open from 6 – 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Sunday. Roam the Zoo after dark, with your path illuminated by larger-than-life sculptures of all things WILD! Read our feature here.
■ Food Truck Thursdays at Exploration Place | October 28
Thursdays at Exploration Place just got more awesome! Mark your calendars for weekly Food Truck Thursday events continuing into the fall and winter. Chow down with Wichita’s best food trucks, join in on fun activities like trivia or themed events, then end your evening with the Keeper of the Plains 9 p.m. ring of fire lighting. While you’re here, bring the whole family to check out our exhibits at a discounted rate!
■ First Annual Boosiness Party | October 29
Join us for the First Annual Boosiness Party: Wichita’s first professional Halloween party! This event will be an opportunity to network with fellow entrepreneurs and enjoy fun activities, with the chance to win prizes worth up to $200!
■ Trunk or Treat at La Zacatecana Mexican | October 29
We will be having our first Trunk or treat at the restaurant all ages welcome their will be some games treats.
■ Creepy Cosmic Bowling | October 29
Visit the Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes on Friday, October 29 or Saturday, October 30 from 5-10 p.m. for some Creepy Cosmic Bowling! Enjoy $2.50 bowling games with free rental shoes! Bonus- wear your costume and receive a punch card with 6 free bowling games to use for future visits. Offer not valid with other coupons or specials. Call 316-978-3479 for details. Open to the public.
■ Spooks & Spirits – Sip and Strum Ukulele Class | October 29
Grab a bottle of your favorite spirit, and join us for our next Sip & Strum Ukulele class: Spooks and Spirits! We’ll learn to play songs that will get you in the mood for the spookiest night all year such as Monster Mash, Purple People Eater, and Bad Moon Rising! Be sure to wear your costume as we’ll be giving a prize to the best costume of the night! Tickets are $30 and we will have Ukulele’s for you to borrow! Register online at seckmanmusic.com/adults and we will send over a payment link.
■ Boos! & Bonfire Halloween Bash at McAdams Park | October 29
Carl G. Brewer Community Center (formerly McAdams Recreation Center; 1329 E 16th) is hosting a FREE, family-friendly bonfire & Halloween party in McAdams Park. Stop by for candy, bonfires, s’mores, games, a DJ and more! Enter to win a pumpkin carving contest (8pm) and costume contest!
■ Adult Skate Costume Party at Carousel | October 29
Wear your best costume, grab your best friends & head on over to Carousel for the BEST time. Must be 21 with a Valid ID. Beer & Mixed Drinks Available. $10 Cover (skates included). Ladies get in FREE before 10 p.m. (Oct. 29 ONLY!)
■ Wichita Thunder Home Games | October 29-30
Join us for the first home game of the 2021-22 season as we host the Utah Grizzlies! Puck drops at 7:05 p.m. at INTRUST Bank Arena. Opening Night is presented by UBuildIt. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a Poster Schedule presented by EMC, Oliver’s Sports & Wichita Brewing Company. Single game tickets are on sale now at https://selectaseat.com/all-events/wichita-thunder-intrust-bank-arena
■ Spooky Night of Treasures | October 29-30
This Halloween take a walk through haunted history at our Spooky Night of Treasures! Guests will receive a 60 to 90 minute haunted tour of the transformed Museum with spooky storytelling performances. Complete with an open bar, raffle prizes, local treats, and entertainment, this is our 2nd annual Fall Fundraiser that will be sure to bring a thrilling experience to adults of all ages!
■ Grand Opening Halloween Weekend at Onyx Nightclub | October 29-30
Onyx Nightclub is Wichita’s NEWEST and soon to be the HOTTEST 18+ party destination! Get ready for our Grand Opening Halloween weekend! Friday we will give away $500 and Saturday $1000! At Onyx, ladies are priority. So ladies… we are working hard to get you right in the club! Everyone wear out your Halloween costumes and let’s kick off this grand opening weekend right!com/wp-admin/post.php?post=57311&action=edit
■ Boo Halloween Bash at Chicken N Pickle | October 30
Chicken N Pickle would like to invite you to our BooBash Halloween Party on the Rooftop. We will have drink specials, DJ 4theWin, and costume contests with prizes given out to the winners. Party starts at 8 pm and 21+ only. Come have a Spooooky time with us!
■ Delano Safe Treat | October 30
From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dress the kids up in their costumes and visit participating businesses along Douglas in Delano for free Halloween treats.
■ Trunk or Treat at Rock Regional | October 30
Join us in the Rock Regional Hospital parking lot on October 30 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm for lots of fun, tons of candy and a great time with wonderful people! Enjoy food truck and sweet treats. Open to the public. Free!
■ Treats, Not Tricks Drive Thru | October 30
Located at Countryside Christian Church, families can drive thru and get lots of candy from our costumed volunteers. At the end, they can stop and get out to enjoy games, inflatables, a petting zoo, and refreshments on our front lawn.
