Kansas September 14, 2016
11 Unique Fall Festivals In Kansas You Won’t Find Anywhere Else
Well, it finally happened; the Midwest has started to cool down. Isn’t it wonderful? Now that the feeling of fall is officially in the air, it is time to make plans to take in the changing colors, breath in the crispness of the air, and attend these 11 unique Kansas fall festivals:
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Walnut Valley Festival (Winfield)
Fall kicks off THIS WEEK at the Walnut Valley Festival, which runs September 14-18th and features world-class music and contests.
2. Clearwater Fall Festival (Clearwater)
Another fun family event that takes place this weekend (September 15-18th) is that of the
Clearwater Fall Festival
! Make a trip to Clearwater for carnival rides, games, arts & crafts, and even a parade.
3. Oktoberfest (Hays)
I would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy
once or twice (or four times) during my college career at FHSU... what's not to love about beer, yummy German food, beer, vendors, and beer?! (Oktoberfest takes place September 30th.)
4. OZtoberfest (Wamego)
Not to be confused with Oktoberfest,
is a one-day (October 1st) event celebrating all things Wizard of Oz with special screenings, fun family activities in Munchkinland, and even Uncle Henry's Farmers Market.
5. Cornstock - Anderson County Corn Festival (Garnett)
Music Festival (September 24th) features Montgomery Gentry... need we say more?
6. Overland Park Fall Festival (Overland Park)
Another fun event taking place on September 24th is that of the
Overland Park Fall Festival
. Bring the entire family for a day full of music, food trucks, classic car show, and other fun surprises.
7. Goddard Fall Festival (Goddard)
On September 30th and October 1st, the
Goddard Fall Festival
will be honoring its "Hometown Heroes" with parades, contests, and unique vendors. We'll see you there!
8. Shawnee Scarecrow Festival (Shawnee)
There is no better way to get into the fall spirit than by attending the
Shawnee Scarecrow Festival
(October 1st), which not only houses several festival favorites, but fun seasonal displays as well.
9. Autumn in the Grove (Lansing)
Pick some pumpkins, enjoy local artists, or watch the magic show and you will agree that Autumn is a lot more fun in the Grove! (The
Lansing Fall Festival
takes place October 8th.)
10. Lyndon Fall Festival (Lyndon)
It only takes one visit to the City of Lyndon's
to see why the nearly 2,000 residents have so much pride in their community. (This year's festival takes place October 1st.)
11. Sugar Mound Arts & Crafts Festival (Mound City)
Since 1971, the
Sugar Mound Arts & Crafts Festival
has been pulling out all the stops in terms of promoting local vendors and artisans -- and this year's festivities (October 8th & 9th) guarantee to be no exception!
Ready to get out and enjoy those changing colors? Hop on one of these
11 Beautiful Byways In Kansas That Are Perfect For A Scenic Drive.