There will be a lot of opportunities for children and adults to don a costume — or not — and experience some fun and thrills this Halloween weekend.

There will be a lot of opportunities for children and adults to don a costume — or not — and experience some fun and thrills this Halloween weekend.


The Canton-Galva Future Business Leaders of America will host their annual Halloween Carnival from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Canton fairgrounds. All children up to sixth grade are welcome to attend the free event. Wear a costume and play games, win prizes and walk through a haunted house.


A Trunk or Treat for kids will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in the parking lot of Galva Christian Church, 400 Northview Road in Galva. For more information, call Galva Christian Church at 620-654-3753.


The annual Firemen's Halloween Party will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 31 at Inman Elementary School, 207 N. Maple St. in Inman. A hot dog supper will be held in the gym, with costume contest prizes given to different age groups For more information, call Inman Elementary School at 620-585-6441.


A Halloween parade with trick or treating for everyone will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Bethany Home, 321 N. Chestnut St. in Lindsborg.

"It's a pretty big deal around here," said Bethany Home Marketing and Advancement director Jennifer Cantrell. "Last year, we had 300 kids."

The Lindsborg Arts Council will host "The Big Boo Ha Ha" from 8 p.m. to midnight on Oct. 28 at the J. O. Sundstrom Conference Center, 102 N. Main St., Lindsborg.

The center's upstairs hall will be lined with tablescapes decorated by Lindsborg businesses. Guests can vote for their favorites by cash donations, and the money will fund scholarships for Smoky Valley Area graduates.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the guest with the best costume and best couple or group costume.

Aces and Eights, a Wichita-based band, will play music for the evening.

Tickets for The Big Boo Ha Ha are $20, which includes entry and appetizers, and may be purchased at or at the door that evening. Attendees must be age 21 or older; a cash bar will also be available. For more information, call 785-227-8687.


Marquette will host a variety of activities as part of their "Autumn in the Valley" celebration.

A costume parade will be held at 4:15 p.m. Oct. 29 in downtown Marquette, followed by a Trunk or Treat from 5 to 6 p.m.

The Marquette Ghost Train haunted trail is a new addition to this year's lineup of activities. The trail will be open from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29 and is located along the Pioneer Trail at the Marquette Sports Complex, 310 Harold St. Tickets for the Marquette Ghost Train haunted trail are $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 6 to 12.


McPherson's Trick or Treat Down Main Street will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27 from 300 N. Main St. to 300 S. Main St.

Businesses located along Main Street will hand out candy for children, with other businesses gathering on the Plaza. There is no designated starting point, and with anywhere from 1,000 to 1,500 children expected to participate, organizer Ann Engel stressed the need for parents to watch their children, especially as they cross through intersections.

For more information about Trick or Treat Down Main Street, email or call 620-241-7430.

Beta Sigma Phi's annual Halloween Carnival will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Community Building, 122 E. Marlin St. in McPherson.

Admission is free, and a costume contest will be judged at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Games, prizes, food and fun are available for the whole family. Carnival tickets are required to play the games, but bringing a canned food item for the McPherson Food Bank will get you two free tickets.

The McPherson Museum will hold their Historical Haunted House event from 8 to 10 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29. Recommended for ages 10 and up, visitors tour a house full of scary scenes.

Tickets for the Historical Haunted House are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. They can be purchased from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays at the McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas Ave.

For more information about the Historical Haunted House, visit or call 620-241-8464.


Moundridge will host Psycho Path, a haunted trail, from 7 to 11 p.m. on Oct. 28 and 29. at Pack Park, located at the intersection of Wollman and Koehn streets in Moundridge.

Attendees must be accompanied by adults if they are in the fifth or sixth grades. Fourth graders and younger are not allowed. Tickets for the Psycho Path are $5.

Moundridge's Trick or Treat Down Main Street will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 3. Elementary-age children are welcome to go into businesses along Main Street to do trick or treating.