Fun Fall Festivals in Kansas City (Complete Guide)
It’s officially time the season for Fall festivals in Kansas City!
Apple cider, carnival food, pumpkins, corn mazes…what’s not to love about fall?
We gathered the best fall festivals happening around town, so you can find family fun near you…
Fall Festivals, Things to Do & Fall Activities
No matter what you’re favorite thing about fall is, we can all agree it’s a nice change from the scorching weather.
So, get out to a Fall festival near you to celebrate the leaves changing & enjoy some family time together. There are Fall Festivals happening throughout the weekend.
Fall Festivals & Events in September
We gathered many of the Fall festivals happening throughout September. If you’re looking for other kids activities & events – check our online calendar!
September 3rd to October 16th on Saturday and Sundays
633 N 130th St, Bonner Springs, KS
Travel back in time during KC Ren Fest this Fall season! You don’t want to miss the famous themed weekends, live shows, performances, shopping, rides, games & more.
NEW for this year….50 FREE kids activities, like fairy wand making! You can also enjoy Aerial Arts & Viking Invasion, new to the festival.
September 2nd-4th; Friday 5:00pm-11:00pm; Saturday and Sunday 11:00am-11:00pm
Crown Center Square
There will be music, dancing and exhibits for all. This is one of the best fall festivals in Kansas City – a local KC tradition! We’re so excited to have this event back for 2021!
Commemorate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and exhibits. They will be announcing more details as the event date gets closer.
Saturday, August 3:00pm-11:30pm.
Smithville Town Square
This Free family event will include local vendors, food and musical acts from featuring Dole Wite, Diamond Rio, KC Flow.
September 6th to 10th- times vary by day.
Downtown Concordia, MO
Welcome to the official website of the Concordia Fall Festival.
It started as a public Market Day in 1898, but the Concordia Fall Festival has since evolved into an exciting four-day, five-night celebration held the first week after Labor Day each September.
The festival, which has a different theme each year, draws thousands of spectators annually. Highlights of the week include the queen contest, three parades and a variety of exhibits, bake sales and contests for children and adults. Midland Empire Shows provides entertaining rides such as a carousel, Ferris wheel and giant slide.
Concordia’s heritage is put on display at the fair, when visitors can eat German-style food in the outdoor Heidelberg Gardens. Visitors also dance to live bands and browse the tables at a country store selling hand-crafted items. Hope to see you at the Concordia Fall Festival!
September 9th and 10th – times vary by day – MORE DETAILS TO COME
713 S. Main Street Grain Valley, MO
This weekend enjoy a carnival, kids activities, live music, arts & crafts vendors & tons of fair food!
Fireworks display will also be featured during the event, so be sure you don’t miss out. You can also compete in many different games & competitions throughout the weekend like, cornhole tournaments & cutest baby contests.
September 3rd and 4th (Sat: 11 am to 5 pm, Sun: 10 am to 3 pm)
Crown Center Square: Downtown Kansas City, MO
This free Fall festival includes street paintings throughout the event. Enjoy artists creating intricate art work with chalk on the pavement!
You can also enjoy street performers, kids activities, art workshops & other fun things to do. This is one of the top-rated festivals ever year, so you don’t want to miss it.
September 9th to 10th – times vary by day
Streets of Westport, MO
Enjoy 150 of KC’s best artists & craftsman who take over Westport’s streets! You can check out traditional art, jewelry, crafts, handmade goods & more. This is the 40th year of the arts festival, so it has grown to be a huge Kansas City Fall festival.
This is only local artists, so be sure to come out & support the community!
September 9th to 18th – times vary by day
2000 N Poplar St, Hutchinson, KS
This state fair is definitely worth the drive! There will be countless kids activities, carnival rides & games, demonstrations, farm animals, live music & other entertainment…you name it, the fair has it! Explore a full list of fair events online.
There is even a train kids can ride during the fair…
The cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children 6 to 12 years old & seniors (60+), $4 for military and FREE for kids 5 & younger. You can purchase tickets online, as well as download the app!
September 16th to 18th
Downtown Blue Springs, MO
This year the theme is “Superheros”…sure to be fun!
Enjoy fireworks, carnival, live music & entertainment, a car show, parade & 250+ local vendors. This family event has fun things to do for everyone in your crew!
Saturday, September 17th – 10 am to 3 pm
Beanstalk Children’s Garden: 6917 Kensington Ave. Kansas City, MO
This free family festival is filled with fun things to do with kids!
This year there will be garden crafts, yard games, basil plants, fruit and veggie tasting and more.
September 23rd through 25th
This is the 91st annual art fair in Kansas City – 240+ artists will show off their work in the streets of The Country Club Plaza.
This festival is nationally recognized, so you definitely don’t want to miss out! There will also be local bands, live music & kids activities
Saturday, September 17th
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
101 N. Bridge St, Smithville, Missouri 64089
Shop the street faire filled with vendors of all types! Unique arts, antiques, and crafts as well as live entertainers and fabulous festival foods. There is something for everyone at this event.
Admission is free.
September 17th – 10am to 10pm
Waldo Area – 75th & Wornall Rd.
The free event is a neighborhood festival to celebrate Waldo!
Enjoy rides, games, live music, local vendors, kids activities, face painting, food trucks & more. Don’t miss this fun festival in downtown KC area.
September 23rd to 25th – times vary by day
Downtown Liberty, MO
This is definitely one of the best family, Fall festivals in the Northland. Enjoy live music, carnival rides, 175+ vendors & places to shop and more local fun.
So, bring the whole family out! There is something fun for everyone.
Friday, September 23, 5-8 p.m. & Saturday, September 24, 8 a.m.-5 p.m
OP Farmer’s Market: 7950 Marty Street Overland Park, KS
Get ready for the best eats, treats, art, crafts, music, shopping and more at this year’s Overland Park Fall Festival! This fun-filled extravaganza is packed with hands-on activities, live entertainment, friendly vendors and delicious festival food. Join us in Downtown Overland Park. The event is free, but there will be items for sale at the event.
- Artisan Fair
- Farmers’ Market
- Children’s Entertainment
- Food Trucks
- Local Performers… and more!
Visit opkansas.org/FallFestival for maps, schedules, vendors and general information.
September 24th and 25th
City Park, Spring Hill, KS
Enjoy this 2 day festival, plus a Saturday morning parade through Spring Hill! If you like Fall, you’ll love this festival. There are tons of trees around for you to enjoy the fall leaves.
There will be fun fall things to do like a quilt show, craft booth, live music & entertainment. There will also be a Sunday church services & a family fun run the second day of the fest.
September 24th and 25th – 8 am to 6 pm
October 1st and 2nd – 8 am to 6 pm
Louisburg Cider Mill: 14730 KS-68, Louisburg, KS
This is a free Fall festival, so don’t miss out on the fun! All your favorite Fall classics will be there. You can enjoy donut-making, cider, inflatables, pony rides & tons of craft booths.
Fall Festivals & Events in October
If you’re looking for other fun things things to do, explore with the online calendar!
September 30th to October 2nd (Friday to Sunday)
Linden Square: Gladstone, MO
There will be live music on Friday and Saturday with artists to be announced. Sunday only the carnival is open – no vendors.
Come shop local vendors, eat, drink, ride carnival rides & play games at this year’s Fall festival in Gladstone. There will also be a Kids Corner to explore!
You can buy All You Can Ride bands, so you can ride all night long too.
October 1st and 2nd
MORE INFO TO COME
Applefest is a free event for kids 15 & younger. If you are over 15, a $1 donation is suggested.
This is the 31st year, so this is definitely a traditional Fall festival in Missouri!
There will be a parade Saturday morning at 10 am, as well as many other activities, booths & demonstrations. See classic cars, fire trucks, marching bands, tractors & other floats during the parade. Then, explore the 50+ booths on Main St. The shops will also be open. You can also watch hay bales be made, apples be pressed for cider & see the process of apple butter!
Kids activities are also included – face painting, pony rides, pumpkin art painting & other things to do.
Saturday, October 1st-2nd
Missouri Town 1855: 8010 E. Park Road Lee’s Summit, MO
Come enjoy fall activities, music, craft booths, artisans & other skilled interpreters during this classic fall event. There will also be live music from the time period, games, a hay wagon ride & yummy food.
The cost is $20 per car. They ask you do not bring your pets.
September 8th to 10th – MORE INFO TO COME
This is a Fall tradition in if you live in Kansas. There will be live music throughout the event, with the show beginning at 7:30 each night. Friday, Foghat will perform & Saturday will be John Michael Montgomery.
Explore tons of vendors & booths, the auto show, live music, games, activities & carnival rides/games. You can purchase an all-you-can-ride band for $28, which is good from 5 to 10 pm on the day of purchase.
They ask that no pets be brought into the event.
October 7th and 8th (Fri: 6 to 10 pm, Sat: 10 am to 3:30 pm)
Santa Fe Trail Drive & Pflumm Rd. Lenexa, KS
This is a free event where you can enjoy yummy chili – what’s a better fall meal than chili? It’s so warm & delicious!
Free samples Saturday while supplies last.
October 14th and 16th 🎃 10 am – 8 pm
Power & Light District: Kansas City, MO
This will be one of the best Fall events in Kansas City this year! You can enjoy tons of kids activities, live music & entertainment, Fall food & drink tastings, pumpkins, art displays, pony rides, s’mores, food trucks & so much more.
The Fall festival will be throughout the streets of PNL District, with some of the streets being blocked off. It is expected to be a big event, filled with tons of fun fall things to do…caramel apples, kettle corn, funnel cake & s’mores. What’s more Fall than that?
Saturday, October 15th – 10:00am-3:00pm
900 Ida St, Lansing, KS 66043
This year there will be kids activities, pumpkin crafting, petting zoo and more.
MORE INFO TO COME
Downtown Lee’s Summit, MO
Enjoy the Fall weather at this free event. This is the 12th annual art fair, featuring over 100 artist exhibits & booths. There is so much to see!
Saturday, October 16th – 10:00am-4:00pm
Kemper Outdoor Education Center: 8201 S Jasper Bell Rd. Blue Springs, MO
Explore nearly 100 booths, dog demonstrations & skills workshops, games, contests, competitions, clinic & animal adoption booths. You can learn so much at this event! Find more details about what games, clinics & workshops will be available…there are too many to list.
It is free admission with a dog food donation, so be sure to bring you dog food. Also, dress your dog up to the Halloween costume contest for dogs!
August 19th – 21st
This family-friendly event is filled with kids activities, including a carnival, live music, sales at local shops, arts & crafts, foods & many other booths!
The event is free to the public, located in downtown Parkville off S. Main Street. This is a new location for this year, so be sure to check where you’re going.
The events below, from prior years, have No updates for 2022- EMAIL us if you know of updates or any we should add.
October 5th – 10 am to 4 pm
Shoal Creek Living History Museum: 7000 Northeast Barry Road Kansas City, MO
This Fall festival is $5 per person (age 5 and under free)
Old time fun like puppet shows, music, kettle corn, pony rides, pumpkins, historical games & reenactments will all be included in this year’s festivities. Take your family back in time!
October 5th – 9:30 to 11:30 am
Downtown Shawnee, KS
Walk around Johnson Drive & City Hall to see many scarecrow decorations from locals! There will also be free art stations to decorate scarecrows & pumpkins.
Don’t miss the baking competition – fruit pie, pumpkin pie & pumpkin bread are all categories.
October 12th & 13 – (Sat: 10 am to 4 am, Sun: 11 am to 4 pm)
Mahffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm: 1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS
This Fall event is $5 per person, kids 4 & under are free. Cook off is Saturday only & The Fiesta Mexicana Dancers are Sunday only.
Enjoy kids activities like 1800s games, stagecoach rides, live performances, visiting animals, living history shows, cowboy shows & more. Some activities & food booths are cash only.
October 11th to 13th – times pending
O’Malley’s Pub: 500 Welt St. Weston, MO
This 3-day Irish festival is sure to have you feeling the Fall vibes. It will be the 19th year of the festival, offering a wide-variety of ways to enjoy the event.
Camp near the festival or drive our for the day. Then, enjoy live Irish music from many performers. It is a small-town feel, with a growing crowd each year, so be sure to come out & see what’s it all about.
Saturday, October 20th
4:00 to 8:00 pm
City Market in Downtown KC: 20 E 5th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Come bounce around with Giggles-n-Jiggles Family Fun Center & other local businesses in honor of Zach Pearce. There will be all day jump passes available for $12 or single jumps for $3. There will also be other fun things to do like a Beer Garden, yard games, fire spinners, henna artists, face painting, a pumpkin patch & more fall fun.
Saturday, October 20th
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
First Assembly of God: 9800 East 350 Highway, Raytown, Missouri 64133
This all-day event will have tons of things to do for kids. There will be a kids zone featuring bounce houses, face-painting, and a slew of games! You can also enjoy yummy food trucks and 50+ vendors selling handbags, jewelry, clothing and more!
This event is free and there will be security present.
Sunday, October 27th
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Woods Chapel Blue Springs: 3609 SW State Route 7 Blue Springs, MO 64014
Come enjoy all kinds of Halloween fun like a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, food & costumes!
Tuesday, October 30th
4:30 to 7:30 pm
2800 E. Linwood Blvd.
Come trunk or treat with your kiddos at The Hope Center’s Fall Hope Fest. There will be free food & games for everyone to enjoy. This is sure to be a fun thing to do with your kids…especially to get in the Halloween spirit.
Please bring a basket or bag for treats if you cannot bring your car!
No matter what festival you choose to attend, there are tons of Fall festivals near you to choose from!
Bookmark our resources below for Halloween fun in and around KC too! Pass them on, share the fun with your mom & dad friends. They will thank you:
As Halloween approaches, please also consider the safety of your pets. You can also find:
- Trick or Treating Events
- Haunted Houses in KC
- Kids Eat FREE on Halloween
- Candy Buy Backs
- Pumpkin Patches Near KC
- Trunk or Treat themes & decorations
- Fall Drink Ideas (maybe add alcohol…)
- No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas
- Halloween snack ideas for kids
- The Teal Pumpkin Project
- Kids Halloween Safety Tips
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