7 Fun Events to Enjoy this Fall in Kansas City

Auburn leaves dancing through the wind, a thousand smiles across every district and jazz hits along the streets. Known for its delicious food, friendly natives, Halloween festivities, and history, Kansas City should always be part of your checklist this fall season. It’s going to be a trip to remember, especially If you’re a fan of tasty food, shopping, and all things fun. 

Here’s why you should consider Kansas City as your go-to place this fall season! And another bonus? Every activity on this list is just a short drive from some of the best apartments in Kansas City!


Kansas City Renaissance Festival

Hear ye, Hear ye! M’ladies and Gents, witness history right before your eyes. As you come across knights and nobles alike, music, plays, games, and shops, The Kansas City Renaissance Festival is jam-packed with all the things you’re looking for when you hear the word ‘fun’ in a medieval setting. 

It also has some major attractions that you can enjoy. Keep in mind that this is not just an affair for adults. They also have more than 160 booths of rides and games which children can enjoy. So it’s definitely a trip for the whole family. For the cherry on top, they also have the best food that is perfect for the Fall weather. Two of the crowd’s favorites are the turkey legs and apple dumplings with ice cream. 

Wear your best 16th-century costume, visit pubs along the street, watch entertaining reenactments, and shop till you drop! 

Location: Bonner Springs, Kansas, United States

Registration Fee: Adults – $20.95; Children (5-12) – $11.95.


Liberty Fall Festival

A fan of arts and crafts, Carnival, and tasty food wherever you go? Then the Liberty Fall Festival is the one for you! It features 175 arts and crafts booths that include photography, paintings, drawings, handmade jewelry, and everything you can think of in an arts and crafts paradise. 

While you’re letting your creative spirit do the work, enjoy some local music by over 200 local artists, and relish in the variety of autumn food – from turkey legs to funnel cakes. Once you’re finished, ending your day at the fun Carnival is a must! 

Location: 1 Courthouse Square, Liberty, MO 64068, USA

Registration Fee: FREE


Boo at the Zoo

No tricks, just treats! Have your kiddos dressed up in their costumes as you all embark on this family-friendly Halloween adventure where you can go trick or treating, participate in fun activities, and meet a variety of animals along the way! 

What’s good about this unique adventure is that the zoo has it all for you, even your trick-or-treat bags! Enjoy the blast they prepared, such as a dancing party with DJ Joe, the pedal tractors, a pint-sized hay maze, and more! 

Don’t worry. The animals get to partake in fun too! This weekend, they are scheduled to receive their pumpkin enrichment. Exciting, right?

Location: 6800 Kansas City Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO 64132, USA

Registration Fee: FREE with Admission


Lenexa Chili Challenge 

Witness around 200 teams compete in the chili, salsa, and hot wings contests in eyeing for the Grand Champion prize. Enjoy live music, try various foods and drinks from vendors, and watch fireworks on Friday night. On Saturdays, the teams offer free samples of their contest foods for you to try, while your kids can participate in their very own Kids Kornbread Contest. 

Keep in mind there are also other concessions you can go to if you’re not a fan of chili, salsa, and hot wings. There are also cold beers and other delicious food that you can buy. Once you have your food ready, then it’s time to take a break under the not-so-cold and not-so-hot weather this fall season. Spending your day with family and friends under this autumn ambiance is definitely a treat. 

Location: Old Town Lenexa, Santa Fe Trail Drive & Pflumm Road, Lenexa, KS 66215

Registration Fee: FREE 


Garmin Kansas City Marathon

Participate in the Best Marathon in Missouri as you run alongside family and friends. You’ll pass through some of the coolest neighborhoods and go through various Kansas City’s eye-catching landmarks like The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Country Club Plaza, Westport, Waldo, the World War I museum, and many more! 

Location: 4525 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111, United States

Registration Fee: $50 

Marathon runners job down an autumn road


Missouri Town 1855 Festival of Arts, Crafts, and Music

Travel back in time as you parade through Missouri Town in 1855! In this annual festival, enjoy performances from the 1850s, purchase unique items made by talented artisans, see the skills of knowledgeable interpreters in blacksmithing, woodworking, cooking over a wood fire, and understand the preparation of apple butter and cider during the 18th century.

This family-friendly activity is an apt way to explore both the sounds and sights this harvest season. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the hard work of every individual in making all of these crops come in. There are unique activities that you can partake in like hitching a ride on the wagon and witnessing how sorghum is made. 

Location: 8010 East Park Road in Jackson County’s Fleming Park.

Registration Fee: $10 – $30


Alexander Majors House’ Ghost Tour

In need of a good fright without the jumpscares? Head down to Alexander Majors House for an hour-long Ghost Tour! Here you will learn some of the spookiest ghost stories of the nineteenth century, spirits that still roam the Major’s house, and explore the history of it all. 

This tour is open to ‘all ages,’ but parental discretion is advised. Your kiddos might not be able to handle what’s lurking in this old house. However, this activity is perfect coming into the Halloween season this fall. Add to this the amazing Halloween designs of most neighborhoods’ houses and best apartments in Kansas City. 

Location: Alexander Majors House & Barn 8201 State Line Rd. Kansas City, MO 64114 United States

Registration Fee: $15 – $20


Ready to experience a fun and unique fall season? With all of these activities laid out for you, make sure to fix your schedule and include all of these on your checklist. Don’t forget to invite your family and friends for a more enjoyable treat!