Fall in KC|OP means flannel shirts, hoodies, pumpkin spice lattes, and festivals. Check out the list of some of the most fun festivals and events going on this fall in KC|OP and start building your itinerary around them.
Renaissance Festival | August 31st – October 14th
Grab a turkey leg and settle in for a day full of 16th Century experiences in nearby Bonner Springs. Browse the shops, watch the knights joust, or post up at a stage filled with live entertainment, all with a drink in your hand.
Haunted Houses | September 6th – November 2nd
Grab a brave friend, because the haunted houses in the West Bottoms in KC are not for the faint of heart. After 30 minutes in these haunted houses full of frights, you won’t ever look at an old warehouse the same.
American Royal Barbecue | September 13th – 14th
Did someone say barbecue? Pack your stretchy pants before making your way to not only see how the meat is smoked, but also do some taste testing yourself at the Kansas Speedway.
Terra Luna | September 19th – 21st
What do you get when you mix projection mapping, dance, music, and the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens? Terra Luna. Make plans to see the Arboretum lit up like never before.
Plaza Art Fair | September 20th – 22nd
At the end of September, the Plaza transforms from upscale shopping to art covering nine city blocks. (Don’t worry, you can still do some shopping while you are there) Attend and you will enjoy a weekend full of food, music, and art.
Pumpkin Hollow | September 27th – October 31st
Nestled inside the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead is this seasonal attraction, Pumpkin Hollow. Bring the kids and hop on a wagon ride which takes you to a corn maze, corn box, giant hay slide and more.
Overland Park Fall Festival | September 28th
For one day, Downtown Overland Park turns into a giant fall party. There will be a parade, a farmers’ market, concerts, and food trucks lining the streets.
Botanical Brewfest | October 12th
Calling all craft beer drinkers. This beer festival that takes place at The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens features 90 craft beers, food, music and games. Need an extra reason to go? All proceeds benefit the Arboretum.
Night of the Living Farm | October 18th – 26th
At the end of October, Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead hosts their annual event for children to come to the farm for Halloween festivities. Participate in mad science experiments, a flashlight scavenger hunt, topped off with a marshmallow roast. Don’t forget to pack a costume!
Kansas International Film Festival | November 8th – 14th
If you love a good independent movie, be sure to mark the Kansas International Film Festival on your calendar at the Glennwood Arts Theater. Here you will find one of a kind movies for everyone with a mix of documentaries, short films, and animations. You may even meet the directors.
Luminary Walk | November 29th – December 14th
Attend the Luminary Walk at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens this year and you will find out why this is one of Overland Park’s most popular events. There will be paths illuminated by candles, holiday music and lights, horse-drawn wagon rides, and you may even encounter the Jolly Old Elf.