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    Fall Festivals And Events To Join In Kansas City

    Kansas City offers many Fall events and festivals that include entertainment, great food, and activities to enjoy. Among these events is the Tour of Missouri, in which the world's top women cyclists gather for the seven-day, 600-mile men’s professional cycling race across the Show-Me State has added new terrain, new host cities, and a women’s professional cycling race to the Kansas City circuit.

    Also, at the end of September join the Kansas City Oktoberfest that features German entertainment, food and of course, beer. Stick around on the weekend for the Annual American Royal Parade. What started as a single-tent livestock show in 1899 has become one of the city’s most popular traditions. The American Royal is an eight-week festival of rodeos, livestock shows, big-name country concerts and other family entertainment.

    When was the last time you visited with royalty or danced with a jester? Okay, maybe you know a few jester's, but a visit with royalty is probably rare. From Late-August - Mid-October you and your friends and family can join the festive celebrations of days gone by at the Annual Kansas City Renaissance Festival.

    Held on the weekends, The Kansas City Renaissance Festival features a 16th-century English marketplace that comes to life for seven weekends amid a beautiful wooded setting. Entertainment at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival includes fair damsels, jousting knights, sorcerers, artisans, craftsmen, dancers, musicians, jesters and royalty dressed in authentic and colorful costumes. To join the Kansas City Renaissance Festival visit www.kcrenfest.com for event dates and admission details.

    Formerly a Vaudeville Palace, the Midland Theatre welcomed Melissa Etheridge, whose hometown is nearby Leavenworth, Kansas. Locals and travelers alike will enjoy world-class performances at the historic Midland that has been transformed into a indoor entertainment hub in the new eight-block Kansas City Power and Light District.

    Renamed The Midland by AMC, the theater’s new features include a special events room called Windows on Main; The Chandelier Bar, located on the upper balcony of the theatre with a full-circle bar and cabaret-style show seating; and The Indie on Main, located on the ground level with a bar and lounge-style seating for rock acts. Among the performers who have appeared at the Midland are: Melissa Etheridge, Puddle of Mudd, Norman Brown, Journey, Anita Baker, Vince Gill, Jim Gaffigan, and The Backyardigans Live!

    By Leroy Worley

    Getting There:

    Learn more about the upcoming performances and events at the Midland by visiting www.VisitKC.com.

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