Maple Leaf Festival brings huge crowds to city

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Maple Leaf Festival brings huge crowds to city

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.

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.

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.

Justin Toumberlin

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.

Story by Justin Toumberlin and Alex Fortuna

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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.

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  • 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 Maple Leaf parade not only consist of floats for companies or individuals of status, but includes therapy horses. The horses finished off the parade on Oct. 20.

  • Steve Hibbert promotes his Baldwin City company called FIXIT Small Engine Repair during the Maple Leaf Parade on Oct. 20. Hibbert's engine repair business is located at 331 Ames St.

  • Maple Leaf Festival alters Baldwin City by attracting thousands of individuals. One aspect of the festival is the parade on Saturday, Oct. 20.

  • Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park provides tours Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

  • Kris Kobach shares his opinion on the 2nd amendment with a replica weapon next to him during Maple Leaf Parade on Oct. 20.

  • McGruff the crime dog starts off the Maple Leaf Parade with law enforcement and public service men and women.

  • A long line forms in front of the Baker baseball team's booth. The team runs the booth every year at Maple Leaf Festival selling lemonade and limeades.

    Alex Fortuna

  • A musician performs at his booth during the Maple Leaf Festival. Many visitors stopped to listen to the unique music and check out other items at the booth.

    Alex Fortuna

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