From celebrating Oktoberfest to apples to the season itself, it's officially fall festival time in Kansas City. Get out and enjoy it this weekend.
"KC Oktoberfest is a two-day festival celebrating authentic German-style bier, food, and entertainment at Crown Center in the heart of downtown Kansas City. Modeled after the Munich Oktoberfest in Germany, KC Oktoberfest is Kansas City’s largest traditional Oktoberfest. In 2019, the event drew more than 11,000 merrymakers who came to enjoy the brewery’s authentic German-style bier — more than 37,000 steins, actually — lively entertainment, exceptional Bavarian and American cuisine, games and competitions, and family-friendly activities — transforming an iconic regional destination into a “Munich of the Midwest.” All bier served at KC Oktoberfest is fresh, authentic German-style bier brewed by KC Bier Co. using traditional German recipes and brewing processes, and with only four ingredients: water, yeast, and 100% imported German malt and hops." General admission $12 per day. Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11pm.
"Join us for the third-annual Bliptoberfest! This year’s party will feature a bike show, coffee cuppings of our new Fall roasting line-up, food and drink, live music, local vendors, and lots of yummy coffee!" Free admission. From 9am to 9pm.
"For over thirty years we’ve celebrated Apple Harvest season with a weekend festival with artisans and crafters, food vendors, a local parade, entertainment and games, and Weston’s famous Apple Dumplings." Free admission. Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.
"Enjoy the fall weather, time with friends, and take advantage of all the special deals happening only at this fun shopping event! Grab a FREE souvenir tumbler and some wine, then stroll through The Village at Briarcliff shops. No registration needed, just show up and enjoy!" From 11am to 3pm.
"Troostapalooza aims to celebrate the community, bringing together neighbors, small businesses, and entrepreneurs to engage with guests. It serves as a means to coalesce the community and raise awareness for the non-profits along the corridor with the support of local businesses. Troostapalooza is a free, family-friendly event located on Troost Ave between 30th and 31st Streets." From noon to 8pm.
"Learn all about the difference between ciders and other beer styles. Participants will then taste 4 different cider flavors from Austin Eastciders. A Powell Gardens branded pint glass is also included with your ticket purchase. Must be 21+ to attend." Tickets $25. From 3 to 4pm.