Weekend Roundup

Here’s what’s happening in Kansas city Sept. 16-18

Friday

Kansas City Oktoberfest

Head to Union Station’s Great Hall for the inaugural Oktoberfest, which will feature traditional Bavarian fare, German beers, and Oom-Pah bands from 6 to 11 p.m. Attendees must be 21 or older, and tickets can be purchased online for $10 or at the door for $15. The event will continue Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.

Opening Weekend at the Fun Farm

Kearney’s Fun Farm is opening its 135-acre pumpkin patch to families everywhere beginning at 9 a.m. Friday. Get your first taste of cider donuts and kettle corn while you take a tractor ride to fields of this season’s pumpkins. Information about Fun Farm’s hours and tickets can be found here.

Saturday

A Taste of Leawood

Sample the best Leawood has to offer at this savory event, which includes bites from more than 30 area restaurants. From La Bodega to Pinstripes and Rye, you won’t want to miss out on the local food served at Town Center Plaza. A Taste of Leawood begins at 7 p.m., with pre-sale tickets available for $55. Find out more here.

Night at the Tower

Forget the traditional seated dinner. At this benefit for the National World War I Museum and Memorial, you’ll experience a wide range of cultures through live music, performances and still art. Tickets to the annual event include unlimited food and beverages, access to live and silent auctions, and admission to a special performance by Quixotic. Click here for more information on the event.

Sunday

Strutt with Your Mutt

Bring your pup to Brookside for Strutt with Your Mutt, a 5K run and 3K walk benefiting Wayside Waifs. The run begins at 8 a.m. at 63rd and Brookside Plaza. To register for the event, click here.

Under a Harvest Moon: A Farm-to-Table Dinner with Cody Hogan

Say hello to harvest season with Cody Hogan, Chef de Cuisine at Lidia’s Kansas City. The dinner, hosted by Powell Gardens, begins at 5 p.m. and will feature produce grown in the Heartland Harvest Garden. Money raised at the dinner will go toward youth educational programs at the gardens. To find out more about the dinner, click here.

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