Pumpkins & Halloween Fun in Kansas City


October 2013


Weekend Activities, Autumn Fun & Foliage, and Halloween Events


September Events  ---  October Events 

Make sure to see our list of Pumpkin Patches & Trick or Treat Festivities in Kansas City too!

10/2 & other dates - Ernie Miller Storytime

Attend a themed storytime and meet some animal friends - small admission

    • 10/2 Johnny Appleseed,
    • 10/16 Native American Stories,
    • 11/6 Whooo Do You See?


10/5 - Burr Oak Woods - "Into the Land of Oz"

Special event fun at Burr Oak Woods -- families are invited to help Dorothy on her quest!


10/5 - Japan Festival at JCCC

Enjoy a day in Japan with musical performances, candy artists, sumo wrestlers, workshops, activities, Bento boxes and much more!  Wonderful cultural experience for the whole family.  Admission charged.

10/5-6 -  Louisburg Ciderfest

Enjoy cider & donuts, watch them press apples to make cider, music and kids activities (activities cost extra).


10/6 - Nature Crafts for Kids at the OP Arboretum

Kids can create art with natural items and enjoy fun activities at the Overland Park Arboretum this weekend!  Admission to Arboretum required to attend.


10/5-6 - Missouri Town Arts, Crafts & Music Festival

Enjoy special children's games, a craft area, see how sorghum is made and watch costumed interpreters as they celebrate life from the 19th century.  Admission charged.  More details...


10/12 & 13 - Fall Festival at Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site

 Enjoy re-enactments, American Indian dancers and seasonal activities.


10/12 & 13  Free Entrance to the Overland Park Arboretum this weekend!


10/12 & 13 - Magic Woods at Lakeside Nature Center

Lakeside Nature Center hosts Magic Woods for seasonal fun with afternoon and evening activities.


10/13 - Whimsical Woods at Ernie Miller

Explore the magical forest, listen to stories and find out who's visiting Ernie Miller at this special event for kids!  Admission charged.


Whoo's Coming to Visit??


10/12 & 13 -Sprint Family Fun Days Fall Festival

Hayrides, petting zoo, pony rides, puppet show, trick-or-treating and lots more fun!  


10/13 Int'l Lineman's Rodeo at the Nat'l Ag Center

Spend the day at the National Agriculture Center and enjoy hayrides, train rides and lots of kid's activities!  Admission charged.


10/12 - WaterFire at the Country Club Plaza

Enjoy some wonderful music and entertainment as more than 50 bonfires float down Brush Creek.


10/13 - Powell Observatory

Spend an evening stargazing and view Year of the Comets at Powell Observatory .  Program begins at 7pm.  Admission charged.


10/18-19 - Lenexa Chili Challenge

Lots of yummy fun at Old Town Lenexa with 200 teams competing at this annual chili cook-off!


10/19-20 - Boo at the Zoo w/the Kansas City Zoo

A little earlier this year -- Dress up and head out to the Kansas City Zoo for some trick-or-treating and lots of fun with the animals.  Admission charged.

10/19 - Scavenger Hunt at Kemper Museum

Scavenger Saturday for Families at the Kemper Museum of Art




10/19-31 - Great Pumpkin Festivities @ Bass Pro Shops

Get a FREE photo with the Peanut Characters, go trick-or-treating, enjoy crafts, a scavenger hunt and more during the It's the Great Pumpkin Event at Bass Pro!

10/24 - Enchanted Forest for Kids

Enjoy an evening stroll through the Enchanted Forest  at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park.


10/25-26 - Missouri Town Spirits of the Past Tour

See who's haunting Missouri Town with this special nighttime tour.  Advanced reservations required and admission charged.


10/26-27 - Night of the Living Farmstead at Deanna Rose Farmstead

You've visited the Deanna Rose Farmstead during the day, but have you visited at night?  Kids will love the haunted barn, flashlight scavenger hunt, marshmallow shooters and more!  Admission charged


10/26 & 27 - Trick or Treat on the Farm at the Nat'l Ag Museum

Put on your costume and head out to the National Agriculture Center for some tricks and lots of treats!  Admission charged.


10/26 - Historical Hauntings @ Shawnee Town

Enjoy face painting, hayrides, balloon artists and trick-or-treating at the Shawnee Town 1929 MuseumFREE




10/26 - Powell Observatory

Spend an evening stargazing and learn about Spooky Skies Powell ObservatoryAdmission charged.


10/26 - Mildale Farm Fall Festival

Spend the day at Mildale Farm in Olathe for lots of kids events:  kids 12 and under can decorat a pumpkin, families can enjoy a horse-drawn hayride, explore the farm and more!  FREE


10/26 - Halloween Parade in Independence

Trick or treat at local shops from 1 - 3 pm and then watch the Halloween Parade


10/26 - Halloween Extravaganza @ Leawood Hy-Vee

Come to the Halloween Festival dressed for the costume contest, along with face-painting, cookie decorating, games & more!  FREE


10/26-27 - Fall Annual Muster at Ft. Osage

Head out to Fort Osage for the annual Fall Muster - watch as the muskets, cannons and fort gets ready for war!  Admission charged.


Also visit our list of Pumpkin Patches & Trick or Treat Festivities in Kansas City too!

September Events  ---  October Events