There’s no shortage of thrilling old traditions and enchanting new experiences waiting around each corner this Halloween. From hair-raising Kansas City haunted houses to shadowy corn mazes and magical pumpkin patches, there’s something fun for everyone in this updated list of Kansas City Halloween events!
As Kansas City’s local PEO since 1988, we have you covered with a complete list of the best things to do for a frighteningly good time in 2022!
There's still 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 your best frightening jack-o'-lantern! Here are our favorite pumpkin patches on both sides of the state line:
Carolyn’s Pumpkin Patch
Halloween Weekend: Head out to Carolyn's Pumpkin Patch on October 29 - 30 for trick-or-treating at the patch. At 12:15 p.m. each day there will be a costume contest and the top three winners will win a prize, so be sure to put on your best Halloween costume before you head out the door!
About Carolyn's: This working farm is open every day of the week except Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from September 17 through October 31. 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.
Halloween Weekend: Liberty Corn Maze is open on Halloween weekend, Friday from 5 - 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
About Liberty Corn Maze: While not a pumpkin patch, Liberty Corn Maze is located right next to Carolyn’s Pumpkin Patch. This year’s corn maze theme is Visit Missouri. Four different corn mazes highlight reasons why Missouri is not a flyover state. 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.) now through October 30. The corn maze will close for the season promptly at 5 p.m. on October 30. 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 $30.95 per ticket. Find out more about the Liberty Corn Maze >>
Louisburg Cider Mill
Halloween Weekend: 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 28-30. Head to Louisburg for Ciders & Spiders, Tricks & Treats on October 30 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 now open daily 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 pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay wagon ride, mount sunflower slide, beehive exhibit, petting zoo and more. 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 Fly on in the Scarecrow. Learn more about fall fun at the Louisburg Cider Mill >>
Halloween Weekend: The farm is open Friday, October 28 through Monday, October 31. Save $2 off gate admission by purchasing your tickets online. The farm closes at 2 p.m. on Halloween with the last admission to the farm at 1 p.m.
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. Johnson Farms is located southwest of Belton, Missouri, at 177th and Holmes Road.
Halloween Weekend: Powell is open Friday, October 28 - Monday, October 31 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Head over to Powell to find a pumpkin or make your way through their corn maze!
About Powell: One of Kansas City’s most traditional pumpkin patches, 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 at varying amounts. Powell is open daily 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.
Halloween Weekend: The pumpkin patch and all of its festivities are in full swing this weekend from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday. Want to see a fun, Halloween light show? Then head to KC Pumpkin Patch Halloween weekend on Friday or Saturday night. Sunday is the final day for KC Pumpkin Patch; it will be closed on Halloween.
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 10 a.m. - 6 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
Halloween Weekend: Faulkner's is open Friday - Sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The pumpkin ranch will be closed on Halloween. The barrel train operates on Saturday and Sunday only.
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 Tuesday - Thursday 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 $13.50 (plus tax) on Tuesday - Thursday and $18.50 (plus tax) on Friday - Sunday.
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 2022:
Halloween Weekend: Attraction is open Friday, October 28 - Monday, October 31 starting at 7:30 p.m. Closing times vary; arrived 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. Attraction is open through November 12. Here’s what you can expect from Beast >>
Edge of Hell
Halloween Weekend: Edge of Hell is open Friday, October 28 - Monday, 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).
Halloween Weekend: Macabre Cinema is open Friday, October 28 - Monday, 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.
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
Halloween Weekend: Exiled is open Friday and Saturday nights from 7 p.m. - 12:25 a.m. The entry fee is $40 on Friday and $50 on Saturday. 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 for $40-$50. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the haunt is open from 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays in October. Closed on Halloween. Before you hit the Trail of Terrors, visit their website for more information >>
Worlds of Fun Halloween Haunt
Halloween Weekend: The final nights for Halloween Haunt are Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29. Starting at 6 p.m., the haunt gets frightening!
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. Haunt open on select nights through October 29. 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 $49.99 or as low as $80 for fright and fast lane.
Wornall House Ghost Tours & Paranormal Investigations
Halloween Weekend: Ghost Tour on October 29 is SOLD OUT. Paranormal investigations take place on October 29, 30 and 31. Tickets are extremely LIMITED.
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. Tickets range in price. Be sure to reserve your spot for Wornall House Ghost Tours in advance here >>
Apex Paranormal and Haunted Vail Mansion
Apex Paranormal will lead guests on a 1-hour ghost tour through the haunted Vaile Mansion located at 1500 North Liberty Street in Independence sharing all the stories of the ghostly encounters and apparitions that lurk in the halls. Following the tour, Apex will divide the guests into smaller groups and lead them on a mini ghost hunt to try and interact with the spirits of the mansion. The event takes place on October 24. For more information on Haunted Vail Mansion tours, visit this website.
Experience Boo at the Zoo
The Kansas City Zoo
Halloween Weekend: On October 29-30 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 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 is included with the price of admission.
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