Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches – Oh my!

With Halloween just around the corner, everyone is looking for the best haunted houses, corn mazes and pumpkin patches to visit. There are plenty of interesting options in Topeka for everyone.

For a thrilling night that may include screams, try Topeka’s Haunted Woods. It’s open from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 30-31. Those who dare, can walk the half-mile trail that is riddled with monsters for $15.

If walking is not your style, participants can pay $10 to run around in a Zombie Laser Tag.
For $20, thrill-seekers can go through the haunted trail and play Zombie Laser Tag. COVID-19 cannot stop this spooky event from happening. Topeka Haunted Woods has made an extra effort to ensure that its trail and laser tag is safe.
Safety precautions include marked spacing, staggered starts and limited sized groups. Masks are mandatory and there will be sanitation stations throughout.

Families looking for photo ops might feel more comfortable at Gary’s Berries. Since it is only a 15-minute drive from Topeka, they are always a popular attraction during the spooky season.
Doubling as a corn maze and pumpkin patch, Gary’s Berries is open on the weekends until Oct. 31. Hours include Fridays 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Tickets can be purchased online for $14.95 or at the gate for $16.95. Kids two and under can get into the farm for free. Diabolical!

Special events that guests might encounter include, hot glass blowing, live entertainment and fireworks. Since Gary’s Berries is an outside attraction, there is much to do and participants will be safe while exploring.
To ensure the safety of their customers, social distancing, masks, sanitizing stations, and contactless ticket purchases have been implemented at Gary’s Berries. Employees will have their temperature taken before their shifts and frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned often.

Remember that at Topeka’s Haunted Woods and Gerry’s Berries the health and safety of their customers come first. This Halloween is about staying healthy and remembering to be mindful of others so that everyone can have a safe Halloween.