Mega-guide to Halloween in Kansas City: Pumpkins, haunted houses and so many events

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After the pandemic decimated the Halloween season in 2020, things have returned largely to normal this year.

From pumpkins, candy and corn mazes to haunted houses, burlesque and road races, there is something for almost everybody who wants to celebrate Halloween 2021. Many attractions, including pumpkin patches and haunted houses, have been open since mid-September. Others are just ramping up.

Here is a calendar to assist in your planning:

The Louisburg Cider Mill in Miami County offers an array of activities this time of year.
The Louisburg Cider Mill in Miami County offers an array of activities this time of year.

Pumpkins, etc.

Alldredge Orchards

Saturday-Sunday

$3; 10455 Highway N, Platte City. alldredgeorchards.com

Carolyn’s Pumpkin Patch

Closed Tuesdays

$13.95-$15.95; 17607 NE 52nd, Liberty. carolynscountrycousins.com

Cider Hill Family Orchard

Closed Mondays

Free; 3341 N. 139th, Kansas City, Kansas. ciderhillfamilyorchard.com

Crazy Craig’s

Daily

Free; 14521 Highway A, Liberty. a-hwy.com

Faulkner’s Ranch

Daily

$10-$15; 10600 Raytown Road. faulknersranch.com

Fun Farm

Daily except Tuesdays

$15.13-$24.90; 650 N. Jefferson, Kearney. funfarmpumpkinpatch.com

Historic Weston Orchard & Vineyard

Daily

$5-$12; 18545 County Road H, Weston. orchardweston.com

Johnson Farms

Daily

$11.99-$13.99; 17701 Holmes, Belton. johnsonfarms.net

KC Pumpkin Patch

Friday-Sunday

$15.95-$17.95; 13875 S. Gardner, Olathe. kcpumpkinpatch.com

Kerby Farm

Friday-Sunday

$7; 15943 158th, Bonner Springs. kerbypumpkinpatch.com

Liberty Corn Maze

Friday-Sunday

$11.38-$13.27; 17607 NE 52nd, Liberty. libertycornmaze.mazeplay.com

Louisburg Cider Mill Family Farm

Daily

$8.99-$12.99; 14730 Kansas 68, Louisburg. louisburgcidermill.com

Mildale Farm Fall Festival

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 30

Free; Milldale Farm, Edgerton. jcprd.com

Powell Pumpkin Patch

Daily

Free; corn maze $3-$5; 25695 Spring Valley, Louisburg. powellpumpkinpatch.com

Pumpkins Etc.

Friday-Sunday

Free; 10700 Farmer Lane, Platte City. pumpkinsetc.wordpress.com

Pumpkin Hollow

Daily

$9-$10; Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer, Overland Park. artsandrec-op.org/farmstead

The Pumpkin Pad

Saturday-Sunday

$14; 35100 E. Outer Belt, Lone Jack. thepumpkinpad.net

Pumpkin Valley

Friday-Sunday

$11; 2807 NW Chipman, Lee’s Summit. pumpkinvalley.net

Red Barn Ranch

Friday-Sunday

$8; 23111 S. Jefferson Parkway, Harrisonville. redbarnranch.farm

You’ll find gargoyles and plenty of other scary stuff at The Beast haunted house in the West Bottoms.
You’ll find gargoyles and plenty of other scary stuff at The Beast haunted house in the West Bottoms.

Haunted houses

The Beast and Edge of Hell

Oct. 21-23 and 28-31, Nov. 5-6 and 12-13

$27-$75; West Bottoms. fullmoonprod.com

Macabre Cinema

Oct. 22-23 and 29-31

$27-$75; West Bottoms. fullmoonprod.com

Exiled Trail of Terror

Friday-Saturday through Oct. 30

$40-$50; 12829 Loring, Bonner Springs. exiledkc.com

R.H. Wilhoit (as The Confidant) and Rex Hobart (as Musician) appeared last year in the Coterie’s “Electric Poe,” which will run through Oct. 31 at Union Cemetery.
R.H. Wilhoit (as The Confidant) and Rex Hobart (as Musician) appeared last year in the Coterie’s “Electric Poe,” which will run through Oct. 31 at Union Cemetery.

Performing arts

“Electric Poe 2021”

6 p.m. Oct. 21-25 and 29-31

$32; Union Cemetery, 227 E. 28th Terr. thecoterie.org

“Dark Forest” with Quixotic

7 p.m. Oct. 22-24 and 28-31

$28; Powell Gardens, 1609 NW U.S. 50. powellgardens.org

Ghosting Lawrence: A Theatrical Tour of Downtown Haunts

7 p.m. Oct. 21-24 and 27-30

$25; Downtown Lawrence. lawrenceartscenter.org

“The Rocky Horror Show”

8 p.m. Oct. 21-22, 8 p.m. and midnight Oct. 23, 8 p.m. Oct. 28-29, 8 p.m. and midnight Oct. 30, 8 p.m. Oct. 31

$30; outside Black Box, West Bottoms. rockyhorrorkc.com

Kansas City Vibrating Internal Thyroarytenoids’ Octetoberfest

7 p.m. Oct. 29

$15-$20; St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1307 Holmes. kcvitas.org

