THIS MONTH: September
Rallye 66 5K
LOCATION: 801 S. Main St.
TIME: 7:30 AM September 19, 2021
The Rallye 66 Benefit partners with Petersons Outdoors Ministries which helps wounded veterans through outdoor recreational therapy. The Rallye 66 Benefit includes a 5k, a half mile out and back Kids Obstacle Run, and the areas only 5K Ranger Run which consists of 2 minutes of push ups followed by 2 minutes of sit ups followed by a 5k then conculded with 2 minutes of pull ups . Registration ends September 4th. The Rallye starts a 7:30 AM With the Kids Obstacle Course! Prices are as followed: Kids Obstacle Run - $10 5k - $30 Ranger Run 5k - $30
Maple Leaf Fall Festival
LOCATION: Carthage Square
TIME: 9:00 AM - 9:00PM The Third Weekend of October
Every year, the city of Carthage proudly welcomes 80,000+ visitors to southwest Missouri's premier fall celebration. Under the canopy of thousands of trees in their full fall color spectacle. 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 to include a marching band festival, art & crafts vendors, car and tractor shows, wine tasting, quilt, craft, and 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, classic car cruise-in, and class reunions. Carthage will celebrate the 55th year of the Maple Leaf Festival in 2021.