Halloween Events for Kids & Things in do in Kansas City: Updated for 2020

Looking for Kansas City’s Halloween events for kids? There are fun things happening to celebrate spooky season..

We’ve gathered the Halloween events near you that are still happening, as well as those closed for 2020.

Halloween Events for Kids & Things to Do in Kansas City 2020

What to do during Halloween week?

We all love to celebrate Halloween, & pretty much anything that has to do with October.

While this year may look a little different in celebrating, there are still fun things to do for Halloween! Check out these fun things to do with kids in Kansas City….

Halloween Events, Activities & Other Fun Things to Do

As Halloween approaches, please also consider the safety of your pets. YOu can also find:

Visit Carolyn’s Country Cousins

Open Monday – Sunday through October 31st

Each day, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

17607 NE 52nd St, Liberty, MO 64068 Explore the 60 acres of planted pumpkins, corn, and soybeans, plus another 20 acres set aside for pumpkin entertainment and fun things to do with your family.   Explore the live animal barn, trike path, play yard, Colossal Fossil House, Little Bud’s Railroad, old fashion tractor wagon rides, famous pumpkin doughnuts, homemade fudge, and so much more! There are also special events on weekends like Uncle Lester’s Pig Races, Antique Pedal Tractor Carousel, and Uncle Earl’s Mining Camp.

Electric Poe Cemetery Reading

Now through Saturday, October 31st

Times vary on sunset.

Union Cemetery 227 E 28th Terr. Kansas City, MO 64108

This special, outdoor event allows you to get spooky with your family at a safe distance. A performer will read stories from Edgar Allen Poe to get you in the Spooky Season vibe!

Each family can reserve a “plot” near the holding vault. Each plot is good for up to 4 people. Reserve your spot online today!

SkyZone Pink OUT Glow Night

Saturday, October 3rd

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Sky Zone Kansas City & Sky Zone Lee’s Summit

Come honor cancer survivors and fighters by dressing all pink! There will be bouncing, dancing, music, & prizes for the pinkest outfit. 🙂 Wear pink that glows in the dark, or grab a pink glow shirt at Sky Zone.

Come bounce for 2 hours for only $ 20.99. There will also be pink jump socks and pink GLOW t-shirts to purchase, benefiting the American Cancer Society.

This activity is included in The POGO Pass 16 kids activities for less than $40! Purchase a POGO Pass for ONLY $39.95 with code ifamilykc. This is a steal.  

Halloween Costume Contest with Incredible Pizza

Incredible Pizza KC is hosting a costume contest online!

Come visit IPC dressed up in your costume and snap a picture. Then, check in on their Facebook page to share the photo in your costume… When you check in, use the hashtag #ipchalloween to enter the giveaway.

Winners will be announced the day after Halloween (11/1) and win a $100 game card AND $100 gift card to Incredible Pizza.

Ghost Tours at the John Wornall House Museum

Tours are happening through October. Check the link above for specific dates and times.

6115 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64113

This is known as one of the most haunted places in Kansas City, so definitely worth the spooky adventure!

You must be 16 to participate, so it is not for young kids, but a very cool event. You can buy tickets online too.

There are also paranormal investigation events happening too, if you’re look for really spooky Halloween events!

Family Fall Festival 2020

Saturday, October 10th

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Woods Chapel United Methodist Church: 4725 Northeast Lakewood Way Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

Celebrate Halloween with an evening of food, face painting, pumpkin decorating, carnival games, candy stations, & more fall fun. Of course, costumes are welcome, so come dressed as your favorite characters.

This is event is free for all, so don’t miss out on the fun of walking the trail to pick up treats…

** Masks required!

Fall Harvest Event

Saturday, October 17th

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm: 1200 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS 66061

You will help harvest just like in the old days – cut the stalks, press them to make sap & boil sap into molasses! It’s truly a hands-on experience.

Try the finished product too!

