Kansas City's Fall Festival Guide



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Autumn means Fall Festivals in Kansas City! From apples to pumpkins, crafts to carnivals, ethnic festivals, and much much more... celebrate everything autumn at a local fair.

Note: This is your Guide to Fall Festivals in Kansas City 2018. This list was compiled by the staff of KC Parent Magazine and may not be reproduced in print or online without permission. If you know of changes or additions to this guide, please email kristina@kcparent.com.

October Festivals in Kansas City

The Great Pumpkin Fest Weekends Sep 15, 2018 - Oct 28, 2018 at Worlds of Fun, 4545 Worlds of Fun Avenue, Kansas City, MO. Visit Worlds of Fun for the ultimate fall festival - The Great Pumpkin Fest! This family-friendly event is all treats and no tricks and features special Halloween-themed activities for kids plus PEANUTS-themed rides and attractions in Planet Snoopy.

Fall Festival Book Sale Oct 5, 2018 - Oct 6, 2018 at Teen Commons, 16160 W. 135th St., Olathe, KS. It’s fall - time to curl up with a good book or watch a movie! All sales final. 

Oktoberfest Craft Show Oct 5, 2018 - Oct 6, 2018 at John Knox Village Pavilion, 520 NW Murray Rd., Lee's Summit, MO. Come enjoy an indoor craft show with over 100 booths of the finest handmade crafts in the area. First 125 shoppers on BOTH days get a free shopping bag. 

Family Fit & Fun Fair Oct. 5, 2018 from 3-7pm at Blue Springs Fieldhouse. Come tour the Fieldhouse, visit with local healthy vendors, enjoy light refreshments and stick around for demos of our most popular group fitness classes. The event is free and open the community

Burnt District Festival Oct 5 & 6, 2018 in On the Square Harrisonville, MO. Two days of family friendly fun on the historic Harrisonville Square! Parade, carnival and more!!

Gladfest Oct 5, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018 N. Holmes St. & Public Safety Dr., Gladstone, MO.  A Carnival will be open all three days for kids of all ages. Marketplace Tents will be located just west of Community Center and will offer valuable contacts with local businesses and civic organizations. 

KC Oktoberfest Oct 5-6, 2018 at Crown Center. A two-day celebration of Bavarian heritage modeled after the traditional Munich Oktoberfest in Germany. This festival will feature world-class music and entertainment, delicious menus crafted after the genuine tastes of Bavaria, and family-friendly games and activities inspired by those played in Europe.

Old West OctoberFest Oct 5, 2018 - Oct 6, 2018 at Historic Lexington, MO. Crafts, antiques, food vendors, and fun.

Independence Fire & Ice BBQ Competition Oct 5, 2018 - Oct 6, 2018 at Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, 19100 E Valley View Pkwy, Independence, MO. Established in 2015, this KCBS state championship quickly became one of the premier competitions in the Midwest drawing teams from across the United States each fall since its inception. 

Louisburg Fall Festival Oct 6, 2018 at Downtown Louisburg, KS. Fall Festival kicks off the season by closing downtown streets & filling it with vendors, food trucks, music & entertainment, and more! In conjunction with Louisburg Cider Run...please join us for a wonderful night!

14th Annual Kaw Valley Farm Tour Oct 6, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018 at Lamborn Farm, 25761 151st St, Leavenworth, KS. $10 per carload, good for 2 days. The farm tour provides fun and interactive farm experiences, supports local farms and introduces individuals of all ages to the many faces of agriculture in the Kaw Valley. Have breakfast on a farm, discover unique artisans, nurseries and greenhouses, pumpkin patches and wines produced at local vineyards. Pet a friendly alpaca, meet a horse that paints or chat with a chicken. Visit 33 Farms between Auburn Kansas and Kansas City.

