Activities for a spooktacular Halloween

By Leanne Vastbinder, Opinion and Online Editor

Looking for ways to celebrate Halloween this time of year? Here’s a list of some events on campus planned for this month, as well as some spots around Wichita to check out to get in the spooky spirit.

On Campus

Movie night:  Residence Life will be hosting a Halloween movie night at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16 in the Beata courtyard. The movie played at the event will be the one that receives the most votes from the poll RHA sent out via e-mail to on-campus students. There will be a popcorn machine as well as other snacks and drinks provided at the event. While the event is sponsored by RHA, both on-campus and commuter students are welcome to attend the event. Admission is free.

Open Masquerade: The English Department will be hosting Open Masquerade, an open mic event, where spectators and performers alike are encouraged to design and wear  masquerade masks. At the end of the event, there will be a contest to award the most creative mask. The open mic night will be at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 in Jabara Flexible Theater. Snacks will be provided.

Game night: Campus Ministry will be putting a Halloween twist on its weekly game night by adding costumes and Halloween themes.

It will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the Living Room in the basement of Sacred Heart.

Drive-Through Trunk or Treat: In lieu of a normal Trunk or Treat, Student Life will be hosting a drive-through version where students and members of the community will be able to drive through a designated course around campus and pick up treats and prizes at each stop. The cost for the event is $3 per car, and it will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 around campus.

Around Wichita

Cedar Creek Farm & Pumpkin Patch, 5648 N 199th St. W: This place is a popular spot to get in the Halloween spirit. While the main attraction is the pumpkin patch, the farm also offers a corn maze, barrel train, yard games, horse-drawn carriage tours and a pumpkin slingshot. The farm is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Fridays through Sundays. Admission is $10 per person and does not include pricing of pumpkins or ticketed activities such as the horse-drawn carriage tours and pumpkin slingshot. Pumpkins are sold at 65 cents per pound.

Apparition, 2120 N Woodlawn Blvd #324: A new addition to Wichita, this pop-up bar is meant to provide guests with Halloween themed craft drinks and decorations. It is only open through the month of October and is currently set up inside Table Top Java Shop. Servers will be in costume and the bar will be decorated like a haunted house. The bar will be open on weekends from 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. until Oct. 25, and then after it will be open every night until Oct. 31.

Field of Screams, 4055 N Tyler Rd: This indoor-outdoor haunted experience leads guests through various fields and houses with different scary themes. The field is open Friday through Sunday nights until Oct. 31. The gates open at 7 p.m. and the price ranges from $17-$20 per person depending on the night. Due to COVID-19, guests should order ahead online as tickets at the door are very limited this year.

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