A guide to celebrate fall in Kansas City 

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As we wait for the hot weather to fade, we can look forward to the fall events that are coming up in the Liberty and greater Kansas City area during the month of September. Fall is the perfect time of year to get out and enjoy the changing of the seasons with food, festivals and fun.


  1. Liberty Fall Festival

On Sept. 22-24, the Liberty Fall Festival will be celebrating its 46th year, featuring over 200 artists and vendors, two performance stages with live entertainment and carnival activities for everyone to enjoy. There will also be a parade beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 that will make its way around the Square to kick off the weekend festivities. Take a look at the schedule on their website for more details. I highly recommend taking a walk down from the Hill to take part and celebrate the beginning of fall with the Liberty community!

  1. Plaza Art Festival

If you would like to venture further outside of Liberty to celebrate the beginning of fall, check out the Plaza Art Festival also occurring from Friday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 24 on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. Within the festival you will be able to attend live music performances at their three different stages, explore the booths of 240 artists and enjoy the food at over 20 featured restaurant booths! Take a look at their website for more information about the schedule and specific vendors. This would be a great event to bring your friends and start the fall season though a celebration of art and appreciation of the Kansas City area!


  1. Fun Farm 

Located 15 minutes away in nearby Kearney, the Fun Farm features a variety of quintessential fall activities perfect for everyone to enjoy. Starting on Sept. 15 and continuing through Oct. 31, the Fun Farm will be hosting their Fall Festival, which includes their pumpkin patch, apple orchard, corn maze, farm animals, fall foods and all sorts of other farm goods and fun activities. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time on their website or in-person when you arrive. Make sure to stop by to get some cute fall photos with your friends, pick some pumpkins to carve for Halloween and try some of their tasty fall treats!

  1. Taylor Family Orchard

A convenient location right in Liberty just north of the Downtown Square, the Taylor Family Orchard is a you-pick fruit orchard that offers a variety of apples for picking on the weekends in the fall season. Picking times and available apple varieties are updated weekly on their Facebook page, so you can plan your weekend trip accordingly this fall.

  1. Carolyn’s Pumpkin Patch

Another nearby spot perfect for picking out your Halloween pumpkins, Carolyn’s Pumpkin Patch is located about 15 minutes south of the Jewell campus. Along with their you-pick pumpkin patch, they have other fun activities and homemade treats to enjoy as well! Open from Sept. 16 through Oct. 30, don’t miss out on the fun!

  1. Liberty Corn Maze

Opening on Friday, Sept. 15, the Liberty Corn Maze is debuting their new maze design showcasing the professional women’s soccer team, the Kansas City Current. Within the new design, you can find your way through the winding twists and turns of four different mazes! Purchase a cool refreshment before you begin your trek through the maze or book a campfire in advance to enjoy some roasted hotdogs and gooey s’mores for the full fall experience! Check out their website for information on weekend concerts and other events as well!

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