Fall is finally here! We love this time of year in Kansas City. The season of football games, chili cook-offs, and pumpkin-spice-everything sets the scene for many fun activities to enjoy. With that in mind, we have put together a list of our favorite fall activities in our fair city. We tried to keep it short, but we just couldn’t! It’s a guarantee that there’s something here for everyone…


#1 Fresh Cider and Donuts at Louisburg Cider Mill. Let’s start with the one you know and love… Aside from yummy treats in the country store, the Louisburg Cider Mill is an eighty-acre farm offering pick-your-own pumpkins, wagon rides, a corn maze, a huge slide, a giant swing set, and rentable fire pits.

#2 The Liberty Corn Maze. Offering eight distinct mazes, the Liberty Corn Maze has all age ranges covered. You can also book campfire rentals with s’mores and/or hotdogs for a modest upcharge. The campfire rentals run on weekends. We recommend booking in advance.

#3 Faulkner’s Ranch. Faulkner’s Ranch is a country-themed pumpkin patch where you can fire the corn cannon, ride the mechanical bull, play “hillbilly golf” & horseshoes, enter a cow milking contest and enjoy a western-themed playground.

#4 Caramel Apples from Sweet Caroline’s. For fifteen years, Sweet Caroline’s candy store in Overland Park has kept up the nostalgic vibes of an old-school sweet shop. Their must-have fall apples come in 20+ flavors. Hooray for seasonal caramel apples!

#5 Apple Picking at Cider Hill Family Orchard. Cider Hill Family Orchard in KCK is an apple lover’s dream. Pick a peck of apples, choose a pumpkin, and treat yourself to a cider slushie and donuts!

#6 Farmers market in the KC River Market. One of our favorite farmers markets is the City Market in the River Market downtown. Local farmers bring fresh fall flowers, fresh apples and delicious fall favorites!

#7 Hayrides. Many Kansas City pumpkin patches offer hayrides around the property. We love making a day of it at Deanna Rose with the little ones, or you can visit one of your favorite pumpkin patches around town.

#8 Chiefs football!! If you can’t be there in person, host a home party with friends, or neighborhood tailgate party with those who live near you.

#9 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 out and about among the animals. Kids will also love Halloween-themed activities and entertainment that offers plenty of treats.


#1 Weston, MO. No town relishes in the autumn season quite like Weston does. Here is a list of must-see attractions in this charming town.

  • Apple Fest: Visit their website for week-by-week Apple Fest updates.
  • O’Malley’s Pub: This historic bar sits six stories below the old Weston Brewing Company, which dates back to the mid-1800s. This fall they have a Festival Ale and will also host a pumpkin chainsaw carving demonstration on Halloween.
  • Hiking: Enjoy some of the area’s most scenic fall hiking views at Weston Bend State Park, particularly on The West Ridge Trail which abuts the Missouri River.
  • Weston Orchard & Vineyard: Inside the bright red-roof barn at Weston Orchard and Vineyard is a spacious spread of caramel apples, house wines, bottles of apple cider and locally canned salsas and pickled goods. Rows of trees in ten apple varieties for picking stripe the fields outside.

#2 Local Wineries. Fall is the perfect time to visit a winery! Many KC wineries even offer fun activities for the kiddos, pumpkins for purchase, or even a paranormal experience. Here are a few of our favorites to add to your list.

#3 Parkville, MO. The picturesque Platte County town of Parkville has been recognized as one of the best places to see fall foliage nationally by Country Living magazine. The town is located along the Missouri River, which is gorgeous in autumn. Take a walk through the quaint downtown, or head out to the Green Hills of Platte Wildlife Preserve, which has two short, heavily wooded trails.


    #1 Haunted Wornall House. The John Wornall House was built in 1858 on a five-hundred-acre farmstead that’s now Brookside. Used as a hospital during the Civil War, it now serves as a museum with spooky tours.

    #2 A Ghost Hunt at Belvoir Winery. If wandering around an abandoned—and supposedly haunted—orphanage and nursing home with a glass of dry red in hand sounds like your kind of spooky fall Friday night, take a trip up to Belvoir Winery in Liberty!

    #3 The Haunted 1859 Jail Museum. Enjoy a tour through the 1859 Jail Museum in Independence. The museum features history dating back to the Civil War and is said to be home to the ghosts of past residents. Then take a covered wagon ride through Independence Square afterward.

    #4 Haunted Houses. There is nothing more fitting for the season than visiting a haunted house. Here are some of the scariest venues that KC has to offer.


    Now you’re up to speed on all the best activities to experience in Kansas City this fall season! Whether you are enjoying these events as a couple, with some friends, or bringing the kiddos along, we’ve got you covered. Now we’ve got to insist… Go enjoy autumn before it’s over!

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