Maple Leaf Festival

Maple Leaf Festival flourishes
12:00 a.m., October 17, 2010 Updated 06:00 a.m.
Warm, sunny weather Saturday and Sunday helped bring throngs to downtown streets for the 53rd annual Maple Leaf Festival.
Big turnout expected for Maple Leaf run
October 14, 2010
Kit Harris is trying to make this year’s Maple Leaf Run the biggest ever, and thus far he’s feeling confident about reaching that goal. Harris, a Baldwin City resident, has received numerous registration forms and several other people expressed interest in information about the run.
KU mascots to grace Maple Leaf Festival parade
October 14, 2010
Two special guests from Lawrence will be in the annual Maple Leaf Festival grand parade, which begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. Kansas University mascots Big Jay and Baby Jay will be making the trek from Lawrence to be in the 2010 fall festival parade, according to Jeremy Rodrock, parade committee chair.
Boyd family named 2010 parade grand marshals
October 14, 2010
This year’s Maple Leaf Festival Parade grand marshals have direct ties to one of the festival’s co-founders. In fact, they are the children of Ivan Boyd, a late biology professor at Baker University who helped start the festival in 1958. Roger Boyd and Barbara Pressgrove will be the grand marshals of the 53rd annual festival.
Festival committee fine tunes downtown booth layout
October 14, 2010
A change to the layout for craft booths should create more room for foot traffic at the 53rd annual Maple Leaf Festival. During the past several years, the middle of High Street has been filled with two rows of booths, while there were booths lining the edge of the street, as well. This year, the festival committee decided to allow only one row of booths down the middle of the street.
Organizers ready for annual Maple Leaf influx
October 14, 2010
It’s that annual time in Baldwin City where thousands of visitors flock to town to shop for homemade crafts, sample delicious foods and view colorful fall foliage. The Maple Leaf Festival was founded in 1958. City. It’s now celebrated on the third full weekend of October. This year is the 53rd annual celebration of the festival.
Second annual Maple Leaf Festival BHS reunion planned
September 29, 2010
The reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 16, at Hickory Creek Barbecue.
Sun shines on Maple Leaf Festival Sunday
October 22, 2009
After a cool start to the 52nd annual Maple Leaf Festival Saturday, the sun shined on the event for day two and another huge throng showed up for both days.
Masons’ doughnuts are a sweet Maple Leaf tradition
October 22, 2009
Excluding hot chocolate, the perfect recipe for a chilly Maple Leaf Festival has been doughnuts and hot cider. For 41 years, the Masonic Lodge has been satisfying annual festival goers’ appetites. This year was definitely no exception as it was their best selling festival in a long time … maybe ever.
Maple Leaf Festival’s first day draws large crowd
October 18, 2009
Although there was a lack of sunshine, there wasn’t a lack of people for the 52nd annual Maple Leaf Festival here Saturday. The sun popped out on and off much of the day. But mostly it was off, and temperatures in the 40s reflected it. Just ask the sno-cone booth salesman.
Maple Leaf blog: Festival crowd large once again
10:24 a.m., October 16, 2009 Updated 03:29 p.m.
3:30 p.m. — Judging from the difficulty in getting around in her golf cart to various locations, Maple Leaf Committee Chair Annie France says this year’s crowd is as big as ever, despite the lack of sun and cool temperatures. The Pressgrove family’s sno-cone booth hasn’t been doing banner business, but thankfully they’re making up for it with popcorn sales. See the Maple Leaf story in Sunday’s Lawrence Journal-World, online here and in Thursday’s Signal.
2009 Maple Leaf Festival booth listings
October 15, 2009
Here is the list of arts and crafts booths for the 2009 Maple Leaf Festival.
Food offerings will once again be sure to please festival crowd
October 15, 2009
Everyone has a favorite part of the Maple Leaf Festival, but it just may be food that’s either No. 1 on the list or a close second.
Bailey honored as grand marshal of parade
October 15, 2009
Walt Bailey recalls watching the annual Maple Leaf Festival grand parade begin at his house decades ago. The longtime Baldwin City resident and Baker University professor also remembers when the parade route switched directions. Three years ago, the festival committee stopped the route at Sixth Street, ending Bailey’s run as a prime location.