October-December Calendar of Events


Oct. 4-6  26th annual Mountain Man Rendezvous, Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, Canton, 620-628-4455.

Oct. 4-26   Oils and pastels by Janet Jensen with ceramics by Phyl Klima, First Friday opening Oct. 4, 5:30 to 10 p.m., Gallery 12,

Oct. 4-Dec. 14 Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, MarkArts,

Oct. 5 Fall Festival, chili cook-off, craft show, live music, games, Wellington,

Oct.  5 Burnin Down Main, McPherson,

Oct. 5 Heritage Day, Dickinson County Heritage Center, Abilene,

Oct. 5 OZtoberfest, Wamego,

Oct. 5 County Fair, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita,

Oct. 5 Yoga on the Lawn, 9 a.m., Wichita Art Museum,

Oct. 5-6 Kansas Barn Sale, Lakeside Park, McPherson,

Oct. 5-6, 12, 26 Train rides (dinner train Oct. 26), Abilene,

Oct. 5-6 Apple Festival at Old Prairie Town, Topeka,

Oct. 9, 10, 11  Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, Botanica, Wichita,

Oct. 10 Taste of Newton street festival, 5-9 p.m. downtown Newton,

Oct. 11 Art Chatter, doors open 6 p.m., Wichita Art Museum,

Oct. 11 Volga German Society Oktoberfest, Hays,

Oct. 11-13 50th Columbus Day Festival/Hot Air Balloon Regatta, Columbus; balloon glow at dusk Friday; Columbus Day Festival Oct. 12,

Oct. 12 Bethel Fall Festival, North Newton,

Oct. 12  Oz Fest, Liberal,

Oct. 12 BOOtanica, Botanica, Wichita,

Oct 12 Trail of Tears Memorial Event, Indian Center, Wichita,

Oct.  13 Falun Classic 32-Mile Bicycle Ride, Lindsborg,

Oct. 14-16 “Cats,” Broadway in Wichita, Century II,

Oct. 16-20 17th Tallgrass Film Festival, various locations,

Oct.  18-19 Svensk Hyllningsfest, biennial Swedish festival, Lindsborg,

Oct. 18-26 Neewollah, downtown Independence,

Oct. 18-27 “Empires Fall,” by Abilene native Marlin Fitzwater, Great Plains Theatre, Abilene,

Oct. 19 Tour the Art Garden, 10:30 a.m., Wichita Art Museum,

Oct. 19 Pome on the Range Fall Festival, pumpkin picking, hayrides, food, Franklin County,

Oct. 19-20 Tallgrass Film Festival at WAM, closing gala Oct. 20, Wichita Art Museum,

Oct. 19 6th Annual Spooky Science, Exploration Place,

Oct. 19 Zombie Pub Crawl, downtown Salina,

Oct.  19  Coronado Heights Run, Lindsborg,

Oct. 19  3rd annual Luray Craftique, Food Pantry benefit, antiques, crafts, food, Facebook/Luray Craftique.

Oct. 24 Black Squirrel Night, downtown Marysville,

Oct. 26 Rolling Hills Zoo, 20th anniversary celebration, Salina,

Oct. 26 Mini Used Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wichita Art Museum,

Oct. 26 Family ArtVenture: The Little Read, Wichita Art Museum,

Oct. 26-27 Hay, Hooves and Halloween, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita,

Oct. 31-Nov. 2 “Fiddler on the Roof,” Christian Youth Theater Wichita,

Oct. 31-Nov. 3 “Anything Goes,” Wilner Auditorium, Wichita State, 316-978-3233.


