50th Annual Maple Leaf Festival

5
Oct. 1-29, 2016
402 S. Garrison
Carthage, MO 64836
Phone: 417-358-2373
Hours vary by day and activity.

Started in the late 1960s as a marching band competition, the annual Maple Leaf Festival received its name thanks to Mother Nature. Every year, surrounded by an array of glorious fall colors, the city of Carthage proudly welcomes 80,000+ visitors to this wonderful fall celebration. Celebrating its 50th year in 2016, the Maple Leaf Festival offers family style fun in a home town atmosphere.

On the third Saturday of October, the biggest day of the festival begins with one of the largest parades in southwest Missouri. This keystone event begins at 9 a.m. and ends around noon. The parade route begins on the Carthage Historic Square and ends at the Carthage Middle School.

Numerous events are scheduled throughout the day to entertain young and young at heart, including: Willie Arthur Smith's Marching Cobras; an art and crafts festival; car and dog shows; quilt show; food vendors; and live entertainment.

The rest of the festival is filled with a variety of activities, including: a 5K/10K; beauty pageants; baby and toddler contests; dog skill competition; a gospel sing; and a lip-syncing competition.

EVENT DATES
  • Inclusive Dates: Oct. 1-29, 2016
GENERAL INTEREST INFO
  • open seasonally only
  • ATM available
  • gift / souvenir shop
  • restaurant on-site
FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
  • Partially Wheelchair Accessible
SMOKING POLICY
  • smoking allowed outdoors only
SUITABLE FOR THESE AGE GROUPS
  • All ages
PET POLICY
  • service animals welcome
  • pets are not allowed
TYPES OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Personal Check
  • Visa
  • American Express Card
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