When will the fall colors reach their peak?
Generally speaking, in eastern Kansas and western Missouri leaves begin to change colors in mid- to late September, and reach their peak in mid-October. The leaves of sumac and Virginia creeper trees begin to turn earliest. Oak, maple and hickory trees turn latest.
The fall foliage season typically lasts from four to six weeks. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, cool temperatures and plentiful precipitation mean the leaves might change a week or so earlier than usual.