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Fields, islands, warehouses, barns – attractions in an array of settings and a range of scare-factor are on tap for adults and brave older kids this Halloween in Wichita. While some activities, such as escape rooms, are paused for this year, you’ll find options that have instituted distancing, sanitization and facemasks while limiting crowd sizes for safety.
There are plenty of family-friendly Halloween events but for those looking for a little more of an adrenaline rush, check out these haunted houses, shows and events in the Wichita area.
Apparition Spook Easy
A new popup cocktail bar appears this October featuring 13 craft cocktails designed by the Apparition Apothecary. The Apparition Spook Easy is transforming the Table Top Java Shop space and food is available next door at Headshots. Be warned that the bar for 21 and over only will disappear after Oct. 31. They are open Thursday-Sunday and every day for the last week of the month; masks are required.
Boos and Brews
Come out to Old Cowtown Museum from 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Oct. 9, for a night of ghostly fun at Boos and Brews. The Wichita Paranormal Research Society will be offering ghost tours throughout the town, telling spooky tales along the way. Attendees can catch a Victorian séance and try their hand at investigating for ghosts. Plus, the saloon will be open and providing a cash bar.
Ghost Town at Cowtown
If you’re looking for a spooky good time, make plans to attend Ghost Town at Old Cowtown on Friday, Oct. 30. This Halloween-themed event includes an adult costume party, food trucks, adult beverages by Shaken or Stirred and haunted houses. It’s sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. 18 to enter and 21+ to drink.
What Would Scooby Do This Time?
Scooby and those meddling kids are back for this sequel to Mosley Street Melodrama's 2018 hit show. Come along with your favorite TV crime solvers as they take you down Wichita memory lane. This show, good for ages 18 and older, is playing Friday-Sunday Sept. 11-Oct. 31.
Young Frankenstein - A Scary Parody
Roxy's Downtown’s rollicking parody of “Young Frankenstein” will help you celebrate this Halloween with a visual and theatrical treat that won’t make you feel tricked. The show is Thursday through Sunday most weekends in October.
Field of Screams and Clown Town
When most people think Wichita haunted house, they think of Field of Screams, celebrating its 17th year of giving visitors a good scare. It has been the top haunted attraction in Kansas by The Haunt Rater and it has new scenes and elements this year. The creepiness starts where the “fields are sick” for this mostly outdoor haunted attraction in west Wichita. There’s also Clown Town, where you’ll encounter live actors and many special effects. The walk takes approximately 30 minutes and is not recommended for children younger than 8.
Because of limited capacity, tickets must be reserved online for a specific time slot. Face masks are required. They opened Sept. 25 and will run through Oct. 31 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Final Friday with Phlox - Halloween Edition
Join the Phlox troupe in Old Town Square around dusk on Friday, Oct. 30 to watch a dazzling and possibly dizzying display of fire, LED and dance. The fire breathing and other flow art will be accompanied by music from DJ Karetaker. This is a family friendly event, though you can make a fun night out for your adult group by visiting some adjacent Old Town establishments.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Costumes encouraged, participation bags available for purchase and full bar available for this live production of the cult classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Performances scheduled Oct. 23-31 at Crown Uptown Theatre.
Eat Drink Carve at Cana Wine & Cocktails
Partake in wine, appetizers, music and pumpkin carving at Cana Wine & Cocktails’ Halloween mini parties, “Eat Drink Carve.” From 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 10, 17 and 24, attendees can experience appetizers by Cana, wine by Central Standard Brewing, live acoustic music and pumpkin carving on the patio. Each mini party will be limited to 30 people to allow for social distancing and tickets are $45.
Scary Movies at Starlite Drive-in
Starlite Drive-in is using one of its two screens this fall to show triple features of scary movies. The lineup changes each week. They debut on Monday night and then are repeated on Saturday night. Check the drive-in’s schedule each week through Oct. 24. Distancing and masks are required.
Wicked Island Haunted Forest
Another perennial favorite among Wichita haunted attractions is Wicked Island at O.J. Watson Park, presented by Plant Kingdom and the city of Wichita. Mutants, clowns, spiders and snakes make this ever-changing treacherous walk-through a wooded island one of the scariest 30 minutes of your life. Wicked Island runs in south Wichita Friday and Saturday nights Oct. 2-31. Timed tickets purchased in advance are required. It is recommended for children ages 6 and older. All visitors under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Haunted Cannery and Lunatic Asylum
A short drive from Wichita, The Haunted Cannery at Walter’s Pumpkin Patch near El Dorado is open Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 2-31. Activities during their 17th haunting season include a hayride that takes you to the Haunted Cannery haunted house and the Lunatic Asylum maze. If that doesn’t sound scary enough, upgrade your hayride to the “Hell Bound Ambulance.” They also have a scaredy pants ticket for those who want to go through but don’t want a big scare (glow in dark rosary beads included). Tickets available at the door or online; face masks required.
Warehouse of Terrors
About 30 miles from downtown Wichita, Milton is the site of a converted furniture store now stocked as a Warehouse of Terrors. This is their ninth season, and they are open Saturdays in October.
Zombie Paintball and Barn of Fear at Klausmeyer Dairy Farm
Klausmeyer Dairy Farm & Pumpkin Patch has plenty of activities for the younger set all week long, but of interest to those looking for a thrill: They offer a haunted package on Friday and Saturday nights that includes a ride on the trailer for Zombie Paintball, a walk through the Barn of Fear and a turn in the Corn Maze, which can be creepy in the dark. They opened Sept. 19 and will run through Nov. 1.
Looking for more haunts while enjoying Halloween in Wichita? Check out the most haunted places in Wichita.