Other activities include meeting the farm animals, touring the historic homes, riding the stagecoach & blacksmithing demonstrations. Admission is $7 for general admission and kids 5 to 11 are $5. (4 & under are free)

** Masks required!

6th Annual Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead Celebration

Thursday, October 15th to Saturday, October 17th

Hours vary by day

Kansas City Museum: 3218 Gladstone Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri 64123

This free Halloween event for kids is a great way to celebrate Dia de los Muertos & explore a different culture with your family. This year will ONLY BE ALTAR VIEWING

Pumpkin Palooza at Sunflower House

Saturday October 17th, 2020

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

15540 W 65th Street Shawnee, KS 66217

Enjoy a morning filled with pumpkins, games, balloon artists, live music, and trick or treating. You can also buy decorated pumpkins and yummy bakery items at the festival.

Carved

Saturday, October 17th

6:00 – 11:00 pm

Riverside Waterfall: 1920 NW Platte Rd, Riverside, MO 64150

This Halloween event is one night only, so don’t miss out! There will be a REAL fortune teller, fire dancers & other performers, haunted trail and a kids trail that’s less spooky…

** There is an admission fee.

Haunted & Historic Spaces Tour

Saturday, October 17th

Multiple time slots, but LIMITED!

Downtown Lee’s Summit, MO

Tour downtown Lee’s Summit spooky spots that are believed to be haunted! There are only 6 time slots available, so reserve your space early…

Curbside Trick or Treating with Lowe’s

Thursday October 22nd & 29th, 2020

6:00 to 7:00 pm

Multiple Lowe’s locations

Sign-up online to participate in drive-up trick or treating where kids can get candy and a small pumpkin! This is a safe way for your family to celebrate Halloween while saying healthy.

Olathe Spooktober Trick or Treat Trail

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

5:00 to 8:00 pm

Olathe Community Center: 1205 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS 66061

Come enjoy all the trick or treating fun at the Olathe Community Center!

This free Halloween event is located at the Olathe Community Center.  Come trick-or-treat with your kiddos on the trail in your Halloween costumes. This is sure to be a fun family night. There will be food available for purchase from local vendors.

Free parking and shuttles will be available at Olathe North High School (600 E. Prairie Street). Handicap parking will be available at the Olathe Community Center.

SkyZone Halloween Parade Toddler Times

Sunday, October 25th; Wednesday, October 28th & Saturday, October 31st (times vary by day)

Bring your little kiddos to jump at Sky Zone with their costumes on! Halloween Parade Toddler Times will be both Sunday & Wednesday at both Sky Zone Lee’s Summit and Sky Zone Kansas City. See below for event specific links:

Sky Zone LS events (2801 NE McBaine Dr, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064)

Sky Zone KC events (6495 Quivira Rd, Shawnee, KS 66216)

This is a great time to play with your toddlers, without big kids bouncing around. This is just for you and your little ones.

**Ages 7 and under – if they can walk they can jump!

This activity is included in The POGO Pass 16 kids activities for less than $40! Purchase a POGO Pass for ONLY $39.95 with code ifamilykc. This is a steal.

Spooky Springs Haunted Candy Cruise

Saturday, October 30th, 2020

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Adam’s Pointe Golf Course: 1601 NE R D Mize Rd Blue Springs, MO 64014

This free Halloween event will look a little different this year! You will drive around Pink Hill Park with your family to see spooky scenes and collect candy from different stations.

Spring Hill Spooktacular

Saturday, October 30th, 2020

6 to 8 pm

This will be a drive thru trick or treating event this year, but still come to celebrate Halloween. There will be vendors for candy, decorate trunks and spooky decorations!

Trunk or Treat & Auto Show

Friday, October 30th, 2020

4:30 to 7:30 pm

This car event will showcase cars decorated for Halloween. Candy will be passed out and you’re free to check out the cars, trucks and bikes that are decked out! 

Trunk or Treating at Total Martial Arts

Friday, October 30th, 2020

6:30 to 8:00 pm

This is the second annual trick or treating event. There will be live music, candy, decorated cars and costumes! Masks must be worn, but the event is in person. Decorate your vehicle and celebrate spooky season with your family!

