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Add Some Color to Your Fall

September 2022

Add some color to your fall 

The air is crisper. The leaves are changing. The Chiefs are back at Arrowhead. And pumpkins are popping up everywhere. Fall is upon us. Why not carve out time to enjoy some of the things that only happen once a year? 

Leaf peep here

You can feast your eyes on fiery reds, mellow oranges and golden yellows at destinations all around KC. You won’t have to look far to see why TripAdvisor calls us one of the “15 Best American Cities for Viewing Autumn Foliage.” While you’re out and about, don’t forget to stroll through some of these local faves.

Loose Park

The City Market

National WW1 Museum And Memorial

Weston, MO

Powell Gardens

Pick a pumpkin here

Miniature pumpkins. Pie pumpkins. Jack-o-lanterns. Specialty pumpkins. You’ll find bushels of orange beauties all around the Kansas City region.

Faulkner’s Ranch and Pumpkin Farm

A Kansas City fall tradition. Falkner’s Ranch, located south of I-470 on Raytown Road, is celebrating its 24th pumpkin season. There’s no admission fee to shop for pre-picked pumpkins. But a ticket will get you into more fun and games – everything from a petting farm and wagon rides to a wild west playground and field maze. Admission Tuesday – Thursday $13.50, Friday – Sunday $18.50. Ages 2 and under are free.

WHEN: Friday, September 30 – Sunday October 30 (closed Monday’s)

MORE INFO AND HOURS: https://faulknersranch.com/pumpkin-season/

KC Pumpkin Patch

Head to Olathe for acres of pumpkins and acres family fun. A fall ticket to the farm includes access to more than 50 adventures like the Barrel Train, NINJA Course, zip lines and more. The KC Pumpkin Patch has something for all ages, and you can save by buying your tickets online.

WHEN: Fall Fest hours begin Sept. 24

HOURS: Friday/Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-6pm

MORE INFO: https://www.kcpumpkinpatch.com

Carolyn’s Pumpkin Patch in Liberty

Looking to pick your own pumpkin? At Carolyn’s, you can not only hit the patch every weekend during the fall, but you can also enjoy family-friendly activities like old-fashioned hayrides, a petting zoo, pig races and more. Admission is $10-$12, and kids under 2 are free. Family passes are available.

WHEN: September 21 – October 31st

HOURS: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

MORE INFO: https://carolynspumpkinpatch.com

Enjoy a fall festival here

Cooler weather spells harvest time, treating Kansas Citians to a bounty of festivals. I’s just one of the many perks of living in the heartland.

The 44th Annual Ciderfest

Louisburg Cider Mill, located right outside of the city, is home to one of the best parts about fall in KC – warm, spiced apple cider! Come sip away, pick up a pumpkin, stroll through booths of local vendors, and enjoy a variety of seasonal foods. Oh, and be sure to save room for some famous apple cider donuts.

WHEN: September 24 and 25, October 1 and 2

HOURS:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

MORE INFO: https://louisburgcidermill.com

KC Oktoberfest

This two-day heritage celebration sponsored by the Kansas City Bier Company is modeled after the traditional Munich Oktoberfest in Germany. There’s no need to travel abroad to experience authentic Bavarian food, music, and games. Just put on your lederhosen and head to Crown Center. 

WHEN: October 7, 5 p.m – 11 p.m. and October 8, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

MORE INFO: https://kcoktoberfest.com

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