Fall Festivals and Fairs 2022
Nothing brings the local community together better than a big party and the upcoming fall festivals and fairs are just the ticket! The cooler weather brings opportunities for countless outdoor family activities and vendor markets. Our community is beaming with excitement to welcome autumn celebrations with open, flannel bearing, arms!
Let’s explore together all of the action-packed festivals, fairs, and block parties that are in-store this fall. From hayrides and rodeos to carnivals and concerts, there is something for everyone to love.
Normally each year, Kansas’ small-town fall festivals and fairs start happening as early as August, and they’re in full swing by September and October.
Community events like these always promise good old-fashioned (and cheap) family fun. Most include parades, games for kids, live music, and food vendors. Some require a button purchase for a nominal fee, but some are free. All proceeds typically go to supporting the local economy and community so everyone wins!
As more events pop up we will let you know as soon as we do. That being said, without a doubt, there will be changes and additions to this list. I encourage you to bookmark this page or share it, to stay in the know. Read on to see our list of all of the fun fall festivals near Wichita for 2022.
August Fall Festivals around Wichita
August 19-21, 2022 Mulvane Old Settlers Days. This festival has been an annual event since 1873 and usually includes a hot rod show, carnival, arts and crafts, parade, talent show, turtle races, and more! MOS buttons are sold at many Mulvane-area businesses.
August 19-20, 2022 Mount Hope Mardi Gras on the Plains. Includes a rodeo, a car show, a parade, lots of family-friendly activities, and concludes with a fireworks show!
August 25-28, 2022 Avenue Art Days Avenue Art Days is a Douglas Design District annual event aimed at harnessing young, creative talent in Wichita to improve the aesthetic of Douglas Avenue and surrounding areas through the installation of public art. This year has been announced to be their eighth and final so don’t miss out!
August 27, 2022 Yoder Heritage Day features a variety of free family fun, including pancake and sausage breakfast with donations suggested, vendors, live entertainment, tractor pull, kids pedal pull, fireworks and other activities.
September Fall Festivals
September 2-4, 2022 Atlanta, KS Labor Day Celebration generally features lots of activities and events such as a parade, FREE concert, fun tournaments, party at the ball fields, car show, a beer garden, BBQ lunch, and tons more.
September 6-10, 2022 Crave Culinary Festival is a five-day festival featuring clever culinary and libation workshops. The week’s festivities conclude on Saturday with a Foodie Fair where guests can sample food from local chefs and vote for the Foodie Fair Fan Favorite! Broaden your horizons and explore all that the culinary art world has to offer while benefitting local organization, Mark Arts.
September 8-9, 2022 ICT Fest continues its tradition of great local music across Wichita. This year, the concerts will be held at multiple local bars and music venues such as Kirby’s and WAVE. All ages are welcome, and the event is FREE.
September 9-18, 2022 Kansas State Fair is always a state favorite. There is a reason this event is deeply rooted in Kansas history, as nearly 150 years of tradition have molded this celebration into more than just a simply fair, but a world-class event. From headliner concerts like TobyMac, T.I, and Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias to competitive exhibits and a full carnival – there is a long list of entertainment throughout the week. Visit their website for a full calendar of events.
September 10, 2022 KAWnsas Fest is the biggest, small-town music festival. You are invited to join the cozy Kansas River City (Saint George, Kansas) for a whole day filled with fun for all to enjoy! You definitely won’t want to miss this year’s live music line-up, delicious food, classic car show, art & craft vendors, cornhole tournament and much MUCH more!
September 10, 2022 Burden Dayz. Spend the day in Burden, Kansas and experience a “small town” darn good time. This event includes a parade down Main street, with tons of action at our city park. End the night under the stars with the crowd favorite, The Burden PRCA Rodeo.
