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Fall 2012 Kansas City

Fall 2012 Kansas City

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Cooling temps, festivals and fairs, apple cider---Kansas City sure seems to come alive during Fall. Here are our Top Events and Things to Do for Fall 2012.

1. Plaza Art Fair

One of Kansas City's favorite traditions is the Annual Plaza Art Fair. What started in 1932 has become one of the nation's Top 5 Art Fairs with over 9 blocks of art, crafts and jewelry that feature top artists from the metro, nation and around the globe. Head to the Plaza Art Fair, September 21st-23rd, and see why it's About KC's Top Pick.

2. Pumpkin Patches

Heading to your local pumpkin patch is many a Kansas Citian's favorite things to do once Fall rolls around. Sort through piles of pumpkins or head out to the patch to pick your own. Hop aboard a railroad, take a hayride, make your way though a corn maze, pet farm animals and enjoy all the fun things that come with fall.

3. American Royal 2012

The American Royal is one of Kansas City's oldest traditions. From BBQ contests and BOTARS to horse shows, rodeo's and concert the American Royal is not to be missed this fall.

4. Waterfire

Waterfire made it's debut on the Plaza's Brush Creek in late 2006 and Kansas Citian's begged for a repeat performance. The public art installation by Barnaby Evans combines music, water, and fire--and is mystical, peaceful and beautiful. Waterfire is a must-do this fall--so grab your lawnchairs and prepare to be amazed on October 27th.

5. Kansas City Ren Fest

6. Weston Irish Festival

The Weston Irish Fest brings everything Irish (and about 7,000 folks) to the sleepy town of Weston, Missouri--located a mere 30 minutes from KC. Enjoy a drive through the Platte County countryside and head to the famed Irish Fest, which boasts Irish dancing and piping, top o' the line entertainment (think Irish rockers The Elders, Young Dubliners, Seven Nations), traditional Irish fare and enough whiskey from the infamous O'Malley's pub to give the whole town of Weston a hang over for the next week.

7. Haunted Houses

For decades now, Kansas Citians have been scared out of their wits by heading to one of our famous Haunted Houses. Whether you're looking to slide down a famed five story slide, get lost (and scared to death!) in a haunted cave, or are looking to be spooked in a haunted mansion, Kansas City is the place to be this Halloween.

8. Halloween

Halloween these days is much more than dressing up and decorating a pumpkin. Many venues around town have family friendly Halloween events for the whole family to enjoy. From Halloweekends at Worlds of Fun and the Jack-o-Latern Walk at Powell Gardens to Boo at the Zoo be sure and head to one of these great Kansas City Halloween Events which are guaranteed to be a spooktaculary ghoulish good time.

9. Enchanted Forest @ George Owens Nature Park

The Enchanted Forest has been wowing young and old alike as George S. Owens nature park is magically transformed into a mystical fairyland each October.Although the non-scary delights both young and young at heart, the Enchanted Forest is geared towards those three to nine years of age. You'll head in guided groups through the magical and mystical forest, where you will encounter everything from faries to fairy tales. Get there early, over 4,000 folks attending in four days!

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