As the weather starts to cool down, this is the perfect time of year to get out to the many orchards around the city and pick your favorites or enjoy some fall fun.
Here is a list of some of our favorites — and be sure to call ahead before heading out as hours change frequently based on the availability of each crop.
Gieringer’s Family Orchard
Gieringer’s Family Orchard in Edgerton, KS offers u-pick apples and pumpkins with corn mazes, jump pads and sunflower fields!
Cider Hill Family Orchard
Cider Hill Family Orchard in Kansas City, KS with train rides, hayrides and apples and pumpkins in season and ready to pick. Make sure you have room for fresh apple donuts!
Sunflower Orchards in Paola, KS is open on weekends and has apple orchards galore you pick!
Louisburg Cider Mill
Louisburg Cider Mill in Louisburg, KS is a classic! Apples and pumpkins oh my. The fun doesn’t stop at the Cider Mill with corn mazes, wagon rides, farm animals and of course, mouth watering apple cider donuts!
Kerby Farm Pumpkin Patch
Kerby Farm Pumpkin Patch in Bonner Springs, KS pick your pumpkins! Other activities include corn maze, hayrides, farm animals for viewing, tractor train rides and so much more. Get the kids good and puckered out in the patch.
Faulkner’s Ranch in south Kansas City has a chuck full event schedule for October but you’ll have to buy your tickets in advance. Pumpkins for purchase without having to pay for a ticket but paid admissions gets you access to the play area – wagon rides, petting farm, field maze and 25 interactive activities. Definitely a kid’s favorite!
Johnson Farms Plants & Pumpkins
Johnson Farms Plants & Pumpkins in Belton, MO is a u-pick, 140 acre family farm. Enjoy apple and pumpkin picking season now!
Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch
Fun Farm Pumpkin Patch in Kearney, MO is aptly named, and self described fun machine. So many kids’ activities on this 300 acre farm, the kids may never want to leave. Yes, there are pumpkins and apples and corn mazes too.
Liberty Corn Maze
Liberty Corn Maze in Liberty, MO If corn mazes are your thing, you have to check this one out. This is the real deal and they’re open now through Halloween.
Pick your own apples, choose a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, take a hayride and have fun in our play area! In Platte City, MO.