Scarecrow Festival Oct 6, 2018 at 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS. This family-friendly event includes scarecrow making, pumpkin decorating, Farmers’ Market, baking contest, and seasonal displays. Supplies and decorations will be provided at no cost while they last. Downtown Shawnee will be transformed as businesses and merchants participate in a scarecrow contest. Come and check out all of the creative displays along Johnson Drive and in front of City Hall. For you chefs out there showcase your skills by participating in the baking contest, which includes categories for pumpkin pie, fruit pie, and pumpkin bread. Winners in each category will receive a $50 prize. Samples of the delectable desserts will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the contest.

KC Japan Festival Oct 6, 2018 at JCCC, 12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS. Experience Japan for a day without leaving the Kansas City metro area! The Japan Festival offers an exciting mix of Japanese popular culture including both contemporary and traditional music performances; martial arts demonstrations; tea ceremonies, Anime and Manga, Kimono exhibits, Samurai workshops, Sumo Suits, Bonsai and Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arranging) a variety of exhibits, food from local Japanese restaurants, and much more.  New to the Festival this year will be performances by Ryoichi Kinoshita, a 7th degree Aikido master from Osaka.  Aikido teaches one to flow with natural energy and manage conflict in a way that brings about the restoration of harmony.  Kinoshita – sensei is also a master in the art of calligraphy. Also new to the Festival is Yukari Nakano. She is also a top calligraphy master in Japan and a member of the prestigious Japan Art Academy.  Festival-goers will have the opportunity to observe the approach of both these masters to the ancient art form. Japanese “J-Pop” singer Aya Uchida will return from Kyoto, Japan to perform with local songwriter and guitarist Jo Yamanaka. Music performances will include the powerful drum sounds of Denver Taiko, and Three Trails Taiko; and, the subtle styling of performers playing Japanese instruments Koto, Shamisen and Shakuhachi. Edible sculpture will be created on-site by Miyuki Sugimori, renowned Japanese Candy Artist, retired from Epcot Center. Festival-goers can visit a Japanese cultural village, learn about creating Japanese garden designs, and shop at a Japanese bazaar where they will find kimonos, other beautiful textiles, and small, handmade works of art.

Raymore Fall Craft Fair Oct 6, 2018 at​ T.B. Hanna Station, 214 S. Washington, Raymore, MO. The Raymore Lions Club annual Craft Fair.

Dyslexia Dash--Fall Fest Oct 6, 2018 at Horizon Academy, 4901 Reinhardt Drive, Roeland Park, KS. Join Horizon Academy and IDA (International Dyslexia Association--local chapter) for the Annual Fall Fest. We are partnering with IDA this year and will begin the day with a 5K Dyslexia Dash, followed by games, petting zoo, face painting and a pumpkin patch! 

Oktoberfest in Westwood Oct 6, 2018 at Joe D. Dennis Park, 50th Street & Rainbow Boulevard, Westwood, KS. Celebrate the start of fall! Westwood’s annual Oktoberfest celebration welcomes all residents to attend.

30th Annual Weston Applefest Celebration Oct 6, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018 at Weston, MO.  Visitors to Applefest are encouraged to come early on Saturday morning to enjoy Weston’s hometown parade along Main Street at 10:00 am. The Saturday parade will feature antique tractors, classic cars, fire trucks, and bands. There will be over 80 art and craft booths along the downtown Main Street to peruse and you’re also invited to browse the many unique Weston shops during your visit. Our mini-hay baler has demonstrated and sold his hay bales for 26 years. Watch apple butter being made over an open fire and purchase a jar of apple butter to take home. Kids will love to work the apple press to see how apple cider is made. Weston’s famous apple dumplings, apple pies, and cookies will be available through our local churches. You can catch a quick and tasty bite at our Applefest Food Court or, you might choose to sit down, relax and enjoy the delicious cuisine at one of the several fine restaurants in Weston. Fun children’s activities both days are planned in the park with Pony Rides, Face Painting, Straw Bale Maze, Pumpkin Painting, and Agriculture Education Interactive Games and Activities.

Merriam Drive Live Oct 6, 2018 at Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS. FREE with the exception of food purchases. 9133225550. Downtown Merriam will transform into a street and lawn party full of music on two stages, food trucks, adult beverages, select crafters, Farmers’ Market vendors and more. Live music throughout the day.

CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts & Music FALL FEST CANCELLED THIS WEEKEND! Friends, we are disappointed to announce that the Missouri Town Fall Festival is canceled this weekend. The excessive rains received last night have made turf parking impossible and damaged roads into the village. We hope to see you next year!

CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER KC Games for Good Oct 6, 2018 at Front Lawn of the National WW1 Museum and Memorial, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, MO. KC Games for Good is a city-wide event intended to showcase and celebrate - service to our community... and organizations that deliver it.  This family-friendly event includes: Exhibit Area showcasing family services. Team Competitions for all. Kids Scavenger Hunt. First Responder displays, music, giant bounce house & more. KC Games for Good is a city-wide event intended to showcase and celebrate -- service to our community. All proceeds from KC Games for Good helps support those in need who are served by local nonprofit organizations.

Apple Fest Topeka Oct 6, 2018 at Old Prairie Town, 124 NW Fillmore, Topeka, KS. The family event features pioneer living demonstrations including black smiths and a wood smith, the Peddler’s Village arts and craft show in the Ward-Meade Botanical Garden, heritage foods, railroad hand car rides, a petting zoo, organ grinders, a quilt show and more. Tours will be given of the historic buildings at Old Prairie Town.

Meyer Fest Oct 6, 2018 at St. Peter's Parish, KC, MO. Enjoy  games, fun inflatables, rides, bungee pods, karaoke, entertainment, arts & crafts, and much more. Children ages 2 and younger: FREE, Children ages 3-18: $15 (access to all rides and games); adults free with a paid kid's admission. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATER - Waterfire Oct 6, 2018 at Brush Creek along the Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO. CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER as of 10/5.

Fall Festival Book Sale - Six-Bucks-a-Sack Sale Oct 7, 2018 at Teen Commons, 16160 W. 135th St., Olathe, KS. On Sunday only, purchase a plastic sack at the door for $6 and All sales final. Cash or check accepted. 

FEAST OF FOUNTAINS: A FOOD TRUCK FEST Oct 11, 2018 at The Great Lawn, 18th & Vine, Kansas City, MO. Join KC Parks and local food trucks for a Food Truck Festival to benefit the city’s beautiful fountains. Guests can feast on delicious food offerings from KC’s favorite food trucks, enjoy live music, and other activities for the whole family. A portion of proceeds goes toward the City of Fountains Foundation to support our city’s flowing treasures.

Fall Festival at Shawnee Indian Mission Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 at Shawnee Indian Mission Museum, 3403 W 53rd St, Fairway, KS. Enjoy music, local vendors, Living History, crafts, children’s games, food trucks and performances. The festival kicks off with a free Friday night concert on the West building porch from 6-9pm, and goes into full swing on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. There is a suggestion donation of $2 per adult to enjoy the festival, and all proceeds go to support the Mission.

Weston Irishfest Celebration Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 at Weston, MO. The Weston Irish Festival began in 2000 as a one-day event which drew an attendance of 1500 people. As the first act took the stage, on what had been a beautiful morning, the clouds rolled in and by the end of the day had dumped three inches of rain on the festival. In the true spirit of the Irish however, the audience stuck it out, the musicians did all they could by playing impromptu sets wherever there was a reasonably dry spot in between the rain showers, and everyone managed to still have a great time.

Into the Night Fall Festival Oct 12, 2018 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm at Ironwoods Park 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, KS. Activities will include a petting zoo, train rides, nature exhibits at the Prairie Oak Nature Center, crafts and games in the Historic Oxford Schoolyard, fortuneteller, face painter, balloon artist, and storytellers. Make S’mores at the campfire ring near the cabins. Visit with Leawood Police and Firemen. Entertainers will include the Moon Pie Band, Leawood Stage Company’s cast of “Mame”, Mad Science, Vida Dance Company, and children’s headliner Dino O’Dell. The admission fee is just $10.00 per carload at the entry with each person receiving a wristband, which will allow open access to all activities, crafts, games, and entertainment. Food will be available for sale.

