Fall in Kansas City: Your Guide A-Z

Harvests, hauntings, festivals and football is all going to look a little different this year; but have no fear, Go Explore KC is here. There’s still plenty of excitement and exploring to be had in Kansas City this fall season. Here is your A to Z Fall Guide! (We will continue to update this document throughout the fall season as we hear about things opening and closing but we encourage you to check businesses websites and social media for the most up-to-date information and COVID guidelines.)

A: Apparition | The world’s first spookeasy | @apparitionbar

Brew LabB: Brew Tour | Have some brews with your boos and cash in on those 2-for-1 deals on the KC Brew Tour

C: Candy Apples | Fall is not complete without a stop at Sweet Caroline’s | @sweetcarolinescandyshop

D: Deanna Rose Farmstead’s Pumpkin Hollow | Fall fun for the whole family (especially the littles) | Pumpkin Hollow |Oct 1 – Oct 31

E: Eclectic Enclave | Explore the eclectic Crossroads Arts District nestled in downtown Kansas City, where you will find a plethora of creative and unique local businesses and street art on every corner — don’t miss some of our favorites: Town Topic, Buffalo State Pizza, Taps on Main, KC Wineworks | Crossroads Art District

F: Family Frolic | Hedge Apple Days is coming to Powell Gardens | powellgardens.org|Sept 26 – Sept 27

G: Ghost Tours | Get your ghost on at the 1859 Jail Museum | Jackson County Historical Society 

H: Holiday Mart | Hop into the holidays with shopping at the biggest shopping event of the year | Holiday Mart 2020

I: Independence Square | Shop, dine and unwind local style in the picturesque historical town square of Independence | The Independence Square 

J: Just a Short Drive But a Million Miles Away | Explore the pre-Civil War town of Weston with a variety of shops, restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries and the Historic Weston AppleFest | westonmo.com | Weston AppleFest Oct 3 – Oct 4 Sweet Caroline's

K: KC Pumpkin Patch | Get your fall on at this family fun farm and pick your perfect pumpkin while you’re at it | kcpumpkinpatch.com

Super Squad MuralL: Louisburg Cider Mill | Ciderfest may be cancelled but the apple cider donuts and pumpkins are not | Louisburg Cider Mill

M: Mahomes Magic | Catch that Super Bowl champs every Sunday. Go Chiefs! | chiefs.com | 2020 Schedule

N: Nationally Recognized Great Neighborhood | Did you know that there are only 4 neighborhoods in the country that hold the title of America’s Great Neighborhood? And one of these is right in your backyard? Spend some time exploring and supporting the locally owned businesses in Downtown Lee’s Summit and don’t miss Poppy’s & Fringe Beerworks | America’s Great Neighborhood Downtown Lee’s Summit

O: Blue October | A little piece of Covid good news? Royals pride will live on this fall and into October | Kansas City Royals

P: Plaza | With no art fair this year, there is still plenty to explore on the Country Club Plaza, including some local favorites like Charlie Hustle, Made in KC and Topsy’s popcorn | Country Club Plaza

Q: BBQ | Need we say more? Every season is the season for Kansas City Bar-B-Que. Check out our must-try favorites HERE

R: Retro Eats & Treats | Travel back in time with a little piece of Kansas City history, with a side of fries and onion rings and explore these retro KC staples | Go Explore KC Retro Eats & Treats Tour

S: Street Art Safari | The Kansas City weather is picture-perfect to Go Explore KC’s murals and street art | Go Explore KC Murals Tour

T: Third Fridays | There’s no shortage of fun, food, and shopping local at Downtown Overland Park’s Local Life on the 3rd Friday of every month. Be sure to check out some of our favorites: Buffalo State Pizza Co, Popculture, Strang Hall, Brew Lab, & Ensemble | Downtown Overland Park

U: Unwind | And cozy up at our favorite coffee shops | The Coffee Drinker’s Guide to KC  Vested Coffee

V: Veggies | Eat your veggies and sprout about it on KC’s one and only Brussels Sprouts tour | Go Explore KC Brussels Sprouts Tour

W: Wine Tour | Fine wines and vines, right here in KC! Perfect for date night or an evening with friends, these local wineries offer picturesque spots to savor some sips | Go Explore KC Wine Tour

X: Exiled: Trail of Terror | Do you dare go into the woods at night? Perfect for the scaries and social distancing | exiledkc.com

Y: Yellow, Red & Orange Leaves | There’s nothing quite like Kansas City fresh fall air and foliage and explore the great outdoors | Go Explore KC Outdoor Adventures

Z: Kansas City Zoo Hoots & Howls is spooky-not-scary fun and entertainment | kansascityzoo.org | First 3 weekends in October