Scarezone Halloween GLOW at Sky Zone

Saturday, October 31st

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sky Zone Lee’s Summit & Sky Zone Kansas City

All ages are welcome at this Halloween GLOW night with Sky Zone!

Come dressed in your costumers & jump, bounce, dance, play & have a scary glow party. There will be Halloween activities & games, food & tons of Halloween decorations (safe for any age). You can even buy tickets online to make it easy.

Trunk or Treat at Fellowship Olathe

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

9:00 to 11:00 am

There will be games, prizes, candy and costumes so come celebrate the season at Fellowship Church Olathe! There are only 15 spots for trunk decorations, so sign up early!

Boo at Zoo!

October 24th, 25th & 31st

10:30 am – 5:00 pm

KC Zoo: 6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO 64132

Make your way to the Kansas City Zoo for their annual Boo at the Zoo! Trick or Treat at different stations throughout the zoo while you enjoy different Halloween themed activities for kids.

Come out and trick or treat in your favorite costume and join the zoo animals for a spooky activities! FOTZ members will have to opportunity to trick or treat during their exclusive hours from 8:30-9:30am before the public!

Admission is free for Friends of the Zoo members, or the event is included with regular zoo admission.

This activity is included in The POGO Pass 16 kids activities for less than $40! Purchase a POGO Pass for ONLY $39.95 with code ifamilykc. This is a steal.  

Hy-Vee Halloween Events

Saturday, October 24; Sunday, October 25 & Saturday, October 31

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Kids can enjoy kids activities, games and free giveaways at your local Hy-Vee location. If you’re looking for a fun thing to do this Halloween weekend, this is a great option!

Holy Trinity Trick or Treat

Saturday, October 24th

5:00 to 7:00 pm

Come trick or treat with kids at Holy Trinity Church in Grandview! This Halloween event is FREE for the whole family and includes a FREE hotdog dinner! Social distancing and masks are required but it will still be tons of fun…

Honk n’ Haunt

Saturday, October 24th

6:30 to 9:00 pm

This is NOT a free Halloween event. Presale tickets are $5 per car or $10 at the event. Each family will get a bag of candy to celebrate, so decorate your car and come out for some fun!

Trunk or Treat at Westside Church

Wednesday, October 28th

7:00 to 9:00 pm

Kids can dress up in their costumes for a fun, socially distant event. There will be candy, games, decorations and of course…candy! They ask that you park in the east parking lot to control crowds.

Drive Thru Trunk or Treat in Independence

Thursday, October 29th

6:30 to 7:30 pm

This drive thru trunk or treat event is at Mill Creek Elementary in Independence, MO. Come show off your costumes and grab some candy! They ask no one gets out of the car.

Haunted Cruise

Friday, October 30th

6:00 to 8:00 pm

This Halloween event will happen from your car, but you can still enjoy all the spooky festivities! There will be trick or treating, local vendors, Halloween snacks and spooky scenes…all from your car!

Trunk R Treat in Belton

Saturday, October 31st

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Decorate your car and come celebrate Halloween with your family! There will be trick or treating, a photo booth, live entertainment & more. You can win $50 voucher if you’re the best decorated trunk!

** You must sign up for the event using the Google Doc as there is limited space available.

Faulkner’s Ranch Halloween Events

Halloween events happening through Saturday, October 31st

Times vary by day.

Faulkner’s Ranch: 10600 Raytown Road Kansas City, MO 64134

Each weekend, there is a different theme weekend set up. With Halloween happening on a Saturday this year, it’s the perfect chance to celebrate!

Fall Fest Trunk or Treat Event

Saturday, October 31st

5:00 to 8:00 pm

This Fall festival event is sponsored by local KC businesses, with tons of fun and candy. There will be a costume contest, pumpkin decorating, food trucks, carmel apples, hot cider, fun inflatables and more. All you have to do is sign-up today to be a part of the trunk or treating fun!

