What’s your favorite thing about fall? Perhaps you adore the gorgeous leaves with their breathtaking shades of golden yellow, fiery orange, and scarlet red. Or, maybe you love the flavors of autumn: spicy cinnamon, warm pumpkin pie, and crisp apple. Or, is it the spooky spirit of the season that tickles your fancy? Whatever aspect of fall you like best, you can enjoy it in here in KC. There are so many wonderful things to do in Kansas City in the fall, and today, we’re going to explore just a few of the possibilities.
Kansas City in the Fall
Visit Pumpkin Patches Galore
For some fun with the whole family, head to a pumpkin patch. You’ve got lots of wonderful options in the Kansas City area, including all the following:
- KC Pumpkin Patch in Olathe
- Pumpkin Fest at Faulkner’s Ranch in Kansas City
- Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch in Liberty
- Louisburg Cider Mill in Louisburg
- Johnson Farms Plants & Pumpkins in Belton
- Pony Express Pumpkinfest in St. Joseph
- Cider Hill Family Orchard in Kansas City
While all of these spots will let you pick up a pumpkin — which you can use for carving, painting, or (if you pick the right variety) cooking — they offer a lot more than pumpkins. Depending on which location you choose, you might also find apple picking, a corn maze, pony rides, live entertainment, duck races, a petting farm, a gift shop, wagon rides, and (of course) delicious foods and drinks.
Cheer on the Chiefs
If you live in Kansas City, you love the Chiefs. That’s simply the way it is! Whether you’re a casual fan or a die-hard supporter, consider attending a game this fall to see the action with your own eyes. Or, plan to watch the game at home with friends and your favorite game-day snacks. Like most recent years, this season will likely have its fair share of exciting plays and thrilling wins. Join in on the fun!
Marvel at the Fall Colors
A blaze of autumnal color lights up destinations around the city every fall. Take a stroll to admire the foliage, and perhaps grab your camera (or phone) to capture some photos. Some of the best places to view fall leaves in Kansas City include Loose Park, The City Market, the National WWI Museum and Memorial, Cliff Drive Scenic Byway, Powell Gardens, and the lawn at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Head to a Fall Festival
Many nearby towns and farms celebrate the season with festivals, including some of the pumpkin patches and orchards we listed above. Many offer fall treats like apple cider donuts and apple butter, arts and crafts vendors, and live entertainment. Take a little day trip to visit one of these fall fests:
- Louisburg CiderFest
- Weston Applefest
- Liberty Fall Festival
- Maple Leaf Festival
- Overland Park Fall Festival
- KC Pumpkin Patch’s Fall Festival
- St. Joseph’s PumpkinFest
Suffice it to say, there’s simply no excuse for not getting in the fall spirit when you live in Kansas City! How do you plan to enjoy Kansas City in the fall?
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