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Carthage Chamber of Commerce

56th Annual Maple Leaf Festival Presented by Mercy Hospital Carthage

A week long festival beginning October 8th and ending with the traditional parade and vendors around the Carthage Square on October 15th.

56th Annual Maple Leaf Festival Presented by Mercy Hospital Carthage

Time & Location

Oct 08, 8:00 AM – Oct 15, 5:00 PM

Carthage Chamber of Commerce , 402 S Garrison Ave, Carthage, MO 64836, USA

About the event

Beginning in 1966 as a marching band competition, the annual Maple Leaf Festival took its name from Mother Nature’s array of glorious fall colors. Every year, the city of Carthage proudly welcomes 80,000+ visitors to this wonderful fall celebration.

Every year, on the 3rd Saturday of October, the biggest day of the festival begins with the largest parade in Southwest Missouri. This keystone event begins at 9 a.m. and ends around noon. The parade begins on the Historic Square and ends at the Carthage Jr. High.

Events are scheduled throughout the day including the band festival, art & crafts vendors, car and tractor shows, wine tasting, quilt show, food vendors, and live entertainment.

The month of October is filled with activities including art and museum exhibits, lobster boil, bike tour, carnival, evening 5K, beauty pageants, dog show, chicken pageant, gospel sing, cruise-in, costume ball, and a lip-sync competition. 

Celebrating its 53rd year in 2019, the Maple Leaf Festival welcomes you.

Visit https://carthagechamber.com/maple-leaf/ for more information. 

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Registration for the 1st Annual Food Truck Friday Cornhole Tournament  

Registration/check in begins a 4:00 pm, first throw will begin at 5:00 pm.  Double elimination.  Entry fee is $50 per team (2 person teams).  Cash prize to the 1st place team.  2nd place will receive their entry fee back.  Register in person at Experience Carthage, MO, 402 S Garrison Ave., Carthage, MO 64836 or by emailing packet to k.fields@carthagemo.gov.

All payment and registration forms, including liablity waiver signed by both players per team must be completed by Wednesday, October 12. All checks must be made payable to the City of Carthage and dropped off or mailed to Experience Carthage, MO, 402 S Garrison Ave., Carthage, MO 64836. No cash.

Proceeds benefit the City of Carthage Wellness and Safety Committee