Fall Kansas Festivals

Find a Kansas fall festival to attend in 2021. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2021 has things to do across Kansas including activities in Kansas City, Wichita, Topeka and more. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

Last Major Update:

At this point we are still checking for 2021 dates on events, but have checked all events held before early October 2019 and 2020. Some websites were still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites had not been updated at all for this year.
All events showing 2021 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19, weather/natural disasters, or other reasons. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

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2021 Festivals

Dancefestopia - La Cygne, KS - Sep 9 to Sep 12, 2021
This event features non-stop musical entertainment on 3 stages for 3 days and four nights. Also available to enjoy are canoe trips, helicopter rides, fireworks, art, camping, and showers plus over 35 headlining performers.

Kansas State Fair - Hutchinson, KS - Sep 10 to Sep 19, 2021
Midway, carnival rides, car show, antique farm machinery show, exotic animal petting zoo, pig races, motorcycle rally & parade, antique tractor pull, pedal pull championships and more. Since 1873.

Greeley Smokeoff - Greeley, KS - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2021
Over $3000 in prizes for this BBQ contest. There’s also live music, slow pitch softball and food tasting with donations to benefit local charities.

Spinach Festival - Lenexa, KS - Sep 11, 2021
Celebrate at the Spinach Capital of the World (declared in the 1930s) with thousands of others. The World’s Largest Spinach Salad, spinach recipe contest, cooking demonstrations and kids’ activities. Held at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park. Admission is free, with free satellite parking and free shuttle to/from event

Perry Fall Festival - Perry, KS - Sep 11, 2021
Free activities including balloon artist, inflatable play area, train rides, pony rides, and photo booth, plus more fun like local group performances, food and craft vendors, car and bike show, cake walk, community photo and more!

Oxford Lion’s Club Watermelon Feed - Oxford, KS - Sep 11, 2021
150th annual. Children’s games, parades and a watermelon feed

Bike MS Flint Hills - Augusta, KS - Sep 11, 2021
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.

Walnut Valley Festival - Winfield, KS - Sep 15 to Sep 19, 2021
A music festival with bluegrass and other forms of acoustic music, with 4 stages. Attendance is approximately 15,000 annually. Held on the third weekend in September at the Cowley County Fairgrounds. Since 1972.

Fall Fest - Garden City, KS - Sep 18, 2021
Over 100 vendors and entertainment groups, plus a partnership with the Knights of Columbis Oktoberfest food court, NasDuck 500 race, buck-a-duck races for kids, and more all lead to a day-long, family-friendly event.

Party on the Plaza - Wichita, KS - Sep 18, 2021
An annual themed party to raise funds for student scholarships at Newman University.

Blocktoberfest - Paola, KS - Sep 18, 2021
Named for the rural community of Block, and held on the grounds at Trinity Lutheran Church

Kincaid Free Fair - Kincaid, KS - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2021
Annual carnival, entertainment, food and more as this small town of 200 expands to 4000+ for the festival.

Clearwater Fall Festival - Clearwater, KS - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
Enjoy a variety of awesome events including sidewalk chalk drawing, ice cream social, chili feed and more, children’s entertainment, carnival, contests, arts & crafts, parade, food vendors and more! Wristbands (available starting in August) are necessary for some activities.

Haunted Weekend in Atchison - Atchison, KS - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
Make your own adventure in Atchison. Options include Shocktail parties in three spooky locations, brunch tea, an expo of oddities, masquerade ball with cash bar, haunted trolley tours, and overnight stays in the haunted venues.

Bike MS Kansas City - Olathe, KS - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.

Spring Hill Fall Festival - Spring Hill, KS - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Annual event with parade, arts & crafts, beer garden, food, live music and more. Since 1954.

St John’s Oktoberfest - Lawrence, KS - Sep 25, 2021
Live German band as well as kids games. 26 kegs of beer from 4 different Paulaner beers, and Angry Orchard Crisp Hard Cider. Looks like beer starts at 3 PM and food starts at 4 PM. Since 1997.

Overland Park Fall Festival - Overland Park, KS - Sep 25, 2021
A hometown parade through downtown Overland Park, plus arts and crafts, farmers’ market, concerts on three stages, food and more!

Fall Fest - Concordia, KS - Sep 25, 2021
Friday kicks things off with a corn hole tournament and Open Mic at Broadway Plaza. The bulk of the fun can be had Saturday, with activities for the whole family such as games, a kids corner with inflatables, 5k race, train rides, parade, live entertainment, food and craft vendors, and more.

Louisburg Ciderfest - Louisburg, KS - Sep 25 to Oct 3, 2021
Louisburg Cider Mill has good old fashioned apple cider fun for two weekends every autumn. It is always held on the last weekend in September and the first weekend in October. There is no admission or parking fees to attend Ciderfest. Activities begin with the pancake breakfast and continue with pony rides, inflatable slide, cider and donut-making and craft booths until 6 pm. You can also take part in all their normal fall activities, like their 10 acre corn maze and their PYO pumpkin patch (admission fee may apply).