Trunk or Treat at Hillside Church

Saturday, October 31st

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Get dressed up and decorate your car for this free Halloween trick or treating event. You can collect candy from every car for a true Halloween experience! 

Drive Thru Trick or Treating Event

Saturday, October 31st

4:00 – 6:00 pm

This drive thru event in Tonganoxie is hosted by TCC Church. There will be masks required and social distancing, but kids can still come dressed in their costumes and celebrate Halloween! You will drive thru the event to se all the decorated trunks. 

Spooky Vibes on the Vine

Saturday, October 31st

4:00 to 10:00 pm

This is a free Halloween event in Kansas City. There will be vendors, live music, entertainment, trunk or treating, games, dancing and kids activities! Everyone in the family will have fun things to do. There will also be kid friendly vendors, decorating contests & more. 

Trunk or Treat in Lee’s Summit

Saturday, October 31st

7:30 to 8:30 pm

Get dressed up and collect candy from cars decorated for Halloween. This event is hosted by Oakwood Baptist Church. Masks are required for this event. 

Virtual Costume Contest Boos, Barks & Badges

Ends Oct 23rd. Winners announced on Halloween

Now through Halloween online. 

Enter the costumer content online NOW through October 23rd. The winners will be announced on Halloween! Even though the parade looks a little different this year, you can still celebrate together…

Cancelled for 2020:

Halloween Trunk or Treat KC Parks – Cancelled

Friday, October 25th

6:00 to 7:30 pm

SE Community Center Parking Lot: 4201 East 63rd St. KCMO 64130

Decorate your trunks & come collect some candy!

This Free trunk or treat event for kids is located in the parking lot at the Southeast Community Center. Come out dressed in your costume and visit each trunk for yummy goodies in a safe, kid friendly environment!

Science City Spookfest: Shadows, Spiders & Science at Union Station – Cancelled

CANCELLED FOR 2020!!!! Saturday, October 26th

5:00 to 8:00 pm

Union Station: 30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108

This year, Science City is back for their 7th annual Spookfest! This Halloween event for kids and families will feature spooky science demos, creepy critters, eerie edibles, science show and costume contests.

Explore hands-on science activities and labs, snacks, Maker Magic, spooky science stage shows, demonstrations, and a costume contest. There will be spooky science activities for kids of all ages & so much more Halloween fun.

Admission is $8, but only $6 for Union Station members.

Halloween Happenings at Merriam Marketplace – Cancelled

October 26th, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Merriam Marketplace: 5740 Merriam Dr. Merriam, KS 66203

Enjoy spooky fun activities for kids like inflatables, a costume contest, photo booth & games! Be sure to dress up and enjoy the Halloween fun…

Olathe Trick or Treat OFF the Street at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm – NO info for 2020.

Saturday, October 26th

3:00 to 6:00 pm

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm: 1200 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS 66061

Come dressed in your Halloween costume and experience fall in the 1860’s!

Families will enjoy fall activities like hayrack rides, games, crafts, candy and more! This event is open to all ages and admission is only $3 per person ages 3 and up. Parking will be located at Olathe North High School where a free shuttle will be provided!

Halloween Mad Science & JAM Sesh – Cancelled

October 22nd, 24th & 26th

Times vary by day.

5801 W 135th St, Overland Park, KS 66224

Celebrate Halloween with some spooky science!

There will be Halloween science demonstration for kids to enjoy as well as other kids activities. You can also explore the museum!

If you are a home school family, the October 24th session is meant for you! If you are a MAP member the event is free, otherwise $5 for admission.  

Tim Burton Trivia and Paint Night at Ceramic Cafe – Cancelled

October 19th

Starts at 6:00 pm

9510 Nall Ave, Overland Park, KS 66207

Calling all Tim Burton lovers!

Head out to Ceramic Cafe for a spooky fun time with a Halloween craft. Test your knowledge on Tim Burton films and create your very own Halloween keepsake!

There are different tickets options available, including special keepsakes for purchase.  Visit the event page for more details on pricing.

