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Kansas City Halloween Events 2023: The Ultimate Guide

Kansas City Halloween Events 2023: Chills, Frights & Pumpkin Delights

By Kellie Rondon on Oct 05, 2023
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Dive into the ultimate 2023 guide to Kansas City Halloween Events, where thrilling traditions meet enchanting new experiences. From spine-tingling Kansas City haunted houses to mysterious corn mazes and magical pumpkin patches, the metropolitan area promises unforgettable moments for all. 

As your trusted local PEO since 1988, we've curated a comprehensive list ensuring you have a spine-chillingly perfect celebration this year!

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Table of Contents

1. Pumpkin Patches-Kansas City

2. Haunted Houses-Kansas City

3. Worlds of Fun Halloween Haunt

4. Kansas City Ghost Tours

5. Boo at the Zoo Kansas City

6. About Axcet HR Solutions


Visit a Kansas City Pumpkin Patch

There's still plenty of time to visit a local pumpkin patch! It's a great way to usher in the change in seasons, support local farmers and pick a pumpkin or two from the patch to carve into a jack-o'-lantern! Here are our favorite Kansas City pumpkin patches on both sides of the state line:

  • Carolyn’s Pumpkin Patch

    Weekend Before Halloween: Head out to Carolyn's Pumpkin Patch on October 29 - 30 for trick-or-treating at the patch. Wear your Halloween costume and enter the costume contest each day at 12:15 p.m. The top 3 costumes in each age group win a prize! Carolyn's will also have their annual pumpkin wheelbarrow sale.

    About Carolyn's: This working farm is open every day of the week except Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from September 16 through October 30. Sunday and Monday, visit between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays the farm is open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Features include a pumpkin patch; pumpkinator; petting farm; jumping pillows; wagon rides; train rides; carousel rides; pig races and live music on the weekends; and more.

    Single tickets range from $18.95 on weekdays to $21.95 - $32.95 on weekends depending on add-on activities. Admission includes a train ride, a spin on the carousel, the petting barn, a wagon ride into the pumpkin field, and dozens of other activities. Visit Carolyn’s Country Cousins website for more information >>

  • Liberty Corn Maze

    About Liberty Corn Maze: While not a pumpkin patch, Liberty Corn Maze is located right next to Carolyn’s Pumpkin Patch and combo tickets are offered for both attractions. This year’s corn maze theme is KC Current. Four different corn mazes highlight The Kansas City Current, our hometown American professional women's soccer team.

    The corn maze is open Fridays (5 - 10 p.m.), Saturdays (10 a.m. - 10 p.m.) and Sundays (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) October 17 - 29.

    Admission is $15.17 for adults (ages 13 and up) and $13.28 for children (ages 3 - 12).

    Be sure to wear clothes suitable for being outdoors, including shoes that could get muddy. For nighttime corn maze goers, don’t forget a flashlight! Combo tickets to visit Carolyn’s Country Cousins pumpkin patch and Liberty Corn Maze can be purchased through both businesses at the rate of $32.95 per ticket. Find out more about the Liberty Corn Maze >>

  • Louisburg Cider Mill

    Weekend Before Halloween: It's costume weekend at the Family Farm. Receive $2 off your admission ticket if you come dressed up in a Halloween costume on October 27-29. Head to Louisburg for Ciders & Spiders, Tricks & Treats on October 28 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be trick or treating at the Family Farm and even a costume contest!

    About Louisburg Cider Mill: The Louisburg Cider Mill pumpkin patch and corn maze, located at 14730 K68 Highway in Louisburg, Kansas, is open daily from September 15 through October 31. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ($12.99 admission fee), Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ($15.99 admission fee), and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ($15.99 admission fee).

    Admission includes access to the 10-acre Kansas City pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay wagon ride, children's play area, spider web climber, mount sunflower slide, farm animals, corn crib, tricycle track, orchard trail, tire tower, learning barn, beehive exhibit, giant swing set.

    Pumpkins, jump pillow bands, and food and drinks are sold separately. Pumpkins range in price from $3 - $25. This year’s corn maze theme is Apple's Were Made for One Reason - Cider!

    Additional events include Zombie Forest Night and The Burning of the Scarecrow.

    Learn more about fall fun at the Louisburg Cider Mill >>

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  • Johnson Farms

    About the Farm: Johnson Farms is a 140-acre working farm that features over 50 acres of pumpkins and other decorative fall produce, plus apple trees, gorgeous fall mums, a sunflower field, farm animals, and a children’s play area.

