Joco Diversions

October 22, 2013

Through October, the calendar is full of Halloween treats

The special day is much more than just a fright night.
KC Fear Farm

When

: Opens at dusk Friday and Saturday, through Oct. 26.

Where

: 29755 W. 191st, Gardner

What

: You can try any of five haunting adventures ($21); also Zombie Apocalypse Paintball ($15).

Info

: kcfearfarm.com, 913-484-6251

Pumpkin Hollow

When

: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, through Oct. 31.

Where

: Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer

What

: Hay rides, corn tunnel and pumpkin-picking are just a few of the activities. $7.

Info

: drfarmstead.org, 913-897-2360

KC Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

When

: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 31.

Where

: 29755 W. 191st, Gardner

What

: Pick a pumpkin and matriculate the maze. Tickets are available for $9 online.

Info

: kcpumpkinpatch.com, 913-484-6251

Night of the Living Farm

When

: 6-9 p.m., Oct. 25-26

Where

: Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer

What

: Activities include a haunted horse-drawn hay ride and a flashlight scavenger hunt. $8.

Info

: drfarmstead.org, 913-897-2360

RiffTrax Live: "Night of the Living Dead"

When

: 7 p.m., Oct. 24

Where

: Cinemark 20 (Merriam), Olathe Studio 30.

What

: Comics have some fun while the movie plays.

Info

: fathomevents.com

Halloween Party

When

: 7 p.m., Oct. 25

Where

: Maloneys, 7901 W. 79th, Overland Park

What

: DJ Lolly starts at 9 p.m., and prizes for the costume contest will be awarded at midnight.

Info

: maloneyssportsbar.com, 913-385-9595

Hallowine Costume Party

When

: 7 p.m., Oct. 25

Where

: Stone Pillar Vineyard and Winery, 11000 S. Woodland, Olathe

What

: Garry Lincoln will DJ during the festivities. $5.

Info

: 913-839-2185

Day of the Dead Celebration

When

: Oct. 25-27 and Nov. 1-2, hours vary.

Where

: La Bodega, 4311 W. 119th, Leawood

What

: Enjoy food and sangria specials and check out special displays.

Info

: labodegakc.com, 913-428-8272

Free Comic Book Day of the Dead

When

: 10 a.m., Oct. 26

Where

: Elite Comics, 11842 Quivira Road, Overland Park

What

: This is a serious costume contest, complete with a professional photographer and souvenir T-shirts.

Info

: elitecomics.wordpress.com, 913-345-9910

Harvest Festival and Chili Cook-Off

When

: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 26

Where

: Park Square, Paola

What

: Halloween takes a back seat to crafts and chili, but there is a children’s costume contest. Free.

Info

: paolatourism.org

Prowl-o-ween at Cedar Cove

When

: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27

Where

: Cedar Cove Feline Sanctuary Education Center, 3783 Kansas 68, Louisburg

What

: Fundraiser for the center will include viewings of its big cats, as well as a haunted house and treats for children.

Info

: saveoursiberians.org, 913-837-5515

Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Overland Park

When

: 2-4 p.m., Oct. 26

Where

: Downtown Overland Park

What

: Check in at the clock tower patio for a list of participating businesses and for children’s entertainment.

Info

: downtownop.org

Trick or Treat Off the Street

When

: 4-6 p.m., Oct. 26

Where

: Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe

What

: Kids can celebrate Halloween 1860s style, complete with hay-wagon rides. $3.

Info

: olatheks.org/parksrec/mahaffie, 913-971-5111

Historical Hauntings

When

: 6-8:30 p.m., Oct. 26

Where

: Shawnee Town, 11600 Johnson Drive

What

: Free activities will include hayrides, trick-or-treating and costume contests.

Info

: shawneetown.org, 913-248-2360

Sharks Annual Halloween Bash

When

: 8 p.m., Oct. 26

Where

: Sharks Billards, 10320 Shawnee Mission Parkway

What

: Costume contest, $15 buckets of beer and DJ Lolly starts at 9 p.m.

Info

: sharkskc.com, 913-268-4006

All ’80s Jam-O-Ween and Halloween Party

When

: 9 p.m., Oct. 30-31

Where

: Jerry’s Bait Shop, 13412 Santa Fe, Lenexa

What

: There will be costume parties on both nights.

Info

: jerrysbaitshop.net, 913-894-9676

Boo Bash

When

: 7 p.m., Oct. 31

Where

: RA Sushi, 11638 Ash, Leawood

What: Food specials include Vampire Chicken and the Spider Roll.

Info

: rasushi.com/leawood, 913-850-6260

Halloween Hellraiser

When

: 7 p.m., Oct. 31

Where

: Aftershock, 5240 Merriam Drive, Merriam

What

: Las Vegas heavy metal band Hemlock will play, along with Kansas City, Kan., band Vanlade.

Info

: aftershockshows.com, 913-384-5646

Little Block of Horror

When

: Oct. 31, hours vary at four venues

Where

: One Block South, 7300 W. 119th, Overland Park

What

: Rockshow will play, and there will be a $500 costume contest.

Info: oneblocksouthkc.com, 913-451-0444

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