■ 81 Speedway 2nd Annual Modified Spooktacular | October 30
All day event including a free Trunk-or-Treat through the pit area open to the public from 2pm to 3pm. Free to enter pumpkin carving contest – prizes include 81 Speedway gift cards and merchandise. Food trucks will be on site. The United State Modified Touring Series will crown their 2021 champion, as their drivers compete in the $10,030 to win. Costumes encouraged! $5 discount on gate admission if you wear a Halloween costume!!!
■ Halloween Spooktacular at the Enchanted Mermaid | October 30
Come out for our Spooktacular performance 7pm showtime, free cookies and kid grab bags, wine for adults. Costume contest immediately following performance. Facepaint, Henna tattoo, Color Hair Braiding, and Tarot Card reading available for purchase.
■ Pavilion Square Trunk or Treat | October 30
Fun for the kids. Lots of trunks with candy and games. Free Pizza Ranch Pizza for the first 1,000 that come through. We have Halloween bags for the first 300 kids.
■ Mall-o-ween at Towne West | October 30
Come trick or treat throughout the mall. Collect candy, treats and other goodies from 11AM-2PM on Saturday, October 30, 2021 (an extra chance to wear your costumes)! The mall will have some added fun with the Wichita Animal Action League.
■ Straight No Chaser – Back in the High Life Tour | October 31
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses…think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense…and with a sense of humor.
■ Fallapalooza at Ascension Lutheran Church | October 31
Games, Popcorn & Kona Ice. Food trucks. $50 prize for the best costume.
■ Cedar Creek Halloween Hootenanny Trick-or-Treat | October 31
We know that this Halloween is going to look different than what we are used to and we all want to keep our families and children safe– so come trick-or-treat at the pumpkin patch! We will be hosting our Second annual Halloween Hootenanny, a safe place for your families to still enjoy the excitement of Halloween! We will have family friendly trick-or-treat stations set up throughout the patch and all candy will be provided by us to ensure safe handling and avoid any cross contamination!
HAUNTED HOUSES + HALLOWEEN
■ Apparition Dracula | Every Thurs., Fri., Sat.
We are proud to announce that APPARITION returns every Thursday, Friday & Saturday! Headshots Bar & Grill shall be hosting APPARITION: DRACULA. Featuring a one of a kind creepy cocktail menu created by the mad apothecaries who brought you Apparition: Haunted Mansion, Masquerade, Madness Before Christmas, and Better Watch Out, we cordially invite you to cross the threshold and enter into the forbidding Gothic manor of the Count himself, and enjoy drinks typically forbidden for the living.
■ Field of Screams | Every Fri. and Sat.
On your walk through the Field of Screams and Clown Town, you will experience the haunted grounds of the Spurlock family and see first-hand where the infamous vigilante murders took place. Your walk will take you through towering sorghum fields, unruly forests, dark twisting trenches, terrifying tunnels, and the horrifying Spurlock workshops where the most unspeakable acts were carried out. Tickets range between $17-15.
■ Forrest of Terror | Every Fri. and Sat.
Located at 5059 North Ridge Road Wichita, KS, this is one of the newer options in town. Admission is $18 per person.
■ Haunted Cannery | Every Fri. and Sat.
An experience that will haunt you forever! Located at Walter’s Pumpkin Patch. Take a covered hay wagon ride through the country darkness under thousands of stars far away from city lights past the pumpkin patch and cornfields…Caution while crossing the low-water bridge, as danger lurks around every turn. Once inside, trek cautiously through the abandoned 4-story canning elevator and trodden mental wards while the sites and sounds seize your very soul! General admission is $20 while VIP is $40.
■ Warehouse of Terrors | Every Sat.
WAREHOUSE of TERRORS is a haunted attraction near Wichita KS. Just a short drive southwest of Wichita along Highway K-42 you will find the abandoned Suppesville Furniture Store building in Milton, KS. Admission is $30.
■ Wicked Island at OJ Watson Park | Every Fri. and Sat.
Wicked Island, the haunted attraction at Watson Park is back for another wicked season! The haunted Island is brought to you by Planet Kingdom and Wichita Park & Recreation. Look forward to an ever changing treacherous walk-through a wooded island where nightmares become a reality. Plan ahead and purchase tickets online at wickedwoodswichita.com for timed admission or visit the concession building at Watson Park to buy general admission tickets. General Admission: Adults $20 Children $15. Timed Tickets: Adults $25 Children $20.
■ Zombie Paintball and Barn of Fear | Every Fri. and Sat.
Take a ride on a hayrack tailer that is loaded with paintball guns and ammo so you can shoot at live zombies that will be chasing towards your trailer as you drive through the haunted pasture! $10 per 100 paintballs.
■ Parents, are you looking to take the kids to a Trunk-or-Treat event in the Wichita area? We have your back! This is the biggest listing of all the ones taking place. Over 70 to choose from because no child deserves to go candyless on Halloween. Click here for the complete listing of Trunk-or-Treat events in Wichita.