    New for 2023: Giant Adventure Barn and Coach Reid corn maze.

    Johnson Farms is located southwest of Belton, Missouri, at 177th and Holmes Road.

    Johnson Farms is open every day from September 23 through October 31 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The latest entrance into the pumpkin farm at 5 p.m. and the last hayride at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $13.99 on weekdays and $16.99 on weekends. Pets are not allowed on the farm. Visit this link to help plan your fall trip to Johnson Farms >>

  • Powell Pumpkin Patch

    About Powell: One of the most traditional pumpkin patches in Kansas City, Powell boasts free access to its 35-acre pumpkin patch, hayrack rides, a nature trail and playground.

    Admission to the corn maze is $5.00 for adults (ages 12 and over) and $3 for children (ages 6-12). Pumpkins can be purchased in varying amounts.

    Powell is open daily from September 23 through October 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October 31 and is located at 25695 Spring Valley Road in Louisburg, Kansas. The corn maze closes at 5 p.m.

    Cash, check and credit card payments are accepted. Here’s what you need to know before visiting Powell Pumpkin Patch >>

  • KC Pumpkin Patch

    Closed Monday, October 30 and Tuesday, October 31.

    About KC Pumpkin Patch: Located right in Olathe, Kansas, family-owned KC Pumpkin Patch offers more than 50 attractions for children and adults including the barrel train, NINJA course, zip lines, Slides, games, farm animals and pumpkin patch admission.

    Hours of operation are Fridays through Sundays from September 23 through October 29 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tickets are available online for $17.95.

    Admission includes all attractions except Apple Cannon, Gemstone Mine, Buried Alive Haunt, concessions, pumpkins and fall decorations. A full list of attractions can be found here. Learn more about KC Pumpkin Patch >>

  • Faulkner’s Pumpkin Ranch

    Closed Monday, October 30 and Tuesday, October 31

    About Faulkner's: Located in South Kansas City, Faulkner’s Pumpkin Ranch spans 25 acres and includes a corn maze, petting farm and play area with more than 25 interactive activities. All pumpkins are pre-picked and available at an additional fee.

    Hours of operation are September 29 through October 29 on Tuesdays through Thursdays from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. and Fridays - Sundays from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission to the play area for wagon rides, field maze, petting zoo and more is $15 (plus tax) on Tuesday - Thursday and $20 (plus tax) on Friday - Sunday. An extra $5 fee applies for those who wish to pay for admission at the gate.

    Optional attractions that require the purchase of Falkner’s Funny Money tokens include pony rides, zip lines, the corn cannon and mechanical bulls. Tickets are limited and must be purchased online to guarantee admission. To purchase tickets, visit the Faulkner’s Pumpkin Ranch website >>

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Get Spooked at Kansas City Haunted Houses

The Halloween season isn’t complete without a good scare. If you're in Kansas City, you're in luck! The area is home to nationally recognized haunted houses, in addition to real homes that are rumored to be haunted by actual ghosts. Here are some of the well-known Kansas City haunted houses 2023:

  • Beast

    Halloween: Attraction is open Thursday, October 26 through Tuesday, October 31 starting at 7:30 p.m. Closing times vary; arrive early.

    About Beast: One of the greatest haunted attractions in the nation, Beast was voted best haunted house in the nation in 2019 and one of five legendary haunted houses in 2021 by America Haunts. Beast promises to scare visitors out of their wits. The medieval time warp features a live alligator, werewolves, phantoms and monsters.

    Beast is located at 1401 W. 13th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Tickets are available online or at the door for $35 for a single ticket or $65 for a VIP Line Pass ticket (plus service fee and tax). Combo tickets are available to attend multiple Kansas City haunted houses. This Kansas City haunted house is open through November 11. Here’s what you can expect from Beast >>
  • Edge of Hell

    Halloween: Edge of Hell is open Thursday, October 26 through Tuesday, October 31, starting at 7:30 p.m. Arrive early as closing times vary. 

    About Edge of Hell: One of America's oldest commercial haunted attractions, Edge of Hell takes visitors through a five-story warehouse converted into a haunted house. If you haven’t experienced Edge of Hell, add this to your Halloween bucket list. 

    Not recommended for children under age 10. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available online or at the door for $35 or $65 for a VIP line pass ticket (plus a service fee and tax).