Pony Express PumpkinFest Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 at St. Joseph, MO. This free family arts festival celebrates the fall harvest with live entertainment, a children’s costume parade, festival rides, games, storytelling, crafts and food. Enjoy the lighting of the “Great Pumpkin Mountain” on opening night.

Summit Art Festival 2018 Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 at Downtown Lee's Summit, Third Street and SW Main Street, Lee's Summit, MO. The Summit Art Festival is a free, outdoor, 3-day, high-quality, juried fine art event in the historic downtown district of Lee's Summit, Missouri. Featuring over 90 local, regional and national artists, visitors will enjoy a unique blend of art and music in addition to the Student Art Pavilion showcasing over 200 works of art created by local middle and high schools students, and the KidsArtZone offering hands-on children's art activities. Entertaining non-amplified music will be provided by several local musicians throughout the entire weekend at various performance locations. Plenty of free parking and unique food and beverage choices offer a fun opportunity for the entire family!

Trucktoberfest Oct 12, 2018 from 6-9pm at T.B. Hanna Station in Raymore, MO. Enjoy food trucks and live music.

Ciderfest RESCHEDULED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER - NEW DATES Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 at Louisburg Cider Mill, 14730 K68 Hwy, Louisburg, KS. Ciderfest activities begin with the Louisburg Lions Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Other activities include: Live music beginning at 11 a.m., cider and donut-making, pony rides, and inflatable slide ongoing throughout the day until 6 p.m. Ciderfest also features craft booths, gift & collectible vendors, and multiple BBQ and food vendors. There is no admission or parking fees to attend. Also at Ciderfest, visit our huge pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, experience our 10-acre corn maze, visit with farm animals, play on the hill slide, enjoy the picnic areas and take advantage of the great photo opportunities we've set up. The Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch area has $10 admission, children 3 and under are free.

Sugar Mounds Arts & Crafts Festival Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 at Linn County Fairgrounds, Highway 7 just North of the Little Sugar Creek, Mound City, KS. Explore over 400 booths displaying all types of hand-crafted items with exhibitors coming from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska, and Colorado and as far as California to join Kansas exhibitors of crafts and art work. 

Fall Swing Pop-Up Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 at Swope Park, Kansas City, MO. The Weekend will feature visual art, music, dance, theatre, film, poetry and culinary arts and celebrate unity and social change through art. And, finally, through The Expanded Field, Open Spaces will highlight even more events, exhibitions, and activities throughout the city hosted by Kansas City’s thriving arts organizations and its thriving arts community.”

Arrow Rock Heritage Festival Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 at Arrow Rock, MO. Arrow Rock was one of the first towns to host a heritage craft festival, and its festival continues to draw thousands each year. This year’s festival is extra special as we celebrate our 50th year! Enjoy lost-art crafts demonstrated and sold by costumed artisans, live music and entertainment, great food, and the historic ambiance you won’t find anywhere else! Admission is $2 per day and includes parking. 

Old Fashioned Street Faire Oct 13, 2018 at​ Downtown Smithville, 100 So. Bridge, Smithville, MO. Enjoy a perfect Fall day filled with fun, food, entertainments and delightful arts, crafts and more just in time for the holidays. 

Topeka Science & Tech Fest Oct 13, 2018 at 700-block of S. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS. Hands-on activities and demonstrations aimed at toddlers to eighth-graders will line the street, plus food trucks and other fun.

KCPT's Be My Neighbor Day Oct 13, 2018 at Toyota Plaza at Children's Mercy Park, 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS. Join KCPT, PNC Grow Up Great® and Sporting Kansas City for “Be My Neighbor Day,” a family celebration featuring tigertastic events! The day will include appearances by Daniel Tiger of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, entertainment and hands-on learning activities focused on being a caring neighborhood! Do your first act of kindness by bringing in a pair of gently used or new shoes to donate to the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Shoe Drive, benefiting Soles4Souls.

