Octo-brrr!

Shrieks and shivers and where to find them!

By Karen Long

Looking for some howling good fun? We’ve brewed up a list with escalating levels of voltage guaranteed to make your skin crawl.

Family Frights

BOOtanica
Botanica, 701 Amidon
A SPOOky fall festival with a nature trail, spider’s lair, slithering snakes and much more!
Oct. 12  | 11am-4pm | members $5, non-members $7 | 316.264.0448
botanica.org

Lights on David Street
Halloween Music and Lights Show

409 N. David Street
Free drive-by Halloween music and light show. 100 amps of spine-tingling power.
Oct. 18-31 | Evenings after dark
lightsondavidstreet.webs.com

Night of the Living Zoo
Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 Zoo Blvd.
Bowl pumpkins, toss beanbags and play other games. Visit the fortuneteller, creepy displays and Candy Land. Please feed the ghoulies!
Oct. 25-27  | 6:30pm-8:30pm| advance tickets: $6 at QuikTrip stores | tickets at the gate: $6 members, $8 non-members |  316.660.9453
scz.org

Pumpkins at the Park
Tanganyika, 1000 S. Hawkins Ln., Goddard
Over 400 lighted pumpkins, 15 candy stations, 50' Inflatable Haunted House Obstacle Course, Land o’ Giants, Dr. Frank N. Stein's Mystery Show, Chamber of Mystery, Haunted Hay Ride, Cage Maze of Doom, horse rides and more!
Oct. 18, 19, 25-27 | $10 | 316.794.8954
twpark.com

Wing Kidz Club: The Witches’ Flight
Kansas Aviation Museum, 3350 George Washington Blvd.
Flying things love Halloween, so all you little bats and witches and Iron Men come out for tricks and treats, crafts and a costume contest at 11:30am.
Oct. 26 | 10am-1pm | members free, non members $5.95 plus tax | 316.683.9242
kansasaviationmuseum.org

Slightly Shivery

The Pumpkin Palooza
Sedgwick County Park, 6501 W. 21st St. N.
Everything to do with pumpkins: chuck ‘em, spit their seeds, pie-eating contest. Also a costume fun run/walk, bouncy houses, trunk or treat, group thriller dance, human hamster balls, outdoor laser tag and a mobile video game arcade. It’ll put a grin on your face, Jack.

Oct. 26 | 9am-9pm | Ticket prices rise as event draws nearer
thepumpkinpalooza.com

Party Express Party Bus
The whole city is your trick-or-treating neighborhood when you pile in the ninjas, pirates, Cinderellas and Tinker Bells. Or load up your favorite witch’s brew and make it an adult party.
316.943.4FUN
partyexpressbus.com/wichita

Wichita’s Original Zombie Run
Kansas Coliseum, 1229 E. 85th Street N., Park City
Set a personal best in this 5K obstacle race — by running for your LIFE. Major bragging rights if you survive the zombies chasing you. More of a shuffler than a runner? Come and be a zombie!
Oct. 19 | 3pm | runners $50, zombies $20
wichitazombierun.com

Extremely Electrifying

October at the OldTown Horror Festival
Warren OldTown Theatre Grille, 353 N. Mead
A quadfecta of blood-boiling terror: Halloween, Return of the Living Dead, Killer Klowns and Re-Animator. A fundraiser for LAPP no-kill animal shelter.
Mon. and Tues. nights | 7pm and 10pm | $5 per movie | 316.691.9700
warrenoldtown.com


Museum of the Undead
Exploration Place, 300 N McLean Blvd.
The museum is ground zero of the zombie invasion, help us take it back and restore scientific sanity. Admission includes two drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres — or BRAINS for the zombies. Casual or apocalyptic dress.
Oct 17 | 6:30pm-10pm | members $20, non-member $25 | 21 and over | 316.660.0600
exploration.org

Field of Screams, Operation Zombie Hunt
Prairie Pines, 4055 N. Tyler Rd., Maize
It’s a zombie uprising in Kansas fields! Blast them with paintballs from a state-of-the art trailer. Safe and suitable for all ages. (Adjacent to Field of Screams with Clown Town, priced separately)
Weekends and Halloween night | Gates open at 7 pm., fields open at dark | 316.303.2037
scaryprairiepines.com

Tunnels of Terror at Cessna Stadium
NW corner of Cessna Stadium, WSU Campus
For the first time ever Wichita State Track & Field reveals the claustrophobic tunnels and long, dark hallways under the stadium. Beware of what jumps out from the next door! Climb to the roof of the press box. Guided tour in groups of eight.
Saturday Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 | 8pm-midnight | $12 gen. adm. or $10 with canned food, $8 college students with ID
Tunnels of Terror/Wichita on Facebook

 
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