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Trick or Treat the Merchants



The McPherson Convention & Visitors Bureau is a proud supporter of the annual Trick or Treat the Merchants hosted by McPherson Main Street. This event offers families a safe and fun way to go trick or treating up and down our local main street. Join the fun on Thursday, October 29, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Downtown McPherson. Hope to see you there! Social distancing and masks are requested.


McPherson Main Street

306 N. Main | 620.241.7430


Featured Attraction

Museum Haunted House

Come scream your way through
McPherson Museum’s Haunted House!

October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31, 8 p.m.-11p.m. Tickets  $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

On Halloween tickets are only $10.
The Haunted House is located in the brick house on the west side of the McPherson Museum at 1111 E. Kansas Ave. It will be a frightfully good time…so only enter if you dare!!!


Calendar of Events

October 2020


Friday, October 2 

Oktoberfest | A fundraiser for St. Joseph Catholic School

Not an “In person” event this year. Preorder bierocks, German sausage, ham & dumpling soup, cinnamon rolls, raffle tickets and more. Deadline to order is Oct. 2

Call 620.241.3913 to learn more



October 2, 3 & 4

Homecoming | McPherson College

Annual celebration with athletic contests still being held along with some virtual events. 

Learn more and register online


October 2, 3 & 4

Celebrate Central Homecoming | Central Christian College

Annual Homecoming Celebration

Learn more and register online


Friday, October 9 | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Law Enforcement Meet & Greet | Community Building

Join the McPherson Police Department, Community Members & Local Leaders for a free movie, food trucks, cornhole, coffee and much more.

Click here to learn more


Sunday, October 11 | 12:30 p.m. – 4 :30 p.m.

Falun Classic Bike Ride | Swenson Park, Lindsborg

Hosted by the McPherson Amateur Radio Club. A 32-mile loop through Smoky Valley and the town of Falun. 

Click here to learn more


Monday, October 12 | 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Elyria Christian School BBQ Dinner  | 4-H Building

There will be no dine-in this year. Call ahead orders and carside ordering are both available. 

Click here to learn more


Saturday, October 17 | 8 a.m.

2nd Annual Teuton 5 K & 2 mi. Color Dash | N. Main, Inman

Registration at 7 a.m. Race starts at 8 a.m. Hosted by the Inman Elementary PTO. 

Learn more and register online


Saturday, October 17 | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

First Annual Painting with Hope | McPherson Opera House

Fundraiser for Mt. Hope Sanctuary. Create a fun canvas artwork to take home. Event is limited to 20 people. 

Learn more and register online


Saturday, October 24 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back | Law Enforcement Center at 1177 W. Woodside

Hosted by the McPherson Police Dept. and McPherson County Sheriff’s Office. 

Click here to learn more

Where to Stay

McPherson Lodging



Executive Inn

2110 E. Kansas



Fairfield Inn

2270 Plaza East Place



Hampton Inn

200 N. Centennial



Holiday Inn Express

2302 Plaza East Place




2211 E. Kansas



Wheat State Motel

1137 W. Kansas



McPherson Fun Fact

Did you know?


There are several Virtual 5K run/walks going on now in McPherson. These runs will ensure you a safe way to to participate in 5K’s while also continuing to support your favorite local non-profit.


Oct. 3 – Bluestem PACE Virtual 5K,

Oct. 1-31 – McPherson Museum Virtual Fossil 5K

October 3 – McPherson College Homecoming Virtual Art Ray 5K


Give back to your community by registering for one or all of the above 5K’s!


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