Cowtown invites families to “A Night of Hay, Hooves and Halloween,” a spooktacular evening of trick-or-treating and ghoulish fun from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25. Costumes are welcome at this family-friendly event. Admission is just $5 for children and adults. Cowtown is located at 1865 W. Museum Blvd.
“Anyone can go trick-or-treating down a neighborhood street, but how often do kids have the chance to celebrate Halloween with ghosts from the 1800s?” said Jacky Goerzen, Cowtown’s volunteer coordinator. “This event is one of the few times that visitors are allowed on grounds at night, and it’s an entirely different experience. You never know who – or what – will be stepping out of our old, dark buildings.”
Throughout the night, activity stations will be set up around Cowtown to entertain the curious trick-or-treaters. At each stop, they can play games with Cowtown’s ghostly friends and round up all the candy their bags can hold. Other activities include:
· Pumpkin bowling next to McGinn’s Feed and Seed;
· Carnival games next to Empire Hall;
· Face painting in front of the Children’s Emporium with staff from CityArts;
· Meet-and-greet opportunities all around Cowtown with well-known storybook characters such as the Headless Horseman;
· Real life Cowtown ghost stories told by the Wichita Paranormal Research Society in Empire Hall; and
· A zombie gunfight on Main Street!
This is the third year that Cowtown has held an evening Halloween event for kids. Last year, more than 2,200 visitors celebrated Halloween at Cowtown. For more information, call (316) 350-3323 or go to www.OldCowtown.org.
Historic Wichita Cowtown Inc. works with the City of Wichita to further the Museum and its mission. Established in 1952, Cowtown’s unique programming chronicles Wichita’s transformation from a frontier settlement to a cattle town to an agricultural and manufacturing area. The Museum has the distinction of being accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition achievable by a museum. Accreditation recognizes high standards in individual museums and ensures they continue to uphold public trust. Only 3 percent of the nation’s estimated 34,144 museums are accredited.