Kid Safe Halloween at Shoal Creek Living History Museum – ALL 2020 Events Cancelled

Saturday, October 26th

10:00 am to 3:00 pm

7000 NE Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64156

This free, Halloween event for kids will allow you and your family to trick or treat door to door through the village! Come dressed in your costume with a candy bag in tow for lots of festive fun!

Come for a safe fun night trick or treating the whole family will enjoy.

Graveyard 5K Run & Walk – Cancelled

Saturday, October 26th

9:00 am – Noon

Elmwood Cemetry: 4900 E Truman Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64127

There are many influential people from Kansas City are buried at the cemetery. Come run or walk to support the community while getting in the spooky spirit!

This is the 3rd annual Graveyard 5L to help raise money for the cemetery. Come out and help raise money for the Elmwood Cemetery. After, stick around for beer tasting & light snacks!

Tickets range from $15-$35

Haunted Swamp at Olathe Community Center – Cancelled

Saturday, October 26th

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Olathe Community Center: 1205 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS 66061

Come out and swim in Olathes very own Haunted swamp!

Families can enjoy pumpkin decorating, trick or treating, a pumpkin dive and open swim. Registration is required and admission is $10 for residents and $15 for non residents. Parents are free and they ask no costumes please.

Boo-Tastic Fun at Crown Center – Cancelled

Saturday, October 26th – 27th

12:00 – 4:00 pm

2450 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108

You can have your photo taken with the Wicked Queen (12-4) or watch puppet shows from StoneLion Puppet Theatre (12-2). There will be fun, Halloween activities all weekend long at Crown Center. Celebrate Halloween downtown with your family this year!

Come enjoy this free Halloween weekend event…

Downtown Overland Park Trick or Treating – Cancelled

Saturday, October 26th

2:00 to 4:00 pm

W 79th St, Overland Park, Kansas 66204

Join the crowd in downtown Overland Park for a spooky Halloween event for families! There will be live music, fun games and plenty of Halloween Candy.

This is a free Halloween event for kids, so come dressed in your costume and go door to door to the local businesses.

Octoberfest – Cancelled

Sunday, October 27th 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Woods Chapel Blue Springs: 3609 SW State Route 7 Blue Springs, MO 64014

This free Halloween event will include hay rides, a pumpkin patch & pumpkin decorating, yummy food & tons more fun. Be sure to dress up, or don’t if your family doesn’t want to.

The Great Pupkin Run – Cancelled

Sunday, October 27th 9:00 am

Heritage Park, Shelter #9: 16050 S Pflumm Rd. Olathe, KS 66062

Run with your family& dogs to support Rescue K-911!

You can also shop vendors, participate in a raffle or even participate in the virtual race.

Garrison Ghoul House: Haunted House – Cancelled

October 29th & 30th

6:00 to 9:00 pm

Garrison Community Center: 1124 E 5th Street, KCMO

This family friendly haunted house is located at the Garrison Community Center! Wear your favorite costume and make your way through this spooky haunted house. Admission will include a goodie bag.

Admission to the annual haunted house is only $1 per person! There will be lots of frights to be had at this fun haunted house. You can call 816-513-7721 for more info.

Harvest Festival & Trunk or Treat – Cancelled

Thursday, October 31st

4:00 to 8:00 pm

Grandview Amphitheater: 13501 Byars Rd, Grandview, MO 64030

Come enjoy the fun kids activities like bounce houses, petting zoo & pony ride, games, prizes, live music, trunk or treating & tons more fun.

Bring 1 unopened food item per child as admission.

Trick or Treat at Kemper Museum – Cancelled

Thursday, October 31st

4:00 to 6:00 pm

Kemper Museum: 4420 Warwick Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64111

Come trick or treat around Kemper Museum to collect art-themed items. After, you can create your own mask for a fun Halloween craft!

CoCo Key & Jackson County Sheriffs INDOOR Trunk or Treat – Cancelled

Thursday, October 31st

5:00 to 8:00 pm

CoCo Key Water Resort: 9103 E 39th Street, KCMO, 64133

Come trunk or treat INDOORs at CoCo Key! So, dress up in your costume & come enjoy the evening with your family.

