Celebrating three decades of festival fun in Waldo, the Waldo Area Business Association will host their 30th Annual Waldo Fall Festival on Saturday, September 17 from 10 am to 8 pm.
A ribbon cutting on September 14 celebrated the 30+ businesses that have been in operation for 30+ years. Two of the businesses–Littlefield Eye Associations and Sutherlands– are celebrating 100+ years in business.
Those businesses celebrating over 30 years include Eclecic’s Gift Gallery, Hiles Two, Waldo Pizza, Explorer’s Percussion, Brandi Locksmith, Bobby Baker’s, KC Vet Care, and Schloegel Design Remodel.
Businesses in the Waldo District for over 40 years include Wornall Automotive, Tasso’s Greek Restaurant, Waldo Bike, Walsh’s Corner Cocktail, Accents Galleria, Southside Carpet,and Cottman Transmission.
Those in the 50+ category include Almar Printing and Waldo Euston Hardware.
Dr. John Turley and Topsy’s have been in the Waldo district for 60 years.
At 70 are Gunter Pest and Lawn, Lorna’s Dance Studio, McClain’s Bakery and Wornall Garage.
Coming in at 90 years is Waldo Grain.
The Fall Festival will feature a variety of Waldo businesses and local vendors from food, clothing, accessories, and specialty services. Plus, an array of food trucks will be available during the event including Kona Ice, Vee’s BBQ, Jason’s Lunchbox, and Omnivorium. Kids activities will be offered including a free bounce house, face painting, arts and crafts by Create Space KC, and more from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Waldo District, stretching along Wornall Road from Gregory to around 85th St., is home to around 300 businesses including some of Kansas City’s favorite restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and services.