Fall Dog-Friendly Guide to Kansas City 2023

September 25, 2023

Australian Shepherd lying down in the fall leaves outside looking happy

Fall festivals, farmers markets, and walks in the beautiful fall foliage – there are truly so many things to do with your dog in Kansas City this fall! 

Golden retriever next to fall pumpkins in down stay indoors

Louisburg Cider Mill

When: Monday – Thursday 8 am – 6 pm, Friday – Saturday 8 am – 8 pm, Sunday 9 am – 6 pm

Where: 14730 K-68 Hwy, Louisburg, KS 66053

What better way to get into the autumn spirit than at Louisburg Cider Mill?! Sip on hot cider as you go pumpkin picking, make your way through the new yearly 10-acre corn maze, ride the hay wagon, and so much more! There are plenty of additional attractions for kids as well. On weekends, listen to live bluegrass music, or rent out a fire pit and enjoy a picnic from the various food trucks and goodies from the Country Store. 

Dogtober Fest

When: Sunday, October 22, 2023, from 10:00 am –  4:00 pm

Where: Kemper Outdoor Education Center at 8201 S Jasper Bell Rd, Blue Springs, MO 64015

Dogtober Fest is sure to be one of the best events for dog lovers in 2023! There will be so many fun activities and contests going on throughout the day including Best Trick, Best Kisser, Best Tail-Wagger, Bobbing for Biscuits, Biggest and Smallest Dog, and the most popular Halloween Costume Contest! There will also be opportunities for your dog to receive their Canine Good Citizen Certification, participate in an AKC trick contest, make their way through nose work and obstacle courses, and so much more! Get lucky in the hourly prize drawings, feast at food trucks, and win raffle items. The event is free with a donation of dry or canned dog food to benefit area animal shelters. Some activities require registration in advance so we recommend checking out their website before attending. 

Black Australian Cobberdog in store with sunflowers and autumn colors

Lenexa Farmers Market

When: Saturdays from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm from 4/29/2023 – 10/28/2023

Where: 17201 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219

With over 30 local vendors to shop from, browse the Lenexa Farmers Market with your pooch and discover fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, artisan products, and more that you both can enjoy. Located on the bottom floor of the parking garage at the Lenexa Civic Campus, the market only sells products that are locally grown, raised, or made within 250 miles of the market or throughout Kansas. 


When: Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm 

Where: Waggin’ Trail Dog Park at ​432 E 32nd Avenue North Kansas City, Missouri 64116

Show up in style to this classic Kansas City doggie costume contest at Waggin’ Trial Dog Park! Aside from participating in the costume contest, there will be raffles, photo ops, dog vendors, and more! There is a suggested $5 item donation to support local shelters that will give your dog entry to the trick-or-treat area and a trick-or-treat bag. 

Goldendoodle puppy looking up with fall foliage in background

Kansas City Fall Photo Shoot

Kansas City is stunning in the fall. It’s one of our favorite times to do photo shoots with our families, furry friends included of course! Loose Park, Heritage Park, and Parkville Nature Sanctuary are some of our favorite nature spots for photos but there are so many beautiful places to choose from.  

We hope you have the best fall ever with these dog-friendly things to do in Kansas City! Wish you could take your dog to events like these but they aren’t quite ready to be around so many people and dogs yet? Schedule a free training consultation with our Co-Founder Sean Savage and your dog will be ready to accompany you in public in no time!