Here are some family-friendly Halloween things to do in Johnson County this October

Halloween Johnson County

Johnson Countians can choose from a number of events to get themselves into the Halloween spirit this year, including trunk or treat events like the one the Overland Park Police Department is holding this year. Photo via Overland Park website.

Halloween is less than two weeks away, and there are already events happening in Johnson County.

From trunk-or-treats to pumpkin picking to spooky scavenger hunts, there’s a little bit of something for everyone this year.

Here are some Johnson County events happening now and over the next two weeks to get you into the Halloween spirit:

  • Lenexa’s Fall-O-Ween Yard Tour — From Oct. 21 to Oct. 31, community members can go on a self-guided tour of Halloween or fall decorated homes. A Fall-O-Ween tour map will be available online.
  • Howl-O-Ween is a dog-centered event the city of Mission is hosting this year. Above, a photo of Howl-O-Ween 2020. Photo courtesy city of Mission.

    Spooky Walk — From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 22, families are invited to dress in their Halloween costumes and enjoy candy stations and activities along the walking trail at Streamway Park. This city of Mission event is free.

  • Overland Park’s Trunk or Treat — The Overland Park Police Department is hosting a Trunk or Treat on Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Myron E. Scafe building, 8500 Antioch Road. Balloon artists, music, decorated trunk awards and candy will all be available.
  • Night of the Living Farm — For $15, visit the Deanna Rose Farmstead after hours for scary and non-scary activities including concerts, Mad Science experiments, a flashlight scavenger hunt and fortune telling. The two-weekend event is happening Oct. 22 and 23, as well as Oct. 29 and 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at
  • Halloween Happenings — Children ages 10 and under are invited to dress up in their costume and gather at the Merriam Marketplace for games, an Instafun photo booth and more. The free event is from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 23.
  • Halloween Haunted Trail — The city of Roeland Park is hosting the haunted trail from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Nall Park. There will be an immersive trail walk for all ages, though it is encouraged to bring a small flashlight to safely walk the trail.
  • Halloween Hunt — A spooky scavenger hunt, hosted by the Lenexa Rec Center and Lenexa Public Market, is happening from Oct. 27 to Oct. 31. Intended for children ages 3 to 12, the first clue can be found on Oct. 27 at the rec center, public market or on social media.
  • Howl-O-Ween — If you’re looking to celebrate with your fur baby this year, the city of Mission is hosting a dog-oriented event on Oct. 30. There will be a dog costume contest, best trick competition, bobbing for treats and a fall photo booth. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. It is $5 a dog, and registration is online here.
  • Pumpkin Hollow — For the rest of the month, visit Deanna Rose Farmstead for a hayride, spider web maze, lawn games and pumpkin picking. The event is Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets can only be purchased at the door for $10, plus the regular farmstead admission.