Make the most of cool days and chilly nights with these quintessential fall to-dos’ in and around Merriam!
Pumpkin flavor perks!
A cool fall morning isn’t complete without a Pumpkin White Mocha from Caribou Coffee—hit the drive though on your way to work to savor this delicious fall brew. If coffee is really your thing, check out the KC Coffee Trip by KC Destinations on the Otocast app or learn more at www.kcdestinations.com.
Delight in a symphony…at the park.
Head over to shelter #4 in Antioch Park on Thursday, October 1 for an evening of classical music. Sit back and enjoy the tunes as musicians from the Kansas City Symphony perform in neighborhood concerts in parks throughout Johnson County. For more dates and locations, visit https://www.jcprd.com/1575/Symphony-in-the-Park
Peep the fall foliage.
There’s nothing better than strolling along the Turkey Creek Streamway Trail in October and taking in all of the beautiful colors of autumn. You might even spot a deer along the water’s edge.
Go vintage for the day.
Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. Visit this 3-day market Oct. 23-25 at Merriam Town Center (tickets required).
Take a history tour.
A perfect way to learn about Merriam’s history is through the Otocast app—download on Google Play or the App Store and explore 13 historic moments throughout Merriam. Learn more at Merriam’s History Tour.
Make a seasonal craft.
Did someone say crafting and wine? Come out to DIY Holiday Décor and Wine on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 5:30-8:30 at the new Merriam Community Center to make an adorable and reversible fall and winter decoration. Sip wine while you craft and create your take-home piece. Registration required at the link above.
Geocaching: Trick or Cache.
Try a new activity this Halloween that the entire family will enjoy! Trick or cache is a fun and safe outdoor activity held at Antioch Park on October 23. Search for caches hidden around the park grounds using Global Positioning Systems (GPS). GPS units, a tutorial, and meal are included during this modern-day scavenger hunt. Register at the link above!
Shop the local scents of fall.
At Merriam’s Mixture, the fall-inspired scents abound. From Pumpkin Spice to Fall Harvest, or even Apple Crisp, your home or office space will be smelling super seasonal. Shop the Mixture outlet M-F from 10-4 or visit online https://madebymixture.com/shop/fall/#shop
Read a good book.
Grab a feel-good fall read or a classic horror novel and spend a few hours reading outside with a mug of hot cider. Not sure what you want to read? Ask a Librarian at Merriam’s Antioch branch of the Johnson County Library or click here for picks by JCL staff.
Partake in some Povitica.
Whether you prefer the classic English Walnut or Apple Cinnamon Povitica, or want to try the new pumpkin cream cheese coffeecake, a trip to Merriam’s Strawberry Hill Povitica is in order this fall. Pick up a loaf for dessert or grab one to share with neighbors and friends. One thing’s for sure…you’ll be back. Here’s a little incentive discount for you to meander on over to 7226 W. Frontage Road. (Povitica is not serving samples at this time, but product can be purchased in-store or online at www.povitica.com).