Our Favorite Kansas City Fall Festivals

Don’t get me wrong, I love writing blogs revolved around your HVAC system and how to care for them, but I am pretty excited about this next post.  In fact, I could probably write it in my sleep.  I love fall in Kansas City and I hope you find joy in reading about our favorite Kansas City fall festivals.

  1. Louisburg Cider Mill: You don’t have to be a Kansas City Chiefs fan to appreciate the colors of red and gold; September brings those colors in the form of leaves and apples too.  The Louisburg Cider Mill quite possibly produces the best Apple Cider and Sparkling Cider   One of our favorite Kansas City fall festivals is the Louisburg Ciderfest on Sept 24th – 25th and Oct 1st – 2nd.  Besides the cider tasting, this festival offers a pancake breakfast, live music and lots of other family fun, (louisburgcidermill.com).
  2. Weston Apple Fest:   We do appreciate Missouri apples in the Lundberg house which is why the Weston Apple Fest is also one of our favorite Kansas City fall festivals.  The Weston Apple Fest takes place on October 1st – 2nd and it turns Weston, MO into the bustling town it once was.  There is a parade on Saturday morning on Main Street with multiple vendors, demonstrations, food and live music, (westonmo.com).
  3. Pumpkin Patch: Pumpkin patches are synonymous with our favorite Kansas City fall festivals.  There are more pumpkin patches in a 25-mile radius of our house that I can list in this blog.  A couple of our favorites include Alldredge Orchards, (alldredgeorchards.com) and Faulkner’s Pumpkin Farm, (faulknerspumpkinfarm.com).  Beginning Labor Day, these pumpkin patches (and more) are jam-packed with festivals, hayrides, corn mazes, and petting zoos.
  4. Shoal Creek Living History Museum:  I personally love Missouri’s rich historical past, and the Shoal Creek Living History Museum encapsulates the perfect fall day.   October 8th is their Harvest Festival and the history museum comes to life with re-enactors, a county fair, and time period food.  This is one of our favorite Kansas City fall festivals that can’t be missed, (shoalcreeklivinghistorymuseum.com).
  5. American Royal: The American Royal is a Kansas City classic with events beginning in September and finishing in December.  We particularly enjoy the World Series of Barbecue at the end of October because who doesn’t have a soft spot for barbecue, (americanroyal.com).
  6. Plaza Art Fair:  The Plaza Art Fair is a signature event for the Country Club Plaza.  I wanted to put it on our list as a “must try” for 2016 Kansas City fall festivals.  This is one of the longest running fall festivals in the area, boasting its 85th year.  It begins September 23rd and ends September 25th, (plazaartfair.com).
  7. Not So Haunted Houses:  The end of October signals the cross over to the holiday season and while that is kind of frightening, the end of the Kansas City fall doesn’t have to be.  I thought the best way to end this list of our favorite Kansas City fall festivals was with a few of our favorite not so haunted houses.  We frequent Boo at the Zoo, (kansascityzoo.org), Saturday afternoon trick or treating in downtown Parkville, (parkvillemo.org), and of course Night of the Living Farm at Deanna Rose Farmstead, (opkansas.org/things-to…/deanna-rose-childrens-farmstead).

I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog post about our favorite Kansas City fall festivals as much I enjoyed writing it.  I just have one more thing to add and I’m not going to say it too loudly, but a postseason Royals celebration would be the best fall festival of all!