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Your guide to Halloween events
A child meets a creature at a previous Zoo Boo. - photo by Tribune file photo

Halloween may still be a week away, but Great Bend’s celebration gets underway Saturday, Oct. 28, and some events start even earlier.
Here is your guide to Halloween Activities:

Kiwanis Halloween Parade
The Great Bend Kiwanis Club invites the community to attend the annual “Candy Parade” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, downtown. Dressing up in Halloween costumes is encouraged as children and families enjoy a “walking parade” through downtown Great Bend. Local businesses will greet participants with candy at the storefronts.

City of Great Bend Zoo Boo
Children and their families are invited to attend the City of Great Bend’s annual Zoo Boo event from 5:30-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo. More than 25 businesses and organizations create booths to pass out candy to all who attend in a fun, safe atmosphere.

Church of Christ Trunk or Treat
The Church of Christ, located at the corner of Stone and 12th Street, will host a Trunk or Treat event in the parking lot of the Great Bend Recreation Commission, just across the street from their church building. Children and families can stop by from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. Free admission. For more information, call 620-792-4647.

FCC Pumpkin Patch & Trunk or Treat
First Christian Church is hosting its annual Pumpkin Patch outside of their building, located at 5230 Broadway in Great Bend. Sale of pumpkins supports the church’s mission trips, and various sizes are available. The patch is open Sunday through Friday from 1-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The church is also hosting a Trunk-or-Treat event from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29, in their parking lot. Free admission.

Judgement House “Payback”
First Church of the Nazarene, 4811 Broadway Ave., will host a Judgement House event called “Payback - When Revenge Turns to Ruin.” It will be open Friday the 27th from 6-10 p.m.; Saturday the 28th from 5-10 p.m.; and Sunday the 29th from 12:30-6 p.m. This walk-through drama is not recommended for children under 10 years of age, and the suggested donation is $3 at the door. Call 620-793-6139 for reservations, or visit No reservation required.

Fall Family Fun Night
Trinity Lutheran Church will hold its Fall Family Fun Night from 5:30-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. There will be a chili cook-off, so bring your best! The church will provide hot dogs and buns in case someone wants to make it a chili dog. Wear your costume for trick or treating through the church and then make s’mores in the churchyard for dessert.

Treat Street at Grace Church
Grace Community Church will host “Treat Street” on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 4-6 p.m. in their parking lot at 210 McKinley Street. This year’s theme is Superheroes, and candy will be given out from decorated vehicles along McKinley Street, and they will also be serving free hot dogs, popcorn, and lemonade. Free admission.