Nestled in the heartland of America, Kansas boasts a thriving agricultural landscape that not only sustains its inhabitants but also welcomes visitors with open arms. The state's rich heritage in farming has paved the way for a vibrant agritourism industry, drawing in curious travelers from near and far. Throughout the four distinct seasons, Kansas hosts an array of agritourism festivals that showcase its agricultural prowess, cultural heritage, and warm hospitality. Embark on a journey through the changing seasons and explore agritourism festivals in the Sunflower State!

Winter - Warmth Amidst the Cold

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November - February 

As winter settles in, Kansas embraces the festive spirit with agritourism festivals that bring warmth and joy to the season. The Holiday Farm Lights transforms farms into dazzling wonderlands with twinkling lights, creating a magical atmosphere for visitors of all ages. Families can indulge in winter treats, explore Christmas markets, pick out the perfect Christmas tree and meet Santa Claus himself!.

  • A Country Christmas - Fulton Valley Farms, Towanda, KS 
  • Memory Lane Christmas Light Display – Pleasant Ridge, Rantoul, KS 
  • Safari of lights – Tanganyika Wildlife Park, Goddard, KS 
  • Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane - Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, Overland Park, KS ​

 

Fulton Valley Farms

 

Winter

Being in the "middle of it all" the winter season in Kansas will feel different depending on where you visit from.

Spring - Blossoming Beginnings

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April - June

As the chill of winter fades away, Kansas welcomes the arrival of spring and the regrowth that it brings. The season marks the beginning of numerous agritourism festivals, celebrating the revival of nature and the agricultural efforts of local farmers. Many fields slowly turn from their dormant state into fields bursting with color.

  • Lavender Bazaar – A&H Farm, Manhattan, KS  
  • Lavender Festival – Gerties Lavender Farm, Burrton, KS 
  • Tulip Festival - Bartlett Arboretum, Belle Plaine, KS 
  • The Apple Blossom Festival - Cider Hill Family Orchard – Kansas City, KS

 

 

Woman picks Lavender at Lavender Farm

Spring

Spring is a premier time to come to Kansas. This time if year comes with cool breezes, plenty of rain, and blossoming flowers! 

Summer - Sunflowers in Full Bloom!

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July - September

Come summer, the vast fields of sunflowers paint the Kansas landscape in golden hues, offering a picturesque view that captivates the soul. Many Kansas summer festivals are centered around our state's nickname, "The Sunflower State." Visitors can wander through endless sunflower fields, partake in photo contests, and enjoy live music and local artisan markets. The festivals provide a wonderful opportunity for families to engage in outdoor activities, such as sunflower maze explorations and tractor rides. Additionally, summer also witnesses the sweet corn and grape harvest, many of which visitors love to indulge in while visiting Kansas. Visitors get a chance to witness the traditional harvesting process and learn about the significance of these staples in Kansas’s agricultural heritage.

  • Sunflower Festival – KC Wine Co., Olathe, KS 
  • Kansas Maze Sunflower Festival – Gaeddert Farms at Kansas Maze, Buhler, KS 
  • Sweet Corn Festival – National Agricultural Center Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs, KS
  • Kansas Wine Festival – Kaw Valley ​

Farmer cuts fresh grapes from the vine

Woman at Sunflower Field

Summer

Summer is easily one of the most convenient times to visit Kansas. Our days are long and sun shines bright, making it the perfect place to enjoy…

Fall - Harvest and Haunts!

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September - October

As the days grow shorter and cooler, Kansas comes alive with the colors of fall foliage, making it the perfect time for agritourism festivals. Many of these festivals take place at our various pumpkin patches and orchards throughout the state. These festivals showcase the culmination of a year’s hard work as farmers reap the fruits of their labor. Visitors can participate in apple picking, enjoy hayrides, and savor freshly prepared farm-to-table delicacies. In the spirit of Halloween, Kansas also hosts "Haunted Farms and Corn Mazes," combining the thrill of spookiness with the charm of the countryside. Families and friends can get lost in the twists and turns of intricate corn mazes while enjoying the excitement of Halloween-themed activities.

  • Ciderfest – Louisburg Cider Mill, Louisburg, KS
  • Pumpkinfest - Walter’s Pumpkin Patch, Burns, KS  
  • Garry’s Fall festival -Gary's Farm Fest, Grantville, KS
  • Fall Fest – Pome on the Range, Williamsburg, KS
  • Haunted Corn Maze – Pa’s Pumpkin Patch, Hays KS
  • Pumpkin Fest – Hickory Hollow, Spearville, KS

Boy riding small tractor at A&H Farms

Corn Maze at A&H Farms

Fall

Break out your flannels and throw on some boots because autumn in Kansas is an amazing time to explore. Looking to do some leaf…

Kansas agritourism festivals are a testament to the state's profound connection with the land and its people. Across the four seasons, visitors are treated to a tapestry of experiences that celebrate the agricultural legacy, the beauty of nature, and the warm hospitality of Kansans. From flower blooms in spring to sunflower fields in summer, bountiful harvests in autumn, and the enchanting holiday festivities in winter, these agritourism festivals offer a unique glimpse into the heart of Kansas.

As you plan your travels, consider immersing yourself in the charm of agritourism festivals that will leave you with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for the agricultural heritage of Kansas - a true gem of the American heartland. So pack your bags, don your favorite pair of boots, and prepare for an unforgettable journey through the seasons of Kansas agritourism.

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Travel Seasons

Plan your trip to Kansas around our 4 distinct travel seasons. Find year-round activities and things to do during the fall, winter, summer, and spring.

Farm Experiences

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Festivals

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