■ Applejack Pumpkin Patch – 10007 SW Indianola Rd, Augusta, KS
$10 per person (2 and under are free)
■ Cedar Creek Farm & Pumpkin Patch – 6100 N 119th St. W, Maize, KS
$12 per person (2 and under are free)
■ Klausmeyer Dairy Farm & Pumpkin Patch – 8134 S. 119th St W, Clearwater, KS
Pumpkin Patch Admission: $8/person for 3 and up
Corn Maze Admission: $6/person for 3 and up
Pumpkin Patch and Maze Combo Admission: $13/person for 3 and up
■ Marietta Farm – 6100 N 119th St. W, Maize, KS
$7 per person Monday – Thursday (2 and under are free)
$8 per person Friday – Saturday (2 and under are free)
■ Meadowlark Farm – 11249 SW 160th St. Rose Hill, KS
$2 per person (12 and under are free)
■ Mr. Gourdman’s Pumpkin Patch – 3750 S. Dusty Rd Derby, KS
$7 per person (3 and under are free)
■ P & M Pumpkin Ranch – 311 16th Ave Moundridge, KS
$11 per person (2 and under are free)
■ Walter’s Pumpkin Patch – 10001 NW US Highway 77, Burns, KS
$13 per person Wednesday – Friday (2 and under are free)
$20 per person Saturday – Sunday (2 and under are free)
Wednesday, October 27
■ Ben Fuchs @ Chicken N Pickle | 7 p.m.
■ Matthew Ebberwein @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
■ Saprogenus • Gross Load • Moiscus • Rim Job @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 8 p.m
■ Lazy Wayne Band @ Cowboy Inn Saloon | 8:30 p.m.
■ Smile Empty Soul @ Barleycorn’s | 9 p.m
Thursday, October 28
■ Patz @ 6S Steakhouse | 6 p.m.
■ And Then There Were 2 @ Jenny Dawn Cellars | 6 p.m.
■ Harrison Steele @ Chicken N Pickle | 7 p.m.
■ Ryan Kingsley @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
■ The 33 • King’s Wit @ Kirby’s Beer Store | 8 p.m
Friday, October 29
■ J. Michael @ The TeaHouse | 4 p.m.
■ Micah White & Chris Shaw @ Grace Hill Winery | 5 p.m.
■ The New Times Bard @ Songbird Juice Co. | 4:30 p.m.
■ Harrison Steele @ 6S Steakhouse | 6 p.m.
■ Colin Nichols @ Fairmount Coffee Co. | 6 p.m.
■ Lisa Hittle Jazz Plus @ Larkspur | 7 p.m.
■ Tommy Vext @ TempleLive | 7 p.m.
■ Sir Charles & The Collective @ Brickyard | 7 p.m.
■ Lisa Hittle Jazz Plus @ Jenny Dawn Cellars | 7:30 p.m.
■ Sunshine The Bunny @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
■ Highly Suspect @ The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
■ RKO Blues @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
■ Stimulus @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill | 9 p.m.
■ The Source @ Margarita’s Cantina | 9 p.m.
■ MJ12 @ The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
■ Llew Brown Band @ Vorshay’s Cocktail Lounge | 9 p.m.
Saturday, October 30
■ Brian T @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 12 p.m.
■ Fred Sosa @ Central Standard Brewing | 12 p.m.
■ Robyn Macy & Ken White @ Grace Hill Winery | 1:30 p.m.
■ Eric Shumaker & Jake Conway @ Grace Hill Winery | 1:30 p.m.
■ Lisa Hittle Jazz Plus @ Larkspur | 7 p.m.
■ Suffocate the Skies + Villain To You + Externus @ Norton’s Brewing Co. | 7 p.m.
■ Spectacle of Samhain @ Brickyard | 7 p.m.
■ Twenty Hands High @ Wichita Union Stockyards | 7 p.m.
■ Nikki Moddelmog & Dennis Hardin @ The Artichoke | 7:30 p.m
■ Micah White & Chris Shaw @ Jenny Dawn Cellars | 7:30 p.m.
■ Flip Side @ Mortdecai’s Tavern & Eatery | 8 p.m.
■ Suite 68 @ Port of Wichita | 8 p.m.
■ Sunshine The Bunny @ Mort’s Martini Bar | 8 p.m.
■ Yung Gravy @ The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
■ Hey Radio @ The Shamrock | 9 p.m.
Sunday, October 31
■ Theory of a Deadman @ The Cotillion | 8 p.m.
Around The Corner!
■ Cuff vs Axes Charity Boxing Classic | November 13
The card features members of local law enforcement competing against firefighters and EMS medical personnel in Olympic style boxing contests. Fun, Food and drinks for a good cause.
■ 46th Annual Craft Fair | November 13
48 unique vendors | bake sale | raffle drawing | Rada knives | antiques $2 admission
■ Wichita State Basketball vs. K-State at Intrust Bank Arena | December 5
Looking for something to do with the family but can’t commit to a particular day? Browse our family fun series which highlights various family activities:
■ Seneca Bowl
■ West Acres Bowling Center
■ Splash Aqua Park
■ Old Cowtown Museum
■ Sedgwick County Zoo
■ Axe To Grind
■ O.J. Watson Park
■ Sedgwick County Park – Boundless Playground
■ Berry Picking at Elderslie Farm
■ Bingo Casino
■ Carousel Skate Center
■ Botanica, The Wichita Garden
■ Exploration Place
■ Bliss Climbing and Fitness
■ The Cosmosphere
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