Kansas City Fall Festivals and Fairs

By Melissa Basgall, Editor and Publisher September 9, 2023

Wyandotte/Leavenworth Counties

  • Fall Festival: Shawnee Indian Mission - October 14 - History, culture, activities, entertainment, art and craft, local food - Fairway, KS
  • Jack O' Lantern Jamboree - 2023 TBA
  • Camp Leavenworth - September 22 - Leavenworth's annual FREE music festival! Live music, children's activities, arts and crafts, food trucks, vendors tents, Friday night fireworks, and more!
  • Oktoberfest - October 7 -  Live music (Polka and Variety of 70's, 80's, & 90's), Food vendors, Glass blowing (traveling artist), BEER (outside beer garden), VIP seating (mug club members), outside games, and MORE!!!

North Kansas City

  • Applefest - October 7 & 8 - Apple Alley, Apple Treats, an Apple-themed parade, and more crafters and artisans than ever before. Live music, an apple butter demonstration, kids’ games, and autumn delights - Weston, MO
  • Fall Friday Concerts in the Park - September and October (certain dates) - Bring a chair, blanket and friends and enjoy FREE concerts in Zona Rosa’s Central Park - Kansas City, MO
  • Liberty Fall Festival - September 22-24 -  Sample light-as-air cotton candy or cooling snow cones as the kids whirl about on the rides to flashing lights and lively music. The festival proves to be a shopper's delight with everything from handmade crafts to homegrown fruits & vegetables. - Liberty, MO
  • Historic Downtown Liberty Farmers' Market Pumpkin Festival AND Wellness Weekend - October 7- At this FREE family friendly event we will be celebrating all things *PUMPKIN* and honoring the changing of the seasons. - Liberty, MO

Johnson County

  • Overland Park Fall Festival - September 29 & 30 - Fun-filled extravaganza is packed with hands-on activities, live entertainment, friendly vendors and delicious festival food.
  • Spinach Festival - September 9 - food, music, entertainment, hands-on activities, and craft vendors. 
  • Greater KC Japan Festival - October 7 - Look forward to traditional Japanese musical performances, Japanese candy artist, traditional Japanese food, traditional Japanese snacks and sweets, a bazaar shopping extravaganza, exhibits, a Japanese cultural village for kids, martial arts, anime & manga, workshops, demonstrations, and cultural presentations. Overland Park, KS
  • Friends of Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair & Fall Festival - September 16 -  featuring over 140 vendors showcasing their handmade, homemade and re-purposed items -  Shawnee,KS
  • Scarecrow Festival - October 7 - Scarecrow Festival is a children's focused fall crafting event hosted in downtown Shawnee in the parking lot at City Hall - Shawnee,KS
  • Oktoberfest at Prairiefire - October 7 - Celebrate the season with outdoor Bier Gartens, Pumpkin Decorating, a Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Street Games and More! - Overland Park, KS
  • Boo and Brew + Touch a Truck at Town Center Plaza - October 21 - free family-friendly fall festival with live mustic, treats and thrills around every corner! 

Downtown/South Kansas City

  • Missouri Town Fall Festival - October 7 - Explore the sights and sounds of the harvest season! Historic interpreters, artisans, musicians, and crafters will bring to life the hard work and celebration that took place as the crops came in. Hitch a ride on a wagon, play 19th century games, and make memories to last a lifetime! 
  • Cornucopia - October 14-16 - Crisp air. Blue skies. The smell of a bonfire or your favorite pumpkin spice candle. Cornucopia: KC's Ultimate Fall Festival has it all.
  • Hoots and Howls - Select weekends in October - Enjoy family-friendly fun at the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium! Enjoy fun fall activities for the whole family, including a pumpkin -toss, photo ops, and more! Animals will also be receiving pumpkin enrichment at scheduled times throughout the weekend!
  • Waldo Fall Fest- September 16 -Vendor Booths | Food Trucks | Activities | Live Music & Entertainment | and more - Kansas City, MO
  • KC Octoberfest - October 6 & 7 - Kansas City’s largest traditional Oktoberfest features authentic German-style bier, lively entertainment, exceptional Bavarian and American cuisine, games and competitions, and family-friendly activities - Kansas City, MO
  • Union Cemetery Fall Bazaar- October 7 - Come one, come all to a vendor fair full of local artisans, food trucks, music, and more - Kansas City, MO
  • Hallmarket - September 23 - This celebration of creativity and togetherness features live music performances, local food and drink vendors, and other fun activities. - Kansas City, MO
  • Latino Arts Festival - September 23 - The Latino Arts Festival will immerse you in the Chicano/Latino Culture as we highlight many aspiring artists, experienced artists, entrepreneurs who are makers, food vendors, music, folkloric dance and cultural dance, poetry, and of course the largest lowrider show in Kansas City! - Kansas City, MO
  • Fiesta Hispana - September 15-17- Kansas City, MO