    Edge of Hell is located at 1300 W. 12th Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Attraction is open through November 11. Visit the Edge of Hell website here to purchase tickets and get more information.
  • Macabre Cinema

    Halloween: Macabre Cinema is open Thursday, October 26 through Tuesday, October 31, starting at 7:30 p.m. Arrive early as closing times vary. 

    About Macabre: At Macabre Cinema, visitors don’t just sit back and watch, they move through and experience more than 30 dramatic horror scenes spread throughout the 1930s, four-level movie theater. Actual movie sets include The Mummy, Hellraiser, Killer Clowns from Outer Space and more. For those who dare, a dungeon awaits.

    Located in the historic West Bottoms Entertainment District off the 12th Street bridge in Kansas City. Tickets are available online or at the door for $35 or $65 for a VIP line pass ticket (plus a service fee and tax). Attraction is open through November 11. Interested in attending Macabre Cinema? Visit their website >> 

    Triple Haunt Pass for Beast, Edge of Hell and Macabre Cinema can be purchased for $90 or $150 for a VIP line pass ticket (plus service fee and tax).
  • Exiled: Trail of Terrors

    Exiled, one of the area's must-experience Kansas City Halloween events, is open September 30 through October 28 on Friday and Saturday nights only from 7 p.m. to 12:25 a.m. The entry fee is $49 on Fridays and $59 on Saturdays. All tickets are a timed, fast pass entry. Purchase tickets online. 

    About Exiled: Dare to embark on a one-mile haunted hike through a thick, dark forest full of scary freaks? Then head over to Exiled located at 12829 Loring Road in Bonner Springs. Kids are recommended to be at least 12 years old. 

    Tickets are available online or at the door. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the haunt is open from 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays in October. Closed on Monday, October 30 and Halloween. Before you hit the Trail of Terrors, visit their website for more information >>
  • Worlds of Fun Halloween Haunt

    Halloween: The last night to experience this haunted Kansas City Halloween event is Saturday, October 28 from 6 p.m. through 12 a.m.

    About Halloween Haunt: As darkness falls, fear awaits at Worlds of Fun Halloween Haunt. Monsters have been unleashed throughout the park. Visitors will experience horrifying mazes, intense scare zones, frightful shows and more. 

    Halloween Haunt is open Thursdays from 6 p.m. through 11 p.m. and Fridays through Sundays from 6 p.m. through 12 a.m. Halloween Haunt is frightening after 6 p.m. and not recommended for children under 14. Haunt tickets can be purchased online for as low as $39.99 with "bring a friend" and group rates available. Expect to pay more at the gates. Learn more about Halloween Haunt >>

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Ghost Tours

  • Wornall House Ghost Tours & Paranormal Investigations

    Halloween: The one-hour Ghost Tours are already SOLD OUT for the 2023 Kansas City Halloween season. A very limited amount of tickets for the 2-hour paranormal investigations are available.

    About Wornall House: Holding the reputation as one of the most haunted locations in Kansas City, the Wornall House Ghost Tour takes participants on a tour describing its history and paranormal activity, including John Wornall’s wife, Eliza, whose spirit is said to remain at the house.

    Paranormal investigations take place on October 22, 29, 30 and 31 from either 10 p.m. - 12 a.m. or 12 a.m. - 2 a.m. Tickets range in price but expect to pay around $50 per ticket. Be sure to reserve your spot for Wornall House Ghost Tours in advance here >>

  • Macabre Night Tour of the Haunted Vail Mansion

    Embark on a spooky 1 hour and 20-minute tour through the haunted Vaile Mansion located at 1500 North Liberty Street in Independence and get to know about its dearly departed inhabitants, hear about the paranormal investigations that have occurred at the mansion and learn about Victorian rituals around death.

    The event takes place on Friday, October 27 and Saturday October 28 with tours starting at 7 p.m. 7:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:15 p.m. and 10 p.m. For more information on the Macabre Night Tour of the Haunted Vail Mansion, visit this website >>

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Experience Boo at the Zoo, Kansas City

  • The Kansas City Zoo

October 28 through October 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., kids who visit the Kansas City Zoo can come in costume for safe trick-or-treating and Halloween-themed entertainment and activities. As an added treat, visitors can watch select animals smash pumpkins on both days, including langurs, black mangabeys, golden lion tamarins and baboons. Boo at the Zoo Kansas City is included with the price of zoo admission.

About Axcet HR Solutions

Axcet HR Solutions is proud to be Kansas City’s local PEO since 1988 providing a full suite of HR, payroll, employee benefits and risk management solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. We love to support our hometown and wish you a safe and happy Halloween.

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