Maple Leaf Festival Parade
October 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFREE
Beginning in the late 1960’s as a marching band competition, the annual Maple Leaf Festival took its name from Mother Nature. Every year, surrounded by an array of glorious fall colors, the city of Carthage proudly welcomes visitors to this wonderful fall celebration.
Every year, on the third Saturday of October, the biggest day of the festival begins with the largest parade in Southwest Missouri. 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 an art & crafts festival, car show, quilt show, food vendors and live entertainment.
Celebrating its 51st year in 2017, the Maple Leaf Festival offers family style fun in a home town atmosphere.