Nov.  1-3 Holiday Open Houses, downtown McPherson,

Nov. 1-30 Paintings by Lyda Andrews with ceramics by Debi Cox, First Friday opening Nov. 1, 5:30 to 10 p.m., Gallery 12,

Nov. 1-Dec. 28 Crimson Door Holiday Show, small works fine art and makers fair featuring local artisans, Gallery 12,

Nov. 1-Jan. 1 Annual Christmas Tree display, Territorial Capital Museum, 170 trees decorated in antique, vintage and themed ornaments, largest in Midwest, Lecompton,

Nov. 8-10 Holiday Tables, MarkArts,

Nov. 8-Jan. 3 Glass show, Karg Art Glass, Kechi; opening 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8 with live music, glass blowing and refreshments, 316-744-2442.

Nov.  9 Holiday Open House, Lindsborg,

Nov. 9 Veterans Appreciation Day, New Lancaster General Store, Paola,

Nov. 9 Celebration of Freedom, downtown El Dorado,

Nov. 9 Watercolor Holiday Cards class, Susan Bartel, Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Newton, 316-284-2749.

Nov. 9-10 25th Anniversary Gingerbread Village, make and take home your own gingerbread house, Exploration Place,

Nov. 14 Wooden Lecture Series, 6 p.m., Wichita Art Museum,

Nov. 15 Art Chatter, doors open 6 p.m., Wichita Art Museum,

Nov. 15-May 15, 2020 Harvey Wenger exhibit “Metal and More, Grassroots Art Center, Lucas, 785-525-6288.

Nov. 22-23 Kansas Dance Festival, Wichita State, 316-978-3233.

Nov. 23 Christmas Festival, downtown Salina,

Nov. 23-Jan. 1 Lemon Park Lights, Pratt,

Nov. 29-Dec. 15 “Makin’ Magic – 25 Years of Fun,” Great Plains Theatre 25th anniversary production, Abilene,

Nov. 29-Dec. 31 Illuminations, Botanica, Wichita,

Nov. 30 Home for the Holidays Festival & Parade, Great Bend,

Nov. 30, Dec. 28  Rock the Dome, Pink Floyd cosmic laser light show, Digital Dome Theater, Exploration Place,

Nov. 30-Dec. 31  “Let It Snow!” Digital Dome Theater featuring holiday music, and Kansas in Miniature Holiday Show, Exploration Place,

Nov. 30-Jan. 1 Trail of Lights, Great Bend,


Dec. 5 Newton Parade of Lights,

Dec. 5, 12  “Elf” interactive screenings, Wichita Art Museum,

Dec. 6 Christmas Parade and Evening Candlelit Tours at the Historic Brown Mansion, Coffeyville,

Dec. 6-7, 13-14 Victorian Christmas, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita,

Dec. 6-Feb. 1 Watercolors by Gao Jun Ling with sculptures by Karen Carney, First Friday opening Dec. 6, 5:30 to 10 p.m., Gallery 12,

Dec. 7  Old-Fashioned Christmas, downtown El Dorado,

Dec. 7 Night of Christmas Magic, downtown, Abilene,

Dec. 7  Artists’ Studio Christmas Open House, Lindsborg,

Dec. 7 Cookies & Cocoa with Santa, Boot Hill Museum, Dodge City, 620-227-8188.

Dec. 7 Snowflake Parade, Lindsborg,

Dec. 7 Free Gingerbread House Making, McPherson Museum,

Dec. 7, 14  Breakfast with Santa, Old Cowtown Museum, Wichita,

Dec. 7 Five Places of Christmas featuring free admission and activities at Bethel College, Kauffman Museum, Carriage Factory Gallery, Harvey County Historical Museum and Warkentin House Museum, Newton,

Dec. 8 Jultide at Bethany, Lindsborg,

Dec. 8 Holiday Open House, Wichita Art Museum,

Dec. 9-12 Supper with Santa, Botanica, Wichita,

Dec. 12-18 Holiday Light Trolley Tours, McPherson,

Dec. 14 St. Lucia Festival and Old-Fashioned Christmas at Old Mill Museum in the evening, Lindsborg,

Dec. 18 Magical Cirque Christmas, Broadway in Wichita, Century II,

Dec. 31 Family New Year’s Eve, Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan,