County Fairs Around the Kansas City Metros

Grab the kiddos and head to the nearest corny dog stand… it’s fair time around the metro! We found the best county fairs and fests near you.

We all know that county fairs serve up some yummy food and exciting rides, but county fairs are also a great way to support local shops and vendors, create memories and enjoy some quality time with the family.

So, now that summer is approaching, mark your calendars for one (or more) of these state fairs or county fairs near you.

fun fairs and festivals in kansas city

** Nearly all KC festivals and fairs are cancelled for 2020 or offering digital options instead of in-person events. However, check their individual websites online for more recent updates. Also check back for 2021 info!

Fairs & Festivals Near Us:

Bloom Fest

Powell Gardens

April 15th-May 9th, 2021

Play Outside @ Powell Gardens festival of flowers!

KC Urban Children’s Book Fair 

KC Jazz Museum

May 22nd, 2021

This is the 1st annual Children’s Book Fair put on by the Jazz Museum. Kids will have an opportunity to purchase books from many of these authors!

Downtown Days Festival Lee’s Summit

SE Main and SE 3rd Lee’s Summit, MO

June 5th- June 7th

This 3 day family festival is located in downtown Lee’s Summit. Enjoy kid friendly carnival, live entertainment and of course all the yummy local food.


West Bottoms

June 19th-20th

This local street fair is open for the entire family to enjoy. There will be tons of food, live music and a spectacular bottomless brunch. This fair is more than a celebration of local beers and breweries, it’s an experience for the whole family. The best part is, kids 12 and under are FREE.

Frontier Days in Edgerton, KS

June 19th- 20th

This weekend fair in Edgerton is where history is celebrated. This festival includes crafts, music, a parade and a family friendly carnival.

Wyandotte County Fair

13700 Polfer Rd Kansas City, KS

 July 7th- July 11th

The Wyandotte County Fair is full of food, fun and festival fun. Enjoy the vintage car shows, market place, carnival and other fun fair attractions.

Wyandotte County Fair

13700 Polfer Road, Kansas City, KS 66109

July 13th-17th, 2021

Your family can enjoy arts and crafts, music, food, a carnival, and all the traditional fair fun.

Cass County Fair

Paola, KS

July 13th-18th, 2021

This week-long fair is a fun place for kids and adults of all ages! There will be camping all week, rodeo, auction, games, food, rides & tons of fun!

Miami County Fair

401 E. Wallace Park Dr, Paola, KS

July 18th-26th.

 The Miami County Fair is back this summer. Enjoy the Fair Royalty parade, mutton bustin’ , rodeo and more.

2021 Platte County Fair

July 21st-24th, 2021

This festival has been going since 1863! It’s a giant state fair with entertainment, food, vendors, rides & everything in between.

Miami County Fair

401 E. Wallace Park Dr, Paola, KS

July 24th to August 1st, 2021

The Miami County Fair is back this summer. Enjoy the Fair Royalty parade, mutton bustin’ , rodeo and more.

Platte County Fair

414 State Rte 92 Platte City, MO

July 22 thru July 25th.

Stop by the Platte County Fair and enjoy a rodeo, tractor & truck pull, mud-a- thon, entertainment, 4H livestock and more.

Johnson County Fair

136 E, Washington St Gardner, KS

July 26th- August 1st.

The Johnson County Fair in Kansas is one you don’t want to miss. Catch a demolition Derby, parade and all the fun that a county fair has to offer including delicious fair food.

Johnson County, Kansas Fair

136 E Washington St. Gardener, KS 66030

July 27th- August 1st, 2021

This Kansas fair is HUGE! There are rides, live stock, entertainment & performances, and everything you want from a fair!

Douglas County Fair

2120 Harper St Lawrence, KS

July 28th- August 1st.

The Douglas County Fair will feature the Kenny Gambler Band and Quite Frankly among other performers in their 2020 county fair. There will also be 4H exhibits, Ice Cream contest, fair food and fun.

Missouri State Fair

2503 W 16th Street Sedalia, MO.

August 18th – August 23rd.

The Missouri State Fair is one of the biggest county fairs. From livestock showing, live entertainment, fun stuff just for kids and all the cotton candy you can take.

Maker Fair 1855

August 21st, 2021

If you want to support local creators and makers, this festival bring together tons or makers from the past!

Parkville Days

8701 McAfee Dr Parkville, MO

August 21st- August 23rd

This free family festival features live music, parade, local retailers and food vendors plus a carnival. Enjoy the last days of summer at this special festival.

2021 Kansas City Renaissance Festival 

Fair Grounds

September 4th – October 17th, 2021

KC Ren Fest is back this year! Come enjoy turkey leg, jousting, rides & everything we love about the festival!

Kansas State Fair

2000 N Poplar St Hutchinson, KS

September 11th-20th

The Kansas State Fair will be open and ready to kick off the new season in September. Enjoy concerts from Darci Lynne Farmer (America’s Got Talent) 4H exhibits and shows, fair food and a carnival that will please everyone.

Grain Valley Fair

713 South Main St Grain Valley, MO

September 11th-12th.

The Grain Valley Fair is a two day fair packed with attractions the whole family will love. Shop the local vendors, dance the weekend away to live music, catch the parade and more. Plus, feast on fair favorites like BBQ and Kettle Corn. Don’t forget to stay for the fireworks.

50th Jesse James Festival

Jesse James Park in Kearney, Missouri

September 11, 16-19, 2021

This is the 50th annual event!

Higginsville Country Fair

Downtown Higginsville Higginsville, MO

September 12th-19th

This county fair includes art exhibits, a kids playground, pageants, parades,contests, local vendors, rodeo and more.

Plaza Art Fair

The Country Club Plaza

September 24-26, 2021

If you’re an art lover, one of KC’s most popular festivals is for you. There are hundreds of artists that set up tents throughout the streets of the Plaza. You don’t want to miss this!

Liberty Fall Festival

Liberty Square

September 24th-26th, 2021

There’s vendors, live music, and fun activities for the whole family!

Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival of Arts Crafts & Music

8010 E. Park Road, Lees’ Summit, MO 64081

October 2nd-3rd, 2021

This is a tradition in KC to experience the history of our area. “Skilled interpreters, crafters and artisans will bring this antebellum living history site to life with period music, dance, games, crafts, a fun‑filled hay wagon ride, and delicious foods,” according to their website.

No Info for 2021:

Johnson County (MO) Fair

No info for 2020.

Cass County Fair

No info for 2020.

 Now that you know where the best county fairs are near you, grab the family and head out to one this weekend! Remember to check fair websites for information regarding weather changes, parking, and other questions regarding the fair.

Leavenworth County Fair

No info for 2020.

We hope to see you out and about at one of these state fairs and county fairs!

Fromm our family to yours, iFamilyKC

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