5 Fun Autumn Activities in Kansas City

5 Fun Autumn Activities in Kansas City


This fall, explore the best Kansas City has to offer—with these 5 fun local activities.

Renaissance Festival

Join the king, queen, and royal jester in their 16-acre village for jousts, rides, food, and 20 stages with live entertainment. Every weekend features a different theme—such as the Buccaneer Beer Fest; Witches & Wizards; or Wine, Chocolate, & Romance. A Kansas City tradition since 1977, the Renaissance Festival is open every weekend in September and the first 3 weekends in October.


Is it a high-tech driving range—or a swanky lounge? It’s both. Enjoy drinks and appetizers for the whole family—while you hit golf balls and score points from a 3-story outdoor structure. Colored lights make night play fun at TopGolf, while a DJ spins tunes on Friday and Saturday nights.

Louisburg CiderFest

Every autumn, Kansas City descends upon the Louisburg Cider Mill for this popular weekend festival. See how apples are pressed into cider, sample warm cider donuts, and enjoy live music as you tour the old-fashioned Country Store. Kids love the pony rides, pumpkin patch, and 10-acre corn maze. Open during the last weekend in September and the first weekend in October.

Haunted Houses

Hauntworld calls Kansas City’s haunted houses some of the “scariest in America.” For serious thrill-seekers, there are 5 nationally recognized haunted houses to explore: The Edge of Hell, The Beast, Macabre Cinema, the Ghosts & Gangsters Tour, and The Chambers of Edgar Allan Poe. And don’t forget Halloween Haunt at Worlds of Fun, the Midwest’s largest Halloween event—with 500 monsters hiding among the rides in this 235-acre theme park.

Westport Art Fair

For 36 years, the Annual Art Westport fair has displayed the work of Kansas City’s best local art talent in a 3-day event. Walk the streets of historic Westport while you browse the original oil paintings, unique jewelry, household décor, and fine crafts—and sample food from one of the 30 restaurants and 25 bars in the neighborhood.

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