Maple Leaf Festival

Beautiful Baldwin City weather contibutes to successful Maple Leaf Festival
12:54 a.m., October 20, 2014 Updated 12:54 a.m.
At mid-afternoon Sunday, a shopped-out Mary MacIntosh was sitting on an Eighth Street curb, waiting for a second wind before attacking the Maple Leaf Festival. The Sedalia, Mo., woman said it was her first visit to Baldwin City and the festival she’d never heard of until last week.
Fine weather swells Maple Leaf Festival crowd
October 18, 2014
With beautiful fall weather, crowds “swarmed” Saturday to the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City.
Baldwin City transforms for festival
October 17, 2014
Only a few final details remain in the yearly process of transforming Baldwin City from a quiet university town to the host of an annual fall festival that draws crowds of from 30,000 to 40,000.
Grand marshal honored to be part of ‘quality event’
October 15, 2014
Ted Zuzzio is honored that his name is associated with the this year’s Maple Leaf Festival. The Maple Leaf Festival Committee named the longtime teacher and coach in the Baldwin school district as year’s Maple Leaf Festival Parade grand marshal. It’s a special honor, Zuzzio said, because of the festival’s place in the community and its well-earned reputation.
2014 Maple Leaf Festival Committee Scholarship winners plan medical careers
October 14, 2014
The Maple Leaf Festival Committee will help two Baldwin High School students study for future careers in medicine. This year’s Maple Leaf Festival scholars are BHS seniors Gunther Wehrman and Corey Valentine.
Midland Railway plans to rob, scare festival weekend riders
October 9, 2014
Midland Railway is making plans to scare and rob any shopped-out Maple Leaf Festival visitors making their way west on High Street to the excursion line. Allen Kinsley, Midland Railway treasurer, said Midland has two special rides planned for Maple Leaf weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, the railway will once again offer its Maple Leaf train robberies.
Kappa Sigma festival food stand to return with popular turkey legs
October 9, 2014
Sean Driskill says he was not prepared two years ago for how popular the Kappa Sigma turkey leg stand is at the Maple Leaf Festival, despite advanced warnings from his older fraternity brothers. A native of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Driskill never attended the Maple Leaf Festival and had no idea how the Baldwin City he knew in his first two months as a Baker University student would transform the third full weekend in October.
Maple Leaf Festival briefs
October 8, 2014
Maple Leaf Festival briefs
Carnival, kids’ corner, entertainment tent offer festival diversions from shopping
October 8, 2014
Arts and crafts booths are the lifeblood of the annual Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City, but even single-minded shoppers will find entertainment venues vying for their attention.
Wellsville woman’s handcrafted Santas a regular at Maple Leaf
October 8, 2014
When she first started making her Santa Claus figures, Olive Buehler was looking to make a bit of money at craft shows before the holidays. “I thought I’d make enough to buy Christmas presents for the grandkids,” the Wellsville woman said of the origins of the figures she sells at the Maple Leaf Festival and three other shows each fall. “It kind of got out of hand.”
Festival weekend big for local businesses
October 8, 2014
When those from outside of the Baldwin City community think of the Maple Leaf Festival, images of arts and craft booths lining the city’s brick streets under beautiful fall foliage probably come to mind. Local business owners have a different vision. For them, the festival that annually draws from 30,000 to 40,000 visitors to Baldwin City in the third full weekend of October is a busy and important time.
Festival visitors encouraged to use park-and-ride sites
October 8, 2014
As in a number of recent years, Lawrence visitors to this year’s Maple Leaf Festival need to keep in mind a construction detour in planning the trip to Baldwin City.
Maple Leaf Festival shines with wonderful fall weekend
October 21, 2013
Vendors happy with festival crowds
Pleasant weather entices large crowd to first day of Maple Leaf Festival
October 20, 2013
Numbers, spending up, vendors say
Baldwin City businesses plan for big festival weekend
October 17, 2013
Maple Leaf a ‘second Christmas’ of shops and stores