Kansas City-Area Fall Festivals Provide Fun For the Whole Family

By Admin | Posted in Community Information on Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 5:05 pm

2014 Fall Fairs and Festivals near Kansas City MO

Summer is winding down, but you don’t have to get yourself into the winter slump just yet. Now is the time that all of the 2014 fall fairs and festivals near Kansas City MO begin, and if you’re looking to get some fun in before hibernating for the winter, we highly suggest that you check out one of these great upcoming events. They are fun for the entire family, so if you haven’t checked out one of these fairs or festivals before, we highly suggest that you make an effort to load everybody up and head to one this year.

Blue Springs Fall Fun Fest – Blue Springs MO

Attending the Blue Springs Fall Fun Fest has become an annual tradition for many families in the Greater Kansas City area. The festival features a carnival complete with rides for the kids, and there is also live music from a number of local bands. Both of the stages are free, so there should be nothing stopping you from checking out the music scene in Blue Springs.

This year the Blue Springs Fall Fun Fest will be held throughout the second weekend of September. The festival will kick off Friday, September 12 at noon and will come to a close on Sunday, September 14 at 6 p.m. More information on the event, including the full music lineup, can be found on the Blue Springs Fall Fun Fest website.

Santa Cali Gon – Independence MO

santa-gali-con-days-2014-independence-kansas-city-moSanta Cali Gon is another great event which will be held this coming weekend. The event will come to a close on Labor Day. There will be an extensive number of bands playing on the three stages at the event and different events will be held throughout the duration of the festival. That includes a 5K run and walk, as well as the Little Mister & Miss Independence Contest, which will be held Sunday, August 31 at 2 p.m. on the Community Stage.

The Santa Cali Gon will be begin this Thursday, August 28 at 6 p.m. and will be extended to 6 p.m. on Labor Day, which falls on Monday, September 1st. Hours for the five days of the festival vary, but from Friday through Sunday, bands will take the stage until midnight every night, giving you plenty of time to enjoy all of the festivities that Santa Cali Gon has to offer. More information on the run as well as the dates and times for the bands can be found on the Santa Cali Gon website.

Valley Fair Days – Grain Valley MO

This year Valley Fair Days will be held during the first weekend of September. The event will kick off on Friday, September 5, and will wrap up Saturday at midnight. Making a return for 2014 will be the family friendly carnival as well as Kidz Street where there will be a range of activities for all of the little ones.

The event will be held at the Grain Valley Community Center on Main Street in Grain Valley. If you’re looking to get a taste of some great food and listen to some entertaining music while taking back a couple of drinks in the beer garden, then Valley Fair Days is the event for you. More information on the event can be found on the Grain Valley Chamber website.

Kansas City Renaissance Festival – Kansas City MO

kansas-city-renaissance-festival-fall-festivals-near-kc-moIf you’re looking for something more out of the ordinary, we highly suggest that you check out the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, which is one of the most eclectic events in the state. There is an admission price, but with the one-day rate at just about $20, the price is more than reasonable—especially when you consider all that the one-of-a-kind festival has to offer. Parking for the event is free.

The Renaissance Festival will is open Saturdays and Sundays every weekend from August 30 through October 13, and it will also be open on both Labor Day and Columbus Day. The festival is held rain or shine and runs from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. If you really want to get the full experience, we suggest that you check out one of the themed weekends. More information on the themed weekends, as well as the special events held throughout the year can be found on the Kansas City Renaissance Festival website.


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