Lansing Fall Festival Oct 13, 2018 at St. Francis de Sales Church, 900 Ida St., Lansing, KS. Come enjoy another great autumn setting in Lansing. Musicians will be performing through the day at the Lamborn Farms Amphitheatre, near the petting zoo and the Library's Pumpkin Craftin' Station. Rising country music talent Rachel Louise Taylor will perform, along with kids' musician Ry Kincaid.

Mother Earth News Fair Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 at Kansas Expocentre, One Expocentre Dr., Topeka, KS. This is a unique opportunity to interact with some of the most sought after experts in the world of sustainability. Come ready with your questions and look forward to learning something new - directly from the source! 

14th ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL Oct 13, 2018 at Shoal Creek Living History Museum, 7000 Northeast Barry Road, Kansas City, MO. Enjoy an old-fashioned County Fair. Entertainment for all ages: Puppet Show, Historical Games, 19th Century Re-enactors bring the village to life with skits and demonstrations, Music, Face Painting, Kettle Corn, Pony Rides, Pumpkins for sale, and much more! $1 horse-drawn wagon rides from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Holiday Mart Oct 18-21 at Bartle Hall, Kansas City, MO. Holiday Mart, Kansas City’s only nonprofit shopping event, is the must-attend event of the fall. Proceeds from Holiday Mart support community projects sponsored by the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, including programs focused on women and children.

Enchanted Forest: Independence Weekends Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 at George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd., Independence, MO. $3 / person at the gate. A non-scary, family oriented, Halloween event at George Owens Nature Park. Storybook, fairy tale, and popular movie characters come to life.

Glow: A Jack O’ Lantern Festival Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 at Powell Gardens, 1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, MO. Enjoy this highly anticipated fall festival featuring hundreds of carved pumpkins and a variety of family-friendly activities! Walk a nearly mile-long pathway lit by light displays, jack-o-lanterns and fantastic pumpkin sculptures. Enjoy stops along the way including children’s activities, hayrides, a fire-pit, hospitality stations with wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages, food vendors and a demo and display tent featuring master pumpkin carver Rudy Garcia and his fantastic creations.

Lenexa Chili Challenge Oct 19, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 at​  Old Town Lenexa, Santa Fe Trail Drive & Pflumm Road, Lenexa, KS. About 200 teams compete in our chili, salsa and hot wings contests in hopes of taking home the Grand Champion prize. Teams host private parties on Friday night and give out samples to the public on Saturday. Activities include musical entertainment both days, fireworks on Friday night, and the Kids Kornbread Contest on Saturday.

October Marketplace Oct 20, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church LSMO, 1800 SW State Route 150, Lee's Summit, MO. Spend the afternoon at the Marketplace, where you have the chance to enter a raffle for a handmade quilt and other items from the vendors, visit local crafters and businesspeople, and enjoy a homemade lunch made just for you by the Holy Spirit Ladies Auxiliary! End your day with some baked goods made by the Ladies Auxiliary including pies, breads and cookies.

Blue Valley Family Fall Festival Oct 20, 2018 from 1-4pm at RC Fields 2-4,  6545 151st St, Overland Park, KS. First 500 kids registered receive a free treat bucket and a pumpkin worthy of decorating. Carnival Games  |  Clowns  |  Face Painting   |   Horse-Drawn Hayrides  |  Huge Kites |  Inflatables  |  Petting Zoo   |   Free Belfonte Ice Cream. Bring non-perishable food items or cleaning products to benefit the Blue Valley Multiservice Center. Fee: $5/$6NR (Ages 9 and under with adult)

Maple Leaf Festival Oct 20, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018 at Baldwin City, KS. The two day festival occurs on the third full weekend of October. Saturday begins with a parade at 11:00 am. Complete with a children’s competition, marching bands, floats and antique cars, the parade starts the festival off with a bang. Sunday concludes the festivities with additional events and crafts for sale and a quilt show. Craft booths (both indoor and outdoor) are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Throughout the day, families can enjoy the Kids Zone with crafts and rides for children 10 and under, ride the historic Midland Railroad from Baldwin to Nowhere, KS and enjoy dramatic arts and music. Food for every taste abounds.