September 11, 2022 Orie’s Garlic Fest is an annual food festival that pays homage to—what else? Garlic! It’s a celebration for more than just your taste buds as local artisans, farmers, musicians, and foodies of all kinds will be there to join in on the flavor-packed fun! Come hungry and leave with food, recipes, knowledge, and some potent breath! 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Public at The Brickyard in Oldtown, Wichita.
September 14-18, 2022 The Walnut Valley Festival is a celebration of acoustic music, especially bluegrass. It is affectionately known as “Winfield” throughout the world and attracts top artists from around the country, as well as a host of local and regional musicians.
September 17 & 18, 2022 Sedgwick Fall Festival in the town of Sedgwick, KS. This event includes a carnival, vendors, a parade, a car show, and live music with a street dance.
September 17-24, 2022 The City of Gold Festival, is El Dorado’s coolest party. This event has it all! From concerts and a BBQ to a giant pumpkin race – this weekend is packed full of family-friendly activities. For a limited time entry buttons are on sale for $8 a piece and includes entry Walters Pumpkin Patch, entrance to Kansas Oil Museum, participation in the medallion hunt, and access to all activities during the Golden Block Party .Get yours today!
September 23 & 24, 2022 Valley Center Fall Festival planning is on the way for this annual celebration. This FREE entry event in Valley Center Ks. is packed full of fun such as a midway, craft vendors, food trucks, and plenty of live music.
September 23-25, 2022 Conway Springs Fall Festival will be decked out for fall this year with fun kid-friendly and family-friendly activities such as a parade, craft fair, and games. Watch their Facebook page for updates.
September 24, 2022 Colwich Heritage Festival will include a fishing derby, pancake feed, a cornhole tournament, a kiddie caravan parade, and many vendor booths. More info
September 24, 2022 Prairieland Beer and Music Festival returns after a 2 year hiatus! Hosted by the Kansas Craft Brewers Guild, this event includes over 100 beer samples from 40+ breweries from Kansas and surrounding states. This year’s festival will be held in Hyde park to enjoy the shade from a tree canopy. In addition to the unlimited brew samples, this event also plays host to several talented bands for a full afternoon of entertainment. Visit their Facebook event page for continued updates.
September 28 – October 2, 2022 Tallgrass Film Festival plays host to the largest independent film festival in the state of Kansas and showcases the best of independent films from around the world through . Among the film features will be a salute to Kaufman’s cult classics, The Toxic Avenger, Poultrygeist, as well as some of his latest work. Purchase tickets on their website. Military, students, and seniors receive a 50% discount at checkout with the discount code “Service.”
September 29-October 1, 2022 Prost’s Oktoberfest. Wichita’s German restaurant Prost is throwing its annual Oktoberfest at its biergarten at the Revolutsia development in Wichita Kansas. Pull on your lederhosen and enjoy an authentic German festival including polka music, a special food menu, a stein hoisting contest, kids activities, and, of course, German bier on tap! Follow Prost’s Facebook page for event updates.
September 30 – October 1, 2022 Maize Fall Festival, located at Maize City Park, this event includes a parade, vendors, a car show, and live music. More information online
September 30 – October 2, 2022 Greater Andover Days (GAD) displays resilience by moving forward with it’s fall celebration despite its recent hard hit from the April tornado. This festival includes a carnival, parade, golf and disc golf tournament, vendors, and live entertainment!
October Fall Festivals
October 1, 2022 Frederic Remington Festival in Whitewater planning is soon to begin. This event typically includes 5K run/walk, car show, kids’ pedal tractor pull, ATV rodeo, vendors, book sale, parade, art show, tournaments, and a strong man competition to see who can heave a hay bale the highest! Free entry, with fees for some activities.
October 1, 2022 Wagonmaster’s Downtown Chili Cookoff. With the days beginning to cool off – what better way to celebrate than a hot spicy bowl of chili? Competitor teams all across Kansas and surrounding states will battle for the best chili in the midwest! You can get in on the action with a $5 tasting kit that can be purchased at the event.
