Here’s a guide to fun things to do in Wichita this weekend.



It’s TreeFest weekend at the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine.

There is plenty to do in Wichita on the first weekend in November.

An event invites people to contemplate the colorful fall leaves. Another offers the chance to sip wine while strolling through an adult-only pumpkin patch. Here are some of the options:

Autumn color and concert

Noon, Sunday, Bartlett Arboretum, 301 N Line Street, Belle Plaine

The Bartlett de Belle Plaine Arboretum will host its annual TreeFest on Sunday, which will feature the colors of fall, tours with tree professionals and “Tall Tree Tales” narrated by Robin Macy of the Arboretum at noon. and at 2 p.m. Singer and songwriter Mary Gauthier will perform at 4 p.m., and singer Jaimee Harris will open the show at 3:30 p.m. Attendees can also shop at arb market and pick up food at the Lyons Den barbecue from 1 p.m. h. Admission is $ 10.

A bearded party

2 p.m. Saturday, Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd.

“Middle of the Map: Manes & Music” is a charity event scheduled for Saturday at the Old Cowtown Museum that will feature the best facial hair in town. The main event will be a facial hair competition divided into 13 categories ranging from Goatee to Styled Stache. It costs $ 20 to compete for adults and $ 5 for children entering the “Whisker Kids” category. The event will also feature live music from Rudy Love Jr., Brian Tiemeyer and more. The theme of the event is steampunk. It starts at 2 p.m. and regular museum admission applies: $ 9 for adults, $ 8 for seniors, $ 7 for children 12 to 17, $ 6 for ages 5 to 11 and free for ages 4 and under. The money raised will go to the ITE Center for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings. For more information and a schedule, visit

Pumpkin vineyard walk

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and November 13, Applejack Pumpkin Patch, 10007 SW Indianola Road, Augusta

Halloween is over, and now the Applejack Pumpkin Patch is for adults only. The Augusta site is hosting an adults-only event called the “Applejack & Grace Hill Wine Walk” this weekend. Participants can enjoy a walk through the pumpkin patch as well as food, live music and a selection of wines from Grace Hill Winery. The wine march will start at 2 p.m. and last until 5 p.m. on Saturday and again on November 13. Tickets cost $ 30 per person and include a glass of wine and six tasting tickets. All tickets must be pre-purchased at Customers must be 21 years of age or older. ID is required.

Art Ensemble: Dia De Los Muertos

9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Mark Arts, 1307 N. Rock Road

Mark Arts is hosting a Dia De Los Muertos event on Saturday as part of “Art Together,” a free monthly arts event for families. The event will include a story hour in the galleries, an art project where guests will create giant tissue paper marigolds, and a traditional Mexican dance performance by the Danza Juan Diego group. The event is 9 a.m. to noon at Mark Arts. Free entry. For more information visit

Jon Langston in concert

7 p.m. Friday, Wave, 650 E. Second St.

County artist Jon Langston will be performing at Wave this weekend. Langston, a former Luke Bryan opener, is best known for his hit songs “When it comes to loving you”, “Now You Know” and more. The concert doors open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. on Friday. Tickets cost $ 29 and can be purchased at

Game show night

7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Crown Uptown, 3207 E. Douglas

Game Show Night returns to Crown Uptown on Saturday. The event will feature local celebrities like County Commissioner Sarah Lopez, Ted Woodward of KNSS and Denise Neil of The Wichita Eagle who will compete in old school game shows like Match Game, Family Feud and Password. Those who purchase tickets for the event, a fundraiser for the Crown Arts Collaborative, will also have the chance to be called on stage to compete with the celebrities. The event lasts from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $ 30, $ 10 for students and $ 15 for Crown Arts Collaborative ticket holders. They are available on

Comedy on stage

8 p.m. Thursday, Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg

On Thursday, the Cotillion will host a performance by comedian Dave Landau, who is best known for his appearances on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and for being a season eight finalist of “Last Comic Standing.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $ 25 to $ 80 and can be purchased at

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