Kansas City Fall Festivals & Events Guide

The fall calendar is blanketed with food festivals like an autumn lawn piled with leaves. Here are some golden ones.

Kansas City Renaissance Festival

Step back in time at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, a medieval-themed village home to jousting knights, thrill-seeking acrobats and beautiful maidens. Keep your eyes peeled for the King and Queen while you explore the village shops and more than 20 stages of live entertainment. Food and drink abound, but make sure you don’t leave the festival without trying a favorite: the roasted turkey leg.

Halloween Haunt

Ghosts, ghouls and other creatures of the night roam freely through Worlds of Fun during Halloween Haunt, which showcases the scarier side of the amusement park. Can’t get enough heart-pumping action? Tour 13 extreme haunts or see spooky nighttime shows designed for maximum thrills, all while dodging zombies, monsters and more. Note: Halloween Haunt is recommended for guests 14 years of age and older.

New in 2015, family-friendly, scare-free fun can be found at the Great Pumpkin Fest.

American Royal Livestock, Horse Show and Rodeo

The American Royal Association dates back to 1899 and was created to celebrate the region’s agricultural heritage through a combination of competition, education and entertainment. That mission continues during the annual American Royal festivities, which include a livestock, horse show and several rodeos, including PRCA and invitational youth rodeos.

Boo at the Zoo

What could be better than trick-or-treating throughout the Kansas City Zoo? Break out your best costumes and spend the day at the zoo. Kids will also love Halloween-themed activities and entertainment that offer plenty of treats—no tricks here!

More family fun in KC

Roots Festival


19 S Pearl St
Paola, KS 66071
United States

Freedom Festival


John Brown State Park
Osawatomie, KS 66064
United States

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