Summit Fair Trick or Treating – Cancelled

Thursday, October 31st

4:00 to 6:00 pm

Summit Fair Shopping Center: 840 NW Blue Pkwy, Lees Summit, Missouri 64086

Trick or treat in Lee’s Summit on Halloween! Visit the shops with pumpkin signs to find participating locations in the center. There will also be kids activities in some stores, fun giveaways, balloon art, juggling, magic & candy…of course!

This is a free Halloween event, so bring your whole family!

Safe Trick or Treat at Rockhurst – Cancelled

Thursday, October 31st

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Rockhurst University Community Center: 5401 Troost Ave. Kansas City, MO 64110

The annual trick or treating event will be at the Rockhurst Community Center, so come have Halloween fun! There will be Halloween treats, kids activities & a family-friendly haunted house. All these activities are free for kids 12 & under.

Themed Weekends at Carolyn’s Country Cousins – Patch OPEN but theme weeks cancelled.

Open Monday – Sunday through October 31st

Each day, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

17607 NE 52nd St, Liberty, MO 64068 Explore the 60 acres of planted pumpkins, corn, and soybeans, plus another 20 acres set aside for pumpkin entertainment and fun things to do with your family.   Explore the live animal barn, trike path, play yard, Colossal Fossil House, Little Bud’s Railroad, old fashion tractor wagon rides, famous pumpkin doughnuts, homemade fudge, and so much more! There are also special events on weekends like Uncle Lester’s Pig Races, Antique Pedal Tractor Carousel, and Uncle Earl’s Mining Camp.

Grandparents Weekend: October 5th & 6th

The Steamboat Bandits: October 5th & 6th

Pirate and Princess Weekend: October 12th & 13th

Superhero Weekend: October 19th & 20th

Halloween Weekend: October 26th & 27th

Fright Nights at Paradise Park – Cancelled

Every Friday and Saturday through Halloween. Oct 4th – 26th, ages 8+ and 13+

7:00 to 10:00 pm

1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

Explore the park & their Halloween themed kids activities! Fright Nights are a fun yet scary experience for the older kids.  Paradise Park has some of the best haunted attractions in Kansas City!

There are tons of spooky and scary things to do for Halloween at Paradise Park. Your options range from moderately scary to scare-your-pants-off-terrifying…you choose.

  • Haunted Laser Tag Hayride
  • Infection Laser Tag
  • The Living Dead Haunted House
  • Escape the Living Dead & Circus of the Living Dead

Find more info about these haunted attractions on their website.

Here’s Scoop about Fall Fun for All Ages at Paradise Park:

Family Friendly Hayride & S’mores – Sat & Sun (Oct 5 – 27)

Free Petting Zoo & $5 Pony Rides – Saturdays (Oct 5 – 27), noon to 5 pm

Discovery Play Adventure Time Fall Themes – every day, all week long

If you’re looking for year round fun for kids of all ages at Paradise Park, be sure to check out The POGO Pass. Paradise Park is one of 16 awesome KC Metro family fun venues included with the Pass.  Each pass is less than $40 when you use our exclusive link or code! Purchase a POGO Pass for ONLY $39.95 with code ifamilykc. All details are gathered for you right here. This is a steal.  

Pumpkinfest 2019 at Pony Express – Cancelled

October 11th to 13th

Check event page for times

914 Penn St, St Joseph, MO 64503

The annual festival is a free family-friendly arts festival that celebrates the Fall! There will be live entertainment, a children’s costume parade, festival rides, games, storytelling, crafts, and food for your family to enjoy.

Enjoy the lighting of the “Great Pumpkin Mountain” on opening night. (October 12th) Hundreds of carved, electrically-lit pumpkins will come to life with the flip of a switch!

