Fall is a great time to enjoy some seasonal activities and special events that help to create those wonderful childhood memoires — hunting for pumpkins, a crisp walk around an outdoor festival and dressing up for trick or treat events.
And boy, do we have a list for you —
Orchards, pumpkin patches, festivals and trick or treating galore — so much to do in Kansas City this Fall!
Kansas City Fall Activities
Kansas City Area Pumpkin Patches
In addition to getting a pumpkin, there are so many other enjoyable activities at local pumpkin patches – petting zoos, pumpkin bowling, hay rides, farm activities and much more!
Please check each website for admission prices, along with specific days and hours — opening times vary widely across the area.
Carolyn’s Country Cousins (Liberty) Sept. 21 – Nov. 2
Pumpkin Hallow at Deanna Rose (Overland Park) Sept. 27 – Oct. 31
Faulkner’s Pumpkin Farm (Raytown) Oct. 1 – Oct. 31
Johnson Farms (Belton) Sept. 21 – end of Oct.
Kerby Farms (Bonner Springs) Sept. 27 – Oct. 27
KC Pumpkin Patch (Gardner) Sept. 28 – Oct. 31
Powell Pumpkin Patch (Louisburg) Sept. 28 – Oct. 31
Shakke’s Pumpkin Patch (Lawrence) Sept. 28 – Oct. 31
There’s nothing like picking your own fruit and apple picking can be so much fun for kids. The trees offer low-growing fruit for the munchkins and older kids will enjoy using an apple-picking basket.
Here are a few of the u-pick orchards in Kansas City:
Corn Mazes Around KC
Why not get lost for an afternoon in one of the large corn mazes! Kids love running through the stalks and even teens will enjoy this fun family activity.
Liberty Corn Maze (Liberty) Sept. 6 – Nov. 2 – they have an AMAZING maze this year!
Louisburg Cider Mill Corn Maze (Louisburg) Sept. 13 – Oct. 31
Shuck’s Corn Maze (Pleasant Hill) Sept. 28 – Oct. 27
Kansas City Fall Festivals & Events
Looking for a fun way to celebrate Autumn? These great events and festivals can be enjoyed by the whole family!
Throughout the Season
Lanesfield School is hosting “The Patch” Hayrides from 10 am – 5 pm on Sat. & Sun. in October. Families can take a hayride at 11:00 am, 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Paradise Park is having Hayrides, Cocoa & S’mores on Fridays & Saturdays from Sept 20th – Oct. 26th.
Enjoy the fall festivities at Weston Red Barn Fall Festival on weekends in September & October.
The American Royal will have a variety of events taking place from Sept. 5 – Nov. 16 — includes horse shows, rodeos and bbq competitions.
Visit our detailed listing of Things to do in September for all the festivals and events!
A few highlights for the month:
- Smithsonian magazine’s 9th Annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 28, 2013 – get your free ticket and browse the list of participating museums in our area.
- Wild West Days at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farmon September 28-29 will include cowboy-themed activities and entertainment.
- KC Ren Fest takes you back in time to Medieval Times with kings, queens, jousts and a great kids area!
See the detailed event listing for October
along with our Trick or Treat guide for Kansas City below!
Some must-see suggestions:
- Mildale Farm Fall Festivalis a wonderful outdoor event with crafts, pumpkins, hayrides and marshmallows!
- Louisburg Ciderfest is held 2 weekends in the fall. Kids will enjoy seeing how cider and donuts are made (and of course, you must taste some during your visit!) Also crafts and activities too.
- Free Entrance to the Overland Park Arboretum on 10/12 & 13
- Pumpkin Fest at the Pony Express Museum is a feast for the eyes — thousands of glowing pumpkins, costume parade, food, rides and more!
Trick or Treat Festivities around Kansas City
Why not trick or treat early this year at one of the area’s fun attractions – in addition to candy, most also have great activities for the kids!
10/19-20 – Boo at the Zoo w/the Kansas City Zoo
Dress up and head out to the Kansas City Zoo for some trick-or-treating and lots of fun with the animals. Admission charged.
10/26 – TLE Boo Fest at Exchange City and EarthWorks
This is a great family event in Kansas City with lots of trick or treat stations in a non-scary environment! Admission for adults, kids are free
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 – discount if bought in advance.
10/27 – Trick or Treat off the Street
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farmstead will be hosting some Halloween fun for kids. Admission charged.
10/27 – Trick or Treat on the Farm at the Nat’l Ag Museum
Grab a costume and head to the National Agriculture Center for some tricks and lots of treats! Admission charged.
10/27 – Historical Hauntings @ Shawnee Town
Enjoy face painting, hayrides, balloon artists and trick-or-treating at the Shawnee Town 1929 Museum. FREE
10/19 – 31 – Bass Pro Shops Great Pumpkin Event
Tons of fun for kids – photos with the Great Pumpkin, in-store trick or treating, crafts and more at Bass Pro Stores in Independence and Olathe (plus all others around the country)! FREE
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