Botanica’s NEW Haunted Hops event

Visit Botanica during Haunted Hops for a night of seasonal brews, small bites, music and more! This spooktacular 21+ event takes place Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Spend an evening strolling through the haunted gardens of Botanica while sipping on a variety of spooky – themed craft beers and hard ciders provided by local and regional breweries. If you’re not a fan of beer, Standard Beverage will also be providing signature cocktails and mocktails at the bars around the gardens.

Experience Two Events With One Ticket

Not only does your Haunted Hops ticket give you access to a delightfully spooky craft beer event, but you also get to experience Botanica’s 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. Guests will be amazed with one-of-a-kind pumpkin sculptures, gravity-defying aerial acrobatics and eye-popping fire dancing while walking through the gardens. For the brave at heart, there will also be a haunted woodland walk. Live music from Bottoms Up Band and DJ Carbon will also be available on the Grand Lawn stage near the Carousel Garden. For football enthusiasts (and Swifties), there will be several spaces around the gardens to watch the Chiefs vs. Broncos game.

Admission to Haunted Hops

Tickets are available for purchase and are $45 for Botanica members and $50 for non-members. With your ticket, you’ll receive unlimited samples of spooky beers, cocktails, mocktails and small bites. As mentioned above, ticket holders also receive access to activities featured at Botanica’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. There is a limited amount of beer, small bites and space, so don’t wait to purchase tickets! Parking will be available in Botanica’s South Gate Parking Lot A, the River Edge parking, and Old Cowtown Lot C. Check out where to park using this map at the bottom of the page!

Thank you to this year’s event sponsors: Standard Beverage, Wilson Building Maintenance, Vornado, Rhoden Roofing and Kansas Golf & Turf.

What Else Is There to Do at Botanica

Even after you’ve tasted all the brews and been thoroughly entertained, there is still plenty to see at Botanica. The 20 acres of the ever-changing botanical wonderland houses more than 30 themed areas and over 4,000 plant species. As guests wind through the gardens, they will also discover additional gems. Inspiring sculptures, relaxing water features, and even a ride on a restored 1949 carousel makes for an experience to remember. It’s true that Botanica is fun for the whole family. Visit today to plan a fun and family-filled evening at Botanica.

For more on what’s going on in Wichita, be sure to visit our Event Calendar.

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