Maple Leaf Festival brings huge crowds to city

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Justin Toumberlin

Maple Leaf Festival provides vendors the opportunity to sell their products and for companies to make connections with locals. The yearly festival has activities for the kids such as petting zoo and vendors for parents.

The 61st annual Maple Leaf Festival brings thousands of visitors looking to enjoy the many vendors that come and show off their goods. The Festival is always held on the third full weekend in October in hopes to capture the perfect blend of fall colors that cover a majority of Baldwin City. The weekend is full of fun activities that range from the annual 5k run to the parade that features many local schools and businesses that call this area home. Families travel to Baldwin from all over to enjoy over 300 craft, food and music displays during the two-day Festival.