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Haysville Fall Festival 2021

Haysville Fall Festival

The Haysville Fall Festival, which offers a fun assortment of events, entertainment and activities for everyone in the family, is on for 2021. Many activities are free, and some require a small fee. The festival is scheduled for October 15-17 this year. The theme this year is a theatrical Mask On, Mask Off. Festivities usually […]

Valley Center Fall Festival 2021

carnival ferris wheel

The Valley Center Fall Festival is back on for 2021. This year’s fall festival in Valley Center is scheduled for September 24 – 25.  Traditionally held on the third weekend after Labor Day, at the Valley Center Fall Festival, you’ll enjoy good family fun with concerts, carnival rides and inflatables, a food court and other […]

Goddard Fall Festival 2021

The Goddard Fall Festival is back on for 2021! According to the website, it will begin on Friday, October 1 and continue through the weekend until Sunday, October 3, 2021.  This year’s theme will be “The Roarin’ 20’s!” The organizers promise it’s going to be unlike any fall fest in Goddard before it. I love […]

Taste of Newton and Bethel College Fall Festival 2021

Taste of Newton Bethel College Fall Festival

The fall festival in Newton combines two very popular and long-running events. Taste of Newton is September 30, and the Bethel College Fall Festival continues with special events during the weekend. Entry to Taste of Newton and to the fall festival is FREE. Taste of Newton The Taste of Newton event kicks off at 6 […]

Kechi Kite Festival and open house

Kite purchased from Wings of the Wind Toys and Kites in Wichita, KS

The Kechi Kite Festival and Open House is on for 2021! For several years now the city of Kechi, KS, has planned a day filled with fun on the third Saturday in September. It’s a Kite Festival, fall festival, outdoor antique market, arts fair, and small-business open house day all rolled into one. This year […]

LatinFest ICT

Mark your calendars for September 18, 2021. That’s when Wichita will celebrate LatinFest in Old Town Plaza! Latinfest-ICT is a cultural enrichment experience. They’ll have authentic Latino food vendors, live performances, two live bands, exhibitions and presentations. This is a free event open to the public. Bring your lawn chair and come enjoy! Date: Saturday, […]

Clearwater Fall Festival 2021

Clearwater fall festival parade

A big welcome back to the Clearwater Fall Festival! Enjoy a weekend of homespun parades, carnivals, live music, and plenty of family fun that fits in the family budget. The town of Clearwater, Kansas, holds its annual Fall Festival the third weekend of September every year, complete with all the classic festival events. The Clearwater […]

Bel Aire Fall Festival 2021

Bel Aire is hosting its annual fall festival this year.  The fall fun day begins at 11 a.m., October 16, at the Bel Aire Recreation Center, 5251 East 48th St. North in Bel Aire, Kansas, with fun and activities for all ages. Costumes are welcomed! They’ll have a car show, music, vendor fair, family fun, […]

Maize Fall Festival 2021

Maize Fall Festival parade

  The 2021 Maize Fall Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, September 17-18. Most festival events will be held at Maize City Park on Academy Ave.  The parade is set to start at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning near Khedive and Academy. Also Saturday, there will be games and activities, food vendors, arts and crafts […]

Sedgwick, KS Fall Festival

Sedgwick fall festival parade

The Sedgwick, Kansas Fall Festival this year is September 16-17. Start celebrating early with the tent raising and circus on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Then Saturday’s festival fun includes a parade, kids’ activities and games, community BBQ picnic, live music and a street dance, pony rides and a pedal pull for the kids, and plenty of […]

McPherson Festival of Cultures

McPherson Scottish Festival fire ceremony

McPherson will be celebrating its fall Festival of Cultures September 23-25, 2016. For 20 years, it was known as the McPherson Scottish Festival. In 2016, the name of this fall hometown event was changed and the festival was expanded to include all nationalities, celebrating this Kansas community’s diverse ethnic heritage. The festival is open to […]

Haven Fall Festival

The Haven Fall Festival is coming up Friday and Saturday, October 7-8, 2016. On Friday at 8 p.m., enjoy live music from Lawless – an event for guests age 21 and older – at Shep Chevrolet parking lot. Then on Saturday, wake up early for the 5K walk/run at 8 a.m. At 1 p.m. on […]

Fall Festivals Near Wichita 2013

It’s Fall Festival time in Kansas, which means weekends of homespun parades, carnivals, live music, and plenty of family fun that fits in the family budget. These are the festivals in Kansas I know of, but please feel free to let me know about any I may have missed. This list will be updated with […]

2013 Greater Andover Days

Greater Andover Days 2013

The city of Andover, Kansas will be having its annual fall festival this week, September 26-28, 2013. The Greater Andover Days celebration will be filled with food, fun, and family entertainment, with an expected attendance of 5000 people! The festival includes a KidFest, parade, fun run, fishing clinic, car show, pet show, craft fair, food […]

Buhler Frolic

Buhler Frolic 2013

The Buhler Frolic has been frolicking in Kansas for more than 125 years. Buhler, which is northeast of Hutchinson, will be the spot for fall small-town fun on October 1. This year, the fall festival has a luau theme. The Frolic includes a pancake feed, 5k fun run, parade, live entertainmnt, kids’ activities, food and vendor […]

Heartspring Fall Festival

The Heartspring Fall Festival on October 16, 2010 will be an afternoon of fun for kids of all ages and abilities. The free event begins at 1 p.m. and will include pumpkin bowling, face-painting, pumpkin decorating, photos with a scarecrow and more. For a $3 donation, you can enjoy free popcorn, a drink, and a […]

Camp Hyde Fall Festival

Register online or at any area YMCA location for Camp Hyde’s Fall Festival on Saturday, October 16th, 2010, from 4-8 p.m. Admission for the whole family is only $10 for YMCA members and $20 for non-members. The Fall Festival will include hay-rack rides, pumpkin painting, canoeing, fishing, a bonfire, s’mores, hot dogs and more. You […]

Fall Festivals this Weekend

It’s the season for small-town fall festivals, and this weekend we have several in the Wichita area. 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, […]

Great Andover Days Fall Festival

Greater Andover Days begin Thursday, September 30 and goes until Saturday, October 2, 2010 in Andover Cenral Park at 1607 E. Central. It sounds like fun, with a parade, carnival rides, a car show, two live concerts, fireworks, and more fun activities. Andover Days requires a $3 button for admission, which can be purchased at […]