1. OKTOBERFEST: Bring the family to Merritt Lake for Oktoberfest on Fort Leavenworth. There will be live polka music, food, beer, hayrides and bounce houses. There will be a memorial lantern launch at the lake at dusk to honor fallen soldiers and their families.

WHEN: 5-9 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Merritt Lake, along Grant Avenue on Fort Leavenworth

COST: No admission charge, but food and beverages will be available to purchase.

INFO: Visit Fort Leavenworth FMWR on Facebook


2. VOLUNTEER FAIR: St. Luke’s Cushing Hospital is hosting an event to inform the public about the numerous volunteer opportunities available in Leavenworth County. Lots of organizations and agencies will be represented.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

WHERE: Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade St.

COST: Free

INFO: 913-684-1100


3. CORN MAZE: Salt Creek Valley Farms is hosting its corn maze and pumpkin patch opening weekend.

WHEN: Noon Saturday

WHERE: Salt Creek Valley Farms, 17842 Santa Fe Trail

COST: Free

INFO: 913-428-9450


4. PUMPKIN SEASON: Lamborn Farms will host the opening day of its pumpkin season. There will be horse rides, vendors and concessions.

WHEN:  10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday

WHERE:  Lamborn Farms, 25761 151st. St.

COST:  Free

INFO: 913-727-5666


5. FALL FESTIVAL: Sacred Heart and St. Casimir Parish is hosting its annual fall festival. There will be food, games, raffles and auctions.

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 1405 Second Ave.

COST: Prices vary

INFO: 913-772-2424