It’s that time of year – cool breezes, crisp apple cider, and the fiery colors of the changing leaves. It’s fall and that means it’s time for family fun at all of the festivals around town. The holiday season is just around the corner, so to say goodbye to the summer consider checking out some of these great festivals in and around Kansas City and the greater Kansas and Missouri areas. It’s a wonderful way to bond as a family and make some great memories.
Plus, if you are a family who has recently welcomed a new adoptive child into your lives, then invite your family and friends out to one of these festivals. You can spend quality time together all while enjoying the outdoors and some delicious snacks and good music. Gathering at a fun event is a great way to celebrate a new adoption, too.
Greater Kansas Area
Louisburg – Louisburg Cider Mill Ciderfest and Craft Fair is great for families. Open September 24, 25, October 1 and 2, there are plenty of days to squeeze in the fun. With a pumpkin patch, maze, kettle corn and their famous apple doughnuts, your family is sure to feel fall in the air and have the perfect stage for lots of pictures. Plus, the entry fee is low for adults – $8!
Olathe – The WIld West Days festival on September 24 and 25 means the air is full of the smell of delicious German food. Great for those looking for some entertainment and craft gifts for the holidays.
On October 1st it’s the Kansas City Japan Festival. If you’re tired of pumpkin everything and want something a bit different, go immerse yourself in Japanese culture with beautiful art, tea service, and much more.
Day of the Dead Festival – On November 6th you can learn all about the Mexican tradition of El Dia de los Muertos including art, folk music performances, dancing, and Mexican-inspired cuisine.
Greater Missouri Area
Weston – The Weston Applefest on October 1 and 2 kicks off with a parade and then you can watch candle making, take a pony ride, and participate in all sorts of crafts all while eating delicious food with your family.
Stockton – The Black Walnut Festival at the end of September features tons of games for kids, pony rides, face painting and much more. With rides and lots of fun, this festival has something for every age.
There are great online resources for more fall festivals in your area, too. If you’re in Missouri, check out this link for 50 possibilities. And for our Kansas families, this link has lots of options, too.