Fall Kansas Festivals

Find a Kansas fall festival to attend in 2022. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2022 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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Clyde Watermelon Festival - Clyde, KS - Sep 2 to Sep 5, 2022
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!

Dancefestopia - La Cygne, KS - Sep 6 to Sep 11, 2022
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 8 to Sep 18, 2022
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 9 to Sep 10, 2022
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 10, 2022
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 10, 2022
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 10, 2022
Children’s games, parades and a watermelon feed

Walnut Valley Festival - Winfield, KS - Sep 14 to Sep 18, 2022
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.

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.

Party on the Plaza - Wichita, KS - Sep 17, 2022
An annual themed party to raise funds for student scholarships at Newman University.

Blocktoberfest - Paola, KS - Sep 17, 2022
Named for the rural community of Block, and held on the grounds at Trinity Lutheran Church

Fall Fest - Garden City, KS - Sep 17, 2022
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.

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.

Haunted Weekend in Atchison - Atchison, KS - Sep 23, 2022
2022 – Shocktails and haunted trolley tours to three haunted locations to kick off the Haunted Trolley Tour season in Atchison, the most haunted town in Kansas. Normally: 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.

Overland Park Fall Festival - Overland Park, KS - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2022
A hometown parade through downtown Overland Park, plus arts and crafts, farmers’ market, concerts on three stages, food and more!

Fall Festival - Valley Center, KS - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2022
Amusement rides, craft vendors, food court, beer garden, parade, live music and more!

Bike MS Kansas City - Olathe, KS - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2022
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.

Bike MS Kansas City - Olathe, KS - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2022
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 24 to Sep 25, 2022
Annual event with parade, arts & crafts, beer garden, food, live music and more. Since 1954.

Fall Fest - Concordia, KS - Sep 24, 2022
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.

St John’s Oktoberfest - Lawrence, KS - Sep 24, 2022
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.

Louisburg Ciderfest - Louisburg, KS - Sep 25 to Oct 2, 2022
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).

Rod Run - Hutchinson, KS - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2022
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!

Pioneer Harvest Fiesta - Fort Scott, KS - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2022
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.

OZtoberfest - Wamego, KS - Oct 1, 2022
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 1, 2022
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 1, 2022
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!

Oktoberfest Stafford - Stafford, KS - Oct 1, 2022
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.

Atchison Oktoberfest - Atchison, KS - Oct 1, 2022
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.

Baxter & Associates Oktoberfest - Wichita, KS - Oct 3, 2022
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.

Fort Hays State University Homecoming/Oktoberfest - Hays, KS - Oct 5 to Oct 8, 2022
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 - Oct 6 to Oct 9, 2022
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.

Columbus Day Festival Hot Air Balloon Regatta - Columbus, KS - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
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!

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.

Shawnee Indian Mission Fall Festival - Fairway, KS - Oct 8, 2022
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!

Clearwater Fall Festival - Clearwater, KS - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2022
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.

Maple Leaf Festival - Wellsville, KS - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2022
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.

Goddard Fall Festival - Goddard, KS - Oct 21 to Oct 23, 2022
Car show, live music, rides, vendors, parade, and more.

Haysville Fall Festival - Haysville, KS - Oct 21 to Oct 23, 2022
Medallion Hunt (starting earlier in October), car show, carnival, food court, parade and other entertainment.

Neewollah - Independence, KS - Oct 21, 2022
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!

Family Fall Festival - Overland Park, KS - Oct 22, 2022
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.

Cornstock - Garnett, KS - Oct 24, 2022
The Anderson County Corn Festival. Live music, cornhole, night golf tournament, outdoor fun show and more.

Arkalalah Fall Festival - Arkansas City, KS - Oct 26 to Oct 29, 2022
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 29, 2022
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.

Legendary Tree Lighting Ceremony at Legends Outlets - Kansas City, KS - Nov 12, 2022
Kick off the holiday season with a live concert, prize giveaways, complimentary hot cocoa, fun photo ops, special deals, and family-friendly activities such as face painting, balloon animals, roaming character appearances, photos with Santa, and more. The lighting ceremony will take place in the Center Courtyard at approximately 6 PM, but festivities will continue until 8 PM. Legends Outlets’ 45-foot Christmas tree, with 2,000 ornaments is synchronized to music, and will continue to brighten spirits until early January, 2022.

Thanksgiving Day 5K & Family Stroll - Overland Park, KS - Nov 24, 2022
5K on Thanksgiving

Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane - Overland Park, KS - Nov 24 to Jan 8, 2023
Enjoy a light show synchronized to your favorite holiday and movie music.

Christmas Card Lane - Olathe, KS - Nov 25 to Jan 1, 2023
Entire subdivision of decorated houses tied together with giant Christmas cards featuring greetings from each family

Holiday Luminary Walk - Overland Park, KS - Nov 25 to Dec 17, 2022
During the four weekends following Thanksgiving, take a stroll along the lit pathways to experience the magical Gnome and Fairy Villages, serene winter woods by candlelight, and the colorful Children’s Garden. Enjoy musical performances in four different locations and visit with Santa in his Woodland Depot. The gardens are bright with color – while the quiet woods are lit with candles lining the walkways. Trees, buildings, and bridges are all part of the show, with thousands of lights aglow.

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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