Junior League of Kansas City Holiday Mart 2019 – Cancelled

October 17th- 20th (Thursday through Sunday)

Thursday: Noon – 8:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bartle Hall: 301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

Who doesn’t love Christmas in October!? Holiday Mart is the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri’s largest fundraiser. This upscale shopping extravaganza has been a fall tradition in Kansas City for thirty years…don’t miss out on the fun!

There will be tons of vendors to shop all day long with your family or girlfriends. *Check for special events*

Admission: $12 per shopper

The Great Pumpkin Fest Worlds of Fun – Cancelled

September 14th – October 27th (weekends only)

Hours vary by day

4545 Worlds of Fun Ave, Kansas City, MO 64161

This family-friendly Halloween event is all treats and no tricks and features special Halloween-themed activities for kids plus PEANUTS-themed rides and attractions in Planet Snoopy!

Kids can wear their costumes and trick-or-treat with Snoopy and the PEANUTS gang inside Planet Snoopy. You never know which PEANUTS character will be nearby to join the fun with their own festive Halloween costumes!

The Great Pumpkin Express Train – Not Happening

Baldwin City Train Depot: 1515 High St, Baldwin City, KS 66006

Every Saturday in October – most run 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, & 3:00 pm

The whole Peanuts crew will be at the Midland Railway Pumpkin Patch all October long.

While on the Halloween train, you will read ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ while on your way to the pumpkin patch. Charlie Brown & Snoopy will even be there to greet you!

There will be tons of kids activities like choosing a pumpkin from the patch, coloring pages, Peanuts photos & fun tattoos.

​Admission is $19 per child (up to 12 years old) & $29 for each adult. 2 & under are free. 

Fall Harvest Days at Paradise Park w/ Sunset Trails Stables – Cancelled

Saturdays in October

Noon – 6:00 pm

Paradise Park: 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

Head out to Paradise Park for fall activities for kids and families!

There will be daytime hayrides, s’mores, petting zoo, and pony rides courtesy of our friends at Sunset Trails Stables.

WaterFire KC – Light Up the Night – Cancelled for 2020

Saturday, October 5th – 7:00 to 11:00 pm

Brush Creek at Theis Park

Come enjoy a fun, fire-filled night at the Country Club Plaza! Your family will enjoy live music, performance art, snacks & more throughout the night. There will be live shows from 7 to 10 pm and bonfires from 7 to 11 pm.

Admission is FREE to this awesome event!

Shoal Creek Living History Museum 14th Annual Harvest Festival – ALL 2020 Events Cancelled

Saturday, October 5th

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

7000 NE Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64156

Come have fun with the whole family! The Harvest Festival features puppet shows, pony rides, historical games, pumpkin for sale and much more!

Admission: $5 per person. 5 & under are free

Walkin’ & Rollin’ Twisted Halloween Party – Cancelled

Saturday October 12th

11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Independence Center

This is a free Halloween party for kids & families in the area.

This Halloween-themed event will host cosplayers, face painters, raffles and the reveal of wheelchair costumes to families for the first time!

Pumpkins on Parade – Cancelled

Saturday, October 19th

4:30 to 9:30 pm

Cave Spring Park: 8701 E Gregory Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133

This event will take place in Cave Springs Park in Raytown. There will be displays of decorated and carved pumpkins lining the walkways for you to enjoy. This is definitely an event you don’t want to miss. There are participants from all over this community who help decorate for the event.

Admission is free.

Weston’s 30th Annual Applefest Celebration – Cancelled for 2020

Saturday, October 5th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm | Sunday, October 6th 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Parade at 10:00 am

Main Street in Weston, MO

This makes the 30th year of Applefest, so there is definitely something to celebrate! There will be a parade at 10 am on Saturday morning, so come early to check out the tractors, classic cars, firetrucks, and live music.

Shop over 50 art and craft vendors on Main Street in downtown Weston or the unique storefronts that call Weston home. You can also do many Fall activities like watch apple butter being made (& buy some to take home), check out the mini-haybaler, or grab a bite at the Applefest Food Court. Weston’s famous apple dumplings, apple pies, and cookies will be available through our local churches.

