Fall Kansas Festivals

Find a Kansas fall festival to attend in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2019 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.

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2019 Festivals

Paola Roots Festival - Paola, KS - Aug 23 to Aug 24, 2019
30th annual. Live entertainment, dancing, arts & crafts, food vendors, East Central State BBQ Championship Cook-Off and games and rides for the kids

Anime Festival Wichita - Wichita, KS - Aug 23 to Aug 25, 2019
15th annual event celebrating all things anime at the Hyatt Regency Wichita

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!

Greeley Smokeoff - Greeley, KS - Sep 6 to Sep 7, 2019
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.

Kansas State Fair - Hutchinson, KS - Sep 6 to Sep 15, 2019
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.

Spinach Festival - Lenexa, KS - Sep 7, 2019
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

Oxford Lion’s Club Watermelon Feed - Oxford, KS - Sep 7, 2019
Children’s games, parades and a watermelon feed

Bike MS Flint Hills - Augusta, KS - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
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.

Perry Fall Festival - Perry, KS - Sep 14, 2019
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!

Walnut Valley Festival - Winfield, KS - Sep 18 to Sep 22, 2019
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.

Clearwater Fall Festival - Clearwater, KS - Sep 19 to Sep 22, 2019
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.

Fall Festival - Valley Center, KS - Sep 20 to Sep 21, 2019
Amusement rides, craft vendors, food court, beer garden, parade, live music and more!

Party on the Plaza - Wichita, KS - Sep 21, 2019
An annual themed party to raise funds for student scholarships at Newman University.

Paxico Blues Festival - Paxico, KS - Sep 21, 2019
Held annually on the third Saturday in September. Admission is free. Plenty of music, dancing, antiques and food.

Fall Fest - Garden City, KS - Sep 21, 2019
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.

Blocktoberfest - Paola, KS - Sep 21, 2019
Named for the rural community of Block” and held on the grounds at Trinity Lutheran Church

Kincaid Free Fair - Kincaid, KS - Sep 26 to Sep 28, 2019
Annual carnival, entertainment, food and more as this small town of 200 expands to 4000+ for the festival.

Fall Fest - Concordia, KS - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
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.

Cornstock - Garnett, KS - Sep 28, 2019
The Anderson County Corn Festival. Live music, cornhole, night golf tournament, outdoor fun show and more.

Spring Hill Fall Festival - Spring Hill, KS - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Annual event with parade, arts & crafts, beer garden, food, live music and more. Since 1954.

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

Louisburg Ciderfest - Louisburg, KS - Sep 28 to Oct 6, 2019
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).

Overland Park Fall Festival - Overland Park, KS - Sep 28, 2019
A hometown parade through downtown Overland Park, plus arts and crafts, farmers’ market, concerts on three stages, food and more!

St John’s Oktoberfest - Lawrence, KS - Sep 28, 2019
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.

Oktoberfest Wichita - Wichita, KS - Sep 28, 2019
It is a community event sponsored by The Church of the Blessed Sacrament Men’s Club. It is an outdoor event taking place on Quentin Street. Enjoy beer, bratwurst and music while in the beer garden. Children can enjoy the inflatables, rides and games. Musical lineup features multiple bands. Rosstoberfest 5K kicks off the event and there is also a one mile fun run. Bid in the silent auction or live auction to win fun prizes. $11 wrist band for all you can ride amusement rides. $5 cover charge after 7 PM. Complete dinner plate is $7.50, with ala carte brats available in the beer garden for $2.50.

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.

Bike MS Kansas City - Olathe, KS - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
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.

Rod Run - Hutchinson, KS - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
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!

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.

Goddard Fall Festival - Goddard, KS - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
Car show, live music, rides, vendors, parade, and more.

Greater Kansas City Japan Festival - Overland Park, KS - Oct 5, 2019
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.

OZtoberfest - Wamego, KS - Oct 5, 2019
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.

Scarecrow Festival - Shawnee, KS - Oct 5, 2019
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 Arts and Crafts Festival - Atchison, KS - Oct 5, 2019
The Junior Guild’s annual Oktoberfest with German food and music as well as more than 100 arts & crafts vendors. Event takes place all day Saturday. Several thousand attend the annual event along the outdoor mall.

Atchison Oktoberfest - Atchison, KS - Oct 5, 2019
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.

Oktoberfest Stafford - Staffod, KS - Oct 5, 2019
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.

Fort Hays State University Homecoming/Oktoberfest - Hays, KS - Oct 7 to Oct 12, 2019
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.

Columbus Day Festival Hot Air Balloon Regatta - Columbus, KS - Oct 11 to Oct 13, 2019
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!

Bethel College Fall Festival - North Newton, KS - Oct 12, 2019
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.

Shawnee Indian Mission Fall Festival - Fairway, KS - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
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!

Baxter & Associates Oktoberfest - Wichita, KS - Oct 14, 2019
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 18 to Oct 26, 2019
This year is the 100th year since it’s inception and the 60th anniversary of the current format, so come celebrate the Neewollah Diamond Jubilee with the Addams Family Musical and more, including 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!

Haysville Fall Festival - Haysville, KS - Oct 18 to Oct 20, 2019
Medallion Hunt (starting October 1st), car show, carnival, food court, parade and other entertainment.

Pioneer Harvest Fiesta - Fort Scott, KS - Oct 18 to Oct 20, 2019
The 63rd 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.

Family Fall Festival - Overland Park, KS - Oct 19, 2019
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.

Maple Leaf Festival - Baldwin City, KS - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
60th annual! 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.

Arkalalah Fall Festival - Arkansas City, KS - Oct 23 to Oct 26, 2019
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 26, 2019
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 8 to Nov 14, 2019
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.

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!

Little Apple Brewing Company - Manhattan, KS - Oct 1, 2016

Park Palooza - Shawnee, KS - Sep 16, 2018
A day of fun activities for everyone, including live music and entertainment, activities, and food, plus kites, children’s performances, food trucks, and more!

Oktoberfest Lawrence - Lawrence, KS - Oct 13, 2018

September:

Concordia Fall Festival – Concordia, KS – September 26, 2015
Parade, food, crafts and more.

Louisburg Cider Mill Ciderfest – Louisburg, KS – Sept 27, 2015

October:

Burnin’ Down Main Cook-Off – McPherson, KS – Oct 3, 2015

Tallgrass Film Festival – October 14-18, 2015
It is the largest independent film festival in Kansas. Flavorwire called it one of the top ten Best-Under-The-Radar Film Festivals in America. Attendance is approximately 12,000.

Blue Valley Recreation Family Fall Festival – Overland Park, KS – October 17, 2015
Shawnee Scarecrow Festival – Shawnee, KS – October 3, 2015

Svensk Hyllningsfest – Lindsborg – October 13-14, 2017
Visit Little Sweden for this Swedish honoring festival. First event took place in 1941. Smörgåsbord (a Scandinavian feast), arts & crafts, folk dancing, parade, Swedish music and more.

November 2015:

Evening of Lights Christmas Parade – Garnett, KS – Nov 28, 2015

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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