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Wichita has a lot to offer those ready to ditch their flip flops for jackets and boots. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes and family-friendly events provide a variety of safe, fun outdoor activities to enjoy. There are also plenty of haunted houses and Halloween events for those looking for more of a scare this year.
We’ve rounded up a list of events and activities happening in and around Wichita this fall, so take a look and start making plans to enjoy autumn in Wichita!
Applejack Pumpkin Patch
Sept. 25-Oct. 31
With tons of activities for all ages, Applejack Pumpkin Patch offers a variety of free and paid packages great for ages 2+. Adventure seekers can ride the zip line over the patch or work on motor skills at the balance course. Younger kids will enjoy the inflatable jump pad, corn bin, giant slide and other activities. Pumpkins are sold by the pound at market value. In the offseason, Applejack Pumpkin Patch is home to free outdoor artisan markets, a Santa experience and even has an event center perfect for booking events and parties.
Free with admission: Hayrack rides to the pumpkin patch, corn maze, duck races, playgrounds, petting zoo, corn crib crawl, jump pad, hill slide, cornhole, sand diggers, hay fort, giant checkers and chess, tricycle track, catfish dock, zip line, obstacle course, tire swings, calf roping, wooden train, rat racers, adult pedal cars (height restriction, weekends only)
Extra fee: Grain train (extra fee, weekends only), pumpkin cannon, gourd gun, slingshot, catfish and goat food feeders, concessions
Cedar Creek Pumpkin Patch
Sept. 18-Oct. 31
With a focus on unplugging from the bustling ways of life and focusing on real, authentic family fun, Cedar Creek Farm & Pumpkin Patch offers an all-ages experience on the northwest side of Wichita. New features this year include an enhanced pig racing area, two zip lines and more. Admission comes with a wristband to be used at a variety of activities. Get your season passes now for $20 per person. Pumpkins are sold at $0.65 per pound.
Free with admission: Pumpkin patch, photo opportunities, playgrounds, corn pit, hay bale climbing, barrel train, corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides
Extra fee: Fire pit rentals, pumpkins, horse-drawn carriage rides, late-night special activities, concessions, party packages, closed group rentals, helicopter rides
Klausmeyer Dairy Farm & Pumpkin Patch
Sept. 18-Oct. 31
The family-friendly fun extends past Wichita’s city limits to Clearwater (southwest of Wichita) where Klausmeyer Dairy Farm & Pumpkin Patch offers activities for everyone. Be sure to take a look at special events, including the showing of the 4th Annual Halloween Costume Contest Oct. 30 & 31, a free movie on Oct. 16 and discounted weekend ticket prices for grandparents, first responders, teachers, veterans and more. New features that can be enjoyed this year include a second jumping pillow, a kid-friendly ax-throwing activity and more farm animals, like miniature donkeys and babydoll sheep, have been added.
Free with admission: Pig races, milking demo, dairy barn tours, jumping pillow, hay bale maze, sorghum maze, fossil dig, wagon rides, educational movies, sand pile, playgrounds, cotton pit, corn pit
Extra fee: Barrel rides, Barn of Fear, gem mining, large slingshot, zombie paintball, target practice paintball, pony rides (weekends only)
Marietta Farm Pumpkin Patch
Sept. 25-Nov. 1
Head just east of Wichita for an exciting pumpkin patch with activities for all ages that is open through October. This pumpkin patch sits off Kellogg Avenue/Highway 54 and has tons of free activities for all ages. Buy extra tickets in packages for all the additional fun or spend the day enjoying fall with a collection of free activities at Marietta Farm Pumpkin Patch in Andover. This year, they’ve also added a carousel, corn cannons, paintball, ax throwing and more.
Free with admission: Corn pit, playgrounds, grass maze, picture backgrounds, inflatable bouncers, tire swings, petting zoo, wagon rides, water races, tricycle races, hay bale barnyard, dairy cow, hay bale bowling, pumpkin house, teeter-totters, zip line
Extra fee: Corn cannon, cow train, pumpkin slingshot, bungee bouncer, train ride, paintball, pumpkin cannon, birthday packages, axe throwing, bumper cars, carousel
Meadowlark Farm Pumpkin Patch
Pick your own apples, pumpkins and other fruits during other seasons at Meadowlark Farm Pumpkin Patch. With activities for all ages, parents will love to sit back and relax on a gorgeous fall day as the kids experience the playground area. Ride the tractor out to the pumpkin patch and find the perfect pumpkin to complete your fall décor. Enjoy live music every Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. There is also a picnic space and nature trail.
Free with admission: Playground, picnic sites
Extra fee: Pumpkins, gourds and other produce purchased, rentable knives and shears, garden carts to the pumpkin patch, snacks, hard cider, pumpkin carving sets, private ride to the pumpkin patch
Mr. Gourdman’s Pumpkin Patch
Great for a family outing away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Mr. Gourdman’s Pumpkin Patch sits near a 15-acre lake and working horse ranch. Visit the pumpkin patch and enjoy a variety of activities including fishing, canoes, boats and kayaks. You’ll also find a picnic area, so pack a cooler and enjoy a meal in a serene farm setting.
Free with admission: Playground, fishing (bring your own tackle), canoes, boats, kayaks, hayrack ride, corn maze, campfire and Little Rascal movies continually playing in the clubhouse
Extra fee: Concessions, produce, face painting and horse rides; fall decorations, gourds, straw, firewood, cane, milo bundles and gifts are also for sale
Walter’s Pumpkin Patch
Named the state’s top pumpkin patch by Reader’s Digest, Walter’s Pumpkin Patch offers 70 acres of play areas and endless fun for kids and adults of all ages Wednesday-Sunday through Oct. 31. With new features in 2021 such as a sunn hemp maze, Walter’s offers a unique way to celebrate the fall season. Walter’s Farm also hosts numerous events during the fall to keep the fun going!
Free with admission: Corn maze, hayrack ride to the pumpkin patch, jumping pillows, play areas, bag swings, Mountain Boo underground slide, hay bales for climbing, horse walker with swing, tricycle track, corn bin, pedal boats, culvert swing, Pumpkinland game, Adirondack chair, wishing well, scarecrows, pumpkin plinko, treehouse
Extra fee: Hi-Striker, zip line, punkin’ chunkin’, barrel train, duck races, mining for gems, Walter’s Express, flashlight maze, haunted cannery, concessions
Family-Friendly Halloween Events
In addition to pumpkin patches, Wichita has these family-friendly fall events – and many other happenings – to offer.
- Saturdays in Oct.: Pumpkins at the Park at Tanganyika Wildlife Park
- Oct. 7: Family Movie & Game Night – Hocus Pocus at Naftgzer Park
- Oct. 9: Bootanica at Botanica Wichita
- Oct. 13: Jack-o-lantern Spectacular at Botanica Wichita
- Oct. 19: Storytime in the Park featuring “The Little Shop of Monsters” and “Too Many Pumpkins” at Naftgzer Park
- Oct. 23: Hay, Hooves and Halloween at Old Cowtown Museum
- Oct. 23: 5k Pumpkin Run and 1k Little Pumpkin Fun Run Shocker Hall, Wichita State University
- Oct. 23-24: Boo at the Zoo at Sedgwick County Zoo
- Oct. 23-24: Boo’reakfast at Exploration Place
- Oct. 28-30: Hocus Pocus – Dome Experience at Exploration Place