15 Fun Things To Do in Missouri in September

Last updated on September 27th, 2022 at 10:19 am.

The fall in Missouri marks the start of some of the most fun events of the year. September is still an ideal time to visit lakes, caverns and discover more about the cities throughout Missouri. Spend memorable time in Missouri by sampling various events and festivals during this time of the year such as art festivals, food and wine festivals, and cycling expeditions. Below is a list of our favorite things to do in Missouri in September of 2022.

Fun Things to do in Missouri in September

Fun Things To Do in Missouri in September

Below are 15 great events and festivals you should attend in Missouri in September. These events have been updated for 2022.

1. Kansas City Irish Fest – September 2-4

The Kansas City Irish Fest is dedicated to promoting the culture, music, character and history of Ireland and of the Irish people who call Kansas City home. Kansas City Irish Fest offers attendees the chance to see some of the top Irish entertainment in the world and taste something delicous Irish cuisine.

The Kansas City Irish Fest is dedicated to promoting the culture, music, character and history of Ireland and of the Irish people who call Kansas City home. Kansas City Irish Fest is scheduled for September 2-4 in 2022 and offers attendees the chance to see some of the top Irish entertainment in the world and taste some delicious Irish cuisine.

Location: Kansas City Irish Fest 1607 Oak Street Kansas City, MO 64108

2. Big River Steampunk Festival in Hannibal – September 2-5

Steampunk Festival

Don your goggles and celebrate the Victorian inventions, industry & architecture of Hannibal’s Gilded Age at the Big River Steampunk Festival. The festival is held every year over the four-day Labor Day Weekend.

Over 20,000 people attend this festival each year. Cosplay, costume contests, Illusionists, live music, vaudeville shows, high and low tea and more! Enjoy the fun and fantasy of this unique festival taking place in Hannibal, MO!

Open Ceremonies will begin on Broadway and Main with an opening parade and a blessing of the Festival. For a full schedule and event locations, check the website.

3. kc Air show in kansas city – September 3-4

The KC Air Show is set for September 3rd & 4th, 2022. This year’s air show will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds for the U.S. Air Force’s 75th anniversary.

This is KC’s biggest end-of-summer party and will take place at the New Century AirCenter. The air show experience will again feature a world-class group of performers, top-shelf hospitality, and premium exhibitors.

Location: New Century AirCenter; 1 New Century Pkwy, Gardner, KS 66030

4. Seymour Apple Festival in Seymour – Septermber 8-10

The 50th Annual Seymour Apple Festival is located in Seymour, Missouri; 30 miles east of Springfield on US 60 highway. The Apple Festival is sponsored by the Seymour Merchants Association. Come have a great time at the apple festival September 8, 9 and 10, 2022.

Admission is totally FREE. The festival is an outside event, with family entertainment daily & bringing in 30,000+ people from surrounding communities. Some families even make this their family reunions.

During the festival you can visit 100+ craft & various vendors, enjoy free live entertainment, 5K run, parade, Johnny Appleseed contest, and so much more.

Address: 123 West Market Street, Seymour, Missouri

5. Uncorked: KC Wine Festival in Kansas City – September 10

Uncorked KC Wine Festival in Kansas City

The 7th annual Uncorked: KC Wine Festival is Saturday, September 10th at Union Station from 5-9pm. Enjoy more than 100 wines and champagnes from across the globe, gourmet local food trucks, live DJ, and photo booth at this day-long wine event.

Location: Union Station @ 30 W Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO

6. Annual Super Hero Bocce Ball Tournament in Jefferson City – September 10

bocce ball

Join the 8th annual Super Hero Bocce Ball Tournament on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Each team will be joined by a SOMO Super Hero athlete! All proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics Missouri State Outdoor Games. 

Address: Training for Life Campus, 305 Special Olympics Drive

7. Dutch Oven Cooking Contest in Trenton – September 16-18

Make your reservations now for the 2022 Dutch Oven Cooking Contest Weekend! This is a weekend of camping and cooking in Trenton, MO.

The dutch oven cooking content will have two judges who will walk through the campground, taste testing the entries and the winners will be announced at the campground amphitheater.

Locations: Crowder State Park: 76 NW Highway 128, Trenton, MO

8. Bikefest in Osage Beach – Sept 14-18

Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson Bikefest

Lake of the Ozarks Harley-Davidson provides the ultimate Bikefest experience. Join motorcyclists from all over the United States as they ride to and around the Lake of the Ozarks area for the 16th annual Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest.

During the Bikefest, there will be a vendor village, beer garden, food, limited edition Bikefest poker chips, Bikefest t-shirts, and other fun event-related merchandise!

Address: 6482 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO

9. Halloween Haunt at Worlds of fun in Kansas city – September 16- October 29

The Halloween Haunt at Worlds of Fun event allows you to experience the thrills of your favorite rides and the chills of extreme haunted attractions as you navigate the fog-filled midways where over 400 monsters lurk to feed off your screams.

All you fear is here select nights in the Fall. Halloween Haunt is even more frightening after 6:30pm. During the Halloween event, no re-entry is allowed after 8PM, even with a hand stamp.

Note: this is not recommended for children under 14.

Address: 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave., Kansas City, MO

10. Veterans Free Fishing Day in Cassville – September 17

Veterans Free Fishing Day

Roaring River State Park will hold its annual Veterans Free Fishing Day. Any individual with a veteran’s status will be able to fish inside the park for free all day.

