Kansas City kicks off the fall season with the Plaza Art Fair, a beloved tradition for nearly a century. Encompassing nine city blocks and bringing in more than 250,000 art lovers, the annual event is hosted at the iconic Spanish-inspired Country Club Plaza shopping district. Visitors will find delicious food booths, live music and blocks of art, ranging from ceramics and fibers to photography and jewelry, that are available for both viewing and purchase.
For an extra spooky scare, visitors can stop by one of Kansas City’s notorious West Bottoms haunted houses. Each Halloween season, the district transforms into a hair-raising experience, even outside of the ticketed attractions. The Beast is sure to scare and excite those who dare to enter as thrill seekers will come face to face with voodoo, werewolves, phantoms and monsters while they attempt to navigate through the maze-like structure. The Edge of Hell is a multi-story journey from the clouds of Heaven to the depths of Hell, complete with the longest snake in the world and the locally famous and terrifying Rat Man.
For a more wholesome experience, autumn enjoyers can join the fun at Cornucopia in Kansas City’s Power & Light District. From carnival rides and silent discos to Kansas City Chiefs football watch parties and classic barbeque, this event is the perfect place to enjoy the cool weather and incoming holiday season. Cornucopia runs from Oct. 14 to 16 and acts as Kansas City’s ultimate fall festival.
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