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
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.
Spinach Festival - Lenexa, KS - Sep 7 to 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
Blocktoberfest - Paola, KS - Sep 21 to 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.
Cornstock - Garnett, KS - Sep 28 to 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 to 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
Greater Kansas City Japan Festival - Overland Park, KS - Oct 5 to 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.
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!
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.
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.