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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Kathy Spillman says
Thanks. I got KAWnsas Fest added to the Fall Festival list. Appreciate you sharing.
Kathy Spillman says
I got that changes. Thank you so much!! Good catch!
Robert D says
89th Annual Fall Festival in Arkansas City Oct 27th-30th.
Craft show, Carnival, Fun Runs, Cornhole tournaments,S Street games, DodgeBallalah, concessions and parades.
Amy Wallace says
We have a Fall Fest in Kingman September 27-28. Is there a way to get it added to this list?
Yes, absolutely! You can email me the details.
Debbie Coleman says
Haysville Fall Festival
Friday, October 18, 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Thanks! We’re adding more every day, and we DEFINITELY want to include Haysville.
julie a mclain says
Colwich Heritage Festival is Sept 22, but has moved to Memorial Park on 53rd St. Parade starts at Colorado & Wichita Streets. Facebook pages are: Colwich Heritage Festival 2018 and Colwich Community Foundation
Oh, thank you for the information!
As a newcomer to the area, your site is a great way for us to get to know the various communities and events.We hope to take advantage of the multiple events you list. We appreciate you taking the time to bring us entertainment opportunities!
Tony, I appreciate you taking the time to let me know that you find the site useful! Thank you so much. You really made my day. 🙂
Debbie Hayes says
Friends of El Dorado Lake are sponsoring their Second Annual Halloween Family Fun Night on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 6:30-9:00pm at the Walnut River Beach Area. $5.00 per person, kids 3 and under free. Hay Rack Rides, Camp fires, Hot dogs, Witches Brew, S’mores, Live music and movies, Face Painting, Trick or Treat for candy. (Vehicle Permit Required)
Thanks, Debbie! Did you get my reply to your email? I’ll send it again just in case!
Evelyn Davis says
Kiowa has their annual celebration in the park on Labor Day with a free ham and bean feed, bingo, kids games, horse shoes, morning run, car show, sand volleyball, swim, citywide garage sale, church food booths, ice cream, cake walk, musical talent show, craft booths, etc. It’s a full weekend of activities!
Karla Dick says
First of all, a big thank you for this site. We love it.
I also wanted to mention that Zenda, KS is having a 130th Anniversary celebration on September 2nd.
Conway Springs, KS will have their annual Fall Fest on the weekend of September 23 & 24th.
Thanks, Karla! I never knew there WAS a Zenda, KS until your comment. That’s a big anniversary! Thanks for the info about Conway Springs fall festival too. I’ll be sure to add it!
Sam Smith says
Please add the Tallgrass Film Festival, running now through Oct 16 in venues around Wichita. Featuring 191 films from 33 countries over 5 days in venues throughout the city, the Festival includes appearances by guest filmmakers, free educational events, parties, awards and more. Discover and share with a community that shares your passion for stories and voices from around the world. Learn more at
http://www.stubbornlyindependent.com. Thank you!
Hi Sam, thanks for the suggestion! This particular list is for small-town fall festivals, so that’s the only reason Tallgrass Film Festival isn’t on it. I have an article dedicated solely to the film festival, and it’s also in my big roundup of fairs, festivals, parades, and other big events in Wichita, here: https://wichitaonthecheap.com/festivals/
Carolyn, I want to say thank you for this site!
I have just stumbled across this gem, it will help with ideas for some outings for my seniors!!
Oh, absolutely. There are lots of great community events that are perfect for seniors. I’m glad it’s helpful. Be sure to let me know if there’s anything more I can do to help.
Could you please add Wamego, KS on October 6-8th will hold its annual OZtoberFest to celebrate all things Wizard of OZ. Vendors, children’s activities, special guests, beer/wine garden, two entertainment stages, street dance and more!
Sounds like fun! I just added it! 🙂
Not a ‘fall fest’ but we have a Holiday Shopping Expo coming up at Sedgwick Plaza Retirement Community on November 18, 2016 10am-4pm
Find us on Facebook for more details!
Kimberly Dewald says
Steampunkesque Mulvane Festival October 14-16th.
Colwich is having their fall festival on September 26 with a color run!!
Jonna Garbee says
Oil Hill Elementary in El Dorado, Kansas will hold the 4th annual Arts and Craft Expo on November 7 from 8:00-3:00. Along with the 50+ booths, we will have breakfast, Bingo and a kids craft room where kids can work on fun art projects while you shop. The address is 2700 west 6th and is easy to find. If coming form Wichita, you get off the turn pike and turn left. The school is just around the curve. For more information call 321-9515 and ask for Jonna Garbee
Thanks! I’ll add this to the list of holiday events. You’re the first for the year! 🙂
Whitewater Fall Festival – Friday through Sunday, October 2-4, 2015. Celebrating 125 years!! 5K Run, Book Sale, Car Show, Quilt Show, Parade, Melodrama, Family Movie, Turtle Races, Chili Cook-off, Community Church Service, Antique Tractor Pull, & Much More! Head over to http://www.fallfest.whitewaterks.com/ for a complete listing!
Krissy Buck says
Thank you for the information! I’ll get it added!
Dana Jewett says
Derby is having their BBQ festival in two weeks. http://www.derbyweb.com/BBQ
Krissy Buck says
That sounds yummy! I’ll add it to the list.
Need to take out Derby, it’s over
They’re all clearly dated, so we’ll just leave it in there. That way, if they do this same event next year we have it ready to update. 🙂
Can you tell me if you know of a website that is compiling a list of local trunk or treats or church activities for halloween/fall celebrations? Thank you!
What a nice idea. Maybe I can do that here. Have you heard of one? (I know of one, but maybe I can find more.)
trunk or treats wichita ks 2015
Thanks for the links, Brenna! I’ll be sure to check them out and add them to the list of Trick-or-Treating events in Wichita next month.
Maranatha Worship Center (MWC)
888 S. Webb Rd
Wichita KS 67207
Free Community Halloween Party!
Hay ride, trunk or treat, candy apples, face painting, smores and games!
Clearwater is having a Fall Festival on October 20-23.
Ooh, thank you! I’ll add it as soon as I can!