Witches Tea

Witches Tea
Monday, October 24, 2022
Lunch @ Noon ($40) / Supper @ 6:30 PM ($50)
2818 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, Missouri 64506

Attendees are invited to come in costume. There will be a costume contest and “best mask” award.

See photos from the 2021 event.


Since 2016, the museum has hosted Witches Tea, an annual event celebrating the Halloween season.

Entertainment is central to the Witches Tea experience, and this year will feature psychic readings, magical performances, and specialty vendors in the “Boo-tique.” A gourmet meal is included in the ticket, and specialty cocktails will be available at the cash bar. Prizes will be awarded for “Best Costume” as well as a prize for “Best Mask.” Face masks are recommended for all participants in the museum while they are not eating or drinking.


Ticket details are forthcoming. Look for more information following Labor Day.


The Halloween festivities will continue at the museum the next day, on Tuesday, October 25 for another installment of the museum’s free-entry evening hours event. AKMA After Hours: Witches Brew Edition will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and is free and open to the public. This event will feature kids activities and games, a cash bar with Halloween-themed cocktails, and a special “Witches Stew” dinner available for purchase.


Originally hosted at the Gothic Teahouse establishment in St. Joseph, museum volunteers brought the event to the museum in 2016 with the blessing of the event’s creator. Since then, Witches Tea has transformed from its original afternoon tea party format into a full day of entertainment. In 2020, Witches Tea was cancelled due to ongoing health concerns due to COVID-19. In 2021, Witches Tea will be transformed to allow for more spacing of guests, and a more individualized and intimate atmosphere for small groups.

Witches Tea promotes the AKMA’s mission to enrich the community by creating unique experiences, nurturing regional artists, and providing arts education. As the museum’s third largest fundraising event of the year, this event raises crucial funds for the AKMA’s operational budget, education programs, and community-centered free events.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Check out our sponsorship opportunities for this safe and joyous community-centered event.

Special thanks to Kendy Scudder for the Witches Tea design.