October 1, 2022 Wamego OZtoberFest in downtown Wamego revolves around a “Wizard of Oz” theme. This event involves a street festival, beer and wine garden, and a variety of activities including our OZ Costume Contest, Toto look-a-like contest, an Indoor/Outdoor OZ Market, Classic Car Show, Munchkinland, Auntie Em’s Boutique, Munchkin Junction and more! Information is on Wamego OZtoberFest website.
October 1, 2022 Winfield Art in the Park will again be held at Island Park (200 Main St.) in Winfield KS. You can look forward to FREE children’s art activities, live demonstrations, street art, and tons of food and drink. With this year’s theme, A Closely KNIT Community, the event gives recognition to textile art of all kinds.
October 6, 2022 Taste of Newton is located on Main Street in Newton KS. This event features restaurants and culinary businesses that have the opportunity to showcase their talents by supplying samples of their cuisine. Also included are live entertainment, free bike valet and free entry. This event’s proceeds go to funding their culinary scholarships.
October 6-9, 2022 Bethel College Fall Festival continues the fun in Newton with entertainment such as dance, music, jazz, and martial arts. This event takes place on Bethel College Campus in Newton Ks and entry is FREE (fees for some events).
October 7-9, 2022 Rose Hill Fall Festival Rose Hill’s largest annual celebration! Rose Hill Fall Festival includes a chili cookoff, 5k run, pancake feed, car show, craft fair, parade/float competition, cornhole tournament, pedal tractor pull and the party at the pond. Entry for most activities is their $2 festival button; kids 12 and younger enter for FREE. Visit their website for details.
October 8, 2022 Halstead Brick Street Arts & Crafts Festival features traditional fall festival activities including live music, food vendors, and kids activities in addition to a fine arts and crafts fair. This event takes place on Main Street in Halstead, KS 67056. Admission is FREE!
October 8-9, 2022 ICT Bloktoberfest is a local festival for all beer and fall fans. Wichita’s Union Station will be transformed into a Beergarden featuring live music, food trucks, a haybale maze, wiener dog races, and of course – BEER! Tap trucks will be loaded with a huge selection of local, regional, and German beers. Kid and dog friendly with FREE admission to the event.
October 8 & 9, 2022 Great Plains Renaissance Festival. It’s time to go medieval at the ultimate costume party for knights and knaves who want to celebrate. This Scottish Highland weekend takes place at Sedgwick County Park and if you purchase tickets early you receive a major discount and receive a FREE child entry ticket, huzzah!
October 14-16, 2022 Clearwater KS Fall Festival planning is in the works for this annual fall festival in Kansas. In addition to carnival rides and live music, the town has a photo contest, chili feed, parade, and craft show. Visit their Facebook page for live updates.
October 15, 2022 Bel Aire KS Fall Festival is fun for the whole family including a car show, vendor booths, live music, fall activities, petting zoo, and more!
October 21-23, 2022 Goddard Fall Festival is an annual event held in October each year and includes a carnival, games, vendors, great food, and entertainment for all ages. Visit their website for more information.
October 21-23, 2022 Haysville Fall Festival, Festivities include a parade, booths, food vendors, kids activities, car show, carnival, and a medallion hunt. Festival buttons are usually $3 per person. Extra fees apply for some activities. The festival is in Riggs Park on Sarah Lane. Information is online.
October 26-29, 2022 Arkalalah in Ark City Kansas. This year’s theme of Arktoberfest will be represented by all your favorite fall festival activities such as a carnival, fireworks, sports tournaments, vendors booths, a parade, and a pageant. Also on the docket is a full day of old-school street games such as an egg toss, 3-legged race, and grape spitting! See their website for the full schedule of events.
October 29, 2022 Wichita Festival of the Arts will have a Mardi Gras meets Halloween theme and is FREE to shop. This event includes music, artists’ booths, food trucks, and more. This event is a non-profit dedicated to helping the art community.
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