KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s formally October, and that may solely imply one factor: It’s spooky season!
For a lot of, this month places the highlight on Halloween and the spooky festivities main as much as it.
If you wish to have fun with haunted enjoyable all month lengthy, there’s loads to do in Kansas Metropolis. After all, there are a variety of neighborhood trick-or-treating occasions, however listed here are 10 occasions and sights for any resident within the Kansas Metropolis space.
West Bottoms haunted homes
Kansas Metropolis’s famed haunted homes, “The Beast” and “The Fringe of Hell,” didn’t wait till October to start out terrifying company. They opened in mid-September and can keep open till mid-November.
The haunted homes are open on Friday and Saturday nights and can open for the occasional Thursday and Sunday nights nearer to Halloween. You can buy tickets in advance here.
Masks are required contained in the haunted homes and all company are subjected to a temperature verify earlier than coming into.
We all know it’s Halloween, however we’re leaving scary behind with this one and simply planning on a superb time. It’s time to “shake ya tailfeather” at Combine 93.3 and Q104’s Boo Bash the place rapper Nelly will headline.
The live performance is scheduled for Oct. 22 at Azura Amphitheater in Bonner Springs. You can buy tickets here.
There’s already screaming on the curler coasters, however now there’s shrieks of terror in one other space of Worlds of Enjoyable. Halloween Haunt returned in mid-September for weekend enjoyable and expands to Thursdays by means of Sundays in October.
Be part of tons of of zombies and get misplaced in considered one of seven scare mazes. Wander by means of the scare zones and take a look at a spooky present. And naturally, don’t overlook to leap on a terrifying journey just like the Prowler.
Boo on the Zoo
Searching for one thing somewhat extra household pleasant? The Kansas Metropolis Zoo affords a “not-so-scary, secure trick-or-treating expertise,” and the animals will probably be getting in on the Halloween enjoyable, too!
Together with all that trick-or-treating, there will probably be fall actions, a dance get together, a kid-sized hay maze and extra. The zoo says trick-or-treat baggage are offered.
The occasion is included with the everyday admission to the zoo from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. You may buy your tickets to the Kansas City Zoo here.
Exiled-Path of Terrors
This one-mile hike of horror could have you trekking by means of the woods in Bonner Springs, and it’s not for the faint of coronary heart.
This haunted path is infested by “deranged freaks,” as organizers say, to offer loads of terror at nighttime of the forest.
“If you’re frightened of getting soiled, sweaty or mountaineering by means of the darkish exterior, then Exiled will not be for you!” Exiled’s web site says.
Exiled is advisable for folks 12 years and older, and closed-toed footwear are required since, like we’ve already talked about, you’ll be mountaineering by means of the woods the place there are surprising rocks, sticks and extra. Exiled does present purple LED lights to navigate your approach.
The path is open in October on Fridays and Saturdays at numerous hours, relying on the weekend. Buy tickets online here.
Nice Pumpkin Fest
Like all nice Halloween occasions, Worlds of Enjoyable didn’t wait till October to get the Nice Pumpkin Fest began. It kicked off in September and can proceed on Saturdays and Sundays by means of the top of October.
Seize your youngsters and go grasp with the Peanuts gang, who will probably be there with family-friendly video games, play zones, dance events — and Rely Snoopytacula’s Costume Contest, after all.
Terrifying pop-up bars
Pop-up bars have turn out to be fairly fashionable in Kansas Metropolis over the previous couple of years, particularly through the fall and winter when there are many holidays to have fun.
The Halloween-themed idea Apparition opened two years in the past in North Kansas Metropolis, and it’ll as soon as once more have a pop-up bar there, this time at Vignettes Bar with all issues Dracula and vampires.
Apparition can also be headed east to three Trails Brewing in Independence this fall with its conventional ‘spookeasy’ idea.
Oh, and did we point out 3 Trails Brewing is definitely situated inside a former morgue. That’s proper, you possibly can sip a cocktail within the underground bar the place they used to carry our bodies a century in the past.
Apparition additionally has Halloween-inspired pop-up bar places in Wichita, Topeka and even Denver this 12 months.
All these spooky bars are already open and can keep open by means of Halloween. No reservations are allowed; it’s simply first come, first served.
Lenexa’s Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park will probably be reworked into the Enchanted Forest to please youngsters all through the Kansas Metropolis space this Halloween season. It is a free, family-friendly night time of enjoyable from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 28.
Puppets, musicians and singers will carry out round Rose’s Pond, and households can hop on a hayride, enhance a pumpkin, say hiya to KC Wolf and Sluggerrr and seize all of the enjoyable on the photograph sales space.
Organizers say that is primarily an leisure occasion, not trick-or-treating, however there will probably be a some sweet accessible. Halloween costumes are non-compulsory.
Two of Kansas Metropolis’s most historic buildings are additionally in all probability two of probably the most haunted websites within the metropolis.
The John Wornall Home within the Brookside neighborhood and the Alexander Majors Home within the West Waldo neighborhood have each been was museums and are listed on the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations.
In October, the nonprofit that operates the 2 buildings affords three totally different choices whether or not you’re searching for one thing extra historic or paranormal. Get tickets here.
On Oct. 22, there’s an all-ages ghost tour on the Alexander Majors Home; on Oct. 29, there’s a 21-and-older ghost tour on the similar historic home that features a spooky cocktail. Each dates embrace a particular efficiency, ghost tales and a one-hour tour. Organizers stress this isn’t a haunted home, and there gained’t be any “leap scares.”
Moreover, on Oct. 22 and 29-31, on the Alexander Majors Home you possibly can be part of paranormal investigators for a two-hour, small group investigation. See how they use know-how and instinct to attempt to contact spirits.
Halloween on the Garden
Head to the Legends Shops in KCK for a free film, face portray, a magic present, and just-for-fun palm and tarot card readings. Don’t overlook your costumes for this family-friendly occasion from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 30.
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