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Kansas City Events: October 2022

A CURATED SELECTION OF THE MOST UPCOMING EVENTS IN OUR AREA 

Article by City Lifestyle

Photography by City Lifestyle

MAYA The Exhibition @ Union Station | Now Open Through Jan 1, 2023

Deep in the tropical rainforests, the epic Maya civilization reached improbable heights then mysteriously collapsed. Exhibition visitors will journey through the awe-inspiring Maya architecture and astonishing cultural accomplishments in an immersive space, decipher hieroglyphs, learn about the intricate Maya calendar and unearth the ancient burial site of Uxual. 

KC Oktoberfest @ Crown Center | October 7 & 8

Presented and organized by Kansas City Bier Company — Kansas City’s largest locally owned brewery — KC Oktoberfest is a two-day festival celebrating authentic German-style bier, food, and entertainment at Crown Center in the heart of downtown Kansas City. October 7 5-11pm & 8 11am-11pm

Fall Chick Event @ Town Center Plaza | October 8 & 9

Fall Chick Event is an outdoor, tented shopping event in the south (front) parking lot at Town Center Plaza that focuses on what shopping small with products made by over 100 talented and creative local vendors that will be at the event! There will also be a fun kids corner for the little ones! October 8th 10am-6pm and Sunday October 9th 11am-4pm

Dark Forest @ Powell Gardens | October 21-23 & 27-30 Evenings only 5-11pm

In partnership with Quixotic, Powell Gardens ushers in fall with an immersive, walk-through installation in the woods. As the dark lush veils of nightfall sweep solemnly across an eerie Midwest sky, Dark Forest invites you to journey through a magical and mysterious wooded landscape where the channels of nature’s mortal realms are pierced by paranormal forces and spellbinding supernatural beings. 5-11pm

Boo & Brew @ Town Center Plaza | October 29 3-6pm

Boo-gie at this live concert event with performances by  Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars tribute band, JAM, with Thriller dances happening hourly. Spectacular aerial performances by KC Aerial Arts are a not-to-be-missed attraction. New this year – The Great Pumpkin Drop, presented by 99.7 The Point will smash Kansas City’s largest pumpkins from a sky-high crane. 3-6pm

Howl-O-Ween @ KC Wine Co | Oct 29 & 30 12-6pm

Take a stroll out on the farm, explore the vineyards, and look out over the beautiful property with your leashed four legged friend during our Mutts & Merlot weekends. We'll have wine, wine slushes, hard cider and Vine Coolers available for purchase at the wine bar at The Barrel Room. Open to responsible guests 21+ and leashed furry friends. 12-6pm

Night of the Living Farm @ Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead | Oct 21 & 22 and 28 & 29 5:30-9pm

Enjoy traditional “spooktacular” fun such as scary and non-scary hayrides, live entertainment including StoneLion Puppets, a superhero obstacle course, dancing with a princess, a scarecrow maze, roasting marshmallows, and many more activities, food, and games.

Beer & Bourbon, on the Boulevard @ Boulevard Brewing Co. | Oct 9 6-10pm

We are offering a raffle for a chance to WIN hard-to-find bourbons. Join us for some adult time (21+)! At Boulevard Brewing Co. Trivia, dinner catered by Joe's KC Barbeque, Unlimited Boulevard beer and wine (8-10 beers on tap), Speedquizzing trivia hosted by Charlie Agrusa, and a keepsake glass are included in the ticket price. 

Brew at the Zoo @ Kansas City Zoo | Oct 15 6:30-11pm

Enjoy an adults-only evening of live music and free sampling from more than 35 local breweries and wineries, plus food trucks available to tame your belly's roar! Your 2022 Brew at the Zoo ticket also includes access to GloWild, Kansas City Zoo’s new immersive lantern festival.

Boo at the Zoo @ Kansas City Zoo | Oct 29-30 9:30am-4pm

Celebrate Halloween with a safe trick-or-treating experience for the kiddos. Guests are encouraged to wear family-friendly costumes and join the fun. Trick-or-treat bags will be provided. Enjoy fun fall activities for the whole family, including a pumpkin toss, photo ops, and more!

Cornucopia @KC Power & Light District | Oct 14-16

Overflowing with opportunities to be entertained, make memories and have fun. Cross everything off your fall bucket list at Cornucopia!

Voices on the Land @ TerraVox Winery | Oct 8 4-9pm

TerraVox Winery Will be showcasing all things local with KC Bones, Noah Spencer, and Casio McCombs. Award winning wines, beautiful scenery and excellent music! TerraVox winery is located just 30 min from downtown Kansas City!

GloWild @ Kansas City Zoo | Now-Dec 31

GloWild is a lantern festival like no other, featuring massive handmade steel and silk works of art depicting animals, local landmarks, botanicals, and Asian cultural creations. GloWild will be the largest event of its kind in the Midwest!

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