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Up to Date
11:47 am
Wed September 3, 2014

KC's History Of Getting Festive With Fall

Popeye and Olive Oyl stir the giant spinach salad at the Lenexa Spinach Festival.
Credit City of Lenexa / Facebook

As the summer winds down, area festivals ramp up. Celebrating everything from the Spanish and French influence to the pioneers to Popeye’s favorite vegetable, you can go to a different event every weekend now through October.

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we look at the origins of fairs and festivals in our region. We learn about the earliest one in Kansas City then turn our attention to current ones, such as the Lenexa Spinach Festival, Santa-Cali-Gon and the Grand Fete du Chez le Canses.

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Up to Date
11:08 am
Wed September 3, 2014

8 Fall Festivals To Add To Your Weekends

Fall festivals all over the Kansas City area share themes of harvest, food and fun.
Credit City of Lenexa / Facebook

Fall festival season is upon us, and the Kansas City area is gearing up for a busy couple of months. We've gathered up a few of the many celebrations that focus on local history and harvest time.

Lenexa Spinach Festival, Sept. 6 at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park in Lenexa, Kan.
History exhibits, craft fair, massive spinach salad, cooking demos

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Agriculture
4:19 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Fall Colors Expected Despite Stress Of Summer

Fall color on a Monroe County farm.
David Stonner Missouri Department of Conservation

Recent rain showers across Missouri may salvage the state’s fall foliage, according to state conservation officials.

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