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Food and Fun – The KC Flavor Festival at Worlds of Fun

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Last Updated on June 8, 2023 by Leah Hall

We spent a day of fun at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City at the Kansas City Flavor Fest!

This past weekend we made the short drive from Omaha down to Kansas City to check out the KC Flavor Festival at Worlds of Fun! The Kansas City Flavor Fest is a new event that Worlds of Fun is holding that celebrates the rich heritage Kansas City has when it comes to food, local brews, wines and spirits! We are always down to travel to check out new food and drink so taking a road trip to World’s of Fun in Kansas City was something we were really looking forward too!

KC Flavor Festival Beef Sldiers

Worlds of Fun Tailgate Beef Sliders with KC Style BBQ Sauce and beer and spirits from Louisbourg Cider Mill and Fire Shine Whiskey.

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World’s of Fun wants to be more than just an amusement park, it wants to celebrate the traditions and heritage of Kansas City! To do this, World’s of Fun has been holding a number of special events like the BBQ & Brew and their newest event KC Flavor. KC Flavor is all about celebrating the cuisine, the drink, the music and the art of Kansas City in a limited time event running on the first two weekends in June!

KC Flavor Festival - BBQ Wings and Burnt Ends

Chargrilled BBQ chicken wings and KC Style BBQ Burnt Ends along with beer from Kansas City’s Cinder Block Brewery!

The KC Flavor Festival is located in the Americana section of the park near SteelHawk (the super tall ride you can see from all over the park!) where you will find a bunch of exhibition booths setup. Once you get to the event, check in at the main booth and get your lanyard.  The lanyard is your pass to all things awesome, as this is your ticket to all of the great food and drink!


Your lanyard gets you six different foods and a total of 12 drinks! This is a smoking deal for $25 (Gold and Platinum passholders get $5 off!) as you get plenty of tasty food and a whole bunch of drinks sure to satisfy the hungriest of park goers!

Midwest Corn on the Cob - KC Flavor Festival

Midwest seasoned Grilled Smoked Corn on the Cob at the KC Flavor Fest at Worlds of Fun.



What about the food and drink? KC Flavor has six food stations, with each serving a special take on a KC specialty, from BBQ Burnt Ends and Char-grilled wings to smoked corn on the cob and fresh fruit pies. Paired up with each station is a beverage pairing featuring wine, beer or spirits from some local breweries, wineries and distilleries. For folks that aren’t 21, there is freshly made Front Yard lemonade to sake your thirst!

KC Flavor Fest, Leah getting plate of bbq from lady in blue shirt and apron

Stands at the KC Flavor Fest

A real fun part of this festival is being surrounded by the rides all around the exhibition space, with SteelHawk (a big tall tower swing) and a classic Ferris wheel plus the ever entertaining RipCord where you get to watch folks who are fair more daring than us do a free fall from nearly 200 feet up!

All the while, live music performances from local musicians keeps the atmosphere hopping!  Not only did we get to eat, but we got to explore both Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun!

KC Flavor Fest - Pie Pops on sticks, decorated with frosting

Apple and Peach Pie Pops at the KC Flavor Fest

We highly suggest that you head out to Worlds of Fun and joint them for the inaugural KC Flavor Festival!

KC Flavor Festival - Pie Pops, man in red chef coat and hat frosting a pie pop

Decorating Pie Pops at the KC Flavor Fest!


Wine and beer at the KC Flavor Festival

Just some of the great drink samples to be found at the KC Flavor Festival at Worlds of Fun!


KC Flavor Festival - Craft beers and spirits

Kansas City Fire Cider and craft beers from Stockyard Brewing Company at the KC Flavor Festival



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Shan Walker (@shanGURUwalker)

Monday 12th of June 2017

A festival around food ? yes please!

The 'Noms.

Monday 19th of June 2017

Right?! We had fun!


Sunday 11th of June 2017

burgers and beers yes please.

The 'Noms.

Monday 19th of June 2017

It was a fun day! Thanks for stopping by!

Rachel Ritlop

Sunday 11th of June 2017

Wow all of the food looks so flavorful! Great festival!

The 'Noms.

Monday 19th of June 2017

We had fun, and definitely didn't go hungry!

Dad Whats 4 Dinner

Saturday 10th of June 2017

I love burnt ends and this sounds so good. Thanks for sharing!

The 'Noms.

Saturday 10th of June 2017

Thanks for reading! We had fun!


Friday 9th of June 2017

This looks so fun and delicious! Kansas City is such a fun city.

The 'Noms.

Saturday 10th of June 2017

We had a lot of fun! KC is a blast, thanks for reading!

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