Foxy by Proxy Revue’s Halloween Hextravaganza

8 p.m. Oct. 29

$15; Liberty Hall, Lawrence. libertyhall.net

Burlesque Downtown Underground Halloween 13

7 and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 30

$25; RecordBar, 1520 Grand. therecordbar.com

Annie-Mae Allure’s Rude Revue and Creepy Q

7:30 p.m. Oct. 30

$20-$35 (livestream $10); MTH Theater at Crown Center, 2450 Grand. ruderevue.weebly.com

“Hocus Poke Us” staged reading

7 p.m. Oct. 31

$20-$50; Folly, 300 W. 12th. follytheater.org

10 special events

Enchanted Forest

7 p.m. Oct. 22-23 and 29-30

$3; George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck, Independence. georgeowensnaturepark.org

“Dracula” screening

7:30 p.m. Oct. 27

$5; Aztec Shawnee Theater, 11119 Johnson Drive, Shawnee. aztecshawnee.com

Enchanted Forest

4-8 p.m. Oct. 28

Free; Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, 87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road, Lenexa. lenexa.com

Sharks After Dark

6-9 p.m. Oct. 28-29

$10-$20; Sea Life-Kansas City, 2475 Grand. visitsealife.com

SpookFest

5-8 p.m. Oct. 30

$6-$8; Science City, Union Station, 30 W. Pershing. sciencecity.unionstation.org

Boo at the Zoo

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 30-31

Free with zoo admission, $7.50-$18; Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive. kansascityzoo.org

Tac-O-Treat: The Ultimate Taco and Margarita Experience

11 a.m. Oct. 30

$10-$45, 12 and under free; Children’s Mercy Park, 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, Kansas. brownpapertickets.com

Halloween on the Lawn

6-8 p.m. Oct. 30

Free; Legends Outlets, 1843 Village West Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas. legendsshopping.com

Night of the Living Farm

5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 22-23 and 29-30

$15; Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer, Overland Park. artsandrec-op.org/farmstead

Day of the Dead Celebration

Noon-9 p.m. Nov. 6

Free. Central Avenue, Downtown Kansas City, Kansas. dayofthedeadweekend.com

Worlds of Fun

Halloween Haunt

Friday-Saturday through Oct. 30

The Great Pumpkin Fest

Saturday-Sunday through Oct. 31

$39.99; 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave. worldsoffun.com

For adults only

End of the World Pub Crawl

1-5 p.m. Oct. 23

$35-$40; Martini Corner, 400 E. 31st. kccrew.com

Halloween Party: CarnEvil

7-10 p.m. Oct. 30

$35-$50; Kansas City Live!, 13th and Grand. powerandlightdistrict.com

Kansas City Halloween Bar Crawl

8 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 30

$14-$20; The Well Bar Grill & Rooftop, 7421 Broadway. facebook.com

Other activities

Spooky Snake Saturday, Oct. 23, North Kansas City. snakesaturday.com

Halloween Happenings, Oct. 23, Merriam Marketplace. merriam.org

Boo & Brew, Oct. 23 Town Center Plaza. towncenterplaza.com

Dead Celebration: Altar Viewing, Oct. 23, Kansas City Museum. kansascitymuseum.org

Haunted Swamp and Pumpkin Dive, Oct. 23, Olathe Community Center. activekids.com

Truck-or-Treat, Oct. 23, Lenexa Municipal Services Service Center. lenexa.com

Haunted Kansas, Oct. 24, Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas 7, Olathe. jcprd.com

Halloween Hunt, Oct. 27-31, Lenexa Public Market. lenexa.com

Halloween Hunt, Oct. 28, Tony Aguirre Community Center. kcparks.org

Trunk or Treat, Oct. 29, Southeast Community Center. kcparks.org

Boos, Barks & Badges Halloween Parade, Oct. 30, Downtown Lee’s Summit. downtownls.org

Graveyard 5K Run & Walk, Oct. 30, Elmwood Cemetery. graveyard5k.com

Monster Dash 5K, Oct. 30, South Creek Office Park, Overland Park. kcmonsterdash.com

Halloween Parade, Oct. 30, Independence Square. ichamber.biz

Monster Bash, Oct. 30, Overland Park Convention Center. facebook.com

Spooky Skate, Oct. 30, Line Creek Community Center. kcparks.org

Historic Howl-o-Ween, Oct. 30, Wornall House. wornallmajors.org

Downtown Trick or Treat, Oct. 30-31, Downtown Excelsior Springs. visitexcelsior.com

Safe Trick or Treat, Oct. 30, Downtown Leavenworth. leavenworthmainstreet.com

Trick or Treat, Oct. 30, Downtown Overland Park. downtownop.org

Downtown Trick or Treat, Oct. 30, Downtown Parkville. parkvillemo.org

Trick or Treat Off the Street, Oct. 30, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm. mahaffie.org

Tricks and Treats Around the District, Oct. 30, Power & Light District. powerandlightdistrict.com

TimberRidge Fall Haunt, Oct. 30, TimberRidge Adventure Center, 12300 S. Homestead Lane, Olathe. jcprd.com

Mall-O-Ween, Oct. 31, Independence Center. shopindependencecenter.com

Trick or Treat Downtown, Oct. 31, Downtown Liberty. historicdowntownliberty.org

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