Fall is here and Halloween is on the way in Kansas City.
There are plenty of pumpkins to pick, warm cider to drink and fun to be had, thanks to several events put on by the Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department.
Some of these seasonal celebrations are FREE while others have a nominal fee. As is normal for city or parks-sponsored events, Johnson County residents get a small discount.
Don’t put off your Halloween plans. Most of these activities require pre-registration, even if they are FREE. Save your space and start celebrating Fall and Halloween in Kansas City.
Enjoy the nostalgia and outdoors with a fall hayride through Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park. Hayrides are offered every Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from October 1 – November 19.
Hayrides conclude with a campfire, marshmallows and apple cider.
The cost is $10 for Johnson County residents and $11 for non-residents. Kids 2 and under can join the hayride for FREE.
Register in advance to reserve your space on the wagon.
Shawnee Mission Park is a 1,600-acre park located at West 79th Street and Renner Road in Shawnee, KS.
Adults, ages 50 and older are invited to enjoy an afternoon Witches Tea from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 13 at the Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse.
The gathering includes Halloween-themed games, tea samples and snacks. Cost is $15 for Johnson County residents and $16 for non-residents.
Meadowbrook Park is located at 9101 Nall Avenue in Prairie Village. The clubhouse is located near the pickleball courts. There is plenty of FREE parking available close to the clubhouse.
Explore outdoors with Trick-or-Cache, an adventurous twist on trick-or-treating.
These Halloween treasure hunt escapades take place at Antioch Park October 14 and is open to all ages. There are multiple sessions.
Johnson County residents pay $7. Non-residents pay $8.
See our post for details or to register.
Costumed characters entertain all ages at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe during Halloween: Whimsical Woods. Live animals, story time and more surprises create an enchanted forest that is fun and not scary.
Halloween: Whimsical Woods is scheduled for October 15 from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Group sessions run every 15 minutes.
Advanced registration required. Johnson County residents pay $7. Non-residents pay $8.
There must be at least one adult for every five kids signed up in your group.
Ernie Miller Nature Center is located at 909 North, KS-7 in Olathe, KS.
October 28, 2022
Location: Heritage Park – Olathe, KS
Hours: 5 to 8:30 p.m.
JamBOOree is a boo-tastic family event has great outdoor Halloween fun, including trick-or-treating, photo opps, live animals and more.
Get dressed in costume and join October 8 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Heritage Park.
The event is FREE, but pre-registration is needed.
All funds raised during JamBOOree are donated to TPRFJC Access + Equity for All Fund which helps offset or completely pay for JCPRD programming for underserved Johnson County residents.
Heritage Park is located at 16050 Pflumm Road in Olathe, KS.
A variety of fall activities await all ages at Mildale Farm Fall Fest this season.
The festival is October 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mildale Farm is located at 35250 W. 199th Street in Edgerton, KS.