We love to have fun in the summertime sun, but most of the RRC staff readily admits fall is our favorite season. The combination of warm days and cool nights, the beautiful shift in golden sunlight, and the wide range of fall festivals and activities make KC a fun place to be.
If you plan to schedule fertility consultations or treatments at the Reproductive Resource Center this fall, we recommend checking out some of our staff’s favorite things to do.
From events that honor the abundant fall harvest to those that require a little dressing up in costume, we’ve got you covered.
KC’s Historic River Market has been a hotspot for over a century. It has a rich history dating back to 1857 as a site for commerce, horse trading, political rallies, revivals, medicine shows, and circuses. There is always plenty to do and see there – especially for those looking for a perfect date night location.
However, we are especially fond of the farmer’s market, which amplifies this time of year due to the ample fruits and veggies that ripen in the late summer and early fall. The Farmer’s Market is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 – 3 (hours shift to 9 – 3 after November). There, you’ll find an incredible array of ripe, flavor-packed, locally grown fruits and veggies – all of which support your pre-pregnancy diet.
Always wanted to visit a renaissance festival but never actually made it? Now’s your chance. This year marks the KC Rennaissance Festival’s 44th season, and there is always something for everyone. It runs every weekend, starting September 4th through October 16th. It is one of the largest Ren Fests in the nation, attracting more than 200,000 visitors every year.
It’s hard to take it all in in a single day, so we recommend visiting their website and reviewing their events page before you go to help you create an itinerary that matches your interest. While costumes are not required, we recommend renting some from a local costume rental for fun. There are also plenty of places to purchase period-themed clothing and accessories once you’re there.
Not only is the Louisberg Cider Mill’s Cider Fest a fun place to spend a fall day, but the festival is also 100% FREE, making it an easy sell to fertility patients on a budget.
This year, the Cider Fest takes place on two separate weekends: September 24/25 and October 1/2. In addition to enjoying the beautiful cider mill grounds, visitors have the chance to witness and participate in age-old traditions such as cider and donut making. Each day starts out with the Louisburg Lions Pancake Breakfast, 8 am – 11 am, after which you can make your way around the activities and crafts booth.
The Summit Art Festival in Lee’s Summit, MO celebrates the power of expression at this three-day outdoor, high-quality, juried fine art event featuring over 100 artists from all over the country. Visitors enjoy a unique blend of art, music, and food! As with the Cider Festival, the Summit Art Festival is free to all attendees. The festival runs across three days:
- Friday: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 10:00 to 8:00 p.m.
- Sunday: 11:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Lee’s Summit is one of MO’s largest cities, but the downtown manages to retain its historic small-town charm. If you plan to make it a weekend trip, consider taking one of the area’s many beautiful hikes and see more of the area’s great outdoors.
The Cornucopia Fall Festival is considered the premier KC fall festival. Overflowing with opportunities to be entertained, make memories, and have fun. Cross everything off your fall bucket list at Cornucopia – including the first-ever Ferris Wheel in downtown KC.
There are plenty of fun things to do and see, including live music, carnival rides, yard games, arts, crafts, shopping, and football-watching parties. What’s not to love? A final bonus: Admission is free!!
As we mentioned, fall is a great time of year to be outdoors. The humidity disappears, leaving us with near-perfect weather to enjoy Mother Nature’s gorgeous fall colors. We’ve covered a handful of ideas in our post, 5 Relaxing Things to Do in KC, including a visit to the arboretum and botanical gardens. We’d also recommend:
- Packing a picnic and spending a day at Swope Park
- Visiting the Ernie Miller Nature Center
- Taking a 20-minute drive out to the Parkville Nature Sanctuary
Are you scheduling upcoming treatments at the Reproductive Resource Center? Feel free to call us at (913)-894-2323, and we’ll provide more information and ideas for fun fall activities in and around our city.