Halloween BOO-tastic Fun You Will Only Find In KC

From gentle boos to fearfully outrageous events, we have all the spirited details.




Oops, I Wet My Pants

If you want to be scared so thoroughly that you could possibly experience loss of bladder control, then by all means journey to the West Bottoms. Here, you’ll find the Beast Haunted House, the Edge of Hell, Macabre Cinema and Chambers of Poe. Each location is filled with fear elements like live snakes (shudder) and state-of-the-art technology that makes you feel like you’re, if not in hell, then hell-adjacent. All four attractions open on September 14. kcbeast.com


WOF Halloween Haunt

photo courtesy of worlds of fun


Fright Fest

Be afraid, be very afraid at the Worlds of Fun Halloween Haunt. This year, 400 monsters will be lurking all over the fog covered park and just when you least suspect it, one might creep up on you. There’s also haunted mazes, scare zones and destinations like Carn Evil, Blood on the Bayou and Zombie High to leave you running for your life (or the parking lot). Halloween Haunt opens on September 15. worldsoffun.com


Ghoul Bus

photo courtesy of KC Ghosts & Gangster tour 


Ghost Busters

Have you ever wanted to explore the most haunted places in Kansas City? If so, hop on the “Ghoul” bus. This freaky ride will take you on a journey to the K.C. locations emitting the most “paranormal activity,” and as a bloody bonus, you’ll get to see where some of the most infamous mafia shootouts occurred. kcbeast.com

Wornall House Museum

photo courtesy of wornall/majors house museum


Spirited Tours

If you think all the other Halloween attractions are lacking a realistic factor, then head over to the Wornall House Museum Ghost Tour. The Wornall house has the reputation of being one of the most haunted places in Kansas City. This tour promises a whole lot of heebie-jeebies while you get a glimpse into a home with a super-creepy history. Tours take place between October 19 -27. wornallmajors.org/experience/events

Jack-O-Latern Festival

photo courtesy of powell gardens


Pumpkins Go Under the Knife

To see pumpkin carving as a sculptural art form, treat yourself to Glow: A Jack-O-Lantern Festival at Powell Gardens. Hundreds of exquisitely carved pumpkins will be on display October 19 and 20 along a mile-long pathway that features not only gourd art, but fire pits, hospitality stations (code for beer and wine), food vendors, hay rides, kid activities and demos from master pumpkin carvers. powellgardens.org

Night of Living Farm

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Farm Boo’s

The Deanna Rose Farmstead gets a spooky makeover the last two weekends in October (19 & 20, 26 & 27) when it’s turned into the Night of the Living Farm. This after-dark event has a haunted barn and hayride, stories from a fortune teller, dancing on the Halloween stage, a flashlight scavenger hunt and perhaps most thrilling, a marshmallow roast. opkansas.org


Not So Scary Halloween

For a gentle Halloween experience, costume your kids and head over to Boo at the Zoo on October 27 & 28. Here, your kids can do some low-key trick-or-treating while they take part in Halloween activities and entertainment that all have zoo-related themes. The best part of this Boo is watching the animals totally get into smashing pumpkins. kansascityzoo.org


Day of the Dead

“Dia de los Muertos” is based on the premise that dearly departed loved ones would not be happy if their friends and family were sad about their passing. Instead of mourning, there should be celebrations. The Nelson-Atkins Day of the Dead event on November 1 pays homage to that concept with a festival that commemorates Mexican culture with art, musical entertainment and traditional Mexican food. nelson-atkins.org/festivals