How is it October already? I feel like I just wrote KC in September. Well, regardless it’s here haha. October is a month FULL of activities. Fall is upon us and Halloween will be here before we know it. KC has so much going on this month it is going to be hard to choose what to do.
We were able to try a few things from our September post. For activities we did the KC Chalk & Walk Festival. It was cool to see local artists drawing on the concrete. We probably went a little too early, because most pieces were just getting started. If we do this again next year, better to go the second day or later in the day.
For restaurants we were able to knock two off the list. Novel and Shake Shack. Check out my review on Novel here. It is definitely one to try. Shake Shack did not disappoint either. The burgers were great and loved the cheese fries.
40th Annual Ciderfest – October 5th & 6th
Ciderfest happens two weekends each year at Louisburg Cider Mill. The first one kicks off the last weekend in September followed by the first weekend in October. This is such a fun event for all ages. They of course have cider and cider donuts to eat, but also fun vendors to shop and lots of activities for the kids. Parking does get a little crazy/busy so be sure to go early.
KC Oktoberfest – October 5th & 6th
This event is hosted by Kansas City Bier Company and who doesn’t love their Beer!! Modeled after a traditional Oktoberfest in Munich, KC Oktoberfest will feature KC Bier Co’s Bier, German and American cuisine, “Festmusik” performed by local and national bands, dancers, shopping, crafts, games and competitions for children and adults. They will have large tents set up with bench style setting. So grab your lederhosen and head out to KC Oktoberfest. Click on the link for the various ticket options on sale. Prost!
Cornucopia: KC’s Ultimate Fall Fest – October 12th
This event looks like a blast. It is held in the Power & Light District and it truly is for all. There are so many things listed for both kids & adults to enjoy. Live music, food and drink galore, games, activities, vendors and even a petting zoo (this is just naming a few). We can’t wait to check this one out!
Enchanted Forest at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park – October 24th
Fun, free, family event at Sar-Ko-Po park in Lenexa. Lots of fun activities throughout the park. Live music, pumpkin decorating and a photo booth to name a few. This is not a trick or treating event, however there will be a small supply of candy. Halloween costumes are fun and optional.
Restaurants to try…
City Barrel Brewing company is located in the Crossroads. They brew their own beer which is focused on IPAs, wild and sours beers. Sounds fun! The food menu looks amazing and the restaurant overall looks warm and welcoming. Fun for a date night or out with some friends.
Located in Downtown KC, this place looks cool. The restaurant is beautiful and classic looking. I want everything on the menu and some really interesting cocktails. They serve dinner and brunch. Can’t wait to check this one out.
Farina is one of Michael Smith’s restaurants specializing in hand-crafted Italian dishes. The menu changes seasonally which means there will always be something new and exciting to try. Looks great for a date night or evening with friends. Looks so inviting and elegant.
If you like a little Halloween scare, KC has some of the best haunted houses. We have not done this in a couple years, but always enjoy it. Lots to choose from, but my favorite is The Beast. Click on the link for all the haunted houses options. Happy scaring!!
There are so many pumpkin patches throughout Kansas City. They all have different things to offer and so much fall fun. Click the link for a variety of options.
Everyone probably already knows about this amazing gem. My favorite time of year to go to Deanna Rose is in October. The weather is amazing and it’s decorated fun for halloween and fall. Pumpkin Hallow opens up and Night of the Living Farm.
This is just a small list of fun finds for October. If we see other must do’s come out, we will add them to instagram stories. Happy October.