Witches Tea

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Witches Tea
Monday, October 23, 2023
Lunch @ Noon / Supper @ 6:30 PM
2818 Frederick Avenue
St. Joseph, Missouri 64506

Attendees are invited to come in costume. There will be a costume contest.

Special thanks to the good witch of Salem, Oregon, Kappy Hodges, for sponsoring our door prizes and raffles.

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. Everyone gets a door prize ticket, special raffles available for purchase.


Monday, October 23, 2023

Lunch at noon $40 / Supper at 6:30pm $50


The Halloween festivities will continue at the museum the next day, on Tuesday, October 24 for another installment of the museum’s free-entry evening hours event. AKMA After Hours: Costume Party 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 Brew” 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 was 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? Email Eric Fuson to support this safe and joyous community-centered event.