In addition to premier fishing, visitors to Roaring River can enjoy miles of hiking trails, lodging, camping and can see the deepest cave spring in the United States, with a current depth of 472 feet.

Fishing Times: 7:30 A.M. – 7:15 P.M.

Address: 12716 Farm Lane 2239 Cassville, MO

11. Historic Homes Tour in Jefferson City – September 17-18

The 15th Annual Historic Homes Tour is back! This year’s tour will feature the Capitol Avenue Historic District. Attendees will get to view some of the city’s most historic homes and see how the area is rebuilding after the May 2019 tornado.

This year’s event will feature a limited private viewing tour with a reception on Satruday; a Creative Maker contest on Sunday, local artists and musicians, food trucks, and more!

Time: 4-8 pm Saturday; 1-5 pm Sunday

Location: Capitol Avenue

12. Annual Meadfest at 7 c’s Winery in Walnut Grove – September 18

7Cs Meadfest

7Cs Meadfest is is a free event that takes place from noon until 5pm on September 18.

2022 marks the 13th year of this festival taking place in Walnut Grove. There will be live music By Rowans Crossing as well as Medieval Demonstrations, Belly Dancers, and Bird of Prey Demonstrations from Dickerson Park Zoo. Costumes encouraged!

Bring a Picnic and Enjoy Some Wine and Mead.

Address: 502 E. 560TH Road Walnut Grove, MO 65770

13. Fall Festival of Arts and crafts in Washington – September 23-25

The 21st annual Fall Festival of the Arts Crafts in Washington, Missouri takes place on Main and Elm Streets Friday through Sunday.

Vendors sell soaps, jewelry, original artwork, clothing, handmade wood furniture, home décor, leather, seasonal items and much more! There is live music and a food court full of delicious treats all weekend long.

Event Hours: Friday: 4-7 PM | Saturday: 10 AM- 6 PM | Sunday: 10 AM- 4 PM

The Farmers’ Market is open all weekend long during festival hours.

Address: 317 W. Main St. Washington, MO 63090

14. Culturefest in Springfield – September 24

Springfield Culturefest features local musicians, dancers, and craftsmen showcasing their rich ethnic heritage and legacy of Springfield, Missouri! This event is family-friendly and includes live performances and delicious foods. Come on to the best diversity appreciation event that Springfield has to offer!

Culturefest will take place from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM on the 24th.

Location: C Street City Market @ 321 E Commercial St., Springfield, MO

15. Cole Camp Oktoberfest – September 24

dutch oven camping recipe

Cole Camp Oktoberfest includes exhibitions, vendors, and JC gun exhibitions. Also available are traditional German meals, and alcohol. Different artists entertain the guest with music performances.

Location: Main St. Cole Camp, MO 65325

We hope the above list of 15 things to do in Missouri in September helps you plan your September calendar. If you are looking for more fun in Missouri in September, check out some of our favorite sunflower fields below.

PLUS best sunflower fields in Missouri!

sunflower field

If you are looking for more fun things to do in MO this September, sunflower fields should be at the top of your list. Below are a few of our favorites sunflower fields in Missouri!

Sunflower blooming can vary, so make sure to check with each location for the 2021 prime time for full bloom!

The Columbia Bottom Conservation Area

Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is located in North St. Louis County and is just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis. It is a great option to see some big, beautiful sunflowers. The beautiful field of sunflowers pop up starting in late July and stretch as far as you can see.

Address:  801 Strodtman Road, St. Louis, MO

The Atkins-Johnson Farm

The Atkins-Johnson farm has u-pick sunflowers in late summer and early fall. They also offer other produce including corn and many fun activities.

Address: 4109 NE Pleasant Valley Rd, Gladstone, MO

Brookdale Farms Sunflower Maze in Eureka, MO

Sunflowers are expected to be in peak bloom at the end of August. You can sign-up for notifications to alert you on the sunflower bloom status and so you can plan the perfect day for your visit. The peak bloom lasts for about two weeks.

The farm is open from 10 am – 6 pm daily during the peak sunflower bloom. The admission fee is $5 per person and is cash only, but they do have an ATM onsite.

Address: 8004 Twin Rivers Road. Eureka, MO

Russell Sunflower Patch

Their most recent sunflower update on Facebook shared that the sunflowers were planted in mid-June. For a prime sunflower experience, mark your calendar for the second week in August for the start of blooming. Don’t forget they only bloom for approximately two weeks.

Address: 18220 Highway B, Richmond Mo

7Cs Winery Sunflower Experience

7C’s Winery Sunflower Experience allows you to stroll through the 2.5-acre field and take pictures at several open spaces. It is not a maze, but rather a path cut straight through the field to make the walk a little easier. 

Tickets are $5 per adult (13 and older) and children 12 and under are free! Dates range from August 20-September 7. Later in the year, they will offer a U-Pick season where you’ll be able to take home even more sunflowers!

After you walk, head inside to enjoy a glass of wine or mead that suits your taste palette. 

Address: 502 E 560th Rd, Walnut Grove MO

We have lists of the best things to do in Missouri for every month of the year! Make sure to see our list for July and September as well!

Missouri Weather in September

Temperatures in Missouri in September are comfortable with an average low of 59°F and and high of up to 78°F. September does bring rain and 8 to 15 days of rain are normal. When you head out to the above September festivals and events, make sure to bring an umbrella or rain jacket!

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