It’s the season for small-town fall festivals in the Wichita area. Some happen as early as August, and by September and October, they’re in full swing!
Community festivals 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. Carnival rides, if they have them, almost always cost extra.
You might want to bookmark this page or share it, because we’ll be adding to it as we get more information. Read on to see all the fun fall festivals near Wichita we’ve found!
Quick reminder: As we always say with outdoor events, be sure to double-check the schedule at the festival website or Facebook page before you head out. We’ve included links whenever possible to make this easy for you. You know how unpredictable our Kansas weather can be sometimes!
October Fall Festivals
October 4-5 Goddard Fall Festival Includes a parade 10:30 a.m. October 5 on Main Street, entertainment, games, carnival, food, vendor booths & other fun. Most activities are on Main Street. Information is online
October 5 Winfield Art in the Park Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Island Park on North Main Street in Winfield 67156. Information is online
October 5 Wamego OZtoberFest 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Wamego revolves around “Wizard of Oz” with a street festival, beer and wine garden, street dance, indoor-outdoor marketplace, fun for children, costume contests, car show, BBQ cook off & other fun, entry is free with fees for some activities, 511 Lincoln St., Wamego 66547, information is on Wamego OZtoberFest website
October 5-6 Remington Festival in Whitewater, KS includes 5K run/walk, car show, kids’ pedal tractor pull, ATV rodeo, vendors, book sale, handprint sign, parade 11 a.m. October 5 on Main Street, archery, art show, dodgeball tournament, kids tractor pull, turtle races, free entry with fees for some activities,information is online
October 10 Taste of Newton, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the 500-800 blocks of Main Street in Newton, includes food vendors, entertainment, free bike valet & free entry
October 10-13 Bethel College Fall Festival continues the fun in Newton with entertainment, including dance, music, jazz & martial arts, free entry, fees for some events
October 11-12 Geuda Fest features horseshoe tournament, parade 1 p.m. October 12, fireworks show, dance, cornhole tournament & other fun, free entry, fees for some activities, information on Facebook
October 12 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. Event is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street in Halstead, KS 67056. Admission is free, information is online
October 11-13 Rose Hill Fall Festival Rose Hill’s largest annual celebration! Rose Hill Fall Festival includes a car show, Run for the Roses, Parade on Rose Hill Road, craft show, fishing derby, beer garden with music, chili cookoff, petting zoo, cornhole tourament, community picnic & other fun. Entry for most activities is $2 festival button. Kids 12 and younger enter for free
October 18-20 Haysville Fall Festival, Festivities include a parade 9 a.m. October 19, booths, food vendors, kids activities, beer garden, car show, inflatables & carnival. Festival buttons are $3 per person. Extra fees apply for some activities. The festival is in Riggs Park on Sarah Lane. Information is online
October 19 Bel Aire Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. includes a car show, face painting, pony rides, free health screenings, vendors, and trunk-or-treating. Free admission.
October 26 Red Brick Harvest Festival in Augusta, includes trick or treating & other activities for youngsters, free family movie & chili competition, information online
Keep checking back because we will be adding lots more fall festivals to our list!
August Fall Festivals around Wichita August 16-18 Mulvane Old Settlers Days includes a rod show, carnival, arts and crafts, parade, talent show, turtle races and more. MOS buttons are sold at many Mulvane-area businesses. August 17 Mount Hope PRIDE Prairie Festival is bursting with small-town pride. The fun includes a 5K, car show, parade, blacksmith demonstrations, food trucks, vendor/craft event, kid activities (games, inflatables, face painting), pedal pulls, horseshoe tournament, turtle races, cow pattie bingo, BBQ cookoff/people’s choice judging, ATV barrel race, bull mania, and fireworks – all for the cost of a $5 button. August 24 Yoder Heritage Day features a variety of free family fun, including pancake and sausage breakfast with donations suggested, vendors, entertainment, tractor pull, kids pedal pull, fireworks and other activities, information on Facebook August 31 – September 2 Atlanta, Kansas Labor Day Celebration features lots of activities and events in downtown Atlanta. Includes live entertainment and BBQ & ice cream social with suggested donation August 31 September Fall Festivals September 1 & 2 Atlanta, Kansas Labor Day Celebration features lots of activities and events in downtown Atlanta. Includes softball tournament September 1. Kid’s Parade at 10 a.m. and main parade 10:30 a.m. September 2 on Main Street, Other events include car show, watermelon feed, horseshoes & quilt & craft show. Events are downtown Atlanta and in the park on Omnia Street. Fees for some activities September 14 Burden Dayz includes games, bounces houses, parade on Main Street at 11 a.m., live music, beer garden, vendors & other fun, Burden City Park, 503 W. Fourth Street, Entertainment includes The Student Loans 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mountain Deer Revival 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Adam Capps 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Information online September 18 – 22 Walnut Valley Festival Music festival in Winfield with live bluegrass and other acoustic style performances all weekend. Ticket prices vary, from $5 kids’ tickets to $100 for the whole five days, with early purchase discounts offered until August 24 purchased on phone or online, or until September 17 purchased at the gate, read our article September 19-21 Clearwater Fall Festival, includes entertainment, food, art & craft fair, BBQ feast, bounce houses, carnival rides, car show & other fun. Admission is a $5 button or wristband, available for purchases at businesses in town. September 20 & 21 Valley Center Fall Festival Includes parade, rides, fair foods, live entertainment, craft vendors & other festivities September 21 Kechi Kite Festival is a unique fall festival with kite-flying for watching & participating 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the open area off Anderson and Losh Lane. Entry is free. Information on Facebook. September 21 2019 Colwich Heritage Festival will begin at 8 a.m. and continue throughout the day with a parade, car show, free fishing derby, vendor fair, cornhole and sand volleyball tournaments, and more. You can find out more on Facebook September 26-29 Conway Springs Fall Festival September 28 features a wide away of events, including a parade at 11 a.m., car show, entertainment, food vendors, games and fireworks. A carnival with rides is September 26-29. Other events include a Taco Feed September 27, with food for purchase. Most events are in the city park off Spring Avenue and Eighth Street. Buttons for entry are available for purchase, usually $3 to $5. Carnival rides are a separate fee. Information is online September 26-29 Greater Andover Days Food, fun, and fireworks. Events include entertainment, KidFest, parade, pet show, fireworks, business expo and craft fair, ice cream social, carnival & concert with fireworks. Entry is a button for $3 at local businesses or $5 on site. Kids ages 5 and younger enter for free. Carnival rides are extra. Central Park is at 1607 E. Central Ave. September 28 & 29 Sedgwick Fall Festival, includes parade, which rolls along on Fourth Street, Commercial & Sixth, is September 28 at 10 a.m, with registration at 9 a.m. at the school. Other fun features include a street dance, games, inflatables, car show, community BBQ & carnival rides Most festivities around the park at 401 N. Franklin. Wristbands, which are $5, are required for some activities. Information on Facebook or website