Fall Festival – Pumpkins & Mums Oct 20, 2018 at Broadway Street, Excelsior Springs. 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Crafters, vendors, artists, beer & wine garden, live music, children’s activities and more.

Bounce-toberfest Oct 20, 2018 at City Market. Jump into fall fun with inflatables for all ages. Enjoy live music, entertainment, food, beer garden and more. Admission and parking are FREE *Inflatables $3 per rider & up. Unlimited all-day passes $12. *Exclusive tiny tot area for safety and fun. 

Independence Cultural and Heritage Festival Oct 20, 2018 from 2-6pm at Independence Uptown Market on the Historic Independence Square. The festival will kick off with a parade of flags and music from local composer and musician Dana Mengel and friends. The free festival is a celebration of history and culture for all ages. Come enjoy music, dance, and storytelling. Many local food vendors will add to the festivities. Learn about local ethnic and cultural groups in the festival marketplace. Listen and learn of our rich histories and traditions. Taste the foods from around the globe and enjoy the music from local talent. All of this wrapped in the beautiful setting of the new Uptown Market. 

Dogtober Fest Oct 21, 2018 at Kemper Outdoor Education Center, 8201 S. Jasper Bell Road, Blue Springs, MO. Fun for your dogs. Fun for their pets (that would be you). Fun for all! Everyone is guaranteed to have a doggone good time at Dogtober Fest.​ Contests and games include Bobbing for Biscuits, Sack Races, Roll-Over Races, Biscuit Eating, Musical Frisbees, Biscuit Toss, Costume Contest, Dog/Owner Look-A-Likes, Biggest Dog and Smallest Dog.

Miami County Fall Farm Tour 2018 Oct 20 & 21, 2018 in Miami County, KS.  This free event is a great time for families and or a date day.  There are 14 farms participating this year including Timber View Farm Alpacas, Cozy Acres, Rocking Goat Farms, Terebithia Dairy Goats, Red Barn Quilts, Prothe's Pecans, Star Thrower Farm, Silver Lining Herfeords, Sunflower Orchards, Whispering Elm Farm, and 4 local wineries.  Make it a complete day.  Interaction with the animals and farm stores or goods for sale at most sights!  Food is also available at many of the sights!

 

Enchanted Forest: Lenexa Oct 25, 2018 at​ Sar-Ko-Par Park, 87th & Lackman, Lenexa, KS. Free admission. For one night only, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park is transformed into The Enchanted Forest, where there is something to delight even the smallest of Halloween revelers. You can enjoy performances by puppets, musicians and singers along the trail around Rose’s Pond and fun photos in the photo booth. Stroll the seasonal displays, visit friendly characters and enjoy performances at your leisure. The Enchanted Forest is primarily an entertainment event - not a trick-or-treating event. However, there will be a limited supply of candy in the sponsor area, thanks to their generosity.

Carved Festival Oct 25, 2018 at Crestwood Shops, 4415 Warwick Blvd., 55th and Brookside Blvd., Kansas City, MO. Celebrate fall with pumpkin-themed food, live music and artful pumpkins carved by Kansas City Art Institute students at Carved, a festive fall event at the Crestwood Shops. A portion of all the proceeds from shop and restaurant sales throughout the weekend will benefit KCAI student scholarships. Visitors to Carved can get retail therapy at eleven locally-owned shops and enjoy special menu items at Café Europa and Aixios. The Crestwood Shops, located on 55th Street between Brookside Boulevard and Oak Street, were established in 1922 and is Kansas City’s first neighborhood shopping area.

Trunk or Treat & Trucks Oct 27, 2018 at Liberty Hospital, 2525 Glenn Hendren Dr., Liberty, MO. Come in costume for candy, prizes and big trucks! See fire, tow, trash trucks and much more! This event is FREE and open to our community!

