This fall, celebrate Halloween in Kansas right. Visit your favorite candy store, enjoy the ghoulish night in your favorite costume, and get scared in a haunted corn maze. For a spectacularly spooky Halloween in Kansas, we’re here to help you out!
When October and Halloween rolls around, visit Laura Little’s Candies in Prairie Village. These candy makers have already begun making the best and popular caramel apples. This tricky treat is possibly the most popular October/fall/Halloween sweet treat, with the unique apple core!
Looking for a great costume to wear to this year’s Halloween party? Then look no further and drive to Twisted Halloween in Lenexa. They have a unique selection of high quality costumes, masks, wigs, “movie quality make-up” and everything else you will need to deceive everyone at the party. At Twisted Halloween they, “dare to be different.”
Live actors and special effects make Field of Screams a favorite Kansas Halloween attraction. Thrill seekers will walk through buildings and sorghum fields while encountering what lurks in the dark. An “escape shack” has been added with more “cutting edge” entertainment! Happy Halloween!
A celebration of fall, October and Halloween all rolled into a weeklong event, Neewollah (Halloween spelled backwards) is a must-experience event! The festival celebration events include parades, live music, 5 and 10K runs and a fun run/walk, musicals, arts and crafts, food vendors, and so much more. Just spell Halloween backwards and you will find “Neewollah!”
Find the ghosts of Atchison when you take this Ghost Tours of Kansas in Atchison. Your journey will last 100 minutes and begin with a ghoul meeting at Paloucci's Restaurant. Tour the old Riverhouse Restaurant and learn about the spirits of its “colorful past,” and feel the apparitions walking the riverbanks and other unexplainable traces of phantoms throughout the city. Witness spiritual warfare, learn about the “cleanings and exorcisms” of the past. Keep a watchful eye on this tour.
The Hollenberg Pony Express Station is rich in history and built in 1857 by Gerat and Sophia Hollenberg. The Hollenberg’s station was located on the Oregon-California Trail and became a stopping place for Pony Express riders. Visitors throughout the years have heard horses’ hooves in the distance and witnessed apparitions. The ghost of Gerat Hollenberg has been observed talking to “disembodied horsemen” near the museum and Hollenberg’s spiritual body has been thought to be living there. He often has been known to hide and rearranges things of current staff members.
In the fall, pumpkin patches across Kansas will be open and allowing locals to “pick from the vine” or choose from picked, small to big, pumpkins and make a much-needed jack-o-lantern for Halloween night. Long Pumpkin Patch in Great Bend has been filling the need for perfect pumpkins for a decade. Legend has it that jack-o-lanterns are a way of protecting one's home against the “undead” and to “ward off vampires.”
According to the National Retailers Association last year, nationwide, 171 million Americans spent $8.4 billion on Halloween festivities, the most ever spent. Halloween City in Salina is hoping to keep that trend going and they are stocked full of costumes, party supplies, decorations and everything needed to complete the greatest Halloween celebrations.
Gather up the kiddos and experience the “Night of the Living Farm” event at the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead in Overland Park. Every October the Farmstead is transformed after dark into a spooky, fun-filled place. Jack-o-lanterns will light the way for all the scary and “non-scary” events planned for these fun holiday celebrations of fall and All Hallows’ Eve!