October Burial Customs ~ Funeral and burial customs from Atchison and from around the world. A special look at the customs of our Kansas culture at the Atchison Historical Society Museum in the Santa Fe Depot. 800-234-1854 or www.atchisonhistory.org. Schedule TBD
October 4 ~ Oktoberfest Arts & Craft Festival ~ 27th annual event with over 100 arts & crafts vendors plus German foods and music along the city's downtown pedestrian plaza. Sat., 10am-4pm.
October 24-25 ~ Halloween Haunted Train ~ For children, miniature train ride complete with ghost, goblins and treats; sponsored by the North East Kansas Railroaders. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Donation appreciated. Atchison Rail Museum, 200 S. 10th. (785) 985-3807
October 25 ~ Kiwanis Halloween Parade ~ Witches, vampires and ghouls on parade through downtown plus trick-or-treat goodies and prizes when visiting participating businesses. 2pm (913) 367-1902 ext. 206 or www.atchisonkansas.net