When the leaves change, the temperatures drop, and everything pumpkin spice appears on the shelves of your market, it’s apparent autumn has finally arrived. And aren’t we ready? After an exceedingly warm summer, it is time to make up for the hours spent indoors trying to stay cool than by enjoying one (or all!) of these engaging events hosted by some of the finest establishments in Overland Park.


Pumpkin Hollow (September 28th-October 31st, M-F 10 am - 3 pm, Sa-Su 10 am - 4 pm)

Come pick the perfect pumpkin and have a day of fall fun at the Farmstead! An all-inclusive ticket offers kids the chance to hop aboard the Pumpkin Hollow Express (a barrel train), get lost in a maze, slide down a hay pyramid, and much more. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $7 for Friends of the Farmstead members. Standard Farmstead admission also applies.


Night of the Living Farm (October 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th, 6 pm - 9 pm)

The Farmstead gets spooky after dark for a few nights each year. With pathways lit by jack-o-lanterns and lights and scary and non-scary activities for all ages, it’s the best way to get your kids in the Halloween spirit! Tickets are $10 for general admission and $9 for Friends of the Farmstead members.


Botanical Brewfest (October 13th, 3pm-8pm VIP, 4pm-8pm GA entry)

Unquestionably the most beautiful beer tasting in the KC Metro, we invite those ages 21 and up to join us for beers, bites, and entertainment in the gorgeous botanical gardens. Featuring beers from more than 40 different breweries, there’s something for everyone at this popular fall event. Tickets are $50 for general admission, and $75 for VIP.


Whirlwind: Art in Motion (Ongoing through September 2019)

After its grand opening earlier this spring, Whirlwind: Art in Motion continues to be a sight to behold for all visitors to the OP Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Included with admission, we invite you to witness the 13 impressive kinetic sculptures that grace the gardens, moving and changing with the wind and light. An exhibition catalog is available for sale at the Visitors Center.


Luminary Walk (November 23rd, 24th, & 30th, and December 1st, 7th, and 8th)

And while you’re visiting the OP Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, we invite you to save the date for the ever-popular Luminary Walk! This beloved holiday event will take place November 23rd, 24th, & 30th, and December 1st, 7th, and 8th. Tickets will go on sale October 1st.


For more information on all these upcoming events, please visit www.artsandrec-op.org. The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park is committed to enhancing our community through arts and recreation programming.