A family visits the local pumpkin patch together

Our Favorite Upcoming Fall Activities to Check Out in Kansas City

There’s a reason that fall is many people’s favorite time of year. With the cooler weather, colorful leaves, corn mazes and hayrides, there’s something for everyone to enjoy once the weather starts getting cooler. Kansas City is no exception. 

Here at Woodside, our Westwood apartments are centrally located so that you’ve got easy access to many of the exciting fall activities that Kansas City has to offer. From football games to cider mills, Kansas City in the fall is just waiting for you to get involved.

If you’re looking for some awesome ideas for you and your family to check out this fall here in Kansas City, here are our favorites:


Visit a Pumpkin Patch

With Halloween soon upon us, there is nothing more fun than visiting a pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins to carve. Plus, with all of the exciting activities and attractions that the pumpkin patches in Kansas City have to offer, you’ll be able to walk away with more than just a pumpkin. 

At the Kansas City Pumpkin Patch, for example, there is fun for all ages to enjoy. With a winery and cidery on the farm grounds, adults who come to visit the patch will have the opportunity to enjoy some delicious wines from the on-site vineyards, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t just as much fun for the kids. 

Along with the pumpkin patch itself, Kansas City Pumpkin Patch offers attractions for all ages of children to enjoy, like slides, play places, zip lines, and more. It really is a fun time for the whole family!


Sip on Some Apple Cider at a Cider Mill

One of the best parts of fall is being able to enjoy delicious, warm, spiced apple cider. The smell of the spices permeates through wherever it’s being made, filling you with a warmth that can’t be better described than “fall”. 

The Louisburg Cider Mill right outside of Kansas City boasts the incredibly popular Ciderfest that draws a massive crowd every year. Not only will you be able to drink delicious cider, but you’ll be surrounded by the gorgeous colors of changing leaves all around you. 

In 2022, the Louisburg Cider Mill will be hosting the 44th Annual Ciderfest at the end of September, so if that’s something you’re interested in checking out, be sure to take a look at their website for more information!

Apple cider in a mug with a blanket and a book


Get Your Scare on at a Haunted House

For those who love horror movies, and even those who don’t, haunted houses are a  fun and exciting way to spend some time with friends in the fall when it starts to get cool outside again. There’s nothing quite like running for your life through a maze of darkened rooms, but having an incredible time while doing it! 

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, Kansas City’s The Beast is a four-story minefield of terror. This behemoth of a haunted house offers a wide variety of terrifying scenes and historical events to make your way through, like Jack the Ripper’s London and a creepy medieval castle.

The best part is that from our Westwood apartments, The Beast is only about ten minutes away! It’s easy to get your scare on with friends but make a hasty retreat at the end of the night when you’re worried about things that go bump in the night.


Go to a Football Game

What better way to really get into the spirit of fall than going to a football game? Home to the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City truly knows how to get into the spirit of football season. 

From our Westwood apartments, the Chiefs Stadium is only about twenty minutes away by car, which makes our apartment complex a great meetup spot before and after the game. Get together with friends or family before the big game in the comfort of your apartment with snacks, drinks, and fun! And, when you’re ready, pile up into the car and make your way to the stadium to watch the Chiefs play in all their glory. A short trek back to your Westwood apartment (after the Chiefs win, of course!), and that’s a great fall afternoon in the books!


Go Back in Time at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival

If you’re a fan of renaissance festivals, then you’re in luck this fall with the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. Starting in September, you can take a trip back in time with the 45 years of tradition that the renaissance festival brings. 

From jousting to all the festival food you can eat, to games and rides and vendors, there’s something for everyone at the renaissance festival. Plus, if you love fashion and costuming, this is the perfect way to let your creativity flow! Grab a group of friends to create themed costumes and really party like it’s 1599. 

The best part? When you’re done living it up like you would in the olden days, simply make your way out of the fairgrounds and back to your nearby Westwood apartment. There, you can continue to enjoy all of the modern day creature comforts that you love so much with a fonder appreciation after having spent the day without them. 


Have a Fabulous Fall at Woodside

We are so happy to have an incredible array of fun fall activities right outside of our doorstep here at Woodside. Our Westwood apartments, while not located directly in the middle of Kansas City, provide easy and close access to all of the city’s amazing fall festivities.

If you’re not looking to head out for fall fun, then that’s okay too! We have plenty of incredible amenities for you to check out right here on our campus. From our shops, to our dining, to our on-site health and wellness club, we’ve got all you need right here for a relaxing fall afternoon without ever leaving the comfort of your apartment complex. 

If you’re interested in making Woodside Village your home in this upcoming fall season, contact us and schedule a tour today!