The long, lazy days of summer have come to an end. The air is crisp and soon the leaves will be changing colors. Since school starts so much earlier than it did when I was a kid, families have probably already adjusted to their “school year” routine. Get ready, the cooler weather will be moving in and the days will be getting shorter. This is my favorite season of the year!
There are so many fun activities to enjoy this season. Here are just a few: apple picking, going to a pumpkin patch, going on a hay ride, getting lost in a corn maze, checking out all of the fall festivals, making a scarecrow, watching football and tailgating, cooking chili, carving a pumpkin, jumping in leaf piles, playing at the park, cuddling by the fire, making s’mores, having a bon fire, roasting pumpkin seeds, baking pies, trick or treating on Halloween, camping. enjoying the fall foliage, celebrating Thanksgiving and so much more!
Here are a few things going on around Kansas City this fall:
Kansas City Renaissance Festival- September 3- October 16, 2017 : Live entertainment, shops, food and drinks
628 N. 126th Street Bonner Springs, Ks 66012 913-721-2110
Halloween Haunt- September 19- October 31, 2017: Worlds of Fun, spooky shows, rides and more. (recommended for ages 14 and up)
4545 Worlds of Fun Ave KC, MO 64161 816-454-9545
Boo At The Zoo- October 28-29, 2017: Halloween activities and trick or treating around the zoo.
Kansas City Zoo KC, MO 816-595-1234
Overland Park Fall Festival- September 23, 2017: Crafts, food, fall festivities
Santa Fe Commons Park, 8045 Santa Fe Drive Overland Park, Ks 66204 913-344-8656
Louisburg Ciderfest- September 23-24 and September 30- October 1, 2017: Apple cider, donuts, pony rides, craft booths.
14730 K68 HWY Louisburg, Ks 66053
*The cider mill is open year round.
Spring Hill Fall Festival- September 29- October 1st: Parade, crafts, food and music.
401 W. Hale Street, Spring Hill, Ks 66083
Shawnee Oktoberfest- September 30, 2017: Games, Entertainment and food
Shawnee, Ks 67025
Scarecrow Festival-October 7, 2017: Scarecrow making, pumpkin decorating, baking contest & farmer’s market
11110 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, Ks 32567
Maple Leaf- October 21-22, 2017: Parade, bands, crafts, antique cars, rides & food.
2011 N. 200th Rd, Wellsville, Ks 66092
Family Fall Festival- October 21,2017
RC Fields, Overland Park, Ks 66202
Some Great Pumpkin Patches in Kansas City
Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch
17607 NE 52nd Street, Liberty, Mo 64068 816-781-9196
Faulkner’s Ranch & Pumpkin Ranch
10600 Raytown Rd., Kansas City, Mo 64134 816-761-5055
Schaake’s Pumpkin Patch
1791 North 1500 Rd, Lawrence, Ks 66046 785-843-2459
Liberty Corn Maze (“largest corn maze in Missouri”)
17607 NE 52nd Street, Liberty, Mo 64068 816-820-5388
Cider Mill Family Orchard- Apple picking
3341 N. 139th Street, Kansas City, Ks 66109 913-721-2507
Weston Apple Fest- October 7-8, 2017: Apple activities, pony rides, face painting, pumpkin painting & lots more!
526 Main St, Weston, Mo 64098 816-640-2909
Annual American Royal Livestock, Horse Show & Rodeo- September- November 2017
1701 American Royal Ct, Kansas City, Mo 64102 816-221-9800
I provided location and contact information for the events listed. I highly recommend checking the website or calling before heading to your destination, to see if there is an admission fee and/or parking fee. We have run into this many times, when we don’t have cash on us., which doesn’t make for happy kiddo’s when we don’t get to go.
These are just a few of the fun things around Kansas City this fall. Some of the city parks have been family favorites of ours for years. Antioch Park, in Merriam, is a great place to have a picnic and see all of the colorful leaves.
Enjoy this beautiful season and make lots of memories! We would love to see your fall pictures!
Don’t forget to check back for a list of winter activities in Kansas City.