Kids will love to work the apple press to see how apple cider is made! Fun children’s activities both days are planned in the park with Pony Rides, Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting, and Agriculture Education Interactive Games and Activities too.

Admission for Adults is a $1.00 Donation, Kids under 15 FREE.

Truck or Treat at Independence Center – No info for 2020.

Saturday October 19th

12:00 – 3:00 pm

Independence Center

Dress in your favorite costume for this free Halloween event for kids!

Go trick or treating, see and touch large trucks and learn how they impact their day to day lives. There will also be live entertainment, a photo booth, prizes and more!

Boo n’ Brew at Town Center

Saturday, October 19th

3:00 to 6:00 pm

5000 W. 119th St, Leawood, KS 66209

Enjoy cold brew and food at the LA Bodega Spanish Tapas Restaurant and the Limitless Brewing Beer Garden!

The kiddos will be able to do so trick or treating with various retailers, meet KC wolf, Princess Jasmine, Spiderman and more.

This is a FREE Halloween event perfect for the whole family. There will be fun kids activities like dunk tanks, carnival games, and food trucks. Be sure to dress up for kids costume contests, pet costume contests, and adult costumes contests…with spook-tacularly good prizes!

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead Night of the Living Farm – Cancelled. Closed for 2020.

Week 1 – October 18th- 19th(Friday & Saturday)

Week 2 – October 25th – 26th (Friday & Saturday)

6:00 – 9:00 pm each week

13800 Switzer Rd, Overland Park, KS 66221

Come out to Deanna Rose for a fun Halloween event for kids! After dark, the lanterns come out and families can enjoy some scary and not so scary events!

Events will include a fairy princess party, mad science experiments, marshmallow roasts, hayrides and more!

Admission is $10 and children 2 and under are free!

Weston Irish Festival – Cancelled

October 11th to the 13th

Times vary by day, check event page

500 Welt St. Weston, MO 64098

Come enjoy 3 days filled with Irish music at this fun Fall festival. The festival began in 2000 and has grown every year since.

You can even camp near the festival if you want to get in the outdoorsy spirit!

Deana Rose Children’s Farmstead Pumpkin Hollow – Cancelled

September 27th – October 31st

Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

13800 Switzer Rd, Overland Park, KS 66221

Kids can explore tons of Halloween & Fall activities during this fun event.

There is a Pumpkin Patch, Corn maze, hay pyramid, corn box, hay slide, and more fall fun at Deanna Rose Farmstead. You can also visit the animals and year-round attractions in the farmstead. A horse-drawn wagon ride even takes you to the pumpkin patch and back!

$8 children and adults (under 1 free)

Bounce-toberfest at City Market – Cancelled

Saturday, October 12th

5:00 – 8:00 pm

City Market in Downtown KC: 20 E 5th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64106

Come bounce around with Giggles-n-Jiggles Family Fun Center & other local businesses in honor of Zach Pearce. There will be all day jump passes available for $12 or single jumps for $3. There will also be other fun things to do like a Beer Garden, yard games, fire spinners, henna artists, face painting, a pumpkin patch & more fall fun.

City of Lenexa Chili Challenge – Cancelled

October 11th & 12th(Friday & Saturday)

Saturday: 6:00 to 10:00 pm, Sunday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Old Town Lenexa: Santa Fe Drive & Pflumm Rd in Olathe, KS

Over 200 teams will be competing in the Chili Challenge. There will also be salsa and hot wing contests.

…don’t worry, there will be samples! You will also enjoy musical entertainment and fireworks during the weekend. Definitely a fun family night idea!

Admission to the event is free 🙂

We hope you enjoy the month of October as much as we do. There are too many fun things to do in Kansas City, but our Guide to October Events around town will help you sort through what your family wants to do. There are Fall festivals, Halloween festivals, spooky events, fright nights, craft and clay events, a Hocus Pocus showing & so much more.

You can find something to do almost every night of the week!

Be sure to sign up for The Scoop so you don’t miss out on all the fun things to do in Kansas City!

From our family to yours, iFamilyKC.

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