Maple Leaf Festival

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
Mad Science of Kansas City to entertain children at Maple Leaf Festival
October 17, 2013
County music to again fill downtown entertainment tent
At least 10 bands to grace festival parade
October 17, 2013
Whistle While You Work’ this year’s theme
Growing Sunday crowds helping drive Maple Leaf attendance numbers
October 17, 2013
Vendors say Sunday offers insurance for bad weather
Early applicants, unique crafters get edge at Maple Leaf Festival
October 17, 2013
Demand for booths at festival prompts early applications
KDOT: U.S. 56 to open ‘around’ next weekend
October 3, 2013
KDOT spokesperson says highway to be open by Maple Leaf Festival as originally planned
The Ballad of Black Jack’ creator dies
12:27 a.m., June 29, 2013 Updated 11:10 p.m.
1970 musical proved hit
Festival goers throng to Baldwin City for Maple Leaf Festival
October 20, 2012
Mild, warm weather perfect for festival