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.
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.