The annual Lansing Fall Festival will be Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place along Angel Falls Trail near St. Francis de Sales Church, 900 Ida St. In addition to the booths of handmade arts, crafts, food vendors and children’s activities, there will be several talented musicians. At the Lamborn Farms Amphitheater, country music artist Rachel Louise Taylor and children’s musician Ry Kincaid will be performing. Down near the falls, local musicians William Reed and Shayla Combs will be playing.

Taylor is an up and coming country artist based out of Topeka. Over the past few years, this singer/songwriter has been playing various venues and festivals all over Kansas including the Tri-Rivers Festival in Salina and the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. Her sound is influenced by artists such as Miranda Lambert, Shania Twain and Rascal Flatts. She will be playing songs from her current album “Sunflower.”

Kincaid is the other musician performing at the amphitheater. He is a Kansas City-based children’s music artist who has been performing around the Kansas City metropolitan area for more than 10 years. He has also written children’s musicals that have played on stages all across the U.S. and abroad. His silly rock and roll songs are great entertainment for both kids and adults. He’ll be performing humorous songs like “Don’t You Eat Your Boogers” and “Storytime is Not a Contact Sport.”

This year’s buskerville musicians are Reed and Combs. They will be performing near the falls along with magician Gene Hernandez. In addition to all of the music, Lansing Fall Festival has a pumpkin crafting station, petting zoo, face painting, bounce house, train rides and more. This event is free and will be fun for the whole family.

Mike Nickells writes about music in the Leavenworth area. To contact him, send email to