THG Thankful Thursday
Tradition Home Group is so thankful for all the amazing fall activities in Kansas City.
The Kansas City Renaissance Festival runs on weekends from September 1st to October 14th. King Henry VIII and his royal court invite one and all to his 16th Century European village featuring something for the whole family. Pay heed to the exploits of jousting knights on thundering steeds, roam the village shops for unique crafts, delight in entertainment on one of our 25 stages, and feast on delicious food and drinks from the far reached of the globe!
The Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun is being held on weekends from September 15th to October 28th. This family-friendly event is all treats and no tricks and features special Halloween-themed activities for kids plus PEANUTS-themed rides and attractions in Planet Snoopy.
The Plaza Art Fair is September 21st-23rd on The Country Club Plaza. The event attracts 300,000 art patrons each year. Ranked in the top ten fine arts festivals in the Art Fair SourceBook.
Liberty Fall Fest is September 28th-30th. As the kids whirl about on the rides to flashing lights and lively music, parents can sample light-as-air cotton candy or cooling snow cones. The festival proves to be a shopper’s delight with everything from handmade crafts to home grown fruits & vegetables. Liberty Fall Fest is a great way to kick start fall.
KC Oktoberfest is October 5th & 6th at Crown Center.A 2 day celebration of Bavarian heritage modeled after the traditional Munich Oktoberfest in Germany. This festival will feature world class music and entertainment, delicious menus crafted after the genuine tastes of Bavaria, and family friendly games and activities inspired by those played in Europe.
This year will be the 30th Annual Weston Applefest Celebration on October 6th and 7th. Visitors to Applefest are encouraged to come early on Saturday morning to enjoy Weston’s hometown parade along Main Street at 10:00 am. The Saturday parade will feature antique tractors, classic cars, fire trucks, and bands. There will be over 80 art and craft booths along the downtown Main Street to peruse and you’re also invited to browse the many unique Weston shops during your visit. Our mini-hay baler has demonstrated and sold his hay bales for 26 years. Watch apple butter being made over an open fire and purchase a jar of apple butter to take home. Kids will love to work the apple press to see how apple cider is made. Weston’s famous apple dumplings, apple pies, and cookies will be available through our local churches. You can catch a quick and tasty bite at our Applefest Food Court or, you might choose to sit down, relax and enjoy the delicious cuisine at one of the several fine restaurants in Weston. Fun children’s activities both days are planned in the park with Pony Rides, Face Painting, Straw Bale Maze, Pumpkin Painting, and Agriculture Education Interactive Games and Activities.
There are also numerous pumpkin patches all around the greater Kansas City area to enjoy, here are just a few: Faulkner’s Ranch, Kansas City, MO; Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch, Liberty, MO; Pumpkin Valley, Lee’s Summit, MO; and Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch, Kearney, MO. So many different options for pumpkin patch fun really close to home.
We hope you find things to be thankful this fall, we know Tradition Home Group loves fall!