1 Trick or Treat

The annual Trick-or-Treat Downtown event will be today starting at 10:30 a.m. and running until noon.

"We have 22 businesses participating this year," said Krissy Lampe of Main Street Dodge City. "We anticipate about 700 children will be trick-or-treating at downtown businesses on Saturday."

Prior to taking off, children participating are expected to gather at Eisenhower Park.

There will also be $1 hamburger feed for the first 500 people at Boot Hill Museum starting at 11:30 a.m.

During the trick-or-treating, there will also be the Main Street Dodge City Scarecrow Contest that will be on display starting at 10 a.m. at various downtown Dodge City businesses.

The scarecrows will be judged by volunteers as well as a special Children's Choice, voted on by the participating children trick-or-treaters.

Winners of the contest will be named on Monday.

2 Farmers Market

The Farmer's Market will run today from 7 a.m. to noon and will be located along Front Street between 3rd Avenue and 2nd Avenue in downtown Dodge City every Saturday from June through October.

3 Pumpkin Patch

The annual Funny Farm Pumpkin Patch continues this weekend at 10874 W. Park St. in Dodge City.

The pumpkin patch features thousands of gourds and pumpkins as well as hayrack rides, train, playground and caramel apple blossoms.

The hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. until dusk.

4 Haunted House

The Dodge City Public Library will be hosting a haunted house today from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Monday and Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

"The haunted house is designed for all ages," Rozanna Bennett, MLS youth librarian said. "This is our third year doing the haunted house. It is designed to be scary but parents can have the option to go through with the lights on for younger children."

The haunted house is free to the public.

5 Bully Walk

The 5th annual southwest Kansas Bully Walk is coming this Saturday for all pit bull dog owners.

The walk begins at 3 p.m. at the corner of 4th Avenue and Mulberry Street near Lions Park and will conclude at the Dodge City Visitors Center at Wyatt Earp Boulevard and 3rd Avenue.

According to the walk's Facebook page, the route for the event is as follows:

From Lions Park walkers will go east on Mulberry Street to 2nd Avenue, then south on 2nd Avenue to Vine Street, west on Vine Street to 3rd Avenue, then south on 3rd Avenue finishing in the grass area of the visitor's center.

6 Ice Skating

Ice skating returns to United Wireless Arena with several sessions available throughout the weekend.

Today's session will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m.; 6 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Sunday's sessions will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will be $7 for skate rental or $5 if you bring your own skates.

There will also be socks available to buy for $1 and a $2 discount on skate rentals available for students who bring in a student ID.


The Halloween Brawl on Boot Hill MMA fights will be tonight at the Boot Hill Casino & Resort Conference Center.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the fights starting at 7 p.m.

There are 17 scheduled fights with nine amateur fights and eight professional fights on the card.

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