Fort Hays State University Homecoming/Oktoberfest - Hays, KS - Sep 27 to Oct 2, 2021
The annual Hays Oktoberfest from the Volga German Society. It will have german food, keg tapping and family friendly component. Held on Fort Hays State University Homecoming weekend. Oktoberfest is on Friday with the heritage celebration continuing on Saturday and Sunday (based on past history). Honor our Heritage events take place in a Beer Free Zone.

Bethel College Fall Festival - North Newton, KS - Sep 30 to Oct 3, 2021
Each year, Bethel College Fall Festival weekend begins with Taste of Newton downtown on Thursday evening, continues with special events at the college on Friday, peaks with the Fall Festival fair and many activities across campus on Saturday, and ends with worship and the final performance of the Fall Fest stage production on Sunday.

Rod Run - Hutchinson, KS - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
A classic car show with main street cruise. Hot rods, antique cars, motorcycles and more. You can also enjoy Octoberfest BBQ and craft beer festival, downtown shopping, live entertainment and other fun!

Goddard Fall Festival - Goddard, KS - Oct 1 to Oct 3, 2021
Car show, live music, rides, vendors, parade, and more.

OZtoberfest - Wamego, KS - Oct 2, 2021
Highway 99 and Lincoln Avenue (The Road to Oz) celebrates the classic American film the Wizard of Oz with a car show, bike ride and Oz-based activities like OZ Costume Contest, Toto look-a-like contest, an Indoor/Outdoor OZ Market, Professor Marvel’s Backyard BBQ Cook-Off, Wizard’s Beer & Wine Garden, Munchkinland, Auntie Em’s Boutique, and many more OZsome activities.

Oktoberfest Stafford - Staffod, KS - Oct 2, 2021
There will be a parade, horseshoe tournament, scavenger hunt, antique tractor show, pumpkin decorating contest and cow patty bingo. They hold the largest wiener dog races in Kansas. There will be a food court, beer garden, stage entertainment and kid’s activities.

Scarecrow Festival - Shawnee, KS - Oct 2, 2021
A morning of fun for the whole family at City Hall, presented by the Shawnee Downtown Partnership. This free event includes scarecrow making, pumpkin decorating, a Farmers Market and seasonal displays. Supplies and decorations will be provided at no cost. Downtown Shawnee will be transformed as businesses and merchants participate in a scarecrow contest. There is also a baking contest for chefs.

Oktoberfest Wichita - Wichita, KS - Oct 2, 2021
Celebrate the annual Oktoberfest held at Blessed Sacrament by running this traditional and festive 5K race. Run through the scenic and historic College Hill neighborhood and finish smack dab in the middle of the Oktoberfest celebration. Featuring live music, kids play area and of course, German Beer and Food. All runners receive choice of brat or hot dog and beer (21 and older). Race swag includes a dri-fit tech shirt and some more goodies new this year!

Columbus Day Festival Hot Air Balloon Regatta - Columbus, KS - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
Lots of events on the schedule here in addition to the colorful hot air balloons. BBQ cookoff, scarecrow contest, pancake breakfast, 5K, petting zoo, parade, car & motorcycle show, tractor pull, children’s corner, petting zoo, inflatables and more. Visit downtown Columbus to join in all the fun!

Paola Roots Festival - Paola, KS - Aug 26 to Aug 27, 2022
Canceled for 2021, scheduled for the last weekend in August 2022. Live entertainment, dancing, arts & crafts, food vendors, East Central State BBQ Championship Cook-Off and games and rides for the kids

Paxico Blues Festival - Paxico, KS - Sep 17, 2022
Held annually on the third Saturday in September. Admission is free. Plenty of music, dancing, antiques and food.

Greater Kansas City Japan Festival - Overland Park, KS - Oct 8, 2022
The festival introduces and educates 4,000+ visitors each year on the culture of Japan. Held at Johnson County Community College by the Kansas City chapter of the Heart of America-Japan America Society.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Clyde Watermelon Festival - Clyde, KS - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2019
The Clyde Watermelon Festival started over 100 years ago when watermelons were a choice crop on sandy, river bottom land – and now it is celebrated each year on Labor Day Weekend with festival parade, BBQs, demolition derby, dances, contests, games and more!

Fairlawn Oktoberfest - Topeka, KS - Sep 28, 2019
Fairlawn Plaza holds an annual Oktoberfest event from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm under their huge 8000 square foot tent in the parking lot. Event is host by the German-American Club of Topeka.

Village West Winefest - Kansas City, KS - Sep 28, 2019
Get wine and food from 30 restaurants on the Wine Walk, 100+ craft beers in the beer garden, fireworks and after party. 21+ event

Shawnee Oktoberfest - Shawnee, KS - Oct 4, 2019
The annual Oktoberfest runs from 5:30 PM on Friday. It will include entertainment and dancers. Family friendly with games for kids, Kinderhall and moonwalk. Cost: Admission is free.

