The time for fall colors, sweaters, corn mazes, and pumpkin spice is officially upon us—finally! With everything there is to do during fall, there’s no time to sit around missing summer. Make sure you get out and enjoy the season before it’s time to hunker down for the winter! Luckily KC Destinations is here to help make sure it’s easy to find some of the best the Kansas City area has to offer this year. Pumpkins are a classic staple of every fall, and you can find pumpkin everything these days; from pumpkin spiced drinks, pumpkin pastries, pumpkin patches, and more! Drag your favorite fall garb out of the closet and dress cozy for the occasion; it’s time to see where you can find the best pumpkin offerings in Kansas City.
Clay County: Headrush Roasters; 4115 N Mulberry Dr Suite A, Kansas City, MO 64116
Get ready to sip on what Headrush Roasters has dubbed as the “best pumpkin spice latte you will ever savor!" The pumpkin spice latte’s ingredients take it well beyond your standard fall beverage. Each PSL from Headrush Roasters is brewed with real pumpkin puree, a real blend of pumpkin spices, and a double shot of espresso. If you’re craving this tasty latte this fall, don’t worry, pumpkins carry a wealth of healthy antioxidants, making Headrush Roasters use of real pumpkin ingredients even tastier! Visit www.headrushroasters.com! to learn more.
Merriam: Strawberry Hill Povitica; 7226 W Frontage Rd, Merriam, KS 66203
Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Coffee Cake is baked fresh daily in Merriam, KS! Strawberry Hill Povitica has added rich pumpkin cake to their original cream cheese Povitica and topped it with rich, buttery streusel. They fold layers of luscious cream cheese, ribbons of cinnamon swirls, and buttery pumpkin cake between grandma's crumbly old-world streusel to create each masterpiece. Each coffee cake is hand-layered and weighs over two poiunds. Order your PSCCCC today at www.povitica.com or stop by the bakery at 7226 West Frontage Road to try a free sample!
Lansing Fall Festival: Saturday, October 12
The Lansing Fall Festival is a great family event. Walk along Angel Falls Trail next to St. Francis de Sales Church, 900 W Ida St., and enjoy music, magic, pumpkin craftin’, art/craft vendors, a petting zoo, food & beverages- there’s always plenty of stuff for the kiddos. Check out Lansing, Kansas Happenings on Facebook for info!
Overland Park: Pumpkin Hollow at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead; 13800 Switzer Road, Overland Park, KS 66221
Nestled inside the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead from September 27th – October 31st is this seasonal attraction, Pumpkin Hollow. Bring the kids and hop on a wagon ride which takes you to a corn maze, corn box, giant hay slide and more. Admission includes a pumpkin to take home! www.opkansas.org/recreation-fun/deanna-rose-childrens-farmstead/
Kansas City: Cider Hill Family Orchard; 3341 N. 139 Street, Kansas City, KS 66109
Bring the whole family and enjoy a day out at Cider Hill Family Orchard. Pick your own apples and pumpkin, enjoy cider donuts & slushes, kettle corn, hayrides, train rides and more. www.ciderhillfamilyorchard.com
Gardner Edgerton: Gieringer’s Family Orchard and Berry Farm; 39345 W 183rd St, Edgerton, KS 66021
Nothing says fall like a pumpkin and Gardner Edgerton have got you covered! From the U-Pick pumpkin patch (open thru Oct.) at Gieringer’s Family Orchard and Berry Farm to oKCtober FEST (Oct. 17-20) at KC Wine Co., weekends in SW Johnson County are filled with pumpkin-spirit. When you’re in town don’t forget to stop by Groundhouse Coffee for a little fuel, including pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice cake, pumpkin cheesecake tarts, pumpkin pie crepes, pumpkin chai, pumpkin pie lattes and more. www.goberryfarm.com
Kansas City: Downtown Haunted Houses
Start Halloween season strong by visiting Kansas City’s lineup of iconic haunted houses, including Edge of Hell, The Beast and Macabre Cinema. Each features a different terrifying theme and several floors of frightful fun, all in the West Bottoms. Learn more at https://www.visitkc.com/visitors/things-do/haunted-houses
Liberty: Pie Time; 111 N Water St, Liberty, MO 64068
Pie Time is your one stop shop for all things pie and dessert. Special order a pumpkin pie all fall long plus a variety of other specialty cookies, hand pies, whoopie pies, take and bake quiches, and more. Come by the Pie Time shop in the heart of Downtown Liberty for a special treat or slice of pie. Whole pies are baked fresh to order, so please give at least 24 hours notice. These will be a hit at your next event or family dinner! www.facebook.com/Pie-Time-296051791018914/