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 to 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
Blocktoberfest - Paola, KS - Sep 18 to 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.
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.
Maple Leaf Festival - Wellsville, KS - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2021
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.
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
Greater Kansas City Japan Festival - Overland Park, KS - Oct 8 to 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.