Atchison Oktoberfest - Atchison, KS - Oct 5, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: The annual festival is sponsored by Atchison’s Junior Guild with over 100 booths of handmade arts & crafts. Aroma of German food from the United Methodist Church booth filling the fall air, plus other food booths. Volunteer musicians and other entertainers will perform throughout the day.

Shawnee Indian Mission Fall Festival - Fairway, KS - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Come on down to the Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site during the second weekend in October to enjoy music, local vendors and crafters, living history demonstrations, children’s activities, food trucks and performances, kicking off with a free concert on Friday night!

Pioneer Harvest Fiesta - Fort Scott, KS - Oct 18 to Oct 20, 2019
The Pioneer Harvest Fiesta comes to the Bourbon County Fairgrounds in Fort Scott, Kansas, and features something for every member of the family! There will be handmade arts & crafts in the 4-H building Saturday and Sunday. There is a quilt show in the Meyers building all three days. This year’s gas engine exhibit features a 1924 3hp Hercules gas engine. The featured tractor is a 1966 John Deere model 1020 diesel three cylinder, 38hp. Again this year, Pioneer Harvest Fiesta features one of the largest, most interesting flea markets in the four-state’s region. Experience educational and historic exhibits, refreshments and live musical entertainment all weekend.

Oktoberfest Lawrence - Lawrence, KS - Oct 20, 2019

Gilbert Baker Film Festival - Parsons, KS - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2020
The Gilbert Baker LGBTQ Film Festival celebrates the work of Parsons, KS, native Gilbert Baker, an artist and activist who designed the Rainbow Pride Flag.

Fall Festival - Valley Center, KS - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2020
Amusement rides, craft vendors, food court, beer garden, parade, live music and more!

Cornstock - Garnett, KS - Sep 26, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: The Anderson County Corn Festival. Live music, cornhole, night golf tournament, outdoor fun show and more.

Haysville Fall Festival - Haysville, KS - Oct 16 to Oct 18, 2020
Medallion Hunt (starting earlier in October), car show, carnival, food court, parade and other entertainment.

Maple Leaf Festival - Wellsville, KS - Oct 17 to Oct 18, 2020
An annual community event on the third weekend in October since 1958, a time selected as the optimal time to view the changing leaves on the maples, and to celebrate the successful harvest. Parade with floats, marching bands and antique cars. Craft sale, quilt show, rides and more.

Family Fall Festival - Overland Park, KS - Oct 17, 2020
Fun for the whole family. Carnival games, clowns, face painting, huge kites, inlatables, petting zoo, free ice cream, and more. Bring a non-perishable food item or cleaning product for donation to the Blue Valley Multiservice Center.

Baxter & Associates Oktoberfest - Wichita, KS - Oct 19, 2020
An annual event with delicious brats, bacon-wrapped doves, fine German Biers and wine hosted by a financial planning firm. You can RSVP via the “Register” button on their website.

Neewollah - Independence, KS - Oct 23 to Oct 31, 2020
Enjoy a pageant, parades, marching band contest, carnival, medallion hunt, chili cook-off, 5/10K & fun run/walk, and more. Wondering about the name? Look at it backwards! That’s right, Neewollah is Halloween backwards, and this festival began in 1919 as an effort to provide fun and positive activities for residents of Independence to enjoy in place of pranks traditionally occurring around Halloween. It continued until it was interrupted by the Great Depression and World War II, but it was revived and enhanced in 1958 as a three day festival, and has continued to grow since! It’s now a ten day celebration filled with fun for all ages, so come on down and enjoy!

Arkalalah Fall Festival - Arkansas City, KS - Oct 28 to Oct 31, 2020
Annual event. Carnival, parade, street games, food vendors, Queen Alalah and Little Mr. & Miss Arkalalah, and more. Since 1928.

Mildale Farm Fall Fest - Edgerton, KS - Oct 31, 2020
Bring the family and spend the day exploring the Mildale Farm property and enjoying a number of fall activities during this free public event. In addition to 136 acres of future parkland, the site includes the 22-acre Mildale Farm that is usually only accessible by reservation and is one of the region’s premier venues for weddings, family reunions, corporate retreats and other special occasions. Visitors will be directed to park in the large parking lot near Mildale Farm’s main barn which features peg construction and a hand-laid brick floor. Nearby, they’ll find cider and hot cocoa and a large pumpkin patch. A tractor-drawn shuttle will take visitors to a fire circle in the south-central portion of the Mildale site, where they can roast marshmallows and enjoy storytelling. There will also be tractor-drawn hayrides and catch-and-release fishing in any of our seven ponds within the 158-acre area, so bring your own bait and tackle. While District fishing permits have been waived for this event, anglers 16 and older will still need to have a valid Kansas fishing license.

Kansas International Film Festival - Overland Park, KS - Nov 6 to Nov 12, 2020
Early bird passes and event-long passes are available each year, as well as a limited number of tickets to individual events. Held at the Glenwood Arts Theatre.

Find other fun things to do in Kansas in fall:

Oktoberfest in Kansas
Kansas Corn Mazes
Kansas Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Kansas
Kansas Pumpkin Patches

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