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Fun Fall Activities in Kansas

Kansas is a great place to be in the fall. As the days shorten and the weather cools off, many people’s minds go to Friday night football games, cider mills, fall festivals, and other fun fall activities.

The staff at Ryan Lawn & Tree have some great fun fall activities that we truly enjoy. Here is a list of some of our favorite things to do in the fall in Kansas.

Scarecrows are a great way to celebrate the arrival of fall.Columbus Day Festival & Hot Air Balloon Regatta – Columbus – October 6-8, 2017

Who doesn’t love the color and excitement surrounding a colorful hot air balloon regatta? Throw in a huge BBQ cook-off, a pancake breakfast for hundreds, a 5K race, a scarecrow contest, a tractor pull, and a car and motorcycle show – all in celebration of Columbus Day! Toward the end of each day the hot air balloons take to the sky in various activities including a race! There are charges for most of the events, but admission to the festival is free.

Oktoberfest – Wichita – October 7, 2017

Taking place on the Quentin Street area of Wichita, this Oktoberfest features family friendly events including rides, games, and inflatables for the kids to play on. Wristbands (cost: $11) provide a pass to all activities, including amusement rides and music events. Local bands provide the entertainment with live music and hourly shows, as brats and beverages are found in abundance.
Your kids will enjoy the amusement rides!

Taste of Newton and the Bethel College Fall Festival – North Newton – October 12-15, 2017

Yes, we love good food and fun at Ryan Lawn & Tree. So of course, we enjoy the Taste of Newton, held on Thursday, October 12, which features restaurants and local food artisans providing food for visitors to enjoy. Contests and cook-offs are part of the festivities. Then on Saturday, October 14, the Bethel College Fall Festival features sporting events, children’s activities, food, and music, followed by a fall stage production held on the campus of Bethel College on Sunday, October 15.

Maple Leaf Festival – Wellsville – October 21-22, 2017

This annual fall community event has been held each October for the past 59 years, and includes a parade with floats, fall-based family activities,and games for the kids, delicious local fare and beverages, an antique car show, and even marching bands to provide music and fun. There is also a quilt show, a craft fair and sale, and fun rides for the kids.

Join the staff at Ryan Lawn & Tree this fall, as we travel throughout the great state of Kansas and enjoy some of these fun-filled fall activities!

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