Spooky season is here in Overland Park.
Whether you’re looking forward to candy, costumes or community events, there’s plenty in store.
Here are a few upcoming fall and Halloween events run by the City or its partners:
Hop aboard a horse-drawn hayride to Pumpkin Hollow, climb a hay pyramid, slide down the giant hay slide, make your way through our spider web maze, play lawn games, and choose the perfect pumpkin to take home. Pumpkin Hollow at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is open every day in October at 10 a.m. It’s open until 3 p.m. on weekdays and 4 p.m. on weekends. Learn more on the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park website.
Night at the Arboretum
Come roam the trails with your flashlight, look at the stars after dark at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Night at the Arboretum is a chance to see the spookier side of the Arboretum, and it’s free with Arboretum admission.
Trunk or Treat with Police
Join the Overland Park Police Department at Myron E. Scafe Building, 8500 Antioch Rd., for a fun, spooky and safe Halloween event. Starting at 3 p.m. on Oct. 23, spend the afternoon trick-or-treating from trunk to trunk, collecting candy and meeting your police officers. There will be music, balloon artists, awards for decorated trunks, costumes and candy. The Johnson County Department of Health will be providing free COVID-19 vaccinations for people 12 and up at the event.
Night of the Living Farm
Experience the Farmstead after dark if you dare. Enjoy “spooktacular” fun such as children’s performances, hayrides, marshmallow roasts, a dance party, spooky Mad Science experiments, and more. Night of the Living Farm is Oct. 22, 23, 29 and 30 from 5:30-9 p.m. Buy tickets online only on the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park website.
Trick or Treat in Downtown OP
On Saturday, Oct. 30, wear your best costume and bring the kiddos to Downtown Overland Park, 80th and Santa Fe Drive, for an afternoon of trick-or-treating. There will be a DJ playing all the kid-friendly jams, games for the whole family and plenty of candy to go around. Adults, please stop by the Clock Tower Plaza first to view a map of participating businesses. Learn more on the Downtown OP website.
Have fun and stay safe this spooky season while trick-or-treating near your home. Here are some tips for a safe Halloween night:
- Trick or treat in groups, and stay with your group.
- Always walk on the sidewalk and cross streets at crosswalks.
- Wear bright colors, reflective clothing or (for even more fun) glow sticks.
- Only approach homes where the porch lights are on.
- Drivers, slow down and keep an eye out for kids.
Overland Park does not have official trick-or-treating hours.