Holiday Treasures Craft Festival Oct 27, 2018 at Shawnee Civic Center, 13817 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS. Beat the crowds this holiday season and pick up some unique, hand-crafted holiday gifts while you are at it! Admission is free, you have nothing to lose and the perfect holiday gift to gain!

Taco Topia Oct 27, 2018 from noon -8pm at Sporting KC on the Toyota Plaza, Kansas City, KS. Experience the biggest Taco Festival in Kansas City! This 1-day food and music festival will feature a variety Mexican eats, while they battle it out for title of "Best Taco".  Featuring live music & entertainment this taco inspired event will include local music acts, giant yard games, interactive activities, unique drinks, dancing, and a little more!

Mildale Farm Fall Fest Oct. 27, 2018 at Mildale Farm, Edgerton, KS. Bring the family and spend the day exploring the Mildale Farm property and enjoy a number of fall activities during this free public event. Visitors can explore and picnic on the 158-acre site including the 22-acre rental property as well as about 136 acres of adjacent agricultural property. Park near A tractor-drawn hayride will take visitors to a fire circle in the south-central portion of the Mildale site, where they can roast marshmallows and enjoy storytelling. Catch-and-release fishing in any or all seven ponds within the 158-acre area will also be offered, so bring your own bait and tackle. While district fishing permits have been waived for this event, Kansas residents ages 16 to 74 and nonresidents 16 and older need to have a Kansas state fishing license.

Lawson Fall Fest Oct 27, 2018 at Lawson City Park, 399 N Pennsylvania Ave, Lawson, MO. 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. The Lawson City Park will be filled with activities, including bounce houses, live music, shopping, games, food, pumpkin painting, PTO’s Trunk-or-Treat, costume contest, hay rides, Movies in the Park, and more!

Historical Hauntings Oct 27, 2018 at Shawnee Town 1929, 11600 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS. The Optimist Club of Shawnee-Mission will be selling snacks at the “Ghoul Café” and there will be trick-or-treating, tractor drawn hayrides, Farmstead tours, an eyeball candy counting contest, opportunities for Halloween photos and costume contests with five separate categories and awesome prizes!

Trunk-or-Treat Oct 28, 2018 at Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak St., Kansas City, MO.  Join Central for our annual Trunk-or-Treat! Enjoy boo-tifully decorated trunks, frightfully fun games, and otherworldly snacks. Great for the entire family! Miniature pumpkins will be available for the first 80 kids.

Midwest GameFest Nov 1, 2018 - Nov 4, 2018 at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, 18011 Bass Pro Dr, Independence, MO. The Role-Players Guild of Kansas City (Shauncon), Heart of America Historical Miniatures Gaming Society (Borderwars), and Gamer's Haven Game Library have banded together to bring you role-playing games, historical miniatures, board games, card games, organized play, cosplay, workshops, game designers, dealers, benefit events, a used game sale and more!

33rd Annual British Faire & Tea Nov 3, 2018 at Shawnee Civic Center, 13817 Johnson Dr, Shawnee Mission, KS. Admission $5 Adults / $1 Child Afternoon Tea $18 includes admission. 8164529381. Join the Daughters of the British Empire for their Annual British Faire and Tea. This is your place to get British foods, teas and gifts with plenty of vendors, children's activities and local organizations. Entertainment throughout the day includes music, dancing, magic, a visit from Renaissance Royalty and our new speaker's corner. Tea is served English style at the following times: 11:00 / 12:15 / 1:30 / 2:45.

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival Nov 4, 2018 at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO. This lively festival celebrating Mexican art and culture, including an altar installation which tributes loved ones who have passed away, has become a fall tradition for many families. We’ll have art activities, live music and entertainment, and Mexican food. 

 

For even MORE great Kansas City events, visit our Kansas City Calendar.

Note: This is your Guide to Fall Festivals in Kansas City 2018. This list was compiled by the staff of KC Parent Magazine and may not be reproduced in print or online without permission. If you know of changes or additions to this guide, please email kristina@kcparent.com.

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