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■ 3 Day Shopping Event with The Pickin’ Preacher | October 7-9
Where: Antiques & Artisans Generations
Huge 3 day shopping event, prices and food. Open to the public and free. 3 days of shopping with The Pickin’ Preacher with a truckload of hard-to-find Iowa treasures!
■ Pumpkins in the Park 2022 | October 8
Where: Tanganyika Wildlife Park
We’re back with Pumpkins at the Park!🎃 That’s right – Pumpkins at the Park, Wichita’s biggest Halloween event, returns this year for a spooky good time for the whole family EVERY Saturday in October from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Come celebrate the fall season and get into the Halloween spirit with us. With five nights of fun, you’ll have more days to fit into your busy schedule! From toddlers to grandparents and everyone in between, we have fun for everyone this Halloween!
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■ Vacation Gallery | October 6-9
Where: II century
Holiday Galleria: A Day of Shopping, A Year of Giving is the Junior League of Wichita’s annual upscale shopping event, featuring more than 120 regional and national merchants. The 18th Annual Holiday Galleria is scheduled for October 6-8, 2022 at the Century II Expo Hall in downtown Wichita, Kansas. The purpose of Holiday Galleria is to raise funds to further the Junior League of Wichita’s goal of building a better community. We would like to thank the sponsors, past and present, who have helped us raise net proceeds of over $1.6 million in our first 16 years.
■ [AU][TUHM] by Patrick McCowan at the Envision Arts Gallery | October 7
Where: Consider the art gallery
The Envision Arts Gallery & Community Engagement Center is proud to welcome Envision Arts participant Patrick McCowan to his solo exhibition titled [AU][TUHM]. Discover Patrick’s exhibition inspired by his favorite season, fall. Patrick has dedicated his studio practice at Envision Arts to exploring two-dimensional spatial relationships using stickers of all kinds, while pushing three-dimensional boundaries by layering, stacking, and creating different shapes on paper, objects found, etc.
■ Adult Skate Party | October 7
Where: Carousel skate center
Join us for Adult Night every Friday! Must be 21 with valid ID. $10 cover (pads included). Beer and mixed drinks available. Check out our What to Expect feature here.
■ First Fridays at Revolutsia | October 7
Haute Handmade Markets & Revolutsia has a brand new series of markets: First Fridays at Revolutsia!!! Join us #FirstFridays throughout 2022 for a FREE pop-up market from 5-8pm each month! We can’t think of a better place to be on Wichita’s #FirstFriday Art Exploration than the coolest shipping container spot in town! Revolutsia is a growing collection of shops, small businesses and restaurants found in Central & Volutsia.
■ ICT Bloktoberfest | October 7-8
Where: Union Station
Wichita Union Station will be transformed into a Biergarten featuring live music, food, games and of course – BIER! Our tap trucks will be loaded with an incredible selection of local, regional and German beers.
■ First Friday under the stars | October 7
Where: Cowtown Old Town Museum
Enjoy entertainment, food and drink in the Old West on the first Friday of every month! Each month will feature different fun and experiences, so be sure to follow our Facebook page for all the info!
■ Kansas Farmer’s Market | October 8
Where: Two locations: 21st & Ridge and Derby Market
Join us every Saturday from April to October. Featuring dozens of Kansas Grown! vendors, live music, food trucks, Troubles the Clown and more.
■ Smoothie King Grand Opening Celebration | October 8
Where: Smoothie King (Greenwich CT)
Smoothie King will host a grand opening celebration for the local community on Saturday October 8th with giveaways and special offers. This will include: – 10 lucky guests will be randomly selected to win free smoothies for a year. – 20 free ounces. smoothie for new guests on the Smoothie King app – Free samples for guests to try Smoothie King’s purpose-driven smoothies. – Additional giveaways and prizes throughout Smoothie King’s grand opening celebration.
■ Lebanese Dinner at St. George’s Orthodox Cathedral | October 8-9
Where: St. George Orthodox Cathedral
The 4-course dinner includes traditional Lebanese cuisine with cabbage rolls, ruz and yuknee (rice and green beans), kibbe, salad, pita bread and baklawa for dessert. We will be open for dinners and visits to the cathedral. Or customers can take away hot meals. The Country Kitchen will be stocked with homemade produce and Mediterranean favourites. Arrive early to shop the best selection!
■ Pop Up Taco Event with Chef Tom to Benefit ShowerUp | October 8
Where: All about barbecue
Join us for a Taco Pop-Up with Chef Tom as part of the Fall Sleeping Bag fundraiser to raise money for ShowerUp, a non-profit organization that serves the homeless with mobile shower units. Chef Tom will whip up two kinds of tacos, Pork al Pastor and Birria Quesatacos, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. $7 per taco goes directly to ShowerUp. OR bring a new sleeping bag in exchange for tacos!
■ Family Jam Festival | October 8
Where: Child start
Join Child Start at the 2nd Annual Family Jam Fest! A mini family music festival for families with young children. The Family Jam Fest will be complete with clowns/artists, musical acts, food trucks and booths for local businesses and vendors. Pleasure guaranteed, while raising awareness of the importance of quality care and early education for all children!!
■ Audience at Brickyard’s Tenth Anniversary Street Party | October 8
Where: Audience at the brickyard
Join us for a street party celebrating our tenth anniversary! We will be closing Rock Island and setting up a special stage in our alley with music from the Josue Estrada Band and more. Plus, local farmers and vendors selling their produce, food trucks, and foodie collaborations.
■ Old Town Farm and Art Market | October 8
Where: Wichita Old Town
Open every Saturday, from April to December 17
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■ Tracy Byrd at Wichita Union Stockyards | October 22
Where: Wichita Union Stockyard
Tracy Byrd and the full band will be at the Wichita Union Stockyards on Saturday, October 22, 2022. He has recorded over thirty hit singles during his career. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with a start time of 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are available at kwlsradio.com or by calling 316-945-1079. Get ready to do the “Watermelon Crawl,” a slow dance to “Keeper of the Stars” and two-steps to several of his hit songs.
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Complete Guide to Fall Festivals in and Around Wichita
The biggest list of fall events, festivals, cookouts and other fun things happening in town.
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■ October 7 | Here come the mummies
■ October 8 | Kelly without sinking
■ October 19 | Pecos and rooftops
■ October 21 | Texas Hippy Coalition
Intrust Bank Arena
■ October 29 | Jason Aldean
■ November 15 | Hillong United + Chris Tomlin
■ November 17 | Trans-Siberian Orchestra
■ November 19 | Reba McIntyre
■ October 30 | Baby Shark Live
■ November 12 | Judas Priest
Kansas Star Casino
■ No upcoming concerts
Temple Live Wichita
■ October 14 | Larry Fleet
■ October 16 | wednesday 13
■ October 20 | jackyl
■ October 23 | Carnifex
■ October 28 | Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zepplin Experience
■ October 8 | Kai Wachi
■ October 9 | Ani Defranco
■ October 11 | dead boys
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